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Acetaminophen Warning By FDA: Overdose Can Be Fatal

The FDA recently asked that healthcare providers be mindful of the dosage of Acetaminophen they choose to prescribe patients. According to the government regulatory agency, more than 325 mg of the drug could have negative consequences such as severe liver …

Winter Tires Cause Health Problems, Swedish Medical Researchers Claim
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At a time when Sweden will soon get hit with its usual seasonal winter weather, medical researchers are asking for a ban against winter tires. In the 1960s, these tires were first introduced to consumers in the United States. Metal …

Scorpion Antivenom Costs Arizona Patients $12,500 Per Vial
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A scorpion antivenom that was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month is causing sticker shock for Arizona residents. The Arizona Republic, a Phoenix-area newspaper, is reporting that Phoenix hospitals are charging patients as much as …

WebMD Q1 Reports Exceeds Analyst Projections WebMD Q1 Reports Exceeds Analyst Projections

With a built-in audience of millions of hypochondriacs, health information services site WebMD has posted a Q1 earnings report that was slighly better than analyst projections. WebMD, which also hosts information on pet health, posted a revenue of $106.9 million, …

Sitting Down All Day Is Killing You Sitting Down All Day Is Killing You
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As I type this, I am seated in my comfy leather chair. I’m sure that many of you who are reading this are also situated in some kind of seat. How long have you been sitting there? When is the …

Google Wants Your Medical Somatoformatic Info

It may have never occurred to you what the doctor’s doing the whole time you’re half-naked in a paper gown sitting on a paper sheet and reading the laminated diagram of the inner ear hanging on the wall, but there’s a good chance he’s looking up what you think he should know off the top of his head.