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Antihistamines: Are There Better Options?

Antihistamines: Are There Better Options?

By Toni Matthews-El August 2, 2014

Antihistamines and decongestants are often the last line of defense for those poor souls suffering through seasonal allergies and colds. While the medicines that use these ingredients such as Claritin or Allegra boast effectiveness, sometimes there are some unpleasant side-effects …

Allergy Treatments: From Pharmacy To Self-Hypnosis Allergy Treatments: From Pharmacy To Self-Hypnosis

Feeling like the respiratory spasmodic little dude from Snow White this summer? While that anticipated pollen vortex was not nearly as unpleasant as expected, we may not be out of the woods – so to speak. Experts concede that the …

Suit: Hospital Posts STD Diagnosis on Facebook Suit: Hospital Posts STD Diagnosis on Facebook

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman …

Pradaxa Maker Wants To Avoid Litigation

A $650 million settlement is a hefty chunk of change, but it was a better outcome than the alternative for one drug maker. Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical company, was facing multiple lawsuits after families claimed Pradaxa, a blood thinner, …

Asthma Symptoms Get Subdued By New Molecule Asthma Symptoms Get Subdued By New Molecule

As I live and breathe! Wait – where did that saying come from? We can’t very well do the former sans the latter. That’s why it’s awesome news for asthmatics that a medicine capable of suppressing allergen-induced asthma attacks might …

Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration

While there are plenty of settings where wearable tech like Google Glass is rather inappropriate and can make you, well, look like a tool, it’s becoming more clear that one place it could find a home is in the medical …

Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle

Dorothy Hodgkin is the subject of a Google doodle today. Hodgkin was a British biochemist, who was actually born in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, making her the first British woman to win a …

Blake Shelton Sings Duet With Shakira

Shakira has decided to take a walk on the country side, and has recruited fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton to help her. Shelton was approached by Shakira when she decided she wanted to shake it up a little bit …

3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling 3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

3D printing is going to change the face of medicine. That’s at least what some people will tell you. It’s hard not to believe them either as there have already been amazing success stories of lives restored thanks to 3D …

Cholesterol Medications Have a Romantic Side

U.S. News reports that new research from the American College of Cardiology’s 63 Annual Scientific Session asserts that certain cholesterol medications also improve erectile dysfunction by almost 25 percent. The soon-to-be most popular cholesterol medication in the world are of …

Jimmy Wales Calls BS on Alt-Medicine Petitioners Jimmy Wales Calls BS on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that …

Childhood ADHD: Under Or Over Diagnosed

In an ABC News segment titled Missing ADHD Diagnosis, Lost Childhood, interviewers talk to Andrea Frank, a 38-year-old nursing assistant from Wisconsin. While bright, she struggled in school and at work, where she never lived up to her potential. But …

Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors' Prescriptions Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors' Prescriptions

Nearly every commercial break on TV now includes drug ads that list dozens of possible side effects and outcomes. No matter how different these lists may be, though, every ad includes the phrase “ask your doctor.” Now new research is …

Are Selfies Really Causing a Lice epidemic?

According to the operator of a California-based lice removal spa, your teenagers are going to get lice because they’re taking so many damn selfies. Apparently, the epidemic has already begun. Heads have been pressed together, duck faces have been made, …

New Painkiller Has Doctors "Five Times As Worried"

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are …

Identical Quadruplets To Stay in NICU for a While

Identical quadruplets were born on February 8 to Kimberly and Craig Fugate, who were surprised to learn that the 42-year-old was pregnant to begin with. The couple was really shocked to learn that the doctor expected triplets. Then the diaper …

Pill Cam Could Help Those with Colonoscopy Troubles

Although your dad would argue that there are a lot of terrible things about getting older, it’s hard to deny that the dreaded colonoscopy is one of the most-referenced drawbacks of aging. The American Cancer society recommends that both men …