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Round Up: Some Hopeful Medical Innovation

I’m always interested in reading about advances in medicine:
Gawker suggests a future remedy for nearsightedness.
A woman who had the first face transplant promotes organ donation.
They are…

Mike Bryant

Another Medical Round Up

A number of medical issues i found of interest this past week:

– CNN took a look at the affect of chronic pain on women.
– Time looked at what Ipods may be doing to children’s hearing.
– The…

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Alternative Medicines Is Better Than Deadly Drugs

Does every week bring us another pain killer recall? How many advertised drugs are now being found to actually harm us? The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has found that…

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FDA Questions Plastic And Our Food Future

In 2008, the FDA OKed the use of plastics for bottling and food packaging. It was as The Graduate one time proclaimed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0EuJmuxnWQ
The Obama administration has now…

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When Taking Medicine Use Measuring Devices

In a report that is going to be published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, professors form the College of Management at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta are recommending that parents…

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Tylenol Recall Expands To Include Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, and Rolaids

The recall that I wrote about two weeks ago continues to expand. The recall now includes child and/or adult Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids, and Simply Sleep. 54 million…

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USDA Revokes Beef Products Inc. Beef Testing Exemption

In 2007, the FDA began exempting Beef Products Inc. from routine testing of meat used in hamburger sold to the general public . The exemption was credit for the companies development of a…

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Diet Safety: Slim-Fast Recalls All Slim-Fast RTD Products In Cans

The first week of December, Unilever United States, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast®…

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Real Life Example Of Pharmacy Mistake

The Medesto Bee had a scary, but informative example of the problems with mistakes at pharmacies. A five year old girl was suffering from symptoms of H1N1. Her pediatrician prescribed a antiviral…

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H1N1 Means All Sorts Of Charlatans

The FDA is warning the public about the number of fake offers for preventing or curing people form H1N1. Right now there are large number of websites that offer miracle protections. These offers…