Diet and Health

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Category archives for Diet and Health

Who knew? As I am stuttering through recovery from LungMutiny2010, I am paying more attention to my diet. So, as I try to go out for my 10 min walk everyday, I still drink some sports drink – usually Gatorade made from the massive vat of powder you can buy here at Costco. We tend…

I should really save this new item for next week’s Friday Fermentable but I was too excited walking back from picking up the NYT and local fishwrapper from the cold, rainy driveway this morning. Beer enthusiast, brewer, and public policy wiz, Sean Wilson, is staring back at me on the front page of the Raleigh…

Just a quick reminder of who you’re really supporting when you come by and click on this humble blog. It’s no secret that joining Seed Media Group’s ScienceBlogs.com can bring the blogger(s) a very small amount of compensation based upon grades of site traffic – depending on your traffic, this could be about as much…

Go read: Getting Better with Dr Val

If you haven’t already heard it elsewhere, one of your favorite blogging physicians, Dr Val Jones, has recently hung out her own e-shingle at Getting Better with Dr Val. Many of you know Dr Val from her previous blog at Revolution Health, Dr Val and the Voice of Reason. Dr Val served there as Senior…

BusinessWeek sends us Airborne

Many thanks to science and medical senior writer Cathy Arnst of BusinessWeek for the unexpected coverage online a couple of days ago in their Working Parents blog. Ms Arnst cited Terra Sig and one of our previous posts in discussing the additional FTC settlement funds to be provided by the makers of Airborne for false…

I’m not sure whether this story qualifies as alternative medicine or religion, or neither. I throw it out to you because I and other sci/med bloggers widely criticize the infiltration of so-called alternative medicine in our academic medical centers. But here in today’s Health Journal section of the Wall Street Journal, Melinda Beck tells us…

Saturday morning round-up

I usually don’t do these kinds of linkfests but we’re on the road for a Pharmboy family Easter weekend and there are a few items of interest that slipped through my fingers recently. Here are a few things that readers may enjoy this weekend: Bora’s blog gets its 1,000,000th visitor Go over and offer congratulations…

…there is a very colorful discussion thread of hangover remedies over at the WSJ Health Blog. Yesterday, Health Blog’s Jacob Goldstein briefly discussed a 2000 Annals of Internal Medicine paper on alcohol hangovers and remedies/prophylactic approaches. Despite all of the discussion, Goldstein also cites a 2005 systematic review in BMJ by Max Pittler and Edzard…

In rats, though. But still very interesting. So says yesterday’s New York Times Op-Ed by psychiatrist, Paul Steinberg, entitled, “The Hangover That Lasts.” This timely piece follows our discussion on Friday about champagne choices for New Year’s Eve, the premier event for binge-drinking. While I’m not a neuropharmacologist, Steinberg’s article piqued my interest because it…

Leukemia Drug Adulteration Chinese generic versions of the anticancer drugs, methotrexate and cytarabine hydrochloride, have been reported to be contaminated with an undisclosed substance according to several wire reports this morning. Several children in a Shanghai hospital were reported to suffer leg pain and difficulty walking after being injected with methotrexate. A common drug used…