Tag: FDA

Are There Really Any HCG Diet Dangers

Are There Really Any HCG Diet Dangers

Despite the many diet options currently known and continuing to be developed, dieters always seem to be looking for the next new miraculous diet. The latest one that is beginning to catch people’s attention is the HCG diet with many people raving about the success they have had on this diet. Not everyone is convinced [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Stay Aware of the HCG Diet Dangers

Stay Aware of the HCG Diet Dangers

The HCG diet is becoming increasing popular with its promises of very fast weight loss. The number of convinced followers it has gained suggests that the diet, which in some cases says up to 30 pounds a month can be lost, is actually producing the results it claims too. Some are less convinced though reporting [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What are the symptoms of HPV?

What are the symptoms of HPV?

The human papillomavirus is the full name for the condition better known as HPV, which has had a lot of media attention since the FDA approved a vaccine for it. Despite hearing the name, many people are still unsure of the symptoms of HPV, which they should be looking out for or how to find [...]

November 12, 2012 More
FDA Warnings and Levaquin Side Effects

FDA Warnings and Levaquin Side Effects

Levaquin (a fluoroquinalone) is a prescription drug that is a synthetic antibiotic drug used to treat lung, sinus, skin and urinary tract infections. This drug works on bacterial infections and not viral. The drug was approved by the FDA in 1996. Since then a number of serious Levaquin Side Effects have been reported. The FDA [...]

November 12, 2012 More
High Cholesterol and Zocor Side Effects

High Cholesterol and Zocor Side Effects

If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may have prescribed Zocor (Simvastatin) to bring your cholesterol levels down particularly the bad cholesterol (LDL). Zocor belongs to the statin class of medications that helps to lower your chances of blood vessel problems from atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries by plaque build up). Zocor is also used [...]

November 12, 2012 More
The HCG Diet and What You Need to Know

The HCG Diet and What You Need to Know

The HCG Diet was first found some fifty years ago by Dr. Simeons when he worked with malnourished individuals in India. He found that many pregnant women in India who were underweight gave birth to otherwise healthy babies. He realized that these women were producing the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HGC) that was taking fat [...]

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Breast Implants Aren’t For Life, FDA Warns

Breast Implants Aren’t For Life, FDA Warns

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that all women with silicone breast implants will need surgery within 10 years to fix complications. Silicone breast implants may cause burst open and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a cause a rare form of cancer. The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health claims that the longer [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Information on West Nile Virus

Information on West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is a recognized, seasonal epidemic occurring in the summer and fall in North America. Although generally non threatening, in some cases it can cause permanent neurological problems. Always try to prevent getting mosquito bites when outdoors. Use an insect or mosquito repellent when outside. Mosquitoes tend to be active between dusk and [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Botox Now used to Treat Problem Bladders

Botox Now used to Treat Problem Bladders

The FDA has now made a statement that Botox can be used to treat leaky bladders. If the damage is caused thru multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury the FDA has approved its usage. Botox is also approved for treating conditions as diverse as severe underarm sweating, improper eye alignment, some muscle contraction and stiffness [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Human skin, like all other organs of the body, undergoes changes with aging. In addition to intrinsic or chronologic changes, environmental exposure can be a major cause of skin damage and wrinkling. Over time, the skin’s network of elastin and collagen fibers which provide elasticity to the skin is altered. The thickness of the skin [...]

September 29, 2011 More

Thalidomide

Thalidomide, now recognized as the cause of an epidemic of infant malformations, was originally a tranquilizer developed by Ciba, a Swiss pharmaceutical company in 1953. It was one of many chemical compounds discovered in the post-World War II decade. After briefly testing thalidomide, ciba abandoned the product because the company observed no marketable pharmacological effects. [...]

September 28, 2011 More
Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a form of medical research involving human participants. What follows is a brief overview about what clinical trials are and why they are done, important considerations for individuals considering participation in clinical trials, and a history of women and clinical trials. The primary purpose of clinical trials is to determine whether promising [...]

August 6, 2011 More
Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating in the absence of inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as vomiting or excessive use of diuretics and laxatives. Currently, it falls under the category of Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV). An individual [...]

August 1, 2011 More