Drugs used in pediatric care can have a long delay from the time the medication is originally approved—to the time trials are completed for use with children. An audit done by Boston’s Children’s Hospital found only one-third of mandatory trials on children’s efficacy and usage were completed in a seven-year timespan after a new drug hits the market. This can often leave a gaping hole in treatment areas—or worse yet, leave a doctor or pharmacist left to guess at whether or not it can safely treat kids.
The weather outside may not be frightful (just yet), but that doesn’t mean it’s super fun to be out in. The transition from fall to winter can leave people in limbo—as they may not be able to continue their summer recreational fun—nor start their typical outdoor winter excursions. As an author myself, my natural inclination is to curl up with a warm blanket, a cup of tea (or coffee, or cocoa!), and immerse myself in a good book.
Two years ago, I wrote an article about the effects of caffeine on our gut flora — and whether or not too much coffee is killing off the good bacteria in our gut. It was an interest I had because I’ve always tried to eat in a way that allows my gut flora to work optimally—but I do love my morning coffee.
Erectile dysfunction happens to men of all ages, races, and social stature. In fact, 5% of men over 40 are diagnosed with complete erectile dysfunction (ED)—and by 70 years old, that number jumps to 15%. The causes can range from hormonal imbalances, to diabetes, and even narrow arteries. Mental state is also an important part of the equation, but it’s more complicated than simply “willing the mind.” Clinical depression is a mood dampener, and a whopping 82% of men with ED were found to also suffer from depression.
Americans’ view on marijuana have certainly changed a lot over the past twenty years. When I was a young twenty-year-old, smoking weed was still considered extremely taboo—at least in my tiny town in central Minnesota. As far as I was aware, it was hard to get a hold of and if you were caught using it, you were labeled a “pot head” for the rest of your school career. However, as the years have gone by, many medical developments have put marijuana in a different light—mostly with a positive spin.
Women are notorious for pushing through pain and discomfort, even when all the signs point to something more serious. Unfortunately, this type of behavior can often cause more problems and even be fatal if left unchecked. Many life-threatening illnesses can come on as smaller, less noticeable symptoms before developing into more serious ones. If these are ignored, the chances of things becoming dire increase exponentially. Here are 15 health symptoms no woman should ignore, and if you’re lucky, they could save your life.
The health effects of coffee are a confusing topic. Depending on the study, coffee can either have such negative health effects as raising blood pressure, the risk of heart attacks, the onset of gout, or even death.
Worldwide, more than 422 million people are affected by the various types of diabetic disorders—a drastic jump from the 108 million affected in 1980. If the upward trend of its significance isn’t halted soon, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes diabetes will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. Those are some scary facts. Especially when you consider an estimated 1.6 million deaths in 2015 were directly caused by diabetes and another 2.2 million were tied to high blood glucose, according to WHO. Despite being around for a long time, the exponential growth of people with the disease has the world on alert.