Archive for February, 2012

 

Why MS Patients Should NOT Take Gilenya

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by author  |  2 Comments »

Eleven multiple sclerosis patients are reported to have died after taking the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Gilenya. A relative newcomer to the market, Gilenya is the first oral drug that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce relapses and delay disability in patients who have relapsing forms of MS. […]

 
 

Warning: A Broken Heart May Lead to a Heart Attack

Posted on February 19th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

Losing a loved one is probably the most painful experience in a person’s life. Extreme grief affects you mentally and physically, and recent research reveals just how severe the effects may be. According to one study, your risk of a heart attack greatly increases after losing someone close to you. Researchers observed how grief affected […]

 
 

Can Zinc Help Treat Hearing Loss?

Posted on February 13th, 2012 by author  |  2 Comments »

Do you sometimes experience sudden hearing loss? Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is a phenomenon that affects five to 20 per 100,000 people every year. SSNHL recovery is possible, but the treatment for this hearing loss problem usually involves systemic and high-dose steroids, some of which have very little evidence of effectiveness. Instead of […]

 
 

Manicures and Pedicures May Put You at Risk of Hepatitis B

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by author  |  3 Comments »

A lot of women – and even men – enjoy manicures and pedicures because they make nails look clean and well-groomed. But beware: a new study reveals that getting a manicure or pedicure may put you at risk of chronic hepatitis B. The sharp instruments used in nail salons – nail files, clippers, and scissors […]