Pressure on FDA to Manage Drug Commercials

Pressure is mounting on the FDA by two members of Congress to mandate that all television advertising for prescription drugs include information for consumers to report serious side effects to the agency according to a new Consumer Reports poll reported by Ben DuBose, Staff Writer at the Los Angeles Times (April 2, 2008). Such information…

Soy Consumption and Related Health Risks

  For years we’ve been told that soy foods are “good for us.”  Soy milk, soy shakes, energy bars, veggie burgers…that sort of thing.  But the idea that soy prevents breast cancer has come under question in a book by Kaayla T. Daniel entitled “The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health…

4 Steps To Reduce Breast Cancer

Clean the House! Regular cleaning of your house may lower your risk of breast cancer. A study published in the January edition of The Journal of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention (reported by Telegram.co.uk) stated that consistent, moderate physical activity provides a better protection against breast cancer than more strenuous – but less frequent sporting…

Is My Child Safe on an Antidepressant

When parents are faced with news such as disturbed gunmen, Steven Kazmierczak, who had stopped taking his medication prior to his Valentines Day 2008 shooting rampage on the NIU campus, serious questions arise. Will MY child become suicidal? Will they freak out and do something crazy? The very thought is unthinkable. According to an April 8, 2008, article…