From the monthly archives:

June 2011

The immune system, as well as many processes of the human body at the cellular level, can be hard to understand since until recently the technology was unavailable to really SEE what’s happening. Blood cells, bacteria, viruses, and nano particles (like those in colloidal silver) are all very tiny…but are still relatively different in size! […]

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Scarlet fever, a fever with a rash, is generally considered an antiquated disease, however, a new antibiotic resistant strain has appeared in Hong Kong and may have spread through China! What Is Scarlet Fever? Scarlet fever is a form of group a streptococcus, the same infection that causes strep throat. Children are most affected by […]

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A new antiviral drug, Incivek (developed by Vertex), has been approved for those affected with genotype 1 of Hepatitis C—the most difficult to treat. Compared to previous hepatitis treatments (for genotype 1), it: has twice the success of previous Hepatitis C treatments, with 80% of those previously untreated or suffering a relapse “cured”. takes half […]

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Pineapple-Shapped Lamps, an improv troop based in North Carolina, has made a video entitled “Literal Drug Commercial”. It’s a fine piece of satire, with a good knock at our current drug approval process: “Drug…the legit sounding medical breakthrough that just got FDA approved last week thanks to intense pressure from pharmaceutical lobbyists”.

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Signs of an ear infection? You may have picked up that infection from a local pool. Swimming is great low impact exercise, and a fun summer activity for all ages, but pain in the ear caused by a trip to the pool can wreck summer plans. Signs of an ear infection: An itchy ear may […]

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