Homeopathic remedies harmed hundreds of babies, families say, as FDA investigated for years

Originally posted 2017-02-22 04:25:04.

WASHINGTON – Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes, the baby stops breathing. “My daughter had a seizure, lost consciousness, and stopped breathing about 30 minutes after I gave her three Hyland’s Teething Tablets,” the mother later told the Food and Drug Administration.…

Childhood obesity may be inherited from parents

Originally posted 2017-02-22 01:45:20.

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2017 – Childhood obesity is an increasing problem around the world, and a new study suggests genes may contribute to the problem. A new study by the University of Sussex in England has found that parents of obese children may have passed on their obesity genetically, according to Science Direct. The numbers are…

Sequencing a genome for less than the cost of an X-ray? Not quite yet

Originally posted 2017-01-12 10:00:31.

When Illumina announced on Monday that it will begin shipping its two newest DNA sequencing machines as soon as March, president and CEO Francis deSouza said the technology “will enable the $100 genome.” That raised some questions: $100-really? A $100 genome will cost $100 in the same way that the $1,000 genome costs $1,000. As in,…

A boy who can’t speak depends on Medicaid. What happens to him if it’s cut?

Originally posted 2017-02-22 00:43:20.

FENTON, Mo. – When Kim and Rich Rankin decided to adopt, they figured they would bring home an older child. They were almost finished raising seven children, and thought they were done with babies. Then they saw a photo of “Baby S,” with his soft eyes and round cheeks. Rich suggested putting it on the fridge.…

How Your Pediatrician Decides Whether Your Child Has Strep Throat Infection or Not

Originally posted 2016-11-05 01:43:27. To STREP or not to STREP, that is the question. Let us talk about some of the confusing aspects of this common diagnosis and how the decisions are made most times in the outpatient settingSTREP. Streptococcal pharyngitis is one of the most common infections that lead to the prescription of antibiotics…

Treatment Of Strep Throat In Children

Originally posted 2016-11-14 18:51:28. Streptococcal pharyngitis is an infection caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes, also called Group A Streptococcus. Recently we discussed Strep throat infections and how its complications can have devastating effects on the family. Fortunately, this infection can be treated with antibiotics. Today I will talk about the antibiotic treatment of…