Category : Health

Older Fathers, Schizophrenic Children. Part 3

“What we’ve done is move the idea of paternal age and new genetic mutations in regard to schizophrenia from the category of ‘It-couldn’t-possibly-be’ to the ‘There’s-a-remarkable-association’ category,” says Malaspina. “This is a remarkably complicated disease.” read more

Older Fathers, Schizophrenic Children. Part 1

For years, women have been alarmed by ticking biological clocks and limited-shelf-life-eggs, while men have neither nagging clocks nor expiration dates stamped on their sperm. They have all the reproductive time in the world. read more

How Drugs Get From the Test Tubes to Us, Part 5

The option of doing a clinical trial “makes decisions a little more complicated. Otherwise, all you’d have to consider are the standard treatments,” Finn said. read more

How Drugs Get From the Test Tubes to Us, Part 4

What can happen, Finn said, is that a person has a serious illness, is very worried and hears that there is an experimental treatment under investigation. Handed an informed consent form, the patient may be quick to say, “OK, doc, where do I sign?” Finn said. Instead of rushing into it, he said to read the informed consent form very carefully, ask lots and lots of questions, think it over, talk to knowledgeable family members and friends, and consider getting a second medical opinion. read more

How Drugs Get From the Test Tubes to Us, Part 3

Patricia Hentschel is a nurse practitioner and project director at the Stony Brook branch of STAR, a nationwide study of more than 20,000 women to compare the benefits of tamoxifen and raloxifene in the prevention of breast cancer in women who are at high risk. read more

How Drugs Get From the Test Tubes to Us, Part 2

“Do you want to participate in this trial, or another trial? Do you want to get the standard treatment? Or do you want to get no treatment at all? These are all valid, rational options,” Finn said. read more

How Drugs Get From the Test Tubes to Us, Part 1

With all the advances that have been made so far, we’ve come to expect that medical science can successfully treat much of what ails us. And if there isn’t a solution at the moment, we like to think that one is just around the corner. read more

Your Child and the Benefits of Human Growth Hormones. Part 2

How To Get Ready To Be Treated with HGH

When you are thinking about utlizing HGH, you have to allow the doctor to monitor the child’s progress. Regular monitoring and testing will be required to ensure expected results and normal body functioning. Typically, extremely short or little children can be helped with HGH. read more

Your Child and the Benefits of Human Growth Hormones. Part 1

Administering HGH via supplement, injection or medication can help a child grow. Insufficient growth and development in children can be linked to a number of different medical conditions. Actually, HGH was made for young children who were not developing at a regular rate. read more

What You Can Do About Lead Poisoning

Ask your pediatrician to give your child a blood test for lead. This is the only way to know the level in your child’s blood. All further actions stem from this knowledge. read more