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I read recently that laughing heartily for 15 minutes can burn as many as 40 calories. Over the course of a year daily laughter can add up to the loss of four pounds for the average person. So I guess... Posted on 2/13/12 at 2:42 PM
HEALTHBEAT Deceptive little pills
One Sunday afternoon several years ago, my then preschool-aged niece decided to host a tea party for her dolls and stuffed animals. The beverage: thimble-sized sips offlavored cough syrup.
Her pare... Posted on 3/25/11 at 9:16 AM
Older U.S. adults, particularly women, are more likely to use prescription sleep medications to try to get the minimum seven hours of sleep experts generally recommend, U.S. data released recently showed.
That kindly gent with the rose garden, the cute little old lady in the deli line, the mahjong master at the community center — anyone could be among a growing portion of our aging population: the senior stoner.
When workers get hurt on the job, more are getting their medication directly from their doctors rather than from a pharmacy, according to a new study. It may be easier for the patient to have the doctor dispense drugs, but it is driving up costs for employers, according to the study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
Heat can change the effectiveness of medications for people and their pets. People need to check the instructions about temperature and storage, says Jill Sailors, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
A steel mailbox-sized bin in the lobby of a police department in northern Utah was full again, crammed with half-full prescription bottles, over-the-counter cold meds and even an odd topical cream from 1983.
Children on medicine for attention deficit disorder scored higher on academic tests than their unmedicated peers in the first large, long-term study suggesting this kind of benefit from the widely used drugs.
The nationally representative study involved nearly 600 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder followed from kindergarten through fifth grade.
, April 27, 2009
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