Latest Health News of May 2010

Latest Health News of May 2010

Recent Health News

Kids' Peanut Allergies Might Be Tamed: Study

Kids' Peanut Allergies Might Be Tamed: Study         Recent studies have shown that children who are allergic to peanut butter may be able to overcome the same by building tolerance, with regular and increased consumption. Peanut allergy can be quite fatal, and lead to breathing problems and at times death too.

         The studies focused on having the immune systems of children with allergic reaction to peanut butter, gradually cultivate tolerance to it.More...


Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones

Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones         Recent studies have shown that women who use antidepressants during the second half of pregnancy give birth to babies who reach certain developmental milestones later than usual.


         Based on data collected from over 81,000 babies born in Denmark, It has been proven that those babies, especially boys, born to mothers on antidepressants during the second trimester or third trimester, were able to sit without help about a fortnight later and walk almost a month later, than those children born to women who did not use any such medication.More...


All About Chronic Daily Headache

All About Chronic Daily Headache         In 1988, the International Headache Society brought out a classification of headache disorders. While many chronic headaches were covered in this, chronic daily headache was not. This was an interesting miss as chronic daily headaches are actually quite common. These are headaches that occur everyday or nearly everyday. Patients who suffer from this type of headache get it for more than 15 days in a month.More...



Osteoporosis Medications May Cut Risk Of Breast Cancer

Osteoporosis Medications May Cut Risk Of Breast Cancer         According to a study conducted on the analysis of date from the Women's Health Initiative, women who use common osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates has a lower risk of getting invasive breast cancer compared to women who did not use medication to strengthen bones.

         This study was conducted on analysis of data of 150,000 post-menopausal healthy women who took part in the Women's Health Initiative study. Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis include medications like Fosamax from Merck, Boniva from Roche and Actonel from Procter and Gamble. Fosamax is now being sold in its generic form, and it is known as alendronate.More...


How To Cure Nail Fungus ?

How To Cure Nail Fungus ?        Nail fungus is a damaging condition that affects about 13 percent of people living in the United States. It is embarrassing too, so if you or someone you know is suffering from this condition, read on to know how you can be rid of it.

        Treatments for nail fungus infections range from prescribed medicines to natural, homemade remedies. Whatever is the kind of treatment you would like to opt for, remember that curing nail fungus takes time, sometimes even more than an entire year! Self medication when affected by nail fungus is not at all advised, since only a doctor will be able to determine the exact nature of the infection and cure it accordingly.More...