7. May 2013
Miss Clairol, Dark and Lovely, and Just For Men hair dye producers are preparing to join forces and put a hit out on scientists moving in on their hair business.
Just kidding! But the competition is real. A group of scientists are declaring that their latest research has made a groundbreaking discovery in the treatment of gray hair. They say they have found the secret to either prevent and/or rid your head of hair of all the gray, according to Yahoo! Shine. (more…)
1. May 2013
Drugs alter a person’s judgment, physical function, and some cause hallucinations, but that’s still not enough to stop folks from trying even more drugs.
The UK is on fire with a new drug that is similar to taking LSD and/or Ecstasy and looks like a small bag of cough drops. It’s called Benzo Fury and it’s taking the UK by storm. The drug is even sold over the internet for as low as $15 per pill. Folks taking the drug talked of hallucinations and bold amounts of energy.
The drug is labeled as a research chemical pellets and are considered harmful for “human consumption,” yet that has not stopped their sales. In fact, they are selling like hot cakes online, at “musical festivals and clubs.” (more…)
1. May 2013
Health reports are suggesting a decline in teen pregnancy, but that has nothing to do with the rate that young people are contracting sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s.
But, even with a decline in teen pregnancy the FDA finds it necessary to drop the age limit from 17 to 15 for the morning after pill or Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill. This ruling also makes it possible for girls 15 and older to receive the emergency contraception without a prescription. This drug prevents an egg from being released from the ovary or prevents the egg from being fertilized by sperm within 24 – 72 hours. (more…)
8. April 2013
Are you headed to Australia, Africa, or Turkey or some other far off place over the summer? More importantly, are you carrying small children with you and you’re already fearful of how the trip will go? Well, there may be help for you…if you don’t mind druggin’ your kid.
The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting a controversial story of a mom who opened up about her use of Phenergan Elixir. The drug is an ”over-the-counter medicine that contains promethazine, a sedating antihistamine.” A physician usually suggests the drug for motion sickness and “discomfort from certain allergies.” Which could occur with children on a flight, right?
The problem with the drug, as admitted by Shona Sibary, is that you can give your child an overdose which will leave them limp and unresponsive when you need them to get up. (more…)
20. March 2013
It’s been a couple of years since we last reported and was disgusted by Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his ‘House of Horrors’ brand of macabre abortions. But as they decide his fate for killing seven babies and a woman he was giving an abortion, the jury is filled with women.
The local CBS affiliate in Philadelphia interviewed Gosnell in 2010, and he was quite confident that he will win the case when all the evidence and information is provided. But, he may be changing his tune as his assistants have given testimony that include live births where he snipped the infants’ spinal cord to end their lives. (more…)
8. March 2013
Black History Month has ended, but we don’t adhere to the 28 day limit on recognition of African American excellence.
Dr. Jane Cooke Wright was a pioneer in cancer treatment. She spearheaded the treatment of chemotherapy as a standard treatment for cancer patients. She died at home in Guttenberg, New Jersey at the age of 93 on February 19.
Medicine was in Wright’s blood. Her father, Dr. Louis Tompkins Wright, was also a well-respected physician who was the first African American doctor to be appointed to a staff position at a New York municipal hospital. He also became the first African American police surgeon, according to the Afro’s report from the National Institutes of Health. (more…)
4. March 2013
The medical world may have made the most important discovery of the 21st century.
Two and a half years ago, a baby was born with the HIV virus and Dr. Hanna Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi, was vigilant in treating the baby. She took a bold and risky step by administering a “three-drug infusion within 30 hours of birth” that appears to have cured the child of HIV, according to the Huffington Post. (more…)
16. January 2013
Normally, we take it for granted that hospitals are a safe haven for a person to go and receive quality treatment for both deadly and non-fatal illnesses. But, that’s not always the case…as some of us know too well.
The Buffalo Veterans Administration Center may have exposed over 700 patients to HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C when it was discovered during a routine pharmacy inspection November 1, that insulin pens used for diabetes patients were reused on other diabetes patients during the period of October 19, 2010 to November 2012, according to USA Today. (more…)