Mumps Booster Vaccine Efficacy Questioned

Mumps The 2006 mumps outbreak in the US has affected also those who got the second booster shot, introduced in 1990. This came as a surprise for many experts, as it was widely believed that the second shot would boost immunity to a high level and for a longer period of time. The virus is…

Diet Soda Linked to Metabolic Syndrome X

Surprisingly, the risk of developing metabolic syndrome was 34 percent higher among those who drank one can of diet soda a day compared with those who drank none. Dietary Intake and the Development of the Metabolic Syndrome. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study Pamela L. Lutsey MPH, Lyn M. Steffen PhD, MPH, RD*, and June…

FDA Suicide Warning On Tegretol, Neurontin, Lyrica

FDA Alerts Health Care Providers to Risk of Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior with Antiepileptic Medications The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new information to health care professionals to alert them about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (suicidality) in patients who take drugs called antiepileptics to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine…