Health and Science News for Parents
Sep
29

FDA cracks down on essential oils distributors and other “natural health” peddlers

written by Tara Haelle

If you can think of a disease or medical condition, somebody somewhere out there will declare it can be treated or cured with an essential oil. Athlete’s foot, candida, gastrointestinal problems, Alzheimer’s, depression, cystic fibrosis, cancer, MRSA, ringwork, staph, anxiety, tuberculosis, sinusitis, shingles, pertussis, flu, lupus, ADHD, pneumonia, herpes, high cholesterol, measles, arthritis, bronchitis, inflammation, […]

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Jan
14

The results are in on rotavirus vaccination and intussusception risk

written by Tara Haelle

As I’ve noted various times on this blog, all vaccines have both benefits and risks. Much of the research focused on vaccines is aimed at ensuring that the former significantly outweigh the latter in routinely recommended immunizations. Then, additional studies, conducted after vaccines are licensed and recommended, continue looking for possible risks that might show […]

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Jan
16

FDA approves a new flu vaccine – with no eggs or virus

written by Tara Haelle

A quickie with more great news related to the flu vaccine – the FDA just approved a new flu shot without eggs or the virus itself in the vaccine. The new vaccine is called Flublok (which made me giggle when I first read it as Flub-lok instead of Flu-block), and it’s a “trivalent” vaccine. Trivalent […]

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Dec
31

Tamiflu now approved for babies too

written by Tara Haelle

This news was announced by the FDA last week, but in case you missed it in the holiday bustle, Tamiflu, the brand name for the medication oseltamivir, was just approved for use in infants. Babies aged 2 weeks and older who have shown flu symptoms for 2 days or less can be prescribed Tamiflu as […]

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Jan
26

DailyRx Round-up, a bit delayed

written by Tara Haelle

Last week got a bit crazy (and Friday was my birthday), so I didn’t get around to posting the regular Friday round-up of stories at dailyRx, I’ll probably post another this Friday or Saturday, but I wanted to go ahead and post ones from last week. The story I found most interesting last week – […]

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