August 13, 2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?
Pertussis, commonly called "whooping cough,"
is a bacterial infection with symptoms that are similar to those of
a common cold. In children, bouts of coughing often end with a
Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in
Teens from around the world
who regularly take acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, were more
than twice as likely to have asthma as teens who never take the
over-the-counter pain and fever reducer, new research finds.
FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Friday approved the ella (ulipristal acetate)
emergency contraceptive pill, which prevents pregnancy if taken
within five days of unprotected intercourse or contraceptive