Neurofeedback may decrease autism symptoms: study

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | 2:41 PM ET CBC News Neurofeedback may help improve brain connectivity problems that afflict autistic patients, allowing them to become more functional, a new study suggests. Neurofeedback is a way of changing the brain’s functioning through feedback about brain wave activity. It can help regulate the transmission of Continue Reading …

The Wisdom to Look at Life Differently

A dear friend sent this email to me. I thought I’d share the wisdom of looking at life differently. I don’t know whom to credit for this message, but I do wish to thank them for sharing their creativity. I want to live my life backwards.  You start out dead and get that out of Continue Reading …

GOOD GRIEF! Mommy Alert!

Sherwood Brands Announces Nationwide Recall of Pokémon Branded “Valentine Cards and Pops” —Because They May Contain Metal Fragments FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Continue Reading …

A Handbook for Requesting Information and Records from FDA

The guidance given in this handbook is intended to facilitate requests for both public information and records not originally prepared for distribution by FDA. This handbook has been updated in response to the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996. Obtaining Public Information Certain documents that are prepared for public distribution–such as press releases, Continue Reading …

The end of menstruation

The drug Lybrel promises to free women from their monthly curse. But today it’s a sales pitch that seems hopelessly outdated. Salon.com By Tracy Clark-Flory Feb. 04, 2008 | A fabulously healthy woman stands barefoot in a field of grass trailed by a lime-green picnic blanket, her chest jutting forward, her hair and skirt lifted Continue Reading …

The end of menstruation

The drug Lybrel promises to free women from their monthly curse. But today it’s a sales pitch that seems hopelessly outdated. Salon.com By Tracy Clark-Flory Feb. 04, 2008 | A fabulously healthy woman stands barefoot in a field of grass trailed by a lime-green picnic blanket, her chest jutting forward, her hair and skirt lifted Continue Reading …

Women and HIV/AIDS

“Women are increasingly affected by AIDS. In 1985, less than five percent of new AIDS cases in the U.S. were among women and girls ages 13 years and older. By 2005, it was nearly 27 percent.” Around the world, women now make up half of all people living with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus (im-myoo-no-duh-fish-in-see), Continue Reading …

The Man Who Would Decree An Untested Public Health Policy

…and arrogantly endanger of generation of Texas girls Backgrounder on the man who would be emperor… Rick Perry was elevated to the Governor of Texas in late 2000 from Lieutenant Governor upon the election of then-Governor George W. Bush as President of the United States. Perry was subsequently elected Governor in his own right in Continue Reading …