Children and the ‘flu shot’ – how to prepare

The Centers for Disease Control strongly recommends that everyone over the age of six months receive a flu vaccination each year, provided that there are no contraindications or medical conditions that place them in the relatively small group of people that shouldn’t be vaccinated against influenza. The mere mention of a shot, however, can be enough to send even children that are normally docile into hysterics. Preparing your child for his annual flu shot can be a very challenging ordeal, … [Read more...]

Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes

Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows. Aug. 2012 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness are the most common chronic conditions among Olympic athletes, affecting about 8 percent of the competitors, according to a new study. After analyzing the data of five Olympic Games that is from 2002 to 2010, it has been found that 8% of the athletes have been suffering from asthma, a breathing problem. The Australian researcher … [Read more...]

HEROINE – History & Hope for Solutions

Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 by C. R. Alder Wright, an English chemist working at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England. He had been experimenting with combining morphine with various acids. He boiled anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride over a stove for several hours and produced a more potent, acetylated form of morphine, now called diacetylmorphine. The compound was sent to F. M. Pierce of Owens College in Manchester for analysis, who reported the … [Read more...]

ASTHMA – Mothering Athsmatic Family ~ ALLERGY SEASON

Asthma Asthma is a chronic condition of the cardiopulmonary system that causes inflammation and constriction of bronchial airways, making it difficult to breathe. Onset of asthma can range from being slow and mild to sudden and severe. A moderate to severe onset of symptoms is known as an asthma attack. The presence of asthma symptoms alternates with periods of relief. Asthma is considered a serious, and sometimes life-threatening, disease. Over 22 million people in the U.S. … [Read more...]

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