Vitamin D ‘overdose’ warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

Vitamin D 'overdose' warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

A man who was taking vitamin D supplements far in excess of the daily requirements suffered serious health consequences for months. In a case that highlights the dangers of overdosing on supplements, a middle-aged man was hospitalized in the UK after suffering from recurrent vomiting and other serious symptoms for three months. Doctors are now … Read more

Vitamin D ‘overdose’ warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

Vitamin D 'overdose' warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

A man who was taking vitamin D supplements far in excess of the daily requirements suffered serious health consequences for months. In a case that highlights the dangers of overdosing on supplements, a middle-aged man was hospitalized in the UK after suffering from recurrent vomiting and other serious symptoms for three months. Doctors are now … Read more

Hippocrates Did WHAT to Treat Hemorrhoids?

13th century depiction of hemorrhoid surgery. Source: The British Library / Public Domain

Did you know that more than half of all people will have to deal with hemorrhoids at least once in their life? Although hemorrhoids are an issue no one looks forward to dealing with, if you ever find yourself addressing that pesky condition, be VERY glad you are not living in ancient Greece with the … Read more

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here.  Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed and received a first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in the practice and editor … Read more

Each SARS-CoV-2 reinfection causes more severe disease

Study: Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection. Image Credit: Andrii Vodolazhskyi / Shutterstock

In a recent study under review at the Nature Portfolio journal and currently posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and VA Saint Louis Health Care System showed that acute severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reinfection adds to the risks of all-cause mortality and hospitalization increased … Read more

A new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana. But what will it cost? | Health care/Hospitals

A new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana.  But what will it cost?  |  Health care/Hospitals

When thousands of health care providers and scientists gathered earlier this month at a diabetes conference in New Orleans, one particular session stood out. Researchers described a new drug that could help someone lose more than 20% of their body weight, amounting to an average loss of 52 pounds over a year and a half. … Read more

400K bottles of medication from Kroger, Walgreens recalled: What to know

400K bottles of medication from Kroger, Walgreens recalled: What to know

Hundreds of thousands of bottles of over-the-counter medications sold at Kroger and Walgreens are being recalled because of unsafe packaging. Here’s a breakdown of the four different recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Name of Product: Kroger Aspirin, 300 count bottles and Ibuprofen, 160 count bottles This recall involves the Kroger brand aspirin and … Read more

Experimental Transplant Procedure Allows 3 Kids to Live Without Immune-Suppressing Drugs

Experimental Transplant Procedure Allows 3 Kids to Live Without Immune-Suppressing Drugs

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Doctors appear to have found a way for some organ transplant recipients to avoid lifelong immune-suppressing drugs. In new research this week, they detail how three children with a rare genetic condition were given a dual bone marrow and kidney transplant in hopes of completely avoiding immune rejection. And up to three … Read more

Saints’ Marcus Davenport reveals why he arrived at minicamp with an amputated finger | Saints

Saints' Marcus Davenport reveals why he arrived at minicamp with an amputated finger |  Saints

Earlier this week, New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen said defensive end Marcus Davenport was not on the field because he was rehabilitating a shoulder and finger. While that was accurate, it didn’t really tell the whole tale. Davenport told the rest of the story when he flashed his bandaged left hand in the locker … Read more

What to Do If You Think Your Partner Has Borderline Personality Disorder

What to Do If You Think Your Partner Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Drawing: Angelica Alzona Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder that affects the way you perceive yourself and others. Those with BPD can have difficulty regulating their emotions, face issues with self image, and experience a pattern of unstable relationships. At the core of the disorder is an intense fear of abandonment, which can … Read more