Archive for the ‘First Aid’ Category

Drug Label to Include Breast Cancer Data

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the labeling of the drug raloxifene (Evista) to include data that shows that the drug reduces risk of breast cancer. (more…)

Premature Evacuation Post 2

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

“We really want to be the Viacom of new media.”

Warshavsky, for his part, estimates his yearly budgets for R&D, marketing, and overhead total $35 million. “If you’re not willing to spend, you will not last,” explains Marc Cohn, executive vice president and general counsel of 4 Star Financial Services, an $85 million private placement firm that is IEG’s other 50 percent owner. “It cost us $3.5 million to gain market position. It would cost somebody today a multiple of that just because they’re behind the curve.” (more…)

Premature Evacuation Post 1

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Sex sites generally fall into two categories: pay sites, which may charge anywhere from $3.95 for a three-day subscription to up to $85 a month to view their material; and free sites, which support themselves by sponsorships and banner advertising. Free sites are enormous content aggregators that are typically paid two to five cents per click by the pay sites for every visitor they pass along. (more…)

My Knees Ache when I Run

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Dear Expert:

I am in my mid-20s and have been running consistently for a few months. I recently began experiencing tendonitis in my knees. My shoes are not broken down, I stretch before and after running and I have taken weeks off to recuperate. When I start running again, the throbbing around my knees invariably returns. What can I do to get rid of these annoying aches? (more…)

Energy Pollution

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Remember the 1970s and ’80s? There was campaign after campaign encouraging Americans to reduce energy waste by lowering heaters to 65 degrees in the winter and turning off lights in unused rooms. With the high-rolling ’90s, some of that message has been lost. (more…)

Screening what’s on the Screen Post 3

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

But how can parents deal with the violence that crops up on even the best shows?

“Talk about why it happened and how painful it is,” Doctor says. “Ask your child how else conflicts can be solved without violence. Explain how violence on TV and in the movies is faked. But in the real world, the injuries shown can last for life, putting some people in wheelchairs. “Above all, read to your child, too. There are many children’s stories that portray conflict in a realistic and constructive manner.” (more…)

Screening what’s on the Screen Post 2

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

“The best evidence,” Anderson says, “indicates that TV watching, rather than displacing valuable thinking activity in children, most often takes the place of movies, radio, comic books, and sports.” (more…)

Screening what’s on the Screen Post 1

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

The medium is not inherently good or bad

As the living room glows with the television’s pale light, parents should monitor the images and messages projected into their children’s minds. With the right programs, TV watching can be more positive than negative.


The Node Abode

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Evantheia Schibsted

Upon his return from the Bolshevik victory in revolutionary Russia in 1925, muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens declared, “I have seen the future and it works.” If only the manufacturers of home networking products could make the same claim.


The First Step Is Admitting There’s A Problem 2

Friday, March 4th, 2011

“Patients still complain, When I go to a party or when I go to a restaurant I hear everybody else in the room and I can’t hear the people across from me,” she said.

While there’s no perfect hearing aid on the market, she said the digital hearing aids have gotten a lot better in the past five years.