Tag Archives: Help

Can a new generation of weight-loss drugs finally help patients win at the losing game?

In 1992, a University of Rochester pharmacologist named Michael Weintraub published a study on a drug combination that appeared to produce never-before-seen weight loss. By week 34, his subjects — 121 volunteers — lost, on average, 30 pounds. What’s more, they rated the fenfluramine-plus-phentermine regimen not only more helpful than placebo, but also not terribly “bothersome.” The tiny study… Read More »

Pelosi lieutenant to payers: Help us defeat Big Pharma

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s senior adviser on healthcare pitched the California representative’s drug plan to a ballroom full of insurance industry players Monday and called on them to support the bill aiming to take on the pharmaceutical industry.  While AHIP already praised the effort as a bold approach, Wendell Primus tried to convince the crowd that… Read More »

‘Don’t stress about the mess: let kids help in the kitchen’

Róisín Matthews – aka Mess Chef – with her daughter Rowena (5) and son Oscar (3). Photo: David Conachy Darina Allen at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photo: Clare Keogh ‘Don’t stress about the mess: let kids help in the kitchen’ Independent.ie As the summer holidays draw to a close, families will be wondering if it’s possible… Read More »

Pollen count today: Hot weather spells trouble – could this natural remedy help?

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with a person’s mouth, nose, eyes and throat. It can cause a wide-range of irritable symptoms, such as sneezing or coughing, a runny or blocked nose, and itchy, red or watery eyes. Due to it being season-dependent, people can suffer the… Read More »