March 29, 2017
Wrinkles are caused by thin, sagging skin. They particularly appear on the face, neck, backs of hands, and tops of forearms.
Wrinkles occur as part of the natural aging process, when the collagen and elastin in the connective tissue of the skin become weak and break down due to changes in fibroblasts that produce collagen and elastin.
Premature or excess wrinkles can also be caused by factors like too much exposure to sunlight or harsh environments, smoking, use of certain drugs, excessive stress, sudden weight loss, loss of vitamin E, and genetic predisposition.
There are many easy natural remedies that will help reduce wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. Most natural wrinkle remedies do not have many side effects. You can usually try natural remedies for wrinkles without investing a lot of money or suffering from potentially serious complications.
However, it is a good idea to first consult with your dermatologist or skin care specialist, as even the best home remedies for wrinkles can have serious side effects, especially for those with sensitive skin and those prone to allergic reactions.
February 5, 2017
Aren’t they the equivalent of an online ‘big group hug’? All touchy, feely? Full of love, acceptance and moral support?
They can be, but online hair loss forums are also one of the best places on the net to get open and honest advice about what’s worked for real people … and what hasn’t.
There are a number of factors to keep in mind when browsing, joining or contributing to a discussion forum. I’ve filtered over 50 hair loss related forums and discussion groups using certain criteria to arrive at a best of list.
The Top 3 Best Hair Loss Forums
#1 Hair Loss Forum – forum.besthairlosspills.com
Hair Loss Forum is the online community of the www.besthairlosspills.com site. Whilst its focus is on hair loss treatment pills, it does provide good coverage of other hair loss issues and causes. A good reference for those trying to navigate the pros and cons of the numerous hair loss treatment pills and supplements available.
#2 ForHair Forum – forum.forhair.com
A focus on surgical hair restoration, but includes some interesting discussion on other treatment options.
#3 Hair Site – hairsite.com/hair-loss/default-view-board.html
A particularly good resource for educating yourself on both the causes and variety of solutions for hair loss.
October 14, 2016
When your child next has ear pain the FDA wants to ensure they get only FDA approved prescription drugs that are effective and safe for your child.
The FDA is telling companies to cease marketing sixteen unapproved prescription drugs which have labels indicating they relieve swelling and ear pain. These drops contain active ingredients like hydrocortisone and benzocaine, but the FDA has not evaluated them for safety, quality, and effectiveness.
Pharmacies as well as health care providers have sold drugs that had labels which didn’t disclose that the product wasn’t approved by the FDA. Charles E. Lee, M.D of the FDA says that we don’t know if the drugs have any benefits and we can’t accept the chances that they may have risks.
Why FDA Is Taking Action at this Time
The FDA has its Unapproved Drugs Initiative, so it’s taking action. The FDA seeks to protect consumers from drugs that aren’t proven to be safe, of high quality, or effective.
It’s a risk to public health when a drug isn’t shown to be effective, especially if it has some safety concerns. The FDA has received reports that state the products can cause mouth, face, neck, eye, and ear local allergic reactions. Other symptoms can include burning, stinging, itching and irritation of the ear.
Unapproved ear drug products which require a prescription containing these ingredients are covered by the action of the FDA:
- benzocaine and antipyrine
- benzocaine, antipyrine and zinc acetate
- benzocaine, chloroxylenol and hydrocortisone
- chloroxylenol, pramoxine and hydrocortisone
- chloroxylenol and pramoxine
The quality of the drugs isn’t known for certain. When a drug is approved by the FDA, the drug manufacturing process is reviewed which ensure that the drug is of purity ad well as consistent quality. These unapproved ear drops have not been examines in this way. The products are prescribed for infants and small children so this is troubling. Drugs that are intended to be used on children should be tested in children. The drugs mentioned haven’t bene shown to be effective in anyone so there’s no proof that the products actually work.
Alternatives Approved by the FDA Available
There are other treatment options available for children with ear problems. The FDAs action only impacts a small percentage of drugs prescribed to treat otitis externa (outer ear infections), excess buildup of earwax, and otitis media (middle ear infections). There’s also F many OTC products available that can be used for earwax buildup or swimmers ear.
There are other solutions for ear problems and choices for consumer sot make. You need to use the products that are known to be safe and avoid the ones that haven’t been test fully for safety and effectiveness.
August 20, 2016
The marketplace for medications is about to get a lot larger. The FDA recent approved the first biosimilar product called Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz) and expects to approve more of them soon.
Associate Director for Therapeutic Biologic Leah Christly, Ph.D., says we need to understand biological products before we can understand biosimilars.
Biologics are medications we make from living organisms. This can include animal, humans or microorganisms like bacteria or yeast. These are different from conventional medications which are usually made from chemicals or are chemically synthesized and have an easy to define structure.
Biologics aren’t made by following a chemical recipe as they come from living organism which vary in nature. These are more complex and not easy to characterize or define. They need a more complex process to manufacturer.
The FDA thoroughly and rigorously evaluates a biologic just like they would do for a regular drug before it gets approval. These biologics are the fasted growing segment of the market for prescription drugs.
A biosimilar is a type of biologic that is very similar to an already FDA approved biologic which is called the reference product. The biosimilar is not just a generic drug. The structure is very complex and it’s not easy to produce as a generic drug. The biosimilar isn’t a copy of another biologic, it’s just very similar to it.
Before any biosimilar is approved by the FDA. It’s verified by experts to make sure there are no clinical meaningful differences between the reference product and the biosimilar.
The biosimilar must also have the same dosage form and strength as well as route of administration as the reference product. The Current Good Manufacturing Practices must be used in the manufacturing of the biosimilar.
FDA approved biosimilars are effective and safe and patients can rely on them. A physician must approve the biosimilar just like they need to approve a biologic. In the marketplace for medications the biosimilar products will create greater competition. This will increase the number of treatment options for patients and lead to less expensive alternative therapies when compared to regular treatments. There are many biosimilars on the market now and consumers get an effective and safe treatment when they use the product at lower costs to them.
June 10, 2016
Tourette syndrome is a problem with the nervous system that causes people to make sudden movements or sounds, called tics, that they can’t control. For example, someone with Tourette’s might blink or clear their throat over and over again. Some people may blurt out words they don’t intend to say.
Treatments can control tics, but some people don’t need any unless their symptoms really bother them.
Tourette Syndrome has been linked to different parts of the brain, including an area called the basal ganglia, which helps control body movements. Differences there may affect nerve cells and the chemicals that carry messages between them. Researchers think the trouble in this brain network may play a role in Tourette’s. Doctors don’t know exactly what causes these problems in the brain, but genes probably play a role. It’s likely that there is more than one cause.
Dietary changes as well as certain supplements can be used to treat the condition. Eliminating trigger foods and ingredients as well as natural treatment for Tourette syndrome can nearly eliminate the presence of tics and other symptoms of the condition.
March 30, 2016
Mouth rinses and toothpastes. If your bad breath is due to a buildup of bacteria (plaque) on your teeth, your dentist may recommend a mouth rinse that kills the bacteria. Your dentist may also recommend a toothpaste that contains an antibacterial agent to kill the bacteria that cause plaque buildup.
If you have gum disease, you may be referred to a gum specialist (periodontist). Gum disease can cause gums to pull away from your teeth, leaving deep pockets that fill with odor-causing bacteria. Sometimes only professional cleaning removes these bacteria. Your dentist might also recommend replacing faulty tooth restorations, a breeding ground for bacteria.
If bad breath is due to a health problem such as a sinus infection, diabetes, acid reflux, etc., then the underlying medical issue needs to be treated.
If bad breath is a side effect of taking a medication, discuss with a doctor whether there are other options for medication that can be taken. Never stop taking a medication without first consulting your doctor.
Toothbrushes can’t reach the back of the tongue where the bacterial causes of bad breath reside; so although brushing plays an important role in oral hygiene, it is not a bad breath cure. Since mouthwashes only temporarily mask and do not eliminate the odor-causing bacteria, they too are not an effective chronic bad breath treatment.
If you still have bad breath after making changes to your dental hygiene, you may want to try Source: natural bad breath treatment remedies.
January 11, 2016
Almost all mothers go through a period of questioning whether their breast milk supply is adequate, especially when they begin breastfeeding. A mother’s milk supply may diminish temporarily if she’s not feeding her baby often enough because of nipple pain or a poor latch-on technique.
From herbal therapy to prescription medications, there are myriad lactation medications to reestablish milk supply after having taken a lengthy break from nursing, or if a mother feels that her supply isn’t as strong as it once was.
Many mothers have reported overwhelmingly positive responses to breastfeeding milk supply medications, in addition to frequent stimulation of the breast. Mothers typically see an increase in supply within 72 hours. Fenugreek is one of the most common ingredients of breastfeeding milk supply medications; moms have used it for this purpose for hundreds of years. You should see a noticeable increase of your milk supply in one to three days if your body responds to the herb.