Little Evidence Tamiflu Works & Other News of Note

British Researchers: Little Evidence Tamiflu Works (PhysOrg) Researchers at the Cochrane Review, an international nonprofit that reviews health information, looked at previously published papers on Tamiflu as used for seasonal flu. They found insufficient data to prove whether the antiviral reduces complications like pneumonia in otherwise healthy people but concluded the drug shortens flu symptoms …

Ten Essential Actions for Meaningful Living

A guest post by Christopher F. Brown, LCSW, MBA, adapted from the book The Art of Meaningful Living by Brown and artist John Palmer   Are you living your meaningful life, or is it buried under hundreds of different disappointments and lost dreams? Meaningful living is choosing your passions over your fears. It is accepting …

20 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Checking Out

Every day, we check the web for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you and the rest of our readers. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing with you. So, without further ado, here are 20 …

Medication Madness

Normally on Wednesdays, we post video, but this week, we’re linking you to some really excellent audio from Madness Radio: “Sane Medication Policy with Robert Whitaker.” Has society’s embrace of psychiatric medications led to recovery — or chronic disability? What would honest medical policy and treatment standards be if they were free of pharmaceutical company …

Drinks That Eat Your Teeth and Other News of Note

Sports Drink Consumption Can Cause Tooth Erosion, Study Finds (ScienceDaily) In a recent study, the researchers found that prolonged consumption of sports drinks may be linked to a condition known as erosive tooth wear, in which acids eat away the tooth’s smooth hard enamel coating and trickle into the bonelike material underneath, causing the tooth …

Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Psych: Recent Articles Worth Checking Out

How You Shop for Food Just about any advice column you see on the subject of shopping for a healthy diet includes some form of the dictum, “Make a list and keep to it. Have a plan!” The idea is, of course, to avoid impulse buys of attractive and tempting but highly processed, junky foods. …