September 26, 2011
Health Tip: Binge Drinking's Risks
Binge drinking occurs when the number of
alcoholic drinks consumed in a short period raises a person's blood
alcohol level to 0.08 grams percent or above, according to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Experts Revise Guidelines for Whooping Cough
Revised recommendations for
the use of Tdap vaccine to protect against pertussis ("whooping
cough") in older children and adults have been released by the
American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Remicade Approved for Ulcerative Colitis in
Remicade (infliximab) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
moderate-to-severe active episodes of ulcerative colitis in
children aged six and older who haven't responded to other
Lots of Coffee Might Lower Depression Risk:
Coffee lovers, take heart:
Women who drink four or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily seem
to have a lower risk of depression than those who don't drink java
or stop at one cup a day, a new study suggests.