The FDA has been under a lot of pressure to do something about the diabetes drug Avandia. It has been linked to a higher risk of death from heart attack, just what people with diabetes need to avoid. Is the decision this week to restrict access to Avandia a wimp-out, or is it the most responsible decision?
Bedbugs have made a strong resurgence in this country, after decades of not being a problem. What do you need to know about these pests?
Too many Americans skimp on sleep, and even more are cheating on their rest. What are the consequences? How can you overcome insomnia and the 3 am wake-up?
Explore the stories behind the health headlines.
Guests: Coby Schal, PhD, is the Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State University. The photo is of Dr. Schal. Websites for more information: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/schal_lab/
Matthew Edlund, MD, MOH, runs the Center for Circadian Medicine and the Gulf Coast Sleep Institute in Sarasota, FL. His books include The Power of Rest, The Body Clock Advantage, and Designed to Last.
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