Editorial: October 2010

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Women worry about breast cancer, and for good reason. Almost everyone knows a friend or relative who has been diagnosed with this disease. That is why the link between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer has captured headlines. Premarin... (Read More)
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Popular osteoporosis drugs are coming under scrutiny. Bisphosphonate drugs such as Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax and Reclast are supposed to build strong bones and prevent fractures. But an odd thing has happened. Over the last few years, evidence has been building... (Read More)
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Canker sores (aka aphthous ulcers) are one of life's little mysteries. Experts estimate that roughly one out of five people put up with these painful mouth lesions. Some suffer more than others: "My husband has canker sores in his mouth... (Read More)
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The Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of quinine to treat leg cramps. Although this drug has been available for centuries, the FDA has determined that it is far too dangerous to use for anything but malaria. The... (Read More)
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When we were kids, birthday parties were a great time to play "telephone." In this game, an adult whispered a short phrase or sentence to the first child in a circle. That child whispered it to the next, who turned... (Read More)