50 Health Scares That Fizzled by Joan R. Callahan

By Joan R. Callahan

This enticing, nontechnical e-book discusses 50 healthiness scares that captured the public's cognizance prior to fading away, protecting actual and perceived overall healthiness threats from long-ago eras to offer times.

• offers information regarding 50 wellbeing and fitness scares in 7 different types that by surprise surfaced then fizzled, offering a consultant pattern of comparable occasions over the past half-century

• contains sidebar sections highlighting anecdotes or examples

• A bibliography offers an intensive analyzing checklist for every subject bankruptcy and the introduction

• A thesaurus defines biomedical and different surprising terms

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Even with treatment, the death rate is as high as 20 to 30 percent. Some Reye’s survivors may have permanent disabilities. Inevitably, not all cases of Reye’s syndrome fit the above description, nor is every victim a child. In 2009, Japanese researchers reported an apparent case in a 26-year-old woman who took aspirin while recovering from pertussis (whooping cough), a bacterial infection. In another reported case, a 33-year-old woman who had recently given birth took aspirin for a tonsil infection, and soon died of Reye’s syndrome.

31, 1986, pp. 130–144. Batt, S. ” Women’s Health Journal, January–March 2003. Bren, L. ” FDA Consumer, January–February 2006. Brown, H. ” Forbes, 26 July 2004. ’ ” Science News, Vol. 111, 1977, pp. 102–103. ” Time, 24 March 1980. Dieckmann, W. , et al. ” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 66, 1953, p. 1062. Giusti, R. , et al. ” Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 122, 1995, pp. 778–788. Herbst, A. L. ” CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Vol. 22, 1972, pp. 292–295. THE DES GENERATION 25 Herbst, A.

Did it confirm what everyone already knew—that couples would risk almost anything to have babies, and that pharmaceutical companies and cattle ranchers cannot stay in business without turning a profit? Or did it simply drive malpractice insurance premiums through the roof, reduce the popularity of veal, and scare the hell out of millions of women (and men) for no valid reason? WHAT WENT WRONG? The initial mistake, as also discussed in Chapter 3, was the willingness of doctors to hand out estrogen like candy to female patients who complained of almost anything, from headaches to flat feet.

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