No pain, no gain. We've all heard it, and some people wear it like a badge of honor after a hard workout.But is it true? Can pain really be a good thing?"Yes, in a way it's true, but we have to distinguish between good pain and bad pain," says Elizabeth Brooks, a personal trainer in the District.Muscle soreness after exercise is often a sign of delayed onset muscle soreness, … [Read more...] about Workout conundrum: Is that good pain or bad pain?
An emergency room doctor with Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania last year treated two people who nearly died from taking large quantities daily of an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication in an effort to get high or stave off the effects of opioid withdrawal.The two people who overdosed on loperamide, the active ingredient in the anti-diarrhea medication sought … [Read more...] about FDA targets anti-diarrhea pills that Pennsylvania doctor calls ‘poor man’s methadone’
The director of the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that he has assigned a group of advisers to examine whether any improprieties were committed in a recently begun study of the health effects of moderate alcohol use - research that is being funded largely by the liquor industry.The inquiry, announced by Director Francis Collins, responds to a recent New York Times … [Read more...] about Study on health effects of a daily glass of wine under scrutiny — because the liquor industry funded it
“My uncle is prescribed marijuana.”“My parents use it, and they’re doing fine.”As a drug prevention specialist who does in-school presentations in the U.S., as well as internationally, Zach Levin has seen the problem firsthand: Teens know that recreational use is legal in states such as Colorado and that medical use is on the rise, and … [Read more...] about In the era of legalization, how do you discuss marijuana with your kids?
A doctor with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a longtime AIDS researcher who helped found the school’s prestigious Institute of Human Virology, has been appointed the new head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The appointment of Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., an infectious disease expert, was announced late Wednesday by the U.S. Department … [Read more...] about University of Maryland AIDS expert named new CDC director