Thurswell Discusses Flint Water Crisis on Mildred Gaddis Talk Show

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

Flint Water Crisis Gerald Thurswell joins the Mildred Gaddis Talk Show on January 25, 2016 to discuss the Flint water crisis. The Flint water contamination crisis started in April 2014 in Flint, Michigan. Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River, its drinking water had a […]

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Antibiotics As An Effective Treatment For Appendicitis

Posted on January 10th, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

According to a new Finnish study from The Journal of the American Medical Association, antibiotics could be just as successful as surgery for dealing with appendicitis in a majority of patients. Appendectomy, the surgical removal of the appendix, has been the standard, go-to treatment for appendicitis for over a century. With some 300,000 Americans affected […]

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Acid Reflux Disease Drug Associated With Heart Attack Risk

Posted on December 8th, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

A recent study published by PLOS One, a scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science, has made a case supporting the increased risk of heart attack to individuals taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for their acid reflux disease. PPIs have previously been associated with adverse clinical outcomes in users of clopidogrel, a drug […]

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Memory Loss From Statins Likely A Myth

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Statins, drugs like Lipitor and Lescol that work to lower cholesterol, have often been associated with the side effect of memory loss. Although previous medical reports and studies have also made this connection, most findings have been inconsistent and studies of long-term statin use have found either improvement in memory or no effect. A new […]

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New Report Suggests Breast-feeding Reduces Cancer Recurrence

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Breast-Feeding Reduces Malignant Cells SOUTHFIELD (THURSWELL) – Researchers examined 1,636 breast cancer survivors. Compared to mothers who never breastfed, women who breastfed their babies had a 30 percent reduced risk of recurrence. Women who breast-feed more than six months, experienced a 37 percent reduced risk. During pregnancy, cells within the breasts expand. Breast-feeding leads to […]

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