Crops raised in a method that meets the organic standard contain more antioxidants than traditionally grown crops. Nevertheless, it remains unproven whether diets with higher antioxidant concentrations provide improved health outcomes.
This 28-year-old woman presented with a large hyperpigmented patch on the right side of her upper back. Although the lesion developed over the past 2 years, it has been "sinking in" over the past 2 weeks. The patient denies any trauma, pain, discomfort, or pruritis, as well as any family history of cancers, lymphoma, or autoimmune disease. However, she has a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and onychomycosis, and her grandfather has a similar lesion.
Despite the negative publicity surrounding opioid analgesics in the management of chronic pain, the medications should not be omitted from any respectable pain physician's armamentarium.
Despite the general consensus that excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided prior to and during pregnancy, there is very little data on the effects alcohol consumption in early gestation has on birth outcomes.
It is generally assumed a viral infection will get better in "7 days with antibiotics and in roughly a week without them." As it turns out, these estimates are low, especially in children.