When you or someone you love has an eating disorder

Eating disorders are characterized by persistent, altered eating behaviours that negatively impact a person’s physical and mental health. They can significantly impact your body’s ability to get appropriate nutrition and lead to complications or other diseases. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Eating disorders often develop in theContinue reading “When you or someone you love has an eating disorder”

FDA: Teething gel warning for babies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that rubbing Orajel or Anbesol on the gums of a teething baby can lead to methemoglobinemia, a serious condition that leads to oxygen deprivation and, in extreme cases, even death. These topical anesthetics sold over-the-counter for teething and toothache pain contain benzocaine, the source of the FDA’sContinue reading “FDA: Teething gel warning for babies”