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Oct12

An assortment of news items, semi-coherently presented.

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Hello, and welcome to Alice’s Medikal Korner. Where words are misspelled for no reason whatsoever—all in the name of science. Here’s some green tea for you. I don’t care if you don’t like it. It’s good for you. Choke it down. I’m watching. First! Let’s all be happy that we’re not European. A new study […]

Oct12

The Everything Maternity Wear List

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Hi Amalah, I have been a loyal reader for I don’t know how long now, and seriously, you have helped me out of many a fashion and styling dilemma (who knew, for example, that I could save myself from looking like I’d just left the gym simply by backcombing the top bit of my ponytail? […]

Oct11
Recall of Infant Cough and Cold Medicines

Recall of Infant Cough and Cold Medicines

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Boy, oh boy, there has been a lot of confusion in the press about the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines for children. And, more news is expected as the FDA meets next week (Oct 18 & 19) to discuss this issue. Below is a timeline of news and events, which culminated today […]

Oct11
Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

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A couple of years ago I picked up my friend’s daughter for preschool and noticed a ghost picture in her door. I asked, “What’s that for?” She said, knowing how much I hated my own neighborhood and how much I wanted to live in hers, “I’m afraid to tell you, I think it’ll upset you.” […]

Oct10
Do-It-Yourself Beauty

Do-It-Yourself Beauty

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Hi, I have heard that people who use natural products instead of moisturizers on their face (olive oil mixed with a herbal essence for example) are always complimented on how young and great they look — does this really work? I like the idea of a cheap and natural moisturizer, but am worried that years […]

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