Women’s Health

School Pollution Domes: Let The Building Boom Begin

School Pollution Domes: Let The Building Boom Begin

Here in Beijing we have a residential area near the airport called Shunyi, which is essentially a collection of uber-suburban villa complexes surrounded by corn fields and the ever-dwindling scattered village. You can sip your Starbucks coffee and almost convince [...]

Top Ten Parenting Posts of 2012

Top Ten Parenting Posts of 2012

It’s hard enough being a parent anywhere, but adding China-specific hassles could give anyone a headache. Here are my favorite parenting posts from 2012: Cough Syrups For Kids: Do Any Work Well? — Short answer? Not really. Better answer: honey! Make [...]

Make Your Own Yogurt!

Make Your Own Yogurt!

I’m a big fan of yogurt, and many of my blog posts have discussed yogurt’s health benefits. It’s a great dairy source of calcium, vitamin D, protein and others. It may even help to lose weight, and the healthy bacteria [...]

Pain Relief For Kids: A Guide To Proper Dosing

Pain Relief For Kids: A Guide To Proper Dosing

Treating a fever in a child still uses the same two medicines for decades: ibuprofen (Motrin, 布洛芬) and paracetamol/acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, ). But dosing is actually really tricky, as there are different concentrations for infants and toddlers, and it’s all [...]

Medical Tests: How Many Are Ordered Too Often? A Lot.

A couple weeks ago I wrote about new research questioning routine dental x-ray screening safety. This issue of over-testing patients with potentially dangerous screening tests is actually quite a big deal, and this important issue got even more coverage just a couple weeks [...]

Are Routine Dental X-rays Dangerous?

Are Routine Dental X-rays Dangerous?

On this week’s “health headlines” podcast I discuss a provocative case-control study that suggests that the more dental x-rays people get (especially when under 10 years old), there is a higher risk of a common brain cancer called a meningioma. [...]