SIDS prevention and a vaccine for cervical cancer.

Health and medicine explained.
Jan. 2 2006 12:05 PM

Your Health This Month

SIDS prevention, a vaccine for cervical cancer, and a new treatment for kidney stones.

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Caveat: This is all guilt by association, of course. But the connection between stomach acid reduction and C diff is biologically plausible. It raises some concern that these over-the-counter drugs, which are among the most frequently prescribed medications, may have an unanticipated and sometimes dangerous side-effect.

Sydney Spiesel is a pediatrician in Woodbridge, Conn., and clinical professor of pediatrics at Yale University's School of Medicine.