AuthorJuliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH, has been involved in health communications since 1991. Shortly after obtaining her Master of Public Health degree, she began her career at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Juliette now lives in Europe, where she launched ServingMed(.)com, a small medical writing and editing business for health professionals all over the world. Juliette's resume, facebook: juliette.siegfriedmph, linkedin: juliettes, (+31) 683 673 767

New Research Reveals Secrets of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

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Antibiotic resistant bacteria represent one of the greatest current threats to human health on our planet. In the Third World, strains of tuberculosis bacteria are developing severe resistance against available antibiotics, causing a resurgence in this deadly disease. Current treatment for tuberculosis involves complicated, expensive and extensive, requiring a regimen of four different...

How Sane Are Americans?

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As Americans grapple with access to firearms and whether it is more important to limit access to guns or to find and treat mental illness, an underlying important question comes up: how mentally healthy are Americans, and how easy is it to obtain mental health care in the United States? According to the 2013 Survey of Mental Health, carried out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

From Mars and Venus? New Report Kicks Aside John Gray's Bestseller on Human Gender Differences

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American author and relationship counselor John Gray’s 50-million copy bestseller ‘Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus,’ extolling the differences between the sexes, has just been kicked into doubt by a new study report. In what’s been called a ‘first of its kind’ survey of the sexes, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Gray and his believers are proved wrong in the...

Look After Your Teeth – And They Will Help Look After You in Life

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Keep smiling. Well, that’s not always easily done if cash is tight and the Medicaid allowance is on a short leash. You know your teeth and gums are suffering, but in America today getting them fixed to keep your oral health up to scratch tends to be the privilege of the wealthy. While mothers-to-be are encouraged to eat sensibly during pregnancy, and that means foods rich in calcium, getting the...

You Are How You Sleep? Well, Within Reason…

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What’s your favorite position? Er, I’m talking about how you sleep in bed by the way. You may prefer spread-eagled, curled up fetal-like or just cozily resplendent on your back. Whatever your position choice, a sleep expert believes it reveals much about you and possibly your partner relationship. Of course, while there are those who almost fear the prospect of sleeping alone, others positively...

Why Does Music Make Us Feel So Good?

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Why is music so pleasurable? It’s pretty clear why things like food and sex would give us pleasure, as they are fundamental to human survival and propagation. But a sequence of sounds? Studies have shown that, without a doubt, our brain reacts to music in a similar manner as it reacts to good food, sex, and certain drugs. Neuroscientists at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, used magnetic...

Drive Tired and You Could Go to Sleep – For Good

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Driving miles and miles of highway can cause a mesmerizing effect on the brain, leading to fatigue. While there’s always been concern about motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, drowsiness alone can be a killer. One in three of all fatal road crashes is attributed to driver fatigue, according to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Alarmingly, it’s...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Drinking Fruit Juice

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The variety of fruit juices available on any supermarket shelf (and even in some tiny convenience stores) is staggering. In our parents’ day, orange juice (or occasionally apple juice, grapefruit juice, or tomato juice) was the only juice that appeared on most people’s breakfast tables. It is now common to get juices in all sorts of different combinations, including exotic tropical fruits such as...

Home Remedies for Head Congestion

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Television commercials can lead you to think that there’s a magic pill for everything, including the common cold and head congestion. Ad after ad promises that if you take their drug cocktail, presto – you’ll feel like your old self again. The reality is, however, most commercial cold remedies don’t do much, if anything, at all. Studies on most cough syrups have repeatedly shown they don’t...

Side Effects of Expectorants

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Breathing illnesses like bronchitis and the common cold can leave you with a congested chest and a nagging cough. These symptoms can be addressed by using an over-the-counter expectorant. Expectorants help reduce coughing by thinning the mucus in the air passages, making it easier to cough up. This type of medication will not eliminate the underlying cause of the coughing. However, reducing...

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH, has been involved in health communications since 1991. Shortly after obtaining her Master of Public Health degree, she began her career at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Juliette now lives in Europe, where she launched ServingMed(.)com, a small medical writing and editing business for health professionals all over the world.

Juliette's resume, facebook: juliette.siegfriedmph, linkedin: juliettes, (+31) 683 673 767