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This Week's Radio Show: 781 Unorthodox Cancer Treatments


Research in rodents and test tubes has turned up many compounds that are active against cancer cells. But relatively few of these have been developed into cancer treatments. The established ways of treating cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation, are...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/21/781-unorthodox-cancer-treatments/

How Useful are the Leaflets You Get with your Rx Drugs?


Q. The chances are very good that every time you get a prescription filled you will get a little leaflet in the bag with some information about your medicine. How reliable is the drug information you get? A. A new...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/19/how-useful-are-the-leaflets-you-get-with-your-rx-drugs/

Conquering D Deficiency Banished Migraines


Q. I started taking vitamin D3 supplements about a year ago when my doctor tested my blood and found out I was vitamin D deficient. Is it just a coincidence that my migraines and chronic headaches have almost disappeared? I've...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/19/conquering-d-deficiency-banished-migraines/


Senior Citizen Constrained in Chemical Straitjacket


Seroquel was given to my father-in-law at at nursing home where he was to recover strength after a stroke to then go to a rehab hospital. The nursing home gave him Seroquel along with a host of other drugs...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/17/senior-citizen-constrained-in-chemical-strait-jacket/


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Calcium Supplements Fail to Protect Pregnant Women from Bone Loss


Calcium supplements did not protect pregnant women from bone loss. This new study comes on the heels of a controversial analysis showing that calcium pills increased the risk of heart attacks among older people. Although the evidence that calcium supplementation...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/18/calcium-supplements-fail-to-protect-pregnant-women-from-bone-loss/

Whooping Cough on the Rise

Whooping cough is making a comeback in California. Public health officials report the worst outbreak in 50 years, with nearly 3,000 cases. Whooping cough is caused by a bacterial infection that is very irritating to the lungs and causes extreme,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/18/whooping-cough-on-the-rise/

Acetaminophen Use and Asthma


Acetaminophen is one of the most popular pain relievers in the pharmacy. It is considered very safe, especially for babies and children. A new study suggests, however, that acetaminophen may be contributing to wheezing and asthma in children and adolescents....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/18/acetaminophen-use-and-asthma/

New Morning-After Pill Approved

The FDA has just approved a new contraceptive. This so-called morning-after pill called Ella is effective for five days after intercourse. Unlike Plan B, the first emergency contraceptive marketed in the U. S., Ella does not contain hormones. Instead, it...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/18/new-morning-after-pill-approved/

Tai Chi Fights Fibromyalgia


The ancient Chinese martial art called tai chi may be helpful for people with fibromyalgia. In this condition, patients often experience widespread muscle pain and severe fatigue as well as sleep difficulties and cognitive impairment. Researchers in Boston compared the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/18/tai-chi-fights-fibromyalgia/

Will SAMe Combat Depression?


A dietary supplement called SAMe, also known as S-Adenosyl Methionine, may be helpful against resistant depression. SAMe is available without prescription and has long been used to relieve arthritis pain and ease depressive symptoms, but there has been little research....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/08/18/will-same-combat-depression/


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Just wonder what you think about alkaline water? Just got a flyer about it and they make it sound like a miracle drug. Is it?

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