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This Week's Radio Show: 830 Alpha-Gal Allergy


In some parts of the country, emergency room physicians have been faced with a puzzling scenario: the patient awakens in the middle of the night with unbearable itching, hives, low blood pressure or trouble breathing. Usually, such an anaphylactic reaction...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/01/830-alpha-gal-allergy/

Blood Pressure Too High In Doctor's Office


Q. I hate having my blood pressure taken at the doctor's office. The numbers are always a lot higher than the measurements I get at home. For example, last week the nurse got a reading of 170/86, but when the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/blood-pressure-too-high-in-doctors-office/

Stinky Feet Are Source of Embarrassment


Q. My daughter exercises almost every day. She's very athletic and she takes great care with her appearance and her hygiene, showering after every workout and every evening as well. Unfortunately, her feet smell. Her brother teases her mercilessly if...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/stinky-feet-are-source-of-embarrassment/

Is Constipation Linked to Colon Cancer?


Q. Can constipation cause cancer? My mother is convinced that a daily bowel movement is essential for good health. She insists that constipation leads to colon cancer. I worry that she is hooked on laxatives. Haven't I read in your...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/is-constipation-linked-to-colon-cancer/


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Coffee Drinkers Less Depressed


Women who drink a lot of coffee are slightly less susceptible to depression. That's the conclusion from the Nurses' Health Study, which included more than 50,000 women for longer than two decades. The women answered questions about diet, lifestyle and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/coffee-drinkers-less-depressed/

 

Saw Palmetto Extract Ineffective for Prostate Symptoms


Saw palmetto is a popular supplement for men with symptoms of prostate enlargement. The botanical extract has a reputation for easing symptoms such as frequent or difficult urination. According to a new placebo-controlled study, however, that reputation is undeserved. The...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/saw-palmetto-extract-ineffective-for-prostate-symptoms/

 

Cancer Report Raises Issue of Cost


Many new treatments for cancer are expensive and may extend life no more than a few months. As a result, the journal Lancet Oncology commissioned a report on the costs of cancer care. The authors point out that the issue...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/cancer-report-raises-issue-of-cost/

 

Maggots Help with Wound Healing

People with diabetes can develop skin lesions that may be hard to treat. Because of poor circulation, these wounds can become infected and are slow to heal. Doctors go to heroic measures to treat them. That can sometimes involve surgery,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/maggots-help-with-wound-healing/

 

Heavy Antibiotic Use May Predispose People to Bowel Disease


Antibiotics have long been thought of as silver bullets against infection. There is no doubt that such drugs save many lives each year. But there is also a growing recognition that overuse may have unintended consequences. A new study from...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/09/29/heavy-antibiotic-use-may-predispose-people-to-bowel-disease/

 


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