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This Week's Radio Show: 836 Foods for Weight Control


For years we have been told that all calories are equal. In theory, it doesn't much matter what we eat, provided we don't eat too much of it. But new research has called that approach into question. Harvard researchers have...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/19/836-foods-for-weight-control/

Doctor Hates Home Remedies


Q. I am a Podiatrist, and I would like to comment on toenail fungus and treatment. When you write, "Home remedies don't always work," you imply that sometimes they do work. This is untrue. Home remedies rarely work. There are...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/17/doctor-hates-home-remedies/

Almonds Overcome Constipation Problem


Q. I'm 50 and I have had problems with constipation most of my life. Nothing I tried helped at all until I read about raw almonds. I started eating a handful of almonds every day. As long as I eat...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/16/almonds-overcome-constipation-problem/


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Cardiac Stem Cells Show Promise


There's good news and bad news in the field of stem cell research. A small, preliminary study of patients with heart failure showed that cardiac stem cells can improve the heart's ability to pump blood. Cardiac surgeons removed a bit...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/17/cardiac-stem-cells-show-promise/

 

Stem Cell Research Shelved


One of the leading companies working with embryonic stem cells is pulling the plug on its program. Geron was in the middle of a important Phase 1 clinical trial involving stem cells and spinal cord injuries. Although there were no...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/17/stem-cell-research-shelved/

 

No Difference Between Statin Drugs


The statin smackdown contest between Crestor and Lipitor is a draw. At least that is the conclusion of a new study that pitted high doses of both cholesterol-lowering drugs. Over a thousand patients were randomized to either Crestor or Lipitor....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/17/no-difference-between-statin-drugs/

 

Cheese Better Than Butter for Cholesterol


Doctors have been warning their patients to avoid high fat dairy products like butter and cheese. The fear has been that these high-fat foods would raise cholesterol levels which would increase the risk for heart disease. A new Danish study...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/17/cheese-better-than-butter-for-cholesterol/

 

Sleep Problems Contribute to Fibromyalgia


The causes of fibromyalgia remain somewhat mysterious. People who have this condition often complain of pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Sensitive points are frequently found on the back, shoulders and neck. Now Norwegian...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/17/sleep-problems-contribute-to-fibromyalgia/

 

More Medicines Increase ED Risk


The more medications men take, the higher their risk of erectile difficulties. That is the finding from a study of nearly 40,000 men who were part of the California Men's Health Study. ED was reported by about 16 percent of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/11/17/more-medicines-increase-ed-risk/

 



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