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This Week's Radio Show: 844 Overcoming Obsessions


Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Washing your hands may be a good way to avoid catching colds, but...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/28/844-overcoming-obsessions/

Sauerkraut Cured Disastrous Diarrhea


At The People's Pharmacy, we learn many wonderful remedies from our readers. When we come across something especially surprising or helpful, we love to share it. We recently received this testimonial from a visitor: "In March of 2000 I fell...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/26/sauerkraut-cured-disastrous-diarrhea/

Mustard on Eggs Eliminates Gas


Q. I read in one of your columns that yellow mustard might help relieve heartburn. That article caught my attention. I have found that eating more than one hard-boiled egg produces bloating and gas with an unpleasant sulphurous odor. Adding...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/26/mustard-on-eggs-eliminates-gas/

Celebrex May Cause Breast Tenderness


Q. I need a past article from you about Celebrex (celicoxib). Someone had complained that it made her nipples hard or something like that. I had a similar problem so I cut my dose from 200 to 100 and my...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/26/celebrex-may-cause-breast-tenderness/


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Common Chemicals Dampen Immune Response


Common household chemicals may be gumming up the immune response. Perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, are found in food packaging, in microwave popcorn, in stain repellents for clothing and furniture as well as non-stick cookware. They are ubiquitous in the environment...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/26/common-chemicals-dampen-immune-response/

 

Iodine-Containing Contrast May Harm Thyroid


Iodide contrast used to sharpen some diagnostic images seem to have an unrecognized dark side. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine was based on 20-year follow-up data of nearly 2,000 people who had undergone CT scans, cardiac...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/26/iodine-containing-contrast-may-harm-thyroid/

 

Avastin Helpful for Some Breast Tumors


Women with a specific type of breast cancer may benefit from adding Avastin to the chemotherapy regimen. The research included more than 1,200 patients who were randomly assigned to receive Avastin or placebo in addition to Taxotere and other medications....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/26/avastin-helpful-for-some-breast-tumors/

 

Exercise to Fight Depression


Chronic illness such as diabetes or heart disease often goes hand-in-hand with depression. What's more, depression makes the outcomes of such chronic conditions worse. Now a new analysis shows that exercise can be an effective treatment for the depression associated...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/01/26/exercise-to-fight-depression/

 


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