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This Week's Radio Show: 847 Asthma and Infection


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: Difficulty breathing is not only frightening; it can lead to serious medical complications...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/18/847-asthma-and-infection/

Don't Hover Use Toilet Seat Cover


Q. I am appalled at the condition of the public restroom where I work. It is filthy and I hate to get close to the toilet seats. I have osteoarthritis in my knees, so crouching above the toilet is very...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/dont-hover-use-toilet-seat-cover-2/

Will Ginkgo Help Short Term Memory Problems?


Q. I am 54 and worried about my short term memory. My wife gets annoyed because I forget things she's told me to do. At work I keep lists so I don't slip up. I used to remember all my...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/will-ginkgo-help-short-term-memory-problems/

Treating Peyronie's May Save Sex Life


Q. My husband has Peyronie's disease. I can't remember the last time we had sex. I know it's been over a year. He has seen our primary doctor and a urologist. The only treatment the doctors recommended was vitamin E...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/treaeting-peyronies-may-save-sex-life/

Chemist Indignant About Alum Deodorant Ignorance


Q. I am a professional chemist and am amazed that nobody has said that alum actually contains aluminum, because it is a potassium aluminum sulfate salt. Here is the wikipedia link, that is pretty good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alum On the People's Pharmacy...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/14/chemist-indignant-about-alum-deodorant-ignorance/

Health Headlines:

How Much Lead Is in Your Lipstick?


Hundreds of lipstick brands tested positive for small amounts of lead. That's the word from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Lead has been detected in lipstick for years. The most recent round of testing comes from the Food and Drug...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/how-much-lead-is-in-your-lipstick/

 

Drug Shortage Endangers Kids with Cancer


The drug shortage in the United States is now endangering the lives of children with cancer. The FDA has announced that supplies of preservative-free methotrexate for injection are in dangerously short supply. This medicine is crucial for treating children with...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/drug-shortage-endangers-kids-with-cancer/

 

Counterfeit Cancer Drug Creates Crisis


The FDA has a potentially life-threatening problem with a cancer drug. Avastin is used to treat colo-rectal cancer as well as tumors of the brain, kidney and lungs. It works by cutting off the blood supply to tumors by blocking...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/counterfeit-cancer-drug-creates-crisis/

 

Antibiotics Disappointing for Sinusitis


People with sinusitis are frequently prescribed antibiotics in the hope of clearing up the infection behind the inflammation. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the antibiotic amoxicillin made no difference in curing...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/antibiotics-disappointing-for-sinusitis/

 

Supplements Fail Cancer Test


B-vitamins and fish oil do not appear to offer protection against cancer. A study of more than 2,500 French people compared the supplements to placebo for five years. The investigators found that the mixture of vitamin B6, folic acid and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/supplements-fail-cancer-test/

 

Mediterranean-Type Diet Protects Brain


The Mediterranean diet appears to help protect against cancer as well as heart disease. Now evidence suggests it may also protect the brain. Senior citizens who ate a Mediterranean-type diet were less likely to show damage to blood vessels on...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/16/mediterranean-type-diet-protects-brain/

 


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