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This Week's Radio Show: 852 Health News Update


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: Sometimes simple approaches can be surprisingly effective. A new study shows that helping...

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Corn Huskers Stars For Slippery Sex


Q. You mentioned an old-fashioned product which might work as a sexual lubricant for older people. We would appreciate the name of it. A. We have heard from readers that Corn Huskers Lotion is useful as a personal lubricant as...

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Horrible Heartburn Leads to Walking Drugstore


Q. I am hoping you can give me advice about what to take for heartburn. I lead a "normal" life for a single mom: working long hours, carpooling, going to the gym and kid's soccer games. I know my eating...

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Cough Medicine Triggers Panic Attack


Q. My daughter just told me a horror story about a close friend of hers. This young woman became depressed at college and was taking Zoloft. When she caught a bad cold and took over-the-counter cough syrup, she ended up...

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Celery Seed Eases Pain of Gout


Q. I'm a roofer. One day I thought I'd broken my toe but the doctor said I was in the gout club. I've tried everything, and only one thing works: celery seed extract (3 tablets a day) and plenty of...

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Staying Fit Can Stave Off Disability


Losing weight and improving fitness can have a profound impact on the health of people with type 2 diabetes. Such patients often struggle with weight and frequently have problems with mobility as their disease progresses. Some people are calling this...

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Weight Loss Surgery for Diabetes


Another approach to controlling type 2 diabetes involves bariatric surgery. In two studies of severely obese diabetic patients, weight loss surgery worked much better than medication to control blood sugar, triglycerides and other metabolic markers of type 2 diabetes. Although...

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Vaccine Against Cancer?


Two small studies of cancer patients for disease recurrence have shown a positive response to a modified smallpox vaccination. This immunotherapy is designed to trick the immune system into fighting the skin cancer melanoma as well as ovarian cancer. The...

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Unmasking Cancer Cells


Another potential breakthrough in cancer treatment involves an antibody to a cell surface marker called CD47. This protein normally serves as a cloaking device for healthy cells to keep the immune system from attacking. Cancer cells take advantage of this...

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Hot Stuff to Protect the Heart?


There's good news about spicy food. Scientists in Hong Kong report that adding capsaicin compounds called capsaicinoids to high-cholesterol chow protected hamsters from high LDL cholesterol and from plaque in their arteries. Capsaicin is the hot stuff in chili peppers....

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Chocolate Lovers Weigh Less


Cocoa flavonoids found in chocolate have documented health benefits, such as lower blood pressure, more flexible blood vessels and more sensitive insulin response. Despite these modest but consistent benefits, clinicians have warned that people should not eat chocolate because of...

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