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


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: For years we have been told that all calories are equal. In theory,...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/17/836-foods-for-weight-control/

Sex No Longer Pleasurable


Q. Has anyone here heard of the prostate and hair loss drug PROPECIA OR FINASTERIDE? It has ruined many lives because of long-term sexual side effects, myself included. Only now after men have been suffering from all sorts of problem...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/sex-no-longer-pleasurable/

Zyprexa (Olanzepine) Side Effect Ruins Self Image


Q. I was misdiagnosed as having Bi-polar disorder several years ago and was placed on several mood altering medications to no avail. I then went to see another doctor who properly diagnosed me as having borderline personality disorder and was...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/zyprexa-olanzepine-side-effect-ruins-self-image/

Bad Breath from Bugs in the Belly


Q. I have taken a variety of drugs for acid reflux. If I try to stop, the heartburn comes roaring back and the pain is unbearable. I also have terrible bad breath even though I brush my teeth three times...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/bad-breath-from-bugs-in-the-belly/

Mirror Test May Spot Heart Disease


Diagnosing heart disease is expensive and can be risky, but there may be a low-tech test as close as your bathroom mirror. Although this 10-second free self-exam has been known for almost 40 years, it has been largely forgotten or...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/mirror-test-may-spot-heart-disease/


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FDA Flummoxed by Fungal Meningitis Problem


FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg told a Congressional committee that the agency does not have a good handle on compounding pharmacies that are acting like manufacturers. That was the situation with the New England Compounding Center, which was responsible for...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/fda-flummoxed-by-fungal-meningitis-problem/

 

Tea Drinkers at Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes


Drinking black tea may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of people in 50 countries. Type 2 diabetes has been increasing rapidly around the world and is a serious concern, as it significantly increases...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/tea-drinkers-at-lower-risk-of-type-2-diabetes/

 

Exercise, Cheeseburgers and the Brain


Exercise helps to keep the brain working well, at least in rats. The research conducted at the University of Minnesota involved rats learning a maze. Then half the animals got regular low-fat lab chow, while the other half got the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/exercise-cheeseburgers-and-the-brain/

 

How Bad Are Trans Fats?


Some of the most worrisome fats in human diets are the trans fatty acids found in shortening, margarine and processed foods such as cookies and crackers. Although trans fats have been removed from many foods, they are still present in...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/how-bad-are-trans-fats/

 

Cheese Trumps Butter for Heart Health


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 suggests...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/cheese-trumps-butter-for-heart-health/

 

Is Quality of Fat More Important Than Quantity?


Recent research shows that the kind of fat we eat may have an immediate impact on the flexibility of our arteries. Junk food is often high in saturated fat. Canadian researchers compared blood flow through arteries after two different meals....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/11/15/is-quality-of-fat-more-important-than-quantity/

 

Is Fibromyalgia Due to Sleep Disturbance?


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/2012/11/15/is-fibromyalgia-due-to-sleep-disturbance/

 


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