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This Week's Radio Show: 890 Do Antidepressants Really Work?


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 more than two decades, antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil or Effexor have...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/26/890-do-antidepressants-really-work/

Does Low Cholesterol Lead to Strokes?


Q. I am a 70 year old woman. My cholesterol has always been between 206 and 220 with high HDLs and a good ratio. Last summer, my doctor said 214 is no longer acceptable and put me on simvastatin. My...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/does-low-cholesterol-lead-to-strokes/

How Soap in the Bed Eases Leg Cramps--A Hypothesis


by Derek H. Page There is far too much anecdotal evidence to dispute the fact that soap at the bottom of the bed can relieve nocturnal leg cramps. But contributors to this column have been pleading for a scientific explanation...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/how-soap-in-the-bed-eases-leg-cramps--a-hypothesis/

Will Your Aspirin Lead to Blindness?


In case you missed it, an article was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly the Archives of Internal Medicine) on January 21st titled "The Association of Aspirin Use with Age-Related Macular Degeneration [AMD]." We felt it was newsworthy...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/will-your-aspirin-lead-to-blindness/


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Aspirin Use Linked to Macular Degeneration


Australian researchers have found a link between regular aspirin use and the risk of macular degeneration. This age-related eye disease is a leading cause of blindness among senior citizens. In the Blue Mountain Eye Study, investigators followed more than 2000...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/aspirin-use-linked-to-macular-degeneration/

 

Crisis Checklist Means Life or Death in Surgical Emergency


When something bad happens during surgery, doctors must make life and death decisions on the spur of the moment. In the chaos following a cardiac arrest, major bleed or life-threatening allergic reaction, surgeons and anesthesiologists may overlook crucial procedures. A...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/crisis-checklist-means-life-or-death-in-surgical-emergency/

 

Wrinkle Reliever Eases Bladder Problems


Botox has been available for more than 20 years. During that time it has become a household word, associated with cosmetic injections to smooth facial wrinkles. Now the FDA has approved it for treating overactive bladder. A Botox injection into...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/wrinkle-reliever-eases-bladder-problems/

 

New Drug Offers Hope for Difficult Skin Condition


Until now, there has been no successful treatment for a relatively rare skin condition called vitiligo. For reasons that remain mysterious, some people develop depigmentation of portions of their skin. It can occur on hands, feet and face. Dermatologists have...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/new-drug-offers-hope-for-difficult-skin-condition/

 

Plastic Bowls Add Melamine to Noodle Soup


Melamine made headlines in 2008 when thousands of Chinese babies had to be hospitalized after being given formula adulterated with the chemical. The previous year had seen widespread recalls of pet food that sickened or killed many dogs and cats....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/24/plastic-bowls-add-melamine-to-noodle-soup/

 


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