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This Week's Radio Show: 872 Fermented Foods for Flavor and Health (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: What do bread, wine and cheese have in common with pickles, sauerkraut and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/30/872-fermented-foods-for-flavor-and-health/

Don't Miss Our Black Friday Sale This Weekend


At Thanksgiving, we pause and reflect with gratitude on our interactions all year long with you, our readers, listeners and web visitors. Much as we love talking with the scientists who are shaping health research today, we especially appreciate being...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/28/dont-miss-our-black-friday-sale-this-weekend/

Cinnamon Can Help Control Cholesterol and Blood Sugar


Q. I read your column in my local newspaper, the San Antonio Express-News, and enjoy it very much. I've read some very interesting remedies. Yesterday your column was on foods such as cinnamon to help lower cholesterol. I've been eating cinnamon...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/cinnamon-can-help-control-cholesterol-and-blood-sugar/

Underutilized Antiviral Flu Drugs Could Save Children's Lives


The drumbeat has started to get your flu shot. As influenza starts showing up around the country you will no doubt be urged to get vaccinated. But last year's vaccine produced dismal results. Even though it was a surprisingly good...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/antiviral-flu-drugs-save-lives-but-are-underutilized/

Thalidomide Redeemed for Hard-To-Treat Crohn's Disease


No drug in the world that has been more vilified than thalidomide. That is understandable, since it caused so much misery. In the 1950s thousands of babies were born with severely deformed limbs and other malformations after their mothers used...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/thalidomide-redeemed-for-hard-to-treat-crohns-disease/

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Compounding Pharmacies Will Be Subject to FDA Oversight


Congress has enacted legislation to regulate compounding pharmacies. Just over a year ago many cases of fungal meningitis alarmed public health authorities around the country. Most cases were linked to spinal injections of contaminated steroid medicines produced by the New...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/compounding-pharmacies-will-be-subject-to-fda-oversight/

 

Nut Eaters Live Longer


Nuts used to be considered high-risk snacks. That's because they are high in fat. Cardiologists worried that regular nut consumption might clog coronary arteries. A large study published in The New England Journal of Medicine finally puts that fear to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/nut-eaters-live-longer/

 

Fish Oil to Fight Recurrence of Prostate Cancer


Men worried about prostate cancer have been challenged by conflicting advice about fish oil. A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported that men who had the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids from fish...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/fish-oil-to-fight-recurrence-of-prostate-cancer/

 

Finding the Sweet Spot for Testosterone


Older men are being bombarded with advertising urging them to treat "low T." Testosterone supplementation remains controversial, however. A study several weeks ago from the VA health system revealed that men with higher testosterone were more likely to suffer a...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/finding-the-sweet-spot-for-testosterone/

 

Oral Contraceptive Use in Youth Linked to Glaucoma Risk Later


Although oral contraceptives have been around for decades, scientists have just uncovered an unexpected complication. A study of more than 3,400 American women over 40 found that those who had taken birth control pills for at least three years had...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/oral-contraceptive-use-in-youth-linked-to-glaucoma-later/

 

What Is the Impact of Exercise During Pregnancy?


Scientists report in the BMJ that women with healthy lifestyles during their first pregnancy are much less likely to experience complications such as high blood pressure or premature delivery. Some of these lifestyle factors can't be changed (socioeconomic status, family...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/11/27/what-is-the-impact-of-exercise-during-pregnancy/

 


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