Home Remedy Q&A: August 2002

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Q. I am a 30-year-old man, and I am starting to feel old. I am in the Army and can tell that I've lost a step on the younger guys. I want to improve my overall health, and after looking... (Read More)
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Q. Someone recently inquired about mosquito repellent for a trip to Alaska. I can't remember where I read that catnip proved better as a mosquito repellent than DEET. I put this to the test last week while weeding until dark... (Read More)
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Q. I understand that eating licorice lowers testosterone levels in men. Will it have the same impact on testosterone levels in women? Could this hormonal effect be a solution to eliminating unwanted facial hair in women? A. An Italian study... (Read More)
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Q. Friends have called in a panic about treating lice. Their six-year-old daughter brought them home from summer camp. When I was a girl my parents used kerosene, but I hated it. These folks are reluctant to use insecticide on... (Read More)