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How to Keep Cancer from Spreading by Taking Aspirin

Cancer patients may want to ask their oncologists if they should be taking aspirin on a regular basis to keep cancer from spreading.

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New Ways to Detect Thyroid Cancer

Some day you may sing during an ultrasound to see if you have thyroid cancer. Another approach–a trained dog sniffing urine.

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What Is the Benefit to Eating Black Walnuts?

English walnuts may have the advantage for heart health, but black walnuts appear to have anticancer activity.

Dr. Vinay Prasad explains the importance of clinical trials

Show 1228: Why Clinical Trials Matter for COVID-19 and Cancer

Dr. Vinay Prasad explains why clinical trials are crucially important, especially when it comes to killers like cancer and COVID-19.

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How Can You Manage Opioid-Induced Constipation?

One drawback of narcotics for pain relief is opioid-induced constipation. Several drugs may help counteract this complication.


Show 1170: What Makes Your Immune System an Elegant Defense? (Archive)

You might imagine your immune system as an army fighting off invaders. What if it behaved more like a peacekeeping force to maintain harmony?

Shelf with containers of the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate)

Bayer Settles Roundup Litigation for Up To $10.9 Billion

Bayer will settle longstanding Roundup litigation although it disputes the claim that exposure to glyphosate causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

J&J Baby Powder

Missouri Court Slashes Baby Powder Damages for J&J

A court of appeals in Missouri reduced the amount of baby powder damages for women with ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson may appeal the $2.1 billion award.

Metformin pills

Which Metformin is OK and Which is on the FDA’s Problem List?

The FDA admits that several metformin diabetes formulations are contaminated with a probable carcinogen. Which metformin is OK? How would you know?

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Reducing Cancer Risk With Vitamin D and Magnesium

A new study finds that the combination of adequate vitamin D and magnesium helps patients with colorectal cancer avoid an early death.

Bayer aspirin "The Wonder Drug"

Can You Prevent Colorectal Cancer With Aspirin?

A meta-analysis including recent studies finds that regular aspirin use can help prevent colorectal cancer. Talk with your doctor about benefits vs. risks.

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Will Boosting Your Step Count Save Your Life?

A study of American adults shows that people who manage a step count of at least 8,000 a day have a lower chance of dying in the next decade.

Bayer aspirin "The Wonder Drug"

Is Aspirin a Miracle or a Menace?

Tens of millions died during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Did aspirin contribute to the death spike that year? Is aspirin a miracle or a menace?

A variety of statin drugs

Will Statin Drugs Help Fight Cancer?

Scientists are learning exactly how statin drugs such as pitavastatin can stop some cancer cells from growing wildly out of control.

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Can You Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally?

If you have type 2 diabetes, paying attention to exercise, diet and supplements could help you manage your blood sugar more naturally.

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Prednisone Withdrawal: Can You Ever Stop Corticosteroids?

Corticosteroids are prescribed to millions of people for a variety of medical conditions. Many may not be told about side effects or prednisone withdrawal.

Dr. Aaron Carroll, author of Bad Food Bible

Show 1200: Making Sense of Changing Nutritional Guidelines

Is fish oil helpful or useless? Does eating red meat make any difference for heart health? Can you keep up with changing nutritional guidelines?

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Is It Really Risky to Eat Red Meat?

An analysis of six studies suggests that if you eat red meat you may run a higher risk of heart problems, However, the additional risk is small.

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How Safe Is Water Chlorination?

Most municipalities rely on water chlorination for safe tap water. New research suggests that chlorine may form dangerous by-products with other compounds.

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Do Psychological Benefits from Psilocybin Last?

Nearly five years after a psychedelic experience designed to be therapeutic, most participants report they still are getting benefits from psilocybin.