The People's Perspective on Medicine
Woman feeling eye pain when using cellphone at night
Aging

No Study Support for Fish Oil Soothing Dry Eyes

Although fish oil has a reputation for soothing dry eyes, a recent randomized controlled trial found that placebo capsules of olive oil worked just as well.

Pyridoxal chemical molecular formula and model, vitamin b6 group
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Will Excess Vitamin B6 Damage Nerves?

Sometimes a vitamin supplement can help ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, but excess vitamin B6 can be harmful.

a jar of pickles
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pickles Keep Hands from Tingling

Pickle juice was able to reduce the discomfort of tingling or numbness in fingers and hands.

Pyridoxal chemical molecular formula and model, vitamin b6 group
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

High Doses of Vitamin B6 Could Cause Nerve Damage

High doses of vitamin B6 can lead to neuropathy instead of helping nerve pain heal. Why do these supplements backfire this way?