Do you pay attention to the side effects listed in pharma ads? Perhaps the companies should tell us how to prevent type 2 diabetes on TV.
Will testosterone help women maintain a strong sex drive after menopause? It may benefit some women, but not others. Sex is complicated!
Delayed release risedronate for osteoporosis should be taken during breakfast or immediately afterwards to avoid digestive distress.
When people have low thyroid hormone levels, they don't feel good. An old-fashioned treatment can often help.
In Israel, researchers found that low-dose aspirin helps protect older individuals with cardiovascular conditions from catching COVID-19.
Overuse of drugs, especially for food production, has led to antimicrobial resistant infections. These could become a huge challenge.
Fluvoxamine (Luvox) has been marketed as an antidepressant since 1984. Why would this very old SSRI offer some promise against COVID-19?
Is your medicine safe and effective? How would you know? The FDA says a drug is "safe" even if it can cause cancer, heart attacks or death.
Vaccination may lead to swollen lymph nodes on the same side as the shot. Radiologists are learning to recognize such false positive mammograms.
If blood pressure drops too low overnight, it can aggravate optic nerve damage. That is the last thing glaucoma patients need!
Are you sneezing, sniffling and congested? Are allergies making you miserable? Antihistamines and corticosteroids are popular. NasalCrom is another option!
When people become forgetful or have memory problems they often worry about Alzheimer's disease. But what if vitamin B12 deficiency causes mental confusion?
The popular pain reliever acetaminophen may be riskier than you think. A 2014 ProPublica report has some chilling statistics.
One reader reports that apremilast (Otezla) works very well to control psoriasis. There are other options for people who can't afford Otezla.
Have you ever shopped at an outlet mall? You get a branded product at a reduced price. Authorized generic drugs are surprisingly similar.
For over 30 years, millions of people took ranitidine (Zantac) for heartburn. Is there a link between ranitidine and cancer? There's new data!
Paroxetine, and duloxetine can delay orgasm to the point that sexual intercourse is no longer enjoyable; it may also reduce libido.
Would you imagine that antimicrobial mouthwash could raise blood pressure? So can licorice, decongestant nasal spray and pain relievers.
Lithium is being rediscovered for mood disorders. But Lithium damages kidneys if doses get too high. Low-dose lithium for depression is new.
Many readers have found that eliminating toothpaste with SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) helps them avoid canker sores. What is SLS anyway?