By: Joe Graedon January 7, 2019 37 Comments
    Why Was the FDA So Slow to Warn About FQ Disaste…

    We would be the first to admit that the Food and Drug Administration has a LOT of responsibilities. The agency is supposed to ensure that our food supply is safe. It monitors those never-ending prescr…

    By: Terry Graedon December 31, 2018 5 Comments
    Will Therapeutic Frankincense Help You Sleep?

    In the Christmas story found in the Gospel of Matthew, wise men come from the east seeking the newborn king. They bring him presents: gold, frankincense and myrrh. This part of the story with these pr…

    By: Terry Graedon November 5, 2018 38 Comments
    Will Pumpkin Seed Oil Help Your Urinary Problem?

    How often do you have to get up at night to visit the bathroom? Some people sleep through the night with no difficulty but others have their sleep disrupted because they need to urinate every few hour…

    By: Joe Graedon October 4, 2018 57 Comments
    What Can You Do To Prevent Recurrent Urinary Tra…

    Have you ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI)? The symptoms are unpleasant, to put it mildly. First, you may feel a tremendous urge to pee. And when you do urinate, the burning sensation can be un…

    By: Joe Graedon July 16, 2018 24 Comments
    Antibiotic plus BP medicine Led to Deadly Drug I…

    We have been writing about the dangers of drug interactions for over 40 years. We assumed that when computers entered the scene doctors would check for dangerous drug combinations before prescribing a…

    By: Joe Graedon July 12, 2018 52 Comments
    A New FDA Warning About Serious Fluoroquinolone …

    We can hardly believe that once again the Food and Drug Administration is warning about fearsome complications from antibiotics like Cipro and Levaquin. Serious fluoroquinolone side effects have been …

    By: Terry Graedon March 19, 2018 18 Comments
    Should You Drink Cranberry Juice to Avoid Cystit…

    Sometimes it can be difficult to determine whether simple approaches often dismissed as "old wives' tales" are helpful or useless. New scientific findings often tend to support such wisdom as "eat you…

    By: Terry Graedon August 8, 2016 14 Comments
    How to Prevent UTIs by Choosing Laundry Products…

    A urinary tract infection is a torment: a feeling of desperate urgency to urinate and then searing pain during the act. Most UTIs are caused by organisms that flourish without problems in the digesti…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2016 21 Comments
    How to Use Cranberry Juice for UTIs

    The effort to reduce bacterial resistance to antibiotics requires doctors to cut back on using these drugs for the most common problems. That may mean that many women prone to repeated urinary tract i…

    By: Terry Graedon June 30, 2016 16 Comments
    How to Prevent a UTI with Cranberry Juice

    It is estimated that 60 percent of women experience one or more urinary tract infections during their lives. Such UTIs are among the most common bacterial infections, accounting for over 10 million do…

    By: Joe Graedon September 21, 2015 11 Comments
    Cranberry Pills Prevent Urinary Infections

    Years ago, we were excited when a placebo-controlled trial substantiated the "old wives' tale" that drinking cranberry juice could ward off urinary tract infections (UTIs) that kept recurring in elder…

    By: Joe Graedon April 27, 2015 18 Comments
    Garlic Keeps Her Bladder Infections at Bay

    Recurrent urinary tract infections can be very hard to fend off, so we are interested in this reader's success with a simple supplement. Women who are susceptible to this problem will recognize the in…

    By: Joe Graedon January 2, 2014 63 Comments
    Toilet Seats Are a Touchy Topic

    Did you know that there is a medical condition called TP (toilet phobia). An article in the German medical journal Klinische Pediatrie (Jan. 2017) notes that "...toilet phobia (TP) is a rare disorder …

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2012 8 Comments
    Cranberry Juice and Urinary Infections

    The idea that drinking cranberry juice could help prevent urinary tract infections was once considered an old wives' tale. Over the years, however, some research has supported this idea. Now a meta-an…