By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 12 Comments
    Will Sniffing Alcohol Ease Nausea After Surgery?

    Most of the time when we learn about an unusual home remedy, we have no idea how or even whether it works. So we were thrilled last year when we came across an actual placebo-controlled trial of sniff…

    By: Terry Graedon January 10, 2019 7 Comments
    How Can You Avoid Norovirus?

    Norovirus, the plague of cruise ships, is also known as the winter vomiting bug. It is highly contagious and is starting to circulate this winter. Michigan is being especially hard hit. There are als…

    By: Joe Graedon April 16, 2018 12 Comments
    Aromatherapy | Can a Sniff of Alcohol Relieve Na…

    Have you ever experienced nausea? Who hasn’t? It’s a terrible feeling. It can be brought on by vertigo or medications. Cancer chemotherapy drugs are notorious for triggering unrelenting nausea and…

    By: Joe Graedon January 8, 2018 28 Comments
    Should You Worry About Germs on Your Coffee Cup …

    Do you pay attention when you visit your local coffee shop? Can you observe the person who fills your mug or places the lid on your paper cup? Does that person wear disposable gloves? We are constantl…

    By: Joe Graedon December 29, 2014 116 Comments
    The Inside Story of Tamiflu: Side Effects &…

    If you have been watching TV lately you may have seen a commercial for Tamiflu (oseltamivir). A very sick-looking man is seen creeping about in a very small house. He blows his nose with a teeny tissu…

    By: Joe Graedon July 2, 2014 13 Comments
    Peppermint Oil for Digestive Woes (IBS) vs. Side…

    Q. I've heard that taking enteric-coated peppermint oil can help IBS. My worst symptoms are stomach cramps and flatulence, but I'm reluctant to eat out or travel. Some of my friendships have suffered.…

    By: Terry Graedon January 27, 2014 26 Comments
    Outbreaks on Cruise Liners Offer Lessons for Hos…

    We asked readers the question, "Are You Concerned about Coffee Cup Contamination?" This was in response to a query by a visitor to this website who worried about catching a cold or the flu because the…