By: The People's Pharmacy April 1, 2019 1 Comments
    Will Kiwifruit Raise Your Good HDL Cholesterol?

    You may think that all cholesterol should be a slow as you can get it. However, doctors usually like to see HDL cholesterol higher rather than lower. This is the fraction of the cholesterol that carri…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 31, 2019 7 Comments
    Can Grape Juice with Pectin Ease Your Joint Pain…

    Arthritis and joint pain are extremely common problems as we grow older. The pain itself can interfere greatly with your quality of life. On the other hand, because people suffer from joint pain frequ…

    By: The People's Pharmacy March 31, 2019 9 Comments
    How to Make Warts Disappear by Buying Them

    Warts are mysterious growths on the skin that are caused by the human papillomavirus. If you wonder why we term them mysterious, just think back to a case of warts you have witnessed or experienced. W…

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 0 Comments
    Smell Sweet This Spring: Enjoy our Sale

    Warmer weather is definitely on its way, now that we have officially welcomed spring. Do you have enough deodorant? We want to remind you that there is only one more day in our spring sale for MoM. We…

    By: Joe Graedon March 28, 2019 19 Comments
    What is the Best Test To Diagnose Diabetes | HbA…

    Most physicians have embraced the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes or track treatment success. It is also known as HbA1c (A1C for short), glycosylated hemoglobin or glycated hemoglobin. …

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 2 Comments
    Show 1159: Do Cold Sores Boost Your Risk for Dem…

    The past few months have produced some fascinating science stories from international sources. We interviewed two scientists in far-flung places to learn more about unexpected ways that microbes inter…

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 11 Comments
    Could a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Ease Your Knee Pai…

    People with troublesome arthritis pain in their knees may want to consider changing the menu, according to a small trial. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham studied the effects of …

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 2 Comments
    Will Prescription EPA Prevent Heart Attacks?

    Vascepa is a prescription pill containing one of the types of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil (eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA for short). This medication, icosapent ethyl, is prescribed for peopl…

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 6 Comments
    Who Can Afford New Drug for Postpartum Depressio…

    Giving birth can trigger a flood of intense emotions, from joy to anxiety. Some women experience deep despair, known as postpartum depression, that can last for months. Women with this condition are o…

    By: Joe Graedon March 28, 2019 6 Comments
    Why Should You Care about the Xarelto and OxyCon…

    We don’t usually report on litigation. Although legal cases often involve a LOT of scientific evidence, the outcomes are not always trustworthy. Just because a jury finds a product deficient or dang…

    By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 11 Comments
    Can Naltrexone Help Symptoms of Sjogren’s?

    Autoimmune diseases can be difficult to treat. In these conditions, the immune system that normally protects the body from invading pathogens gets disoriented and starts to attack bodily tissues. When…

    By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 5 Comments
    If You Take Zinc, Will Your Feet Not Stink?

    Do your feet smell bad? Many of the remedies for unpleasant foot odor are topical: soak the feet in a solution of baking soda, vinegar, Epsom salts or very strong tea. Any of those approaches may be q…

    By: Joe Graedon March 25, 2019 20 Comments
    Aviation Disasters Highlight Fundamental Flaws a…

    When an airplane crashes it captures the world’s attention. When two planes crash it instantly becomes a crisis. Such was the case with the Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane. On October 29, 2018, 189 people…

    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 March 25, 2019 1 Comments
    Does Your Microbiota Change When You Take Nexium…

    The "royal we" may be more accurate than we imagine, and not only for individuals of noble descent. All of us might practice thinking of ourselves a a collective. That is because each of us contains m…

    By: Joe Graedon March 25, 2019 17 Comments
    Another ARB Recall Translates into Bad BP Contro…

    Yup, you guessed it. The FDA has issued another ARB recall. This time it is for losartan…again. On March 15, 2019 and again on March 19, 2019 the FDA announced that Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, …

    By: Terry Graedon March 25, 2019 7 Comments
    Can You Use Cinnamon to Reduce Your Cholesterol?

    Most people want to keep their cholesterol under control, but some would prefer to do so without medication. It is possible to use your diet to lower your cholesterol levels. Some people report that e…

    By: Joe Graedon March 21, 2019 21 Comments
    Statins Cause Diabetes: The Link Just Got Strong…

    There is no nice way to say this. Cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins cause diabetes. This is not new news, but it is unwelcome. When lovastatin (Mevacor) was approved by the FDA more than 30 year…

    By: Joe Graedon March 21, 2019 2 Comments
    What is the Best Exercise to Prevent Diabetes?

    Many people want to know the best exercise to…fill in the blank. They would like to know the best exercise program to lose weight, prevent type 2 diabetes or keep their brains functioning. All the e…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2019 1 Comments
    Will a Mediterranean Diet Improve Your Performan…

    Following a Mediterranean diet has been shown to protect your heart, ease your symptoms of psoriasis and reduce your likelihood of becoming frail. Some research even suggests that a Mediterranean-styl…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2019 9 Comments
    Show 1158: Will Hormone Disruptors Affect Your C…

    Over the last several decades, our environment has changed enormously. Comparing a playground in 1962 to the same playground in 2019 gives some sense of how thoroughly we have surrounded ourselves and…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2019 6 Comments
    Can You Overcome Depression with Exercise?

    People with heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions are more prone to depression. This seems understandable. The problem is that if they do become depressed, their conditions may worsen. …

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2019 0 Comments
    Strong Vitamin D Helps Protect Kids from Air Pol…

    Children exposed to air pollution, including indoor air pollution, are more likely to develop asthma. New research suggests, however, that those with strong vitamin D blood levels may be partially pro…

    By: Joe Graedon March 18, 2019 11 Comments
    How To Stop Venlafaxine: Very, VERY Slowly!

    It has taken the medical profession a very long time to acknowledge that many of the most popular drugs in the pharmacy can cause a kind of dependence. By that we mean such drugs can precipitate serio…

    By: Joe Graedon March 18, 2019 12 Comments
    Delayed Cough with Lisinopril Can Lead to Misdia…

    Humans are programmed to quickly associate symptoms with exposure to some toxin. This was an incredibly adaptive learning process when our ancestors were hunters and gatherers. If a member of the trib…

    By: Joe Graedon March 18, 2019 13 Comments
    Doctor Disses Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) Against Flu

    Watch out, there’s a second wave of nasty influenza starting to circulate. Even though it seems as if spring is right around the corner, a lot of people are suffering from this badass H3N2 strain of…

    By: Terry Graedon March 18, 2019 11 Comments
    Can You Lower Blood Pressure with Nitric Oxide?

    Nitric oxide is a gas originally thought to be important to human health only as an air pollutant. In the 1980s, however, scientists began to realize that this molecule plays many important roles in h…

    By: Joe Graedon March 18, 2019 47 Comments
    Best Home Remedies for Restless Legs Syndrome

    Restless legs syndrome (RLS) affects 5% to 15% of adults (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Dec. 15, 2016). That means as many as 30 million Americans suffer from RLS. Roughly 6 million people are s…

    By: Terry Graedon March 18, 2019 16 Comments
    Can You Ease Sinus Woes by Avoiding Dairy?

    Hay fever and other seasonal allergies can cause a lot of discomfort. The congestion such allergic reactions cause can lead to sinus woes that seem to last a long time. But what if the problem is not&…

    By: Terry Graedon March 16, 2019 5 Comments
    Can You Clear Rosacea with Dandruff Shampoo?

    Rosacea is a common skin condition associated with easy flushing or blushing, persistent redness, inflamed blood vessels and small red bumps on the skin. People who have had rosacea for a long time ma…