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Grilled Meat Contributes to Kidney Cancer
Cancer-causing compounds formed when meat is cooked at high heat increase the risk of kidney cancer, especially in vulnerable people.
Using Green Tea and Cocoa Flavonoids for Glaucoma Prevention
Drinking green tea and consuming some cocoa daily provides promising flavonoids for glaucoma prevention.
Using Vanilla as a Burn Remedy
Some people report that they pour on vanilla as a burn remedy to ease pain and prevent blistering.
Boswellia Fights Pain at a Price
The Indian herb Boswellia has anti-inflammatory activity and may help with pain relief, but it can cause heartburn for some users.
Chronic Hives Disappeared with the Elimination of Gluten from the Diet
Thorough avoidance of gluten has completely eliminated the hive problem.
Afrin Nasal Spray Helped Stop Persistent Bleeding
Putting a vasoconstrictor such as Afrin Nasal Spray on a cut or scrape can help shrink blood vessels and reduce bleeding.
Stents Ease Angina but Fail to Stretch Survival
PCI techniques to place stents can reduce pain from angina but don't help people with stable heart disease live longer than those being treated with drugs.
Calcium Blocks Thyroid Absorption
Researchers have found that calcium interferes with thyroid absorption just as iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium and aluminum hydroxide can. Levothyroxine (Synthroid) should be taken at least two hours before these minerals.
Does Cytotec Ease Acid Reflux?
For people who must take NSAID pain relievers such as aspirin or naproxen, Cytotec can help protect the digestive tract from damage and ease discomfort.
How Much Money Can You Really Save Buying Drugs from Canada?
Can people really save money buying drugs from Canada? Is it worth the challenge? Find out about the price discrepancy between U.S. and Canadian pharmacies.
Doctors Often Ignore Deadly Drug Interaction Warnings
Millions of Americans swallow five or more pills daily. Doing so dramatically increases the risk of a deadly drug interaction that prescribers may miss.
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