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Tincture of Thyme Fended Off Cold
Sipping a cup of thyme tea can help ease symptoms of a cold, especially a troublesome nighttime cough, so the sufferer can get some sleep.
Should You Fight Fever When You Have Flu?
Even though most cold and flu remedies contain fever reducers, there is little evidence that they speed healing. Such products may even be counterproductive.
Grapefruit Lowers Blood Pressure
Both animal and human research suggests that grapefruit may indeed have an impact on blood vessel flexibility and lower blood pressure… Other foods that can help lower blood pressure include beets, green leafy vegetables and dark chocolate.
Eggplant Stars in Unusual Blood Pressure Remedy
Will eggplant water lower blood pressure? This is not a remedy that has been well tested but there is a potential mechanism to explain the possibility.
Athlete’s Foot Cream for Cracked Corners of the Mouth (Angular Cheilitis)
Cracked corners of the mouth (angular cheilitis) can be painful and embarrassing. There are lot of home remedies that can help clear up the condition.
Leg Cramp Remedies Are As Close As the Fridge
Over the last couple of decades we have collected lots of remedies for leg cramps.
Pine Bark Extract Cools Hot Flashes
Taking an extract of European pine tree bark can ease menopausal hot flashes as well as a drug like paroxetine (Paxil).
Smelly Indian Spice Offers Relief from Flatulence
People suffering from embarrassing flatulence could benefit from an old Indian remedy known as "hing" in Hindi and asafetida in English.
Beating Back Garlic Breath With Parsley
Garlic is tasty and good for us. Not only does it have cardiovascular benefits it may also have anticancer activity. But what can we do about garlic breath?
Did Marijuana Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms?
Marijuana was prescribed over 100 years ago to help ease asthma symptoms. Is there any research to support the medical use of marijuana for asthma?
Prescribed Medicines Led to Vitamin B12 Deficiency
A PPI for GERD and metformin for type 2 diabetes combined to cause vitamin B12 deficiency for this reader; what is the appropriate treatment?
Off-Label Prescriptions Linked to Bad Reactions to Drugs
Patients taking a medication prescribed off-label are more likely to experience side effects, particularly if the off-label use is not evidence-based.
Overtreatment for Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Is Common
Overtreatment for diabetes and hypertension puts older patients at risk of dizziness, falls and brain damage, but few prescribers reduce medication.
Generic Sertraline (Zoloft) Problems Lead To Anxiety and Panic
Sertraline (Zoloft) is an antidepressant taken by millions of people every day. Reports are cropping up that some generic formulations may pose problems.
PPI Use Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease
Long term use of certain heartburn medicines may increase the possibility of developing chronic kidney disease and its attendant complications.
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