Chronic sinusitis strikes when inflammation leads to swelling within the lining of the sinuses. This can interfere with normal drainage, cause mucus buildup, and make it hard to breathe through the nose. Over-the-counter treatments and home remedies ...
Benzodiazepines and drugs with strong anticholinergic effects have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease in people who take them. Higher doses and longer use were associated with higher risk. There are several alternatives to both types.
A number of self-help steps can reduce the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids. Getting more fiber, either with food alone or by adding a fiber supplement, helps to prevent straining, pain, and bleeding. Off-the-shelf creams and suppositories can ease...
A healthy diet that includes poultry, fish, whole grains, vegetables and fruits, nuts, legumes, low-fat dairy products, and unsaturated fats can help control high blood pressure.
Small amounts of alcohol in early pregnancy may not risk the mother’s health and the health of their babies as much as previously believed.
The big question is, do pills expire? With a splitting headache, you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin only to find the stamped expiration date on the medicine bottle is more than a year out of date. So, does medicine expire? Do you t...
Ketogenic diets may have some benefits but are controversial. At the very least, it’s difficult to stick with and could cause other health issues.
Long-term use of anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl, some antidepressants, and others has been linked to increased risk of developing dementia.
A daily intake of 500 to 700 milligrams of calcium plus 800 to 1,000 IU of vitamin D is enough to preserve bone density. It’s best to get calcium through diet rather than supplements, but vitamin D supplements are fine.
The maker of a generic version of ranitidine, a heartburn medication taken by millions, announced that it is recalling all of its products sold in the US because of the discovery of low levels of a probable carcinogen in these products.