Diseases & Conditions

Digestive

Better than Antibiotics in H. Pylori Battle: Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts Help Maintain Optimal Balance of H. Pylori Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria presents a medical conundrum — while…

STDs

Avoiding Herpes

Q: Now that I’m single and dating again, I’m worried about catching genital herpes. How common is herpes, and how…

Menopause

Myth Buster: Thin Women Actually Have Fewer Hot Flashes

Because body fat can convert male hormones into estrogen, many people have long assumed that heavy women have an estrogen…

Diseases & Conditions

Motion Sickness Remedy from Acupressure

The ancient healing art of acupressure—which uses no needles—can quell the queasy feelings of motion sickness. And you can do…

High Blood Pressure

Are You Taking Blood Pressure Medications That You Don’t Need?

Most Medical Blood Pressure Readings Are Done Wrong Here’s a disturbing bit of news: A recent study reports that 81%…

Diseases & Conditions

Clove Oil for Scabies Bites

Thinking about the long season of bites and stings that lies ahead of us made me particularly interested in a…

Digestive

The Soup You Need When Diarrhea Persists

Q: My doctor and I are working to resolve my chronic diarrhea. In the meantime, should I be taking any…

STDs

Cold Sores From Lipstick?

Q: I’m prone to cold sores. Do I need to replace my toothbrush and lipsticks every time a blister appears?…

Digestive

Supplementing with Fish Oil Makes Me Burp and Feel Bloated. How Can I Prevent This?

Q: Supplementing with fish oil makes me burp and feel bloated. How can I prevent this? A: Different brands of…

Joint Conditions

Citrus Skins Reduce the Pain of a Sprain

Sprains and strains happen easily—and what a pain! To reduce the swelling of an injured joint (and after a doctor…

Neuropathy

Antidepressant Helps Nerve Pain and Numbness from Chemotherapy

About 20% to 40% of cancer patients receiving neurotoxic (nerve-damaging) chemotherapy develop a side effect known as peripheral neuropathy that…

Pain

Milk Bath for Sunburn

The first few sun exposures of the year can be real stingers. When you've gotten a little more sun than…

Allergies

Ear Massage Relieves Allergy Stuffiness

Spring is a lovely time of year…if only you could breathe. When your nose is stuffed up from allergies, massage…

Prostate Cancer

For Prostate Cancer, Continuous Treatment Beats Intermittent Therapy

For men with advanced prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy helps control the disease for a period of time—but this treatment…

Fungal

Fungus-Free Toenails

Here's some help for those unsightly yellowing toenails (Yuk!) infected by fungus. Puncture a vitamin E capsule, and squeeze out…