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  • Green tea disease-fighting compounds may weaken blood pressure drugs

    Green tea disease-fighting compounds may weaken blood pressure drugs
    As far as scientists can tell, green tea has many health benefits. It contains natural antioxidants called flavonoids that appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and various types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, lung and...
  • Caffeine can help memory: Have a latte, stop forgetting

    Caffeine can help memory: Have a latte, stop forgetting
    Many people typically need a cup of coffee for a caffeine kick to get through the morning, but according to a recent study published by the Nature Neuroscience journal, caffeine can also help enhance your memory.  In an experiment conducted by Michael...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
  • Context is key when calculating health care costs in retirement

    When I was raising my teenage son, a typical conversation would go like this: Me: Don't you have homework? Son: Mmmmm. Me: Don't you have to write a 10-page paper, plus study for a math test? Son: (Grunt) Me: Shouldn't you get started right now?...
  • Prescription drug abuse continues to climb, especially usage of painkillers

    whatdoctorsknow.com When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
  • 'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets

    'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets
    Blue meth inspired by the hit TV series "Breaking Bad" is hitting the streets of Albuquerque, but it's not the same quality of the "blue sky" drug made on the show. Dealers use chemicals to cut the meth and turn it blue, thus making it less pure,...
  • FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

    FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
    The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol. Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...
  • Sixth man sought in drug conspiracy case in McHenry County

    Sixth man sought in drug conspiracy case in McHenry County
    Authorities said today they are looking for a Crystal Lake man in connection with a drug conspiracy case that already has resulted in the arrest of five people. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Terry R. Pugh, 24, whose last known address...
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood

    Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study. Adult mice and rats who were...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad' wins for ensemble in a TV drama series

    SAG Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad' wins for ensemble in a TV drama series
    AMC’s “Breaking Bad” has won the Screen Actors Guild award for performance by an ensemble in a drama series. The series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher¬†who turns to manufacturing crystal meth in...
  • Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...