| Jul 4, 2012
Already known as a popular herb for its reputed energy-boosting effects, American ginseng may help reduce symptoms of fatigue for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, according to a new study.
Mayo Clinic researchers found that after...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Q: I developed rosacea a few years ago. Although I tried ignoring it, the condition got worse.
A dermatologist gave me samples of Finacea. That helped a little, but there is a $60 copay for the prescription. MetroGel works a little, too, but again has...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A new study has found that acid reflux medicine used to treat asthma in children isn't effective.
Physicians often prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole in addition to standard inhaled steroid drugs to children who have asthma. The number of...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Pfizer is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills because there’s a problem with the order of pills in the packaging. It’s an error that could lead to unintended pregnancies.
The company says there’s a mix-up with its Lo/...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Q. I have worked outside for most of my career, which is great, but it can be a challenge in the summer. Several years ago I became very run down during a brutally hot summer. On a whim I dumped some salt in my hand and licked it up. I felt better...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Boonsboro resident Bill Gormley wasn’t being extra careful on Friday the 13th, saying he doesn’t buy in to the idea of the date bringing bad luck.
“It’s all coincidence,” said Gormley, 64. “If you walk under a...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:40 AM
With food allergies still on the rise and no clear answer about their causes, parents of allergic children anxiously await the development of an effective treatment to prevent life-threatening reactions.
Researchers are making progress with a method...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Good and Evil.
Nurture versus Nature.
Survival of the nicest or survival of the fittest.
Morality: our conformity to the rules of right conduct and virtue. It’s long been territory only for philosophers, theologians and newspaper columnists...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Q: I am 55 and was diagnosed with osteoporosis last April. I just learned that I am deficient in vitamin D.
I have felt fatigued and mentally foggy as long as I can remember. Could I have been vitamin D deficient for years and, as a result, developed...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Megan Elphage lives in fear of another big epileptic seizure.
The 22-year-old Glen Burnie woman had her first seizure when she was 13. Even though medications largely keep her epilepsy under control, the prospect of seizures means she can't drive,...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 12:51 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Drugmaker Glenmark Generics said Friday it is recalling seven lots of birth control pills because in some packages, the pills were in the wrong order.
The company, which is based in India, did not say how many pills or packages...