From the monthly archives:

July 2011

Most people hear “yeast infection” and think of vaginal yeast infections, thanks to the numerous over the counter treatments advertised on television. Unfortunately, there are numerous places and ways a yeast infection can strike (yeast is a type of fungi), and yes, there are yeast infections in men, too! Most fungi start on the skin, […]

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Although the current drug shortage that has been going on is caused more by FDA regulations limiting production (bureaucracy is making it hard to meet sudden demands and problems), more manufacturers of popular drugs may help lift that burden. How? Over the next two years 7 of the 20 most popular drug patents will expire, and […]

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Summer Flu?

July 27, 2011

While the summer of 2011 may be remembered for a heat wave, many are reporting both symptoms of influenza as well as the more common summer ailment stomach flu. (Stomach flu is more common because the summer heat provides the perfect warmth for bacterial growth in food). If you think you have flu symptoms, it’s […]

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Gonorrhea is now showing up with more antibiotic resistant strains. One of the most prevelant STDs in the world, over the last decade gonorrhea‘s resistance to the drugs used to treat it has gone up by a factor of 7 (against cefixime, it’s only 3 times as resistant to ceftiaxone). While not everyone needs to […]

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Zinc, found in shellfish, red meats, milk and nuts, may benefit in fighting off symptoms of the common cold. Zinc is also an essential mineral responsible for tissue regeneration, reproductive health (it’s in sperm) and vision. Since zinc is mainly found in meats, vegetarians (and vegans especially) are at risk for not having enough zinc […]

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