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What to Do If You Have Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics?

June 22, 2017
What to Do If You Have Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics?

Dicloxacillin led the author to develop small rashes, joint pain, and other unusual effects. Find out the signs of a drug allergy and how to deal with them.

Why You Should Consider Acupuncture to Treat Depression

June 15, 2017
Why You Should Consider Acupuncture to Treat Depression

Acupuncture, in combination with other therapies such as counseling, can treat depression more effectively than antidepressants — without the side effects.

Got IBS? Try Dietary, Lifestyle Modifications Before Drugs

June 8, 2017
Got IBS? Try Dietary, Lifestyle Modifications Before Drugs

Have irritable bowel syndrome? Avoiding certain foods, reducing stress and regular exercise can provide long-term relief without nasty drug side effects.

The Tricky Chemistry of Gender Transitioning

June 1, 2017
A Look Behind Treatment for Gender Transitioning

Transitioning from one gender to another includes a combination of treatments. What is involved in the process and what potential side effects are there from the hormones and medications often involved?

Will Stem Cell Tests Predict Your Drug’s Side Effects?

May 18, 2017
Can Stem Cells Predict Drug Side Effects?

Researchers in Singapore have developed a test that uses a patient’s stem cells to see if they will have an adverse reaction to a kidney cancer drug. Could this mean side effects can be predicted before a person’s starts a medication?

6 Medications That Can Harm the Kidneys

May 11, 2017
6 Medications That Can Harm the Kidneys

Certain classes of drugs are more likely to harm the kidneys than others. Find out which ones and what you can do to avoid damaging these vital organs.

Medicine-Free Methods for Easing Indoor Allergies

May 4, 2017
Do Allergy Meds Leave You Slow and Sleepy?

Try these tactics for non-medical ways to cut down on indoor allergy symptoms.