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Healthcare Myths, Triclosan and more

Health can be a finicky subject. So many times healthcare just seems logical — of course, a stronger pain reliever will work better to stop pain… but that’s not true. Of course it’s a good idea to use antibacterial soap to kill more germs… but that’s not true.  And why…

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever used to treat conditions such as headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, fevers, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains. It is one of the most widely used pain medications in the world and is sold mainly over the counter. Although often used to treat mild to…

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Lower Testosterone Levels In Unborn Sons

Acetaminophen may reduce testosterone production in the male offspring according to a mice examination by the University of Edinburgh. When the female mice were fed acetaminophen for seven days, the unborn male offspring showed an 18% drop in seminal vesicle weight and a 45% drop in testosterone levels. Via Medical…

Double Trouble with Acetaminophen

It’s in my nature — I see danger everywhere. But it would help if it wasn’t true that there is danger everywhere! Even in the OTC aisle of the drug store. OTC drugs are supposed to be broadly safe, hard to abuse and unlikely to cause harm or addiction if you follow…

FDA warns of acetaminophen risk

3 rare skin diseases have been linked with acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol and some other over-the-counter medicines) according to the FDA. The FDA does not recommend avoiding the product, but to be aware and report to your health care provider reactions such as rash or blisters after taking…

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