Many people are taking glucosamine for their osteoarthritis. But do they really need to stop in light of new safety warnings?
Fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut, are all popular sources of probiotics.
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While the probiotics found in fermented foods might have health benefits for most, these foods could cause serious harm to the health of others.
A child with epilepsy during a seizure.
About 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy. Promising advances are being made in the field of epilepsy treatment for children.
There's more to antibiotics than meets the eye.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto runs a Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program, which offers one-on-one consults and an eight-week group rehabilitation program for patients.
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams could help cancer survivors to recover from the toxic side-effects of their treatments and return to their lives.
If doctors questions evidence-based medicine guidelines, they are often viewed as incompetent practitioners.
Ageing populations and efforts to medicate to prevent disease are both factors that have driven up the use of pharmaceuticals, but we have inadequate means of reporting side effects.
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Don't mix your statins with grapefruit, or leafy green vegetables with warfarin.
Sleeping tablets such as Ambien can have serious side effects.
Methylprednisolone, the corticosteroid that’s used to treat serious asthma attacks, works by reducing inflammation.
A trial of methylprednisolone in kidney patients was halted recently because of safety concerns. But this doesn't affect people taking the drug for asthma, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
Surgery to remove early-stage prostate cancer has serious side-effects including incontinence and impotence.
Many men live with prostate cancer rather than die from it. Here's the evidence for why they shouldn't jump to surgery.
Feeling tired or being unable to concentrate is common even days after surgery. But there are simple ways to help speed up your recovery.
Some people can feel drowsy or can't concentrate days after an operation. While it's easy to blame the anaesthetics, the real picture is usually more complicated.
Radiotherapy treats cancer by directing beams of high energy x-rays at the tumour.
Getting the right amount of radiation is a fine balance between therapy and harm. A common way to improve the benefit-to-cure ratio is to fire multiple beams at the tumour from different directions.
Herbal remedies can be dangerous, but so can drugs approved by the FDA.
When should we be warned about drug side effects, and when would it just be deterring us from taking a beneficial medicine for little risk?
Media reports have emerged of psychotic episodes in children brought about by a common asthma medication.
Combining complementary medicine with conventional cancer treatment opens up the possibility of drug interactions.
Recent German research found that more than 70% of people with cancer supplement their regular hospital treatment with complementary and alternative medicine. More worryingly, many do so without advising…
Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones as psychiatrists discussing the treatment of Side Effects’ protagonist Emily Taylor.
When a drug returns more than a billion dollars in sales, it hits blockbuster status. So, notching up over US$11 billion in 2011 antidepressants are bona fide showstoppers. But these little pills have…
The side effects of morphine could eventually be eliminated.
Australian and American scientists have found a way to halt a reaction in the brain that causes the side effects of morphine…