Category Archives: Medications

Consumer Reports on Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ambiguous

Posted on August 16, 2016

The Good   In its September 2016 magazine, Consumer Reports has an extensive review of dietary supplements. They present a very good history of the supplement industry, which got its impetus from Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner, and his … Continue reading

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Death by Breakfast

Posted on August 8, 2015

After the enthusiastic response to my oatmeal recipe, I thought I should counter with a breakfast warning. Most of you have been deafened with recommendations to “eat fruits and vegetables,” however not all fruits and vegetables are equal. Here is … Continue reading

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Fish Oil Remains Very Good For You

Posted on June 5, 2014

A recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no benefit of 1 gram daily of fish oil in a review of 20 previous studies. Numerous major news and media outlets are interpreting these results to show … Continue reading

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Testosterone Safety in the News

Posted on April 24, 2014

Headline: Testosterone Doubles the Incidence of Heart Attack (2014)  Reality: Testosterone Group had 0.7% more Heart Attacks A paper by Finkle et. al. (Increased Risk of Non-Fatal Myocardial Infarction [Heart Attack] Following Testosterone Therapy Prescription in Men) published in the … Continue reading

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Niacin Nonsense

Posted on April 5, 2014

For ten years, Merck has been pursuing one of the Holy Grails in pharmaceuticals. Aspirin is one of the most recommended drugs in the world.  Merck has been developing laropiprant to replace aspirin.  But laropiprant was a long shot as … Continue reading

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Arthritis Drug Reduces Lung Cancer Risk; One Step Closer to a Unified Theory of Aging?

Posted on November 9, 2013

The M.  D.  Anderson Hospital reported that Celebrex, an arthritis medication, reduced precancerous markers in smokers.  Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York confirmed similar results. Neither study was structured to see if Celebrex reduced lung tumors (that takes 10+ years).  However, experience with lung … Continue reading

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