Is it chemo brain or something else?



Chemo brain is common complain among cancer survivors who underwent chemotherapy. It is a condition described as “a mental fog and inability to concentrate that persist long after treatment” and has … [Read more...]


Cough: the annoying and persistent side effect of ACE inhibitors



All medications come with side effects, some minor, some severe, some dangerous, some simply annoying. The class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are indicated for … [Read more...]


To screen or not to screen: ADHD drugs’ effect on the heart



In recent years, the number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD has increased. A recent report estimates ADHD prevalence among children and adolescence at … [Read more...]


Statins, side effects and safety



Statin therapy is the gold standard in lowering cholesterol levels and preventing cardiovascular events. However, the safety of some statins has been questioned lately. Simvastatin (marketed as Zocor … [Read more...]


Aspirin: good for the heart, bad for the tummy



Aspirin or acetyl salicylic acid has been around for more than 100 years. It has gone from a simple headache and fever remedy to the wonder drug that it is today, used in the treatment and prevention … [Read more...]


Acupuncture improves sex drive, quality of life in breast cancer patients



Cancer treatment comes with a lot of side effects, mild and severe, short-term and long-term. In recent years, complementary medicine has become an integral part of the management of the side effects … [Read more...]


Fighting lymphedema with weights



After breast cancer surgery comes lymphedema, a complication that is painful and incurable. Lymphedema is a swelling in the arm that is disabling and painful and can rob breast cancer survivors full … [Read more...]


How anti-psychotics affect your metabolism



Patients who present with psychotic symptoms (e.g. as in those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) are usually prescribed with anti-psychotic drugs. These drugs are mostly effective in … [Read more...]


The price of cancer survivorship



Sunday, June 7, 2009 is the 22nd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day. It is a health observance held annually every first Sunday of June. It is a symbolic event to demonstrate that life after a … [Read more...]


Look what’s in your IV…



Here is another plastic component that seems to have a detrimental effect on our health. And they are to be found in your medical devices like IV bags and tubes, catheters, and even bypass machines. … [Read more...]


Acupuncture can ease breast cancer side effects



Battling breast cancer is already a painful process for women who are suffering from this deadly disease. While breast cancer treatment can give them a fighting chance to survive, they also have to … [Read more...]


New vaccine strategy reduces prostate cancer treatment side effects



Therapeutic cancer vaccines can help cure prostate cancer patients. However, the technique comes with side effects such as fatigue and increased blood sugar levels that are not well tolerated by many … [Read more...]


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