Low dose daily aspirin is a frequent prescription for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. While it is very well known that aspirin causes ulcers, a new study shows that aspirin causes even more ulcers than thought. . . . 

Omeprazole (Prilosec) is an ulcer medication that treats the symptoms (but not the cause) of ulcers by inhibiting the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the absorption of calcium. 18 people were given either Prilosec or a placebo for one week. . . .

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of overdose deaths from prescription pain killers is now greater than those from cocaine and heroine combined. . . . 

Canadian research has once again found that giving antibiotics to children in the very early years increases the risk that they will get asthma. . . .

A review of three studies has found that acupuncture is effective at relieving the pain of labour. In the first study . . . ,

This study tested a whole pile of vegetables and spices to determine their antioxidant content. Among the vegetables, some of the richest in antioxidants were . . .

These huge Harvard studies followed 37,698 men for twenty-two years and 83,644 women for twenty-eight years. They found that eating only one deck of card size serving of red meat a day was associated with a 13% greater risk of dying during the study.

This study added curcumin to the chemo drug docetaxel in men and postmenopausal women with advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Of the fourteen people in the study, the authors say that most of them experienced some improvement. . . . 

Sixty-five people with pre- or mild high blood pressure were simply give three cups a day of hibiscus tea. At the end of six weeks, systolic blood pressure--the most important measure--was reduced by a significant 5.5%. . . . . 

Saw palmetto berry is the best treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate. And now a review of forty studies on saw palmetto berry has found . . . 

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