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Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0800
Aroma of garlic can calm a cough, reader finds
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0800
Q: I traveled once with a dry cough that, when triggered, wouldn’t quit. A lady sitting next to me on the plane pulled out a clove of garlic from her purse and told me to break the skin with my thumbnail, then inhale the garlic aroma. It was amazing to feel the cough subside within […]
License to eat: The downside of fitness trackers
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800
Is that tracker on your wrist hurting more than helping? Researchers have found that people might be prone to using the positive information they’re receiving as “permission” to eat more.
Trump remarks suggest slowdown in push to repeal health-care law
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:38:43 -0800
In an interview Sunday, President Trump appeared to admit that his get-it-done braggadocio about a swift repeal of President Obama’s signature legislation was instead becoming a drawn-out Washington process that could stretch for months or even years.
Ears ringing? Check your pain-pill use
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0800
A reader reports that prolonged use of ibuprofen led to ringing in the ears, a side effect also observed in the Nurses Health Study. Also discussed are an old-fashioned cough medicine and problems with possible changes to generic thyroid pills.
Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:06:05 -0800
NEW YORK (AP) — Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea. So, does that mean breakfast is bad for you? Not that either. What it does show is how difficult it can […]