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Natural cures emphasized despite potency of pharmaceutical drugs


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It’s never too late to go on a wellness regimen, although it’s really better to start while you’re young. In the spirit of this popular line by Theodore Roosevelt, “Old age, like everything else, to make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.”

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Bananas, pain killers do trick for world’s oldest man

Banana. AFP

A US drug company said Friday it was considering a banana-flavored version of its pain reliever after the world’s oldest man attributed his longevity to the fruit and the drug.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dutch coffee shops guilty of selling drugs to tourists

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A Dutch court on Wednesday fined six coffee shop owners and workers for selling cannabis to non-residents, in a victory for Dutch authorities’ fight against drug tourism.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lilly drug chosen for Alzheimer’s prevention study

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Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Alzheimer's center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. www.brighamandwomens.org

Researchers have chosen an experimental drug by Eli Lilly & Co. for a large federally funded study testing whether it’s possible to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older people at high risk of developing it.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3B for health fraud

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GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disclose important safety information on a third in the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history, the Justice Department said Monday, July 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion in fines — the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history — for criminal and civil violations involving 10 drugs that are taken by millions of people.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US warns two drugs may have sexual side effects

Two Merck drugs for treating male baldness and enlarged prostate will now carry extended labels to add more possible sexual side effects, US regulators said.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US warns of cancer-agent in Japan weight loss pills

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned consumers not to take a product called “Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills” because they contain a suspected cancer-causing agent.The pills, advertised as promoting weight loss, are distributed by a company called Xiushentang and sold on popular web sites including Amazon.com, said the FDA.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Health store, drug firm offer medicines at 80% less

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COMPLIANCE packs enable patients to follow their prescribed program. PHOTOS BY NELSON MATAWARAN

A popular healthcare chain and the country’s leading drug manufacturer are offering quality generic medications for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol at 80-percent less than the top brands. The Watsons Compliance Pack contains 30 tablets so that the patient could adhere to the daily regimen.

Posted: March 6th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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