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Shelf with containers of the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate)
Cancer

Bayer Settles Roundup Litigation for Up To $10.9 Billion

Bayer will settle longstanding Roundup litigation although it disputes the claim that exposure to glyphosate causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

J&J Baby Powder
Cancer

Missouri Court Slashes Baby Powder Damages for J&J

A court of appeals in Missouri reduced the amount of baby powder damages for women with ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson may appeal the $2.1 billion award.

Metformin pills
Cancer

Which Metformin is OK and Which is on the FDA’s Problem List?

The FDA admits that several metformin diabetes formulations are contaminated with a probable carcinogen. Which metformin is OK? How would you know?

vitamin D and magnesium supplement bottles
Cancer

Reducing Cancer Risk With Vitamin D and Magnesium

A new study finds that the combination of adequate vitamin D and magnesium helps patients with colorectal cancer avoid an early death.

Bayer aspirin "The Wonder Drug"
Cancer

Can You Prevent Colorectal Cancer With Aspirin?

A meta-analysis including recent studies finds that regular aspirin use can help prevent colorectal cancer. Talk with your doctor about benefits vs. risks.

step counter
Aging

Will Boosting Your Step Count Save Your Life?

A study of American adults shows that people who manage a step count of at least 8,000 a day have a lower chance of dying in the next decade.

Bayer aspirin "The Wonder Drug"
Cancer

Is Aspirin a Miracle or a Menace?

Tens of millions died during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Did aspirin contribute to the death spike that year? Is aspirin a miracle or a menace?

A variety of statin drugs
Cancer

Will Statin Drugs Help Fight Cancer?

Scientists are learning exactly how statin drugs such as pitavastatin can stop some cancer cells from growing wildly out of control.

Taking a blood sugar reading with a lancet, diabetes risk
Cancer

Can You Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally?

If you have type 2 diabetes, paying attention to exercise, diet and supplements could help you manage your blood sugar more naturally.

a bottle of PredniSONE 1mg, short-term steroid use, prednisone side effects
Allergies

Prednisone Withdrawal: Can You Ever Stop Corticosteroids?

Corticosteroids are prescribed to millions of people for a variety of medical conditions. Many may not be told about side effects or prednisone withdrawal.

Dr. Aaron Carroll, author of Bad Food Bible
Podcasts

Show 1200: Making Sense of Changing Nutritional Guidelines

Is fish oil helpful or useless? Does eating red meat make any difference for heart health? Can you keep up with changing nutritional guidelines?

raw ground beef
Cancer

Is It Really Risky to Eat Red Meat?

An analysis of six studies suggests that if you eat red meat you may run a higher risk of heart problems, However, the additional risk is small.

a dripping water faucet
Cancer

How Safe Is Water Chlorination?

Most municipalities rely on water chlorination for safe tap water. New research suggests that chlorine may form dangerous by-products with other compounds.

psilocybin containing mushrooms
Anxiety

Do Psychological Benefits from Psilocybin Last?

Nearly five years after a psychedelic experience designed to be therapeutic, most participants report they still are getting benefits from psilocybin.

Woman weighing herself on a scale
Cancer

Does Taking Belviq to Lose Weight Increase Your Risk for Cancer?

The FDA has just asked the maker of lorcaserin (Belviq) to lose weight to withdraw it due to an increased risk of a cancer diagnosis.

bitter melon Momordica charantia
Alternative Health

Can Indian Fruit Fight Off Cancer?

An Indian fruit known as bitter melon appears to block some cancer cells' ability to get energy from sugar or fat. Watch for further research!

Dr. William Li
Podcasts

Show 1161: What Is the Evidence for Food as Medicine? (Archive)

In examining how our diets can alter angiogenesis, Dr. Li has turned up plenty of evidence for using food as medicine to beat cancer.

woman using acupuncture to calm her restless legs
Alternative Health

Can Acupuncture Help Ease Your Cancer Pain?

A systematic review of scientific studies finds that the answer to the question: Does acupuncture help ease cancer pain? is yes.

baby powder may contain asbestos
Cancer

FDA Slow to Recognize Asbestos Danger in Powder

Although the FDA has known for decades that some talcum powder might be contaminated with asbestos, for most of that time it overlooked the risk.

Recall Stamp for FDA
Cancer

The Zantac – Ranitidine Weirdness Just Got Stranger

What are we to make of FDA flip flop flips on ranitidine/Zantac? For many people the ranitidine weirdness is too much to take. But there are alternatives.