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This Diabetes Drug Has Been Linked to Coma and Death

This Diabetes Drug Has Been Linked to Coma and Death

Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is being sued by a Philadelphia man who claims the diabetes drug, Invokana, damaged his kidneys. Invokana has been on the market for two years, and has been widely prescribed. Two months ago, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined it causes “too much acid in the […]

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Low Testosterone Affects Both Men and Women

Low Testosterone Affects Both Men and Women

Although we think of testosterone as associated with men’s health, the hormone also plays a role in women’s bodies. It is the primary sex hormone in males, produced primarily in the testicles, and it is responsible for men’s deeper voices, larger muscles and body hair. Without it, sperm could not be produced. The normal level […]

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Frightening Side Effects of Prescription Antibiotics

Frightening Side Effects of Prescription Antibiotics

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cite antibiotics and vaccines as the most important medical discoveries of the Twentieth Century. Certainly antibiotics have saved lives. But modern medicine, in its zeal to heal, often over-prescribes antibiotics or recommends antibiotics that have the risk of terrible side effects. And of course, conventional medicine ignores the efficacy […]

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President Carter’s Brain Cancer and the Miracle Drug That Saved Him

President Carter’s Brain Cancer and the Miracle Drug That Saved Him

When former President Jimmy Carter announced recently that his cancer was in full remission, he also disclosed that he had been receiving a groundbreaking new treatment called immunotherapy. When he was diagnosed in August 2015, Carter had surgery, following by radiation. Then he began the drug┬ápembrolizumab, which accelerates the body’s own immune response. According to […]

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