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Don't Share Your Medication

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 03.20.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

This unfortunate situation not only reinforces the traditional message, "Never share your medication with any person," but also highlights that this message should be expanded to "Never share your medication with any person or pet."

Catherine Pearson

Taking Acetaminophen While Pregnant Linked To ADHD In Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in medications including Tylenol and Excedrin, is the most commonly used over-the-counter pain and fever reliever...

Potential Risk Of Frequent Tylenol Use During Pregnancy

Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - Expectant mothers often take Tylenol, with the active ingredient acetaminophen, to deal with back pain, headaches or mild fever...

Fall Toxins That Are Poisonous To Pets

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

It's officially fall! While you're admiring the changing leaves, setting up for Halloween and gathering fresh, crisp apples it's important to keep ...

Tylenol Overdose Risk Is Staggering, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Not only is acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, the deadliest over-the-counter pain reliever on the U.S. market, but its dangers are bein...

Use Only As Directed: Dangers Of Acetaminophen Explored

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth and T.Christian Miller | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, one of the...

Acetaminophen Must Now Carry Warning Of Skin Reactions, FDA Says

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/01/2013 05:27 PM EDT on LiveScience The common pain reliever acetaminophen can, in rare cases, c...

Island's Peculiar Plan to Kill Out-Of-Control Species

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Science

Brown tree snakes in Guam have wildlife officials there seeing red. That's why the officials are air-dropping poisoned mice as a lethal treat for the ...

Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: Caution, Common Sense on All Drugs

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Be careful: those seemingly harmless over-the-counter pills you grab for your pain actually could create greater health issues for you. And, honestly, is it time for you to rethink your reflexive grab for a pill?

Home Remedies For Pain

Joe and Terry Graedon | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe and Terry Graedon

What can you do for chronic pain? We have been collecting remedies for years. They have the advantage of being safer than most medications and are often less expensive.

Acetaminophen May Double Asthma Risk In Kids

Health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Teenagers who take acetaminophen -- the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter remedies -- may be at increased risk of asthm...

Avandia and the Heart: A Reminder That Drugs Can Harm

Madan Kwatra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madan Kwatra

Educating people that drugs can cause harm is likely to reduce our consumption of drugs and our risk of experiencing adverse drug effects.

Unplugging From Your Medicine Cabinet: Respecting the Body's Intelligence

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

A drug vacation may give you an opportunity to learn whether you really need to continue taking this drug or not. This will give your body an opportunity to manifest its everyday self-regulating and propensities.

Is Your Medicine Cabinet Poisoning You?

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward F. Blizzard

As consumers, we need to be able to trust that the products we buy are safe. But contrary to common sense, the products used most often by Americans, also tend to be the least regulated.

Epidemic Of Fever Phobia: The Facts On Why Fever Is Your Friend

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

A fever enables the body to increase its production of interferon, an important antiviral substance that is critical for fighting infection. Fever also increases white blood cell mobility and activity, which are instrumental factors in fighting infection.

Panel Wants Ban on Percocet and Vicodin

nytimes.com | Gardiner Harris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the...