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Scared of Death? Take Tylenol!

Thinking about death can cause us to feel a sort of existential angst that isn't attributable to a specific source. Now, new research suggests that the over-the-counter pain reliever acetaminophen may help to reduce this existential pain. Scientists say that BOTH physical and social pain--like bumping your head or being ostracized from friends--...
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Why Your Pills Don't Work

There are lots of ways that men and women are different from each other, and one of these is reactions to the drugs they take.

For instance, men metabolize sleeping pills faster...
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Why Pills Don't Always Work

Medicines can kill, but sometimes they don't work. All medicine is tested, but often the RESULTS of these tests are kept secret from the doctors who prescribe them--the people who need to know the most.
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Are Drug Companies as Bad as Tobacco Companies?

Although Big Tobacco is creating a product that is totally bad for us, while $600-billion pharmaceutical industry is selling hope, they tend to use the same tactics--especially when it comes to lies.

Doctors don't like to admit it, but often they don't have any idea...
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When Medicine Kills

The US now spends around $15 billion a year fighting illegal drugs that are often grown on foreign soil, while medicines that are produced right here in the US are killing people. No one knows exactly what share of medicines are fake, badly made, or stolen.

Bad drugs are a global problem, especailly in "third world"...
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The Pills in Your Medicine Cabinet May be Worthless

Despite the name, the medicine cabinet is the WORST place to store drugs because of the high heat and humidity in a bathroom, both of which can damage prescriptions and over-the-counter meds. Pharmaceutical manufacturers recommend most of their products be stored at a controlled room temperature of 68 to 77 degrees.
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