Effects of talcum powder on lungs

What Are the Effects of Talcum Powder on Lungs?

The effects of talcum powder on lungs include difficulty breathing, decreased lung function, lung scarring, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, mesothelioma, bronchial cancer, and lung cancer. Talcum powder is made from talc, a naturally occurring mineral that is often contaminated with asbestos, a substance that is proven to cause cancer and pulmonary diseases when inhaled.  Asbestos was […]


Can you take NAC everyday

Is It Safe to Take NAC Everyday?

Yes, you can take NAC everyday. However, it is worth noting that N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for any other purpose except to treat acetaminophen toxicity. Therefore, there are no official guidelines on the safe dose of NAC. But common doses were utilized across clinical studies evaluating NAC […]


Disadvantages of Knee Replacement Surgery

Disadvantages of Knee Replacement Surgery: Risks and Complications

The disadvantages of knee replacement surgery include wear in artificial knee joints, complications involving anesthesia, deep vein thrombosis, infection, as well as knee stiffness and loss of motion, to name a few.  These cases are also potential reasons for a revision surgery. And although the procedure can be done if necessary, revision surgery is a […]


Revision surgery after knee replacement

Revision Surgery After Knee Replacement: Here’s What You Should Know

A total knee replacement is one of the most successful procedures in modern medicine. Many of today’s knee implants are still designed to last for many years. However, some of these devices may still fail over time due to several reasons. When this happens, patients may experience significant pain. Their knee area could also become […]


Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Meds Over Cancer Concerns

Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Meds Over Cancer Concerns

Pfizer recently recalled three lots of its high blood pressure medicine for containing unacceptable levels of nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are considered to be probable human carcinogens which could potentially cause cancer. The pharmaceutical company announced it was recalling certain lots of its Accuretic tablets along with generic versions distributed by Greenstone.  Affected Products The recall covers […]


Sickening how big pharma broke America

Book Review: A Physician’s Sickening Account of What Lies Beneath American Health Care

In his new book, “Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It,” family physician and Harvard professor John Abramson exposes the sickening practices that rake in big profits for the pharmaceutical industry while everyday Americans fear crippling medical bills. A staunch critic of the drug industry, Dr. John Abramson […]


Does NAC Affect Blood Pressure

Does NAC Affect Blood Pressure?

Yes, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) affects blood pressure and lowers it by decreasing oxidative stress, regulating levels of nitric oxide, and improving insulin sensitivity. This is the reason why people taking antihypertensive medications should not take NAC as it can further decrease blood pressure, potentially causing hypotension. Recent research, however, reveals that the glutathione precursor may not […]

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