Coffee is a common drink made from the beans of Coffea arabica bush. Most articles on the web focus on its health benefits but coffee and caffeine also have some side effects and may interact with medical drugs. In this article, we shall take a detailed evidence-based look at side effects and interactions of coffee. You will also learn about the maximum safe daily dose of caffeine you should not exceed.
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Many people have been asking this question because botulinum toxin (Botox) injections are a trendy way to reduce wrinkles. Doctors also use this neurotoxic protein in the treatment of other disorders, such as excessive sweating, spasticity, migraines or neuralgic pain. Here is an evidence-based article on botox and its interactions with antibiotics.
October 20, 2017 4:39 PM
Some articles on the internet describe pure unadulterated essential oils as natural substances that never spoil and cause no allergies or side effects. But is it true? Can you be allergic to essential oils? Here is a detailed evidence-based article that debunks some dangerous myths about allergies and essential oils.
October 9, 2017 4:11 PM
For thousands of years, people have been using ginger as a natural remedy for various diseases. But what about ginger and diabetes? Does taking ginger for diabetes have any real benefits? What are the effects of ginger on blood sugar levels? And how does ginger interact with diabetes medications? Is it safe or not? Here is an evidence-based article taking a detailed look at benefits and risks associated with the use of ginger for the treatment of diabetes.
August 31, 2017 10:40 AM
People have used cranberries (and products derived from them, such as cranberry juice, extract or supplements) for treatment and prevention of many disorders, including urinary tract infections. But how do they affect your blood sugar levels? Do cranberries really lower your blood sugar and prevent diabetes? Here is a detailed, evidence-based article on this topic.
August 21, 2017 1:50 PM
Every year, millions of people develop a strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis) or other streptococcal infections, and thousands of them die from them. Although effective antibiotic treatment is available, many people believe that taking antibiotics for strep throat does not make sense because your immune system can handle these bacteria on its own. But is it true? Here is an evidence-based article explaining why it is necessary to get immediate medical help and take antibiotics for a strep throat.
August 18, 2017 12:00 AM
People have been drinking cranberry juice as a natural remedy for urinary tract infections for ages. But what about kidney stones? Does drinking cranberry juice for kidney stones have any real benefits or does cranberry juice increase the risk of kidney stone formation? Here is a detailed, evidence-based article on the real benefits and drawbacks of cranberry juice in management and prevention of kidney stones.
July 19, 2017 1:40 PM
Having spots on the tongue is more common than you think. They may appear as bumps, pimples, blisters, lumps or other pigmented or color free lesions and may be accompanied by discharge of pus, mucus, blood, etc. Some spots on the tongue may be painful, while others do not cause any pain and you may just notice them by accident.