Benadryl and other common medications are linked to dementia in men and women

Many people turn to over-the-counter medicines when they need relief from allergy and cold symptoms or have trouble falling asleep. That’s why you might be concerned about a new study showing that one of the most common of those drugs—Benadryl—could lead to serious health problems, including dementia. Continue reading

Urinary incontinence: a guide to treatment

Do you ever leak when you laugh or sneeze? Do you feel the constant urge to urinate, even when your bladder is empty? You may be one of the 10 million Americans with some form of urinary incontinence (the inability to control the bladder). Don’t be embarrassed–talk with your physician. It is treatable, and not inevitable. Continue reading

Irritable bowel syndrome medication: Zelnorm and treatment INDs

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an uncomfortable intestinal problem that affects nearly one in five Americans, most of whom are women. Unfortunately, known treatments only help with IBS symptoms, not the cause. More so, these treatments often have dangerous side effects. How is it that these drugs are still on the market if they are unsafe? The answer is because of a drug development process known as “treatment IND” (Investigational New Drug). The most recent of these treatment INDs involves a medication known as Zelnorm. What are the dangers, and should you take it for your IBS? Continue reading