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Your Good Health: Is estetrol OK for breast cancer survivor?

Your Good Health: Is estetrol OK for breast cancer survivor?

Estrogens can be very helpful in preventing urine infections
Your Good Health: Headaches that worsen over months call for evaluation

Your Good Health: Headaches that worsen over months call for evaluation

Could these headaches be related to my IBS? Is this something to be concerned about? Do you think I should see a neurologist?
Your Good Health: Alzheimer’s drug slows progression, but isn’t a cure

Your Good Health: Alzheimer’s drug slows progression, but isn’t a cure

There is considerable interest in lecanemab since a 2023 trial showed that it slowed the worsening of cognitive loss compared to a placebo.
Your Good Health: Longtime allergy issues continue to cause pressure in sinuses

Your Good Health: Longtime allergy issues continue to cause pressure in sinuses

What are your thoughts regarding histamine intolerance when eating high-histamine foods? I am a 65-year-old woman who has suffered from sinus problems since my late teens.
Your Good Health: Mail-order meds can lose efficacy if they’re not stored properly

Your Good Health: Mail-order meds can lose efficacy if they’re not stored properly

All medicines should be stored in a cool, dark place, as direct sunlight and heat can damage their effectiveness.
Your Good Health: Finasteride linked to rare cases of impotence and cancer

Your Good Health: Finasteride linked to rare cases of impotence and cancer

Breast enlargement, a breast mass or pain, or a change in the nipple should prompt a man not only to stop the medicine, but to get a prompt evaluation for rare cases of cancer.
Your Good Health: Meds for rare disease shouldn’t be withheld long for procedures

Your Good Health: Meds for rare disease shouldn’t be withheld long for procedures

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia is a rare disease — a type of blood lymphoma and a cancer of the bone marrow.
Your Good Health: Prednisone can cause herpes flare-ups

Your Good Health: Prednisone can cause herpes flare-ups

The steroid drug prednisone is an immunosuppressant, so it can spark an outbreak of herpes
Your Good Health: Delayed treatment of stroke results in lost brain function

Your Good Health: Delayed treatment of stroke results in lost brain function

With any of the cardinal symptoms of a stroke it is time to call 911.
Popular nasal decongestant ingredient doesn't actually relieve congestion, FDA advisers say

Popular nasal decongestant ingredient doesn't actually relieve congestion, FDA advisers say

Phenylephrine is an ingredient in many over-the-counter medications marketed for cold and flu symptoms.