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Dear Doctor: BHT, a preservative in a lot of food products, really does a number on me. One serving of food with BHT, and I wake up with terrific pain in my head and right eye, upset stomach, chills and fever. How common are such allergies and how can I [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 8, 2018
I want to start feeding my baby solid food, but I read that rice cereal is contaminated with arsenic.  What should I do? Your concern is understandable. The inorganic form of arsenic, found throughout nature in both the soil and water, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 28, 2018
Dear Doctor: Does my cholesterol medication increase my risk of cancer? I assume you’re asking about statins, the most commonly prescribed type of cholesterol-lowering medication. These drugs, which work by lowering cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, are generally regarded as both [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 21, 2018
The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 receive regular annual mammograms, although women can start screening at age 40. California law requires that your healthcare provider inform you if the results of those mammograms show that you have dense breast tissue. What are [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2016
Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  [...]
By Enrique Rivero • May 30, 2016