Coffee may help patients clear the hospital sooner after surgery. Plus: A reader reports a beautifying side effect of a rheumatoid-arthritis medication.
Red raspberry leaves have been used by herbalists and natural healers for centuries.
A reader reports that the mixture soothed a wasp sting. Plus: A morning drink containing turmeric may soothe aches and pains.
Some experts concur that high fructose intake can make diabetes harder to control. Plus: Putting aloe vera on bug bites cuts the sting.
Melatonin appears to be most helpful if taken 30 minutes to an hour before sleep, and other remedies may also be helpful.
An exaggerated reaction to mosquito bites may be caused by allergens in the saliva of mosquitoes. Why some people are hypersensitive remains a mystery.
Switching to almond milk helps a reader find relief from persistent sinus pain.
Painful burn? Try putting soy sauce on it. Plus: A reader finds that duct tape helps to draw out a splinter.
Why heat takes the itch out of bites, and the link between vitamin K and Coumadin.
Milk of magnesia may improve symptoms of a variety of skin itches. Plus: Melatonin is a safe and effective sleep aid for jet lag.