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Acid Reflux 101

The real cause of GERD, and why we need stomach acid Most people think that acid reflux is caused by an excess of stomach acid. This is a common medical myth, and one that has resulted in widespread misunderstanding of the condition and how to best treat it. To properly understand what happens in…

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Alcohol and Tylenol Can Be a Deadly Combination

Why taking acetaminophen (paracetamol) for a hangover is a dangerous idea. The over-the-counter pain medication acetaminophen is a surprisingly controversial drug. Sold under the brand name Tylenol in North America and known as paracetamol in other countries, acetaminophen can be taxing to the liver. Acetaminophen is the number one cause of acute liver failure…

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