Are generic drugs always equal to the original product?
Generic drug makers copy a brand name’s formula, but can’t always duplicate its delivery system-the stuff in the pill that affects how the drug is released in your body. If your drug plan requires you to switch, but you feel the less-expensive one doesn’t work as well, your doctor can contact the insurer to request that you get the brand name. If the insurer refuses, try another generic product.
Does antibacterial soap kill more germs than plain soap?
Regular soap is just as effective. Germ-killing soaps don’t actually kill more bacteria or prevent colds. In fact, they can be risky if you think they are more effective and wash your hands less thoroughly as a result. Washing with regular soap for 15 to 20 seconds after you use the bathroom, and before handling food or eating, can get rid of 99.9 percent of germs.
Does eating at night make me fat?
The time of day doesn’t change the calories in any food. But if you haven’t eaten since noon, and you sit down for dinner close to bedtime, chances are you’re going to eat more than you should. Also, late-night dining may decrease your desire for food in the morning- and it’s well-known that people who do lose weight eat breakfast daily.