2015-01-03: Lots of medical research news and the usual advice for colds and rashe to stiff muscles

KUSP's Ask Doctor Dawn show

Summary: The anti-cancer benefits of green tea are explained; Vegetables like beets, spinach and cabbage have nitrites that lowers blood pressure; Antimicrobial peptides are produced by fat cells; Sources of the various forms of vitamin K; A case of pneumonia: taking probiotics with antibiotics and clearing eustachian tube might ease pain under the right ear; Magnesium and anti-inflammatories can help with muscle stiffness with age; Reducing time wearing contact lenses and other advice to reduce dry eyes; An annoying cough — how to tell the difference and treat a cold vs. the flu; Coming soon: Alfresa is an inhaled insulin device; Obesity in children has important effects in the brain such as reaction to sugar; All about Barrett's esophagus; A hard to diagnose and treat skin problem — Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic might help; Careful studies show that birth control pills do not significantly increase the risk of cervical cancer; Vaginal estrogen and probiotics can help persistent bacterial vaginosis