Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 GMT
(WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 GMT
(WMC) - Another Memphis neighborhood is worried about vicious dogs roaming the streets. One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three smallMore >>
One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three small dogs have become attack victims.More >>
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(WMC TV) - It's one of the worst flu seasons in years, but when you go to the drugstore for some relief, sorting through all of the options can make your headache worse.
Consumer Reports has advice on over-the-counter medications for the flu and other ailments. The problem is claims such as "extra strength," "maximum strength" and "ultra strength" on labels have no standard definition.
Take "ultra-strength" Tums. It has 100 percent more of its active ingredient than the regular version. But Gas-X ultra-strength has 125 percent more of its active ingredient. You really have to read the label in order to know how much you're taking.
Claims like "all day" and "long-acting" are tricky, too. All-Day Aleve lasts half a day: up to 12 hours. But some "all-day" medicines do last 24 hours.
Drugs that say "PM" or "non-drowsy" can be confusing also. If the label says "PM," the drug should contain an antihistamine that'll help you fall asleep. But if the label says "non-drowsy," don't assume the drug will help you stay alert. Only a few have caffeine or another stimulant that'll keep you awake.
With drugs that claim to relieve multiple symptoms, such as cold and flu symptoms and sore throat, you could end up taking something you don't need. They often have more than one ingredient, sometimes as many as four. So if you also take another medicine that contains one of those ingredients, you might wind up taking too much.
Consumer Reports said you should choose a single-ingredient drug whenever you can, such as ibuprofen for aches and pains or acetaminophen for a fever or headache.
When in doubt, ask your pharmacist for help in understanding over-the-counter drug labels.
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>