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  • Scientists Discover the Best Exercise for Your Brain (11/20/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Researchers have known for years that exercise is one of the best ways to keep your brain strong as you get older.  Which kind of exercise works best?  They had no idea…until a recent study was published.  Scientists from Canada’s McMaster University recruited 64 sedentary people between the ages of 60 and 88. They divided them into three groups.[1] Each ...
  • How Fast-Food Chains Rank in Antibiotic Use (11/19/2019) by Garry Messick -
    When you eat at a restaurant these days, you’re often getting a side order of antibiotics.  That’s because many chains continue to serve meat from animals raised in such crowded, unsanitary conditions that they must be dosed with drugs to keep them from getting sick.  This practice is one of the main contributors to antibiotic resistance, which is become deadlier ...
  • How to Find Out If Your Doctor Is Taking Big Pharma Bribes (11/18/2019) by Garry Messick -
    In 1995, OxyContin was approved by the FDA. It was marketed as a safer pain pill by its manufacturer, Purdue Pharma.[1] No one knew it at the time, but it was the start of perhaps the biggest public health disaster in American history.  Between 1999 and 2017, more than 400,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. That’s almost two and a ...
  • Aspirin Effectively Treats Depression, Study Finds (11/17/2019) by Garry Messick -
    If you walk into your doctor’s office complaining of depression, the chances are you’ll walk out with a prescription for an antidepressant drug. Nearly 25 million Americans are on antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Effexor. That’s a 60% increase since 2010.[1] The problem is that antidepressants can have major side effects. They include weight gain, erectile dysfunction, and fatigue.[2] ...
  • Alex Trebek: ‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’ (11/15/2019) by Garry Messick -
    For months, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was plagued by stomach pain. He had no idea what was causing it.  Eventually, he went to the doctor and got a terrible diagnosis: pancreatic cancer. And it had advanced to stage 4, which is considered incurable. Median survival is only three to six months.[1]  The good news is that Trebek has already beat ...
  • She Was Peeing Purple. Doctors Were Baffled. (11/13/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Doctors didn’t know what to make of it. They had never seen it before… The patient was peeing purple.  A 70-year-old woman had been hospitalized with a stroke. Her doctors reported that the woman’s urine “appeared purple.” At first, the medical staff was at a loss to explain it. Urine color is, in fact, a common diagnostic indicator. But none ...
  • Coffee Boosts Your Microbiome (11/12/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Until recently, mainstream doctors often advised patients against drinking coffee.  They believed the caffeine could cause the heart to speed up and beat irregularly. That myth was finally debunked in a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.[1] Other recent studies have found that coffee actually improves heart health. And it also: Prevents weight gain and diabetes. ...
  • If You Need a Blood Pressure Pill, Take This (11/11/2019) by Garry Messick -
    When it comes to prescription drugs, newer is not better.  An international panel of researchers conducted a study in which they looked at 946 new drugs approved after 2002. They concluded that 92% were less effective or worked about the same as older drugs. Only 8% were an improvement on older drugs. Just two medications out of 946 were true ...
  • This Spice Stops Cancer, Study Finds (11/10/2019) by Garry Messick -
    Prostate cancer is so common in the U.S. that screening is a standard part of men’s checkups. In India, prostate cancer is so rare that it’s not even a concern. American men get 23 times more prostate cancer than men in India. The story is similar for breast cancer. American women get five times more breast cancer than women in ...
  • The Fruit that Works Better than Statins (11/8/2019) by Garry Messick -
    More Americans take statin drugs than any other prescription medication.  This is true even though study after study shows these cholesterol-lowering drugs have little benefit for the vast majority of people who take them. And they often cause serious side effects such as memory loss, muscle pain, and diabetes.[i] Statins are supposed to work by lowering your “bad” LDL cholesterol. ...