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Why You Should Eat Dessert First

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

The traditional meal is a well-worn ritual… First, you eat a salad or perhaps soup. Then you move to the main course. After that, you have dessert.

It seems to make sense that this meal structure is ideal if you are on a diet. You could fill up with salad. That would help you eat less of the main course. And since dessert comes at the end of the meal, you might be full enough to resist the usual sweet, calorie-laden treat.

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Just Say No to Robotic Cancer Surgery

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

When robotic surgery first became popular a few years ago, it seemed like an idea whose time had come.

We’ve all heard horror stories about human surgeons making horrible mistakes.

Robotics promised to take human error out of the equation.

Robots never have shaky hands. They are more precise than a human can be.  They can operate in tiny spaces too small for a surgeon to reach.

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Study Uncovers the Hidden Dangers of E-Cigarettes

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

About one out of 20 Americans now uses e-cigarettes. Sales have increased 14-fold in the last decade.

Many people figure they are not as bad as tobacco cigarettes.

But the fact is, until now, no one has really known what they do to your body.

A major new study quantifies the risks.

E-cigarettes or vapes are electronic devices that contain a combination of liquids and chemicals.

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Alzheimer’s Reversed!

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

We don’t want to get too excited because this was a lab study. It involved mice. But the results were so impressive that we wanted to tell you about them.

Scientists at USC’s Keck School of Medicine recently announced a breakthrough…

For the first time ever, they succeeded in reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

And they did it without drugs.

The best part?

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The Best Exercise for Blood Sugar Control is Not What You Think

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

When patients struggle with high blood sugar, doctors often tell them to exercise more. They typically recommend walking, jogging, biking, or some other kind of aerobic workout.

New research has good news for patients who hate running but still want to get their blood sugar under control.

The study was published in the journal Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. The research team recruited 172 subjects between the ages of 55 and 75.

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It Gives You High Blood Pressure…and It’s in Your Medicine Cabinet

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Mainstream doctors often blame high blood pressure on obesity, lack of exercise, too much salt, smoking, stress, or other lifestyle factors.

But many people with hypertension have none of these issues.

Now, a new study shows the culprit may be in your medicine cabinet.

The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. Scientists wanted to see what effect antiseptic mouthwashes have on blood pressure.

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