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Big Pharma’s Big Alzheimer’s Fail

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Big Pharma, Cognitive Health by INH Research0 Comments

The new Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab does one thing really well… 

It clears away amyloid brain plaque.  

Unfortunately, clinical trials show there’s something else it doesn’t do very well at all… 

It doesn’t help Alzheimer’s patients get better. 

So why did the FDA grant accelerated approval, making it the first new Alzheimer’s medication to hit the market in 18 years?  

Because the agency and Big Pharma refuse to let go of the long-discredited “amyloid hypothesis.”Read More

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5 Strange Ways OTC Pain Relievers Affect Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cognitive Health, Featured Article by INH Research0 Comments

Many of us don’t go a day without popping ibuprofen or acetaminophen. One study found that the average adult takes 373 over-the-counter pain pills a year.[1]

But if so many people take them, and you can buy them without a prescription, they must be safe… Right?

Not exactly.

A major study warns that these drugs have strange and frightening psychological side effects—ones that most people don’t know about.… Read More

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Antibiotics Double Your Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Doctors don’t think twice about prescribing antibiotics…and most of us don’t think twice about taking them.

This is a mistake.

For years, antibiotics have been handed out by doctors like candy on Halloween. The drugs are the first-line treatment for respiratory infections. But antibiotics do absolutely nothing to help most respiratory infections like the flu and colds. They are caused by viruses.… Read More

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The Most Popular Way to Quit Smoking Is the Worst Way

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

There is no shortage of products to help you quit smoking. There are chewing gums, patches, nasal sprays, and lozenges. There are anti-craving pills and filter systems. There are even apps to provide emotional and educational support.

But when smokers want to quit, chances are they won’t use any of these.

Instead they’ll turn to e-cigarettes.

Vaping is by far the most popular way Americans try to kick the habit.… Read More

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The Great Statin Myth

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

The number one most-prescribed drug in America is atorvastatin (Lipitor). More than 21 million people in the U.S. take it to lower their LDL cholesterol.

Nearly 15 million more take other statins such as simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and lovastatin (Mevacor).[1]

With these kind of numbers, you’d think there would be clear and convincing evidence that the drugs worked.… Read More

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Common Blood Pressure Drug May Do More Harm Than Good

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart Attacks by Garry Messick0 Comments

The most widely used type of blood pressure drug may do more harm than good for your heart, according to a major new study.

A research team led by Pennsylvania State University looked at L-type calcium channel blockers (LCCBs). These include verapamil (Calan, Isoptin) and diltiazen (Cardizem).[1]

LCCBs work by keeping excessive calcium from entering blood vessel cells. Too much calcium causes the vessels to become thick and stiff, which raises blood pressure.… Read More