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Scientists Discover the Best Exercise for Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

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 group did one of the following routines, three times a week for 12 weeks:

  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT).
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How Fast-Food Chains Rank in Antibiotic Use

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

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 every year.

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How to Find Out If Your Doctor Is Taking Big Pharma Bribes

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

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 half times more than the U.S.

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Aspirin Effectively Treats Depression, Study Finds

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

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.

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Alex Trebek: ‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Health Warning, Pancreatic Cancer by Garry Messick0 Comments

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 those odds.

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She Was Peeing Purple. Doctors Were Baffled.

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

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 of the doctors had ever heard of purple urine.

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