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The Surprising Cause of Arthritis

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

Doctors have always been mystified about the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. 

About 1.3 million Americans suffer with the joint condition. It’s an autoimmune disease in which your body’s own immune system attacks your joints. 

Doctors have always suspected that genetics were the main cause. But new research points to a different culprit: antibiotics

The study was published in the journal BMC Medicine.

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Plant-Based Diet Puts Your Brain at Risk

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

In just the last three years, there has been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans.[1]

It’s easy to see why…

Health organizations increasingly recommend “plant-based” eating. Books and op-ed columns extol the virtues of giving up meat.[2]

Celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Carrie Underwood, Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, and Brad Pitt say they have gone vegan.[3] [4]

Veganism (eating no animal foods) and vegetarianism (eating no meat, but consuming eggs and/or dairy) are touted as being healthier, better for the environment, and more ethical.

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Why Diabetics Have Doubled Cancer Risk

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For decades, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery…

Why are people with diabetes prone to getting cancer?

Diabetics are 2 ½ times more likely to get some kinds of cancer. They include breast, kidney, ovarian, and others.[1]

Now, a new study has discovered why.

In research presented at the American Chemical Society, scientists looked at how high blood sugar affects DNA.

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Think Declining Memory ‘Just Comes With Age’? Think Again.

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s natural to start to lose your mental edge as you get older, right? Forgetfulness and memory loss are inevitable as the years pass, aren’t they?

That common belief is false, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

The world’s top geriatrics researchers say mounting evidence shows that the true cause of cognitive decline is disease… Aging is not the culprit.

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The Surprising Way You Can Compete With Top Athletes

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Everybody knows that exercise is important for good health. But if you’re old, fat, and completely out of shape, you may figure, why bother? 

You may think that you’re so far gone that exercising can’t help…certainly not the kind of easy workout that you could muster. 

Here’s a surprise: New research shows that a single bout of exercise helps people who are completely out of shape every bit as much as it does highly trained athletes.

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This Safe Opioid ‘Alternative’ Is Fake News

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

The opioid epidemic is a big problem for Big Pharma.

Not only are they being (rightfully) blamed for the thousands of addicts and overdoses caused by their pursuit of profits, but now they are being hit with a blizzard of lawsuits seeking damages. 

Drug companies have another problem: After promoting opioids as the go-to pain medication for years, what can they offer instead? 

In many cases, the answer has been tramadol.

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