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7 People With Coronavirus Boarded a Plane With 95 Others. Nobody Wore a Mask. Here’s What Happened.

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

A packed plane seems like the last place you’d want to be during the pandemic.

Distancing is impossible. It’s difficult to avoid high-touch surfaces like tray tables and seat arms that could harbor the coronavirus. And although the cabin air is filtered, how much virus is floating around is anybody’s guess.

That’s why the events of March 9 seem like a recipe for disaster.

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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.

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Any Exercise Is Good…This Kind Is Better

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

You’ve heard it over and over…

Exercise is good for you. Any kind of exercise…running, walking, lifting, stretching, swimming, biking, dancing, rowing…it’s all good.

But something is better.

We’ve been telling you about it for years. And now another major study confirms it may be the most beneficial form of physical activity there is.

The research was published in the journal Nature Medicine.

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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.

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Bug Spray Triples Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Chances are, you’ve been using pyrethroids for years, even if you have no idea what they are.

They are a group of chemicals that are used in the most popular consumer bug killers.

Pyrethroids are used to kill everything from bed bugs, roaches, and ticks to a wide variety of garden pests. They are the second most widely used pesticides in the world.

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Yoga Is Powerful Medicine for Anxiety

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

If you tell your doctor that you’re suffering from anxiety, there’s a good chance you’ll walk out with a prescription for a benzodiazepine.

These are drugs such as Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). They are highly addictive.

Unlike prescription opioids, addiction issues with benzos, as they are commonly called, get little attention.

Doctors are prescribing fewer opioids. Their use has fallen since 2012.

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