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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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Don’t Let Insomnia Wreck Your Heart

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

You toss and turn at night knowing exactly what you’ll be facing when the sun comes up… A day of fatigue, grumpiness, and poor productivity. It’ll be a struggle to get through the day. 

And then when it’s all over, you’ll try again, hoping that sleep will come the next night.

It might.

Or it might not. 

This pattern is so frustrating.

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Breathing the Air in 6 U.S. Cities Is Like Smoking a Pack a Day

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

Even if you’ve never lit a cigarette in your life, your lungs may be as badly damaged as someone who has smoked a pack a day for 29 years.

That’s the chilling finding of a new study that analyzed the long-term effects of breathing the polluted air of six major U.S. cities.

Researchers looked at more than 7,000 people from 2000 to 2018.

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6 Best Exercises for People With ‘Fat Genes’

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

It’s not easy to fight genetics. Especially when it comes to body weight. 

If your grandparents, parents, and siblings are obese, is there any chance that you can maintain a healthy weight?

A new study provides hope. It shows how you may be able to overcome “fat genes.” 

The research was published in the journal PLOS Genetics. Researchers analyzed data from 18,424 people, looking at how their exercise habits affected their genetic predispositions to obesity.

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Think Twice Before Taking Daily Aspirin

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

Daily aspirin does more harm than good in most people.

That’s the blunt message from Harvard doctors after a major new review. Some 29 million Americans take daily aspirin for heart health. But for the vast majority, aspirin is more likely to cause internal bleeding that leads to a stroke than it is to prevent a heart attack, the authors concluded.

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Stomach Troubles? It Might Be Your Blood Pressure Med

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

Diverticulitis can make your life miserable. 

It’s a common intestinal condition caused by small abscesses in the bowel which become inflamed or infected. This can lead to severe stomach pain and cramping. Constipation, bloating, and nausea are other symptoms. 

The most frustrating part?

Doctors often can’t pinpoint the cause. That makes it difficult to treat effectively. 

But a new study may reveal the hidden cause of diverticulitis in many people. 

The research appeared in the journal Circulation.

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