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Second Flu Wave Strikes… This Fruit Extract Can Protect You

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

This flu season was shaping up to be short and mild. But then something happened that surprised scientists…

A second viral wave hit.

At a time when the flu season is normally long over, people are still getting sick. This has made it the longest flu season since the government started tracking flu 20 years ago.

Dr. Arnold Monto is a University of Michigan researcher who has studied the flu for 50 years.

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It Gives You High Blood Pressure…and It’s in Your Medicine Cabinet

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

Mainstream doctors often blame high blood pressure on obesity, lack of exercise, too much salt, smoking, stress, or other lifestyle factors.

But many people with hypertension have none of these issues.

Now, a new study shows the culprit may be in your medicine cabinet.

The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. Scientists wanted to see what effect antiseptic mouthwashes have on blood pressure.

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One Fruit Controls Diabetes

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

People with blood sugar issues are often told by mainstream doctors not to eat fruit. It’s feared that the sugar content contributes to blood sugar spikes.

But a new study shows that one fruit may actually hold the key to preventing and treating diabetes.

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology recruited 32 subjects who were overweight or obese. All had insulin resistance and were prediabetic.

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Hate Colonoscopies? There’s a Better, Easier Colon Cancer Test

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

Colonoscopies may be the most despised medical test.

The day-before laxative prep is miserable. And the procedure itself is no walk in the park.

Now, a new study shows that you may not need to put yourself through that ordeal. An at-home test may be just as effective in finding colon cancer.

The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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The Evening Exercise Myth

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

You’ve probably heard the warning…

Don’t exercise in the evening because it can keep you awake at night.

The idea seems to make sense. After all, if you rev up your body for a workout close to bedtime, it must make it more difficult to wind down and fall asleep.

But new research says that’s flat wrong.

Researchers at Australia’s Charles Sturt University recruited middle-aged men to study the effects of exercise on sleep.

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Scientists Swear by This Weight Loss Trick

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, General Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Scientists have known for years that there is one single best predictor of success among people trying to lose weight.

It’s not type of diet they do…

Or whether they cut carbs or fat…

Or what time of day they eat…

Or what exercise they do.

It’s this…

People who lose the most weight keep track of what they eat.

Although it sounds unpleasant and time consuming to log everything you eat, a new study shows it’s far easier than you think.

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