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Cannabis Relieves Migraines, Study Finds

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

Migraine sufferers sometimes feel like someone tied to the railroad tracks.

They can see the train coming. But there’s nothing they can do to stop it.

Migraine patients often can tell when a headache is coming. They become sensitive to light. Or they get a dull ache on one side of their head.

Shortly after, the pain comes roaring through. It’s so excruciating that work or any other normal activity is impossible.

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Superbugs Are More Deadly Than We Thought. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

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

Imagine a deadly infectious disease that spreads like wildfire. No drugs can stop it. 

Millions of Americans get it. Tens of thousands die in agony.

It sounds like an apocalyptic horror movie. But a new study shows it’s actually happening now. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just updated their comprehensive report on antibiotic-resistant infections. They found that 2.8 million people in the U.S.

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The Osteoporosis-Exercise Myth

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

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you may think, “My bones are fragile, so I should take it easy to prevent a fracture.” 

It’s a logical thought. But it’s completely wrong. 

A new study shows that exercise doesn’t lead to more fractures. It is actually one of the best ways to prevent them.

The research was published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

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One Surprising Factor Predicts How Long You’ll Live

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

What single factor determines how much longer you have to live? 

The obvious one is age. After all, if you’re 80, it’s likely you have less time left than someone who is 60. 

Genetics are big factor, too. If your parents and grandparents lived long lives, chances are you will, too. 

Whether you smoke makes a big difference as well.

But it turns out that there is another longevity factor that is more powerful than any of these. 

Physical activity is the number one predictor of lifespan, a new study shows.

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The Houseplant-Clean Air Myth

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

For years, we were told that houseplants helped purify indoor air. This makes sense since plants consume the pollutant carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.

The strongest evidence for the ability of potted plants to improve the indoor environment came from a NASA study. In 1989, the space agency ran an experiment that showed plants could remove cancer-causing toxins from the air.

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Prescription Drugs Are Now the 4th Leading Cause of Death

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Ambar Jones0 Comments

Taking prescription drugs has become a roll of the dice…

Some 128,000 Americans a year now die from the effects of medications prescribed to them. This number doesn’t include overdose deaths—only people who took their drugs as prescribed.[1]

Prescription drugs have become the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. They kill more Americans than breast cancer, prostate cancer, homicide, and suicide combined.

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