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Don’t Let Your Dentist Turn You Into a Drug Addict

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

What’s the biggest public health disaster in American history?

The polio epidemic is a good guess. It crippled more than 300,000 and killed about 20,000 in the U.S. before a vaccine was developed in the 1950s.[1] 

AIDS took a terrible toll, too. Nearly 700,000 people have died from the disease in the U.S. since the 1980s.[2]

The Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 is less known.

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Never Eat This Oil

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

When it comes to food oils, we have a confusing array of choices when we go to the grocery store. 

Olive oil… corn oil… canola oil… peanut oil… soybean oil… sunflower oil… safflower oil…and many others. 

Which ones should you be eating?

A new study shows that the most widely consumed oil may also be the unhealthiest.[i] 

In 2015, researchers from the University of California, Riverside gave mice soybean oil.

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Rush Limbaugh Lung Cancer Nightmare: The Natural Extract That Can Save Smokers

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

The conservative media world was rocked by Rush Limbaugh’s recent announcement that he has advanced lung cancer.

The famed radio personality, 69, told listeners he began suffering shortness of breath on his birthday, Jan. 12. He went to a doctor, and his grim diagnosis followed just days later.

Limbaugh has started medical treatment. But he hasn’t revealed the details.

Limbaugh started smoking cigarettes at age 16.

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Plastic Is Quietly Killing Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Perhaps you remember the controversy a few years ago over the plastic chemical BPA. It was linked to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hormone problems, and migraines.[1] 

In 2012, the FDA banned BPA (bisphenol A) from baby bottles and children’s sippy cups. The plastics industry started voluntarily removing the chemical from other products as well.

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Using Bug Spray Triples Your Chance of Heart Attack Death

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

Nobody wants to share their home with bugs. That’s why, when we see ants or roaches, we often reach for a can of spray. 

Or maybe you have an insect control company spray your home on a regular basis to prevent bug invasions. Some people go further and have their yards sprayed as well. 

New research shows that when you use the most common type of bug spray, you are not only killing the insects, you may be killing yourself as well. 

The study was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

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The Big Artificial Sweetener Lie

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

If you ask most people why they use artificial sweeteners, they’ll give you one of two answers…

They’ll tell you they use them to lose weight. 

Or they’ll say they use them because they are worried about diabetes.

What they don’t know is this…

Artificial sweeteners make you fatter, not thinner. And as a result, they raise, instead of lower, your risk of type 2 diabetes. 

The latest study backing this up was published in the journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports.

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