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The Gross Thing Doctors Do When No One’s Watching

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by INH Research0 Comments

America’s health care system has battled hospital-borne infections for years. But there has been little success.

Nearly 100,000 Americans a year die from hospital infections. That’s more deaths than are caused by breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined.[1]

Why can’t we stop this scourge? A study by researchers at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in California may have found the answer.

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Bug Bites Driving You Crazy? Don’t Scratch. Do This Instead.

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

We’ve all been warned that we shouldn’t scratch bug bites because it can lead to infections. And you probably know from personal experience that scratching actually makes them itch even more.[1]

But in the moment, scratching feels so good. It’s hard to resist.

New research has found a way to get the satisfying feeling of scratching without increasing the itch or risking an infection.

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It’s Silently Killing Your Liver

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

Years ago, liver disease carried a terrible stigma.

When someone had it, it was assumed they had a drinking problem. And back then, alcoholism was often viewed as a failure of character rather than the disease that it is.

Today, more Americans than ever have liver disease. But for the vast majority, it has nothing to do with alcohol.

The statistics are terrifying…

More than 30% of Americans have the most common form of liver disease.

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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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A Drug Deal With the Devil

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

When cortisone was introduced in the 1940s, it seemed like a miracle drug.

People who were bedridden with arthritis or needed wheelchairs could suddenly walk or even climb stairs for the first time in years.

The anti-inflammatory effects were so dramatic that the three researchers who formulated cortisone shared a Nobel Prize in 1950 for the discovery.[1]

Soon, scientists came up with other similar corticosteroid drugs such as prednisone, dexamethasone, and prednisolone.

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Coronavirus: The First Symptom You’ll Feel

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

One of the most confounding aspects of COVID-19 is that it’s hard to know if you have it.

The symptoms are similar to other respiratory illnesses. So when you get a stuffy nose or a fever you might have a cold or the flu…or you might have COVID. You really can’t tell unless you get tested.

The coronavirus does cause one particular symptom that is clear evidence you have it: loss of smell and taste.

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