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Wash Your Hands Right After Touching These 7 Things

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick1 Comment

Scientists have known for decades that one of the most common ways to catch an infectious disease is through your hands.

You touch hundreds of things a day. If just one of them has infectious germs, you are in danger of getting sick.

Here are seven of the germiest objects you’re likely to touch in the course of a day. It’s important to wash or sanitize after coming into contact with them…

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Chemical Whiteners Can Damage Your Teeth… Here’s the Safe Way to a Brighter Smile

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There’s no doubt about it… We love white teeth.

Teeth whitening products are a huge business. They bring in more than $5 billion a year.[i]

But a new study found they come with a downside… They can damage your teeth.

The research was presented at the Experimental Biology 2019 meeting.[ii]

The scientists investigated whitening strips…probably the most popular method of over-the-counter dental whitening.

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Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save You From Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Regular brushing and flossing can help you keep your teeth into old age. A new study shows it may also help you keep your mental sharpness.

Scientists at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry infected the mouths of mice with P. gingivalis. This is a type of bacteria that causes periodontitis. It’s the most serious form of gum disease.

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Is This the End for Jimmy Carter?

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

Jimmy Carter made an astonishing recovery a few years ago from advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain. He beat terminal cancer by using a new cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment.

But we got the news this week that the ex-president is facing a new health crisis…one for which there is no high-tech solution.

Carter suffered a broken hip. And while that might not seem nearly as serious as cancer that has spread to the brain, the survival statistics are grim.

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Common Food Additive Stops the Flu Shot From Working

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

Some people seem impervious to the flu. They never get it, even if they don’t get the flu shot.

For others, it’s the opposite. They get the flu despite getting the vaccine.

For years, this variability has been blamed on the unreliability of the flu shot. But a new study shows that another factor may be in play.

It found that a common food additive may stop the flu shot from working.

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Nighttime Bathroom Trips Are a Sign of This Serious Health Condition

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular, Sleep Health by Garry Messick1 Comment

Having to get up repeatedly at night to use the bathroom is more than an annoyance. It can destroy your chances for restful sleep. Of course, that means you’ll be tired and less productive during the day.

But a new study shows that nocturnal bathroom trips may signal something more serious.

The research was performed at Japan’s Tohoku Rosai Hospital. Scientists examined 3,749 subjects.

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