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Breathing Is Making You Fat

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

If you have weight issues, you may have joked that you get heavier merely by looking at food. Of course, that’s impossible.

But a new study shows that simply breathing can actually cause you to pack on weight.[1]

The study was published in the journal Environment International. It found that breathing a certain kind of pollution can trigger obesity.

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COVID-19: We’ve Been Here Before…Lessons From 1918

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

The disease spread quickly, killing thousands of Americans a day.

Doctors had no effective treatments. There was no vaccine. 

Parts of the country were locked down. The economy ground to a halt. Politicians were divided on whether to enforce quarantines or go about business as usual. 

The year was 1918. Spanish flu was ravishing the nation. Although today’s COVID-19 crisis seems unprecedented, it’s not.

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Coronavirus: This Could Be Why America Is Getting Hit Hard, Studies Say

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

Most of us understand by now that COVID-19 is a disease of the lungs. It kills by destroying lung function.

But what you may not know is that our lungs are not only under assault from the coronavirus…a second factor is at work here. The air we breathe is also damaging our health. 

Two new studies reveal that air pollution in the U.S.

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Why Blood Pressure Drugs Are Dangerous for Seniors

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

When you go in for a checkup, one of the first things they do is take your blood pressure. If your numbers are over 130/80, chances are you’ll be prescribed a hypertension drug. 

But if you are older, taking the medication could send you to an early grave. 

That may sound alarmist. But it’s exactly what scientists found in a major new study of 415,980 people.

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Your Feet May Reveal If You Have Coronavirus, New Research Suggests

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

We recently told you about a strange early symptom of COVID-19. Patients were reporting that they had lost their sense of smell. 

Since we brought you that article, loss of sense of smell has become one of the widely accepted symptoms that doctors use to diagnose coronavirus. 

Now, COVID-19 patients are reporting another bizarre, possible early warning sign: foot sores. Doctors in Spain, Italy, and France have noted patients with purple, chicken pox-like lesions on their toes.

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Coronavirus: How NOT to Wear a Mask

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

Suddenly masks are everywhere. 

Americans are taking seriously the CDC’s revised guidelines to wear masks in public at all times. The problem is that many of us find them uncomfortable. So we tug on them. We pull them down so our noses are exposed. Or we pull them off completely to speak.

That’s exactly what you shouldn’t do.

“Wearing a mask takes some getting used to,” says anesthesiologist Dr.

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