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‘Inactive’ Ingredients in Drugs Can Harm You

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When you suffer side effects after taking a pill, naturally you blame it on the drug in the pill. But in many cases, it actually has nothing to do with the drug.

What most people don’t know is that the majority of the material in pills are so-called inactive ingredients.

But they are far from inactive, according to a new report.

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Just Say No to Robotic Cancer Surgery

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When robotic surgery first became popular a few years ago, it seemed like an idea whose time had come.

We’ve all heard horror stories about human surgeons making horrible mistakes.

Robotics promised to take human error out of the equation.

Robots never have shaky hands. They are more precise than a human can be.  They can operate in tiny spaces too small for a surgeon to reach.

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It Gives You High Blood Pressure…and It’s in Your Medicine Cabinet

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Mainstream doctors often blame high blood pressure on obesity, lack of exercise, too much salt, smoking, stress, or other lifestyle factors.

But many people with hypertension have none of these issues.

Now, a new study shows the culprit may be in your medicine cabinet.

The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. Scientists wanted to see what effect antiseptic mouthwashes have on blood pressure.

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The Statin Danger Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About

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It’s a full-on epidemic…

The number of people with diabetes has doubled over the past 30 years.

More than 100 million American adults now have diabetes or its precursor, prediabetes.

Now, a new study has uncovered a surprising hidden cause for diabetes…statin drugs.

It shows that it may be no coincidence that diabetes rates have skyrocketed at exactly the same time doctors began prescribing more statins.

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Hate Colonoscopies? There’s a Better, Easier Colon Cancer Test

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Colonoscopies may be the most despised medical test.

The day-before laxative prep is miserable. And the procedure itself is no walk in the park.

Now, a new study shows that you may not need to put yourself through that ordeal. An at-home test may be just as effective in finding colon cancer.

The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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The World’s Biggest Health Danger Is Not What You Think

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What’s the world’s biggest killer?

Tuberculosis would be a good guess. It’s not a major problem in the U.S., but TB is the world’s leading infectious disease killer.[1]

Malaria would be another logical answer. Some historical studies conclude it has wiped out half of all people who have ever lived. It continues to kill over a million people every year.

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