Coronavirus: Don’t Use Cough Syrup

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

Coughing is one of the main symptoms of COVID-19. So it’s not surprising that people with the illness are using cough syrup. 

That could be a bad idea.  

New research shows that dextromethorphan, a common active ingredient in dozens of over-the-counter cough syrups, capsules, and lozenges appeared to boost replication of the coronavirus when tested under laboratory conditions.

This doesn’t necessarily mean it does the same thing in the human body.

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One Avocado Does This to Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Avocados are one the trendiest foods among health-conscious people. For good reason.

Years ago, they were considered fattening. But then researchers discovered that they actually help you lose weight.

Studies have also found that they lower inflammation, protect against heart disease, and lower your risk for cancer

Now, new research shows that avocados have another important benefit: They make you smarter. 

Professor Naiman Khan led the study and published it in the International Journal of Psychophysiology.

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Coronavirus: The Hidden Health Toll

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

Every day we see the numbers. Tens of thousands more Americans test positive. Thousands more die.

But the real toll of the coronavirus pandemic goes far beyond these figures. It’s causing unseen health damage that may never be fully known.

One part of the hidden cost is the stress and anxiety that many of us feel. More Americans than ever are turning to pharmaceutical drugs for help.

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Coronavirus: 7 Rules for Safe Grocery Shopping

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

The biggest coronavirus risk many of us face is going grocery shopping. 

The nature of shopping at supermarkets makes social distancing difficult. In fact, when stores get crowded it’s impossible. 

And there’s no way to avoid handling food packages that may or may not be contaminated with coronavirus. 

But the fact is, we all need to eat. By now you know about wearing a mask and staying at least six feet from other people.

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Coronavirus: Doctors Test Ancient Remedy

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

One of the world’s oldest medicines is now being tested to potentially fight one of the newest diseases.

Colchicine was first used as a health remedy by the ancient Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. It is an extract of the crocus flower.

The Greeks used it as a laxative. Six centuries later, the Byzantines discovered that colchicine eases the inflammation of gout.

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Coronavirus: Seniors Are Showing Odd Symptoms

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

By now most of us know the main symptoms of COVID-19: a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 

But doctors are noticing something strange in older coronavirus patients. They may have none of these signs. 

Instead, some show an entirely different range of symptoms.[1]

Doctors have found that older coronavirus patients may just feel “off” at first. Their behavior may change.

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