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Daily Aspirin Raises Seniors’ Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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

At first glance, it makes sense to take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease.

Aspirin thins the blood. This should reduce your risk of a blood clot that could lead to a stroke or heart attack.

But this benefit comes at a high price.

A study in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that daily aspirin reduces risk of a heart attack or stroke by 17%.

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Coronavirus: The Most Dangerous Public Place

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

These days, risk assessment is a calculation all of us make every time we go out the front door.

Wherever we are headed, we think about the chances that we may be exposed to the coronavirus.

But not even experts can tell us with any certainty which public places are safe and which are not. A new study reveals one place you should absolutely avoid if you possibly can.

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Bug Spray Triples Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Chances are, you’ve been using pyrethroids for years, even if you have no idea what they are.

They are a group of chemicals that are used in the most popular consumer bug killers.

Pyrethroids are used to kill everything from bed bugs, roaches, and ticks to a wide variety of garden pests. They are the second most widely used pesticides in the world.

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Yoga Is Powerful Medicine for Anxiety

In Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you tell your doctor that you’re suffering from anxiety, there’s a good chance you’ll walk out with a prescription for a benzodiazepine.

These are drugs such as Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). They are highly addictive.

Unlike prescription opioids, addiction issues with benzos, as they are commonly called, get little attention.

Doctors are prescribing fewer opioids. Their use has fallen since 2012.

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Honey Is Better Than Antibiotics for Coughs and Colds, Study Finds

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

When it comes to colds and coughs, most of us look for relief in all the wrong places.

Your first choice is probably your local drugstore. You’ll find dozens of cough suppressants, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers, and other cold medications to choose from.

If you go to your doctor, you’ll likely get a prescription for an antibiotic.

A new analysis shows there’s a natural remedy that works better than anything you’ll get at a pharmacy.

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COVID Spread: It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

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

This spring, there was hope that summer would save us from the coronavirus.

The theory was that cold and flu viruses dwindle in warm weather, and so would COVID-19.

Of course, it didn’t happen. Summer did nothing to slow the spread.

Now, a new study shows that it’s not temperatures that affect the spread of coronavirus as much as another factor.

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