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Natural Diet Pill Really Works, Study Finds

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

Drug companies know that if they can make an effective, safe diet pill, there will be massive demand and huge profits.

Many of the 73% of Americans who are overweight or obese would flock to a genuine solution to their weight problems.

But history is littered with disastrous diet drugs.

One of the first was dinitrophenol, sold in the 1930s. It boosted metabolism and burned body fat.

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New Natural Mosquito Repellent Works Better Than DEET

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

Americans used to think of mosquitoes and other bugs as mere pests. The itchy bites were annoying, but nothing that could cause any real damage to our health.

Those days are over.

Mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas in the U.S.—as in many other parts of the world—have become major carriers of serious diseases. Zika, West Nile, Lyme disease, Dengue, Chikungunya, and the plague are now well established on our shores.

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Coronavirus: One Type of Mask May Actually Be Harmful

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

These days, the message is everywhere…

Wear a face mask to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus.

But a new study shows that one of the most common types of masks may actually be worse than wearing no mask at all.[1]

Researchers at Duke University created a box-shaped device that could track the tiny respiratory particles that escape from people’s mouths when they speak.

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Simple Food Swap Protects Vision as You Age

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

It’s a fact of life…

As you get older, your eyes get weaker.

The first sign may be trouble reading small print. Then you may find your night vision fading.

Eventually, like so many other older Americans, you may end up with cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. All of these can lead to blindness.

More than 4 million Americans over age 40 are legally blind because of these conditions and others that worsen with age.

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The Great Statin Myth

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

The number one most-prescribed drug in America is atorvastatin (Lipitor). More than 21 million people in the U.S. take it to lower their LDL cholesterol.

Nearly 15 million more take other statins such as simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and lovastatin (Mevacor).[1]

With these kind of numbers, you’d think there would be clear and convincing evidence that the drugs worked.

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Research Shocker: Baby Boomers Less Mentally Sharp Than Their Parents

In All Health Watch by Garry Messick0 Comments

Many of us take for granted that we will be better off than previous generations.

That is a sensible assumption.

History shows that over time, living standards increase, people become better educated, technology advances, lifespans get longer, and health improves.

That’s why a new study comes as a shock.

It shows that when it comes to mental ability, baby boomers are actually lagging behind their parents.

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