Blood pressure control could slow age-related brain damage

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  • 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, which increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia
  • 95% of seniors between the ages of 60 and 90 have lesions in the white matter of their brains, and those with high blood pressure tend to have more white matter lesions and a higher risk for dementia in their later years
  • Recent research suggests intensive blood pressure treatment to reach a systolic blood pressure goal of 120 mm Hg can limit the progression of age-related brain damage, thereby lowering your risk for dementia
  • While those in the intensive treatment group suffered less brain damage (lesions) over time, they ended up losing a greater total volume of brain matter. The cause for this discrepancy is unknown, and it’s unclear what the clinical significance might be
  • Clinical blood pressure guidelines now call for a blood pressure goal of 120/80. Elevated blood pressure or prehypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure between 120 and 129. Stage 1 high blood pressure is 130 and 139 systolic, and 80 to 89 diastolic. Stage 2 high blood pressure is anything over 140 systolic and 90 diastolic

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Why Treat Cancer with Bicarbonate?

Baking Soda Rescues Circadian Oscillation

In terms of importance, appropriate bicarbonate levels are just as crucial as hydration, proper breathing (getting enough oxygen) staying warm, maintaining healthy pH (high oxygen status) and optimal nutrition. What we learn here changes the face of modern oncology because it is now clear, after the most recent research presented below, that bicarbonates should be included in all cancer patients protocols.

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Pumpkin Seeds: 11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits

Pumpkin seeds, like all edible seeds, pack an immense nutritional and medicinal punch. After all, they contain future worlds within their compact structure. As Emerson said, “the creation of a thousand forests is within one acorn” Continue reading

Polar bears are OVERPOPULATED

An iconic symbol of the global warming narrative, the lowly polar bear is often portrayed by the media as an endangered species that increasingly has no natural habitat in which to live, thanks to the alleged melting of the polar ice caps. But new reports suggest that we’ve all been lied to about this, as there’s actually now an overabundance of polar bears living in places like Nunavut, Canada, which is fast becoming a threat to humans. Continue reading

Oklahoma court orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for helping fuel opioid epidemic

For the part it played in helping to fuel our nation’s opioid epidemic, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered to pay $572.1 million to the state of Oklahoma, an amount far lower than what the state’s attorney general had originally anticipated. Continue reading

New virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients speeds up treatment times

A trial virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients has led to quicker treatment times and removed the need for follow up hospital appointments in more than half of cases, according to researchers. Continue reading

Looking for pain relief? Try these 12 natural painkillers

When you’re experiencing any physical pain, it is natural to reach for over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. However, the long-term use of these medicines can severely damage your liver. To avoid irreversible liver damage and other adverse side effects, here are some suggestions for natural painkillers that are safer and just as effective. Continue reading

6,000 cat study shows breed plays a role in behavior

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  • In a first-of-its-kind study of over 5,700 cats, researchers in Finland have demonstrated that behavioral traits in cat breeds can be inherited
  • Of the five behavioral areas analyzed, activity levels between breeds showed the greatest variability
  • Another explanation for behavioral differences is selective breeding
  • Several cat breeds had a high probability for wool sucking (a compulsive behavior), and two breeds in particular are prone to excessive grooming

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How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes

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  • Under eye bags may be reduced by moisturizing your face, sleeping on your back, getting enough sleep, avoiding smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, adding an extra pillow below your head when sleeping, avoiding rubbing your eyes and treating your allergies
  • Diet changes such as drinking enough water, avoiding salty food, reducing alcohol intake and consuming vitamin C- and retinol-rich foods may also help get rid of bags under eyes
  • Easy home remedies that may help include applying cucumber, avocado, egg whites, potato, tomato, lemon juice or caffeinated tea over the affected areas

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RESEARCH SHOWS ISRAEL’S MEDAWARE CAN REDUCE PRESCRIPTION ERRORS, SAVE LIVES

Medication errors account for a $21 billion drain on the American healthcare system alone, not including the cost of legal action taken when such errors occur, explained MedAware CEO and co-founder Dr. Gidi Stein. Continue reading

JAMA study finds that drinking fluoridated water causes brain damage in children

 

New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) has found that drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy is a surefire way to induce brain damage and lowered IQ in children. Continue reading

Legal eagle goes after opioid wholesale distributors Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

 

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  • While the opioid crisis has received a significant amount of attention, and strategies have been put into place to try to curb the epidemic of overuse and misuse, few of the responsible parties have been held to account
  • One West Virginia attorney has sued opioid wholesale distributors using a state nuisance statute. Distributors should have reported suspicious activity, yet didn’t. Farrell charges that this unlawful conduct is what has given rise to the public nuisance of rampant opioid addiction
  • Cardinal Health, one of the three largest opioid distributors in the U.S., denies accountability, blaming the opioid crisis on doctors, pharmacists, regulators and the Drug Enforcement Agency
  • However, there’s ample evidence showing Cardinal Health ignored suspiciously large orders, shipping an alarming number of pills into areas that should have raised big red warning flags
  • Wholesale distributors shipped 76 billion opioid pills across the U.S. between 2006 and 2012, more than 10 billion of which came through Cardinal Health

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Can Dogs Eat Carrots?

 

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  • Carrots contain fiber, which may help curb your dog’s hunger and lessen their risk of obesity. They also contain vitamin A, which may help reduce their risk of eye problems 
  • Carrots can be steamed and pureed before being fed to dogs. If you intend to serve them raw, be sure to wash, peel and then cut them into small cubes
  • Cats may reap the same health benefits as dogs when fed carrots

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How to naturally avoid erectile dysfunction: Have great oral hygiene

Having good oral hygiene is crucial for your overall health. But did you know that it can also help prevent erectile dysfunction (ED)? According to an interesting study, there is a link between gum disease and ED, or impotence, in men. Continue reading

44 Reasons Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer

 

Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation. Fact. Continue reading