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The not so sweet truth about corn syrup ~ High fructose corn syrup has become a common staple in the modern diet. It has become the standard filler for food manufacturers because it makes foods taste sweeter and preserves them for a longer shelf life. This cheap ingredient is hidden in the long list of ingredients…

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Potatoes Cause Hypertension?

According to a recent study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, more than three servings of potatoes per week increases risk of high blood pressure. Fried potatoes increase that risk even more. Whether baked, boiled and mashed, roasted or fried, potatoes present risk. Oddly, potato chips resulted in no change in risk for high…

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One Full Third of Outpatient Antibiotic Rxs Inappropriate

Diana Swift / Medscape, May 03, 2016 With antibiotic overuse driving the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, authors of a large study find that during 2010 to 2011, antibiotics were prescribed for outpatients across all conditions at a rate of 506 per 1000 population. Only an estimated 353 of these, however, were likely appropriate, suggesting that 30% of…

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Marcia Frellick / Medscape, May 03, 2016 Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published today in BMJ. As such, medical errors should be a top priority for research and resources, say authors Martin Makary, MD, MPH, professor of surgery, and research fellow Michael Daniel,…

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Study Proves No Cabernet, Bud or Beta Glucan Without Wasp Poop!

    The yeast that is the natural source of the fermentation of wine, beer, and bread is carried in the intestines of wasps. The yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae can only mate in the intestines of wasps. The yeast is commonly called brewer’s yeast. Irene Stefanini from the Centre for Research and Innovation in Trento, Italy and colleagues from…

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Steroids for Neck & Back Tenderness Found Ineffective

A recent study found that Steroids are ineffective in treating sciatica tenderness and only modestly effective in improving mobility. Unfortunately, other than surgical repair, there are no other options, so modern-day medical professionals continue prescribing steroids, as well as pain-killers, neither of which will repair the root cause of the problem. Dr. Nick Shamie of…

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Real-Time Map Screen Shot – August 2014