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Tuco had it right

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In The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Tuco , who is submerged in a bathtub and is about to be shot by a man who is hunting him, shoots the man first and then offers a great motto to live by: “If you’re gonna shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.” Which is a great way to […]

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Watch Out: If you like diet drinks

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A study just published in the journal, Circulation, is worrisome news for anyone who loves their diet drinks. In this study of over 80,000 post-menopausal women, regular consumption of diet drinks (defined as 2 or more diet drinks a day) was linked to a significantly increased risk of strokes. Why? Could be something in the […]

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Watch out: OTC drugs can harm your kidneys

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For all those millions of you who think that just because some drug is sold over-the-counter, there is no reason to worry about it, here’s something important to worry one of the most popular class of OTC drugs, what are knows as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen. In a concerning study published […]

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Falling is dangerous. For everyone

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The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) is an ongoing (over 20 years now) population-based study of community-dwelling adults over the age of 25 (that was then; most are way middle-aged or even older now, obviously) which has taught us a ton about the impact that osteoporosis (OP) and consequent fractures have on the lives of […]