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Watch out: If you’re into supplements

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Dietary and other health supplements are not regulated (I could stop right there but I’ll add a bit just for safety) nearly to the same extent as medications are. So if you’re one of the millions and millions of people who believe you need to take a supplement, here’s something to think about. First, you’re […]

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Watch Out: Your Sleeping Pills are Dangerous

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A Chinese study has concluded that in the elderly, the use of sleeping pills, something that millions of us elderly do, raises the risk of pneumonia, a serious and potentially life-threatening complication, particularly in the elderly. Why? One possible explanation is that the use of anything that relaxes muscular tissue, as sleeping pills do, can […]

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Great recent article for the new year on the online site, Medscape, from its editor, Eric Topol. He listed 15 of his favourite scientific articles from 2018, studies that, he says. were meant to “challenge the dogma” of established medical theory and practice. And among them were the following. From the journal, Cell, a study […]