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health research

Listed below are news items from breaking news, studies and medical update:

  • Intake of high doses of Advil (2400 mg/day) for a year may increase the odds of suffering a heart attack or developing cardiovascular disease.
  • Constipated? Individuals who drink the least amount of fluids daily are more likely to be constipated. Drink up and make sure most of it is water!
  • Studies show that Splenda can contribute to Type 2 diabetes. Research at the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that Splenda changes the way the body processes sugar and can affect metabolism.  Try Stevia instead.
  • Antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones, Lotensin, Vasotec, Zestril and Monopril (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin) may cause damage to the kidney. These antibiotics are used to treat respiratory, urinary tract and intestinal infections. Men who take these antibiotics are five times more at risk.
  • Studies published in Public Health Journal say that people are developing dementia at a younger age. This is due in large part to food additives, technology and air pollution. Dementia is starting to affect people as young as age 35.
  • Women who use talcum powder on a regular basis have an increased risk of getting ovarian cancer (especially if it is applied around the groin area). The powder can migrate and enter the body and cause inflammation.

To read more on this topics,

Health Radar, Vol. 3, Issue 8/ August 2013, p. 12-13