It may seem obvious that eating fatty foods is bad for your health. While this idea has been around for some time, there is a little-known health risk few people talk about: High fructose corn syrup. This type of sweetener is often found in popular, processed foods, and it is even added to most non-diet soft drinks.
Toxins in this substance have been linked to a number of health problems and diseases, including obesity and heart disease.
The CDC says that over one third of Americans are obese, and the numbers are rising.
Those who are at highest risk for health problems related to HFCS include:
Unbeknownst to most people, there is a health risk that many don’t think about. The medical profession knows about it and warns patients to stay away from it, but most people are not aware of the warning. This is especially true of the young and wealthy, who tend not to worry much about their health.
Tobacco use has been well-documented as a serious health risk. Government regulations have been enacted in an attempt to curb its use, but studies show that still more than one-third of adults in the United States smoke cigarettes. While some people have given up tobacco use voluntarily, others have found themselves unable to quit despite their best efforts to do so.
Many people mistakenly believe that e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco products because they don’t contain the tar or carbon monoxide present in traditional cigarettes. However, e-cigarettes actually produce a toxic chemical known as formaldehyde, which can be particularly harmful for young users and can lead to long-term health problems if exposure is long term. Young smokers are especially vulnerable because their bodies are still developing.
Young adults who do not yet see themselves as potential victims may be less likely to avoid this potential health hazard than older adults who already suffer from tobacco-related illnesses would be.
We often hear about the dangers of medical malpractice, but how many people talk about the health risks of medical art?
Medical art is a phrase that refers to the practice among some doctors and hospitals of relying on visual similarity between two objects when deciding whether or not to perform a test, surgery or prescription.
Here’s an example: Let’s say you visit your doctor with a persistent cough. He checks your lungs and ears, but can’t find anything wrong. You look healthy. He then says, “Ah, well, it’s probably just allergies.”
But you’re not convinced. So you ask him to double-check by performing a blood test for tuberculosis. He agrees, but says he doesn’t need to order it right away. He tells you he has a lot on his plate today and will do it tomorrow.
The next day comes and goes, and you still have not heard from your doctor. So you call his office wondering where the results are. No one answers the phone at the office. You leave a message. A few hours later he calls back saying that he’s been very busy but that your tests came back negative for tuberculosis and assures you that there was nothing to worry about anyway because it’s extremely rare in your area for anyone under
The real risk is that you don’t realize the product’s actual purpose. As a result, you’re at greater risk for harm than if you just used the product for its intended purpose.
Consider a common over-the-counter pain reliever, for example. The active ingredient in Tylenol is acetaminophen. But the main ingredient in a similar product is something called “acetylcysteine.”
What’s the difference? Acetaminophen reduces pain, but acetylcysteine reduces fever. Are they interchangeable? Not necessarily. If you are getting over a cold, acetaminophen may be just fine. But if you have the flu and your body temperature is elevated, acetaminophen could actually make things worse by lowering your body temperature too much — which also lowers your ability to fight infection.
Clinical trials for medications often last for fewer than six months, and the tests aren’t designed to assess a drug’s long-term side effects.
Drugmakers are required to list those side effects in their prescribing information, but they often do so using vague terms that make it difficult to distinguish between mild reactions and serious ones.
In some cases, the medications have been on the market for decades before the full range of possible side effects is described in the prescribing information.
The medical profession has an interesting and often unreported problem with a new generation of doctors. Recently, there have been more and more reports of patients being injured because doctors fall asleep during surgery. Many of these patients have to undergo physical therapy and sometimes have extensive plastic surgery after their operations.
The medical community has tried to avoid this problem by placing limits on the number of hours that surgeons can operate. However, it is not just during actual surgery that doctors are at risk of falling asleep. It happens in other circumstances as well. One report about this problem came from a surgeon who was performing a relatively simple procedure when he fell asleep during the operation. He lost many of the instruments he was using and had to start over again on another patient’s procedure.
Tired doctors also can make mistakes. One doctor who made a mistake in prescribing medicine also forgot to check if his patient was allergic to the medicine before administering it. The patient had a severe allergic reaction and almost died.”
In this article we will discuss how over-the-counter “natural” medicines can be more harmful than helpful. We will discuss the dangers of these products and the best way to avoid them.
Many people do not realize that natural medicine is not necessarily better or safer than traditional medicine. In fact, many health risks are associated with natural remedies. The word “natural” is used to imply that it is safe and harmless, but this is not always the case. In fact, sometimes natural remedies can be more dangerous than traditional medicines.
Tongue coatings have been around for centuries, but their popularity has increased in recent years because of their usage among holistic doctors and naturopaths. Tongue coatings are applied to the tongue in order to change its taste and texture, making it feel smooth like the coating itself. They say this will help a person’s overall health by improving digestion and nutrient assimilation.
This practice has caught on especially among young women who want to lose weight or detoxify their bodies from smoking or some other bad habits. Many people are also turning to tongue coatings as an alternative to drugs for treating depression, fatigue, joint pain, and chronic back pain. This seems promising at first glance, because some people experience relief from these