Over 71% of Americans overweight, popular OTC and prescription drugs may play huge role

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Health scientists are constantly looking at research data to determine why so many people are so huge. Lack of enough deep sleep, no adequate exercise, stress, and unhealthy food and drinks are well-known to be linked to overweight and obese populations. But the one widely underreported, underrated, and downplayed factor might be side effects from ….read more

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Scientific discussion of the effectiveness, safety, and risk management of influenza vaccines

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The recent firing of over 50 Essentia Health employees that refused a flu vaccine has many talking about whether the flu vaccine should be mandated, its safety, and effectiveness. Overall effective rates around 44%, and strain rates as low as 16%, combined with current scientific literature, are enough for some to question some of the ….read more

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Are Americans and lawmakers ignoring leading causes of death and other key factors that may be driving violent crimes? It’s complicated.

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Many would be surprised to learn that America’s top causes for death excludes terrorism and gun violence. The leading cause of death for most Americans is heart disease and cancer. Inside of these two diseases, the high risk factors are cultural hazards, such as overeating and lack of exercise that leads to obesity and diabetes, ….read more

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Lessons and scenes from Hurricane Irma: preparedness and infrastructure failure

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Irma was another reminder of America’s failing infrastructure, preparedness, response, and insurance systems. Both Hurricane Harvey and Irma tested our national and individual preparedness capability. Overwhelming data shows we have a critical failure to prepare as individuals and our infrastructure isn’t ready for any major disaster. We lack scientific resilience and sustainability — at a ….read more

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