Now we KNOW where the opioids were sold and by whom

This is an incredibly discouraging and depressing article about the data underlying the opioid epidemic. In my opinion, the data shows a willful effort to profit off those in pain. Nasty people, Sickening reading but shows how this disaster was man-made. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/76-billion-opioid-pills-newly-released-federal-data-unmasks-the-epidemic/2019/07/16/5f29fd62-a73e-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html 76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic By Scott … Continue reading Now we KNOW where the opioids were sold and by whom

Eye floaters — what causes them and do they matter?

Eye floaters are often age-related, but could be a symptom of something you need to pursue. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325781.php What to know about eye floaters Last reviewed Wed 17 July 2019 By Jon Johnson Reviewed by Ann Marie Griff, OD Symptoms Causes Prevention Treatments Outlook Eye floaters are dots or specks in a person's vision that seem … Continue reading Eye floaters — what causes them and do they matter?

Sleep tracking can be worthwhile

I find this article from the NY Times annoying. Based on two weeks of using his Apple Watch with only one app monitoring sleep patterns, he's concluded that he's discovered a "sad truth" -- that it's a "pointless exercise" to try to track sleep. Altho the article contains quite a bit of useful information about … Continue reading Sleep tracking can be worthwhile

Best time to weigh yourself each day

This makes so much sense to me, but perhaps only because I've paid Way too much attention to weight fluctuations over the years. I've been the same scale with its springs and dial for decades. Purchased a digital device once and just didn't see the benefit. So I weigh in every morning with a scale … Continue reading Best time to weigh yourself each day

Seniors are going blind who could have avoided it

As noted in this article, the Shingrix 2 vaccine is 90% effective in preventing shingles and its potential complications including persistent pain and possible blindness. The supply of vaccine is limited even in countries where it's available, but it's worth chasing down particularly if you had chicken pox as a child. https://www.moneytalksnews.com/this-cause-of-blindness-is-soaring-for-seniors-but-its-preventable/ This Cause of … Continue reading Seniors are going blind who could have avoided it

Very odd solution found (possibly) for bladder cancer tumors

https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2019/07/04/common-cold-virus-completely-eliminates-tumor-in-patient-with-bladder-cancer/#219c0e6727f1 9,129 viewsJul 4, 2019, 09:32pm Common Cold Virus Completely Eliminates Tumor In Patient With Bladder Cancer Victoria Forster Contributor Healthcare Cancer research scientist and childhood cancer survivor. A strain of the common cold virus has been used to treat people with bladder cancer in the U.K., with impressive early results. Photo credit: Getty royalty-free Getty … Continue reading Very odd solution found (possibly) for bladder cancer tumors

So what IS an ultraprocessed food?

We're supposed to reduce our consumption of ultraprocessed food. But what fits in that category? Turns out some canned fruits and vegetables are considered ultraprocessed even tho they don't seem that different from fresh, simply because there are a number of critical processes that must be applied before the product can be sold. Most food … Continue reading So what IS an ultraprocessed food?