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Phthalate Exposure Threatens Human Survival

By Dr. Mercola Infertility has become increasingly pervasive in recent decades. In “Sperm Count Zero,”1 GQ Magazine discusses this troubling fact, noting the situation has become so dire that “within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely.” The article highlights research2,3 published last year, which …

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Common Painkiller Is Causing Many Heart Attacks

By Dr. Mercola Nearly 25 million American adults suffer from pain on a daily basis and 23 million report experiencing severe pain.1 In fact, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and is cited as the most common reason Americans access health care. Pain …

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To Be Healthy Is to Be Loving

I went for a run because I had eaten a small, organic, dark chocolate cookie the day before and I felt that I had to punish myself. It was habitual for me to punish myself with strenuous, caloric compensation cardio whenever I felt guilty for enjoying life by eating tasty …

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Catheters Are Spreading Superbugs

By Dr. Mercola Today, many are so used to the idea an antibiotic can cure almost any infection, few consider the possibility this remedy may soon no longer be an option. Antibiotics have increased human life span by nearly a decade and certain conditions could simply not be treated …

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Physician burnout starts in residency for some

Efforts to address physician burnout may need to start as early as residency, a new JAMA study suggests. The results of one of two studies related on burnout published Tuesday in JAMA found 45% of second year residents surveyed reported having at least one symptom of the condition. The survey …

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Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence BP

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what is being billed as the largest genetic study ever conducted, British scientists report they have spotted more than 500 genes that play a role in blood pressure. The research, which involved more than 1 million people, expands the understanding of …

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Coca-Cola Eyes Cannabis Oil Market

Sept. 18, 2018 — Could your can of Coke one day come infused with cannabis oil? It’s a distinct possibility, following reports that the beverage giant is talking with a Canadian cannabis company about creating a wellness drink that would contain cannabidiol (CBD). The oil is the part of …

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Congress questions its role in healthcare price transparency

The Senate’s health committee on Tuesday questioned how the government should be involved in healthcare price transparency and whether Congress can change the incentives to encourage more patient shopping. It isn’t clear what Congress could do legislatively to improve transparency. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chair of the Senate Health, Education, …

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