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Today’s Health Headlines

 

 

Bats may be used to control Zika in Florida

Although attempts to use bats to extinguish mosquito populations have failed in the past, Miami Beach commissioner is considering setting up a bat house for the insect eating mammals to set up camp.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article109090972.html

 

Bacon and processed meats may trigger migraines

Researchers from UCSD found increase levels of bacteria in the mouth and gut of those who suffer from migraines. These bacteria will convert nitrates and nitrates consumed in foods such as processed meats to nitric oxide which may cause migraines.

It’s time to ditch bacon as ‘nitrates in processed meat can trigger migraines’

 

Dental sealants can prevent back teeth cavities in 80% of kids

When a child’s molars come in at 6 and 12 these sealants take only a few minutes to put on and are painless.  They can be pricey but they last years and save kids from future dental problems.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/children-dental-sealants-bite-cavities-article-1.2835376

 

Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network and Board Certified Family Physician

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor Touro University Nevada

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