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Today’s Health Headlines


Yo-Yo dieting increases risk of heart attack
We’ve come to learn that the body does not like rapid change, but smooth transitions, and this study found healthy women were 3.5 X more likely to die of a heart attack going up and down in weight. This has nothing to do with eating Yo-Yo’s.

New star-shaped capsule/pill may allow medicine to be dispensed over weeks

This is interesting.  It has 6 arms containing the medication, a polymer matrix ensuring the med is released slowly and evenly and there are prongs holding the capsule in place so it doesn’t pass through the gut.  Hmmm, it sounded cool at first but now I’m scared

Stroke risk increased with high dose Proton Pump Inhibitors

Ischemic stroke risk was found to rise, especially for Protonix, if higher doses were used.  One theory are their affect on gut bacteria.
Some Ebola infections may cause no symptoms at all

Last year they found some West African villagers “immune” to Ebola.  This report suggests that Ebola may be asymptomatic in some.

Zika could survive for “several hours” on counter tops and hard surfaces

Unlike HIV which can only last a few minutes away from blood, Zika appears to live close to 8 hours on hard, nonporous  surfaces.

Statins cut death risk in patients with serious arthritis conditions
They believe its not only the cholesterol lowering properties but also statin’s anti-inflammatory properties.  The conditions include AS (ankylosing spondylitis) and psoriatic arthritis.

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



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

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