Dietary Supplements and Nonprescription Drug Products May Harm You

If you buy imported products marketed as “dietary supplements” and nonprescription drug products from ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online, watch out. Health scammers often target advertising to people who prefer to shop at nontraditional places, especially those who have limited English proficiency and limited access to health care services and information

“Natural” Does Not Mean “Safe”

Just because a product claims to be natural doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe, says Gary Coody, R. Ph., FDA’s national health fraud coordinator. Likewise, just because a product claims to be natural does not mean that it’s free of hidden drug ingredients.Furthermore, these products may also be contaminated or contain potentially harmful chemicals or drug ingredients not listed on the label.For example, many products that claim to help people lose weight contain hidden and dangerous prescription drug ingredients such as sibutramine. Sibutramine was in Meridia, a formerly FDA-approved drug that was removed from the market in October 2010 because clinical data indicated it posed an increased risk of heart problems and strokes.

How’s Do You Know It’s Fraudulent?

Watch out for these claims:One product does it all.
1. Be suspicious of products that claim to cure a wide range of diseases.
2. Personal testimonials. Success stories such as “It cured my diabetes,” or “My tumors are gone,” are easy to make up and are not a substitution for scientific evidence.
3. Quick fixes. Few diseases or conditions can be treated quickly, even with legitimate products.
4. Beware of language such as “lose 30 pounds in 30 days,” or “eliminates skin cancer in days.”
5. “All natural.” Some plants found in nature can kill if you eat them. Plus, FDA has found products promoted as “all natural” that contain hidden and dangerously high doses of prescription drug ingredients.
6. Miracle cure. Alarms should go off when you see this claim or others like it such as “new discovery” or “scientific breakthrough.” A real cure for a serious disease would be all over the media and prescribed by doctors—not buried in print ads, TV infomercials, or on Internet sites.
7. FDA-Approved. Domestic or imported dietary supplements are not approved by FDA.
Finally, if you’re tempted to buy an unproven product or one with questionable claims, check with your doctor or other health care professional first. You can also check FDA’s website to see if the agency has already taken action on it.f

Sound Too Good To Be True?

There are lot medicines and supplements available on net, there business depends on beautiful words, phrases and promises, if some products sounds to good to be true then it’s probably a scam. Watch out for these and similar red flags:
1. “Lowers your blood sugar naturally!”
2. “Inexpensive therapy to fight and eliminate type II diabetes!”
3. “Projects your eyes, kidneys, and blood vessels from damage!”
4. “Replaces your diabetes medicine!”
5. “Effective treatment to relieve all symptoms of diabetes!” 
6. “Natural diabetes cure

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned
to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike
up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total
stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God,
or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask
you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence,
thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”  To which
the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss
God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”

And then she went back to reading her book.

A good Joke

He opened the first page which said, “To start the engine, press the 🔴red button.”.  He did so and the airplane engine started.
🎺

He was happy and opened the next page. “To set airplane moving press the blue🔵 button.”

He did so and the ✈aeroplane started moving at an amazing speed.
🎷

He wanted to fly so he opened the third page which read, “To let the aeroplane fly, please press the ♻green button.”

He did this and the plane started to ✈✈✈fly.
He was excited!!!🌻

After 20 minutes of flying, he was satisfied and wanted to land so he decided to go to the fourth page.
🍁

He fainted 😱after reading the instruction.. 🎯

The fourth page read, “To learn how to land, please purchase Volume Two at the nearest bookshop!!!!😜😆

Is Tetanus Fatal? What are symptoms of Tetanus?

What is Tetanus

Tetanus is an acute, often fatal, disease caused by an exotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. Tetani usually enters the body through a wound. In the presence of anaerobic (low oxygen) conditions, the spores germinate. Toxins are produced and disseminated via blood and lymphatics. Toxins act at several sites within the central nervous system, including peripheral motor end plates, spinal cord, and brain, and in the sympathetic nervous system. The typical clinical manifestations of tetanus are caused when tetanus toxin interferes with release of neurotransmitters, blocking inhibitor impulses. The incidence of tetanus is much higher in less developed countries. The most common type (about 80%) of reported tetanus is generalized tetanus. Three clinical forms of Tetanus are as follows:

  • Local (uncommon)
  • Cephalic (rare)
  • Generalized (most common)

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Is Mouth Wash Harmful

Fresh Breath

Fresh Breath

Mouthwash can help you spit out loosened plaque and other bits of detritus hiding in the cracks and crevices of your mouth, but so can water. Mouthwash is an addition to proper oral hygiene, not a substituteIt’s not going to take the place of your morning brush or twice-yearly dentist visit. The journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine found some mouthwashes could raise your blood pressure by wiping out a kind of helpful mouth bacteria. The study focused on mouthwashes containing a strong antibacterial agent called chlorhexidine. Some studies have suggested rinses that contain alcohol could contribute to the development of oral cancers. A 2014 study from Europe reinvigorated the debate. But experts say those studies are flawed, and focus on excessive mouthwash use (three bouts of swishing a day or more). Read the rest of this entry

Which are the Foods that may Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Ronald ReaganThe neuropathologic features of Alzheimer’s Disease include amyloid beta (A-beta) plaques, an abnormal accumulation of A-beta protein outside neuronal cells, and neurofibrillary tangles within the cells. Numerous animal and laboratory studies have shown that Alzheimer’s disease involves oxidative and inflammatory processes, although it is not known whether these processes are a cause or effect of the disease or both. The ultimate result, however, is disruption of neuronal cell functioning and signaling, leading to neuronal cell death. A research is ongoing and potentially very exciting which shows that there may be a link with inflammation and the buildup of amyloid plaque on the brain that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Best evidence of disease prevention involves the antioxidant nutrients, vitamins E and C. Read the rest of this entry

How to Stop Snoring

Snoring

Stop Snoring

If snoring happens frequently it can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep and that of your family members. Snoring happens when you can’t move air freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, which produces the familiar snoring sound. People who snore often have too much throat and nasal tissue or “floppy” tissue that is more prone to vibrate. You can control snoring by following methods:

Lifestyle Changes

  • Lose weight. If you’re overweight, dropping even a few pounds can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat and decrease or even stop snoring.
  • Exercise can also help to stop snoring. As well aiding weight loss, exercising your arms, legs, and abs, for example, also leads to toning the muscles in your throat, which in turn can lead to less snoring. There are also specific exercises you can do to strengthen the muscles in your throat.
  • Quit smoking. Quitting is easier said than done, but smoking irritates the membranes in the nose and throat which can block the airways and cause snoring.
  • Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and sedatives because they relax the muscles in the throat and interfere with breathing. Talk to your doctor about any prescription medications you’re taking, as some encourage a deeper level of sleep which can make snoring worse.
  • Establish regular sleep patterns.
  • Create a healthy bedtime ritual with your partner and stick to it. Hitting the sack in a routine way together can help you sleep better and often minimize snoring.

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Which Vitamins and Minerals are Needed for Good Eyesight

Eyesight

Improve your Eyesight

The scientific evidence says there are specific antioxidants and minerals that slow the progression in a large percentage of people who are at “high risk” for macular degeneration. Otherwise, all suggestions for vitamins are anecdotal. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts—cloudy areas in the lens of the eye—and age related macular degeneration (AMD)—a condition that causes vision loss in the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. Read the rest of this entry

How to Treat Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease from least to most severe are as follows:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Advanced Periodontitis.

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