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      'Leaky Vaccines' Could Spur More Dangerous Disease

      By Dr. Mercola In 2001, Andrew Read, evolutionary biologist at Penn State University, and colleagues published a paper stating that imperfect vaccines, which protect the host from death but allow infection and disease transmission to other hosts, may actually trigger the evolution of more virulent forms of the disease.1 “Vaccines...
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      Microwaves and Plastic: A Dangerous Combo

      By Dr. Mercola I don’t recommend storing your food in plastic or cooking it in a microwave, but if you’re going to use either, at least don’t use them together. Microwaving food in a plastic container virtually guarantees that your food will be contaminated with plastics chemicals that have leached...
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      How OxyContin Became the Most Dangerous and Hottest Selling Narcotic in History

      By Dr. Mercola Narcotic painkillers have become a serious problem due to their abuse potential and adverse health effects. But one narcotic stands out above the rest for its meteoric rise in popularity—followed by an equally impressive dive into disfavor. OxyContin is a narcotic drug, manufactured by Purdue Pharma, and...
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      These 9 Common Products May Contain a Potentially Dangerous Chemical

      By Dr. Mercola Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are so ubiquitous that many of them are now detected in humans—including children. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a dozen different types of perfluorinated compounds were detected in Americans tested.1 The two most talked about PFCs include PFOA,...
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      Bitter Pill: The Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoridated Antibiotics

      By Dr. Mercola Fluoroquinolones are among the most dangerous drugs on the market and should be avoided unless your life depends on it. Despite their dangers, they’re the most commonly prescribed class of antibiotics in the United States… In 2010, Bayer’s top two fluoroquinolones (Cipro and Avalox) brought in $1...
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      Is Biting Your Nails Dangerous – or Just Gross?

      By Dr. Mercola Nail biting, or onychophagia, is a relatively common habit that affects people of all ages. There are many theories as to why people bite their nails, but most agree that it often stems from stress or may be an activity that’s picked up as a child. Estimates...
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      Indoor Tanning Is Just As Dangerous As the Sun

      By Dr. Mercola In the latest breaking news, researchers have determined that indoor tanning is just as dangerous as the sun. Imagine that – the risks of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays are the same whether they come from the natural sun outdoors or the artificial “sun” in a tanning bed… This...
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      E-Cigarettes More Toxic and Dangerous than Real Cigarettes

      The highly toxic liquid in e-cigarettes is responsible for a surge of child poisonings; just one teaspoon may be enough to kill your child. E-cigarettes may contain toxic agents manufacturers are reluctant to disclose, such as lead, benzene, toluene, and formaldehyde.
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      FDA Asked Big Pharma to Self-Police on Dangerous Chemicals

      Phthalates are synthetic chemicals used in plastics, lubricants, insect repellants, nail polish, perfumes, and, yes, even in prescription drugs. Phthalates have a number of well known health risks and it’s been well established that patients who take drugs containing phthalates absorb that chemical into their body. In 2012, the FDA...
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      Drug Firms Have Used Dangerous Tactics to Drive Sales to Treat Kids

      By Dr. Mercola There is big money to be made in prescribing medications to kids – especially when those medications are intended to be taken for life, as many psychotropic drugs are. These drugs, which include stimulants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers, carry the risk of serious side effects, including, ironically,...
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      How Dangerous Is Sleep Deprivation, Really?

      By Dr. Mercola You know that feeling when you don’t sleep well, and you wake up feeling cranky, over-emotional, and over-tired? This is only a hint of what that sleep deprivation is doing to your body. If you don’t sleep well, it’s going to lead to health issues, both mental...
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      Acetaminophen: More Dangerous Than You Ever Suspected

      Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers across the US—more than 100,000 instances per year. Each year, acetaminophen overdose is responsible for more than 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure. Acetaminophen poisoning is responsible for...