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If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in Asia than it is in the U.S. About 90% of young people there are nearsighted! That proves it’s not genetic! As obvious as that seems, doctors are still misleading their patients. This is a modern problem. Our primal ancestors had perfect vision. They needed to so they could hunt for food. And when I visit native tribes in remote villages, I don’t find many people at all who have myopia. In fact, studies show that among indigenous people, rates of myopia are extremely low. But as modern culture reaches these tribes, rates shoot up. In a study of Inuit people on the northern tip of Alaska, only 2 out of 131 had myopia. But more than half of their children and grandchildren had the condition.1 So what’s going on?  For one thing, the human eye is designed for distance view­ing. When you look out 20 feet or more, light enters your eye n...
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A new Stanford University study reveals that the American opioid epidemic's third wave - driven by synthetic opioids like fentanyl - is surging not among Midwestern whites but Eastern blacks.
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Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Mohamed Djamel Miara, Hamdi Bendif, Khellaf Rebbas, Bounar Rabah, Mohammed Ait Hammou, Filippo MaggiAbstractIn the highlands of Bordj Bou Arreridj in Northeast Algeria, traditional knowledge about medicinal plants is still put to use, but has been poorly explored by researchers. In view of its natural and cultural richness and the socio-economic context, this area is an ideal location for the study of aromatic and medicinal plants and their traditional uses. The aim of this ethnobotanical study was to shed light on how medicinal...
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Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Executives from Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the powerful opioid painkiller OxyContin, admitted in federal court in 2007 that Purdue’s marketing practices and interactions with doctors had understated the strength and addictive potential of the drug — an omission that many experts believe contributed to an opioid epidemic that claimed nearly 50,000 American lives in 2017 alone. But on Thursday, the release of a previously sealed deposition from 2015 showed that Purdue executives knew of OxyContin’s strength long before that $600 million settlement. The deposition, which had been filed in court, reve...
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