Elmiron: This Common Bladder Pill Is Causing Blindness

Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published October 30, 2019. Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition that may cause scarring and stiffening of the bladder walls. Researchers1 have found that only 10% of those who suffer from IC are men. In the male population, characteristic symptoms include pelvic pain,… Read More »

Eye-Opening Study on the Widespread Danger of Lead Poisoning

For decades, lead, in the form of tetraethyllead, was used as an anti-knock agent in gasoline. The leaded gasoline helped engines run smoothly but released devastating amounts of this toxic metal into the environment. Even though the U.S. began phasing out leaded gasoline in the 1970s,1 lead poisoning remains a major problem globally.2 The Global… Read More »

Obesity Study: ‘Fat but Fit’ Is a Myth

Can you be fat and still be fit? An estimated 15% to 20% of obese individuals have none of the metabolic derangements associated with obesity, such as high blood sugar, high blood fats, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.1 This phenomenon has led to the idea that you… Read More »