Congressional Popularity, Herbal Antiseptics Win and the Tylenol / Asthma Connection

Hi Everybody,

Here are a few new tidbits for you…

THE POPULARITY OF CONGRESS- According to a new poll, the following are a list of things that voters have a higher opinion of than Congress… hemorrhoids, jury duty, toe nail fungus, witches.

Ironically, voters did prefer congress over Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Vladamir Putin and Anthony Weiner.

SUPERBUGS QUELLED- In a new study it was found that tea tree oil, lemongrass oil and eucalyptus oil applied topically was more effective than standard antiseptics used in the hospital at preventing MRSA and other hospital acquired super-infections.

The reference to this study, for those who are interested, is: Warnke PH, Lott AJ, Sherry E, Wiltfang J, Podschun R. The ongoing battle against multi-resistant strains: in-vitro inhibition of hospital-acquired MRSA, VRE, Pseudomonas, ESBL E. coli and Klebsiella species in the presence of plant-derived antiseptic oils. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2013 Jun;41(4):321-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.10.012.

TYLENOL JUST ONCE PER MONTH RAISES A CHILD’s RISK OF ASTHMA 540%- A study of over 20,000 children has found that giving Tylenol even as infrequently as once per year could have a permanent, life-threatening health effect.

The children in the study who had received the medicine only once per year were at 70% greater risk for asthma while those receiving Tylenol once a month or more were shockingly 540% more likely to have asthma.

The study, published in the European Journal of Public Health, also found that children who had even a single dose of Tylenol before their first birthday had a 60% risk of developing asthma.

Hope this helps,

Dr Matt and Dr Robin (email)

This week’s bit of Useless Information:  For at least 2 seconds, YOU were at one time the youngest person in the world. 

This email is courtesy of Matthew Barnes, D.C. and Robin Barnes, D.C.  Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such.  They are opinion and are for informational purposes only.  None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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