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RadioMD Health News

August 3, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.Scammers and bug spray companies are capitalizing on Zika fears, selling products marketed as "Zika-preventative" and "Zika-protective"or claiming benefits far beyond what regulators have verified. Experts say to stick with what works: products that contain DEET such as "Off! Deep Woods."The average American is 15 pounds heavier than 20 years ago, finds a new study from the CDC. This is very concerning data, considering the weight gain was not offset by an average height increase. The findings suggest there could be an increase in associated chronic diseases in coming years.And... ladies... do you know what is actually in your beauty products? Some skin products contain deadly mercury and pose a significant risk to your health, the FDA has warned. It's important to check labels of skin creams, soaps and lotions and stop using them immediately if they contain mercury or if the contents are not listed. Mercury is often found in "anti-aging" or "skin lightening" products that claim t

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