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News on The 700 Club: May 3, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," May 3: Front-runners look to seal the deal with Indiana primary; Over-the-counter pain relievers could spell trouble; 'I have a lot of love for Allah:' FBI stops Muslim from bombing Jewish center; and more. Read Transcript


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Well welcome, folks.

You won't believe it, but your life is at risk.

You know, 16,000 Americans die every year and 100,000

go to hospitals for emergencies--

kidney failure, ulcers, and so forth.

What's causing it?

Something that's simple, you buy over the counter

without a prescription.

We're going to tell you about it.

It might save your life.

Well, speaking of saving your life,

it's like a do or die for Ted Cruz in Indiana.

He doesn't win today, it could mean game over

for the Texas senator as a loss would basically

guarantee Donald Trump the Republican nomination.

Going into today's vote, polls show

Trump with a clear lead in the Hoosier state.

But Cruz is still fighting hard to try

to pull off an upset victory.

Caitlin Burke has the story.

CAITLIN BURKE: Conflict on the campaign trail

is as intense as ever, each candidate ending

their campaign in Indiana with attacks

against the other, a Donald Trump supporter

even facing off with Ted Cruz, demanding he bow out.

Do the math.

I will--

You asked Kasich to drop out.

It's your turn.

Well--

Take your own word.

Now, I"m curious, sir--

Time to drop out.

Political analysts say this could essentially

be the end to the GOP primary season.

If Trump wins big in Indiana, he'll

just need 40% of the remaining delegates

to lock in the Republican nomination.

And Cruz can't win without a contested convention.

According to RealClearPolitics, an average of different polls

shows Trump up by nine points, by a margin of 42% to 33%.

But Cruz says he isn't giving up,

the Texas senator vowing to compete

until the end against Donald Trump.

There is a choice-- a basic choice-- that Indiana has

and the whole country has.

Do we support a campaign that is based on yelling and screaming

and cursing and insults, that is based on dividing Americans?

Or do we support a campaign that is

a positive, optimistic, forward-looking, conservative

campaign?

CAITLIN BURKE: On the Democratic side,

Bernie Sanders is in a close race with Hillary Clinton

in Indiana.

Let us see Indiana help lead this country

into the political revolution.

CAITLIN BURKE: A victory for Sanders in Indiana

would be an embarrassment for Clinton

but would do little to make much of a dent in her delegate lead.

She's currently only about 200 delegates

short of clinching the nomination.

Clinton's campaign is already looking ahead

on the next primary in West Virginia.

We want work!

CAITLIN BURKE: For all the other political players,

all eyes are on Indiana-- the Republican primary,

specifically, a Trump win today potentially shifting

the focus from primary season to the November general election.

Caitlin Burke, CBN News.

I for one hope the Republicans will

solidify around their leader and get on with life.

I'm so sick of this.

And I'm tired of the sniping that goes on.

And, you know, I think we've had enough of it.

And it looks like they've picked a winner.

The people have chosen a winner.

And the amount of voting-- the number of votes

cast for Donald Trump has exceeded anything, possibly,

in Republican history.

So he can't say that he's sort of

an unusual, freaky candidate.

He's gotten the votes of the people in state

after state after state.

The east coast, New England, New York,

and throughout the Midwest and in the south,

and now he's way ahead according to most polls in Indiana.

Well, whoever the next president is,

he or she is going to have to deal

with the out-of-control federal spending in Washington.

John Jessup has this alarming story.

Pat, the national debt has shot up sharply

in the last several months since President Obama signed a budget

deal with Senate Majority leader Mitch

McConnell and then-retiring House Speaker John Boehner.

CNS News reports the debt has gone up

by more than a trillion dollars from the end of October

last year-- from a little over $18 trillion dollars

back then to just over $19 trillion at the end of April.

Although the annual federal deficit

has been falling in recent years,

it is expected to start rising again.

And it would shoot up dramatically higher

if or when interest rates go up again, as well.

Well, if you're planning on flying this summer,

you had also better plan on waiting in some lengthy lines.

That's because security lines are getting much longer

at airports.

"The New York Times" reports waiting times

could reach epidemic levels when air travel peaks

this summer due to a combination of fewer

screeners from the Transportation Security

Administration, tighter budgets, new procedures at checkpoints,

and a growing number of passengers.

Even before peak travel season began,

some passengers have already reported

lines that stretch to the curb or different parts

of the airport.

Pat?

Well, I told you TSAR stands for thousands standing around

and is the most incompetent agency we've ever seen.

This is what happens when the federal government takes

over something.

This is what happens.

They take over your health, and they screw it up.

They take over the manning of these checkpoints,

and they screw it up.

They don't know how to manage anything.

That's the problem with a federal bureaucracy.

They just load a lot of incompetent people into the--

and then they put a lot of rules on them to live by.

The Israelis have got it right.

They prescreen people.

They know potential terrorists before they ever

show up at the airports.

And when they come through, they can do it very, very quickly.

Here, this thing takes forever and ever,

people having to wait as long as three or four hours

to get on an airplane.

And they're missing hundreds of thousands

of flights because of it.

It's turning this whole air transportation

into an utter chaos.

Maybe if they hired a private agency

and turned it over to the agency,

they could do something better.

But they certainly don't do it now, John.

Pat, turning to health news.

A government panel recently recommended

some people take an aspirin a day

to help prevent cardiovascular disease and colon cancer.

That adds more fuel to the already fiery debate

over the benefits of aspirin and some other pain relievers.

As Lorie Johnson reports, for some people

that may do more harm than good.

LORIE JOHNSON: Robert Karnes is fine now.

But not long ago, he panicked when

he thought he was having a heart attack because his family needs

him.

The chest pains were pretty bad,

and they were really scary.

LORIE JOHNSON: As it turns out, he

wasn't having a heart attack.

His chest pains were caused by ulcers brought on

by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever he regularly

picked up at the corner drugstore for sinus problems.

That surprised me.

I had no clue.

LORIE JOHNSON: The type of pain reliever

Robert took is called an NSAID, short for non-steroidal

anti-inflammatory drug.

NSAIDs include naproxin like Aleve,

ibuprofen like Motrin and Advil, and aspirin.

NSAIDs are responsible for a reported 16,000

deaths each year and 100,000 hospitalizations from things

like kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and ulcers.

So really, everybody's at risk.

But the people who are really at the greatest risk

are those who may be taking other medications that

could also interfere with the stomach.

Say someone who's on a blood-thinning medicine, people

who are on steroids for other medical diseases,

the elderly, people who are hospitalized,

have other stresses on their intestinal system

can also be at much higher risk than the general population.

LORIE JOHNSON: Dr. Daniel Neumann

says Robert was wise to seek help right away

and advises everyone to talk to their doctor

about all the medications they're taking,

even over-the-counter ones.

Discuss how much you're taking how often

and any unusual symptoms.

Develop a change in the color of your stool-- black, tarry

bowel movements.

You start to have vomiting, nausea.

You're throwing up stuff that looks like coffee-- black,

coffee-ground-like material.

Even in the absence of pain, this

could be a sign of intestinal bleeding.

And stop that medication, and notify your doctor right away.

The good news is many of us can reduce painful inflammation

a different way, without taking an NSAID,

by switching to an anti-inflammatory diet, one

that's low in sugar, white carbohydrates like bread

and pasta, trans fats-- also known as hydrogenated oils--

industrialized vegetable oils, and chemical food additives.

These highly-inflammatory items are

found in abundance in processed foods.

On the other hand, anti-inflammatory foods

are ones that are in their original state,

including unrefined fats like fish oil, coconut oil,

and olive oil; raw nuts; avocados;

and lots of colorful fruits and vegetables.

Lorie Johnson, CBN News.

Thanks, Lorie.

Pat, that anti-inflammatory diet sounds

like they tore a page right from your book.

Amen.

Do you ever take those things, NSAIDs?

I don't.

I don't have headaches.

And you don't take ibuprofen or any of them?

No?

OK.

You know that TV commercial with the truck

driver who's got sore knees, he says you can't take my Aleve.

Just two Aleves-- two Aleves, a couple of Aleves.

TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well the problem with--

This is Naprosyn.

And I'll tell you what I did.

I was hurting in my knees or my shoulder or something.

And they'd been advertising.

I was taking a blood thinner for my heart.

And it was called Xarelto.

So, OK.

I said, I'll just take a couple of these things.

And that did it.

The two together, yeah.

And the iron in my blood, it was

supposed to be between 15 parts and 50 parts per unit

or whatever they were testing.

Mine was coming out at 9.

Oh, wow.

And I was bleeding like crazy and wasn't even aware of it.

But look at these things.

But, you know, the advertise just--

you can't take my Aleve, this brilliant advertising.

This is Naprosyn.

This is very strong.

OK, this is Motrin.

Now, this is ibuprofen.

Motrin and some of the others are all the same.

But Nolan Ryan, a great pitcher, he was always using-- here's

Advil and Motrin.

They're the same thing.

And these guys were saying, well, I can pitch, you know,

forever because I'm taking Motrin or Advil

or what have you.

Well, I think a lot of people take those things daily when

they have consistent, extreme pain in a joint, like your--

Well, before I started lifting weights

I used to take extra-strength Excedrin.

I'd pop a couple of them because it'd

be-- you know, when you start pushing

and you got all that, you don't want to push through pain.

So it takes care of the pain.

And that eats your stomach up.

And it kills people-- 16,000 deaths

and 100,000 people in the hospital because

of these things.

Folks, it is dangerous-- especially

Aleve, which is Naprosyn.

Naprosyn is very powerful stuff.

And a couple of these is 500 milligrams of Naprosyn.

But sometimes people don't think, as you're saying,

about the other things that they're taking.

Almost everything interacts with each other.

Well, even if you don't-- this is aspirin.

A couple of these aspirin will do the same thing.

It'll eat your stomach up.

And a lot of people are doing that is a heart attack

preventative, you know?

I know.

They say, oh, well, take a little baby aspirin every day.

All right, this is whatever it is.

But anyhow, folks, save your life.

But take it from one who knows.

And you know, they've got me on one

of those for a couple of times.

He had an infusion where he was pumping iron into my blood,

straight.

Trying to correct the loss, yeah.

To build it up because I was getting anemic.

But because of that stuff, it's bleeding.

I mean, you're inside bleeding and aren't even aware of it.

Don't take away my Aleve.

Take it away!

Just a couple of Advil or Motrin, yeah.

Well, there you go.

Be careful what you put in your mouth.

Be careful what you watch on television.

And they don't warn you about it-- 16,000 deaths!

I don't want you to be one of them.

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