Articles by Sherry Baker:

New research: Eat grapes to reduce body-wide inflammation and organ damage

(NaturalNews) Research just presented at the Experimental Biology conference held in Boston this week reveals that grapes contain powerful health promoting properties. Specifically, natural components known as polyphenols appear to protect against organ...

MS patients increasingly use alternative treatments to improve lives

(NaturalNews) Although they often don't let their mainstream medical doctors know it, large numbers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) use alternative treatments such as dietary supplements, acupuncture and herbal medicine to improve their lives....

Drinking beet juice daily lowers high blood pressure

(NaturalNews) A new study just published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension has found there's a substance that lowers high blood pressure significantly. It's not a new Big Pharma drug and it comes free of side effects. Instead of...

Vitamin E protects health; is safe even in large amounts

(NaturalNews) Doctors have warned over the years that taking extra vitamin E could pose health risks. But is this based on facts? According to a new review of numerous studies of vitamin E just published in the Journal of Lipid Research, the human body...

Baby Boomer or elder? You CAN prevent mental decline as you age

(NaturalNews) A review of studies that have aimed to prevent cognitive decline, including dementia and Alzheimer's disease, has found little to no evidence that Big Pharma's pills offer any help at all. However, the study, which was just published in...

Melanoma breakthrough: Natural fruit and vegetable substance stops skin cancer cells

(NaturalNews) Not all skin cancers are life-threatening but there is one form -- melanoma -- which is difficult to treat successfully and can be deadly. A type of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin), it can start in...

New research: Copper kills superbugs and other hospital-acquired infections

(NaturalNews) Scientists have found there's a way to dramatically prevent serious, life-threatening infections-- including those caused by especially dangerous and hard-to-treat superbugs. It doesn't involve Big Pharma drugs or toxin-laden chemical treatments....

Medical announcement reveals: Almost everything you've been told about prostate cancer is wrong

(NaturalNews) Men, especially after the age of 50, have long been told they need to be screened regularly for the dreaded disease of prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The reason? Because if caught early, this common cancer...

Free, natural way to lower heart, diabetes risk as much as running

(NaturalNews) What's your excuse not to exercise? Can't afford a gym membership? Think you are too old, too out of shape or too heavy to start running? New findings which researchers are describing as "surprising" should put some pep in your step when...

Will Big Brother read brain scans to 'see' who will commit future crime?

(NaturalNews) Imagine a society where your brain can be scanned to see if you are a danger -- because the scan can predict that you are likely to commit crime. This may sound like a sci-fi movie but the brain scanning technique already exists, according...

How extra virgin olive oil protects against Alzheimer's

(NaturalNews) According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- which robs people of the ability to think, remember and reason -- is an irreversible, progressive disease that eventually destroys even the ability to carry...

New study: Common chemicals combine to create super potent hormone wrecking toxins

(NaturalNews) For years, Natural News has reported on research from scientists who are sounding the alarm that estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the environment, including bisphenol A (BPA) are ending up in our bodies -- with potentially health-harming...

Researchers discover natural protein in fish that inhibits prostate cancer cell spread

(NaturalNews) University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod which appears to inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading -- a process known as metastasis. This...

New research: Acupressure and yoga help serious heart problems

(NaturalNews) Have a serious heart rhythm problem and trying alternative and complementary approaches to help? If so, the odds are you might well be told by your mainstream doctor and even family and friends that those therapies are "quackery" and you...

Health experts warn untreatable tuberculosis threatens world

(NaturalNews) Tuberculosis (TB) was declared nothing less than a world-wide health emergency by the World Health Organization 20 years ago. If you haven't heard much about the threat of that disease lately, does it mean modern medicine has it under control?...

Vitamin D supplements influence genes in healthy individuals, could stop cancer, heart disease

(NaturalNews) Mounting research shows that huge numbers of people are deficient in vitamin D - and that a deficiency of that vitamin could be linked to all sorts of health problems, many of them serious. But could taking vitamin D supplements benefit...

Increasing number of parents refusing HPV vaccine for daughters

(NaturalNews) More and more parents are just saying "no" to the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic. In fact, the researchers who conducted the study, which involved analyzing vaccination data for teens ages...

Folate and vitamin B12 treat schizophrenia symptoms

(NaturalNews) Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder characterized by the inability to tell reality from imagination, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Symptoms are broken down into two types called "positive symptoms," which...

Don't want to die before your time? Stop eating processed meat

(NaturalNews) A new study just published in Biomed Central's journal, BMC Medicine, has found a strong association between eating processed meat and developing heart disease and cancer. While other studies have found health risks from processed meats...

New study: Statin TV commercials have serious side effects (no joke!)

(NaturalNews) Watching television commercials funded by Big Pharma to promote statin drugs could injure your health. Sound crazy? Read on. A new study by Dr. Jeff Niederdeppe from Cornell University and colleagues concludes that TV ads appear to drive...

Chemical BPA linked to increase of childhood asthma

(NaturalNews) Here we go again. Yet another new study has linked the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) -- widely found in plastic products, food can liners and even food receipts -- to a serious health problem. Meanwhile, although the Food and Drug Administration...

Taking folic acid supplements in early pregnancy can prevent autism

(NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 88 children in the U.S. has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) -- but little is known about how the disorder develops and methods for diagnosis, prevention,...

Expectant mom alert: C-sections may cause babies to develop allergies

(NaturalNews) No one would suggest a pregnant woman forgo a Caesarian section, commonly called a C-section, if that kind of surgical birth is needed to save the life of mom and/or baby. However, C-sections are too often performed for other reasons --...

Medical mystery: Advanced breast cancer increasing steadily among young women

(NaturalNews) Why on earth are younger women developing more malignant breast tumors -- especially the kind that spread to other parts of the body? That's the worrisome question a new study raises. Rebecca H. Johnson, M.D., of Seattle Children's Hospital...

Epidemic of prescription drug deaths hits New York

(NaturalNews) Over the past 16 years, the rate of drug overdose from prescription opioid drugs skyrocketed seven-fold in New York City. In fact, researchers from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health call it nothing less than an "epidemic." Who...

Perspiration contains natural, safe antibiotics that kill dangerous germs, even TB, staph

(NaturalNews) Sweating is just a nasty annoyance to many modern-day people. Sure, it keeps you from overheating during exercise or if you are exposed to extremely hot weather. But most often, perspiration is seen as a negative body secretion to be stopped...

Resveratrol in grapes and wine protects from deafness and Alzheimer's

(NaturalNews) There's new hope for a natural way to prevent two of the most dreaded conditions that most often hit elders - hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease. According to a new study just published online ahead of print in the journal Otolaryngology-Head...

Omega-3s dramatically inhibit breast cancer tumor growth

(NaturalNews) A new study just published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry appears to be the first to provide what the researchers call "unequivocal evidence that omega-3s reduce cancer risk." So, how much of a risk are they talking about?...

Probiotic-derived treatment could save lives of premature babies

(NaturalNews) The "good" bacteria that live in the intestines of healthy people are linked with a variety of health benefits. In fact, as Natural News recently reported, studies have shown that probiotics -- live microbes found in yogurt, kefir and supplements...

New cancer 'wonder' drugs trigger cancer spread to bones

(NaturalNews) Most cancer drugs are used to hopefully kill tumors and keep malignancies from spreading. Unfortunately, new research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis raises serious concerns that Big Pharma's highly touted...

Yale study links common chemicals to osteoarthritis

(NaturalNews) According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder. Unlike the autoimmune form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis is due to wear and tear on a joint and, the NIH says,...

How meditation changes brain rhythms to sooth pain and depression

(NaturalNews) Meditation isn't only a way to relax or a throw-back to the 1960s when the Beatles first made the practice popular in the U.S. In fact, in recent years, mainstream scientists have published several studies showing that mindfulness meditation,...

More evidence: Vitamin C does protect against colds

(NaturalNews) By the time he died in 1994, Linus Pauling had long been branded a "quack" by mainstream medicine and much of the mainstream media. Why? Because he advocated the use of vitamin C to treat many diseases, including the common cold. He claimed...

Tens of thousands of U.S. kids subjected to needless cancer-causing CT scans

(NaturalNews) Computed tomography (CT) scans pose radiation hazards -- specifically, an elevated risk of developing cancer in later years -- that are particularly serious for children. But that doesn't stop doctors from routinely ordering CTs for kids,...

MD Anderson study: Qigong helps breast cancer patients

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that qigong, an ancient mind-body practice, helps women with breast cancer who are undergoing radiation treatments for the disease. Qigong, which has been used...

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of breast cancer in young women

(NaturalNews) Over the past several years, Natural News has covered research from around the world that shows a lack of vitamin D is somehow associated with breast cancer. Now comes yet another piece to the puzzle. A study by researchers from the University...

Cancer breakthrough: Grape seed extract kills colorectal cancer cells

(NaturalNews) Cancer researchers are working to find chemotherapies that destroy cancer cells but are harmless to normal cells. It turns out, a natural substance already exists that does just that. University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists have...

Beta carotene may protect from genetic Type II diabetes

(NaturalNews) A genetic predisposition to Type II diabetes is found among more than half of the U.S. population. But if this form of the disease "runs" in your family, you can lower your risk by losing weight and exercising. However, Stanford University...

Muscle loss halted with alkaline diet and vitamins

(NaturalNews) Having weaker, smaller muscles isn't just a cosmetic problem for older people. It contributes to countless deaths and suffering in the elderly, too, because it puts them at high risk for falls and fractures. Mainstream medicine has long...

Meditate chronic inflammation symptoms away

(NaturalNews) Numerous chronic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma, involve painful symptoms related to chronic inflammation. A study just released by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists with...

Vitamin D treatment for deadliest form of breast cancer

(NaturalNews) Research just published in The Journal of Cell Biology reveals two important discoveries about one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat forms of breast cancer. Investigators led by Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

Berries dramatically slash heart attack risk

(NaturalNews) Imagine how excited Big Pharma executives would be if they could come up with a drug that could slash women's risk of heart attacks by one-third. To top it off, what if this prescription could be conveniently taken three times a week and...

Expensive, useless breast cancer screenings pushed on older women

(NaturalNews) Medicare spends more than a billion dollars every year on a variety of breast cancer screenings, especially mammography. There must be a good medical reason for these tests, right? Not according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine....

Vitamin D builds stronger muscles

(NaturalNews) Working out and want to build stronger muscles without dangerous steroids? Getting older and worried you are losing muscle strength? New research just published in the January edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the journal...

Doctors don't warn men about penis-shrinking cancer treatments

(NaturalNews) Imagine you are a man diagnosed with prostate cancer and, like countless other patients, you receive certain treatments. When you are through with the therapy, you notice a physical change that your doctor never mentioned could happen....

New research shows alkaline foods and supplements build strong bones

(NaturalNews) While mainstream medicine continues to push a host of side-effect laden drugs to supposedly keep bones strong, there may be a much safer solution to help ward off osteoporosis -- making sure you consume supplements and/or foods containing...

Proof: Breast cancer cells can revert to normal without drugs

(NaturalNews) When a woman has breast cancer, you often hear she is "battling" and "fighting" the disease and that the goal is to kill the malignant cells - by chemicals and radiation - and slice them out of the body with surgery. But there may be another...

Eat your veggies! Carotenoids reduce fracture risk

(NaturalNews) With all the talk about the bone thinning condition osteoporosis almost always aimed at women, you may not be aware that thin men have a strong risk for hip fractures as they age. But a new study shows there may be a way to modify that...

Alzheimer's drug trial test used for 20 years appears worthless

(NaturalNews) What if a test of thinking abilities used to analyze whether Big Pharma drugs can help slow or treat Alzheimer's weren't actually accurate? And what if researchers had been relying on this screwed up test for decade upon decade? As amazing...

Want to be more creative? Get back to nature

(NaturalNews) Feel as if your creativity is gone? Lack new ideas for your work -- or your life? Don't chalk it up to getting older or not being a "creative" or artistic type. Instead, what you may need is to simply get back to nature. According to...

New evidence indicates natural carotenoids prevent breast cancer

(NaturalNews) Women are often inundated with frightening statistics about breast cancer as if there's nothing to be done but hope they won't get it. And they are urged to expose their breasts to the radiation in mammograms every year in case the dreaded,...

Chemicals EPA ordered dumped in Gulf turned 2010 oil spill into total disaster

(NaturalNews) It's true the almost five million barrels of oil that contaminated the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill was an ecological nightmare. And residents of the area have complained for the last two years that the chemicals...

Warning! Your job can cause breast cancer

(NaturalNews) Breast cancer is frequently talked about as if it mysteriously comes out of the blue to attack. But even when women have a known heightened risk for the disease because of a specific gene they carry, only some will actually develop breast...

Secret information about Alzheimer's drug used for greedy insider trading

(NaturalNews) Here's another blow to the idea that doctors and scientists are only using their research findings to help patients. It turns out there's a way to make money off drug research that doesn't even involve marketing the drugs. Although it's...

Vitamin D cuts cavities in half

(NaturalNews) With less time spent outdoors and the constant use of sunscreen by many, vitamin D levels are decreasing in many populations. Meanwhile, the number of cavities in children's teeth has gone up. Is there a connection? A new review of multiple...

New study: Short-term aromatherapy with essential oils may prevent heart disease

(NaturalNews) Traditional healers have often used natural scents to calm, soothe and even treat patients. Now comes research from mainstream scientists that shows the aromas from essential oils actually do work to create physical benefits that can be...

Doctors removing healthy breasts unnecessarily

(NaturalNews) You've probably heard the news about several celebrities who've gone public with their decision to have their non-cancerous breasts removed and replaced with breast implants so they never have to worry about breast cancer. This must be...

Bad air could be destroying your brainpower

(NaturalNews) A memory that slips with age and progresses into the dreaded nightmare of dementia is often considered just a part of growing old. But a growing body of evidence shows lifestyle has a huge impact on causing thinking problems in the elderly....

Mindfulness meditation may slow aging

(NaturalNews) Meditation techniques centered on being in the present moment have been used in healing and spiritual practices for thousands of years. In recent times, scientists have discovered that these ancient meditation practices have specific, measurable...

Doctors billing Medicare for patients' unneeded, expensive tests

(NaturalNews) With all the outcry by politicians and the public over skyrocketing healthcare costs, maybe it's time to take a look at how some doctors are running up patients' bills for unneeded tests. A new study just published in Online First by Archives...

Scientists discover new way Big Pharma drugs create dangerous superbugs

(NaturalNews) There's little argument -- even from mainstream medicine -- that too many doctors routinely prescribe antibiotics for illnesses, such as the common cold, for which these prescription drugs do nothing. The result is a potentially nightmarish...

Lack of vitamin C could permanently damage unborn babies' brains

(NaturalNews) Could poor nutrition and, specifically, a lack of vitamin C in pregnant women be causing permanent damage to the brains of unborn babies? University of Copenhagen scientists have just published some disturbing research conclusions in the...

Resveratrol could be key to curing aggressive prostate cancer

(NaturalNews) Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, grape skins, blueberries, pomegranates and several other plants, has been found to benefit health in a myriad of ways. For example, as Natural News previously reported, scientists have...

Having a 'harmless' ultrasound? Beware of serious infections

(NaturalNews) Unlike when you have an x-ray or CT scan, you are not exposed to ionizing radiation exposure when you have an ultrasound test. Instead, the ultrasound machine creates images using high-frequency sound waves which reflect off body structures...

Are humans devolving? Research suggests humans losing intellectual, emotional abilities

(NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered - and maybe even said out loud - why so many people seem downright dumb? According to a hypothesis just published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics, maybe humans are becoming less intelligent. The paper's...

Heart disease danger: Vast majority of patients given wrong drug doses

(NaturalNews) Cardiology researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute say they've found startling evidence that millions of Americans with coronary artery disease are at increased risk for serious problems like uncontrolled bleeding...

Probiotic twice a day zaps 'bad' cholesterol, could prevent heart disease

(NaturalNews) For decades, natural health and nutrition advocates have advised paying attention to our internal environment for optimum health - specifically, to make sure the "good" bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract was plentiful by eating yogurt...

Americans waste $765 billion on unnecessary medical tests

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Scientists 'confident' they have effective vegetable-based treatment for breast cancer

(NaturalNews) Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of breast cancer. It is harder to detect, grows the fastest, spreads earlier to other parts of the body and recurs more often. What's more, the arsenal...

Urgent warning: Widely used sleep, anxiety drugs double chance of dementia

(NaturalNews) There is probably no more dreaded illness associated with getting older than Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia - and the number of people with this identity-destroying, mind-robbing horror is growing. The increase is...

Investigation reveals epidemic of fraudulent research by scientists and doctors

(NaturalNews) The journal Nature sounded an alarm in the scientific and medical communities in 2011 by reporting that the number of research papers that had to be retracted was soaring to over 300 a year. The findings were often excused as simply honest...

Breakthrough research: Fish oil supplements have anti-aging effects

(NaturalNews) Despite downright silly and inaccurate headlines just a few weeks ago proclaiming that fish oil supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids are a waste of money, now comes research that reveals the opposite. Taking enough of these supplements...

Dramatically effective natural treatment found for stroke-caused brain damage

(NaturalNews) Research findings just announced at the Canadian Stroke Congress provide hopeful news for stroke victims. A treatment has been documented that can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50 percent -- all within...

The racket that is Big Pharma

(NaturalNews) Do you know anyone taking prescription drugs regularly? The odds are great you do, and what's more, they probably aren't taking just one. They are probably also taking drugs they don't need - and that could even be negatively impacting...

Type 2 diabetes breakthrough: Imbalance in gut bacteria likely cause

(NaturalNews) We've all heard the news about the enormous, world-wide epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Not only is this form of diabetes (which results from the body's inability to effectively use insulin) soaring among adults, it is now hitting children...

Not only spy drones in the sky: Homeland Security has robot spy fish in the water

(NaturalNews) According to U.S. News & World Report, there will be as many as 30,000 drones patrolling American skies in a few years. The Feds claim these unmanned planes will perform border security, disaster relief and, of course, search for supposed...

Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined

(NaturalNews) According to a new report from Brandeis University, prescription painkillers -- opioid or narcotic pain relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone -- are now responsible for more fatal...

Big Pharma pushes doctors to overprescribe drugs, study finds

(NaturalNews) Know anyone taking prescription drugs? The odds are enormous you do. And it's likely they are taking drugs they don't need because their doctors are too quick to fall under the influence of Big Pharma's aggressive drug sales reps. Consider...

What the anti-fish oil study REALLY says (they 'they' don't want you to know)

(NaturalNews) A study just published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has resulted in a flurry of articles proclaiming the uselessness of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of heart disease. A USA Today headline declared:...

Scientists discover green tea boosts brain cell production, aids memory

(NaturalNews) If you think drinking green tea seems to make your thinking more clear, you probably aren't imagining it. Research just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research reveals natural properties of green tea actually affect...

Vitamin B3 kills 'superbugs' naturally

(NaturalNews) Like Chicken Little running around screaming, "the sky is falling," too many mainstream media and doctors have issued dire warnings about deadly bacteria that are no longer susceptible to antibiotics, leaving people virtually helpless if...

Warning! Mammography may be dangerous to women at high breast cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Women with a family history of breast cancer are often encouraged to be tested to see if they carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes which control the suppression of breast and ovarian cancer. If they do carry a mutated gene, they...

Children in danger from exposure to common chemicals, new studies confirm

(NaturalNews) Although the mainstream medical establishment and the FDA frequently warn against the supposed dangers of alternative health treatments and supplements, they hardly ever mention the perfectly legal and widely used chemical poisons that...

Coconut oil zaps bacteria that causes tooth decay

(NaturalNews) After decades of warning the public to stay away from supposedly artery-clogging coconut oil, mainstream science has recently produced studies showing that not only does coconut oil appear to be heart friendly, it also has a host of other...

Prostate cancer treatments spur cancer to grow

(NaturalNews) When men with advanced prostate cancer are treated with hormone therapy, the cancer usually stops growing for a year, maybe two. But then the disease often begins to grow again, and mainstream doctors have few if any options left to try...

Ginger root supplements may prevent colon cancer

(NaturalNews) Ginger has been used as a natural treatment for a host of illnesses -- especially gastrointestinal problems -- for thousands of years in ancient healing traditions including Ayurvedic medicine, ancient Chinese medicine and western folklore,...

Over 140 organizations confront UN demanding recognition junk food and beverage industries kill 36 million a year

(NaturalNews) The United Nations Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is being held in September in New York -- and 140 international non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and public health organizations are using the meeting to confront the UN. Their...

Scientists discover natural substance fights superbugs and food poisoning -- coriander oil

(NaturalNews) Mainstream medicine has lots of statistics about two types of serious and even deadly illnesses -- foodborne diseases and antibiotic resistant infections, also known as superbugs -- but not many ways to treat them successfully. That may...

Hypnosis helps cancer patients by allowing the use of local anesthesia -- and may prevent metastasis

(NaturalNews) Is hypnosis just a trick of stage magicians or hocus pocus for gullible New Agers? Not according to new research just presented at the European Anesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam. Professor Fabienne Roelants and Dr. Christine Watremez,...

Traditional Indian plant medicine may halt breast cancer metastasis

(NaturalNews) The reason breast cancer can be a killer isn't because of the lump it forms in a breast -- the danger comes from metastasis, the spread of cancer cells to additional areas of the body, including the bones, brain and other organs. Despite...

Breast cancer breakthrough - Parsley and other plant products halt tumor growth

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Did you ever use parsley simply to decorate some food -- and then toss the herb aside? You might want to reconsider that and make sure you actually eat the parsley. That's because groundbreaking new research shows parsley...

New research shows liposuction is a big fat lie

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Liposuction, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses small cannulas to literally suck fat out of the body and reshape problem areas like "spare tires" and large thighs, has become one of the most popular plastic...

Scientists say forget osteoporosis drugs - Natural approach builds strong bones safely

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) For countless years, natural health advocates, who suggested caution at the near hysterical and highly advertised push to put women on anti-osteoporosis prescription drugs, were looked at as unscientific health "nuts". But...

Common blood pressure drug increases risk of breast cancer recurrence

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) The human body doesn't exist in separate, unconnected parts. Simply put, if you take a drug directed at one particular organ or problem, it doesn't mean that medication will only zero in on one symptom or function. It may...

Incurable brain tumor breakthrough - St. John's wort compound discovered as promising treatment

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Around 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with a malignant glioma every year. And, unfortunately, they received an almost inevitable death sentence. Gliomas, types of tumors which grow in the brain or spine, are virtually incurable...

New study - You can literally spice up your love life with spices

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Drugs for pumping up sex lives come with a long list of potentially bothersome and even dangerous side effects. But scientists from the University of Guelph have come up with evidence natural aphrodisiacs exist. In fact, if...

New antidepressant warning - Prozac and other drugs cause thick arteries, raise heart risk

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Millions of Americans take antidepressant drugs -- most are Prozac and related antidepressant medications in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). A gigantic money maker for the drug giants, the...

New study - Chinese herbal medicine may treat cancer and rheumatoid arthritis

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) For centuries, traditional Chinese healers have used a medicinal plant usually called thunder god vine, or lei gong teng, as a therapy for a host of health problems including rheumatoid arthritis. Now, in a new report just...

New study shows best leg ulcer treatment is natural and includes laughter (really!)

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) For five years, scientists at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom tested the supposedly latest, greatest medical marvel for healing leg ulcers -- treatment with a high tech ultrasound wand. Only, it turns out, it...

Polycystic ovary syndrome breakthrough - Acupuncture and exercise normalize hormones

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects up to 10 percent of women during their child-bearing years -- and it's a disorder than causes a host of heartbreaking problems. PCOS is the result of eggs...

Lack of sleep greatly raises the risk for colon cancer

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death in the US. But this potentially deadly disease doesn't just strike out of the blue -- for the most part, it can be prevented in the first place with healthy lifestyle choices....

Mindfulness meditation benefits and changes brain structures in 8 weeks

(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Meditation is just a way to relax and maybe calm you down for the moment, right? Wrong. Not only will most regular meditators tell you that meditation makes them feel better emotionally and physically, but now there is also...

One third of cancer deaths in people and dogs are preventable through diet changes

(NaturalNews) Here's good news for both you and your best friend: one out of three cancer deaths in humans as well as dogs can be prevented by simple, natural diet changes. That's the conclusion of research just presented by Demian Dressler, DVM, at...

Natural compound in broccoli and Brussels sprouts halts breast cancer cell growth

(NaturalNews) Previous research has suggested cruciferous vegetables (which include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage) have potent cancer-fighting properties. For example, there's evidence broccoli sprouts can stop the colonization...

Scientists discover how red wine and green tea polyphenols stop prostate cancer

(NaturalNews) A major new discovery just reported in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) journal could be a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer. Not only have the phytonutrients in red wine and green tea...

Cancer cells killed by chemotherapy may cause cancer to spread

(NaturalNews) Chemotherapy is known to come with a long list of side effects -- from debilitating nausea and hair loss to extreme fatigue -- and in many cases, it does not cure or even stop cancer from progressing. But what if chemotherapy does something...

Breast cancer cells destroyed by peach and plum extracts

(NaturalNews) Even the most aggressive types of breast cancer cells couldn't stand up to treatments with peach and plum extracts. That's the outcome of a natural fruit-derived treatment tested in the Texas AgriLife Research Lab which resulted in cancer...

Normal human problems are turned into medical conditions, spiking healthcare costs

(NaturalNews) Mainstream medicine has a huge new growth industry underway -- the "medicalization" of the human condition. That's the conclusion of a study headed by Brandeis University sociologist Peter Conrad that was just published in the journal Social...

Chokeberry extract found to stop weight gain, regulate blood glucose and halt inflammation

(NaturalNews) Native Americans have traditionally used dried chokeberries that grow in eastern deciduous forests of the U.S. to make teas. The plants are also used as landscape plantings throughout much of the country and a variety of birds like to feast...

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to vitamin D deficiency, researchers find

(NaturalNews) A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) environmental health expert came up with an unexpected conclusion. The researchers were investigating why women living in the northeastern United States are more likely...

Seaweed could hold key to natural weight loss

(NaturalNews) Scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have discovered a substance that reduces fat uptake in the body by more than 75 percent. This potential obesity fighter isn't a drug but a natural substance found in seaweed. The...

Natural compound in bananas could hold key to stopping HIV

(NaturalNews) University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School scientists have found a potent substance that could block the sexual transmission of HIV, the virus believed to cause AIDS. This HIV preventative isn't a potent new drug or chemical-laden vaccine....

Unneeded mammograms are being pushed on elderly women with Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Here's a story about the mammography industry that sounds almost too crazy -- and too greedy -- to be true. But the facts are documented in a new study by University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) researchers. It turns out that unneeded,...

Music exposure helps premature babies gain weight and strength naturally, study finds

(NaturalNews) Babies born prematurely are at increased risk for a host of health problems. But now research by Israeli scientists has uncovered a non-drug way to help preemies gain weight and grow stronger quickly. A new study by Dr. Dror Mandel and...

Nutrients stimulate brain connections, could treat Alzheimer's

(NaturalNews) The earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are marked by a major loss of the brain connections needed to process information and to retain memory. While there are drug therapies used to help delay progression of AD, those medications...

Ancient herbal mint remedy is effective, safe pain reliever, new study finds

(NaturalNews) Brazilian mint, known to botanists by its Latin name Hyptis crenata, has long been used by traditional healers in Brazil to treat pain and discomfort from a variety of ailments, including stomach aches, fevers, flu and headaches. In fact,...

When you eat can promote weight loss and fight diabetes, researchers find

(NaturalNews) Researchers have long noted that shift workers -- folks like nurses, security personnel and others on the night shift -- are extremely prone to developing metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetic condition marked by insulin resistance, weight...

Sugary cola drinks found to be a huge risk for gestational diabetes during pregnancy

(NaturalNews) According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 4% of all pregnant women (about 135,000 expectant moms) in the U.S. develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) each year. These are women who have never had diabetes before...

Flaxseed oil could reduce the risk of osteoporosis

(NaturalNews) After menopause, women are at increased risk for the bone-weakening condition known as osteoporosis. And women who are diabetic have an even greater chance of developing the disorder. But now comes research from Egyptian scientists that...

Nanoparticles in Some Vitamins, Cosmetics, Sunscreens and Paint Cause Genetic Damage

(NaturalNews) It's no surprise that the extremely small substances (sized between one and 100 nanometers) known as nanoparticles can easily get inside the body. And when they do, how do they affect physiology, organs, even DNA? Unfortunately, those questions...

Common Pain Medication Fuels Cancer Growth

(NaturalNews) Painkillers known as opiates are widely used to treat both acute and chronic pain. Morphine, in particular, is often used to relieve the pain experienced by cancer patients. But now comes evidence from two new studies that strongly indicates...

Scientists Find Prostate Cancer Biopsies Often Not Needed

(NaturalNews) This may well be remembered as the year medical "facts" about prostate cancer were shown to be riddled with wrong assumptions and downright myths. As readers of NaturalNews know, for example, recent studies have shown little if any benefit...

Stop and Kill Cancer Cells: Chrysanthemums could Hold the Key, Chinese Scientists Find

(NaturalNews) Chinese scientists have found that an extract of a common flowering plant -- known to most of us as mums -- could be a potent cancer treatment. In a series of studies, a research team headed by Professor Zong-fang Li from the Second Affiliated...

Exposure to Earlier Flu Viruses Provides Many with Natural Immunity to H1N1, Scientists Find

(NaturalNews) Despite all the panic and hype about the H1N1 pandemic and the rush to immunize people in droves against the virus, the fact is -- so far -- the outbreak has been fairly mild. Now University of California (UC) Davis, researchers studying...

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Depression Risk

(NaturalNews) There's yet another reason why eating the Mediterranean way is not only delicious but extraordinarily healthy. In addition to helping prevent and even treat type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome (http://www.naturalnews.com/025098_nuts_mediterranean_diet_metabolic_syndrome.html...

Green Tea could Naturally Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis, Scientists Say

(NaturalNews) According to the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the bone thinning condition known as osteoporosis is a major public health threat for 44 million Americans, 68 percent of whom are women. Approximately...

MRIs Harm More than Help Women with Early Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) A new review of breast cancer treatment just published online in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians concludes that the growing use of high tech magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the extent of early breast cancer may be harming...

Yoga: Research Finds Natural Way to Control Weight, Beat Middle-Age Spread

(NaturalNews) The origin of the word "yoga" is the Sanskrit word yuj, meaning "yoke or union." And practitioners of this ancient discipline, which combines physical postures, meditation, breathing exercises and a philosophy of mindfulness, aim for a...

Blueberry Leaves May Heal Hepatitis C

(NaturalNews) Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease resulting from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Although the infection can be mild and not even produce noticeable symptoms, once established in the body chronic hepatitis C infection...

Obesity Breakthrough: Citrus Fruit Flavonoid Controls Weight, Causes Fat Loss

(NaturalNews) Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages (including tea, coffee, fruit juices and wine) that have aroused scientific interest in recent years because they seem to benefit the human body in a host of ways...

Curcumin may Prevent Breast Cancer in Women Who Took Hormones

(NaturalNews) It's not only estrogen that can spark breast cancer. Some malignant tumors are sensitive to the hormone progestin. And studies have shown that postmenopausal women who took a combination of estrogen and progestin in hormone replacement...

Study Finds Melatonin Reduces Delirium after Operations in Children

(NaturalNews) Having an operation under general anesthesia is a scary and worrisome prospect for a child and his or her parents, too. But even a successful surgery can end with another, terrifying problem. Called emergence delirium, it is marked by acute...

Two Natural Oils Induce Weight Loss, Lower Body Fat

(NaturalNews) New research has some good news for women battling extra pounds. The study, conducted by Ohio State University scientists, found that two natural dietary oil supplements can spark healthy weight loss and lower body fat -- and the oils even...

Hospital-Acquired Superbug Infections Soar in Newborn Babies

(NaturalNews) It's scary enough to have a newborn baby in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) because he or she is premature or has health problems. But now there's reason to worry that many NICUs, places that are supposed to be dedicated to healing...

New Research: Nitrates and Nitrites May Cause Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Parkinson's Disease

(NaturalNews) According to a new study by scientists at Rhode Island Hospital, millions of Americans could be at risk of serious and even fatal diseases because of chemicals used to fertilizer and to preserve food. Scientists have found a strong link...

Common Chemo Drug Kills Women

(NaturalNews) Chemotherapy drugs used in standard cancer treatments are associated with a huge list of side effects, from hair loss and nausea to nerve pain, sexual problems and mouth sores. Now a new study from the Research on Adverse Drug Events and...

Licorice Prevents Sore Throats after Operations

(NaturalNews) Imagine a tube is stuck down your throat and left there for up to a couple of hours. It would be no surprise that you'd end up with a raw feeling throat. That's just what happens to countless people who undergo surgery under general anesthesia....

Reason to Smile: Natural Dental Health Strategies May Prevent Memory Loss

(NaturalNews) Brushing and flossing your teeth daily does more than help prevent cavities, periodontal (gum) disease and bad breath. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, having healthy teeth and gums also lowers your risk of heart disease...

Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia

(NaturalNews) Researchers have found that low serum levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for host of health problems ranging from diabetes and osteoporosis to depression, dental cavities and periodontal disease. What's more, in 2008,...

Healthy Essential Fatty Acid Balance Alters Genes, Protects from Disease

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fatty acids have been put to the test in a number of studies in recent years -- and the findings have provided strong evidence that having enough of this essential fatty acid (EFA) in the body is a key to preventing and even treating...

Low Vitamin D Linked to Dangerous Vaginal Infection in Pregnancy

(NaturalNews) A study just published in the Journal of Nutrition concludes that pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D are more apt to have an infection that can put the health and even the very life of their babies at risk -- bacterial vaginosis...

Vitamin D Keeps Minds of Older Men Sharp, and Fights Asthma Too

(NaturalNews) Getting a little hazy mentally and losing some cognitive function doesn't necessarily have to happen as you grow older. Evidence continues to mount that exposing yourself regularly to a healthy dose of regular sunshine and eating certain...

Turmeric Reduces Weight Gain, Suppresses Fat

(NaturalNews) In addition to being the seasoning that provides flavor to Indian curries, the yellow-gold spice known as turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been an important part of traditional Asian medicine. Throughout countless centuries, herbalists...

Study Shows How Traditional Chinese Healing Technique Works

(NaturalNews) When ancient Chinese healing techniques work, Western doctors often assume the benefits must be due to the placebo effect. But researchers at the University of Oregon (UO) have repeatedly documented that a mind-body practice called integrative...

Glutamine May Treat Ulcers, Prevent Stomach Cancer

(NaturalNews) It has been two decades since the discovery that many stomach ulcers result from an infection with the bacteria dubbed Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori for short. Now it is known that about six percent of people in the world carry this...

Medical Mystery: Thyroid Cancer Rates Soar

(NaturalNews) The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, right below your Adam's apple, which produces hormones important for the regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Over the past ten...

Herb Used in Salads Fights Ulcers

(NaturalNews) According to the Mayo Clinic web site, at some time in their lives around 10 percent of Americans will suffer from a peptic ulcer. The treatment for this painful condition, which is marked by open sores that develop on the inside lining...

Folic Acid May Prevent and Treat Allergies, Asthma

(NaturalNews) Vitamin B9, usually called folic acid, has long been known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects. It is also necessary for healthy red blood cells. Now, in what is believed to be the first study of its kind in humans, scientists at...

White Tea May Promote Weight Loss, Reduces Fat Cells

(NaturalNews) Researchers from Beiersdorf AG, Germany, have just published a new study that concludes white tea could be a natural way to boost weight loss, especially from fat. This is important news -- and not just for those wanting to look slim and...

Small Amount of Wine Daily Boosts Life Expectancy

(NaturalNews) Drinking alcohol in excess is associated with a host of health problems, including an increased risk of certain cancers, liver disorders and even brain damage. But new research just published in the online version of the Journal of Epidemiology...

New Link Between Colon Cancer and Body Fat Discovered

(NaturalNews) We've all heard by now that being overweight carries significant health risks -- including upping the odds you'll have cancer one day. But now a Michigan State University (MSU) scientist has identified a specific connection between colon...

Study Predicts Huge Increase in Cancer Ahead

(NaturalNews) Just when we're all saturated with alarming news about a pending flu epidemic, new research from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center concludes a virtual epidemic of an even more dreaded disease -- cancer -- is headed our...

Pomegranate Juice Fights Prostate Cancer when Medical Therapy Fails

(NaturalNews) There's new hope for men with prostate cancer when their disease doesn't respond adequately to standard medical care. According to the results of a long-term study presented this week at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American...

Acupuncture Eases Radiation-Caused Symptoms in Cancer Patients

(NaturalNews) A study just reported in the online issue of the journal Head and Neck adds to the growing body of evidence that the ancient healing technique known as acupuncture isn't some kind of hocus pocus quackery that only works via the placebo...

Pesticides Shown to be Huge Parkinson's Disease Risk

(NaturalNews) According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, most researchers believe exposure to some kind of toxin or toxins in the environment triggers the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) -- the degenerative disorder...

Swine Flu Smoking Gun? CDC was Combining Flu Viruses in 2004

(NaturalNews) Last week, when what is now called a "swine flu" was first reported to be infecting and killing some people in Mexico, health officials noted it was a strain of flu never before seen. In fact, it is technically incorrect to call this simply...

Natural Compound Restores Normal Function to Mutant Gene, Fights Cancer

(NaturalNews) A gene called p53 that is known to be important in controlling cell growth and death has the ability to suppress tumors. It works as a kind of checkpoint to keep abnormal cells from growing and dividing unheeded and causing malignancies....

Fish Oil and Fatty Fish Protect Men from Heart Failure

(NaturalNews) A new study just published in the European Heart Journal concludes that eating fatty fish and the marine omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil appears to protect men from heart failure. This is important news because heart failure (also...

Antioxidant in Berries Stops Wrinkles

(NaturalNews) Data is mounting that phytochemicals found in a host of berries and other fruits can enhance health from the inside. Now comes research just presented at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting being held in New Orleans that a specific type...

Eating Walnuts may Prevent Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) Addressing the American Association for Cancer Research's 100th Annual Meeting 2009 in Denver, Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., offered this advice based on her cancer research: eat more walnuts. The study she presented at the meeting strongly suggests...

Many Doctors are Clueless about Alternative Medicine Research

(NaturalNews) It's no secret that Americans are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in droves. In fact, last December the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Center for Health Statistics...

Fiber Activates Natural Cancer-Killer

(NaturalNews) You've probably heard that including a lot of fiber in your diet will help prevent constipation and reduce your risk of colon cancer, too. But now scientists at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) have discovered that roughage does more...

Acupressure Wristbands Help Cancer Patients

(NaturalNews) Practitioners of Chinese medicine techniques have long used stimulation of points on the wrists through acupuncture or acupressure to relieve nausea. However, mainstream medical doctors have generally dismissed claims that acupressure wristbands...

Parkinson's Disease Drugs Trigger Destructive Behaviors

(NaturalNews) Unfortunately, there's no cure for the serious motor system disorder Parkinson's Disease (PD) and now a new study shows some current treatments may have surprising and potentially life-wrecking side effects. The Mayo Clinic has just reported...

Depression Linked to Drugs Commonly Given to ICU Patients

(NaturalNews) People who have very serious medical conditions due to a disease or an accident or who are recovering from major surgery often end up for a while in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) -- and after they go home, a lot of them end up...

Alternative Therapies Safely Help Kids

(NaturalNews) Alternative and complementary therapies are no longer written off as useless quackery or unproven folklore by a growing number of mainstream physicians. A case in point: Dolores Mendelow, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics...

Drinking Water Could Curb Obesity

(NaturalNews) It's not just American adults who are faced with an epidemic of obesity. Children and adolescents are becoming overweight at an alarming rate. In fact, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show the prevalence of obesity among children...

Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Heart Rhythm Problems

(NaturalNews) The television commercials for the anti-osteoporosis drug Boniva feature remarkably youthful, happy and healthy looking actress Sally Field extolling the wonderful ease of popping a pill once a month to prevent and even reverse bone loss....

Natural Strategies Could Slash Colorectal Cancer Rate

(NaturalNews) A British research team headed by Professor Donald Maxwell Parkin of Cancer Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Mathematics, and Statistics in London reports natural approaches involving a healthy lifestyle could slash the rate of colorectal...

Broccoli Sprouts Fight Cancer-Causing H. Pylori

(NaturalNews) Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are a type of bacteria believed to cause the majority of peptic ulcers. Even more importantly, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there's substantial evidence that strongly links the germs...

CT Scans Raise Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) A new study just published in the April issue of the medical journal Radiology has a sobering conclusion for anyone who thinks "non-invasive" CT scans are simply pain-free, high tech medical marvels with no downside. The research shows...

Chemicals Used to Disinfect Water Create Dangerous Toxins

(NaturalNews) If you swim in a pool or drink water from your public water supply, you know the water has been disinfected by chemicals. But this process, which is often called "purifying" water, appears to not make water "pure" for the body. In fact,...

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Head and Neck Cancer Survival

(NaturalNews) Head and neck cancers are malignancies that arise in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx. According to the American Cancer Society, about 35,310 Americans will be diagnosed with these types of cancers...

Colon Cancer Caused by Western Diet

(NaturalNews) A so-called Western diet eaten by the majority of Americans and many Europeans is loaded with meat, fat and processed foods. It also lacks complex carbohydrates. Put these facts together and you have a perfect recipe for developing colon...

Irradiated Foods Cause Severe Neurological Damage

(NaturalNews) In a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) report on cats developing severe neurological symptoms due to a degradation of myelin, the...

Statins Cause Heart Attacks in Some Users

(NaturalNews) Over 38 million people in the U.S. are currently taking statin drugs to lower high cholesterol levels. However, German scientists at the Martin Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg have just published research in the Journal of Lipid Research...

Music can Restore Vision after Stroke

(NaturalNews) Natural health doesn't only encompass exercise and nutrition. A new study by UK scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Birmingham and other institutions just published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy...

Tai Chi Provides Natural Treatment for Stroke Damage

(NaturalNews) For at least 600 years, the Chinese practice of tai chi has been used as a form of martial arts exercise that integrates body, mind and spirit. According to the philosophy behind the practice, the slow, fluid postures of tai chi focus concentration...

L-Carnitine may Prevent and Treat Liver Cancer

(NaturalNews) According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), liver cancer is often fatal. In fact, about 21,000 Americans were diagnosed with liver cancer last year and over 18,000 deaths were attributed to the disease. The Mayo Clinic web site points...

Herbal Medicines Help G.I. Problems Better Than Drugs

(NaturalNews) Millions of people suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders and they often try a host of over-the-counter and prescription drugs to find relief from symptoms ranging from stomach pain to flatulence and heartburn. But what happens...

Frankincense Oil Kills Bladder Cancer Cells

(NaturalNews) Frankincense oil has long been treasured for its soothing aroma. What's more, traditional healers have claimed for centuries that frankincense is a natural medicine that can treat a variety of conditions. Now research just published in...

Stethoscopes Infected with Deadly Bacteria

(NaturalNews) You've probably heard some horror stories about bacterial infections, including the "flesh eating" kind, that are resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics. In fact, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections have been...

Drug for Heart Disease Causes Heart Attack and Stroke

(NaturalNews) According to a study published in the March 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a drug that had looked promising in preventing atherosclerosis (the process in which plaque builds up in the inner lining of...

Traffic may Trigger Heart Attacks

(NaturalNews) If you spend time stuck in traffic as you commute to your job, you might want to consider working closer to home or finding an easier route to get to the office. The reason? It could be a way to lower your risk of a heart attack. That's...

Study Finds Many Men with Prostate Cancer may be Fine without Treatment

(NaturalNews) Controversial radio personality Don Imus just announced he has prostate cancer. He's certainly not alone. In fact prostate cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancers, in American men. About 186,320 new cases of prostate cancer...

New Research: Overeating Could Feed Cancer Tumors

(NaturalNews) A host of religious and spiritual traditions, as well as many natural health advocates, have long advocated periods of fasting. And in recent decades, scientists have found that calorie restriction appears to increase life span and may...

Teens in Danger from Epidemic of Low Vitamin D

(NaturalNews) America's teens too often are inside glued to their computers and video games instead of playing and even working outdoors like previous generations did. What's more, too many youngsters eat junk food instead of healthy whole foods. So...

Antidepressants Linked to Sudden Death in Women

(NaturalNews) Research just published in the March 17, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology links depression to sudden cardiac death (SCD) and fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) in women with no known heart problems. But if...

Anti-Vitamin C Study Seriously Flawed and Misleading

(NaturalNews) A recent study published in Cancer Research (2008; 68:8031-8038) warned that high doses of vitamin C could harm cancer patients by making chemotherapy drugs ineffective. But now a detailed report in the current issue of the journal Alternative...

Wine Slashes Risk of Barrett's Esophagus

(NaturalNews) According to the Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Barrett's Esophagus is a condition marked by intestinal metaplasia. This means the tissue lining the esophagus (the muscular tube that runs from the mouth...

Scientists Warn Against Testosterone Patch to Boost Female Libido

(NaturalNews) Last year, citing a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, health news headlines in the mainstream media proclaimed that postmenopausal women who have lost interest in sex could kick-start their sex lives with a testosterone patch....

Broccoli Protects Against Asthma, Rhinitis and Lung Disease

(NaturalNews) If you don't already eat broccoli regularly, you could be putting your ability to breathe easily at risk. The reason? Research by University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists concludes sulforaphane, a natural compound found...

Natural Compounds in Vegetables plus Selenium Fight Melanoma

(NaturalNews) According to the National Cancer Institute about 67,720 people in the US were diagnosed last year with melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and around 8,420 Americans died from this malignancy. Melanoma can become deadly if it...

Yoga Benefits Women with Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) In a study just published in the journal Psycho-Oncology, researchers conclude they've found a treatment that resulted in a 50% reduction in depression and a 12% increase in feelings of peace and meaning in women with breast cancer. The...

For Seventy-Five and Older: Prostate Cancer Test May Be a Waste

(NaturalNews) Research set for publication in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of Urology (Volume 181, Issue 4), conducted by researchers from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health) and...

Another Blow to Magic Bullet Drugs: Statins Impair Brains

(NaturalNews) Statin drugs can reduce soaring cholesterol levels, according to countless ads touting these supposed "wonder" drugs, that means they are brimming with health benefits because they lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. The problem is...

Vitamins Protect Against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

(NaturalNews) According the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have hearing loss most likely caused by exposure to loud sounds...

An Apple a Day Keeps Breast Cancer Away, Six Studies Conclude

(NaturalNews) Over the past 12 months, half a dozen studies published by Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate professor of food science and a member of Cornell's Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, show apples fight cancer. Dr. Liu's research...

Hospital Patients Made Sicker with Drug Reactions

(NaturalNews) Hundreds of thousands of people go to hospital emergency rooms each year due to adverse reactions to prescription drugs. Many of them are so sick from medication-produced problems, they are admitted for a hospital stay. And then what happens?...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Can Cause Shingles Outbreak

(NaturalNews) After a case of chickenpox, the virus that causes the disease -- varicella zoster virus (VZV) -- is never fully eliminated by the body. It hides in the nervous system but causes no harm unless it is reactivated by circumstances like stress,...

Prevent Prostate Cancer Naturally with the Mediterranean Diet

(NaturalNews) According to the American Cancer Society, close to 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the United States yearly. Approximately one man in six will be found to have the disease during his life and about one out of 35 will...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fights Breast Cancer, Scientists Discover

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (ICO) in Girona and the University of Granada in Spain have discovered that extra virgin olive oil appears to be a powerful weapon against breast cancer. In a study just published in...

Vitamin D Fuels Muscle Power in Teen Girls

(NaturalNews) Although vitamin D is naturally produced in the body through exposure to direct sunlight, vitamin D deficiency is now common in the U.S. The result can be a host of health ills, including severe conditions such as bone thinning osteoporosis...

Two New Studies Document Natural Breast Cancer Fighters

(NaturalNews) A couple of words strike enormous fear in the hearts of countless women: breast cancer. And it's no wonder. American Cancer Society (ACS) statistics reveal it's the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer....

Study Finds Homeopathic Nasal Spray Effective for Allergies

(NaturalNews) Researchers from Strategic BioSciences and the Institute for Asthma and Allergy in Wheaton, Maryland, have found that homeopathic nasal sprays using capsicum, an active component derived from the fruit of the cayenne pepper plant, are effective...

Tests for Most Low-Back Pain Are Worthless

(NaturalNews) Suffering from pain in your lower back? You're not alone. According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, low-back pain is the most common form of physical disability in the U.S. In fact, an estimated 80 percent...

Drinking Soda Pop Doubles Risk of Kidney Disease

(NaturalNews) Maybe you eat a fairly healthy diet most of the time, so you might assume indulging in two or more cans of your favorite soda pop every day can't be too bad for you. But, especially if you are a woman, you could be setting yourself up for...

Researchers Detail Statin Drug Dangers

(NaturalNews) With familiar and widely-advertised names like Levacor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lipitor, and Crestor, statin drugs have become some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. In fact, the medications (technically a class of drugs called...

Early Mammograms May Trigger Genetic Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) What if a diagnostic test actually triggers the life-threatening disease it is supposed to detect? According to a Johns Hopkins study just published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, that may be exactly what happens when...

Natural Cure for Bladder Control Problems

(NaturalNews) The National Association For Continence (NAFC) reports about 25 million adult Americans experience transient or chronic problems with urinary incontinence -- and the vast majority who struggle with passing urine accidentally, around 75...

Infertility Linked to Common Household Chemicals

(NaturalNews) For the first time, scientists have evidence that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), long thought to be inactive in the human body, can disrupt fertility in women. This is particularly troublesome because PFCs are widely used in industrial...

Cardiac Imaging Zaps Patients with High Radiation

(NaturalNews) Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and many heart attacks occur in people who've had no previous symptoms or warning. So a noninvasive imaging technique known as cardiac computed tomography...

Plants Aid Recovery from Surgery, Ease Pain

(NaturalNews) You visit someone who is in the hospital following an operation or a sick friend confined to bed at home and you bring along a gift of colorful flowers or a lovely potted plant. That may sound like simply a thoughtful gesture to spread...

Black Raspberries Kill Esophageal Cancer Cells

(NaturalNews) The adult esophagus is only about 10 to 13 inches long and three fourths of an inch across at its smallest point. However, this small muscular tube is a critical part of the digestive system. When you eat, your esophagus carries food and...

Another Reason to Get Enough Sleep: Keep Parasites Away

(NaturalNews) Scientists have long puzzled over the reasons sleep is so important. Brian Preston from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and an international team of researchers just published research that backs...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Makes Brains Shrink

(NaturalNews) Two new studies just published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, have both good news and bad news for women who take or have taken hormone replacement therapy . One study says the hormone treatment...

Postpartum Depression can be Prevented without Drugs

(NaturalNews) It's not unusual to have some mood swings after giving birth. After all, new mothers are usually sleep deprived for a while and they can be extra tired from the rigors of childbirth, too. But for some women, serious depression occurs. According...

Fatty Foods Disrupt Internal Biological Clock

(NaturalNews) A luxuriously decadent cheesecake, a thick slab of marbled ham and a whipped cream-topped milkshake have something in common that might not be obvious. Sure, they are all loaded with fat. But new research concludes eating these and other...

Drugs Prescribed for Alzheimer's Disease Increase Mental Decline and Deaths

(NaturalNews) When people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) " act up" and show signs of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as aggression and agitation, they are often given antipsychotic drugs. Now, it turns out, that's a practice that could be deadly....

Vicks VapoRub May Harm Children: Researchers Recommend Natural Treatments

(NaturalNews) Vicks VapoRub has long been a popular over-the-counter treatment for symptoms of cough and congestion. But now research published in the January issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP),...

Excessive Antiviral Drug Use Increases Deadly Flu Risk

(NaturalNews) If you have a serious infection, a doctor can prescribe the right antibiotic or anti-viral drug to cure you, right? Unfortunately, that widely held belief is not only inaccurate but can be downright dangerous because infectious agents are...

Antibiotics Kill Eighty Thousand Chinese a Year

(NaturalNews) If you hear of thousands of people dying in one year from drugs, you may automatically think the deaths were probably due to overdoses of addictive and illegal substances like heroin or methamphetamines, or from tainted prescription drugs....

Stay Fat and Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk Eighty Percent

(NaturalNews) Ovarian cancer is far too often a killer. With frequently overlooked, vague symptoms like abdominal bloating, it is not unusual for this malignancy to only be discovered when it has advanced and spread to other organs. In fact, ovarian...

U.S. Hospitals: Still Unsafe and Too Often Deadly

(NaturalNews) We've all heard some hospital horror stories over the years – tales of the wrong leg or breast removed, accounts of horrendous hospital-acquired flesh eating bacterial infections and reports of babies mixed up in the nursery and sent home...

Antioxidants Relieve Pancreatitis Pain

(NaturalNews) Imagine having excruciating upper abdominal pain that often gets worse when you eat or drink and lasts from hours to days. In fact, the pain may eventually be continuous. According to the National Institutes of Health ( NIH), these are...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells

(NaturalNews) Grapes, grape juice and wine made from grapes have been in the news for the last few years -- making headlines for their potential heart protective benefits. Now there's another reason to appreciate the healthy phytochemicals contained...

New Research Scandal: Scientist’s Hidden Tobacco Agenda Exposed

(NaturalNews) Scientific research is sometimes tedious, often exciting and, in some cases, not exactly ethical. A case in point: prominent psychiatrist and strong proponent of anti-depressants, Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., was recently discovered to have...

How Cruciferous Veggies Like Broccoli Fight Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) Food in the cruciferous, or cabbage, family of vegetables all contain phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and fiber that make them healthy food choices. In addition, researchers have long noted an association between a diet rich in cruciferous...

Processed Foods Linked to Lung Cancer

(NaturalNews) Why do some people get lung cancer – even if they never smoke? New research suggests eating a lot of processed foods containing inorganic phosphates could be the explanation. What's more, the study also suggests that dietary changes to...

New Study Shows Natural Treatment Effective for Advanced Prostate Cancer

(NaturalNews) Could a natural substance effectively treat advanced prostate cancer? And could clinical trials of that potential cure be thwarted because drug companies know they can't make money out of a treatment that can't be patented? The answer to...

JAMA Anti-Vitamins Studies Flawed

(NaturalNews) Scientific research isn't as simple as portrayed in movies or fiction – and the results certainly are rarely as simple as what is reported by the mainstream (and, too often, lazy) media. A case in point: the news that two studies just published...

Get Moving, Avoid Pain and Amputation: Exercise Can Beat Peripheral Arterial Disease

(NaturalNews) According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about 8 million Americans have the most common form of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) known as peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. The risk of PAD increases as we get older and, by...

Fatty Liver Disease Totally Reversible with Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) For years, people who are pear-shaped with extra fat deposited in their thighs and backsides have been designated at lower risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes than those who are rounder and apple-shaped with excess...

It’s Nuts: Adding Nuts to Mediterranean Diet Zaps Metabolic Problems

(NaturalNews) Adding a daily serving of mixed nuts to the traditional Mediterranean diet (which consists of whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits and olive oil, a moderate intake of fish and alcohol and a low intake of dairy, meats and sweets) is a...

Scientists Find Natural Help for Treating Colds

(NaturalNews) 'Tis the season to be jolly -- and also the time of year many of us come down with the sniffles and sneezes, body aches, coughs and other miseries of the common cold. Rest, plenty of liquids, vitamin C, other vitamins and herbs like Echinacea...

Lack of Vitamin D Ups Heart Risk

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D deficiency has long been linked with weak muscles and bones. Now research shows a lack of the "sunshine" vitamin may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, evidence is mounting from numerous studies that...

Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders

(NaturalNews) Want to lower cholesterol levels in hopes of preventing coronary heart disease and stroke? The odds are your doctor will probably prescribe a statin drug. In fact, a recent Forbes report found that from 11 million to 30 million Americans...

Vitamin E Could Reduce Muscle Inflammation, Study Finds

(NaturalNews) It's no wonder muscle aches and pains can be not only uncomfortable but also result in significant impairment. After all, about half of your body mass is made up of skeletal muscles and chronic inflammation of those muscles can be agonizing....

Studies Provide New Hope for Alzheimer's Patients

(NaturalNews) There's often little hope to be found about the mind-robbing disease known as Alzheimer's and other dementias linked to aging. But two new studies raise the possibility that there are ways to delay, lessen or even successfully treat dementia...

Wine Boosts Omega-3s for Healthier Heart, Study Finds

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fatty acids, mainly derived from cold water fish like salmon, are known to help prevent coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death. Now European researchers have found that moderate wine drinking acts like a booster for omega-3s...

Chemical Used on Crops could Make You Fat

(NaturalNews) Many people who eat organic food and use natural products are trying to avoid pesticides that are linked to cancer and other diseases. Now Japanese researchers say there is another advantage to "going green" and avoiding toxins and chemical...

Selenium Curbs AIDS Virus, may Fight Cancer

(NaturalNews) After decades of attempting to fight AIDS with experimental vaccines and drugs, scientists have recently discovered how several natural substances could be powerful weapons against the disease. For example, in mid-November, UCLA AIDS researchers...

Study Finds Non-Drug Meditation Treatment Beats Depression

(NaturalNews) Clinical depression is far more than feeling blue. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 20 million people in the U.S. have persistant depression that can interfere with everyday life, impact health and even lead to...

Study Shows How Meat Spurs Cancer Growth

(NaturalNews) Like to eat meat? Consider this unappetizing truth: When you gulp down a nice juicy steak or hamburger, you are contributing to tumor-fueling inflammation in your body. In fact, eating a diet rich in red meat has long been linked to...

Arsenic in Water at EPA Approved Standards Linked to Heart Disease

(NaturalNews) What comes to mind when you think of arsenic? For most people, it conjures up a deadly poison used by killers in fictional mystery novels and some real-life murderers, too. But the danger of this toxic substance most often comes not from...

Breast Cancer Rates Soar after Mammograms and Some Cancers may Heal Naturally

(NaturalNews) A report just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine (Arch Intern Med. 2008;168[21]:2302-2303) reaches a startling conclusion. Breast cancer rates increased significantly in four Norwegian...

Great News for Holiday Travelers: Pine Bark Cuts Jet Lag in Half

(NaturalNews) If you've ever taken a super long flight that lasts seven to nine hours and crossed a time zone or two, you probably know that jet lag can make you feel just plain awful --- and it can keep you from enjoying your trip for at least a day...

Joyful Music is Powerful Heart Medicine, Researchers Find

(NaturalNews) Here's a totally natural, non-drug, side-effect-free way you can improve your heart health – listen to joyful music. That's not just some pie-in-the-sky platitude, it's the conclusion of a study just presented at the American Heart Association...

New Evidence Linking Meat To Cancer

(NaturalNews) Diets high in red and processed meats have long been associated with cancer of the large intestine. Now, however, for the first time scientists have looked at whether eating meat and other animal fats is also linked to cancers of the small...

Researchers Find Natural Help for Arthritis and Parkinson's Disease: Curry Spice and Grapes

(NaturalNews) The national Neuroscience 2008 conference is underway in Washington, D.C., presenting cutting edge research on the whole spectrum of diseases impacting the brain and nervous system. Breaking news from Johns Hopkins scientists presented...

Two New Studies Find Anti-Homeopathy Review Wrong

(NaturalNews) In August of 2005, the prestigious British medical journal the Lancet published a review comparing clinical trials of homeopathy with trials of conventional medicine. The conclusion of this study, which was widely hailed as evidence that...

Drug to Protect Surgery Patients Causes Strokes

(NaturalNews) Beta-blockers, also called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, comprise a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders and migraines. By blocking the effects of the hormone adrenaline in the body, they slow the...

Cancer Drugs Make Tumors Grow

(NaturalNews) Drugs like Avastin that are used to treat some cancers are supposed to work by blocking a vessel growth-promoting protein called vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF. With VEGF held in check, researchers have assumed tumors wouldn't...

AIDS Breakthrough: Astragalus Root Could Replace HIV Drugs

(NaturalNews) Could an herbal therapy that's been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system hold the key to an effective treatment for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS? A new study by scientists at...

U.S. Government Mandates HPV Vaccine for New U.S. Residents

(NaturalNews) Despite growing reports of serious and even fatal reactions to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that people from other countries who want to become legal permanent...

Study Finds Simple, Safe, Non-Shot Strategies Prevent Flu

(NaturalNews) If you assume health news reports from the mainstream media are accurate, you may believe it takes a yearly influenza vaccine shot to avoid the misery of coming down with the flu. You may also think flu shots are effective. The truth is,...

Common Sense, Non-Surgical Therapies Correct Clubfoot, Researchers Find

(NaturalNews) When people search the Internet and do their own research on non-surgical and non-drug therapies, do they ever come up with solutions that elude most mainstream physicians? The answer is "yes " -- and an important example is found in the...

Study Shows Vegetable Juice Helps Build Health

(NaturalNews) A new study by University of California at Davis researchers backs up advice natural health advocates have been giving for decades: Juice is a great way to get the health-building benefits of vegetables. The research, presented this...

Study Finds Grapes Offer a Bunch of Ways to Help Hearts

(NaturalNews) Love grapes? Hate heart disease risk factors? Here's good news for you: University of Michigan Cardiovascular research suggests eating grapes could lower blood pressure, help heal signs of heart muscle damage and improve heart function. Just...

Eat Too Fast And You’ll Pack On Pounds, Scientists Find

(NaturalNews) A study just published in the British Medical Journal (www.bmj.com) concludes that eating too quickly and until you feel full triples the odds you'll be fat. In fact, the research suggests food that is literally "fast" – grabbed often on...

Eat These Twenty Foods for A Long Life, Says British Scientist

(NaturalNews) British scientist Gary Williamson, professor of "functional foods" at Leeds University, has released a list of the top foodstuffs that he believes can lead to longevity. What makes these foods so special, he contends, is that they are...

How to Have a Heart Attack: Keep Eating the Western Diet

(NaturalNews) A multi-national study just published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association concludes about 30 percent of heart attack risk comes from one thing - diet. Is it your family history? Your age? Just plain bad luck? No....

Herb Officially Recognized In England as A Cure for Colds

(NaturalNews) There is no cure for the common cold, right? Wrong. The Zulus of Africa have insisted for centuries that there's a remedy created from geraniums that zaps colds and flu, halting sniffles and coughs almost immediately. Now 21st century research...

Lung Disease Medication Linked To Cardiac Deaths

(NaturalNews) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a medical term that actually encompasses two lung diseases, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both are characterized by partial obstruction of the airways that allow you to breathe. The result...

Top Five (Virtually Unknown) Reasons You May Need More Vitamin C

(NaturalNews) Back in the late l950s and l960s, Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling turned his attention to studying and documenting how vitamin C could improve health status and help the human body resist and heal from disease. His reward? By the time...

Top Five Secret Reasons You May Need More Vitamin C

(NaturalNews) Back in the late l950s and l960s, Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling turned his attention to studying and documenting how vitamin C could improve health status and help the human body resist and heal from disease. His reward? By the time...

U.S. Government Mandates HPV Vaccine For New US Residents

(NaturalNews) Despite growing reports of serious and even fatal reactions to the human papillomavirus ( HPV) vaccine, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that people from other countries who want to become legal permanent...

Research Links Plastics Containing Bisphenol A to Heart Disease and Diabetes

(NaturalNews) If you live in the U.S. and eat any packaged foods at all, you are probably also consuming the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA. Now, for the first time, scientists have made a startling discovery about the chemical that could help explain...

Air Pollution Raises Blood Pressure According to New Study

(NaturalNews) It seems like a healthy thing to do: getting outside. Maybe you like to go for walks or spend an hour gardening or riding your bike. Unfortunately, if you live where the air is polluted, you could be hurting your health by simply breathing...

Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines

(NaturalNews) When handsome and talented young actor Heath Ledger died last winter, the New York City medical examiner's autopsy report revealed his death was due to an unintentional life-ending cocktail of prescription drugs, including anti-anxiety...

Researchers Discover How Niacin Ups HDL, Lowers Heart Attack Risk

(NaturalNews) Have high cholesterol? Worried about suffering from the nation's number one killer, cardiovascular disease? If you discuss your concerns with a doctor who doesn't practice nutrition based medicine, odds are you will leave the doc's office...

Indian Frankincense Herb Shown to Relieve Osteoarthritis Symptoms

(NaturalNews) An herb known as the "Indian Frankincense" can dramatically improve the symptoms of the most common form of arthritis –- osteoarthritis. What's even more amazing is the treatment appears to provide relief within just one week. That's...

Scientists Discover Exactly How Cranberry Juice Fights Infections

(NaturalNews) For decades, the idea that drinking cranberry juice could prevent or treat urinary tract infections was greeted with doubt and sometimes even sarcasm by doctors who considered this an "old wives' tale". But in recent years, studies have...

Is Your Shower Curtain Making You Sick?

(NaturalNews) Ever buy a vinyl shower curtain and hang it up only to feel like you've been hit in the face by a wave of noxious fumes? It turns out, according to new research, that's exactly what happens. The problem is these curtains, which sold...

Children at Risk From Current Low Vitamin D Recommendations

(NaturalNews) Proponents of using nutrition, supplements and other natural means to obtain and keep optimum health have long warned that the FDA approved minimum daily allowance of some vitamins is woefully inadequate. Now new research backs up that...

Drinking Grape Juice Improves Memory in Older Adults

(NaturalNews) It's one of the most dreaded problems associated with growing older –- memory problems. But dementia and even plain old "senior moments" don't have to be inevitable with age. Research is mounting that do-it-yourself strategies like continuing...

Scientists Discover Sea Buckthorn Herb Protects Liver From Toxins

(NaturalNews) We rarely give one of our most hard working organs, the liver, much thought unless something goes wrong. Located in the upper right hand side of the abdomen, mostly behind the rib cage, the liver produces and secretes bile into the intestine...

Research Shows Disinfectant Wipes Spread Superbugs in Hospitals

(NaturalNews) First came word that popular antibacterial hand soaps are not only unnecessary (old fashioned soap and water is the best way to keep germs from spreading) but the chemicals in them can harm your health and environment. Now a new study says...

Offices With Live Plants Make Employees Happier and Healthier

(NaturalNews) According to the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Americans who work in offices spend about 52 hours a week at their desks or in their cubicles. What's more, the ASHS points out that a host of recent studies on job satisfaction...

New Research Shows Cocoa Can Help Diabetics' Hearts

(NaturalNews) For people with diabetes, indulging in cocoa could be a way to improve their health naturally -- and deliciously. The reason? Flavanols, plant compounds found in cocoa (as well as in tea, red wine, and certain fruits and vegetables), help...

Music Therapy Shows Promise in Treating High Blood Pressure

(NaturalNews) If you have hypertension, listening to soothing music for a half hour a day while breathing deeply can significantly reduce your blood pressure without drugs. That's the conclusion of a new study just presented at the American Society of...

Large Study Shows Agent Orange Exposure Doubles Prostate Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) A blend of two synthetic compounds known to be contaminated with dioxin, Agent Orange was used during the Vietnam War to defoliate trees to supposedly reveal Viet Cong hiding places. It also polluted the land as well as the bodies of both...

Green Tea Compounds Prevent Memory Loss From Lack of Oxygen

(NaturalNews) People with sleep apnea, a disorder that affects more than 12 million people in the United States, literally stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes for a minute or longer. With the most serious form, obstructive sleep apnea...

Incense May Relieve Depression and Anxiety Naturally

(NaturalNews) If you think burning incense is just for certain religions or old hippies, it might be time to take a new look. Myriad religious traditions have held to the notion that burning frankincense incense (made out of resin from the Boswellia...

New Study: Low Vitamin D Levels Dramatically Raise Breast Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) For years, researchers have suspected that low levels of vitamin D in the body might raise the odds a woman will develop breast cancer, but hard scientific proof has been lacking. Now a new study conducted by scientists at the German Cancer...

Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory and Brain Power in Older Adults

(NaturalNews) Want to boost your brain power? Try boosting your heart and lung power with aerobic fitness and you may also end up with a more "fit" mind as a bonus. That's the conclusion of a recent review of studies by researchers from the University...

New Studies Find Calcium and Vitamin D May Prevent Colon Cancer

(NaturalNews) Specific vitamins and minerals in the diet appear to prevent the development of colon cancer. However, too much iron may cause malignancies to grow. Emory University scientists recently announced these findings, based on biological markers...

New Anti-Cancer Compounds Discovered in Apples

(NaturalNews) Any news item that links apples with good health always brings to mind the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". But new research is showing not only is that statement true, but apples might specifically keep a particular kind...

Research Reveals Natural Ways to Help Reduce Arthritis Pain

(NaturalNews) Arthritis pain can tempt you to veg out on the couch or even make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. In fact, the last thing you might think would make you feel better is to get up and exercise. But a new study published in...

Broken Bones Blamed on Osteoporosis When Vitamin D Deficiency Is the Culprit

(NaturalNews) You are female, over 50, post-menopausal and you keep breaking bones. In fact, you need a hip or knee replacement. The diagnosis? Most likely, your problem will be blamed on osteoporosis. But the real reason you have brittle bones could...

Scientists Find Blueberries Reverse Age Related Memory Deficits

(NaturalNews) Phytochemical-rich foods, such as blueberries, are not only healthy food choices, they may actually be able to reverse age-related memory problems. That's the conclusion of a study by a research team from the University of Reading and the...

Lawsuit Filed to Halt Use of Dangerous Pesticides

(NaturalNews) A 1996 federal law required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the safety of all pesticides and to rule by 2006 whether they could be used on foods safely. The EPA found four pesticides posed risks to human health but decided...

Human Saliva Can Indicate Breast Cancer Early Without Radiation

(NaturalNews) In the not-too-distant future, women having a dental check-up or their teeth cleaned may be offered a simple "swish and spit" test that could accurately reveal whether they have breast cancer – at an early and most curable stage. That's...

Nutrition Provides Key to Preventing Needless Deaths of Kids World-Wide

(NaturalNews) One-third of stunted growth and a quarter of deaths among under 3 year-olds in poor countries could be prevented, according to a new paper published in the British medical journal Lancet (1). Is the solution better drugs? More vaccinations?...

Research Shows an Indian Herb May Prevent Liver Cancer

(NaturalNews) Rarely found early, liver cancer has a poor prognosis because there are no highly effective treatments. But a new study has raised hope that an Asian herb could offer a natural, side effect-free way to prevent the deadly malignancy. Research...

Statin Drugs for Prevent Alzheimer’s? Forget About It

(NaturalNews) Statins are prescribed by the millions as "wonder drugs" that lower cholesterol. What's more, this class of medications has also been touted as a possible way to prevent Alzheimer's, the mind-robbing disease that currently afflicts about...

Wood Floor Finishes May Be Loaded With Cancer-Causing PCBs

(NaturalNews) Ready to sand and refinish wood floors in your mid-20th century house? Do you assume your old house is "safe" from toxic chemicals because they've had time to "gas out"? Confident your old hard wood floors are ecologically sound and couldn't...
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