Articles by Reuben Chow:

A little-known cause of infertility and impotence all men should know

(NaturalNews) If you are a man suffering from poor sexual health, including impotence, low sperm count and infertility, your body could be lacking the essential mineral zinc. Broadly speaking, other than sexual health, zinc has many roles in the human...

Prevent skin cancer by avoiding the sun? Not necessarily

(NaturalNews) The sun is out for most of us, and exposure to sunlight typically brings with it fears of skin cancer. Many people avoid the sun totally to prevent this fate, but is that a wise choice? The research on how sun exposure, sunburn and skin...

Diabetes - Nine herbal remedies that can help

(NaturalNews) Diabetes is a health condition which must be taken seriously. While it is useful for diabetics to be under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner, there are some things which you can do to help keep the condition in check. Specifically,...

Your liver needs help in today's toxic world: use this proven herb

(NaturalNews) Our modern world is bombarding our bodies with thousands of toxins each day, and the liver, being the major organ of detoxification, needs help. And milk thistle is an herb proven to do just that. Milk thistle's benefits on liver and...

Three herbs to effectively relieve your uncomfortable PMS symptoms

(NaturalNews) Do you feel anxious, tenderness in the breasts, irritable and moody when your period approaches every month? Are you bothered by stomach bloating during that time? If you do, you are among an estimated 1 to 2 out of every 4 menstruating...

Warning: MSG could be hiding in many of your family's food choices

(NaturalNews) Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a food additive often used to enhance the flavor of foods, in particular processed ones. Hundreds of millions of pounds of MSG are added to foods worldwide every year. You probably already know about the...

Three potent natural remedies to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of allergies

(NaturalNews) Allergic reactions occur when your immune system decides that a particular substance that enters your body, be it pollen, mold spores, cat dander or just dust, is an "enemy" and tries to "attack" it. Such substances are commonly referred...

Dangerous effects of vitamin A deficiency and what foods to eat to prevent it

(NaturalNews) Vitamin A is an essential nutrient which plays numerous important roles in the human body, most notably in eye health, proper growth and immune function. This vitamin was discovered sometime in 1913 by two groups of researchers, who...

Discover the wondrous health benefits of royal jelly

(NaturalNews) Royal jelly is a thick and milky substance made by worker bees as food for the queen bee. They do this by mixing honey, bee pollen and enzymes from their throat glands. Because the queen bee is larger, stronger, has more stamina and lives...

Use these natural remedies to enjoy a more comfortable menopause

(NaturalNews) Many women suffer from various uncomfortable symptoms during menopause and perimenopause, the period preceding menopause. The common ones include hot flashes, headaches, recurrent urinary tract infections, vaginal dryness and irritation,...

Enjoy the health benefits of the delightful avocado

(NaturalNews) The avocado is an unusual fruit. Not only is it high in calories, but it is rich in fat too. Instinct suggests that a high-calorie and high-fat food would be bad for health, yet the humble avocado actually provides a host of wonderful health...

Foods to eat to lower your cholesterol levels naturally

(NaturalNews) Due to poor dietary and lifestyle habits, virtually every other person has an unhealthy cholesterol profile these days. While there are specific natural remedies and supplements which have been proven to reduce cholesterol levels, the simplest...

What to eat to prevent cataracts and even reverse early-stage eye problems

(NaturalNews) Cataract is the top cause of impaired vision and blindness in the United States. The lens of the eyes is normally transparent, but when its protein structure is subjected to free radical or oxidative damage which it cannot deal with, white...

11 simple everyday tips to lower your colon cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Colon cancer is one of the top killers in the modern world today. A 2010 study estimated that the five-year survival rate of colorectal (colon plus rectal) cancer sufferers in Europe was less than 60 percent, while about one-third of colon...

Bothered by headaches? Try these simple steps and remedies

(NaturalNews) Many people are constantly bugged by headaches, and while the commonly sought solution is over-the-counter medications, you could try these simple steps and remedies to obtain much-needed relief. Tension headaches are the most common...

What to eat to relieve high blood pressure

(NaturalNews) High blood pressure can have potentially serious, even fatal, consequences. The good news is that there are scientifically proven changes to one's diet which can be made to help deal with this condition. While serious cases (e.g. 160+/115+)...

Six little-known natural remedies for tinnitus

(NaturalNews) Bugged by ringing in your ears? After doctors have ruled out possible serious causes, for example the presence of a tumor, there is really very little else that they can do for you. Whether the sound in your ear is ringing, whistling, clicking...

Little-known functions of the lymphatic system and how to improve its health

(NaturalNews) The lymphatic system is part of the body's immune system and functions as the body's "drainage" system. While it often doesn't get as much attention as the cardiovascular system, it actually plays vital roles in maintaining good health...

Healthy diet before pregnancy significantly lowers risk of having preterm birth later

(NaturalNews) New research conducted at the University of Adelaide and published in The Journal of Nutrition has shown that women who consumed a poor diet before conceiving had roughly 50 percent higher risk of having a preterm birth as compared to those...

Warning symptoms of iron deficiency and what to eat to correct it

(NaturalNews) Iron is an essential mineral which surprisingly many people could be lacking. Learn about iron's core functions, symptoms and causes of its deficiency, as well as what high-iron foods to consume. Core functions Iron combines with other...

Health benefits of deep breathing and how to reap them

(NaturalNews) Observe how a baby breathes. With each breath, its abdomen rises and falls - this takes place because the baby is actually breathing with its diaphragm. Most adults, on the other hand, tend to inhale and exhale using only the upper chest....

Research proves emotional wellbeing is crucial to good physical health

(NaturalNews) Much research over the years has shown that a positive emotional state actually has a very strong and profound impact on one's physical health. Endorphins and the immune system Most people are aware of endorphins, the "feel-good hormones"...

Six quick and easy ways to immediately improve your immunity

(NaturalNews) Your immune system works hard every day to keep you healthy. Here are six simple ways to give your immunity an immediate and effective boost. Nature walks Winding down and relaxing after a long, hard and stressful day does one's physical...

Warning: Sugar destroys your health in more ways than you realize

(NaturalNews) This generation binges on and is addicted to refined sugars. Fructose, glucose, dextrose, sucrose (table/white sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup are some very common food components today. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of just...

Healthy social relationships are crucial for good physical, mental and emotional health

(NaturalNews) The saying goes that "no man is an island." While the fact that humans are social creatures is well-known and accepted, the effect that social relationships could have on physical, mental and emotional health could well be very much underestimated...

Mental health issues could shorten life more dramatically than smoking

(NaturalNews) Research carried out by psychiatrists at the University of Oxford and published in World Psychiatry has suggested that serious mental conditions could cut life expectancy by as much as 10 to 20 years. This makes the negative health impact...

Warning signs you are deficient in magnesium

(NaturalNews) Magnesium is a very important mineral, the second-most abundant within human cells. Some 60% of it in the human body is contained within the bones, over 25% in the muscles and the rest in soft tissue and body fluids. Learn about the important...

12 potent herbs to enhance immune function

(NaturalNews) There are numerous herbs which are known, both through traditional knowledge and modern scientific research, to benefit the immune system. Typically, such herbs work by directly attacking and destroying disease-causing pathogens, increasing...

3 of the best mood-balancing herbal remedies available today

(NaturalNews) Feeling stressed, anxious, or just low? It's common in these fast-paced and busy times. Here are 3 excellent herbs for lifting, improving and balancing one's moods. ChamomileChamomile calms the body and helps to sooth different types...

Enjoy the nutritional benefits of garbanzo beans

(NaturalNews) The garbanzo bean resembles, to some degree, the head of a ram. This gave rise to its Latin name, Cicer arietinum, which means "small ram." Another common name for garbanzo beans is chickpeas. These beans come in several different colors,...

Embrace the use of stevia as your sweetener

(NaturalNews) Stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from the stevia rebaudiana plant. This plant grows in Brazil, Paraguay, Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. The Guarani Indians in Paraguay have, for centuries, used stevia leaves to sweeten teas and...

This is what stress does to your health

(NaturalNews) Having some degree of stress is normal and, sometimes, actually useful. Modern life, however, has elevated stress to much higher levels and created situations of prolonged chronic stress, which can lead to exhaustion and serious diseases. Types...

10 lifestyle tips to boost immunity anyone can implement with ease

(NaturalNews) A depressed immune system lowers the body's ability to fight off all sorts of diseases, from the simple common cold to cancer. A body with a weak immune system is more susceptible to infections and diseases; infections and diseases then...

The powerful tool for beating depression you cannot ignore

(NaturalNews) When it comes to treating depression, many things come to mind, from antidepressant medications to natural therapies like yoga and herbal remedies like St. John's wort. In particular, there is one very crucial element which cannot be ignored....

8 types of food to keep your immune system happy and working optimally

(NaturalNews) Everyone has to eat anyway, so relying on foods to give immune function a boost makes perfect sense. Here are some foods which can give anyone's immunity a lift. Natural whole foodsA well-balanced diet containing sufficient amounts of...

Warning signs of iodine deficiency

(NaturalNews) Iodine is a trace element that the body needs for the production of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland combines iodine with tyrosine, an amino acid, to manufacture the thyroid hormones. These hormones are needed for maintaining normal...

10 natural remedies to eliminate varicose veins

(NaturalNews) Varicose veins are swollen, raised veins which could be tender and painful and cause the legs to feel tired, achy, tight and heavy. In general, they do not pose any significant health risks, although they could be uncomfortable and unsightly....

How astragalus benefits people with cancer and low immunity

(NaturalNews) Astragalus grows wild in Korea, Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan and northern China. Known in Chinese as Huang Qi, it has been used medicinally for over 1,000 years. In his classical treatise, Shen Nung Pen Tsao Ching (circa 100 AD), Shen Nung,...

9 ways for sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome to find relief

(NaturalNews) Some structures in the body, for example nerves and ligaments, go through tunnels. One such busy tunnel is the carpal tunnel, through which a nerve, ligaments and blood vessels travel through the wrist and to the fingers. A healthy carpal...

7 healthful reasons to add peas to your diet

(NaturalNews) There are three major types of peas - garden peas, snow peas and snap peas. When Gregor Johann Mendel, an Austrian monk and botanist, cross-bred two different types of peas, he found that the "child" had the characteristics of both "parents"....

What to eat to aid stroke recovery and prevention

(NaturalNews) In the US alone, 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year, with over 140,000 dying in the process, making it the third-leading killer after heart disease and cancer. Stroke is also the top cause of serious long-term disability in the country....

The many health benefits of milk thistle even herbalists may not know

(NaturalNews) Milk thistle is most well-known and widely-studied for its benefits on liver health. However, milk thistle also has numerous other proven health benefits not many know about. Milk thistle boosts overall liver function and health, protecting...

Warning signs you are deficient zinc, and what to eat to get it

(NaturalNews) Are your wounds slow to heal? Is your immunity impaired? Are you more frequently stricken by colds and flu? Are you also more prone to other types of infections? Do you have poor sexual health? Are your senses of taste and smell somewhat...

Zinc deficiency mistakes you might not realize you're making

(NaturalNews) While severe deficiency in zinc isn't very common, particularly in developed nations, many people in the United States actually have marginal deficiencies, especially elderly persons. And there is a number of reasons and causes behind why...

10 quick tips to overcome insomnia and ensure you're sleeping well

(NaturalNews) Good, uninterrupted sleep plays a great role in maintaining and improving human health, yet its importance is often underestimated and understated. During sleep, the body cleanses, heals and repairs. Not only does good sleep improve immunity...

Research shows resistance exercise helps prevent type 2 diabetes

(NaturalNews) It has been previously established that aerobic exercise helps to lower one's risk of type 2 diabetes. Now, a recent population study carried out on a large group of women and published in PLOS Medicine has revealed that resistance or weight...

Environmental factors that increase asthma risk and symptoms: studies

(NaturalNews) A few studies published in 2013 have revealed various environmental factors which increase asthma risk as well as elevate the severity of its symptoms. These included exposure to traffic pollution, wood smoke, cleaning chemicals, as well...

The little-known health benefits of asparagus

(NaturalNews) Asparagus is a member of the lily family with a number of health benefits. Unique-tasting, this vegetable contains many nutrients with known functions in and benefits on the human body. First and foremost, asparagus has good amounts...

Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formula shown to help prevent diabetes

(NaturalNews) A recent study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) has revealed that a particular Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula helped to slow the progression from pre-diabetes to a full-blown...

Obesity-mortality paradox debunked: Overweight type 2 diabetes patients do NOT survive better

(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has debunked the findings of some recent studies which suggested that diabetics who were overweight or obese could have lower mortality rates than their normal-weight counterparts. The...

How accurate are mammograms in detecting breast cancer?

(NaturalNews) Mammograms are so widely used and promoted for breast cancer diagnosis that you would think it is very reliable. That, unfortunately, is far from the truth. False-positives This means mammograms suggest women have cancer when in fact...

Large study finds mammograms do not lower breast cancer death rate

(NaturalNews) A large and comprehensive study which looked at 90,000 Canadian women aged 40 to 59 for 25 years has cast fresh doubts on the usefulness of mammography. It found that mammograms did not lower the death rate from breast cancer. And it didn't...

Poor quality, disrupted sleep leads to more aggressive and faster growing tumors

(NaturalNews) When you lack sleep, you could feel tired, distracted, and irritable. Your ability to concentrate would be diminished and your immune system would not be functioning at an optimal level, leaving you more susceptible to infections and diseases....

Thermograms - a safe, accurate and reliable alternative to mammograms

(NaturalNews) Various researchers and experts have highlighted several issues and limitations with using mammograms as the main method of breast cancer diagnosis. A viable alternative is thermography. Thermograms are safe, nontoxic, highly accurate and...

Exercise helps to prevent cancer, fight it, and ward off relapse: studies

(NaturalNews) Separate recent studies have underlined the importance of exercise and physical activity in fighting cancer. Importantly, the research showed that exercise not only helps with cancer prevention, it also helps with improving the prognosis...

Mammograms are more harmful than you think

(NaturalNews) Mammograms are widely touted as an effective breast cancer screening tool. But some research and experts suggest that it could be causing more harm than good. Increases cancer risk In undergoing mammograms, women are exposed to radiation....

Melatonin could inhibit breast cancer growth: study

(NaturalNews) A recent study carried out by researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Foundation for Research Support of the State of Sao Paulo has revealed that melatonin, a hormone which regulates the body's sleep-wake cycle, could help slow...

Simple breath tests could detect lung cancer

(NaturalNews) A recent study has found that a basic breath test could help indicate if a person has developed early-stage lung cancer. Persons whose CT scans showed suspicious lung lesions had their exhaled breaths tested by the study team. Specifically,...

Research shows yoga benefits breast cancer sufferers physically and emotionally

(NaturalNews) Mind-body therapies can help cancer patients, and yoga has been shown in numerous studies to help improve the physical and emotional well being of cancer sufferers, raising quality of life both during and after treatment. Improved quality...

Yoga found to reduce inflammation and fatigue in breast cancer survivors

(NaturalNews) A recent study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that practicing yoga helped to alleviate inflammation and fatigue among breast cancer survivors. Published in the Journal of Clinical...

Soft drinks with caramel coloring could contain carcinogenic substance

(NaturalNews) A study from Consumer Reports has revealed that the caramel coloring substance used to give many soft drinks its brown color could contain a harmful carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI. 4-MEI is a by-product in the...

Research shows this food could impair immunity by 50%

(NaturalNews) It forms a big part of most modern-day diets, but research suggests that sugar consumption can impair immune function for a significant period of time, by as much as 50%. Indeed, sugar has been described as "one of the food components...

Why your asthmatic child should eat more fruits and vegetables and stay off fast food

(NaturalNews) Asthma is a condition of the lungs, right? A recent study has revealed one aspect of the diet which helps protect against asthma: the consumption of fermentable dietary fibers found in vegetables and fruits. In gist, research funded...

Fried foods are more harmful than you think

(NaturalNews) Even the most health-conscious person may find it difficult to deny that fried foods are delicious. The aroma they emit and the feeling they provide with every bite can be quite irresistible. But fried foods come with their share of adverse...

Many studies reveal vitamin D's importance as a cancer-fighting agent

(NaturalNews) There is a huge volume of research showing the relationship between vitamin D and cancer. The benefits of this vitamin, or hormone in this regard, apply to both cancer prevention and cancer survival. Here is a rundown on some of the...

Optimists Enjoy Better Health and Longevity

(NaturalNews) A large study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and presented at the American Psychosomatic Society's annual meeting in Chicago has found that optimistic post-menopausal women were healthier and...

Good Dietary and Lifestyle Health Habits can Drastically Cut Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) Why do people get cancer? Perhaps more significantly, why have cancer rates soared so drastically over the past century? Is it because of genes? Is it because of what we are eating today? Or are stressful lifestyles to blame? Others put...

Women in Unhappy Marriages Hit by Physical Health Problems

(NaturalNews) Natural healers and even segments of the conventional medical community recognize the crucial role which emotional wellbeing and positive inter-personal relationships play in the balance between good health and disease. In fact, some even...

Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Pregnant Women Linked to Birth Defect

(NaturalNews) A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics has revealed that women who do not have an adequate intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy are at greater risk of having a child with a birth abnormality called neural tube defect. About...

Study Says Vitamin D Deficiency has Increased Alarmingly

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is a critically important nutrient. However, with most people spending an increasing amount of time indoors, and wearing long-sleeved tops or slapping on sunscreen lotions when they do go under the sun, levels of vitamin D in...

Lack of Sleep Linked to Pre-Diabetes

(NaturalNews) One of the key but often underestimated elements of a healthy lifestyle is a sufficient amount of quality sleep. A recent piece of research presented at the American Heart Association's 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Health Conditions in Adolescents

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D levels in the general population are falling, caused in large part by sedentary lifestyles and the often overstated skin cancer scare, and our young ones are not spared from this trend, either. And this is negatively affecting...

Depression may Cause Heart Disease and Related Death

(NaturalNews) Previous research has already suggested that there a two-directional link between depression and health conditions of the heart. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has added to the body of evidence,...

Mercury Found in High-Fructose Corn Syrup

(NaturalNews) High-fructose corn syrup has taken our food shelves by storm. It is present in many different types of bread, cereals, breakfast bars, yogurts, soups and sugary beverages. It is estimated that, on a typical day, an American consumes an...

Just Being Overweight Shortens Life: Effects of Excess Weight may Match Smoking

(NaturalNews) A study conducted in Sweden spanning almost four decades has suggested that overweight persons, and not just those who were obese, may also be subjected to increased risk of premature death. It also suggested that the adverse effects of...

Physical Activity Improves Longevity: It is Never Too Late to Start

(NaturalNews) A Swedish study recently published in the British Medical Journal has given those who have reached or passed middle age hope and encouragement to begin a new healthy lifestyle, having discovered that starting a solid exercise regime after...

Second-Hand Cigarette Smoke Exposure may Cause Depression

(NaturalNews) Cigarette smoke, whether first-hand or second-hand, has been linked with countless physical health ailments, including the major killers cancer and heart disease. And it could affect one's mental and emotional state, too. According to USA...

Turmeric Improves Cell Health, Boosts Immune System, Protects Against Cancer and More

(NaturalNews) Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in many curries. In India, it has been used for centuries to help treat various health conditions while, at the same time, it is also widely used in Chinese Medicine. In a recent study conducted at...

Even Light Alcohol Consumption may Raise Cancer Risk in Women

(NaturalNews) Alcohol consumption has previously been strongly linked with certain types of cancer, for example those of the mouth and throat, but its contribution to other types of malignancies have not been as firmly established. A large study conducted...

Two Alcoholic Drinks Daily Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) The body of evidence linking alcohol consumption with increased cancer risk has been added to by a study recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, which found that drinking two alcoholic drinks every day can...

Many Unaware that Dietary and Lifestyle Choices can Affect Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and you are lowering your risk of cancer; consume more processed meats like sausages and bacon and you are raising your chances of getting the disease; exercise regularly and maintain healthy weight...

Stress while Awaiting Biopsy Results Adversely Affects Health

(NaturalNews) The entire process of undergoing conventional medical testing for cancer can, by itself, be a very traumatic and health-damaging experience. This was affirmed by a study recently published in the journal Radiology, which found that the...

Vitamins B6, B12 and Folic Acid Found to Ward Off Age-Related Macular Degeneration

(NaturalNews) According to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness among persons aged over 65 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Some good news, though, was revealed in a study published...

Negative Views of Old Age Translate to Poorer Health

(NaturalNews) It is often said that we are what we eat. In reality, we are what we think and feel, too. Add that to the fact that ageist mentalities are still very much prevalent today, with many holding stereotypical views of elderly persons being incompetent,...

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Brings down Diabetes Risk

(NaturalNews) Poor lifestyle and dietary habits are, without doubt, a major cause of the escalating rates of diabetes in developed nations. A recent study conducted at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of...

Potassium-Sodium Ratio is Crucial for Heart Health

(NaturalNews) Excessive sodium intake can be damaging for heart health. On the other hand, eating more potassium gives cardiovascular wellbeing a boost. A recent groundbreaking study has revealed that it is not just about the quantities of these two...

Vitamin B12 Effective Against Canker Sores

(NaturalNews) Canker sores are painful ulcers which appear in our mouths from time to time. And researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have found that taking vitamin B12 every night is a useful way to prevent the occurrence of this problem. About...

Exercise Does Not Hurt Joints: Study Debunks Common Myth

(NaturalNews) Human bodies are made in such a way that physical activity is an important foundation of good health. Exercise strengthens the heart and lungs, enhances blood circulation, improves waste elimination, and lifts the mood, among many other...

Violent Video Games and Certain Internet Use Cause Aggression and Other Negative Outcomes

(NaturalNews) Young people today are spending less time playing outdoors and interacting with fellow human beings, and they are spending an increasing amount of time on electronic devices, gaming or surfing the internet. There are even portable gadgets...

Excessive Television for Teens Raises Risk of Depression as Adults

(NaturalNews) Teenagers today are spending more and more time slouched on a couch in front of the electronic box - although nowadays it's rather too flat to really be called a box anymore - called a television. And a recent University of Pittsburg and...

Asthma Risk in Children Raised by Traffic Pollution Exposure of Pregnant Mothers

(NaturalNews) Asthma rates in developed nations are soaring, and it is extremely clear that environmental pollution has a big part to play in the increase. A study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE has revealed that traffic pollution could cause...

Organic Solvent Exposure Raises Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk

(NaturalNews) A recent study conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut has revealed that women who are exposed to organic solvents while at work have a higher risk of getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma. About...

Artificial Night Lights Increase Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) As you are sitting in a plane which is taking off or touching down late at night, or simply looking down at the world from a skyscraper, city lights are quite a sight to behold. You could almost say it's a modern day paradise. But little...

Vigorous Exercise Protects Against Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

(NaturalNews) More and more people are suffering from eye-related health problems. What can individuals do to lower their risk? In this regard, two recent studies conducted by the United States Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

Vitamin D Helps Ward Off Age-Related Mental Decline

(NaturalNews) A study to be published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychology and Neurology has revealed that vitamin D could help ward off the decline in mental function which usually accompanies old age. Its findings add on to other recent studies which...

Harmful Chemicals Found in Liquid Medicines for Babies

(NaturalNews) Newborns are not able to swallow pills and capsules, and liquid medicines are thus used to treat any medical problems they may have. And premature babies, being out in the world early, have a higher chance of being hit by various health...

Seven Tips for Healthier Hearts

(NaturalNews) Based on statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 652,091 Americans died of heart disease in 2005. This was supposedly more than a quarter of all American deaths (27.1%), and applied almost equally to both...

Routine Imaging Scans for Lower Back Pain Found to be Unnecessary

(NaturalNews) Perhaps due to a combination of poor diets, sedentary lifestyles, desk-bound jobs and bad posture, back pain is one of the most common ailments to affect people in developed countries. A recent study has found that the routine use of scans...

Blackcurrant Juice and Orange Juice Give Heart Health a Boost

(NaturalNews) A recent study conducted in Denmark has found that blackcurrant juice and orange juice may help lower the levels of compounds in the body which are associated with cardiovascular disease. Background and Details of Study Population...

Arsenic May Be Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

(NaturalNews) In a groundbreaking study, researchers have found that exposure to arsenic, a toxic substance which is often present in low concentrations in United States drinking water supplies, may be associated with an elevated risk of getting diabetes. Details...

Cleaner Air has Improved Life Expectancy across United States

(NaturalNews) Oxygen is the single most important nutrient for our survival and wellbeing. While a healthy human being can go for weeks or even months without food, or last several days without water, cut off his or her air supply, and the person is...

Too Much Television for Teens Increases Chances of Fast Food Junkie Young Adults

(NaturalNews) When we slouch on the couch and spend hours staring at that colorful electronic box called a television, we are actually, subconsciously, taking in hours of subtle indoctrination via TV commercials. At the same time, we are also allowing...

Soaring Autism Rates Linked to Environmental Causes

(NaturalNews) A study recently published in the journal Epidemiology has suggested that rapid increases in autism rates in California cannot be explained by migratory trends and looser diagnosis criteria, but is instead most likely down to environmental...

Five Tips for Healthier Pregnancies and Children: Revealed in Recent Studies

(NaturalNews) Pregnancy can be a very tough time both physically and emotionally, especially in view of the toxin and stress bombardment of modern society and the fact that our bodies are generally weaker today than those of our ancestors. A few recent...

Tips to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Revealed in Three Recent Studies

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is a much feared condition, especially in view of the soaring numbers worldwide. What can we do to prevent the contraction of this debilitating ailment? Of course, an overall health-promoting lifestyle and dietary protocol...

Conventional Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Loss

(NaturalNews) The adverse health effects of conventional cancer treatment are numerous, and some well-known ones include hair loss, loss of appetite, nausea, constipation and even organ failure. A recent study carried out in Canada has revealed that...

Early Repeat C-Sections Linked to Health Complications in Newborns

(NaturalNews) In order to make childbirth a smoother process, many pregnant mothers and their families schedule Caesarean sections a little earlier. However, a recent study has revealed that this could, literally, be a very unhealthy practice, as it...

High Intake of Fruits and Vegetables may Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse

(NaturalNews) The protective effects which one's diet, in particular fruits and vegetables, offers against cancer may, intuitively, seem to apply more to cancers which are related to the gastrointestinal tract, such as colon cancer, stomach cancer or...

Anti-Cancer Properties of Olives Revealed in Two Recent Studies

(NaturalNews) Two recent studies have suggested that compounds found in olives could be useful as anti-cancer weapons. One study had found that a compound in olive skin acts against colon cancer cells, while the other found that compounds in olive oil...

Alcohol-Containing Mouthwashes Strongly Linked to Increased Oral Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) Top independent experts in Australia have called for mouthwashes that contain alcohol to be immediately removed from store shelves. This is after the experts had looked at latest available scientific information on these products, which...

Fatty Fish may Reduce Kidney Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) More and more research is uncovering the beneficial qualities of fatty or oily fish as a healthy food. A recent study in Sweden has added to this databank of knowledge, having found that Swedish women who consumed such fish at least once...

Traffic Pollution Bad for the Heart

(NaturalNews) A study recently conducted in Germany has found that people who lived near traffic had a higher chance of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which in turn increases the risk of heart disease. Details and Findings...

Two Important Ways to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

(NaturalNews) A man who is obese and inactive can have a risk of getting heart failure which is as much as three times that of a lean and active counterpart, a study conducted at Brigham and Women`s Hospital has found. And heightened heart failure risk...

Fertility Drugs May Increase Womb Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) In a bid to boost their chances of conceiving, many women turn to fertility drugs to increase ovulation. What many of them may not know is that doing so could actually be raising their risk of getting cancer of the womb in the future; a...

Study Reveals Chemotherapy Hastened or Caused Deaths of Many

(NaturalNews) Chemotherapy is one of three main treatment protocols of conventional medicine, one which millions of people worldwide have been put through. In fact, virtually all of us know someone who suffered and finally passed on after a futile course...

Study Says Volunteering Improves Health

(NaturalNews) They say that when you give, you receive. How true is it, or is it just some airy statement championed without logic or reason? There is good news, health-wise, for frequent volunteers and givers - empirical evidence is mounting, it seems,...

Many Man-Made Chemicals Detected in Drinking Water Supplies

(NaturalNews) For most of us who live in developed nations, the taps in our homes bring potable water right to our cups. But if you or your family has the habit of drinking water direct from the tap without additional filtering, then there is mounting...

Distressed Marriages Negatively Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

(NaturalNews) Are you in an unhappy marriage? If so, please take note - a recent study on women has found that problems in marriage result in poor outcomes for breast cancer sufferers. Details and Findings of Study The findings of this study, which...

Eating Apples Benefits the Heart

(NaturalNews) A team of researchers who looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2004 has found that eating apples can offer protective effects against metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of symptoms related...

Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke Linked to Fertility Issues in Women

(NaturalNews) It is common knowledge that smoking is a significant source and cause of ill-health. Second-hand smoke, too, has many known harmful effects. One more adverse effect for passive smokers can now be added to the list, with a recent study revealing...

Weight Gain: A New Reason to Get Smokers to Kick the Habit

(NaturalNews) Smoking is bad for health, period. Its ill-effects extend beyond respiratory issues and lung cancer to other parts of the body, too. It, for example, has also been linked in recent studies to bladder cancer and colorectal cancer. And now,...

Allergies Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) In the instant-solution and quick-fix world that is the present day, allergy reactions are often quelled using chemical drugs in order to bring about a quick end to any physical discomfort which one may be going through. However, recent...

Happiness and Life Satisfaction Lead to Better Health

(NaturalNews) People who are happier and more satisfied with their lives might also enjoy better health, said a study led by Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D., professor of health promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. "Everything...

Smoking Increases Risk of Premenstrual Syndrome

(NaturalNews) Are you a smoker who suffers from bad premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms? If your answer is "yes", you may have one more reason to consider throwing the sticks away. A study at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst has found that...

Incompetent Bosses Raise Risk of Heart Disease and Related Death

(NaturalNews) When someone says that his or her boss 'will be the death of me', her or she could mean it more than just figuratively. According to recent research conducted in Sweden, employees' risk of getting angina, heart attack and even death were...

Significant Proportion of Asthmatics May Have Been Over-Diagnosed

(NaturalNews) Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with asthma? If so, there is actually a good chance that you have been misdiagnosed, according to recent research conducted in Canada. In the past two decades, asthma rates have almost doubled. However,...

Study Suggests Fruits and Vegetables May Improve Bone Health

(NaturalNews) A recent study which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has suggested that increasing the alkalinity of one`s diet via eating more fruits and vegetables could improve bone health by reducing the excretion...

Media Exposure Has Adverse Impact on Children's Health

(NaturalNews) Some natural health practitioners advocate the avoidance of television in the pursuit of good health. Why? Because television, more often than not, is filled with bad news, negative attitudes, violence and sex. Often, it also promotes insecurity,...

Vigorous Activity Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer in Women

(NaturalNews) Recent research published in the journal Breast Cancer Research has found that vigorous activities, which include chores such as digging in the garden and heavy housework, lower the risk of women getting breast cancer. This protective effect,...

Diabetes Treatment Cost in US Nearly Doubled from 2001 to 2007

(NaturalNews) The economy is stuttering and healthcare costs are on the rise. Now, according to a study which was recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, we discover that the annual costs of diabetes treatment in the United States has...

Three Studies on the Health Benefits of Living Near Greenery

(NaturalNews) With rapid industrialization and urbanization, fewer and fewer of us live in areas of serene greenery. Yet, there has always been something very relaxing and attractive about parks and forests. And three recent studies have found that living...

Two Recent Studies on the Health Benefits of Fish and Fish Products

(NaturalNews) Fish has long been regarded as a healthful food, in particular for its high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids. Two recent studies have affirmed its health benefits in two different ways. First, a study on over 2,000 elderly persons in...

Vitamin K1 may Protect Postmenopausal Women with Osteopenia

(NaturalNews) Osteopenia is a condition whereby there is loss of bone mass; it is not as severe as osteoporosis, but is generally accepted to lead to it. It is estimated that, in the United States, about 10 million people suffer from osteoporosis, while...

Statins Raise Prostate Cancer Risk of Obese Men

(NaturalNews) A study conducted earlier this year at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in Seattle found that the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, especially when used long-term, seems to raise the risk of prostate cancer among obese men. Background Statin...

Optimism Helps Reduce Cancer Pain and Fatigue

(NaturalNews) Monty Python, in his hit song, asks us to "always look on the bright side of life". Recent research in the United States has revealed a very tangible benefit of a bright outlook – reduced cancer pain and fatigue. Cancer – A Feared Disease There...

Excessive Weight Gain during Pregnancy Leads to Heavier Teenagers

(NaturalNews) Women, of course, gain weight during pregnancy, though some gain more than others. And, according to a study at the Harvard Medical School, these women may not only have heavier babies, but bigger teenagers, too. Using data of almost...

Lack of Vitamin D Raises Hypertension Risk

(NaturalNews) The trail of vitamin D's health benefits just keeps getting longer and longer. In the past few months alone, numerous studies have been published suggesting vitamin D has protective and beneficial effects against bone disease, heart problems,...

Childhood Constipation: A Bigger Health Problem Than We Think

(NaturalNews) Is your child constipated, or showing signs of constipation? If so, you may want to do something about it, especially in view of the findings of recent research conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The study found that the negative...

Hairspray Exposure in Pregnant Women Increases Risk of Common Birth Defect in Boys

(NaturalNews) In a groundbreaking study, research recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that pregnant women who are exposed to hairspray while at work have more than double the risk of giving birth to a son...

Saturated Fats Also Linked to Small Intestine Cancer

(NaturalNews) Saturated fats, often also referred to as bad fats or unhealthy fats, have unfortunately become a significant part of the average modern day diet. And a study recently published in Cancer Research has added to their long list of negative...

Caring for Spouse Lengthens Life

(NaturalNews) Wise men throughout the ages have taught us the value of giving and sharing. And, on our wedding day, we vow to take care of our spouses "in sickness and in heath, till death do us part". Now, a recent study has given us a piece of empirical...

Chicken-Carrying Trucks Leave Trail of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

(NaturalNews) Chickens which are raised commercially for meat are nowadays fed antibiotics to fend off infections and illnesses. This is a practice which is criticized in many quarters because it can encourage bacteria to mutate and become drug-resistant....

Important Drug Information Often Missing from Wikipedia

(NaturalNews) Go to Google.com, key in terms such as "aspirin", "panadol", "beta blockers", "warfarin" or "statin", and a Wikipedia page will be somewhere near the top of the first page of search results. With many people searching online for health-related...

Children and Teenagers Found to Have Arteries of Middle Aged Adults

(NaturalNews) Many people have the idea that they can enjoy life in their younger years, eat and drink whatever they want, do whatever they like, and not have to worry about diseases or illnesses until they are much older. Well, the evidence is building...

Dietary Fiber and Whole Grains Lower Risk of Small Intestine Cancer

(NaturalNews) The link between the consumption of more dietary fiber and whole grains and a lower incidence of colorectal cancer has been well established through a number of epidemiological studies. Evidence regarding the relationship between such eating...

Overweight Prostate Cancer Sufferers More Likely to Die of the Disease

(NaturalNews) A study published in November's The Lancet Oncology has revealed that overweight and obese men who were later diagnosed with prostate cancer are a lot more likely to die from the disease as compared to men with healthy weight. In addition,...

Four Studies: Increased Cancer Risk in Immunity-Suppressed Organ Transplant Recipients

(NaturalNews) Organ transplants give many people a new shot at life, a second chance which they might not have had if not for this medical procedure. Life, though, is never quite the same again, and organ recipients have to take immunosuppressant drugs...

Lack of Sleep Greatly Increases Breast Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) A study on almost 24,000 Japanese women recently published in the British Journal of Cancer has found that lack of sleep can greatly increase the risk of breast cancer, with women who slept 6 hours or less every night having a significantly...

Two Good Reasons to Reconsider Scans, such as CT and MRI

(NaturalNews) When was the last time you had a CT scan or an MRI scan, and how often do you have them? Do you even know what the letters "CT" and "MRI" stand for? A recent study conducted by a team from the University of California-San Francisco has...

Exercise Shown to Benefit Even Heart Failure Patients

(NaturalNews) Heart failure patients were once advised not to exercise, in view of the potential risk that their weakened hearts would not be able to withstand the exertions of physical activity. But someone also once said, "if you rest, you rust". And...

Green Tea Benefits Type 1 Diabetes and Sjogren’s Syndrome

(NaturalNews) With its wide-ranging and well-known array of health benefits, green tea is becoming ever more popular as a daily beverage. And a recent study carried out on mice at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta has found that a compound present...

Negative Reactions to Antibiotics

(NaturalNews) Every year, in the United States, there are more than 140,000 incidences of bad reactions to antibiotics which result in visits to the Emergency Department (ED), a study carried out by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Details...

Study Shows Better Osteoporosis Management can Reduce Hip Fractures

(NaturalNews) According to Richard M. Dell, an orthopedic surgeon at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, the mortality rate arising from fractures related to osteoporosis is higher than the mortality rates for breast and cervical cancers...

Two Simple Ways to Avoid Weight Gain

(NaturalNews) Eating too much means excessive caloric intake. Sitting too much, on the other hand, reduces caloric usage. It is thus simple common sense that both of these dietary and lifestyle habits can cause weight gain. However, two recent studies...

Poor Health in US: Reasons and Solutions

(NaturalNews) Despite its progress in so many areas of life, the United States suffers badly from ill health. In an excellent article titled "Thinking Differently About Health Care", John de Graaf, a documentary filmmaker, Executive Director of Take...

Lack of Vitamin D Increases Risk of Death

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, has already been linked to so many vital health functions and benefits. Among others, it boosts immune function, improves absorption of calcium thereby contributing to strong and healthy bones, plays an...

“Elderspeak” Can Negatively Affect Health of Older People

(NaturalNews) It is quite common that many of us speak to older folks in a different manner and with a different tone. "Elderspeak" bears many traits which are similar to "baby talk", and these include simplified grammar and vocabulary, as well as overly...

Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin, has already been shown in studies to be important for a healthy immune system, preventing and even reversing cancer, as well as strong bones; it has also been linked to lower incidences of depression...

Fluoride in Drinking Water may Negatively Affect Health of Fetuses and Infants

(NaturalNews) Did you know that fluoride in our water supplies is the only chemical added for a specific medical purpose, i.e. to prevent tooth decay? All other chemicals are added for treatment purposes, to improve the quality and safety of tap water....

Food Allergies among Children in the US on the Rise

(NaturalNews) Food allergies among children in the United States are on the rise, according to a study led by Amy M. Branum of the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It found that almost 4%,...

Ten Studies Showing the Link Between Sugar and Increased Cancer Risk

(NaturalNews) How many times have you heard it mentioned that sugar causes cancer, that cancer patients should avoid sugar, or that sugar is the favorite food of cancer cells? The truth is, this goes beyond mere hearsay or traditional knowledge; there...

Exercising Just Once a Week Can Raise Life Expectancy of Coronary Heart Disease Patients

(NaturalNews) A piece of good news for those suffering from heart disease was revealed by recent research carried out at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, which found that exercising just once every week...

Three Possible Health Dangers of Long-Term Cell Phone Use

(NaturalNews) More and more people are owning and using cell phones today. On top of that, people are using them from a younger age. While the evidence of any health risks of cell phone use is far from clear-cut, some studies have suggested that it can...

Media Reports on Pharmaceuticals may be Skewed towards Commercial Interests

(NaturalNews) We are continually, from time to time, informed about how some supposedly independent researchers had in fact received undisclosed payouts from pharmaceutical companies. In more disconcerting news about the undesirable influence of pharmaceutical...

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Fails to Bring Desired Benefits

(NaturalNews) When we are told by our medical doctors that we need surgery, many of us would assume that the procedure would fix the health problem which we have - that is only natural. And that is all the more so when a particular surgical procedure...

Frequent Use of Talcum Powder Near Private Parts May Cause Ovarian Cancer

(NaturalNews) According to a latest study conducted at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, women who used talcum powder around their private parts daily have a 40% higher risk of getting ovarian cancer. Even those who only used it once a week experienced...

Air Pollution Has Negative Effects on Heart Health

(NaturalNews) It would be natural to think that microscopic particles in polluted air would do damage to one's lungs, nose and throat. However, recent research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association has reported that such...

Five Ways One Has To Pay the Price for Obesity

(NaturalNews) Obesity causes poorer health, which in turn translates into higher medical and health care costs. For example, the obese are more likely to suffer from ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. On top of that, there...

Effects of Positive Emotional Outlook on Cancer Survival

(NaturalNews) Many of us think that a positive emotional and mental outlook can help to improve one's chances of defeating cancer as well as other dangerous diseases. But is there concrete evidence to support such an assertion? Does a bright outlook...

Importance of Happiness and Optimistic Attitudes in Preventing Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) Want to lower your risk of getting breast cancer? Recent research in Israel published in the British journal BMC Cancer has given us one more thing to take note of. Breast Cancer Statistics According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Study Suggests Vitamin D Improves Survival From Colorectal Cancer

(NaturalNews) A study led by Kimmie Ng, M.D., M.P.H., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has found that colorectal cancer sufferers with high levels of vitamin D had better survival rates during a follow-up period when compared to those with low levels...

Poor Sleep and Lack of Sleep Can Cause Elevated Blood Pressure in Adolescents

(NaturalNews) Think that hypertension is a condition which strikes only adults and those more advanced in their years? Think again. Recent research conducted at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has suggested that lack of sleep...

Pursuing a Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Your Risk of Strokes Drastically

(NaturalNews) From previous studies, it had already been shown that living a healthy lifestyle contributes to lower risks of contracting various serious illnesses, such as coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes. But little had been proven about...

Millions of Working Americans Have Chronic Diseases But Are Uninsured

(NaturalNews) A study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that millions of working-age persons in the United States who suffer from chronic health conditions do not have insurance coverage and have poorer access to medical care...

Golf Your Way to a Longer Life

(NaturalNews) Fancy a swinging lifestyle? A study conducted by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has revealed that the mortality rate of people who played golf was 40% lower than non-golfing counterparts of the same gender, age and socioeconomic status....

Running Towards Health - Study Shows Running Also Benefits Older Persons

(NaturalNews) We have already known for some time that exercise, including running, is good for health. But there have always been fears about what running could do to the bones and joints of older persons. Those doubts may well have been put to bed...
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