Infection news, articles and information:

Vitamin B3 fights superbug infections naturally: Study

6/13/2013 - As researchers continue the hunt for ways to stem the growing threat of the lethal superbug MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), one safe and easy remedy may be going overlooked: Vitamin B3, also known as niacin. S. aureus is a natural part of healthy human skin and nose flora, but...

Hundreds of people infected with H7N9 as virus continues to spread - Is a real flu pandemic on the horizon?

5/28/2013 - The ongoing spread of H7N9 avian flu across Asia could be much more serious than the mainstream media is currently leading on, as some reports now suggest that the actual number of infections and deaths may be at least double what is being reported. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong (UHK)...

Johnson and Johnson's new diabetes drug causes vaginal yeast infections and other unlabeled health conditions

4/25/2013 - The FDA has recently approved Johnson and Johnson's new type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. This drug, although deemed safe by the government, has been found to cause debilitating side effects including Candida yeast infections and a host of unlabeled risks. An advisory panel of 15 approves drugs for...

Clostridium difficile antibiotic-resistant infections rapidly spreading in hospitals worldwide

4/8/2013 - Two closely related strains of clostridium difficile, better known as C. diff, have become resistant to antibiotics, allowing them to spread rapidly to hospitals around the world, according to a new study. The researchers have also managed to show how the bacterium traveled from place to place, country...

CDC data reveals one-third of Americans now have an STD; nation producing venereal disease faster than college graduates

4/5/2013 - New data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds fresh light on the exponential rate at which America is now plunging towards complete moral bankruptcy. Compared to the number of new college graduates being produced every year, the overall number of new sexually-transmitted...

Pediatricians scolded for over-prescribing antibiotics for children's ear infections

3/11/2013 - With antibiotic resistance on the rise, many in the medical community are finally coming to grips with the fact that something needs to change, and soon, if we are to avoid a complete public health apocalypse. And to help move this change along, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new...

Zinc helps fight infection and inflammation by boosting the body's immune response

3/1/2013 - Infection from bacterial and viral agents can pose a significant threat to human health, as it fuels the flames of systemic inflammation known to contribute to cancer, heart disease, dementia, diabetes and stroke. Many lifestyle factors, including diet, stress and exposure to environmental and household...

Increasingly rare gut infection reduces risk of stroke, lung cancer

2/27/2013 - A gut infection that is increasingly rare in wealthier countries actually reduces the risk of strokes and some cancers, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York University (NYU) and published in the journal Gut. "The significance of this study is that this is a prospective cohort...

Dogs that accurately sniff out superbug infections? The role of animals in hospital infections

12/26/2012 - In this high-tech world, sometimes it's better to rely on a low-tech solution or, in this case, no tech. A new study to be published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal found that dogs can be used to sniff out Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, the element that is responsible for...

Five amazing ways probiotics can protect you this flu season

12/22/2012 - Right on time; flu season is once again upon us, and no doubt you're already getting bombarded with calls to get your "flu shot" so you can be "protected" from this year's strain of influenza. Well, you can do that if you choose, or you can take a more proactive approach to warding off the bugs and...

Cedars-Sinai surgeon infects five surgery patients with infected hands

12/20/2012 - At least five patients undergoing heart valve replacement surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit hospital in Los Angeles, California, got more than they bargained for recently when a heart surgeon infected them with a potentially deadly human skin bacteria. According to reports, the unidentified...

Understand how to manage the most common respiratory infection - the cold, naturally!

11/28/2012 - The common cold is known as one of the most prevalent infections worldwide. It is estimated that the average person contracts two to four colds per year. It has people running to drug stores and reaching for pharmaceuticals, causing further imbalance in the body, not to mention wasting money and resources....

Eliminate bladder infections without antibiotics

11/28/2012 - Contrary to conventional medical wisdom, antibiotics are not the first treatment of choice for urinary tract infections. Antibiotics should only be used as a last resort in treating bodily inflammation and infection. Antibiotics have been overused during the last fifty years and this has diminished...

Infection from contaminated hospital ultrasound gels pose a huge risk

11/26/2012 - Most of us are familiar with ultrasound applications for imaging internal body events, especially with pregnancy. It offers what most consider a safe visual entry into the womb, though some disagree. Unlike still images from radiation emitting used x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, ultrasound imaging,...

My doctor told me to eat fecal matter, and it cured me of a C. diff infection!

10/27/2012 - No, you did not read the headline wrong. And yes, as gross as it sounds, the headline is accurate. Using human fecal matter to treat deadly and contagious C. diff infectionS is safe and highly effective. So-called "fecal transplants," as they are known, are made from healthy people to those who...

Sovereign Silver (colloidal silver) is the ultimate preparedness first aid product; more valuable than antibiotics in a collapse emergency

10/25/2012 - Every prepper knows about the benefits of colloidal silver. Used topically, colloidal silver kills bacteria, protecting wounds from infection. When taken internally, it accomplishes much the same thing, and I've personally seen it rescue someone from severe food poisoning during a hiking expedition...

B vitamins bolster immune response to fight infection and chronic disease

10/17/2012 - A vibrant immune response is important to fight viral infections and the common cold, but is also essential to protect against the development and progression of chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Many of the most advanced natural therapies to fight and treat the...

Treat pain with homeopathy

9/15/2012 - Homeopathy is an often misunderstood but effective type of treatment that is useful for a range of conditions, including asthma, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and fibromylagia. When using homeopathy, people ingest small amounts of substances that help their body learn to heal itself. Homeopathy rarely...

The last antibiotic: Drug companies run out of weapons against the very same superbugs they helped create

8/30/2012 - The age of antibiotics is over. It's history. There are no more patented chemical antibiotics in the pipeline. The drug companies have all but abandoned antibiotics research, leaving humanity to suffer the fate of a wave of drug-resistant bacteria -- superbugs -- that the drug companies actually helped...

Candida overgrowth triggers your child's chronic ear infections

7/21/2012 - Research documented by Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D. at the Wisconsin Institute of Nutrition demonstrates a strong link between Candidiasis (candida overgrowth) and chronic infections in the middle ear, mainly in children. Other studies on candida support this correlation and the deteriorating effects candidiasis...

The new AIDS - stubborn infection, Chagas, spread by insects

6/25/2012 - Chagas, a potentially deadly disease that experts say is spreading like HIV once did in its earliest stages, has been labeled "the new AIDS of America" by a number of tropical disease experts in a recently published editorial. The authors, writing in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected...

MRSA variant resistant to last line of antibiotic defense

6/4/2012 - MRSA strain CC5 has emerged as one of the first bacteria to be resistant to all antibiotics, meaning that this hospital acquired infection is now potentially the most dangerous threat to hospital patients. In the findings of a new study, published by the American Society for Microbiology, it was...

One in six cancers is caused by treatable infections

5/31/2012 - Infections cause approximately 2 million cases of cancer per year and are responsible for about 1.5 million of the 7.5 million cancer deaths worldwide, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Oncology. "Infections with certain viruses, bacteria, and parasites are one of the biggest and...

We knew this day would come - Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to last-line antibiotics for infections

5/31/2012 - As more and more bacteria and organisms in the world become resistant to the things that used to kill them, which in turn has kept humanity relatively safe and healthy, there is new evidence that a deadly strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is now becoming resistant to last-ditch...

Ancient curry spice boosts innate immune response to fight infection and chronic disease

5/31/2012 - The ancient curry spice known as turmeric and its bioactive component, curcumin have been revered in the world of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 2500 years. The flavorful, orange-yellow spice has been theorized to help prevent digestive cancers and improve measures of cognition and brain health as...

Unsafe Immunization Practices: Creating a Silent Epidemic in Developing Countries?

5/21/2012 - According to the World Health Organization, immunization providers are responsible for 1.3 million early deaths each year in emerging countries, due to using needles and syringes multiple times without sterilizing them. But, it doesn't stop there. Approximately 21.7 million people every year who line...

Baking soda, cancer and fungus

5/16/2012 - (NaturalNews)The cancer industry is closing in on baking soda and beginning to do research in earnest about sodium bicarbonate and how it is a primary tool in the treatment of fungus. Cancer is a fungus, can be caused by a fungus, or is accompanied by late-stage fungal infections, and now the Mayo Clinic...

Use these natural remedies to fight and overcome superbugs

5/6/2012 - Nearly half of the meat sold in the United States has been found to contain methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA), a strain that causes a staph infection but is resistant to antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic resistance caused by overusing antibiotics in people and animals creates superbugs,...

Use herbs to kill the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections

4/17/2012 3:39:49 PM - A urinary tract infection is almost exclusively caused by bacteria that travel to the bladder through the urethra, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The bacteria clings to the urethra's opening and multiplies. Sometimes, bacteria travels to the kidneys, but this is rare. The most...

Three ways to prevent urinary tract infections in women (and stop the recurrence before it starts)

2/29/2012 - More than 50 percent of women experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetimes, and despite the drugs doled out by Big Pharma, as many as 50 percent of those women experience a recurrence within one year, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The cause of urinary...

Women can smell STD infection in men, reveals new science

2/13/2012 - Men carrying certain sexually transmitted infections may actually smell worse to women than men without such infections, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia and published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. "Our research...

How to treat mastitis naturally

1/28/2012 - Breastfeeding is a special bonding experience for mother and child. Scientists at Warwick University studying the psychological effects of breastfeeding have affirmed that an infant's suckling motion on the nipple releases mass doses of oxytocin, the hormone responsible for feelings of love, in the...

Avoid antibiotics - There are alternatives

1/23/2012 12:22:29 PM - There are situations when antibiotics are necessary and sometimes life-saving. Severe infections of the nervous system, kidneys, blood, and lungs require antibiotics. But common respiratory and ear infections, for example, do not need antibiotics. Most of these are caused by viruses anyway, so antibiotics...

Study pushes dangerous drug as urinary infection cure, but cranberries work better

7/26/2011 - A just published study emphasizes that the super strong Big Pharma antibiotic combo trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (dubbed TMP-SMX, for short, and marketed as Bactrim, Bethaprim, Cotrim and Septra) appears to be more effective for repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs) than the time proven natural...

The misdiagnosed health problem - Candida Infection is overlooked

7/21/2011 - It's an unfortunate truth that millions of people across the world suffer from seemingly unexplainable and unpleasant symptoms like chronic tiredness, recurring yeast infections and digestive issues. Candida infection might not even enter their thoughts. Fatigue, headaches, rashes, bloating and yeast...

Antimicrobial copper kills 97 percent of deadly bacteria, reduces infection rate by 40 percent

7/15/2011 - A new study presented at the World Health Organization's (WHO) 1st International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, has revealed that the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospitals helps reduce the rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by 40 percent....

Use natural remedies to treat a urinary tract infection

5/24/2011 - Home treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI) is often enough to resolve the problem if the right methods are used consistently. In fact, using natural methods to treat a urinary tract infection at the first sign of symptoms may help prevent a more serious infection from setting in. Symptoms...

Vitamin D intake in pregnancy prevents RSV infections in infants

5/23/2011 - The Journal of Pediatrics published a study that found infants, who are deficient in vitamin D at birth, have a six times higher risk of developing RSV during their first year of life. Nearly 100,000 children under the age of one are hospitalized every single year due to RSV infections. Pregnant mothers...

Part III, Be Aware of the Very Real Dangers of Quinolone Antibiotics: Chronic Intestinal Damage

5/10/2011 - Part 1 and 2 of this series on the dangers of the Quinolone and Fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics discussed their ability to cause tendon rupture and whole body toxicity symptoms similar to Fibromyalgia. This installment discusses the very real and devastating possibility of chronic long-term intestinal...

Gardasil and Cervarix: Are strains targeted by the vaccines replaced by other HPV viruses?

3/31/2011 - Immunologist Charlotte Haug, MD PhD, MSc and Editor-in-Chief, Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening (The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association) raises an interesting question that has yet to be considered by the FDA, CDC or the medical community. What happens if other strains of HPV replace...

Prevent yeast infection naturally with Candida fighting foods

2/27/2011 - Three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Symptoms like recurring vaginal infections and digestive disorders are now more common than ever before. In this article you will find a list of four healthy foods that hold the potential to prevent or even reverse...

Gardasil vaccination: Evaluating the risks versus benefits

2/23/2011 - All drugs are associated with some risks of adverse reactions and vaccines are no exception. In weighing risks versus benefits, one has to keep in mind that vaccines represent a special category of drugs since they are generally given to healthy individuals. If there are uncertain benefits from a vaccine,...

Exclusive breastfeeding protects against infections

1/29/2011 - Once more we discover the incredible value of breastfeeding for the health of infants. In a study published in the Archives of Disease of Childhood, researchers found that exclusive breastfeeding for six months resulted in less infections of many types compared to babies who did not breastfeed or babies...

Antibiotics are not needed for ear infections in children

12/15/2010 - Ear infections represent the most common reason for antibiotic prescriptions in children, even though the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that most children with acute ear infections be observed for a period of 48 to 72 hours without antibiotics (AAP Subcommittee, 2004). They reached this...

Candida Overgrowth may be affecting your health

11/29/2010 - Do you experience symptoms like chronic fatigue, digestive problems, or vaginal infections with no real explanation? You're not alone. Estimates now suggest that up to 25% of Americans may suffer from yeast related problems - both men and women. Candida overgrowth - also known as yeast infection...

Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder caused by virus? Get ready for honeybee vaccines

10/8/2010 - A group of biologists claims they've found the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder -- the devastating but mysterious phenomenon of rapidly disappearing honeybees. According to their research, published in PLoS One, the population collapse is caused by the combination of a virus and a fungus (Iridovirus...

Quickly Relieve and Eliminate Painful Urinary Tract Infections

9/28/2010 - Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are aggravating and often painful bacterial infections of any part of the urinary tract which affect mostly women, especially younger sexually active women. Usually UTIs are caused by the E. Coli bacteria. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies which can help quickly...

Babies given pneumococcal vaccination risk infection with serious drug resistant respiratory disease

9/23/2010 - We've all heard the arguments, supposed solid evidence and near hysteria about the importance of vaccinating children to protect them from diseases. Unfortunately, not only are there sometimes serious side effects associated with many vaccinations (http://www.naturalnews.com/vaccines.html) but now it...

Johns Hopkins researcher speaks out: arrogance of doctors is killing tens of thousands of patients

8/3/2010 - Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Although he works right in the heart of mainstream academic and clinical medicine, Dr. Pronovost is taking an unusual and even heroic step and speaking out about...

Flu Vaccines, pharma fraud, quack science, the CDC and WHO -- all exposed by Richard Gale and Gary Null

7/2/2010 - A remarkable article was published today by authors Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null of the Progressive Radio Network (http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com). It may be the most shocking (and important) public health article published in the last two years. If you read just one health article this entire...

Bronchiectasis: Relief can be Found in Nature

3/31/2010 - Bronchiectasis is a rare condition where the airways leading to the lungs become damaged. The result of bronchiectasis is enlargement of the bronchial tubes, loss of elasticity, scarring, and destruction of cilia instrumental in protecting the lungs from dust, bacteria, and excess mucus. With these...

Hospital superbugs kill 48,000 patients a year

3/25/2010 - A new study just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that an alarming number of Americans are dying in the hospital from two infectious diseases: sepsis (also known as systemic inflammatory response syndrome, it causes widespread inflammation and blood clotting and can lead to organ...

Turmeric Treats Candida Infection and Colorectal Cancers

1/28/2010 - Candida infection is caused by a yeast overgrowth in the intestines. It can cause gas, bloating, indigestion and even chronic disease. Known by its Latin name, curcumin, turmeric shows promise as an antifungal for Candida as well as many other fungal infections. According to the Journal of Antimicrobial...

Drug resistant staph infections on the rise in U.S. hospitals

12/10/2009 - (Natural News) The CDC has declared staphylococcus aureus infections are increasing to the point that 20,000 people a year die from staph infections, usually when the bacteria infiltrate the bloodstream or lungs. Many survive staph infections in wounds when they are simply skin deep and cause irritations....

Natural Help for Sinus Infections

11/25/2009 - As fall allergy season heads into winter cold season, many of us are prone to suffer from sinus infections. Symptoms of sinus infections, or sinusitis, are similar to a common cold, but last longer. If symptoms last longer than two weeks, you probably have sinusitis. Sinus infections can last from three...

Uva Ursi herb reverses urinary tract infections

11/20/2009 - Urinary tract infections are usually easily treated with a powerful herb known as Uva Ursi (bearberry). (For reference, in Spanish the word "Uva" means a grape / berry, and in Latin, "Ursa" means a bear.) Here, we bring you an amazing collection of supporting information about uva ursi from health...

The AIDS myth exposed: Why experts are challenging conventional AIDS mythology

10/29/2009 - Conventional medicine's explanations of HIV and AIDS are a medical myth at best; and outright quackery at worst. There is no such thing as a virus that "causes" AIDS, since the very definition of AIDS is widely disputed by scientists around the world. (And patients are often diagnosed with AIDS who...

Using probiotics to prevent or eliminate Candida

10/28/2009 - Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they're also very effective at preventing candida albicans (as you'll see below). Here you'll find a healthy collection of explanations, supporting quotes and testimonials about the use of probiotics...

Homeopathic Remedies Cure Chronic Infections

10/28/2009 - Homeopathic remedies are made with natural substances from plants, minerals and animals and are used to treat a wide range of health problems, diseases and chronic conditions. Unlike most western doctors, homeopaths treat their patients based on more than just their symptoms. They examine the emotional,...

Astragalus "super herb" protects, supports immune system function

10/12/2009 - Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for literally thousands of years. Today, in the western world, it's being rediscovered as a powerful adaptogenic herb with a remarkable ability to balance and boost immune function. With more and more people concerned about immune function...

Healthy People Taking Antibiotics May Spread Superbug Infection

9/3/2009 - Clostridium difficile, usually known as simply C. difficile, is a bacterium that spreads by bacterial spores. And a new study raises the disturbing possibility that antibiotics taken by people who aren't even ill from these bacteria can spur the germ into becoming a kind of bacterial spore spewing mega...

Not an Intestinal Candida Infection: Call it Gut Fermentation Syndrome

8/17/2009 - Across the Internet and in many books and magazines there are claims that people with symptoms of fatigue, chemical sensitivities, brain fog and other vague symptoms have an 'Intestinal Candida Infection' or an 'Intestinal Yeast Infection' . Despite these claims, most doctors patently reject the theory...

How a Simple Sugar can Stop a Urinary Tract Infection Dead in its Tracks

8/2/2009 - Urinary tract infections are not only painful, but with a trip to the doctor's office and a regimen of antibiotics (the usual treatment), it ends up being expensive and inconvenient as well. But it doesn't have to be that way. Taken at the first signs of a urinary tract infection, a specific type of...

Hospital-Acquired Superbug Infections Soar in Newborn Babies

7/9/2009 - 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 and protecting the youngest and most fragile of babies, are actually...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Fertilizer Could Breed More Super Bugs

7/9/2009 - Waste-water treatment by-products, also known as sewage sludge, are frequently used as fertilizer. And that means whatever this stew of sewage leftovers contains, including substances hazardous to human and animal health, could potentially get into the food supply. According to research just published...

Low Vitamin D Linked to Dangerous Vaginal Infection in Pregnancy

5/30/2009 - 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 (BV). What's more, the University of Pittsburgh research could...

Glutamine May Treat Ulcers, Prevent Stomach Cancer

5/24/2009 - 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 infection which is associated not only with ulcers but with stomach...

Clinics and Doctors' Offices Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Superbugs)

5/20/2009 - Think you're only in danger from antibiotic-resistant infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus if you are in a hospital? Think again. The potential for picking up one of these infections in other...

Cell Phones Spreading Superbugs in Hospitals

5/14/2009 - The cellular phones that hospital doctors and nurses bring to work are widely contaminated with dangerous pathogens, even when the health workers wash their hands regularly, a new study has found. "Our results suggest cross-contamination of bacteria between the hands of health care workers and their...

Timeline: World History of Viral Pandemics: 412BC to 2009

5/1/2009 - When observing the swine flu outbreak happening today, it's helpful to have some historical context. Viral pandemics are not unusual, and talking about one isn't "alarmist." Pandemics are a regular feature of life on earth, and they occur with surprising regularity throughout world history. Wherever...

Florida Hospital Caught in Swine Flu Cover-Up?

4/28/2009 - A case of swine flu was diagnosed today in at Florida Hospital and disclosed in an email authored by its chief medical officer, but the infection was immediately denied by Florida Hospital and Orange County health officials, who claimed in a press conference, "There have been no confirmed cases of swine...

Hospitals Are Breeding Grounds for Superbugs

3/23/2009 - Do you know what the two most dangerous objects in a hospital are? A doctor's necktie and a doctor's cell phone! It's true: Neckties and cell phones harbor superbugs such as MRSA. This has been proven time and time again by numerous studies you can find written up in the popular press (http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/03/06/are-hospital-mobile-phones-dialing-up-superbugs.html). On...

Stethoscopes Infected with Deadly Bacteria

3/18/2009 - 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 on the rise over the last decade, occurring primarily in hospitals,...

Use Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

3/6/2009 - Every parent knows how much misery an ear infection can cause for their baby. The pain, irritability, and sleepless nights take a toll on the whole family. As more and more parents are learning, the majority of ear infections are caused by a virus which means they will not respond to antibiotics. In...

The Tragic Truth behind the Gardasil Nightmare

2/13/2009 - Why have the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries chosen to experiment with the first ever, large scale application of a new, unproven, genetically modified, inter-species gene mixing vaccine technology on the female youth of an entire generation? Under the ruse of attempting to eradicate...

The Flawed Theory Behind Vaccinations, and Why MMR Jabs Endanger Your Child's Health

2/11/2009 - Conventional medical doctors around the world (and the drug companies that support them) want all children to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, HPV, chicken pox and literally over a hundred other diseases. Bill Gates even supports the effort to "eradicate" disease from our planet by vaccinating...

Cholesterol's Good Side: Cholesterol may Guard Against Infection and Strengthen Immunity

1/27/2009 - Cholesterol is labeled as one of the top health villains in society today, but some researchers say it isn't the harmful substance that agencies claim. In fact, there is evidence that points to cholesterol having a positive effect on the body. One benefit that may be related to higher cholesterol is...

Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections and Candida

9/16/2008 - Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of yeast which can affect the skin (yeast rash), mouth (thrush), digestive tract, esophagus, vagina (vaginitis), and other parts of the body. Yeast infections occur most frequently in moist areas of the body. Although Candida albicans and other Candida yeasts...

Natural Remedies for Treating Parasites

9/15/2008 - According to the World Health Organization, 3.5 billion people suffer from some type of parasitic infection. Not all of these people live in third world countries; many in the developed world have any number of parasitic infections, some of which are so highly contagious that extremely casual contact...

Eighty Percent of Facelift Surgery Infections are MRSA "Superbugs"

9/1/2008 - Eighty percent of all surgical-site infections that occur after face lifts are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the Lennox Hill-Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. MRSA,...

Homeopathic Alternatives to Antibiotics

7/9/2008 - Homeopathic medicine actually gained its greatest popularity primarily due to its impressive successes in the treatment of infectious diseases in the 19th century. The death rates in American and European homeopathic hospitals from cholera, scarlet fever, typhoid, and yellow fever were typically two...

What You Can Do About Diabetes-Related Fungal Infections

6/18/2008 - Diabetes mellitus is a metabolism-related disorder that results in elevated levels of blood sugar. There are three main types of diabetes -- Type I, Type II and gestational. Diabetes is caused by the decreased production of insulin by the pancreas or inadequate use of produced insulin. The risk factors...

Life-threatening Pneumonia Caused by Pneumonia Vaccine

5/14/2008 - Prevnar, an anti-pneumonia vaccination given in the United Kingdom, likely causes a significantly worse form of pneumonia to develop. This life-threatening lung disease, called Serotype 1, has become ten times more prevalent in ten years. Serotype 1 pneumonia causes the pleura, the lining of the...

MRSA Superbug Invades Public Schools as Conventional Medicine Ignores Natural Cures

5/2/2008 - Schools in at least eight states have reported confirmed cases of students being infected with the "superbug" known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) following the death of a 17-year old Virginia student late last year, and the deaths of a New Hampshire preschooler and an 11-year-old...

How to Beat and Prevent the Avian Flu and Other Influenzas

4/23/2008 - Are you worried about the possible outbreak of the Avian Flu among humans? Perhaps you should be! I hope that all of the publicity about the Bird Flu proves to be a false alarm, as well as the theories that it may be a deliberately engineered flu, but I have to tell you that from what I have learned...

For Healthy Nails - Nail Fungus Once and for All

4/9/2008 - We may not be back in bathing suit season quite yet, but it's the perfect time to address that embarrassing little problem that you've been putting off. Millions of Americans are plagued with fungal infections in their nails, very few are talking about it and even fewer still have been able to treat...

British Doctors Continue Useless Prescribing of Antibiotics

4/7/2008 - In spite of a government effort to reduce the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics, general practitioners in the United Kingdom are still giving out the drugs in cases where they are neither necessary nor helpful, according to a study conducted by researchers at the UCL Center for Infectious Disease...

Natural Approaches for the Prevention of Oral Cancer and Periodontal Disease

4/3/2008 - This article is a chapter excerpt from the new book Winning The War On Cancer by Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD. It offers some very clear and personal experiences we can have with many of the basic substances in the IMVA cancer protocol. Meaning salt water, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine...

The End of Antibiotics

3/26/2008 - Eventually antibiotics are going to be seen as one of the worst things to ever come out of pharmaceutical science because in the end, they have made us only weaker in the face of ever increasingly strong super bugs that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors have at their disposal. When we look...

The Secret to Healing Miracles: How to Make Herbs Work Every Time

3/14/2008 - It is certainly no secret that herbs get a bad rap sometimes because someone reports that they "don't seem to work." Just the other day I was speaking to a chiropractic friend of mine and he was discussing the way Echinacea was used in a case he knew of and that person got no results. I told him that...

The End of Antibiotics and the Rise of Iodine as an Effective Alternative

3/10/2008 - Eventually antibiotics are going to be seen as one of the worst things to ever come out of pharmaceutical science because in the end, they have made us only weaker in the face of ever increasingly strong super bugs that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors have at their disposal. When we look...

Engineering Warfare: A Close Look at Biological and Chemical Warfare

2/20/2008 - In this article, we will take a closer look at biological and chemical warfare from a global perspective as well as the use of pesticides and insecticides and how they helped pioneer these deadly toxins used in modern warfare and bio-terrorism as we know it today. I want to discuss the different types...

U.S. Hospitals Plagued by Ten Times More MRSA Superbug Infections than Previously Thought

1/15/2008 - Nearly five percent of patients in U.S. hospitals may have acquired a particular antibiotic resistant staph infection, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Researchers surveyed a total of 1,200 hospitals and...

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...

Use of Gastric Acid-Suppressive Agents Linked With Diarrhea Infection (press release)

9/13/2006 - Use of gastric acid-suppressive therapy, particularly proton pump inhibitors, is associated with an increased risk for an infection that is a significant cause of diarrhea, according to a study in the December 21 issue of JAMA. Clostridium difficile infection, an important cause of nosocomial (taking...

Gut Protein Found to Protect Against Infection, Intestinal Breakdown (press release)

8/18/2006 - A protein that binds to bile in the small intestine may hold the key to preventing infection and intestinal breakdown in people with conditions such as obstructive jaundice or irritable bowel syndrome, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered. “What we’ve identified is one of...

Body Has Antibiotic to Fight Urinary Tract Infection (press release)

7/14/2006 - Swedish researchers have discovered that the body produces its own internal antibiotic to help defend itself against urinary tract infections. Although it was once thought that urine passing through the urinary tract prevented bacteria from accumulating in its membranes, researchers at the Department...

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use High and Varied in Treating Middle Ear Infection in Israeli Children (press release)

7/7/2006 - Israeli researchers have found that slightly more than half of children admitted to a major treatment facility for acute otitis media have received alternative and complementary therapy. The most common therapy received was various immune boosting national preparations containing Echinacea Purpurea,...

Bird flu timeline: A history of influenza from 412 BC – AD 2006

2/6/2006 - 412 BC – Major epidemic of a disease (which, although not called influenza, probably was influenza) recorded by Hippocrates. 1357 AD – The term, “influenza,” from the Italian word meaning "influence," was coined. Popular belief at that time blamed the development of flu on the influence of the stars....

The common cold is no match for natural healing therapies: minerals, herbs and foods stave off colds and flus

10/24/2005 - It happens to everyone, sometimes multiple times a year. That's why it's called the common cold, right? But while we're all familiar with the common cold, we may only know of one or two ways to fight it, which usually involve some sort of over-the-counter medication, or the folk remedy, a bowl of chicken...

Antibacterial silver products finally begin to emerge after years of FDA oppression

8/7/2005 - Right now I'm holding an off-the-shelf medical product that would not have existed five years ago. What is it? It's the Curad Silver natural antibacterial bandages. Yes, I have a box of 30 bandages that have the word "silver" prominently mentioned on the front cover. Now, it is actually good science...

Colloidal silver gaining ground as a proven, effective antibiotic remedy

7/26/2005 - Colloidal silver, a liquid suspension of the metal silver, is currently a hot topic in the world of medicine. While alternative medicine praises its use as an antibiotic, mainstream medicine considers it somewhat of a poison. But colloidal silver is neither a poison nor a panacea: It is a safe and proven...

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