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|3/5/2013 - What does vibrant health actually look like, and how can an individual accurately assess his own quality of life? These are some of the questions that an increasing number of Americans are now asking as they witness a cascade of ill health sweep the nation in the form of allergies, autoimmune disease,...|
|2/2/2012 - Under the guise of helping people remember to take their medications as prescribed, a new microchip product called Helius, or the Raisin Personal Monitor, will be attached to pills in the UK by the end of 2012. The product is designed by Proteus Biomedical in California. Presumably, the powers that...|
|1/30/2012 - Aluminum Lake food coloring, used to heavily coat liquid medicines for children, contains dangerous amounts of aluminum and harmful synthetic petrochemicals. These "petrochemicals" are carcinogens containing petroleum, antifreeze and ammonia, which cause a long list of adverse reactions. Aluminum poisoning...|
|1/9/2012 - Depression lowers the spirits and drowns the eyes in sorrow, though tears aren't the only reason why depressed people sometimes can't see straight. Depression also caves in the chest, slumps the shoulders, and inhibits full breathing, usually forcing unhappy people to try to catch their breath by frequent...|
|11/9/2011 - Homeopathic medicine is at present one of the leading alternative therapies practiced by physicians in Europe (particularly France, Germany, UK, and Italy) and Asia (especially on the Indian subcontinent)(EU Commission, 1997; Prasad, 2007). Since homeopathy's development as a medical specialty in the...|
|8/23/2011 - The depth and breadth of contributions to conventional medicine and science is often ignored and simply suppressed. And yet, history reveals that it was a homeopath by the name of Emil Grubbe, MD (1875-1960) who was the first person to use radiation to treat a person with cancer (Dearborn, 2005).
|2/16/2011 - Fibromyalgia is a chronic ailment without a known cause and without a safe, effective conventional medical treatment. However, the three to six million Americans who suffer with fibromyalgia will be pleased to know that several studies published in leading medical journals have found outstanding results...|
|2/7/2011 - The number of infants and toddlers sent to emergency rooms (ERs) by cold and cough drugs fell dramatically after manufacturers stopped marketing those products to children under the age of two, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published...|
|2/4/2011 - Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, has surprised the scientific community with his strong support for homeopathic medicine.
In a remarkable interview published in Science magazine of December 24, 2010, (1) Professor Luc Montagnier,...|
|1/29/2011 - Enhance your family's heath in winter by using natural antibiotics, immune boosters and medicines. Common illnesses such as colds, flu and throat infections can be prevented and/or cured by the use of simple, natural antibiotics and medicines. Used on a regular basis, these natural immune boosters will...|
|12/2/2010 - Parents who give their children over-the-counter medicines need to be highly cautious when doing so, say researchers from the New York University School of Medicine. Many children's cough and cold medications, as well as analgesic and gastrointestinal medicines, are often inconsistently labeled and...|
|11/23/2010 - Since 2007 when drug manufacturers agreed to withdraw from the market over-the-counter cough and cold medicine products sold for children under two, emergency rooms have seen 50 percent less visits from injured or killed babies and toddlers. But these medicines are still being sold for older children,...|
|9/2/2010 - Some popular cough medicines and pain relievers could become available by prescription only if an independent panel determines that such action should be taken. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a report about the dangers of dextromethorphan, a popular drug ingredient in many...|
|8/10/2010 - A lot of people today are confused about what homeopathy is (and isn`t). This situation is not helped by the skeptics of homeopathy who go to incredible extents to exaggerate and misconstrue what homeopathic medicine is. It is more than a tad ironic that these "skeptics" hold themselves out as "defenders...|
|5/6/2010 - The other day I wrote a story about the massive recall by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, of its infants' and children's line of Tylenol products. An FDA inspection report found these drugs to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria (they did not disclose the actual type)...|
|10/10/2009 - Health and medical journalists are not presently providing the public with what might be the most important health advice that they should be given during the flu season: people with the flu should avoid taking fever-reducing drugs, such as aspirin or acetaminophen (aka Tylenol), except in rare situations.
|5/15/2009 - The United Kingdom's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued new guidelines advising parents not to prescribe over-the-counter cold and cough medicines to children under the age of six, and placing stricter restrictions on their sale.
"Coughs and colds can be distressing...|
|4/15/2009 - Natasha Richardson recently passed away as a result of a seemingly mild traumatic head injury, and the world mourns. Now, every mother and father and concerned friend will worry when anyone near and dear to them suffers from any head injury. The good news is that research has confirmed that homeopathic...|
|3/26/2009 - Millions of people suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders and they often try a host of over-the-counter and prescription drugs to find relief from symptoms ranging from stomach pain to flatulence and heartburn. But what happens when the drugs don't work or they produce worrisome and even...|
|3/21/2009 - Approximately one in five Indian herbal medicines sold over the Internet contains dangerously high levels of arsenic, lead or mercury, according to a study conducted by researchers from Boston University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Traditional Indian herbal medicine,...|
|2/27/2009 - 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 complications and diseases. A study published in the Fetal & Neonatal...|
|11/1/2008 - In this article, I would like to dispel a plethora of myths surrounding homeopathy which have been used to discredit this highly efficacious healing art and science. Homeopaths are given few opportunities in the media to defend their profession, so a lot of misconceptions abound. The medical profession...|
|10/27/2008 - Kids are back in school and flu season is around the corner if not already upon us. Last January the FDA urged parents not to give over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold drugs to kids younger than 2 years of age. A few months prior to this red flag advisory, dozens of infant cough and cold products were...|
|10/16/2008 - In the last few years there have been many articles in the newspapers attacking homeopathy, claiming it contains nothing more than water, ignoring all the positive studies and saying it works through the placebo effect. So I decided to compile a list of facts to counter this criticism and present the...|
|8/28/2008 - With the current call for a ban of all cough medicines for children age 6 and under by an expert panel of the FDA, it's helpful to understand why these cough medicines are being reevaluated and to explore alternative remedies.
The cough medicines are being recalled because they don't work well and...|
|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...|
|4/14/2008 - An FDA advisory panel has recommended a ban on the marketing of cold medication to children younger than 6 years old, following a recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics. There have been no studies conducted to see if the medications are even effective on that age group, and evidence...|
|3/1/2008 - It is a defining characteristic of Western civilization that power-hungry men seek to declare ownership over all things they discover. For most of human history, such ownership efforts were focused on usable land. Owning land that could grow food, after all, was a valuable strategy for staying alive....|
|2/12/2008 - Quinine was first isolated from Peruvian Bark (aka: Chinchona, Quina) in 1820. It took until the early 1900's for it to really become a world-wide popular drug for malaria. It was a wonderful drug for a while. It cured malaria and took the danger out of this disease.
It really only lasted as a wonder...|
|2/4/2008 - Since the FDA has placed a restraint on the freedom of speech for herbalists, it has become illegal to connect an herb with a medical condition (unless the herb is blamed for causing the medical condition). Therefore, the discussion of, say anti-inflammatory herbs, is one that has to be approached carefully.
|12/11/2007 - It's rare for something to come along that impresses me so much as a healing modality that it instantly changes my own life habits. But I've recently been introduced to a plant-based medicinal modality that's so incredibly effective at preventing and reversing disease that I believe it is "the" cure...|
|11/7/2007 - Another example of outright quackery by pharmaceutical companies has finally gathered enough steam to achieve mainstream news coverage: Cold medicines are useless, say pediatricians who petitioned the FDA to ban the marketing of such products to children. Last month, an FDA advisory panel partially...|
|5/29/2007 - History tells us that imperialist nations quite predictably invade weaker nations on a regular basis... especially when those weaker nations happen to be standing on valuable natural resources like oil or uranium. Thanks to this desire for strategic control over territories, the twentieth century was...|
|3/27/2007 - The Commissioner of Health for Baltimore, MD and 15 leading pediatric experts have petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop drug makers from marketing their products to young children. According to this distinguished group, over-the-counter cough and cold remedies are ineffective in...|
|1/31/2007 - Cold remedies that contain the drug phenylpropanolamine (PPA) can increase the risk of having a hemorrhagic stroke, especially among women, according to South Korean researchers.
PPA, formerly used as a nasal decongestant for over-the-counter cough and cold medicines and also used as an appetite...|
|11/17/2006 - The World Health Organization and its international partners are cracking down on bogus medicines with a new initiative, launched at the first meeting of the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskfoce (IMPACT) on Wednesday.
The new strategy -- piloted by WHO and partners such as...|
|8/31/2006 - Traditional herbal medicines may improve symptoms of abdominal pain, disturbed bowel movements, and/or bloating and distension caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This was the conclusion of a systematic review of clinical studies that is published in the latest update of The Cochrane Library....|
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|8/3/2006 - Makers of unapproved prescription cough and cold medicines containing the drug carbinoxamine must stop selling them within 30 to 90 days, U.S. regulators said on Thursday, citing concerns the drug may harm young children.
Twenty-one deaths have been reported among children under age 2 who took carbinoxamine...|
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