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Cancer breakthrough: Probiotics may save patients from deadly chemotherapy; antibiotics may cause chemo to be fatal

8/1/2013 - If you or someone you love is facing the possibility of cancer or chemotherapy, make sure they read this story. Breakthrough new science conducted at the University of Michigan and about to be published in the journal Nature reveals that intestinal health is the key to surviving chemotherapy. The...

Ginseng found to help chemo cancer patients have more energy

7/26/2013 - What chemo- and radiation therapy take out of cancer patients, one simple compound - ginseng - puts back in, according to the results of a new study which extols further benefits of this root. Scientists, who published their findings in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, said they found...

Americans too fat to be airlifted by medical helicopters

7/25/2013 - America is no longer the world's fattest nation - Mexico is - but that isn't saying much, considering obesity rates in the U.S. are only a few percentage points lower. And that's becoming a problem - especially for those who develop a medical condition that requires aeromedical transport. According...

Horror as patient wakes up in NY hospital with doctors trying to harvest her organs for transplant profits

7/11/2013 - I've warned Natural News readers about this several times over the last decade: Do NOT become an organ donor! Although you may wish to help others out of the goodness of your (literal) heart, the sinister truth is that doctors routinely harvest organs from LIVING patients right here in the USA. And...

Generic drug companies granted total immunity against all lawsuits from patients harmed by side effects

7/10/2013 - You may want to think twice before taking any more generic copies of brand-name pharmaceutical drugs, thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively eliminates manufacturer liability in injury cases resulting from negative side effects. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court recently overturned...

Two patients die after being injected with Eli Lilly's schizophrenia drug

6/25/2013 - A popular injection-based drug for schizophrenia is under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the recent deaths of two patients who were given the jab for their mental conditions. Reuters reports that extremely high levels of Eli Lilly and Co.'s Zyprexa Relprevv, a...

U.S. doctors are dumping all health insurance and charging patients LESS

6/20/2013 - In some places across the US, high-cost health insurance coverage is being discarded altogether. The looming Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate seems to be inspiring constructive disobedience. Yes, doctors are now "outsmarting" this government mandated health care system and moving towards...

Under Obamacare, cancer patients could pay thousands of dollars a month out of pocket for treatment

5/23/2013 - The affordable component of the so-called Affordable Care Act may not be all that affordable after all, as many of the most sickly patients covered under the Obama scheme will still likely have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket for their treatments, according to new reports. In California, for...

Army of the 12 monkeys? 40 psychiatric patients escape hospital

5/23/2013 - Africa's only public psychiatric facility resembled a scene out of the movie 12 Monkeys recently when a group of mental patients banded together to overtake the facility's guards and escape. According to reports, 40 male patients voluntarily withdrew, if you will, from the Mathari Mental Hospital in...

Hundreds of patients have wrong body parts removed in UK hospitals

5/15/2013 - Left and right, surgeons in the UK have been carelessly leaving medical instruments inside patient's bodies. In the past four years, there have been 322 reports of misplaced surgical instruments left inside human subjects. One of the most recent reports comes from a former nurse, Mrs. Bowett, who felt...

FDA, FBI raid natural cancer treatment clinic in Tulsa without due cause; force patients to leave without medicine needed for survival

5/7/2013 - A medical clinic in America's heartland that utilizes natural rather than toxic methods to treat cancer patients is under attack by the American police state oligarchy, according to new reports. As publicized by Tulsa, Okla.-based NewsOn6.com, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal...

MS patients increasingly use alternative treatments to improve lives

4/23/2013 - Although they often don't let their mainstream medical doctors know it, large numbers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) use alternative treatments such as dietary supplements, acupuncture and herbal medicine to improve their lives. Thanks to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, for the...

Dose 'em up! British psych journal says mental health patients aren't receiving enough medication yet

4/10/2013 - As if mental health patients are not already taking enough pharmaceuticals, a group of scientists from the U.K. recently published a study chastising the mental health profession for allegedly "under-medicating" those with mental illnesses. According to the outrageous study, which was published in the...

Oral surgeon surrenders license as 420 patients tested for hepatitis and HIV

4/2/2013 - Former patients of W. Scott Harrington, 35-year oral surgeon, are waiting to see if they were exposed to hepatitis B, C and HIV after receiving care at his office. Unsanitary conditions, and a reported hepatitis C case from one of Harrington's patients led to the current screening of some 420 individuals,...

New research: Acupressure and yoga help serious heart problems

3/27/2013 - Have a serious heart rhythm problem and trying alternative and complementary approaches to help? If so, the odds are you might well be told by your mainstream doctor and even family and friends that those therapies are "quackery" and you need to totally rely on Big Pharma drugs or surgery. However,...

Money-hungry cancer centers red-flagged for refusing patients and skewing survival rates

3/27/2013 - Being diagnosed with cancer is perhaps the most emotionally traumatic thing that can happen to someone. What's more, it is a diagnosis that leads to a feeling of desperation as patients search in vain for any and all available treatment options, with many, if not most, even hoping for a miracle. The...

Research backs an unconventional remedy for IBS: Hypnosis

3/17/2013 - New research indicates that hypnosis may be effective at mitigating stubborn cases of "irritable bowel syndrome," a catch-all phrase used to describe moderate to severe abdominal pain that doesn't seem to be caused by something specific. Several studies since the 1980s have linked "gut-directed"...

Long hospital stays cause PTSD

3/15/2013 - A stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) may actually cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal Psychological Medicine. "We usually think of PTSD as something you develop if you go to war, are...

After minor head injury, repeat CT scans do more harm than good

3/6/2013 - Once a computed tomography (CT) scan has shown brain bleeding caused by a minor head injury, further CT scans provide little to no medical benefit, according to a study conducted by researchers from McMaster University and published in the journal Neurosurgery. Nevertheless, such second scans are standard...

IV vitamin C doubles survival time of pancreatic cancer patients in new clinical trial

2/17/2013 - A small Phase I clinical trial in the U.S. has just shown that adding IV (intravenous) vitamin C to a common chemo drug for pancreatic cancer extended patients' average survival time to 12 months, compared to historical survival times of 5.65 months for such patients. More remarkable is that three of...

Magic mushrooms may aid cancer patients, study shows

2/4/2013 - A growing body of research indicates that the active chemical in "magic mushrooms" may help significantly ease the psychological and spiritual distress commonly experienced by cancer patients, according to a book excerpt published in Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological...

REM sleep disorder may lead to untimely death of brain cells, causing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other diseases

2/2/2013 - Although their genetic underpinnings differ, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease are all characterized by the untimely death of brain cells. What triggers cell death in the brain? American neurologists and sleep experts suggest in a recent study that rapid eye movement...

Vicodin leaves trail of dead patients in its wake

2/2/2013 - A federal advisory panel whose purpose it is to guide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in establishing drug labeling and marketing policy has urged the agency to step up its labeling requirements for the popular painkiller Vicodin (hydrocodone) following a trail of dead patients. According...

Obama executive orders vastly empower psychiatry while gutting patient rights

1/17/2013 1:28:19 PM - The history of psychiatry has been one of egregious abuses against its patients. The several-hundred year history of the state mental hospital system is proof of that. Until the states found the giant lockups too expensive and began arbitrarily throwing the inmates out, millions of people were deprived...

Breaking: New York creates psychiatric police state

1/15/2013 - It's a done deal. Governor Cuomo, along with Democrat and Republican legislators, is ramming through a bill to restrict gun ownership, re-classify weapons in order to ban them -- and, in a far-reaching move, create psychiatrists as cops who must report patients to law-enforcement, in order to keep...

Widely used heart drug increases risk of death

12/24/2012 - A widely used heart drug actually increases the risk of death in patients with the very condition it is most commonly used to treat, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and published in the European Heart Journal. Digoxin, extracted from the foxglove plant,...

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...

Hand-held dental x-ray machines linked to cancer risks, emitting 10 times the radiation of normal x-rays

12/12/2012 - Once again, the penny pinching bureaucrats running Great Britain's National Health Service, notable for a euthanasia program that kills 130,000 people a year, may be responsible for creating yet another unhealthy environment for British subjects. In this case, British dentists have been warned against...

Doctors now charging for extra visit when patients ask questions

11/27/2012 - Are you uncertain about your medical condition? Have a few questions for your doctor? Well, if so, you might want to bring extra money with you the next time you go in for a visit. Or better yet, ask your doctor's receptionist before you go in: "Will I be charged for asking questions?" Like airlines...

Asthma inhalers with tracking devices: The future of American Big Brother healthcare

11/13/2012 - Big Brother is finding new and inventive ways to keep track of you these days, thanks to an explosion in technology, and that now includes the healthcare industry, once considered a bastion of privacy. According to Wired magazine, a new "smart" asthma inhaler, which is designed to work in conjunction...

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

11/8/2012 - Cardiology researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute say they've found startling evidence that millions of Americans with coronary artery disease are at increased risk for serious problems like uncontrolled bleeding or developing blood clots. The reason? The drugs they are taking...

Doctors now hitting patients with extra fees if they ask too many questions

11/1/2012 - The next time you visit your primary care physician for a physical, you may want to consider inquiring as to whether or not you will be billed extra for asking too many questions during your checkup. This is what happened recently to Susan Krantz of Minnetonka, Minnesota, who was reportedly charged...

Chemo 'benefits' wildly over-hyped by oncologists; cancer patients actually believe they will be 'cured' by poison

10/31/2012 - Mainstream medical researchers are finally starting to admit that toxic chemotherapy drugs do absolutely nothing to cure cancer, and often cause cancer patients to die much more quickly than they otherwise would apart from getting the so-called "treatment." Dr. Deborah Schrag from the Dana-Farber Cancer...

Bed-ridden hospital patients to be electro-shocked via special pants to prevent bed sores

10/31/2012 - Researchers from the University of Calgary (UoC) in Canada have come up with an unconventional new method of treating bed sores that they say could help save health systems around the world billions of dollars every year. As reported by BBC News, doctors from the school have devised double-padded underpants...

Thousands of U.K. doctors are putting patients on 'death lists' and denying them treatment

10/28/2012 - The face of government-run socialized medicine just keeps getting uglier in Britain, where as many as 3,000 doctors are set to place many thousands more patients on so-called "death registers" where they are ultimately denied treatment - all to save a buck. Or in this case, a pound. Being placed...

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...

Chemotherapy drugs are linked to severe vitamin D deficiency

10/24/2012 - Vitamin D is critically important for cancer patients in surviving their disease longer. Now, researchers have discovered that several chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer may also cause severe vitamin D deficiency in patients. More disturbing is that attempts to give such patients supplemental vitamin...

When a promising cancer treatment was destroyed

10/19/2012 - As stories of innovative cancer treatments have spread over the years, they've been distorted numerous times. We end up with either unalloyed praise or across-the-board denial. "Treatment X was curing people like crazy." "Treatment X cured no one and killed many patients." Sometimes, the truth...

President of Gambia says special herbs cured dozens of patients with HIV, AIDS

10/13/2012 - Representing the seventh round of cases successfully treated since 2007, 68 people were recently discharged from Gambia's Presidential Alternative Medical Treatment Programme (PAMTP) after reportedly being cured of either HIV or AIDS. Reports indicate that the confidential blend of boiled herbs developed...

Should Alzheimer's patients give Ginkgo a try?

10/11/2012 - Ginkgo biloba is an herb that has been used for thousands of years for various treatments. Studies have recently focused on the leaf's memory-enhancing effects for the treatment of Alzheimer's, although there have been conflicting results. The National Institute on Aging estimates that around 5.1...

Doctors now urging patients to remove body parts for cancer prevention

10/8/2012 - Western medicine has finally come around to the idea that prevention really is the best medicine when it comes to avoiding disease and staying healthy. The only problem; however, is that the type of prevention the conventional, corporate-driven healthcare model has adopted involves encouraging patients...

Lack of quality care provided by doctors and nurses may worsen prognosis of patients with serious complications, study shows

10/6/2012 - A recent study headed by Dr. Jeroen Ludikhuize at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam determined that a majority of inner hospital crisis situations could have been avoided with closer attention to obvious patient deterioration. Crisis situations studied were unplanned ICU (intensive care unit)...

Thousands of surgical patients sewn back up with 'retained surgical items' left inside them

10/2/2012 - The incidence of surgeons making the mistake of leaving surgical items in patients' bodies is growing, with thousands of cases a year being reported across the United States, The New York Times has reported. The "retained surgical items," as they are called in the medical world, are items left in...

IV vitamin C achieves clinical success with prostate and breast cancer

9/19/2012 - IV (intravenous) vitamin C therapy has already been clinically proven to markedly improve quality of life for cancer patients, but a new landmark study has shown for the first time it can reduce inflammation and tumor markers in prostate cancer and breast cancer patients. The science behind IV vitamin...

Medical imaging radiation causes DNA damage and cancer; doctors prescribe more!

8/31/2012 - The health risks associated with radiation exposure, whether it comes from cancer treatments or medical imaging scans, are much more significant than most people probably think. The latest published data on radiation exposure suggests that roughly 25,000 Americans develop cancer every year as a result...

Medical patients who follow strict GMO-free diets experience dramatic health recovery

8/14/2012 6:44:49 PM - In their quest to achieve better health, many patients with chronic illness are finding that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are one of the primary culprits responsible for exacerbating and even causing their persistent conditions. And patients who see doctors that understand nutrition are also...

Killing children with X-ray images - Death by procedure

8/6/2012 - Children are more radio-sensitive than adults and children undergoing CT scans have triple the risk of leukemia and brain cancer after two or three CT scans according to a recent article in the Lancet. Doctors think the benefits usually outweigh their risks, but "radiation is known to carry a hard-to-calculate,...

UK patient needlessly dies of dehydration due to neglect as part of 'backdoor euthanasia' program

7/14/2012 - Patients admitted under the care of the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) are at serious risk of falling victim to the nationalized health system's "backdoor euthanasia" program, which is responsible for inducing death in tens of thousands of patients every single year. One young man admitted to...

High spike in suicide rates among psychiatric patients points to pharmaceutical repercussions

7/6/2012 - What is causing a dramatic spike in the number of suicides among psychiatric outpatients in one of Illinois' most prestigious psychiatric programs? That's what researchers would like to find out, though a number of observers think the phenomenon could be related to the medications themselves. Officials...

NHS intentionally kills off at least 130,000 elderly patients every year

6/24/2012 - A controversial end-of-life care program that was allegedly designed to improve "quality of dying" for terminally ill patients in the U.K. is being widely abused as a form of back-door euthanasia, says a prominent doctor and professor. The U.K.'s Daily Mail reports that the program, known as the Liverpool...

Doctors, patients rarely hear about important drug recalls

6/17/2012 - Dozens, if not hundreds, of pharmaceutical drugs are recalled every single year because of contamination or adverse side effects, but many pharmacists and healthcare providers never get the memo. According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug...

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...

Dr. Nick Gonzales and Suzanne Somers get real about nutrition and cancer on the Robert Scott Bell Show

5/15/2012 - Health freedom champions Dr. Nick Gonzales and Suzanne Somers guest star on the Robert Scott Bell Show to talk about what they're doing to spread the truth about serious issues like cancer that the media has been trying to censor and keep from the public. Suzanne Somers is a famous health advocate and...

FDA proposes bypassing doctors, selling prescription drugs over the counter

5/8/2012 - When it comes to freedom of food choice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers Americans to be too stupid to make their own dietary choices. But when pharmaceuticals are involved, the FDA apparently thinks individuals should be able to completely self-medicate themselves without a prescription,...

Connecticut House approves medical marijuana bill

5/3/2012 - With a nearly two-to-one approval ratio, Connecticut House Bill 5389, which would legalize at the state level small amounts of medical marijuana for patients in need, has been passed by the Connecticut State House of Representatives. And if passed by the State Senate, Governor Dannel Malloy has indicated...

Swiss government report declares homeopathy is 'cost effective' in treating patients

4/29/2012 - In a story akin to "the mouse that roared," a major report from the Swiss government has determined that the very small doses commonly used in homeopathic medicine are both effective and cost-effective. Despite the impressive technological prowess of conventional medicine today, the Swiss government...

Medical breakthrough? Inviting patients to be involved in their own care

4/28/2012 - A series of recent articles obtained from medical press releases all hailed a "new" concept just introduced into mainstream medicine: Allowing medical patients and clinical trial subjects to be more involved with their treatments. This is a new concept for the mainstream medical monopoly, but not for...

Study: Following your doctor's orders could endanger your health

4/19/2012 - Just because your doctor might seem to have all the right answers and always pay close attention to your medical testing and diagnostic needs does not necessarily mean that you are in good hands health-wise. A new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine reveals that patients who...

Complex cancer industry trial literature is too confusing for patients to understand

4/7/2012 - Have you ever read something so complex and confusing that it frustrated you to the point of distraction? Well, a new study has found that cancer trial literature causes that kind of frustration - and may be misleading to patients as well. According to Prof. Mary Dixon-Woods, professor of Medical...

Heart defibrillators not as safe as your doctor says they are: Study shows multiple deaths caused by faulty wires

4/5/2012 - Many doctors hail them as miracle devices that can prevent heart patients from dying of cardiac arrest. But heart defibrillators may not be as safe and effective as the medical industry claims they are, as a new study published in the journal Heart Rhythm has found that defects inherent in many of the...

Antidepressant drug sales plummet as patents expire and patients flee to safer alternatives

4/3/2012 - The market for antidepressant drugs is quickly drying up as patents on long-time blockbusters like Lexapro, owned by Forest Laboratories, and Seroquel, owned by AstraZeneca, continue to expire. And because they are unable to develop new multi-billion-dollar blockbuster drugs to take their places, many...

Doctor charged with murder in overdose of multiple patients, prescribed over 27,000 medications in three years

3/21/2012 - A California doctor accused of carelessly dispensing prescription drugs to patients who may not necessarily have needed them is facing murder charges following the deaths of several of these patients. The U.K.'s Daily Mail reports that Dr. Hsiu-Ying Tseng, 42, prescribed more than 27,000 medications...

Doctors at several Canadian hospitals routinely accepted bribes from patients to expedite surgeries in publicly funded health care

3/19/2012 - One of the major pitfalls of government-run universal health care is long waiting lists for patients who require involved procedures, a situation that often devolves into a "black market" of medical care where patients willing and able to fork over large cash sums are able to move to the front of the...

Scientists prove the healing effects of wheat grass juice and wheat grass extract

1/31/2012 - Wheat grass is composed of the young shoots of wheat before stalks form a head with grain. It contains no wheat gluten, and is considered by many natural health professionals to possess healing properties. Wheat grass is, by composition, a superfood. This is due to wheat grass's heavy concentration...

Prescription heart drugs kill dozens of hospital patients in Pakistan

1/30/2012 - Tainted pharmaceuticals from unnamed manufacturers are confirmed to have killed dozens of people, and likely many more, in Pakistan. Reuters reports that thousands of doses of contaminated heart drugs freely distributed by the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, a government-run hospital in Lahore, caused...

Treating multiple sclerosis

1/18/2012 - There are many people, an estimated 350,000 people in the United States that are living with this painful, debilitating, and sometimes fatal disorder of the central nervous system. Western medicine has not come up with good treatment strategies for this disease and the United States government keeps...

Treat cancer with IV vitamin C - Recent clinical success

1/17/2012 - The use of IV (intravenous) vitamin C to treat cancer is growing in popularity around the world as positive research continues to accumulate and build a strong case for its effectiveness. The latest cohort study out of Germany is one more example, showing that IV vitamin C markedly improves the quality...

Homeopathic alternatives to antidepressant drugs

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...

Some conventional doctors now discriminating against patients who choose not to vaccinate their children

11/22/2011 - There are still many individuals in modern society, including doctors, that cling to the notion that if medical authorities say it is good for you, then it must be. And this blind allegiance to Western medicine has created a climate of intolerance towards those that refuse vaccinations, for instance,...

Man pleads guilty to illegally trafficking kidneys from Israel where they were later transplanted into American patients at prestigious US hospitals

11/4/2011 - Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, an Israeli citizen living in Brooklyn, NY, has pleaded guilty to illegally purchasing kidneys from desperate Israelis, and trafficking them back to the US for transplant in patients at prestigious, but unnamed, American hospitals. Rosenbaum has also reportedly pleaded guilty to...

Cancer doctors lack empathy for patients

11/3/2011 - Treating cancer patients, who are suffering excruciating side effects from radiation and chemotherapy, is emotionally draining. But wouldn't you think someone who chose the profession of oncology would know this in advance and would have a lot of compassion for his or her patients? It turns out, that's...

Exposing the fraud and mythology of conventional cancer treatments

10/12/2011 - Treating cancer is BIG business in America -- in fact, it's a $200 billion a year business. Yet 98 percent of conventional cancer treatments not only FAIL miserably, but are also almost guaranteed to make cancer patients sicker. What's worse: The powers are suppressing natural cancer cures that could...

Nursing home scandal exposed: Lost generation of senior citizens being hospitalized for profit

10/4/2011 - A shocking new study conducted by the National Institute of Aging just revealed that one fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with Alzheimer's or other dementia were sent to hospitals for "questionable reasons" in their final months, often enduring tube feeding and intensive care that prolonged their...

Hospital patients now being microchipped with "electronic tattoos"

8/25/2011 - Being microchipped is now being spun as a method of protecting the health of hospital patients. To help mask the practice of this bodily invasion with a trendy, high-tech appearance, microchipping sensors are being referred to as "electronic tattoos" that can attach to human skin and stretch and move...

Pregnant women now being dosed with toxic chemotherapy drugs

8/24/2011 - In the world of medicine, the toxicity of chemotherapy drugs is widely known. They make your hair fall out, after all, and that's on top of the muscle wasting, vomiting and overall health deterioration that chemo drugs admittedly produce. But now the insanity has reached a new low with doctors routinely...

Unneeded hospital blood tests giving heart attack victims life-threatening anemia

8/10/2011 - It feels like a horrific tale about barbaric medical practices from ancient history: people with a life threatening heart condition are subjected to bloodletting until they become anemic. But this is no joke and it is happening right now. According to new research, hospitals are routinely subjecting...

Cruel Medical Radiation

7/7/2011 - With radiation levels increasing accross the entire northern hemisphere the radiation your doctor uses takes on a new dangerous meaning. Physicians know that radiation is dangerous but they cannot help themselves, they love to use radiation both in testing and in treatment. Modifying physician behavior...

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

6/18/2011 - Is hypnosis just a trick of stage magicians or hocus pocus for gullible New Agers? Not according to new research just presented at the European Anesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam. Professor Fabienne Roelants and Dr. Christine Watremez, from the Department of Anesthesiology at the Cliniques Universitaires...

Doctor indicted for falsely diagnosing patients with HIV and defrauding Medicare

6/12/2011 - At a cost of up to $15,000 a year, the antiretroviral drugs used for treating HIV and AIDS are a big money-maker for drug companies. But apparently they are also a good choice for corrupt doctors who are illegally trying to make a quick buck off the US Medicare system. A federal investigation has revealed...

Disease ridden patients refuse to make lifestyle changes

5/31/2011 - Several studies have found that even a heart attack or bout with cancer does not inspire patients to make the change to a healthy lifestyle. One might believe that being diagnosed with cancer or suffering a heart attack would inspire a patient to make changes. Unfortunately, the results of several studies...

Hospitals mislead patients about benefits of robotic surgery

5/25/2011 - A majority of the estimated four in 10 hospital websites in the United States that publicize the use of robotic surgery, tout the superiority of robotic surgery over conventional surgery, despite a lack of scientific evidence to support that claim, a new Johns Hopkins study finds. The promotional...

Scientists discover natural therapies treat COPD

5/23/2011 - At the national meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), currently underway in Denver, much of the research presented has dealt so far with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a serious and progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe. The miserable symptoms it...

Florida to prohibit doctors from questioning whether patients own firearms

5/14/2011 - A new bill that recently passed the Florida state legislature will make it illegal for doctors to interrogate patients about whether or not they own firearms. If signed into law by Governor Rick Scott, House Bill 155 will make Florida the first US state to protect the privacy of its patients who exercise...

Patients who enter hospitals are at high risk of potentially deadly infections or medical mistakes

4/26/2011 - Americans may be putting their lives at risk every time they are admitted into a hospital. Hospitals are responsible for protecting and restoring our health, but they have instances of professional negligence and fatal errors. The April 2011 issue of Health Affairs tackled the theme of the quality...

Doctors don't tell patients the truth about the treatments they'd use themselves

4/12/2011 - Hopefully, this will never happen to you, but consider this scene: you've been diagnosed with a life threatening condition like colon cancer. So you sit down in your doctor's office to discuss your medical options with your physician and it turns out there are a couple of treatments. "What would...

Poor doctor communication leads patients to choose dangerous treatments

4/9/2011 - Several new studies out of Massachusetts suggest that medical patients often misinterpret what their doctors tell them and opt for drug and surgery treatments without understanding the risks involved. But the same reports indicate that people tend to choose standard interventions they think will cure...

Pediatricians refuse to treat non-vaccinating patients (Opinion)

4/1/2011 - As though joining a noble cause, some pediatricians in the U.S. are making the decision not to see patients, who are unvaccinated, and are calling upon colleagues to do the same. Ironically, one reason given, and feigning great heroism in its expression, is to keep waiting rooms free of "diseased patients"....

Popular painkiller could cause patients to commit suicide

2/22/2011 - A popular and powerful prescription painkiller may be causing people to kill themselves, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Pain Clinic Bergmannsheil at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, and published in the journal Pain. Six years ago, a new painkiller named ziconotide...

Nearly all drug trials scientifically invalid due to influence of the mind; Big Pharma science dissolves into wishful thinking

2/22/2011 - A new study in Science Translational Medicine has cast doubt over the scientific validity of nearly all randomized, double-blind placebo controlled studies involving pharmaceuticals used on human beings. It turns out that many pharmaceuticals only work because people expect them to, not because they...

New study - Lymph node surgery for breast cancer patients proves worthless and harmful

2/17/2011 - A new study, which is shaking the pillars of mainstream breast cancer care, has found that lymph node surgery for women, who had early breast cancer which had spread to the lymph nodes, did not improve their survival rate or prevent the further spread of cancer to other lymph nodes. The painful procedure...

Fibromyalgia: science validates homeopathy (again)

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...

Doctors in training taught to physically violate unconscious patients (explicit)

1/30/2011 - Warning: Explicit language. We apologize for the extremely explicit nature of this story, but we feel that publishing this truth, no matter how repulsive, is in the public interest and serves the greater purpose of informing patients about what can happen to them while under sedation at hospitals. Do...

Underreported hospital delirium is on the rise

1/29/2011 - Although malpractice and missing sponges have become somewhat silently accepted by the medical community there is a new alarming risk on the rise, Hospital Delirium. Hospital Delirium results from the combination of an unnatural environment, sleep deprivation and medications. It poses a silent threat...

Doctors should be forced to tell patients they are seriously impaired from lack of sleep before they operate

1/4/2011 - Here's another one of those stories about mainstream medical practices that sounds like it couldn't be true -- but it is. According to an editorial just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, there are currently regulations in place to restrict the work hours of doctors in training -- but...

Patients injected with flu vaccine even if they don't want it

12/28/2010 - Even those who deliberately chose to forego vaccination against the H1N1 swine flu last year will have to receive the shot if they want protection against the seasonal flu. Every year, researchers pick three influenza strains that they expect to be circulating, and include those in that year's vaccine....

Most patients believe their doctors are in league with Big Pharma

12/26/2010 - A new Consumer Reports survey has found that the vast majority of patients on prescription drug medications believe that drug companies have too much influence over their doctors. Roughly half of those interviewed believe that their doctors are so influenced by Big Pharma that they would deliberately...

Twenty-five percent of patients end up in worse shape after surgery than they were before

12/26/2010 - A new study published in the British Journal of Surgery has found that surgical operations are not always beneficial to patients. According to study data, roughly 14 percent of patients end up with more physical and emotional pain after their surgeries than before them, and about 25 percent experience...

Study: thousands of patients never bother to pick up their prescriptions

11/27/2010 - Some experts are bemoaning the fact that not all drug patients are taking their medications. According to a new report out of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, thousands of Americans never pick up their drug prescriptions after ordering them because they either cost...

Medical mistakes kill 15,000 patients every month

11/20/2010 - Your local hospital just might be more of a death trap than an actual health care facility. A new report issued by the Office of Inspector General at the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) says that every month roughly 134,000 hospital patients experience some type of adverse event during their...

Prayer proven to improve health of test subjects

11/20/2010 - Praying for patients improves their condition significantly more than hypnosis or the power of suggestion could account for, according to a study conducted by researchers from Indiana University-Bloomington and published in the Southern Medical Journal. Researchers studied Pentecostal Christian faith...

Dying cancer patients subjected to expensive, meaningless cancer screening tests

11/10/2010 - Earlier this year, NaturalNews reported the kind of story that almost seems too far-fetched to be true. According to a study by University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) researchers that was published in the American Journal of Public Health, unneeded, expensive mammograms are regularly pushed...

Doctor fired from hospital for warning patients about dangers of gastric band surgery

11/8/2010 - After seeing countless patients suffer severe complications and seeing one patient die after getting gastric band surgery, surgical resident Neelu Pal began calling patients before their surgeries to warn them of the risk. When her supervisors at the New York University (NYU) Medical Center found out,...

After Medicare slashed payments to doctors, doctors simply "treat" more patients to make up for the shortfall of revenue

10/30/2010 - When Congress cuts Medicare reimbursements to doctors, doctors may simply respond by ordering treatments for more patients, according to study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and published in the journal Health Affairs. "Hospitals and doctors will respond to changes in how they are...

Doctors needlessly order blood transfusions for cancer patients in order to qualify them for drug studies

10/24/2010 - A new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a shocking trend in the medical industry that is putting countless patients at needless risk. According to Dr. Jeannie Callum and her colleagues from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, doctors often order dangerous...

Thyroid cancer patients turned into walking dirty bombs after drinking radioactive poison as cancer therapy

10/21/2010 - My, you look glowing today! Cancer patients who receive radiation of their thyroid glands by being given radioactive iodine are highly radioactive for up to a week following their release from the hospital -- and they end up irradiating not just hospital rooms but also other patients, friends and family...

Terminal cancer patients routinely exploited by high-profit screening scams even as death approaches

10/13/2010 - Want to know the disturbing truth about the greed-driven cancer industry? I've written about it using blunt language here on NaturalNews, and awareness is spreading. People are sick of pinkwashing nonsense, and they're wising up to the fundraising "run for the cure" scams that only funnel more money...

Guatemalan STD medical experiments were just one crime in a long history of medical-government collusion to use humans as guinea pigs

10/2/2010 - It has now been widely revealed that the United States conducted medical experiments on prisoners and mental health patients in Guatemala in the 1940's. Carried out by a government-employed doctor working in a psychiatric hospital, these experiments involved intentionally infecting Guatemalans with...

More doctors are finally testing patients for vitamin D deficiencies

9/3/2010 - Growing awareness about the prevalence and risks of vitamin D deficiency is leading more and more doctors to test their patients' blood levels of the vitamin. "Upwards of 70 percent of American adults are vitamin D deficient or insufficient," said cardiologist James O'Keefe of St. Luke's Mid-America...

The Case for Homeopathic Medicine: Consider the Historical and Scientific Evidence

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...

New cooling therapy to help cardiac arrest patients avoid brain damage

8/7/2010 - Emergency responders in New York City will soon start to use a new "cooling" therapy on cardiac arrest patients that will help to decrease their likelihood of brain damage. Therapeutic hypothermia, as it is being called, works to lower patients' body temperatures so their brains will require less oxygen,...

FDA warns that Zocor can cause fatal kidney damage

8/5/2010 - The FDA has issued a warning that the risk of severe muscle and kidney damage from the cholesterol drug simvastatin is higher than previously thought. Marketed under brand names including Zocor, Vytorin and Simcor, simvastatin is part of a drug family known as statins, all of which are known to expose...

Antibiotics May Make Us Fat

7/30/2010 - The obesity epidemic is rampant, and there are many reasons for this big fat problem. Although asking if antibiotics make us fat may initially sound like some type of joke, recent articles in Scientific American and Science magazine shows that some researchers are taking it seriously. Actually, evidence...

Patients find organ transplants on Facebook

7/25/2010 - Popular social networking site Facebook is apparently good for a lot more than just chatting with friends and posting pictures. A recent Fox News article explains that many people in desperate need of transplant organs are finding quick matches through their connections on Facebook. As far-fetched...

New Cancer Guidelines Reverse Decades of Advice for Patients to Avoid Exercise

7/20/2010 - A new set of national guidelines for cancer patients presented at this year's meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is reversing decades of common mainstream advice for such patients to avoid exercise. Instead, the new guidelines advise patients to "avoid inactivity" and to boost...

Pharmacists give themselves cancer from dispensing toxic chemotherapy chemicals

7/13/2010 - One of the side effects of chemotherapy is, ironically, cancer. The cancer doctors don't say much about it, but it's printed right on the chemo drug warning labels (in small print, of course). If you go into a cancer treatment clinic with one type of cancer, and you allow yourself to be injected with...

Missouri hospital subjects brain cancer patients to massive overdose of radiation

6/24/2010 - A Missouri hospital has admitted that it subjected 76 patients to 50 percent overdoses of brain radiation because a medical device had been programmed improperly. According to the administration of CoxHealth in Springfield, a stereotactic radiation therapy device was programmed improperly after the...

Dying Cancer Patients are Milked for Every Last Dollar

6/20/2010 - Recent studies and reports have revealed that terminal cancer patients are frequently given harsh chemotherapy drugs and radiation treatments long after they have been diagnosed as hopeless. In many instances such treatments continue until the moment of death. As a result, many cancer patients are subjected...

Millions of patients should never be prescribed antidepressants, scientists say

6/16/2010 - Roughly half the population should never be prescribed antidepressant drugs because they are only likely to become more depressed, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute and published in the journal Neuron. Scientists...

1,200 patients killed in hospital, abused by staff, lying in filth

5/14/2010 - A huge U.K. health care scandal recently shocked the public with reports that up to 1,200 patients in a British hospital needlessly died from abuse and neglect. And the worst part is that not a single worker involved has been prosecuted for his crimes. It all started when an independent review of...

Terminal cancer patients spend final days suffering from radiation therapy that does nothing

5/11/2010 - A new analysis just published in the journal Cancer concludes that a significant proportion of terminally ill cancer patients spend most of their final days and weeks subjected to grueling radiation therapy (radiotherapy). What makes this extra heartbreaking and downright outrageous is that irradiating...

Big Brother doctors say patients don't need to see their imaging test results

4/22/2010 - If you are an American, you probably assume that this is a free country. So if you agree to undergo imaging tests -- which cost you or your insurance company hundreds and even thousands of dollars and may subject you to radiation -- you have every right to see the results. After all, it's your body,...

Over One in Six Older ER Patients Wrongly Given Potentially Harmful Drugs

4/16/2010 - A recent study at the University of Michigan has found that over 1 in 6 older patients receive the wrong medications in emergency room visits. According to the study, which was published in Academic Emergency Medicine, nearly 19.5 million patients age 65 and older received one or more potentially inappropriate...

Some US hospital patients exposed to 700 percent excess radiation from CT scans

4/12/2010 - The FDA has launched an investigation into how patients at several different hospitals were exposed to as much as eight times more radiation than they were supposed to receive while undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans of their brains. The scans, known as CT perfusion, already expose patients...

Twenty percent of hospital patients have diabetes

4/1/2010 - The National Health Service (NHS) of the U.K. recently conducted an audit of its hospital patients and found that 20 percent of them have diabetes. Many of these patients had been admitted to the hospital to be treated for conditions caused directly by the disease, illustrating the tremendous social...

Elderly patients being executed with medicines in UK hospitals

3/29/2010 - Concern is growing that the United Kingdom's Liverpool Care Pathway, intended to ease the comfort of patients whose death is inevitable, is being misused to railroad elderly patients onto a path toward early death. "While we've been preoccupied with the moral pluses and minuses of living wills, assisted...

Psych doctor wrote 1,000 prescriptions a week for psychotropic drugs

3/27/2010 - The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is reporting that a Miami psychiatrist has prescribed nearly 14 million pills to Medicaid patients since 2004. According to the report, Fernando Mendez-Villamil wrote about 285,000 prescriptions in just six years with a total taxpayer cost of...

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...

Medical Establishment Finds New Excuse to Put Patients on Blood Pressure Medication

3/23/2010 - It seems that the medical establishment, along with the pharmaceutical industry, may have a new excuse to put a LOT more people on blood pressure medications. Of course, you can imagine the billions of profit dollars this could generate; so many pharmaceutical companies may be jumping for joy at this...

Virtually all kidney disease patients on dialysis have vitamin D deficiency

3/18/2010 - Research abounds that adequate vitamin D is essential for good health (http://www.naturalnews.com/Vitamin_D.html). Unfortunately, however, millions of Americans are not getting enough of this so-called "sunshine" vitamin. Now it turns out that one group in particular is almost universally lacking in...

One Million UK Patients Addicted to Prescription Drugs

3/15/2010 - Approximately 1.5 million people in the United Kingdom are addicted to prescription or over-the-counter drugs, many of which were legally acquired. In July, the Department of Health launched a review of the problem, after the House of Commons All-Party Group on Drug Misuse called for greater awareness,...

Doctors Keep Patients, Families in the Dark About Death

3/5/2010 - In one quarter of all cases where doctors in the United Kingdom conclude that a patient will never recover, the family of the patient is not informed, according to the National Care of the Dying Audit, conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute and the Royal College of Physicians. "Much...

Oops! Brain cancer patients over-irradiated with miscalibrated radiotherapy machines

2/26/2010 - One of the advantages of natural medicine is that if you make a mistake on your dosage, it's usually no big deal because natural medicine is inherently safe. But conventional medicine, with all its toxic chemotherapy poisons and irradiation machines, can be fatal even when simple mistakes are made....

Heart transplants lead to skin cancer

2/11/2010 - A new study published by the Mayo Clinic in the journal Archives of Dermatology has revealed that roughly half of all patients who undergo a heart transplant end up getting skin cancer within 15 years of the surgery. Among the 312 people evaluated in the study, 1,395 different skin cancers emerged following...

Cannabis Beneficial for Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Study Finds

2/6/2010 - A systematic review conducted by The Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation found that five of six controlled trials reported a reduction in spasticity and an improvement in mobility amongst multiple sclerosis patients using cannabis extracts. The two researchers, Shaheen Lakhan and Marie Rowland...

Most hospital patients are unaware of what drugs they are given

1/18/2010 - A recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine has revealed that nearly all hospital patients do not know what drugs are being administered to them. The research revealed that nearly half think thought they were receiving one type of medication when they were actually receiving another...

Patients choose alternative therapies when granted more personal responsibility by doctors

12/10/2009 - The December issue of Arthritis Care & Research contains a study showing that, when given the option to choose an alternate treatment, patients are more likely to refuse high-risk treatments recommended to them and pursue something else. Patients are more willing to take personal responsibility in making...

Medical imaging tests expose patients to dangerous amounts of unnecessary radiation

12/3/2009 - A University of Wisconsin (UW) study has found that patients who receive computed tomography (CT) scans for various abdominal and pelvic conditions often receive a slew of additional scans that are unnecessary and that expose them to excess radiation. The findings were presented at the meeting of the...

Meditation slashes risk of heart attack, stroke and death in heart disease patients by half

12/3/2009 - Transcendental Meditation (TM) first became well-known in the U.S. during the 1960s when the Beatles showed interest in studying the stress-reducing technique. But meditation hasn't gone the way of love beads and flower power since then. In fact, various techniques, including TM, have received serious...

Few Hospital Patients Survive Cardiac Arrest; CPR Has Made No Improvements in Decades

12/1/2009 - The odds of surviving cardiac arrest while in a hospital are low and have barely changed in more than ten years, according to a Medicare study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington-Seattle and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart...

Psychiatric Patients Tied to Their Beds in Greek Hospitals

11/28/2009 - Standards of care at Greek mental hospitals are still so atrocious that the European Union has threatened to cut funding for social projects if the country does not clean up its act. "The system is in a state of reform, but I have to say that if patients are attached to their beds for hours or days,...

Cancer industry desperately needs mammogram screenings to recruit patients and generate repeat business

11/19/2009 - Any time you threaten to take away repeat customer from the businesses that make up the cancer industry, you're in for a political fight. After the United States Preventive Services Task Force released new recommendations advising against mammograms for women under 50 (and recommending only bi-annual...

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...

Cheap, all natural, one minute test outperforms MRI for diagnosing stroke

10/16/2009 - If you have severe dizziness and especially if you have hypertension or high cholesterol, it's important to be checked out to see if you are having a stroke. A trip to the emergency room for those kinds of symptoms usually involves a costly, high tech MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). But a new study...

Proton pump inhibitor linked to pneumonia deaths in hospitalized patients

10/13/2009 - Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs, for short) have become hugely successful money makers for Big Pharma over the past decade, with sales of these stomach-acid reducers adding up to about $25.6 billion last year alone. The drugs (like Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid and Aciphex) are sold both in prescription strength...

Harry Hoxsey: Guilty of Curing Cancer with Herbs

9/14/2009 - Of all the episodes of alternative cancer treatment suppression by the medical establishment, none is more dramatic and long lasting than Harry Hoxsey's. Harry's constant conflicts covered almost 50 years of the 20th Century. Hoxsey was flamboyant and put himself into the public eye and ear energetically...

The Gerson Therapy: Big Pharma and the AMA Suppress Another Holistic Cancer Cure

9/10/2009 - Unlike Essiac Tea or Hoxsey's herbal formula, the Gerson Therapy is a completely dietary based protocol with coffee enemas for liver detoxification. There is no single herbal formula, no magic bullet. But just as with Rene Caisse's Essiac Tea and Hoxey's secret formula, it has proven effective with...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part V

8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...

Essiac Tea is a Cancer Cure Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About

8/28/2009 - A simple inexpensive four herb tea that cures cancer? Even AIDS maybe? This has been a critical concern since Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920's. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients...

Reduce Pain and Anxiety for Dental Patients Using Hypnotherapy

8/11/2009 - A common phobia that many people have is the fear of dentistry. They fear pain and possible procedures that could cause them anxiety. This can also lead to a great deal of stress and anxiety over going to the dentist. Many people avoid going to the dentist because of their fear. Hypnotherapy has been...

Music Possesses an Amazing Healing Power

7/21/2009 - Although we strive to maintain health and avoid doctors and especially hospitals, bad things can and do happen. Sometimes it's an accident; sometimes we come to a healthy life style too late and have incurred too much damage to completely recover. Now, music is taking a major role in helping critically...

New Evidence: Exercise Helps Heart Disease, Increases Survival Better than Angioplasty

7/11/2009 - At the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation meeting recently held in Barcelona, Spain, new heart research was presented that shows one treatment in particular can provide remarkable help for patients with certain forms of serious heart disease. It's not a new drug or...

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