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Orwellian nightmare: scientists now able to create or erase memories at will

6/23/2014 - In a number of disturbing recent studies, scientists have shown the power to create and erase memories "at will." Most recently, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) and published online in the journal Nature on June 1, researchers were able to erase...

Researchers investigate disease deflecting chocolate pill

3/29/2014 - A new study slated to begin this year at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston will measure the health effects of a dietary supplement made with concentrated cocoa flavanols. The study will involve 18,000 healthy volunteers and will last at least four years to determine if the supplement can prevent...

Researchers say your body odor should be your new ID

2/14/2014 - Ever share a cab, an elevator or some other small space with someone who has an odor? Well, in the near future, our body odor will not need to be quite that pungent in order for us to be identified through technology. Just a hint of a smell will do. At least, that is what researchers at Universidad...

Researchers discover swine flu vaccine causes narcolepsy

1/27/2014 - A team of Swedish clinicians have clinically linked a 2009 swine flu vaccine to increased risk of narcolepsy in young adults, and a group of Danish researchers now understand how and why. Pandemrix, an influenza vaccine unleashed in 2009, was widely administered to combat H1N1, or swine flu, in multiple...

Television damages brain structure of children

1/23/2014 - Watching too much television can actually cause harmful changes to a child's brain structure, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan and published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. The more television watched, the more severe the changes. "TV viewing is directly...

Mental vaccines? Researchers now pushing vaccine for PTSD

12/20/2013 - Fox News is pimping the latest investigational drug that conventional scientists allege might be able to help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals exposed to trauma. A recent report by the news giant explains that researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),...

Subpar levels of vitamin D a global problem

11/14/2013 - Although researchers are becoming increasingly aware of just how important vitamin D is to human health, deficiency and insufficiency remain common, according to a global survey conducted by Dutch researchers and published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2010. Researchers...

Researchers find probiotics help maintain intestinal homeostasis

11/11/2013 - One of the ways that probiotic bacteria help maintain intestinal health is by promoting the growth of the cells that line the intestine, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in The EMBO Journal. The researchers examined the activity of bacteria from the...

Researchers say marital satisfaction is based on this specific gene: Are you a victim of bad relationship genetics?

10/15/2013 - As the trend to attribute everything to physiology and genetics rages on, researchers from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University claim that genes are what determine satisfaction in your marriage. Specifically, the 5-HTTLPR gene, which you received from both parents, is said to be the cause of marital...

Antipsychotic drug researchers forced to retract study after switching 'before' and 'after' data

9/19/2013 - A Norwegian study that claims to have observed significant brain changes in mental patients who switched from so-called "first generation" antipsychotic drugs to second generation varieties has been retracted from the peer-reviewed journal BMC Research Notes. As announced by Retraction Watch, the foiled...

Behavioral science researchers found to routinely exaggerate study results

9/13/2013 - An analysis from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, finds that behavioral science research coming from the United States is often exaggerated and misrepresented. In comparison to other countries, US behavioral science is misleading; it's often laced with statistics and conclusions that...

Researchers propose that sugars be taxed like other harmful and addictive substances

8/21/2013 - The results of research findings over the past 20 years have scientists urging governments to tax sugar in the same way as other harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol are. These addictive substances have high abuse potential, and any amount of their consumption is associated with an increase in...

Quackity quack: Eight evil genius ways to fake a vitamin study (and scare consumers into being afraid of fish oils)

7/11/2013 - Quackity quack, the quacks are back, and this time they're targeting fish oil supplements, claiming that taking fish oils raises your risk of prostate cancer. Hogwash. This is just another case of pure fearmongering quackery by the anti-vitamin crowd. Remember: All these people attacking vitamins...

Tomatoes prevent strokes, researchers say

6/7/2013 - Growing up, your mother implored you to "eat your fruits and vegetables." You likely grew up with those same values because the both of you always know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. Through better, more comprehensive research, we are beginning to learn more and more about just how...

Thunder god vine compound annihilates cancer in 40 days, researchers discover

5/13/2013 - Rarely known outside traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), lei gong teng or "thunder god vine" is stunning Western researchers with its ability to stop cancer in its tracks - in as little as forty days. Used for its health enhancing qualities for more than 2,000 years in China, the West is beginning to...

Moronic psychiatric researchers claim a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or ADHD will help you graduate from college

4/21/2013 - Students who enter college with their formal diagnoses of mental illness in place are more likely to graduate without interruption, according to psychiatric researchers. Sound reasonable? So, rush your high school kid off to the psychiatrist! His future is at stake. Who wants to be the parents of...

Researchers use 3D printer to grow a functioning human ear

3/11/2013 - Scientists from Cornell University have produced the most effective and authentic artificial human ear to date, using a combination of 3-D printing technology and an injectable molds, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS One. "This is such a win-win for both medicine and basic science,...

Pet ownership linked to improved respiratory health in infants, researchers say

2/1/2013 - Many parents worry about exposing their children to pets, fearing that it may make their children sick and vulnerable to infection. However, recent research indicates that pet ownership can be extremely beneficial to children's health. A study published in August of last year found that children...

Researchers testing promising, non-pharmaceutical Alzheimer's treatment

12/30/2012 - Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are carrying out clinical tests in which a pacemaker-like device is implanted into the brains of patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease. "We are very excited about the possibilities of this potentially new way to treat Alzheimer's," said lead researcher...

Sexting: Researchers attempting to label teen sexual texting as ADHD or depression

12/30/2012 - Teen sexting - when teenagers text nude photos of themselves to each other - is coming into the crosshairs of psychiatry. Soon these hormone driven youth will be candidates for big pharma's ever expanding roundup of humankind. Sexting is a problem. Surveys vary, but the general consensus is that...

Naughty new disorder: Researchers attempting to make consensual sex a mental illness

12/21/2012 - Psychiatry continues its imperialistic efforts to diagnose every human condition as a mental illness with a billing code and proper pharmaceutical intervention. The latest on the docket is sex, with the proposed Hypersexual Disorder. Yep, if you like to have a lot of sex or use sex to feel good,...

Researchers uncover vital details to explain how vitamin D prevents cancer

12/4/2012 - It is an undisputed, scientifically validated fact that vitamin D helps to prevent many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes, stroke and dementia. Some of the most compelling work has shown that the prohormone can cut the risk associated with certain forms of cancer by as much as...

Medical researchers suggest that garlic may prevent the common cold

8/8/2012 - The U.S. National Library of Medicine released a review in March 2012 of all available clinical trials involving garlic's effectiveness for the common cold. The intent was to explore clinical evidence for the popular belief that garlic "is good for" colds in humans. Garlic has been scientifically...

Chronic drought, extreme weather patterns 'the new normal,' researchers say

8/3/2012 - Summer this year not quite the paradise you anticipated? Has the heat got you beat? Well, get used to it, say some researchers who claim that, based on key evidence, current climate conditions could become the "new normal." A group of 10 researchers from Oregon State University, who published their...

Chemo researchers wear spacesuits to protect themselves

8/2/2012 - Most Naturalnews readers know that chemotherapy is about the worst thing you can do if you're ever found to have a cancer. Of course, the medical industry claims chemo is a miraculous cure, but most natural health people know it's nothing more than a dangerous poison in disguise. But if you're wondering...

Researchers commandeer military drone to prove how easy hi-tech hijacking can be

7/8/2012 - It's not something most of us want to contemplate, but the implications are too powerful to ignore: Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have discovered a way to "hijack" the GPS signals which guide some of the nation's most sophisticated drones, and they fear our terrorist enemies might...

Researchers vindicate omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of inflammatory chronic diseases

5/23/2012 - Systemic inflammation is a primary factor in the development and progression of many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia, and cancer. Most people have no idea that their risk of these conditions is dramatically increased, as disease-causing chemical messengers...

Vaccines for everything: Researchers now on brink of developing salmonella jab

2/24/2012 - The vaccine industry is currently hard at work trying to churn out a vaccine for salmonella, a typically food borne pathogen that thrives on factory farms and in other unsanitary settings. CBS 13 News in Sacramento reports that researchers from the University of California, Davis, have been tasked with...

CDC researchers say mothers should stop breastfeeding to boost 'efficacy' of vaccines

1/21/2012 3:05:07 PM - Remember when it was considered crazy talk to suggest that mainstream medicine viewed humanity as being born lacking in pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, as if these synthetic inputs are necessary miracle nutrients for proper human development? Well, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control...

Researchers detail lifestyle changes that lower cancer risk by forty percent

1/18/2012 - It may come as no surprise to many natural health disciplinarians that cancer is largely an avoidable disease that develops and advances due to poor lifestyle habits adopted over the course of a lifetime. Researchers from Britain have found that more than 100,000 cancer cases, nearly one in four cancers...

Researchers discover link between sugar consumption and mental illness

6/12/2011 - A cross-cultural analysis published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found a strong correlation between refined sugar consumption and mental illness. Researchers found that a high national intake of refined sugar and dairy products predicted a higher incidence of schizophrenia and depression. Research...

Researchers believe plant based food could be used as an effective treatment for cancer

3/26/2011 - Researchers from the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute published a summary of the phytochemicals found in plant foods and their potent anti-cancer action in Nature Reviews Cancer. The Hormel Institute is actively engaged in research aimed at gaining a greater understanding of how plant based...

Global warming researchers says eating bugs better for environment than eating meat

1/16/2011 - Researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands say that insects produce far less greenhouse gases than cattle and pigs do, and would thus be a viable alternative to eating meat. Published in the journal PLoS ONE, the study found that pigs, for instance, produce up to one hundred times more...

Junk science alert: researchers declare alternative therapies dangerous to children based on scant evidence

12/28/2010 - The headline emblazoned across a new British Medical Journal (BMJ) press release proclaims this alarming warning: Complementary medicines can be dangerous for children! But when you look at the proof that's supposedly been found documenting life-threatening dangers of complementary and alternative therapies,...

Pharma researchers working on drug to erase your memories

11/23/2010 - Drug researchers are working on a mind-altering chemical that could erase your memories. It's all being pursued under the umbrella of "mental health" with claims that this could help victims of emotional trauma. The idea that you can "heal" a patient by chemically lobotomizing them is, of course, entirely...

No more formaldehyde fumes: researchers create a toxin-free wood adhesive from soy

10/19/2010 - Although many products widely used today -- including furniture, flooring and cabinets -- look as if they are made of solid wood, they are actually manufactured from composites consisting of wood pieces bonded together with petroleum-based adhesives. Unfortunately, these adhesives are usually loaded...

Cholesterol levels controlled by the brain, not merely by diet, researchers discover

10/14/2010 - Cholesterol levels are not just affected by what you eat, but also by a hunger-regulating hormone released by the brain, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati and published in the journal Nature Neruoscience. "We have long thought that cholesterol is...

Researchers Discover the Cause: IBS is Not in the Mind

10/8/2010 - Doctors who have been telling IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) patients that it's all in their mind will have to rethink that approach after scientists finally discovered the problem really does exist. Researchers at Munich's Technische University have located the cause of IBS and it is in the gut, not...

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...

Researchers urging ban on point-of-sale tobacco advertising

7/20/2010 - Stanford University Medical School researchers recently conducted a survey in which they found that point-of-sale tobacco advertising greatly influences teenagers' desire and willingness to smoke. According to the survey, teenagers who frequent establishments where this type of advertising exists are...

Researchers claim drinking beer prevents osteoporosis

5/2/2010 - Researchers from the University of California, Davis, recently published a study claiming that beer helps to prevent osteoporosis. Published in the Journal of the Sciences of Food and Agriculture, the study found that certain kinds of beer are rich in dietary silicon that keeps bones strong and wards...

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to vitamin D deficiency, researchers find

5/1/2010 - A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) environmental health expert came up with an unexpected conclusion. The researchers were investigating why women living in the northeastern United States are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and they suspected they...

AIDS vaccines stop working after a few months, shocked researchers discover

4/3/2010 - An experimental new AIDS vaccine is proving to be effective for only a very short time, according to researchers who have been finding it difficult to explain whether or not the drug is actually useful. Dr. Nelson Michael, a colonel at the Walter Reed Army Research Institute of Research in Maryland,...

NIH researchers are up-front about their support from drug companies, right? Wrong!

4/1/2010 - Medical research that is sponsored by drug companies has long been a conundrum. After all, scientists often welcome the big bucks of the drug industry in order to finance their studies -- but can they be totally objective when they are supported by Big Pharma? NaturalNews has previously covered this...

Researchers discover papaya is effective against breast, pancreas and other cancers

3/30/2010 - Originally native to southern Mexico and now cultivated in many tropical countries (including Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam and Sri Lanka), the papaya plant has been touted by traditional healers for centuries as a source of powerful medicine. Not only is papaya fruit delicious and...

Cancer researchers announce breakthroughs in natural prostate cancer prevention and treatment

12/15/2009 - Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. So when its members (comprised of cancer researchers, oncologists and other health care professionals) meet for a national conference, research...

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

12/15/2009 - Researchers have long noted that shift workers -- folks like nurses, security personnel and others on the night shift -- are extremely prone to developing metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetic condition marked by insulin resistance, weight gain around the middle and high cholesterol levels. But why? Do...

Phytochemicals in plant-based foods fight obesity and prevent disease, researchers say

11/30/2009 - If you ever feel tempted to go for a cheeseburger, fries and a soft drink, consider this: along with the fast food, you are ordering up an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But the opposite is true, too. According to a new University of Florida (UF) study, if you stay away from...

Making Mouths Smile: Green Tea may Help Prevent Oral Cancer, Researchers Say

11/20/2009 - Green tea lovers like to grab a steaming hot cup of the stuff because it tastes so good in their mouth; now, they can grab it because it's so good for their mouth. According to a study recently published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, people with precancerous oral lesions were able to slow...

Researchers Warn Drug-Resistant TB Strains Could Become Widespread

9/25/2009 - US scientists from Vanderbilt University and Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Western Sydney are separately sounding the alarm about the rise of tuberculosis (TB) superbugs. Although the incidence of TB has fallen in many regions, the new findings...

Researchers Accidentally Discover Link between Vinyl Flooring and Autism

4/23/2009 - In a study published on March 30, Swedish, Danish and U.S. scientists have discovered a link between vinyl flooring and autism in children. The purpose of the study -- which involved nearly 5,000 children -- was to investigate the connection between indoor air pollutants and allergies, however, the...

Resveratrol is "Nature's Medicine" for Cancer, Heart Disease and Much More

4/1/2009 - Just how good is resveratrol at preventing cancer and heart disease? It's so good that drug companies are trying to mimic its molecules in order to claim they're "creating" a new drug to prevent heart disease. But this is Mother Nature's miracle drug -- only it's not a drug. It's a molecule synthesized...

Cold Fusion Proven True by U.S. Navy Researchers - Will Suppression of this Science be Repeated?

3/25/2009 - The world owes Fleischmann and Pons a huge apology: The cold fusion technology they announced in 1989 -- which was blasted by arrogant hot fusion scientists as a fraud -- has been proven true once again by U.S. Navy Researchers. In papers presented at this year's American Chemical Society meeting, scientist...

Researchers Suggest Insufficient Evidence of Efficacy of HPV Vaccine

3/10/2009 - There is not enough evidence to confidently state that two popular vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV) will reliably prevent against the development of cervical cancer, according to two articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine. "Despite great expectations and promising...

Researchers Speculate Alzheimer's is New Diabetes Type

3/9/2009 - Some researchers and doctors are now saying Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the new diabetes. Beware of any pharmaceutical claims and check the dietary hints at the end of this article first. Though there are similarities between the two disorders, it's too soon to jump to any drugs to prevent AD. Much...

Antipsychotic Drugs Boost Risk of Stroke in All Patients, Researchers Warn

2/27/2009 - Antipsychotic drugs are significantly more dangerous than researchers had previously thought, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and published in the British Medical Journal. Antipsychotic drugs come in two classes: an older variety...

The Hidden Dangers of Roundup

2/5/2009 - Roundup is the world`s most popular herbicide used to control weeds all over the planet and is omnipresent in the food chain of animals and humans. Roundup is claimed to have an active ingredient known as glyphosate (G) and said to be safe for humans even though plants are readily killed. In a first...

Inositol May Prevent Lung Cancer in Cigarette Smokers

1/22/2009 - Smoking cigarettes and reading Natural News are two very incompatible notions. But Natural News readers are people after all, and thus not totally perfect. Besides, even the most fastidious raw foodist probably knows or even loves someone who occasionally takes a puff. For them, research on a substance...

Vicks VapoRub May Harm Children: Researchers Recommend Natural Treatments

1/15/2009 - Vicks VapoRub has long been a popular over-the-counter treatment for symptoms of cough and congestion. But now research published in the January issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), concludes the salve may stimulate mucus and airway inflammation...

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

11/20/2008 - The national Neuroscience 2008 conference is underway in Washington, D.C., presenting cutting edge research on the whole spectrum of diseases impacting the brain and nervous system. Breaking news from Johns Hopkins scientists presented at the meeting suggests several natural substances could be effective...

Harvard Psychiatrists Hide Millions of Dollars Received from Drug Companies

11/7/2008 - A congressional investigation has revealed that a group of Harvard psychiatrists, instrumental in pushing the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and its off-label treatment with antipsychotics, concealed from university officials the millions of dollars they earned in consulting fees for the...

Researchers Find Fish Oil Reduces Inflammation

11/5/2008 - Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may help maintain the body's healthy response to inflammation, preventing the immune response from getting out of hand and leading to cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, and...

New Findings Show Astounding Cancer Prevention Effects of Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Olive Leaves and Green Tea

9/26/2008 - Three studies presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research in Philadelphia have demonstrated the powerful cancer-fighting benefits of dark berries, green tea and olive leaves, and suggest that gels and beverages...

Too Much TV Makes Your Kids Obese, Researchers Find

8/21/2008 - Watching TV can lead to obesity in children independently of its effects on physical activity, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, and published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. "Television viewing is...

Drug Companies Routinely Bury Studies Showing Their Drugs Don't Work

8/20/2008 - More than 30 percent of studies conducted on antidepressant drugs go unpublished, apparently because they fail to show that the drug works as advertised, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, published studies often interpret the data as more favorable...

Viagra Puts Men's Fertility at Risk, Researchers Warn

8/14/2008 - The anti-impotence drug Viagra actually reduces men's fertility by decreasing the ability of their sperm to fertilize an egg, according to a study conducted by researchers at Queen's University Belfast and published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Researchers carried out two different experiments...

A Happy Marriage Boosts Heart Health, Researchers Discover

8/3/2008 - People who are happily married have lower blood pressure than those who are single or in an unhappy marriage, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham Young University and published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. The researchers had 204 married adults and 99 single ones wear...

Medical Researchers Attack YouTube Videos That Warn About Dangers of Vaccinations

7/25/2008 - In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical researchers warn that anti-vaccination activists are using YouTube to get their message across and say that pro-vaccination forces need to respond in kind with an ensuing media campaign. Researchers Kumanan Wilson and...

Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...

Diabetes Drug Avandia Causes Brittle Bones, Researchers Declare

7/23/2008 - The widely used diabetes drug rosiglitazone, marketed as Avandia, may increase the risk of brittle bones and osteoporosis, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and published in the journal Nature Medicine. "These findings have potential...

Researchers Explore Link Between Obesity and Insomnia

6/29/2008 - There is no doubt that Americans are getting fatter. According to the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001 – 2004 indicates that approximately two thirds of adults in the United States are overweight,...

Alliance for Human Research Protection Condemns Psychiatric Researchers for Lack of Integrity and Hidden Financial Ties

6/11/2008 - Following yesterday's feature article about the criminal behavior of psychiatric drug promoter Dr. Biederman and his colleagues who secretly accepted millions of dollars in unreported income from drug companies, the story has found new life in the mainstream media. Astonishingly, the mainstream media...

Top Psychiatric Researcher Dr. Biederman Caught Lying about $1.6 Million in Drug Money; Performed Medical Experiments on Children

6/10/2008 - Harvard University's Dr. Joseph Biederman has been a loyal soldier in the battleground for chemical control over children's minds. A highly-influential researcher at Harvard University, Dr. Biederman spearheaded a 4000% increase in the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder from 1994 to 2003, resulting...

Vaccines and Medical Experiments on Children, Minorities, Woman and Inmates (1845 - 2007)

12/14/2007 - Think U.S. health authorities have never conducted outrageous medical experiments on children, women, minorities, homosexuals and inmates? Think again: This timeline, originally put together by Dani Veracity (a NaturalNews reporter), has been edited and updated with recent vaccination experimentation...

Depression, Osteoporosis Correlation Misreported by Junk Science Media, Ill-Informed Health Researchers

12/11/2007 - Conventional medical researchers around the world are scratching their heads over new research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine that shows a strong correlation between depression and osteoporosis. Amazingly, none of them apparently have the presence of mind to consider the simple, common...

People who fidget more likely to be thin, researchers discover

11/15/2007 - A specific molecule that predisposes mice or humans to fidget may also be linked to a decreased likelihood of obesity, according to a study conducted by scientists from Germany and the United States and published in the journal Cell Metabolism. "The molecule is called Bsx and is required for spontaneous...

Astonished researchers report capsaicin injections cure Type 1 diabetes in mice

12/22/2006 - A new Canadian animal study published in Friday's issue of the journal Cell found that mice injected with capsaicin -- the chemical that makes chili peppers hot -- were rapidly cured of Type 1 diabetes. Researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto believe that Type 1 diabetes -- the...

Ethnobotanical study of Northern Peru reveals abundant system of plant-based medicine spanning 510 plant species

12/14/2006 - A pair of researchers from the University of Hawaii and the San Diego Museum of Man recently examined the traditional plant-based system of medicine -- "ethnobotany" -- in Northern Peru to gather information on ancient herbal remedies and healing rituals, in a study published in the online November...

French researchers torture mice to study effects of painkillers

11/15/2006 - A newly discovered chemical may be able to prevent pain at a much lower level in rats than the powerful painkiller morphine, according to reports from a new French research study. The French research team said these results could lead to newer pain control treatments, although other scientists were...

Arthritis drug researchers apologize for undisclosed pharmaceutical industry ties

11/8/2006 - The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an apology letter in today's issue from a team of researchers who failed to disclose pharmaceutical industry ties in an arthritis drug study published last May. The study, conducted by Mayo Clinic professor of medicine Dr. Eric L. Matteson...

Researchers discover new juice extraction technique for heart-healthy sea buckthorn superfruit

10/23/2006 - Indian researchers have developed a new way to effectively extract the juice of the sea buckthorn berry, which has proven effective at lowering cholesterol and protecting against artery blockages. The researchers' study -- published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture -- indicates...

Study shows link between morbid obesity, low IQ in toddlers (press release)

10/19/2006 - University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer's disease patients, a new study shows. Although the cause of these cognitive impairments is still unknown, UF researchers...

Sunscreens can damage skin, researchers find (press release)

10/16/2006 - Are sunscreens always beneficial, or can they be detrimental to users? A research team led by UC Riverside chemists reports that unless people out in the sun apply sunscreen often, the sunscreen itself can become harmful to the skin. When skin is exposed to sunlight, ultraviolet radiation (UV) is...

Eating cabbage and brussels sprouts kills cancer cells, researchers find

10/12/2006 - Eating brussels sprouts and cabbage could help kill cancer cells when combined with traditional chemotherapy, according to new research by British scientists. A study conducted by University of Leicester researchers and recently presented at the National Cancer Research Conference in Britain found...

Decaffeinated coffee still contains caffeine, researchers report

10/11/2006 - Coffee drinkers who switch to decaf may still be consuming caffeine, according to new research published in this month's Journal of Analytical Toxicology. Researchers from the University of Florida examined 10 16-ounce decaffeinated drip-brewed coffees from nine local coffee houses or national chains...

High intake of meat leads to colon cancer, researchers find

10/9/2006 - In July, standing before a press conference in Washington, Vice President for Education for the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Jeffrey R. Prince said that researchers were shifting focus from the effects of high-fiber diets on colon cancer to the effects of a high-meat diet on the disease. "Until...

Drinking cola causes bone mineral loss in women, researchers find

10/6/2006 - According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, older women who drink cola may experience a decrease in bone density -- a precursor to osteoporosis. Researchers from Tufts University, led by director of epidemiology Katherine Tucker, examined dietary questionnaires...

Penn researchers examine the effects of meditation on early cognitive impairment (press release)

9/27/2006 - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are examining the effectiveness of meditation on early cognitive impairment. Once this new study is completed, the results could help answer lingering questions over whether or not stress-reducing techniques and mind exercises can lessen...

UGA researchers find high rates of off-label prescriptions (press release)

9/25/2006 - A University of Georgia study has found that three-quarters of people prescribed antidepressant drugs receive the medications for a reason not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. This practice, known as off-label prescribing, is legal and intended to give physicians the flexibility...

UC Researchers Develop and Test Prevention Program for Childhood Obesity (press release)

9/21/2006 - The waistlines of children continue to grow, along with the concern about the problem. Two University of Cincinnati researchers are recruiting a school, parents and children in fighting obesity as they test a new prevention program in Meade County, Ky. After spending spring conducting focus groups with...

Researchers discover how a high-fat diet causes type 2 diabetes (press release)

9/18/2006 - Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have discovered a molecular link between a high-fat, Western-style diet, and the onset of type 2 diabetes. In studies in mice, the scientists showed that a high-fat diet disrupts insulin production, resulting in the classic signs of type 2 diabetes. ...

UCSD researchers state vitamin D needed to cut cancer risk (press release)

9/15/2006 - Taking 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D3 daily appears to lower an individual's risk of developing certain cancers – including colon, breast, and ovarian cancer – by up to 50 percent, according to cancer prevention specialists at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San...

Researchers Show How Air Pollution Causes Heart Disease (press release)

9/13/2006 - New York University School of Medicine researchers provide some of the most compelling evidence yet that long-term exposure to air pollution—even at levels within federal standards—causes heart disease. Previous studies have linked air pollution to cardiovascular disease but until now it was poorly...

Researchers identify energy gains and environmental impacts of corn ethanol and soybean biodiesel (press release)

9/12/2006 - The first comprehensive analysis of the full life cycles of soybean biodiesel and corn grain ethanol shows that biodiesel has much less of an impact on the environment and a much higher net energy benefit than corn ethanol, but that neither can do much to meet U.S. energy demand. The study will...

Higher death rates associated with increasing degrees of obesity, PITT researchers report (press release)

9/5/2006 - While obesity has generally been viewed as a single significant health concern, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests that not all obese women share the same health risks. This multi-center study of more than 90,000 women published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows...

Walking three times weekly slows decline from peripheral artery disease (press release)

8/25/2006 - A study in the Jan. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that walking three times a week, even in an unsupervised exercise program, can significantly improve walking ability and slow progression of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD often causes leg pain because of impaired blood flow...

Gecko feet inspire scientists to create micro-fiber adhesive

8/23/2006 - Geckos are able to hang from surfaces perpendicular to the ground with just one toe, or even walk across ceilings using microscopic hairs on their feet. Observing this, a team of researchers and engineers at the University of California, Berkeley has been inspired to create a synthetic material that...

Common asthma inhaler causing deaths, researchers assert (press release)

8/23/2006 - Three common asthma inhalers containing the drugs salmeterol or formoterol may be causing four out of five U.S. asthma-related deaths per year and should be taken off the market, researchers from Cornell and Stanford universities have concluded after a search of medical literature. They...

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers find ginseng may improve breast cancer outcomes (press release)

8/15/2006 - Ginseng, one of the most widely used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, may improve survival and quality of life after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a recent study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers. The large epidemiological study, led by Xiao-Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., was...

Researchers Reveal Possibility of Separating Anticancer Properties of Vitamin D (press release)

8/7/2006 - At the right dose, vitamin D is important for bone development and may help protect against the development of several cancers, particularly colorectal cancer. However, large quantities designed to exploit the vitamin’s anticancer properties can lead to a toxic overdose of calcium in the blood. Now,...

Researchers develop anti-obesity vaccine as consumers hope for "magic bullet" weight loss miracle

8/3/2006 - Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California have developed a vaccine that fights obesity in lab rats by tricking the immune system into targeting an obesity-related hormone. The vaccine targets a hormone called ghrelin, which is responsible for preserving stores of body fat by decreasing...

Myth of chiropractic-caused strokes debunked by medical researchers (press release)

8/2/2006 - A recent billboard advertisement, carried on the side of a bus in Bridgeport, Conn., is the latest in a series of attacks on chiropractic that use scare tactics and misinformation to undermine the growth of the profession, according to the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA). The paid advertisement,...

Ginger causes ovarian cancer cells to die, U-M researchers find (press release)

7/18/2006 - Ginger is known to ease nausea and control inflammation. But researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are investigating a new use for this age-old remedy: treating ovarian cancer. In laboratory studies, researchers found ginger caused ovarian cancer cells...

UC Davis researchers reveal apples' protective ways (press release)

7/10/2006 - Doctors have long been encouraging Americans to add more fruits and vegetables to their daily diets. Now, UC Davis researchers have discovered one way in which flavonoid-rich apples inhibit the kinds of cellular activity that leads to the development of chronic diseases, including heart disease and...

Medical Journals Should Ban Drug Advertisements, Say Researchers (press release)

7/1/2006 - “By accepting only advertisements for drugs and medical devices, medical journals have accepted an exclusive and dependent relationship with pharmaceutical companies,” said a team of Georgetown researchers in a paper to be published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on May 2, 2006. Adriane...

Researchers make vitamin E offshoot a potent cancer killer (press release)

7/1/2006 - Researchers here have learned how a derivative of vitamin E causes the death of cancer cells. The researchers then used that knowledge to make the agent an even more potent cancer killer. The compound, called vitamin E succinate, or alpha tocopheryl...

Marijuana under attack for causing memory problems, say forgetful drug researchers (satire)

4/7/2006 - Medical researchers are once again warning about the long-term memory effects of smoking marijuana. Toking on the herb for decades apparently makes your memory, well, dopey. That is, if you believe the study which was based on 40 people found in a drug rehabilitation program who said they only smoked...

Human medical experimentation in the United States: The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry (1833-1965)

3/6/2006 - Introduction by the Health Ranger: The United States claims to be the world leader in medicine. But there's a dark side to western medicine that few want to acknowledge: The horrifying medical experiments performed on impoverished people and their children all in the name of scientific progress. Many...

Human medical experimentation in the United States: The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry (1965-2005)

3/6/2006 - This is part two of a two-part series on human medical experimentation. Click here to read part one and the introduction. (1966) The CIA continues a limited number of MKULTRA plans by beginning Project MKSEARCH to develop and test ways of using biological, chemical and radioactive materials in intelligence...

DHEA for weight loss: miracle drug or unproven experiment?

6/27/2005 - In a study exploring DHEA-replacement therapy as a weight loss technique, researchers gave test animals large doses of both DHEA and the drug fenfluramine. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian's DHEA: A Practical Guide, "Even a hot fudge sundae with fresh bananas and dark chocolate syrup couldn't get [the...

More Researchers See Evidence of Plant Life on Mars

8/6/2004 - When it comes to examining the possibility of life on Mars, opinions vary widely and emotions run high. For many years, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who is one of the best-known writers in the world as well as being the inventor of the modern satellite, has insisted that photographs from...

Obesity Researchers Lose Sight of the Big Picture While Peering Into Their Microscopes; Modern Science Loses Perspective

8/6/2004 - New research conducted at Brown Medical School is exploring the biochemical precursors to obesity. The research is finding that metabolism is regulated by peptides in the hypothalamus, which is a part of the brain that controls appetite. Two enzymes known as PC1 and PC2 have been found to be necessary...

Medical researchers remain baffled at attempts to treat obesity with appetite suppressing hormones like PYY

8/3/2004 - Scientists remain baffled at attempts to treat obesity by administering hormones such as PYY, which reportedly function as appetite suppressants. In 2002, researchers from London reported that they had found a way to turn off the appetite signal by administering the PYY hormone, which appears to tell...

Medical researchers use infrared LEDs to heal cancer

7/13/2004 - All the prescription drugs in the world can't compete with the healing power of light. Now, medical researchers are using simple infrared LED light to heal cancer patients. It's a powerful example of the healing potential of phototherapy, and it demonstrates one of the reasons why I'm so excited about...

Researchers use phytonutrients in spinach to create highly cost-effective solar panels

7/6/2004 - It sounds bizarre, but it's true: researchers are using phytonutrients found in spinach plants to create fascinating new "green" solar panels that covert sunlight into electricity. The idea stems from the realization that spinach plants already turn sunlight into energy -- that's called photosynthesis,...

Researchers hijack natural anti-cancer compounds in plants to boost pharmaceutical profits

1/30/2004 10:02:34 AM - Junk science alert: A press release from Purdue that says its researchers have discovered a way to use plants as natural factories for producing pharmaceuticals that fight diseases cancer. Well I've got news for Purdue researchers: plants are already natural factories for anti-cancer compounds,...

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