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|4/25/2016 - Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat.
The most recent study was conducted...|
|4/16/2016 - There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet, ranging from lowered heart disease risks to reducing the chances of getting high blood pressure or diabetes. In fact, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that, when compared a diet that included meat, vegetarian diets were associated with lowered...|
|4/11/2016 - The same hot beverage you depend on to wake you up in the morning could also help you live longer – that's according to a new study and a growing body of evidence that suggests that coffee may decrease your risk of developing prostate cancer, among other health benefits you might not have been...|
|4/8/2016 - An 8-year study involving half a million American women with breast cancer, found that surgically removing diseased and healthy breasts did not increase an individual's chance of survival.
The results seem to confirm earlier suspicions that undergoing a double mastectomy, an aggressive procedure...|
|4/4/2016 - Many drugs pushed out by Big Pharma are equivalent to rat poison, but only a handful can actually claim to be rat poison. Meet warfarin: a widely used blood thinner which, prior to being used to treat a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, was used as rat poison.
|3/24/2016 - For some reason, the Obama administration can't get enough of regulating just about everything it can possibly regulate, and with little thought to the hypocrisy of its actions or the impact they have on ordinary Americans.
Now, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama Food and Drug Administration...|
|3/21/2016 - Females exposed to DDT in the womb may be more likely to suffer from obesity and diabetes in middle age, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and published...|
|3/16/2016 - The mystic periodic table of elements is at play in the environment around us and within us. We don't recognize these elements on the surface; it's almost as if they represent different spiritual energies in a realm that we cannot quite see. They have different energetic actions in the human body, using...|
|3/14/2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is set to allow for the dramatic expansion of electroshock therapy for patients who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, through reclassification of the devices used to deliver shock treatment, despite the fact that experts and former patients have attested...|
|3/14/2016 - Pfizer's Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a record-breaking drug, a prescription with the highest peak sales of any drug on the market. Statin drugs like this one, along with other brand equivalents and generics, are a medical doctor's go-to "solution" for managing patient's cholesterol levels. These drugs...|
|3/10/2016 - Every once in a while, attending a dinner party becomes the best thing you've done in days. Great company and amazing food are always the premise of a successful evening, but a delicious meal is not always followed by instant satisfaction. In fact, one in five Americans have to suffer the consequences...|
|3/3/2016 - What comes to mind when you hear about staple foods? Corn, wheat, bread, potatoes, maybe even yams ... ? The list goes on, but regardless of how many items you come up with, dates are not likely to appear on your list. The date palm – the tree which produces the date fruit – has been around...|
|3/1/2016 - A BMJ press release reported, "Children and adolescents have a doubled risk of aggression and suicide when taking one of the five most commonly prescribed antidepressants," according to a study published in The BMJ on January 28, 2016.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin–norepinephrine...|
|2/28/2016 - When it gets to be early- to mid-afternoon, are you sitting at your desk at work or school yawning? Do you sometimes reach for a coffee or other caffeinated drink after lunch just to keep yourself going? And does this happen often?
You may be one of a growing number of Americans who aren't getting...|
|2/26/2016 - A Missouri jury has ordered pharmaceutical and health giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based baby powder for decades. The jury found that J&J was aware of research linking talc to cancer, but...|
|2/26/2016 - New science reveals that statin drugs DOUBLE the risk of diabetes. This is in addition to the extreme harm they cause to the body in other ways, including:
• Accelerating aging.
• Causing chronic muscle fatigue.
• Compromising cognitive function.
• Causing early dementia and...|
|2/25/2016 - According to the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF), as part of their Continuous Update Project (CUP), consuming three alcoholic drinks daily ups the chance of a person getting liver cancer. It's no surprise, therefore, that alcoholism and liver cancer are closely linked; numerous health-related...|
|2/23/2016 - Almost everyone has experienced the searing chest pain we call heartburn on at least one occasion. This ailment is quite common, and most of the time nothing to be concerned about. It can often be weathered through or even cured naturally.
But, of course if we learned how to manage every disease...|
|2/15/2016 - Children delivered by Caesarean section are 23 percent more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than babies born vaginally, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers from University College Cork, Ireland, and published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
|2/10/2016 - A long-term study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has shown that statin users are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes compared to those who didn't use statins. Additionally, they're a whopping 250 percent more likely to develop the disease in conjunction with complications...|
|1/28/2016 - It's no secret that certain factors such as mass body index (BMI), race and family history are among the main contributors associated with diabetes development. While such risk factors still play a role, a new study has found that there's likely another reason behind onset of the disease, one that specifically...|
|1/26/2016 - Medical imaging technology has provided physicians with a nonsurgical method for discovering, diagnosing and monitoring injuries and diseases. Rather than a hospital stay and invasive procedure, patients can undergo a CT scan with little discomfort or down time.
But now research is starting to reveal...|
|1/26/2016 - After EU chief scientist Anne Glover stated in an interview that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are so safe that the precautionary principle is "irrelevant," noted risk engineering expert Nassim Nicholas Taleb of New York University shot back, calling her a "dangerous imbecile."
|1/20/2016 - If you still own stocks and mutual fund shares, you still aren't grasping the systemic risk in the stock market. No matter what you claim to BELIEVE, it is your ACTIONS that actually determine your true grasp of reality. Failing to sell all your stock holdings right now could result in massive losses...|
|12/27/2015 - Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans each year – making it the most deadly killer in the United States. But the good news is that there are many things you can do to decrease your risk of succumbing to this all too common killer. Written by Matthew Budoff, the book Enhancing Heart Health:...|
|12/17/2015 - While vaccines, pesticides and other industrial contaminants have been publicly linked to the onset of Autism Spectrum Disorder, we're now beginning to learn about the relationship between commonly prescribed anti-depressants and the often-severe developmental disability that astoundingly impacts one...|
|12/14/2015 - The more radiation therapy you receive, the more likely it is you'll develop a second cancer caused by that radiation, according to a document[PDF] released by the American Cancer Society, which admits that certain organs such as the breast and thyroid are more prone to developing a second...|
|12/1/2015 - It's well known that the overuse of overuse of antibiotics can often do more harm than good, leading to a variety of health effects, some of which can be chronic in nature affecting your everyday life and well-being.
However, not as well known is the potential connection between antibiotics and diabetes,...|
|11/17/2015 - Drinking just two sweetened beverages per day — including "diet" drinks — can raise your risk of heart failure by nearly 25 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and published in the journal Heart.
Although prior studies have linked...|
|11/6/2015 - Good news for vegetable lovers and those who enjoy a dietary lifestyle primarily consisting of such foods: A recent study has found that a vegetarian diet can reduce a person's risk of developing colorectal cancers when compared to their meat-eating counterparts.
Researchers from Loma Linda University...|
|11/2/2015 - A five-year fire is burning beneath a landfill in a St. Louis suburb, and it's rapidly approaching an old cache of nuclear waste.
At present, St. Louis County emergency officials are unsure whether or not the fire will set off a reaction that releases a radioactive plume over the city. An emergency...|
|10/31/2015 - Regular visits to the sauna may cut a person's risk of death dramatically, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland at Kuopio and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Middle-aged men who visited the sauna most frequently were 40 percent less...|
|10/30/2015 - Not too long ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently came forward and announced that glyphosate, Monsanto's main herbicide ingredient, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." After constant debate between the greedy agrochemical giant who maintained (and still does) that the ingredient is safe...|
|10/20/2015 - More than 85 percent of Americans are concerned about pesticide residue on their fruits and vegetables, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,050 people. However, many people are confused as to what to do about it, which is understandable, because if you aren't growing your own food yet,...|
|10/16/2015 - Children conceived via assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are twice as likely to suffer from autism as children conceived without such technologies, according to a study that was conducted by researchers from Columbia University, Fordham University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...|
|10/6/2015 11:57:28 AM - If you've been exercising for 30 minutes everyday, satisfied that you've met the American Heart Association's physical activity recommendation, then you're in for a surprise. In a nutshell, a recent study found that a mere 30 minutes is not enough to help reduce the risk of heart problems.
|10/5/2015 - A libido-boosting pill by the name of Addyi, which has been dubbed the "female Viagra," is set to hit the U.S. market in October 2015. Don't be so quick to think this is a good thing; although the pill, which is made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and chemically known as flibanserin, has been approved...|
|10/4/2015 - The for-profit cancer industry is counting on you getting cancer. And while they would never admit this publicly, they secretly need a steady supply of cancer patients to keep them in business. That's why the cancer industry never teaches prevention.
But cancer, in turns out, is incredibly easy to...|
|9/23/2015 - Although it might not come as a big surprise to those who believe that natural methods are the only safe way to deal with pests, it's certainly worth noting that a link has been found between indoor pesticide use and the risk of children developing certain types of cancer.
A recent report published...|
|9/8/2015 - You may want to spice things up in your life, and no, we're not talking about whispering sweet nothings between the sheets. According to an international team of researchers led by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, eating spicy foods may be the key to longevity. They found that eating such foods...|
|9/7/2015 - The consumption of trans fats significantly increases your risk of heart disease and early death, according to a study conducted by researchers from McMaster University and published in the British Medical Journal.
The study found no connection, however, between saturated fat consumption and negative...|
|9/2/2015 - In July, the FDA announced changes to the labels of nearly every medication in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, warning that those drugs could cause fatal strokes and heart attacks even in young people with no known cardiovascular risk factors. Heart attacks could be triggered...|
|9/1/2015 - Eating a "Southern diet" heavy on fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks increases the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and published in the journal Circulation.
Heart disease is the top killer...|
|8/30/2015 - In what proponents are calling a "landmark" decision in favor of transparency in Europe, the EU Court confirmed in a recent ruling that protecting health and the environment is a higher priority than protecting the confidentiality of experts who have, at times, changed risk rules.
As noted in a press...|
|8/24/2015 - Studies are increasingly showing that cellular phone use can lead to chronic health problems, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Now a new study in the journal Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine has suggested a biological mechanism that might explain how these health problems develop.
|8/18/2015 - The FDA has announced that it will require new labels on both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers in the aspirin family, warning that even brief use of these drugs increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, including among people with no heart disease risk factors.
The warning applies...|
|8/14/2015 - The health risks associated with unconventional oil and gas drilling (UGOD), i.e. hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," have been of concern to many since the practice became widespread, but until now there has been a shortage of conclusive evidence that such risks actually exist.
A recent study, however,...|
|8/14/2015 - A new study from Harokopio University in Athens, Greece is giving regular coffee drinkers something to cheer about. After studying the coffee drinking habits of more than 1,300 people, the researchers concluded that regular coffee drinkers are 54 percent less likely to suffer from diabetes and inflammatory...|
|8/12/2015 - Skin cancer, in all its forms, is one of the most frequently diagnosed kinds of cancer both in the United States and abroad. And while some forms of this condition are easily treatable and have a good prognosis, others like melanoma can prove deadly, mostly due to the fact that they can spread easily...|
|8/11/2015 - Chamomile, the attractive, daisy-like flower that is native to many parts of Europe, has a long history of medicinal use that stretches back to the time of ancient Rome. It is most popularly known for its ability to promote relaxation, stress relief and a good night's sleep and even today is used in...|
|8/10/2015 - Most people have heard by now that increased consumption of meat can be a major risk factor for cancer development - especially when it comes to cancer of the colon. And despite loud protests by the meat industry itself, evidence continues to mount that there is indeed a link between a diet high in...|
|8/10/2015 - Taking antibiotics may make children twice as likely to develop juvenile arthritis, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania and Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and published in the journal Pediatrics.
"Our research suggests another...|
|8/9/2015 - It's the leading cause of death worldwide, but heart disease has an enemy in vitamin C, according to new research out of Denmark. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital found that the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease and early death is reduced as blood...|
|7/29/2015 - New research published in the journal PLOS ONE calls into question the safety and effectiveness of a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as well as its less extreme companion acid reflux. Researchers found that proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs,...|
|7/28/2015 - As California's drought continues, there is more to people's problems than browning lawns, challenging water conservation efforts and devastation to crops. The latest discovery to plague the parched state is the finding that groundwater - which many residents and farmers are now turning to in larger...|
|7/27/2015 - The sugar fructose -- formerly embraced by the food industry as a supposedly safer alternative to glucose -- appears to cause molecular changes in the body that promote uncontrolled heart growth and increase the risk of heart failure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Swiss Federal...|
|7/27/2015 - Prostate problems are a major concern for men as they grow older. It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of all men over 50 will have some degree of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH, or prostate enlargement), and a smaller percentage of men will develop prostate cancer. This cancer is serious, because...|
|7/17/2015 - Asparagus, the green spear-shaped vegetable that arrives in grocery stores at the beginning of spring, is packed with a wealth of health benefits, making it a good choice to add to your diet. One cup of asparagus contains only 40 calories and has a very low glycemic impact, which makes it a great addition...|
|7/11/2015 - The natural way of life is constantly being attacked, discriminated against. Healthy lifestyle practices, like organic gardening, herbal medicine making and breastfeeding are often misunderstood by society's most ill-informed and authoritarian-minded. Professional pediatricians may pressure mothers...|
|7/9/2015 9:35:38 AM - Colon cancer is a serious issue in the United States, particularly for those over 50. It is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of this disease. Even if it is not fatal, it can often have serious consequences. One common treatment for colon cancer is colon re-sectioning, which is the surgical...|
|7/8/2015 - Most people are aware that Monsanto is behind the cancer-causing chemical glyphosate, proud makers of the herbicide Roundup which contains the active ingredient. However, they're also the makers of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which has been banned in the United States since 1972 after it...|
|7/3/2015 - Anyone who reads the paper or keeps up with the news has probably heard about what medical experts are dubbing the "epidemic" of diabetes. In the United States alone, there are between 25 and 30 million diabetics, and about 7 million of those are undiagnosed (and of course untreated). Diabetes can hit...|
|6/26/2015 - The progressive California town of Berkeley has passed a new resolution mandating that the safety information typically buried deep within the fine print of mobile phone user manuals instead be emblazoned as a prominent safety warning that consumers will actually notice and acknowledge.
|6/19/2015 - While most people who drink diet soda probably know it isn't the healthiest choice, they still may be under the mistaken impression that it will keep their weight down. Scientific studies emphasize this is not true.
This was made clear in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...|
|6/7/2015 - Breastfeeding is the healthiest option to give your little one the best start in life. The benefits go way beyond providing basic nutrition. In addition to providing all the vitamins, nutrients and immune-building substances a baby needs, researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel suggest that...|
|6/7/2015 - People taking antidepressants, tranquilizers and painkillers are all significantly more likely to kill another human being than similar people who are not taking those drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinsksa Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and published in the journal...|
|6/6/2015 - When Americans think of child predators, they think of creepy-looking strangers whisking their son or daughter away from the park playground. Americans rarely consider the real child predators hiding in sky rises behind glass walls, holding tight to chemistry degrees and six-figure salaries. Pharmaceutical...|
|6/3/2015 - Brushing your teeth and keeping your mouth clean aren't just about keeping your teeth white and your breath smelling super fresh. Although those things do matter and are a big reason many of us maintain our oral health, there is a lot more to it than that; your overall health is actually affected by...|
|6/1/2015 - Just as Natural News has warned for over a decade, mind-altering medications such as tranquilizers and psychiatric drugs (SSRIs) have now been confirmed to increase the risk of a person committing murder.
A new study published in the journal World Psychiatry (June 1 edition, not yet found on the...|
|5/25/2015 - Popular heartburn drugs available over-the-counter as well as by prescription can double the risk of acute kidney failure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and published in the journal CMAJ Open on...|
|5/18/2015 - The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could double your risk of developing diabetes, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the VA North Texas Health System and the University of Texas Southwestern that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on April 28.
|5/6/2015 - Switching from a Western diet high in meat and fat to a diet rich in vegetables and beans may reduce a person's risk of colon cancer in just two weeks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London and published in the journal Nature Communications....|
|5/5/2015 - Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting the body against free radical damage. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce signs of aging.
New research conducted at Oregon State University has found that vitamin E deficiency might put people at a higher...|
|4/14/2015 - Just how bad was the radiation fallout from the near-complete destruction of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima power station following a massive earthquake-generated tsunami in March 2011? The answer is, most people simply don't know - because the media coverage of the damage and fallout, at the...|
|4/12/2015 - Coffee, a sometimes controversial beverage which many of us start our day with, may not be as bad as some of us think.
While it is true that too much of this warming pick-me-up drink can disrupt sleep, raise heart rate and blood pressure, and mess up digestion, drinking just one cup of coffee a day...|
|4/2/2015 5:22:50 PM - Television watching increases diabetes risk, scientists have now confirmed. By studying over 3,000 overweight Americans, a research study demonstrated that risk for type 2 diabetes increased over 14 percent in those watching four hours of television a day. The average American watches 5.11 hours of...|
|4/1/2015 5:59:48 PM - In the midst of the gluten free everything craze, Harvard Public School of Nutrition released a study that shows eating more whole grains may lower mortality by up to 15 percent, especially cardiovascular disease-related mortality. The study also suggests that consuming bran may lower mortality by 6...|
|3/29/2015 - Stroke is a leading cause of death throughout the world, and it is responsible for the most deaths in China. Prevention before a first stroke occurs -- often called primary prevention -- is of the utmost in importance, because most strokes -- about 77 percent -- can be termed as being first-time events....|
|3/22/2015 - Statins are a deadly scam, and new research published in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology undoubtedly proves this. Using "statistical deception" to make statins appear safe and effective, the drug industry has deviously sold the United States and other Western nations a bill of goods,...|
|3/11/2015 - While there has been a lot of research both in favor and against one of America's favorite drinks, this latest bit of research leaves you feeling a little less guilty after having that second, or third, or even fourth cup of coffee.
The results of a new study suggest that drinking up to four cups...|
|2/25/2015 4:23:33 PM - The hypocrisy of many prohibitionists who condemn legal cannabis by day while imbibing on beer, wine and liquor by night was highlighted recently after researchers demonstrated that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available, exceeding both cocaine and heroin in terms of mortality risk.
|2/25/2015 - Women who take birth control pills will not be pleased with a recent discovery that suggests a link between taking the contraceptive and brain tumor development.
Danish researchers have discovered that taking a birth control pill for over five years can more than double the risk of developing a rare...|
|2/20/2015 - The scripted media is being used to scare and divide the public over new measles outbreaks. It's always the same unintelligent narrative being pushed: The unvaccinated are putting everyone in danger. Obviously, the push to sell more vaccines is on as fear is used to prey on the population.
|2/19/2015 - Over 100 years ago, a study showed that 'subclinical hypothyroidism' was associated with a 260% increase in the prevalence of heart disease. In fact, over the years, many other studies have made the connection between thyroid disorders and the risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease.
|2/17/2015 - A new study is linking commonly used medicines, which include over-the-counter treatments, of ailments like hay fever and insomnia to dementia and possibly Alzheimer's disease.
According to the BBC, researchers in the study noted that all of the medications examined are drugs that produce an "anticholinergic"...|
|2/15/2015 - When I saw the news about a new report from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation, it all seemed strangely familiar. The report, covered in the Financial Times and also the Daily Mail, offers a scientific assessment of the twelve most likely risks of a...|
|2/5/2015 - The leading cause of skin-cancer death in the United States, melanoma, may be prevented by engaging in a habit that's familiar to millions of Americans. The act of drinking coffee might offer protection against the devastating illness, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University...|
|1/27/2015 - From every angle, the general population is starving, in desperate need of more than just food and empty, nutritionless calories. The supermarkets are full of empty-calorie food products that have been stripped of their nutrition. The void is real. It can be seen in the people's faces, passing by one...|
|1/26/2015 - You've probably heard it or read it before: The importance of including high fiber foods in our diet. Most probably consider this is good for being "regular" with bowel movements, nothing more than that.
But according to a recent epidemiological meta-analysis, it can be a matter of longer life or...|
|1/22/2015 - It's not difficult to find research exposing the many health benefits of avocados. Studies show that these pear-shaped fruits, which are native to Mexico and Central America, are packed with essential nutrients that can aid weight loss, boost vision and guard us from cancer. Moreover, avocados are rich...|
|12/18/2014 - Russia is teetering on the edge of solvency and economic collapse as its currency collapses, interest rates rise and average Russians flock to stores to stock on up on anything they can get their hands on.
Meanwhile, some geopolitical analysts believe that the economic turmoil -- touched off in part...|
|12/17/2014 3:46:38 PM - They say there's only two things constant in this life: death and taxes. But a third viable contender might be cancer, which an extensive cohort of scientific research has found is caused by prolonged exposure to radiation from cell phones and their associated communication towers.
Contrary to what...|
|12/3/2014 12:31:45 PM - (Story by Sayer Ji, republished from GreenMedInfo.com) Flu vaccines, according to the best scientific evidence available today, will only work against 10% of the circulating viruses that cause the symptoms of seasonal epidemic influenza. Additionally, flu vaccines have been found to elicit inflammatory...|
|11/24/2014 11:50:13 AM - Psychiatric drugs are more dangerous than you have ever imagined. If you haven't been prescribed one yet, you are among the lucky few. If you or a loved one are taking psychiatric drugs, there is hope; but you need to understand the dangers and how to minimize the risk.
The following overview focuses...|
|11/19/2014 12:20:13 PM - A new analysis by Consumer Reports explains how easy it is for infants to consume dangerous amounts of arsenic in common foods like hot rice cereal and rice pasta. Just one serving of rice pasta can put your child over the recommended weekly limit, according to the new report, which also details safer...|
|11/17/2014 - Perhaps the most confusing aspect of diet and nutrition revolves around fats and fatty acids. There are many disagreements with what fats are healthy and unhealthy, and very few of the different types of fats have a solid consensus on health.
So far, there seems to be consensus on omega-3 fatty acids...|
|11/12/2014 - Women who live near major roads are significantly more likely to die from sudden cardiac death, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Circulation. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health...|
|11/11/2014 - The Mediterranean diet doesn't just protect against heart disease: It may actually reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes.
The findings came from a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Hospital Universitari de...|
|11/3/2014 - Take note in the social media how quickly people will react to the title of this article without even reading it. What follows here is a thoughtful and well-formed epidemiological analysis of the most likely infection and transmission patterns of a level-4 pandemic virus.
Ebola isn't swayed by words,...|
|10/31/2014 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which outlines the official surveillance standards for identifying those at risk of contracting and spreading Ebola infection. In this update, the CDC quietly admits that Ebola...|
|10/23/2014 5:55:43 PM - Sufficient magnesium intake may help deter the onset of diabetes, particularly in those exhibiting precursor symptoms, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
One of the most overlooked minerals, magnesium is essential for good health, as its...|
|10/20/2014 - The billionaire CEO and founder of Elliott Management hedge fund, Paul Singer, who manages $25 billion worth of client funds, is quite the prophet.
In 37 years, his fund has only had two down years. Indeed, on average, his fund has an annual return of 14 percent, and that compares very favorably...|
|10/10/2014 - Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, has just issued a public warning about the real Ebola threat to America.  That threat doesn't come via direct flights from Africa, Gen. Kelly insists, but rather from Ebola spreading in Central and South American nations,...|
|10/4/2014 - Pregnant women may be able to lower their risk of a potentially deadly complication known as pre-eclampsia by more than 20 percent simply by eating more organic vegetables, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Consumer Research and the Norwegian Institute of...|
|10/1/2014 - Women who eat two or more servings of fish per week are significantly less likely to suffer from hearing loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on September 10.
"Although a decline in hearing...|
|9/25/2014 - Strokes, which occur when there's an interruption in blood flow, are the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Siteman Cancer Center.
More than 600,000 strokes plague Americans each year, taking the lives of more than 150,000 people,...|
|9/23/2014 - Clinical depression is often linked with those suffering from macular degeneration, since loss of vision leads to a withdrawing from the activities once enjoyed. (1) In fact, 25 percent of people who have macular degeneration in both eyes ultimately develop clinical depression. (1)
"You can't read,...|
|9/22/2014 - While studies in the past have acknowledged the role that specific foods play in mental wellness and the reduction of age induced problems such as dementia, a new study looks at the diet as a whole.
The findings are a strong indicator that what you eat during midlife will have a powerful impact on...|
|9/17/2014 - An apple a day can help keep cardiovascular disease (CVD) away. In fact, a seven year study out of China indicates that you can cut your risk of CVD by up to 40% by eating a piece of fruit every single day, and the more you eat the more you can reduce your disk of cardiovascular disease.
|9/12/2014 - Flying a commercial plane comes with more risk than meets the eye. According to a new study in JAMA Dermatology, pilots are 2.22 times more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime than those in the general population. Likewise, members of the cabin crew are 2.09 times more likely to come...|
|9/9/2014 - One class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may increase the risk of blood and bone marrow diseases sevenfold, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University Hospital of Nancy-Brabois in France and published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
|9/8/2014 - They told him to take the pills, on time, every day, promising that his depression would go away, but all is not the same as before...
His impulses are now sudden, sharp and cutting, like the razor gripped tight in his hand. Every thought that comes to mind aches with pulses of retaliation -- some...|
|9/1/2014 - The sun is out for most of us, and exposure to sunlight typically brings with it fears of skin cancer. Many people avoid the sun totally to prevent this fate, but is that a wise choice? The research on how sun exposure, sunburn and skin cancer are linked could surprise many.
Let's examine some facts...|
|8/31/2014 - In 2014 alone, an estimated 233,000 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, and nearly 30,000 of them will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer among men worldwide, after lung or bronchial cancer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...|
|8/28/2014 - More people are beginning to understand that antibiotics are essentially anti-life. They destroy both the invading pathogens and the beneficial bacteria in the human gut. As the good microbes are depleted along with the bad, the gut wall loses its protection, allowing future pathogens to more readily...|
|8/27/2014 - BREAKING: CDC whistleblower William Thompson has now gone public with a statement posted on the website of the law firm representing him, Morgan Verkamp LLC. (See the full statement reprinted below.)
The statement opens with a blatant admission of scientific fraud at the CDC:
My name is William...|
|8/27/2014 - Vaccines do cause autism, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been lying about this fact for years, according to newly uncovered information. As it turns out, the CDC fudged some numbers in a 2003 study it conducted on the MMR vaccine that, if honestly reported, would have...|
|8/26/2014 - Excess weight sure is easy to come by, but hard to drop; that's just a simple fact. Cravings for the "bad sugars," the bad fat and the bad salt can be overwhelming, but so can the health detriment from being overweight or obese for an extended period of time. Not only could you find yourself battling...|
|8/23/2014 - Dow AgroSciences is getting closer to releasing their "Enlist Weed Control System," a new package that includes two "old" chemicals, glyphosate and 2,4-D, along with seeds genetically engineered to withstand the combination.
The package will provide "robust" tolerance for glyphosate-resistant crops,...|
|8/21/2014 - Restful sleep is one of the most important factors in disease prevention, immune support, hormone regulation and overall well-being. But several new studies show that shift workers who labor at odd or inconsistent hours on a regular basis tend to miss out on it, which increases their risk of type 2...|
|8/15/2014 - In 2013, when professional hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated that it was possible to hijack the steering and brakes of a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius using only laptops connected to the autos, they raised two questions.
First, could hackers perform the same thing wirelessly...|
|8/15/2014 - Does work stress you out? Unless you're lucky enough to be the exception, work is probably one of your leading sources of stress, primarily because it's a root cause nearly impossible to eliminate.
Scientists working for the German Research Center for Environmental Health discovered a strong correlation...|
|8/13/2014 - The most comprehensive study yet to be conducted on the subject has revealed that vitamin D levels really do affect dementia risk. An expert, multidisciplinary team of researchers hailing from some of the best schools in the world found that elderly folks severely lacking in vitamin D are more than...|
|8/11/2014 - Pharmaceutical advertisements have bombarded radio, magazine and television in the last decade like never before. Eyes and ears absorbing the propaganda send the messages to the brain, storing thoughts that could eventually turn into misleading beliefs.
These pharmaceutical ads paint a clear picture,...|
|8/5/2014 - It's an absolute miracle, an alliance of divine life, how the Earth is positioned, so delicately in relation to the sun. Two stellar bodies communicating with such intricacy and harmony in space and time, one sphere rotating in seasonal rhythm, the other projecting flares of brilliant heat and light.
|8/5/2014 - How efficient is the federal government at preventing terrorist attacks, especially at US chemical facilities? According to Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma, the current federal terrorist prevention regulations are "a broken program that is not making us measurably safer against the threat of a terrorist...|
|8/3/2014 - Vitamin D deficiency may double the risk of schizophrenia, according to a study conducted by researchers from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
According to some estimates, that may mean that 75 percent of the US population...|
|7/19/2014 - Heart failure incidence is escalating at an alarming rate and now affects more than six million men and women in the US, a number that is expected to double over the next ten years. It is a problem caused by years of elevated blood pressure levels that put excess strain on the heart, often enlarging...|
|7/11/2014 - Medical professionals from the University of Zurich have compiled important public health results that can be used in counseling and primary care to slash the risk of early death.
Their conclusion was general, stating that people can live longer due to an active lifestyle, more fruit and vegetable...|
|7/11/2014 - There are some studies that point to red meat, especially processed red meats, as conducive to heart failure and/or cancer. Recently, perhaps the largest study focusing on processed meats strongly indicates a strong association to heart failure with even moderate consumption of meats processed by salting,...|
|7/7/2014 - Medical professionals from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have unveiled five easy-to-follow guidelines for cancer prevention. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in June 2014. These steps have merit and are great advice for anyone who...|
|7/7/2014 - The effect of lifestyle habits on type 2 diabetes risk is so large that it renders genetic susceptibility insignificant, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
The study was funded primarily by the European Commission.
|7/5/2014 - New research from McMaster University in Canada has uncovered a correlation between fluoxetine, a chemical in popular antidepressants like Prozac, and pregnant woman.
Researchers recently discovered that pregnant women on antidepressants could be unknowingly jeopardizing the health of their unborn...|
|7/4/2014 - Regular diet soda consumption may significantly raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Researchers surveyed 2,564 residents of New York City over the age of 68...|
|7/3/2014 - Every year in the US, more than 800,000 people suffer the devastating effects of a stroke, and 150,000 will die as a consequence of the fourth-leading cause of mortality. The sad part of this story is that many of these deaths are preventable by altering lifestyle habits and adhering to a diet that...|
|6/28/2014 - Spending most of your time sitting may boost your risk of certain cancers by an astonishing 66 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on June 16.
Significantly, more time spent...|
|6/26/2014 - Cancer is a word that strikes fear in even the most indifferent of people. Though there are certain genetic factors that seem to predispose an individual to being diagnosed with certain types of this disease, this does not mean they have no options for prevention.
In fact, there are numerous ways...|
|6/23/2014 - Coffee, after decades of bad press, is finally coming into its own. There continue to be health reports that note the benefits of having a daily cup of coffee. In addition to research which shows that a daily cup of java could have positive effects on a person's ability to stave off strokes, Parkinson's...|
|6/22/2014 - Confirming the results of prior studies, research conducted by the University of Calgary and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that the combination MMR-chickenpox vaccine doubles the risk of febrile seizures in young children.
The researchers reviewed side effect data...|
|6/20/2014 - The sun is quintessential in facilitating life on planet Earth, meeting the biological requirements of species in all forms. In addition to making our existence possible, sunlight makes us feel good, and according to a new study, keeps us alive longer.
While some places on Earth experience endless...|
|6/18/2014 - Combining the diabetes drug metformin with insulin significantly increases patients' risk of death, according to a study conducted by researchers from Vanderbilt University and published in a diabetes-themed issue of JAMA on June 11.
The researchers compared the use of metformin in conjunction with...|
|6/16/2014 - New research conducted at the University of Adelaide and published in The Journal of Nutrition has shown that women who consumed a poor diet before conceiving had roughly 50 percent higher risk of having a preterm birth as compared to those who ate a healthy diet. This is the first piece of research...|
|6/16/2014 - With the incidences of cancer seeming to rise frequently according to the media outlets, many people wonder if there is anything they can do in order to significantly reduce that risk. While a diagnosis of cancer can be a devastating blow, there are some steps that people can take to reduce their risk...|
|6/14/2014 - Tomatoes -- that acidic fruit which tastes much more like a vegetable -- are very versatile in the kitchen. They can be added to sauces, soups and salads as well as eaten fresh from the vine. In addition to lots of added flavor, using tomatoes infuses foods with bright colors that make dishes as visually...|
|6/10/2014 - You might want to sit down for this: A new study found that delaying the MMR vaccine or MMR and varicella combo vaccine (MMRV) could increase your child's risk of getting a fever-related seizure.
This cohort "study" analyzed 323,247 vaccinated children to examine the association between the timing...|
|6/8/2014 - A combination of high-dose multivitamins and chelation therapy may protect heart attack survivors from future cardiovascular events and death, according to a multicenter study published in the American Heart Journal.
Intravenous chelation, in which the chemical ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)...|
|6/6/2014 - Cancer can be an incredibly deceptive disease. It strikes when a person least expects it, and in many cases, offers absolutely no warning whatsoever. Cancer affects people of all ages, height, weight and gender. A person can take preventative measures to avoid getting cancer, but the truth is, there...|
|6/3/2014 - Considered a nutritional buzzword among the health-conscious crowd, probiotics are well-known as an important addition to the diet for maintaining digestive balance. And now, researches have discovered these micro-organisms are much more powerful than previously thought by playing a substantial role...|
|6/1/2014 - Just in case you needed yet another reason to stay away from added dietary sugar sources, nutritional scientists now confirm that our obsession with consuming sweets is killing us by dramatically increasing risk of death from cardiovascular disease and heart attack. A host of known risk factors including...|
|5/31/2014 - The Atkins diet may be a popular way to achieve fast weight loss results; however, it's not without intense scrutiny from animal-rights activists, those who enjoy healthier ways of eating and, of course, medical experts who warn that the diet can lead to health problems such as increased cholesterol...|
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|5/31/2014 - Everyone argues from time to time, whether it is with friends, family, or neighbors. While these arguments can be stressful, few people think about the health risks that may be involved if they continue to engage in these arguments. A new study has found that arguing with others frequently may increase...|
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