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Genetic risk for diabetes is insignificant compared to preventive lifestyle factors

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. The...

Follow these six dietary tips to help protect against cancer

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...

Using antidepressants while pregnant raises child's risk of obesity, diabetes, and more

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...

New study shows drinking diet soda daily may severely increase risk of heart attack and stroke

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...

Inadequate vitamin C levels boost risk of most deadly type of stroke by nearly 50 percent

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...

More good news for chocolate eaters - cocoa flavanols lower risk of obesity and diabetes

7/3/2014 - It should come as no big surprise to alternative health followers that many foods in their unprocessed form contain a host of protective compounds that have repeatedly been shown to promote human health. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids that protect vegetation from disease and pests, and many...

Sitting for long periods of time raises cancer risk by 66 percent

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...

Reduce your cancer risk with these 5 new diet rules

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...

Lower liver cancer risk by drinking coffee daily

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...

Combination vaccine doubles risk of seizures

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...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of early death for 66 percent of Americans

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...

Taking metformin and insulin in conjunction raises mortality risk for diabetes patients

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...

Healthy diet before pregnancy significantly lowers risk of having preterm birth later

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...

Diet changes that may help reduce cancer risk

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...

Tomato-rich diet may lower cancer risk,study shows

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...

Delaying routine vaccines does not increase seizure risk, but vaccinating does

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...

Chelation therapy and vitamin supplements cut heart disease risk by over 25%

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)...

5 Facts you should know about reducing risk of cancer

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...

Study finds more women than men with type 2 diabetes are at risk for developing heart problems

6/5/2014 - It's been known for a long while that having type 2 diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, but now a study published in Diabetologia shows that women have a 44 percent higher risk than men of experiencing both fatal and non-fatal cardiac events (1). In the study, over 858,000 men and women were...

Reduce the risk of cancer with probiotics

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...

More bad news for sugar - Research confirms it is a leading cause of heart disease

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...

Fruits, veggies and vitamin E combine to slash risk of stroke and premature death

5/31/2014 - Nutrition researchers have written volumes over the past decade to clearly demonstrate how foods eaten in their natural and unprocessed states, combined with healthy lifestyle choices, can significantly cut the risk of virtually all chronic diseases that lead millions of unsuspecting people to early...

Top foods that maximize cancer risk

5/31/2014 - Cancer is one of the most influential diseases in the world. It attacks individuals no matter what their age, race, intellect or gender. It can affect one or all parts of the body. It can move extremely fast, or take several years to advance. One thing that has been found to be consistent during the...

This common communication habit doubles your risk of early death

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...

Eco-Atkins diet is a low-carb vegan diet that may slash heart risk by 10 percent

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...

Latest study links vitamin D deficiency in men to increased risk of prostate cancer

5/28/2014 - A vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a host of health problems ranging from depression to increased levels of bone fractures in adults and even certain cancers. One of the latest studies confirms the importance of having proper levels of vitamin D in the system, concluding that men with low...

Science experiments with deadly viruses risk decimating humankind, warn experts

5/26/2014 - Is a viral pandemic capable of emerging from a laboratory? New Harvard and Yale research suggests that a new viral outbreak is inevitable within the next 10 years, and it may accidentally be derived from laboratories. As scientists experiment with viruses to develop new vaccines, it may only be a matter...

Avoid these 17 chemicals to lower your risk of breast cancer

5/24/2014 - Many everyday chemicals have been linked to breast cancer, warns a comprehensive review performed by the Silent Spring Institute and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study documents 17 families of chemicals that women can be screened for exposure to and includes tips...

What you eat changes gene expression for colorectal cancer

5/24/2014 - One in three people carries a genetic variant that makes them especially sensitive to increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption, according to a study conducted by researchers from 27 different institutions and published in the journal PLOS Genetics on April 17. "Our results...

Prevent stroke by eating fruits and veggies

5/24/2014 - A diet high in fruits and vegetables may cut the risk of stroke by nearly one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Qingdao Municipal Hospital and the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, and published in the journal Stroke. "Improving diet and lifestyle...

Baby powder increases ovarian cancer risk by 33 percent, lawsuit claims

5/23/2014 - Regularly using talc-based baby powders to soothe sensitive skin or eliminate unwanted moisture could eventually lead to cancer, alleges a new class action lawsuit filed against drug giant Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiffs say the company's popular baby powder product increases women's risk of ovarian cancer...

Shock finding: Double mastectomies don't prevent cancer, scientists discover

5/22/2014 - If you read Natural News long enough, you'll notice a familiar pattern: The things we proclaim in any given year are immediately attacked... but within five years or less the exact thing we said is confirmed by scientists or medical authorities! Case in point: We've been warning for years about the...

Rethinking Bitcoin: Health Ranger acknowledges value of peer-to-peer crypto currency in age of impending debt collapse

5/21/2014 - I've been rethinking Bitcoin a lot lately and I've decided I need to go public with some changes in my own thinking on this peer-to-peer crypto currency. As background, I first came out in favor of Bitcoin and its structure during its early growth years. I became alarmed at the sudden "bubble" of Bitcoin...

Eating fruits and vegetables early in life lowers heart disease risk by 40 percent as we age

5/21/2014 - It is common knowledge that eating vegetables and fruits is part of a sensible diet, and yet millions of otherwise health-conscious people ignore this advice and continue to nosh on a variety of processed junk foods placing them at considerable risk to succumb to the leading killer of men and women...

Polio 'global health emergency' entirely fabricated by W.H.O. to sell more vaccines almost nobody needs

5/20/2014 - The sky is falling! The sky is falling! When it comes to infectious disease pandemics, one thing you can always count on is that the World Health Organization will be sounding the alarm whether it's justified or not. Case in point? The WHO's new declaration that polio is a "Public Health Emergency of...

Washington governor proposes 1,000% increase in allowable cancer risk from carcinogens in fish

5/20/2014 - Big business and politics often collude to achieve grand economic goals that "benefit the majority." People in positions of power are quick to believe that they know what's best for the collective. Lawmaking is easily persuaded by big money; both power players have an agenda and a ladder to climb. Corporations,...

Whey protein lowers diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese adults

5/19/2014 - Whey protein may reduce obese adults' risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research and funded by the Nordic Centre of Excellence and the Danish Council for Strategic Research. Whey is a form of protein most commonly found in dairy...

Extensive cell phone use can triple brain cancer risk

5/17/2014 - Questions continue to arise about cell phones and their contribution to certain cancers. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has raised some concern about extensive cell phone use. The NCI explains that cell phones emit radio frequency energy in the form of non-ionizing radiation. In other words,...

Science proves that avoiding sunshine doubles your risk of death

5/11/2014 - The merits of regular sun exposure for optimal health have been reiterated by one of the most comprehensive studies yet to look at the connection between vitamin D and early mortality. Researchers from Sweden, after compiling the results of a 20-year research project they started back in the early 1990s,...

New study says seven portions of fruits and vegetables daily may reduce risk of dying

5/2/2014 - A new study says that vegetables and fruits can reduce the risk of dying. While people have always known about the health benefits of eating such foods, what's important here is that the amount of veggies and fruits is what may help people live longer. Specifically, the researchers involved in the University...

Women can reduce stroke risk by eating citrus fruits

4/27/2014 - It's no secret that eating a variety of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables offer an array of health benefits from improving mood to lowering cholesterol. Many of them also have the ability to reduce the risk of stroke due to compounds that improve blood flow. However, newer studies have surfaced...

Diets high in fruits and veggies cut mortality risk by almost half

4/27/2014 - A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health confirms what many of us have suspected, that eating loads of FRESH (and preferably organic) fruits and vegetables daily significantly lowers your risk of death at any age. According to the study, the more servings of fresh fruit...

Does coffee prevent diabetes?

4/26/2014 - Americans are coffee drinkers, with over 50% of us relying on the stuff to wake us up in the morning and keep us alert throughout the day. Besides being able to help fight fatigue, recent research has found that increasing your consumption of coffee can help prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes. The...

Low-carb vegan diet improves cardiovascular risk factors

4/22/2014 - A low-carb vegan diet leads to more weight loss and a better cholesterol profile than a high-carb vegetarian diet, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College...

Seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables lower all-cause risk of death more than 40 percent

4/21/2014 - Nutrition scientists have been promoting the effects of a diet filled with fruits and vegetables in their natural form for the better part of the last two decades, touting the plethora of protective flavonoids and fiber provided by these natural wonders. Most people would be impressed by the latest...

Antidepressants keep killing women, thereby 'curing' their depression

4/18/2014 - Evidence continues to mount that even supposedly "safer" antidepressants increase women's risk of stroke and death. One of the reasons that doctors prefer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants to the older tricyclics is that the latter are known to have negative effects on...

Reduce glaucoma risk by drinking more green tea

4/18/2014 - Glaucoma is a condition of the eyes that can have devastating effects, particularly if it is not discovered in time to reverse or stop it. Rather than a single eye disease, glaucoma is a group of conditions that can cause damage to the optic nerve. This damage, in turn, can lead to a loss of vision....

High-fat diet linked with increased breast cancer risk, study suggests

4/18/2014 - A new study published on April 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that high total and saturated fat intake are linked with a greater risk of oestrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, as well as an increased risk of human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative...

Coffee could be key in cutting colon cancer risk

4/17/2014 - For years, doctors cautioned their patients against drinking too much coffee. Their fear was that the caffeinated beverage could be responsible for an uptick in cancer, especially cancers of the digestive tract such as colon cancer. In the last decade, though, physicians have come to some surprising...

Saturated fat consumption not related to heart disease risk, study says

4/10/2014 - Saturated fat does not cause heart disease, and the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats being pushed by mainstream medicine and the media as healthy alternatives are actually the real health threats. These are the unconventional findings of a new study out of the University of Cambridge (UoC),...

Mercury pollution linked to 283% increased risk of autism in children; flu shots still contain mercury

4/9/2014 - Heavy metal poisoning appears to be a primary driver of autism, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that environmental pollution, and particularly mercury and mercury-containing compounds, may be responsible for...

High-protein diet in middle age doubles risk of early death, quadruples cancer risks

4/6/2014 - There is an abundance of advice from a wide range of nutrition experts, physicians and the American Medical Association that provide guidance on the best diet to prevent almost every chronic disease, aid weight loss and prevent an early demise. Most of this information is based on outdated, non-scientific...

Evidence reveals post-Chernobyl thyroid cancer risk rises with increasing radiation dose

4/4/2014 - As the debate continues over the degree to which radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has spread around the world, health officials would do well to consider a 2004 study showing the connection between the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown and elevated thyroid cancer rates nearly 20 years later. The...

New risk factor for Alzheimer's disease revealed: Are you getting a good night's sleep?

3/25/2014 - Extensive research over the past twenty years has repeatedly shown that Alzheimer's dementia is largely the result of a variety of lifestyle factors that promote the development of amyloid plaques and tau proteins in the brain that usher the onset of this dreaded disease. A diet high in processed carbohydrate...

Wisdom teeth surgery a deadly dental scam: Young mother falls into coma following visit to dentist

3/23/2014 - Conventional dentists receive a huge percentage of their revenues by scaring patients into a procedure called "wisdom teeth extraction" which is usually medically unjustified. Across virtually the entire industry of conventional dentistry, this dangerous surgery scam is pushed on patients with unethical...

GMOs could cause 'irreversible termination of life' on Earth, risk expert warns

3/23/2014 - When discussing the issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- that is, organisms bearing the genetic traits of other species or bacteria -- the focus is typically on how safe (or unsafe) these novel, food-like products are for humans. But distinguished risk engineer and two-time best-selling...

Research shows resistance exercise helps prevent type 2 diabetes

3/18/2014 - It has been previously established that aerobic exercise helps to lower one's risk of type 2 diabetes. Now, a recent population study carried out on a large group of women and published in PLOS Medicine has revealed that resistance or weight training could help decrease type 2 diabetes risk as well. The...

Environmental factors that increase asthma risk and symptoms: studies

3/18/2014 - A few studies published in 2013 have revealed various environmental factors which increase asthma risk as well as elevate the severity of its symptoms. These included exposure to traffic pollution, wood smoke, cleaning chemicals, as well as other materials at the workplace. Diesel exhaust particles...

Daily vitamin intake can reduce risk of cataracts in men

3/11/2014 - There has been no shortage of "experts" and naysayers in recent months downplaying the health benefits of dietary supplementation, but time and again science proves them wrong. New research by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School has found that long-term daily use...

GMOs will unleash global killer 'ecocide' across the planet, warns prominent scientist

3/11/2014 - A top scientist and "risk engineering" expert is now publicly warning that GMOs pose a dire, genuine threat to the continuation of life on Earth. Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, says that GMOs have the potential to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale,...

Vaccine Rights Attorney Challenges Colorado Legislature on Vaccine Exemption Bill

3/11/2014 - California, Oregon and Washington State all have recently enacted new vaccine exemption laws making it harder for parents to exempt their children from mandatory vaccines required for school and daycare. Colorado's House Bill 14-1288, if passed, will follow this trend by adding a requirement that parents...

Low vitamin D levels in pregnant women increases risk of life-threatening disorder

3/11/2014 - Blocked out of our modern lives with chemical lotions and chemtrail aerosols, sunlight is often disregarded and disrespected. Sedentary lifestyles keep people indoors, out of touch with the sun's living energy. As the main source of vitamin D, sunlight is often taken for granted and misunderstood for...

The most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol and heart disease risk

3/7/2014 - As science progresses, the level of understanding of cardiac risk factors and special testing continues to improve. Many leading health experts believe that the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lipoprofile (NMR) test is the most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk. Most...

Keep calm: Risk of heart attack rises in hours after angry outburst

3/5/2014 12:05:35 PM - If ever there was a reason to try to stay calm in stressful situations, this is it: A new study finds that you may be more at risk for a heart attack or stroke following an angry outburst. Researchers were quick to add that the absolute risks to any one person of having heart problems following a...

Well done and overcooked meats greatly raise the risk of developing dementia and diabetes

3/4/2014 - Scientists have known for the better part of the past decade that cooking meats with high heat and grilling or barbequing dramatically increases the risk of developing colon cancer, as the heterocyclic amines that occur with overcooking disrupt normal cellular metabolism during digestion. It should...

Vitamin C could reduce risk of stroke

3/1/2014 - The benefits of vitamin C on the immune system have been well documented for a number of years. Vitamin C is crucial to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off infections - both bacterial and viral. Recent research has discovered another advantage to ensuring that levels of vitamin...

Testing your levels of cardiovascular inflammation

3/1/2014 - Most doctors have been misled to focus on total cholesterol as a key figure in measuring heart disease. More recent research has shown that measuring inflammatory mediators and inflammatory levels in the body is a much better way of assessing cardiovascular risk. C-reactive protein (CRP) is one of the...

Snorting cocaine increases risk of stroke by six to seven times

3/1/2014 - When research scientist Yu-Ching Cheng, Ph.D., from the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center set out to study the factors contributing to stroke risk in young adults, he came across some very aggressive statistics. Cocaine is more aggressive than thought, increasing risk of stroke six to seven...

Magnesium consumption linked to lower risk of hip fractures

2/28/2014 - A higher intake of magnesium may reduce the risk of hip fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and published in the journal Bone. Researchers from the Universities of Bergen, Tromso, Trondheim and Oslo also collaborated in the study,...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy

2/26/2014 - Getting the right nutrients and eating well when you're pregnant or breastfeeding is vital to your baby's growth and development. If you don't get enough vitamin D, the baby's bones can become soft and more vulnerable to breakage and rickets. Breastfeeding provides the baby with the most nutrients,...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy

2/26/2014 - Getting the right nutrients and eating well when you're pregnant or breastfeeding is vital to your baby's growth and development. If you don't get enough vitamin D, the baby's bones can become soft and more vulnerable to breakage and rickets. Breastfeeding provides the baby with the most nutrients,...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy

2/26/2014 - Getting the right nutrients and eating well when you're pregnant or breastfeeding is vital to your baby's growth and development. If you don't get enough vitamin D, the baby's bones can become soft and more vulnerable to breakage and rickets. Breastfeeding provides the baby with the most nutrients,...

Antidepressant Paxil, commonly precribed for depressed cancer patients, increases risk of breast cancer

2/24/2014 - New research suggests that one of the more popular antidepressants, Paxil, may actually contribute to the growth of cancerous tumors in women. That's according to a team of scientists from the City of Hope in Duarte, California, which has developed a quick way to zero in on drugs and chemicals that...

Vitamin C can help reduce your risk of a stroke

2/24/2014 - Vitamin C is a necessary daily supplement for a number of reasons, but new data suggest that it can also cut your chances of suffering a stroke. A new study that is set to be presented to a conference of experts later in the year indicates that eating foods rich in vitamin C -- oranges, strawberries,...

UK company Oxitec plans to release GM mosquitoes in Panama without required risk assessment

2/22/2014 - A British vector-control firm is planning to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Panama before the company performs an adequate risk assessment, according to several reports. The group GM Watch, an organization established to "counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of...

Taking a daily brisk walk lowers the risk of prostate cancer

2/22/2014 - Prostate cancer is one of the leading killers among men over 60 years of age. This type of cancer can go for many years undetected, and without causing any serious problems. However, it can also get very aggressive and spread rapidly to other parts of the body. When this happens, it can be very difficult...

Go nuts to significantly lower risk of obesity and diabetes, and aid your weight management strategy

2/22/2014 - A surprising number of people avoid eating nuts as they retain the false stigma that the calories derived from a handful of nuts contribute to weight gain. Nuts also deliver a higher percentage of fat calories per ounce than many nutritionally deficient processed foods and are thus considered to be...

Six ways women can reduce their risk of stroke

2/21/2014 12:09:42 PM - Studies have shown that women are more at risk of suffering a stroke than men, and for the first time, women and their physicians are now armed with evidence-based guidelines on how best to reduce those risks. "The take-home here is really about starting prevention earlier," Dr. Cheryl Bushnell,...

Study shows death from stroke may be related to weather changes

2/21/2014 - A new study finds that dying from a stroke could be linked to meteorological conditions at the time of affliction. Scientists presented their findings at the American Stroke Association's recent International Stroke Conference, which was held in San Diego Feb. 12-14. There, researchers said data...

Study: Testosterone patches actually increase risk of heart attacks in men

2/18/2014 - Across the mass media, testosterone therapy is increasingly promoted. You hear the commercials - "Do you have low 'T'?" The big question is whether or not Big Pharma has run even ONE test trial to assess the effect of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular events. Most of the time, the FDA waits until...

Scientists say high-protein diets increase risk of kidney problems

2/10/2014 - High-protein diets place people at risk of kidney damage, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, and published in the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria. Diets that emphasize the consumption of protein over carbohydrates, such as the Dukan, Paleo or Atkins...

Exposure to DDT linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in elderly adults

2/3/2014 - Even after being banned more than 40 years ago, the pesticide DDT continues to affect the lives of people today, beckoning infertility and other deeply concerning health conditions. Researchers are now finding out how the pesticide affects the nervous system. In 1972, when the US banned DDT from commercial...

Study proves omega-3 fatty acids lower risk of type 2 diabetes

1/27/2014 - The results of a 1980s human diabetes study are in. After conducting nearly 20 years of follow-up work, researchers in Finland have discovered new evidence showing how omega-3 fatty acids have the potential to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. The researchers, from the University of Eastern...

Fried foods are more harmful than you think

1/23/2014 - Even the most health-conscious person may find it difficult to deny that fried foods are delicious. The aroma they emit and the feeling they provide with every bite can be quite irresistible. But fried foods come with their share of adverse health effects. Cancer riskResearch carried out at the Fred...

Melatonin can help lower your risk of prostate cancer

1/23/2014 - Recent research has pointed to a link between prostate cancer and the sleep hormone melatonin. The study, which included 928 Icelandic men, indicated that individuals who have a higher level of melatonin are less likely to develop prostate cancer. The research was presented at the American Association...

Genetic testing wildly inaccurate; different labs reach opposite conclusions on disease risk

1/21/2014 - If you or someone you know is considering taking a genetic test to assess future disease risk, you may be interested to know that the accuracy of such tests is hardly reliable. Writing for The New York Times (NYT), Columbia University graduate student Kira Peikoff explains how, after undergoing genetic...

Scientist exposes flu shots lies and doom-and-gloom media propaganda

1/19/2014 - The mainstream media has utterly abandoned science in the push for more flu shot propaganda, entirely failing to mention any of the risks associated with vaccines. According to nearly every story published in the mainstream media, flu shot vaccines offer almost certain protection against the flu while...

Omega-3 fatty acids lower the risk of mini-strokes and brain abnormalities as we age by 40 percent

1/14/2014 - Strokes, mini-strokes or infarcts and vascular dementia, along with heart disease, account for one in three deaths each year. Expert analysis shows that nearly 200,000 of these deaths are fully preventable by following simple lifestyle modification steps that dramatically lower the risk of being added...

Vitamin D levels inversely linked to colon cancer risk, overall mortality

1/14/2014 - Evidence continues to mount showing that vitamin D may help lengthen life span and decrease the risk of cancer, particularly colon cancer. Scientists have long known that vitamin D is essential for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, but recent research suggests that the vitamin...

New study shows fetal BPA exposure increases risk of prostate cancer

1/13/2014 - A study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago (released January 7th in the journal Endocrinology) has found that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) greatly increases the risk of developing prostate cancer in humans. Gail Prins, a professor of physiology and lead author of the paper,...

Eating meat and ignoring tomatoes is shown to have a dramatic effect on cancer incidence

1/3/2014 - If you were to ask the vast majority of young and middle-aged adults if the type of foods they regularly consume had any effect on their risk of developing a host of different forms of cancer, most would indicate a passive ignorance, as they blindly believe that risk is predetermined by their genetic...

Slash your risk of stroke by 42 percent with vitamin C

1/2/2014 - Each year, over 15 million people worldwide suffer from a stroke. As the second-leading cause of disability and death in people over the age of 60, stroke is devastatingly common. Fortunately, a familiar nutrient can drastically reduce the odds of it occurring. Research published in the American Journal...

Consuming peanuts during pregnancy may lower offspring's risk of peanut allergies

1/2/2014 - As the rate of childhood peanut allergies in the United States population has more than tripled from 0.4% in 1997 to 1.4% in 2008, it was widely recommended (until 2008) for some expecting mothers to abstain from eating peanuts during their pregnancy and while nursing. A recent 2013 study published...

All the latest science links vitamin D deficiency with breast cancer

12/31/2013 - It is an unforgiving disease that reportedly kills more than 450,000 women every single year all across the globe. But breast cancer and the likelihood of developing it is not an inevitable risk dictated purely by chance, as virtually all of the latest science on the subject reveals that vitamin D deficiency...

Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent

12/27/2013 - You may think that scientific validation of daily raw nut consumption lowering your risk of death from all causes by a whopping 20 percent would send a shock wave throughout the medical community and produce headlines on every major network TV channel and online information portal. Reports of this finding...

Diesel exhaust exposure associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease for babies in the womb

12/22/2013 - Upon conception, a child is born into the mother. From this point on, what the mother consumes, drinks, breathes and thinks become a part of the child inside her. The mother's air, food and water are passed to her precious new one, snuggled in the womb. When the child arrives in the outside world,...

Five lifestyle behaviors lower dementia risk by 60 percent, way more than any drug or allopathic advice

12/18/2013 - As we approach an epidemic in the number of newly diagnosed cases of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, irrefutable evidence continues to emerge supporting the science behind following simple lifestyle modifications to dramatically lower the risk of developing memory-robbing illnesses and most...

Vitamin D deficiency increases pregnant women's risk of gestational diabetes, C-section delivery and other health conditions

12/10/2013 - A growing number of pregnant women are beginning to develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, usually around the 24th week. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 18 percent of hospital pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. This means that a woman is unable to make and...

New study finds alarming increase in breast cancer risk following abortions

12/6/2013 - A new Chinese meta-analysis study has found a huge increase in breast cancer risk for women after having an abortion and that the risk appears to continue to increase after each subsequent abortion. In the study, researchers found that the overall risk of developing breast cancer in women in China who've...

Fukushima fiasco: Tepco's risky removal of radioactive fuel could set off uncontrolled chain reaction; emergency delay invoked

11/18/2013 - The Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced it is delaying the relocation of fuel rods from its crippled plant reactors. Work was originally scheduled to begin today due to the fact that fuel rods remain highly vulnerable in the damaged storage pools. Right now, Fukushima is just one earthquake or tidal...

Princeton to use students as vaccine experiment subjects with rollout of non-approved meningitis vaccine

11/16/2013 - Princeton University is poised to move forward on a plan that would transform the entire student body into human guinea pigs for a campus-wide vaccine medical experiment. Responding to nothing more than a handful of students contracting mild meningitis (and then fully recovering), Princeton now wants...

Consumption of tree nuts reduces women's risk of pancreatic cancer

11/14/2013 - The main article in my source list had a red flag: It was from the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF) located in the area of Davis, California. That seemed like a conflict of interest. But further research revealed that INC NREF had basically posted...

Blueberries not only taste great but dramatically lower the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes

11/10/2013 - New cases of diabetes continue to increase at an exponential rate, as the list of biomarkers collectively known as metabolic syndrome (MetS risk factors include obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and elevated blood pressure and blood glucose) are known to triple the risk of developing...

Study finds exposure to herbicide increases frogs' risk of death from fungal infection

11/3/2013 - A popular crop herbicide that multiple studies have shown causes hormone disruption, reproductive mutations, birth defects and cancer now appears to also increase mortality rates, according to a new study out of the University of South Florida. Biologist Jason Rohr and his colleagues discovered that...

Scientists finally admit H1N1 vaccine causes increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome

11/3/2013 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) admits that the vaccine widely administered for H1N1, also known as "swine flu," is linked to causing neurological damage in the form of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The findings confirm several earlier studies in both the U.S....

U.S. EPA actively encourages children to increase their risk of dying from cancer

10/31/2013 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SunWise program aims to keep kids and families literally and figuratively "in the dark," while studies clearly show exposure to sunlight offers remarkable protection from cancer. A nation-wide study by William B. Grant, PhD, published in the American Cancer...

Lawsuits claim Pfizer drug Lipitor gave women type 2 diabetes

10/29/2013 - Drug giant Pfizer has recently been hit with a flurry of lawsuits from women claiming that the company's blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor caused them to develop type 2 diabetes. Pfizer released Lipitor in 2007, promoting it as a safe way to lower levels of LDL cholesterol, commonly called "bad...

High protein intake puts extreme dieters at risk for heart attack and stroke

10/27/2013 - A study from Sweden recently found concerning health implications for individuals who follow a high protein diet. After the influence of the Atkins diet reached its peak in the 1990s, many people have come to demonize carbohydrates as a one of the causes of obesity and the many associated health problems....

Women: Chlorella supplementation reduces risk of anemia, edema and proteinuria during pregnancy

10/26/2013 - When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce extra blood for a developing fetus. Pregnant women are advised to supplement with iron, folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy to help with red blood cell count and nutrition levels. Low levels of these vitamins and minerals are what make pregnant...

Five ways to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer

10/18/2013 - September is the month that has been dedicated to making the world more aware of prostate cancer. This type of cancer is considered the sixth leading cause of death among males who have cancer. It is said that it is linked to family history, as well as age. There are certain predisposing factors that...

Study shows that walking can lower breast cancer risk in women by at least 14 percent

10/16/2013 - As the incidence of breast cancer in American women continues to escalate at an unacceptable rate, millions of unsuspecting individuals remain fully unaware that they are able to dramatically mitigate the risk of this devastating illness by making any number of small lifestyle changes that could potentially...

Tips for lowering the risk of autism in your child

10/13/2013 - After extensive studies, the Autism Research Institute released statistics showing that 1 in 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. Those numbers are startling, considering that autism is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes, Down's syndrome and muscular dystrophy. While...

Antidepressants again linked to type 2 diabetes risk

10/9/2013 - A just-completed meta-analysis suggests that physicians should use caution when prescribing antidepressant medications, because they can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study's authors don't directly conclude that antidepressants are the direct cause, but in reporting their findings...

Study finds a high-protein, high-fat breakfast lowers blood sugar and risk of developing diabetes

10/6/2013 - Alternative nutrition researchers and practitioners have postulated that a large breakfast, moderate lunch and small-portion dinner is an important key to weight loss and optimal health maintenance. Excess calories, especially in the form of processed and refined junk carbohydrates, consumed later in...

Ten foods to help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's

10/4/2013 - The incidences of dementia and Alzheimer's in the United States are anticipated to increase along with people's longevity. A study indicated that the direct and indirect medical costs in the country may be expected to double by the year 2040. The rising number of incidences of these mental conditions...

300% Increased brain cancer risk for long-term users of cell phones and cordless phones, new study reveals

10/3/2013 - A Swedish study on the use of wireless phones, including cell phones and cordless phones, has uncovered a link between electromagnetic radiation exposures and the risk of malignant and non-malignant brain tumors. Cell phones and cordless phones emit a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation,...

Proven: Statin drugs significantly increase risk of cataracts

10/2/2013 - If you regularly pop statins, you could eventually go blind. These are the candid findings of a new study recently published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, in which researchers from the VA North Texas Health System at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas found that people who regularly...

Doctors' groups agree that toxic environmental chemicals pose huge risk to expectant mothers

10/1/2013 - A large doctor's group is recommending that medical practitioners push for tougher environmental standards and policies to help better identify and reduce exposure to substances that can be harmful to pregnant women. According to a recently released report from the American College of Obstetricians...

Taking aspirin for ten years doubles risk of vision loss

9/24/2013 - Macular degeneration is one of the many conditions associated with aging, and it remains the preeminent cause of vision loss among individuals aged 55 or older in the United States. While the main causes of age-related macular degeneration - such as unhealthy diets and limited exercising of the eye...

Whole fruit consumption is shown to lower risk of developing diabetes by nearly 25 percent

9/22/2013 - The startling statistics show that close to 30 million men, women and children currently suffer the devastating effects of a diabetes diagnosis, as the disease affects nearly ten percent of the US population. Even more sobering, health professionals say the number of pre-diabetic and undiagnosed cases...

Green tea polyphenols again shown to dramatically lower risk of breast and prostate cancers

9/22/2013 - The scientific evidence in support of the cancer-fighting benefits of consuming green tea and standardized extracts of green tea polyphenols is overwhelming. The ancient Chinese have known the healing properties of sipping green tea for several millennia, while western nutrition science has been much...

Mediterranean-style low carb diet lowers diabetes risk by 20 percent

9/13/2013 - Diabetes is characterized by an excess of glucose circulating in the blood and an inefficiency of insulin to usher the sugar into the cells and muscles where it can be used to fuel metabolic processes or be converted to triglycerides and stored as body fat. Simple, refined and processed carbohydrate...

Probiotics taken during pregnancy decrease risk of allergies in kids

9/9/2013 - Probiotics stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines and the gut. A new analysis encourages pregnant mothers to take probiotics during pregnancy to help lower the risk of allergies in their kids. The good bacteria balance in a mother's gut is passed to their baby through the...

Another benefit from eating a Mediterranean-style diet: Lowered risk of suffering a devastating stroke

9/6/2013 - In a manner similar to other vascular afflictions, the risk of succumbing to a potentially fatal or disabling stroke is largely dependent on lifestyle factors, most notably, diet. Vascular dysfunction, which sets the stage for a stroke later in life, slowly builds over the course of several decades;...

Daily multivitamin shown to lower risk of cancer in men

9/6/2013 - The medical profession has vilified the use of supplemental vitamins and minerals for decades, as the American Medical Association prefers administering prescription pharmaceuticals to promoting optimal nutrition to prevent disease. In the past, research studies have been quick to negate any beneficial...

High intake of meat and fat linked to ovarian cancer: Research

9/3/2013 - Research continues to show that a diet high in meat and fat can dramatically increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, the top killer among gynecologic cancers. Although ovarian cancer is relatively rare - in the United States, women have less than a 2.5 percent lifetime risk of developing...

Moderate chocolate consumption is linked with decreased stroke risk in men

9/1/2013 - The scientific community has released yet more good news about the health benefits of chocolate - moderate consumption may reduce the risk of stroke in men. Earlier studies have shown this delectable food reduces the risk of stroke in women, as well as enhances the health of the heart and brain in both...

Effective ways to lower your risk of cancer

8/31/2013 - The statistics on cancer are discouraging; however, there are things that you can do that will lower your risk of getting cancer, such as not smoking. Lung cancer kills thousands of people each year and also contributes to other kinds of cancers. If you smoke, make a decision to stop smoking. In addition,...

Do you consume too much copper? Copper from diet linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

8/22/2013 - Over the past 50 to 100 years, the incidence of new Alzheimer's disease cases have remained relatively low, partly due to poor diagnostic techniques, but to a much larger extent, because the root dietary and lifestyle practices that precipitate this devastating illness were minimized or non-existent....

Avocado helps mediate the inflammatory effect of grilled meats to lower risk of heart disease

8/21/2013 - Eating a diet high in processed foods, sugary treats, refined carbohydrates and especially grilled meats such as hamburger immediately raises damaging levels of inflammation throughout the body, prompted by the release of the protein Interleukin-6 (IL-6). Researchers use measurements of serum IL-6 to...

Drinking too much coffee increases risk of death by more than 50 percent in people under 55: Study

8/21/2013 - It is a common ritual that millions of people across the globe engage in daily, but drinking cup after cup of coffee in the morning and throughout your workday to stay motivated and energized could be killing you. A new study recently published in the journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that people...

Seven power foods that lower your stroke risk

8/14/2013 - As we age, our risk factor increases for a number of medical afflictions, ailments and conditions. One of those is stroke. The good news is there are ways to substantially mitigate your risk for stroke, which by the way, affects some 795,000 Americans per year, killing 140,000 of them to make stroke...

Women who take statin drugs have 83-143% increased risk of breast cancer

8/13/2013 - New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention raises fresh concerns about the safety of statin drugs for high cholesterol, particularly amongst the female population. According to this population-based, case-controlled study, women who take statin drugs appear to...

Diet and sweetened drinks increase risk of depression by 30 percent

8/10/2013 - The number of newly diagnosed cases of clinical depression continues to rise at an alarming rate, as the illness results in countless lost work hours and increases risk of early mortality from suicide or violence. The current approach is to prescribe anyone a variety of psychotropic drugs that numb...

Breastfeeding proven to lower risk of Alzheimer's in moms

8/9/2013 - As more research becomes available, it is increasingly clear that breastfeeding children provides infinitely more long-term health benefits to both baby and mom. Now, a new study shows that mothers who breast feed run a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. The research, which...

14-year-old teen GMO activist schools ignorant TV host on human rights, food labeling

8/4/2013 - Her name is Rachel Parent, and she's suddenly an internet sensation for her cool-headed debate about GMOs on a popular Canadian TV show. (She's also the founder of the Kids Right to Know GMO Walk.) As you'll see in the video below, Rachel calmly argues for the basic human right to know what's in our...

Moderate and regular physical activity lowers the risk of deadly stroke by twenty percent

7/31/2013 - Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure...

Eating breakfast (meal timing) lowers heart disease risk by more than twenty-five percent

7/25/2013 - The past decade has seen a continual rise in the number of new cardiovascular disease diagnosis, overtaking cancer as the primary cause of mortality in the US each year. Researchers have provided a vast number of studies detailing a host of natural foods, supplements and lifestyle modifications that...

IVF treatment proven to increase risk of birth defects in children

7/24/2013 - If you are considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) as a pregnancy option for infertility, you may want to first consult with your doctor in light of emerging research on the potential side effects of this prospectively risky treatment. According to research recently presented at the American Academy...

Sound sleep habits and healthy lifestyle reduces risk of fatal heart attack by nearly eighty percent

7/22/2013 - Most people understand the importance of getting a good night's sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. Experts repeatedly recommend sleeping seven to nine hours each night in a quiet, totally dark environment to stimulate the production of melatonin to enhance the quality of sleep and allow...

Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent

7/18/2013 - Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of nearly three-quarters of all men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes including diet,...

Small lifestyle modifications lead to a big reduction in stroke risk

7/14/2013 - Vascular injury, especially the type inflicted as a result of a stroke, can have a devastating effect on the quality of a person's life and place them at significantly increased risk of death. Similar to other chronic illnesses, stroke risk can be modified by making small changes to diet, physical activity...

Medications made with caffeine may double risk of stroke

7/12/2013 - Taking pharmaceutical drugs with added caffeine could raise your risk of suffering a stroke, but not necessarily because of the caffeine. A new study out of South Korea recently found that people who take over-the-counter pain pills and other medications with added caffeine are up to three times more...

Excess sugar and refined carbohydrates found to significantly increase risk of heart failure

7/12/2013 - Common sense dictates that excess consumption of sugary drinks and foods, along with a regular diet of refined carbohydrates that convert to glucose when broken down by pre-digestive enzymes in the mouth is not only bad for the waistline, but also triggers the initial stages of many chronic diseases....

Omega-3 fats from fish found to significantly lower the risk of breast cancer

7/12/2013 - Breast cancer is among the most common forms of the disease among women, accounting for 23 percent of total cancer cases and 14 percent of cancer deaths in the US. Many prior peer-reviewed research studies have shown that dietary and lifestyle interventions are most effective in preventing, and in some...

Six smart lifestyle changes proven to slash your risk of cancer

7/12/2013 - Keeping cancer at bay and ensuring longevity comes through two approaches: cutting out damaging lifestyle factors, like smoking, and incorporating more healthful lifestyle changes, like eating better and exercising frequently. When both approaches are honored, health becomes effortless, and the chance...

Reduce your heart disease risk with kiwi: Research

7/6/2013 - Eating just two to three kiwifruits a day may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests. Although their name associates them with New Zealand, kiwifruits (or "kiwis") are actually native to China. They are small, oval fruits with a fuzzy, brown exterior and a fleshy (usually...

New science confirms raw milk is remarkably safe

7/2/2013 - All of those antiquated government talking points about the alleged dangers of drinking raw milk have once again been debunked, this time by a series of scientific risk assessments recently published in the Journal of Food Protection. A press release published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) explains...

The benefits of going vegetarian: Weight loss, a healthier heart, drastically reduced cancer risk and more

6/27/2013 - With the proper planning and education, research shows that going vegetarian is an excellent step to improve and protect your health. By minimizing processed foods and emphasizing whole plant foods, vegetarians enjoy a more nutritious and far less toxic way of eating than the average. The bottom line:...

Regular consumption of red and processed meats boosts diabetes risk by nearly fifty percent

6/24/2013 - Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood caused by a resistance to the effects of insulin to usher sugar into cells and muscles to be used as fuel. As such, diabetes is commonly believed to be caused by excess consumption of sugary foods and processed, fast-releasing...

Could the use of a standing desk slash the risk of diabetes, cancer and premature death? Advocates say yes

6/22/2013 - As research continues to confirm the deadly effects of sitting for long periods of time, savvy workers are switching to standing desks and reaping the benefits. Notable advocates of tall work stations include Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway, among others. All...

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