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U.S. hospitals exorbitantly overcharge patients for cheap blood tests and other simple procedures

3/28/2015 - The lipid panel is a simple, common blood test doctors use in modern-day medicine to measure patients' cholesterol levels. These tests are ordered millions of times per year, and it's not an overly complicated process. As noted in a Vox report recently, it's "not a procedure where some hospitals are...

Kellogg's Froot Loops contains GMOs and glyphosate herbicide, lab tests verify

3/2/2015 - With the food industry doing everything in its power to avoid having to tell the public that its products are laced with genetically modified (GM) additives, pesticides and other poisons, grassroots efforts to raise awareness about GMOs are flourishing. Recent laboratory tests conducted by GMO Free...

Bangladesh government admits Bt eggplant hasn't passed safety tests and ignores GMO labeling law

9/29/2014 - The director of a government testing agency in Bangladesh that granted approval for genetically modified (GM) Bt eggplant (brinjal), which turned out to be a total failure, exploded recently after being questioned about the safety of the "Frankencrop." Dr. Rafiqul Islam Mondal* from the Bangladesh Agricultural...

Health Ranger update: Water filter tests, prepper mistakes and a new online course for enhanced brain function

9/27/2014 - Here's an update on what's happening here at Natural News. It's been a remarkable year of growth and expansion, with anywhere from 500 - 1000 new readers joining us every day. Because of this increased support, we've been able to invest in some amazing new projects. First off, the final testing of...

Natural News Labs tests 12 popular water filters for removal of heavy metals, arsenic, uranium and cesium

8/20/2014 - In just a few days, Natural News will be exclusively announcing the results of unprecedented laboratory testing of water filters -- the kind of testing which has never been done before on off-the-shelf filters. The tests I've conducted in the Natural News Forensic Food Lab determine the ability of...

Natural News lab tests confirm juicing to be safe and remarkably free of heavy metals

7/17/2014 - Late last year as I was conducting atomic spectroscopy tests on foods and nutritional supplements, I publicly asked whether juicing would turn out to be a safe practice due to the removal of all the fiber during the juicing process. Many heavy metals, it turns out, stick to plant fibers such as fruit...

EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water

6/3/2014 - Mercury tests conducted on vaccines at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have revealed a shockingly high level of toxic mercury in an influenza vaccine (flu shot) made by GlaxoSmithKline (lot #9H2GX). Tests conducted via ICP-MS document mercury in the Flulaval vaccine at a shocking 51 parts per million,...

Some women buying used pregnancy tests to entrap men

5/18/2014 - An unmarried and undecided man is on his way home when he receives a phone call from his girlfriend. They've been dating on and off for many months now; she wants a commitment. He's undecided. When he hears her voice come through the line, it's unsteady, but giddy with excitement. For a month now, she...

Common Core tests laced with corporate slogans: are children being indoctrinated?

5/5/2014 - All across the state of New York, this year's Common Core English tests have been featuring a host of brand-name products like Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers. In addition, for clothing giant Nike, some tests even included the shoe company's well-known slogan, "Just Do It." According...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

Ecuadorian cacao powder (Pacari) heavy metals lab tests published by Natural News

1/10/2014 - Natural News has published the heavy metals lab tests results on Ecuadorian Cacao Powder (made by Pacari) as tested by the Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org). The lab results are available to view here. This test is just one of a large number of heavy metals tests being conducted...

Workplace drug tests victimizing innocent people who can't urinate on demand

10/27/2013 - Having to urinate in small containers to provide urine specimens for any reason is not something most of us look forward to. But when it comes to random drug testing for the sake of ensuring an employer has a drug free environment, it can be a harrowing experience, especially if a faulty drug test causes...

How to make lab tests lie

6/29/2013 - Modern medicine, with its heavy reliance upon both technology and pharmaceutical interventions, has changed the very nature of medicine and how it is practiced. Traditionally, medicine placed a high value upon the human skills of the physician: Intuition, insight, personal knowledge of the patient and...

PSA screening exposed as complete medical hoax: 99.9 percent of the time it provides no benefit to men

5/7/2013 - The medical-industrial complex is backtracking heavily these days from recommending that men undergo prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests for prostate cancer, as continually emerging evidence reveals the test to be dangerous, inaccurate, and essentially useless for most men. In fact, the American Urological...

Cleanest sources for chlorella revealed: Natural News publishes metals contamination test results for world's most famous superfood

2/19/2013 - What you are about to read is 100% true to the best of my knowledge, and it all started in September of 2012 when we were in the process of launching the Natural News Store and receiving organic certification from the USDA. I knew we wanted to offer chlorella under our own brand name, but I had heard...

Five blood tests to consider in 2013

2/6/2013 - This article contains content by Dr. Wes Youngberg. Everyone wants to be healthy but few of us recognize the underlying causes of our suboptimal health. A proper tune up requires that we first do the right blood tests. But when is the last time we took the time to get a comprehensive wellness evaluation? Blood...

Doctors billing Medicare for patients' unneeded, expensive tests

11/21/2012 - With all the outcry by politicians and the public over skyrocketing healthcare costs, maybe it's time to take a look at how some doctors are running up patients' bills for unneeded tests. A new study just published in Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication, concludes...

Top-secret, deadly chemical tests done in St. Louis during the Cold War by Army prove deadly years later

11/12/2012 - As new details begin to surface about secret chemical tests performed on American citizens in St. Louis during the 1950s, we here at Natural News can only shake our heads in disgust and ask the obvious question: How many more of these kinds of tests were done without our knowledge? In 1955 when she...

Rawesome bombshell: Lab test evidence against Sharon Palmer (Healthy Family Farms) found invalid; allegations unsupportable

6/4/2012 - Following our coverage of Sharon Palmer, owner of Healthy Family Farms, and James Stewart, the "raw milk man" and founder of Rawesome Foods in California, I received a tip from an anonymous source. The tip said that I was defending the wrong parties. The source stated that Sharon Palmer was a fraud...

Biowarfare alert: Is a mass bio-terror pandemic planned for 2012?

6/4/2012 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), despite America's dubious history of using the population as a test tube for all sorts of crazy things, plans to release what it claims is a harmless bacteria in the Boston subway system this year as a way to test biological sensors, and at least some folks...

Soldier acquitted in AIDS assault case after HIV tests shown to be completely bogus

6/1/2012 - An Army sergeant who was falsely accused of being HIV positive, and who spent 240 days in pretrial custody as a result, has officially been acquitted of the charges levied against him. Thanks to the efforts of the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ), a private investigative agency that focuses...

FDA tests Adya Clarity, confirms high level of aluminum, multiple label violations

5/29/2012 - Late last year, NaturalNews went public with an explosive story about a fraudulently marketed dietary supplement product called "Adya Clarity." Made from a combination of sulfuric acid and a mineral / metallic ore mined out of the ground near Fukushima, Japan, the substance was marketed online with...

Doctors routinely order needless tests and procedures

4/11/2012 - Do you ever go to the doctor and feel their poking and prodding is just a little over the top? Patients often wonder if they really need to be bombarded with a slew of tests at the doctor's office, and a panel of medical professionals says they are absolutely right: many tests are unnecessary and may...

How to read your own blood tests for optimal health

8/25/2011 - Are you one of the many people that have the challenge of never being able to identify what your true health issues are, so you try your best to treat yourself through guesswork, without knowing for sure? With the help of Dr. Williams and Kevin Gianni, NaturalNews has compiled a series of audio and...

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

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

Tests reveal radioactive urine in Japanese residents

6/28/2011 - Doctors from Watari Hospital in Fukushima, Japan, recently conducted tests on residents living in two Japanese towns located about 25 miles from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, and discovered that all of them had radioactive particles in their urine. This shocking discovery reveals...

TSA backscatter radiation safety tests were rigged

5/17/2011 - It can now be revealed by NaturalNews that the TSA faked its safety data on its X-ray airport scanners in order to deceive the public about the safety of such devices. As evidenced by recent events in Washington, we now live in an age where the federal government simply fakes whatever documents,...

Another screening fraud exposed: PSA tests do more harm than good

12/31/2010 - Health experts are becoming increasingly vocal in warning that prostate cancer screening may often do more harm than good. Doctors screen for prostate cancer by measuring levels of the prostate specific antigen (PSA), a marker of prostate inflammation. Because inflammation can be caused by other...

Dying cancer patients subjected to expensive, meaningless cancer screening tests

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

HIV tests a farce? False HIV positives produced by western blot tests

9/8/2010 - Did you or someone you know test positive for HIV? If so, they probably weren't told that they might test negative if a different test were used... or even if the same test were conducted in another country. HIV tests, as you'll see here, are a wishy-washy, pseudoscientific gimmickry that has unfortunately...

Bone Density Tests and Calcium Supplements Prevent Osteoporosis

3/25/2010 - Osteoporosis is a condition marked by weak or porous bones. The condition is diagnosed by bone scans and urine tests that check for bone density. Bone density can be increased and osteoporosis avoided, with proper diet and exercise. Calcium and vitamin D have been shown to increase bone density, as...

Are AIDS / HIV tests a hoax? Documentary footage features conversations with Drs. Niel Constantine and Robin Weiss

1/7/2010 - Brent Leung's myth-shattering AIDS documentary, House of Numbers continues to roil conventional AIDS propagandists who cannot tolerate anyone questioning their "scientific" theories. (They're not exactly "scientific" if they can't stand up to a little questioning, are they?) Adding to the searing-hot...

Medical imaging tests expose patients to dangerous amounts of unnecessary radiation

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

Excessive radiation from medical imaging tests raises concerns

11/20/2009 - (Natural News) For 18 months at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, patients receiving CT brain scans were unknowingly receiving radiation overdoses. The number of patients subjected to the excess radiation reached 206 before it came to the medical staff's attention. And that was only because someone...

Warning: Imaging Tests Can Damage Kidneys, Increase Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

8/21/2009 - No matter what your health complaint is, if you go see your doctor you might end up undergoing some kind of high tech imaging procedure such as cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). According to a study published last fall in the journal Health Affairs, medical...

Warning: Imaging Tests Can Damage Kidneys, Increase Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

7/20/2009 - No matter what your health complaint is, if you go see your doctor you might end up undergoing some kind of high tech imaging procedure such as cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). According to a study published last fall in the journal Health Affairs, medical...

Timeline: World History of Viral Pandemics: 412BC to 2009

5/1/2009 - When observing the swine flu outbreak happening today, it's helpful to have some historical context. Viral pandemics are not unusual, and talking about one isn't "alarmist." Pandemics are a regular feature of life on earth, and they occur with surprising regularity throughout world history. Wherever...

Tests for Most Low-Back Pain Are Worthless

2/11/2009 - Suffering from pain in your lower back? You're not alone. According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, low-back pain is the most common form of physical disability in the U.S. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of all Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their...

Two Good Reasons to Reconsider Scans, such as CT and MRI

12/5/2008 - When was the last time you had a CT scan or an MRI scan, and how often do you have them? Do you even know what the letters "CT" and "MRI" stand for? A recent study conducted by a team from the University of California-San Francisco has found that the use of such medical imaging tools is playing its...

Fatty Acid Blood Tests Help Assess Risk for Heart Disease

3/11/2008 - Back in 2004 two fatty acid researchers, William Harris PhD and Clemens von Schacky M.D., developed a lab test designed to measure the amount of omega-3 essential fatty acids in blood. They call this blood test the omega-3 index. The omega-3 index is designed to measure the percentage of omega-3...

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

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

Consumer Reports Tests Show E85 Ethanol Offers Cleaner Emissions but Poorer Fuel Economy (press release)

10/23/2006 - Tests and an investigation by Consumer Reports conclude that E85 ethanol will cost consumers more money than gasoline and that there are concerns about whether the government's support of flexible fuel vehicles is really helping the U.S. achieve energy independence. Findings from CR's special report...

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Highest In Antioxidants Tests Reveal (press release)

10/16/2006 - Professor Vermont P. Dia of the University of the Philippines Los Banos recently conducted several tests on samples of Virgin Coconut Oil produced by Mt. Banahaw Health Products Corporation in the Philippines for phenolic acid content. Professor Dia and his students found that the level of phenolic...

Millions squandered in unnecessary tests ordered in routine doctor visits (press release)

7/1/2006 - Unnecessary medical tests are costing the U.S. health care system millions--and potentially billions-- of dollars per year, and add unnecessary patient stress, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive...

Bird flu timeline: A history of influenza from 412 BC – AD 2006

2/6/2006 - 412 BC – Major epidemic of a disease (which, although not called influenza, probably was influenza) recorded by Hippocrates. 1357 AD – The term, “influenza,” from the Italian word meaning "influence," was coined. Popular belief at that time blamed the development of flu on the influence of the stars....

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