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|11/27/2016 - A new meta-analysis of 27 studies suggests that drinking alcohol may raise the risk of prostate cancer, and the more men drink, the higher their risk.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that scientists in Canada and Australia found a weighty link between alcohol and prostate cancer, but the data...|
|11/21/2016 - In the midst of ongoing and seemingly relentless drought conditions, one of California's important drinking water reservoirs has nearly run dry.
Lake Cachuma, a once-huge reservoir that supplies water to the city of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas, has shrunk dramatically – this summer,...|
|11/18/2016 - As infrastructure in America's oldest cities approaches the century mark in many cases, it is becoming more apparent than ever that a national revitalization plan is needed to address what are evolving – and worsening – health issues related to decay.
One of the biggest health problems...|
|11/12/2016 - Children spend the majority of their time in school, so it's only natural that attentive parents make a point of ensuring that these are safe and productive places. Many parents focus on aspects such as the school's security, its teachers and its academic statistics, but few parents give the quality...|
|11/3/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action in Ireland and addressing water quality issues with a public utility company named Irish Water. The EPA has conducted audits at 19 public water supply utilities, and has issued 11 important directives to Irish Water. The public water utility...|
|11/3/2016 - For centuries, green tea, native to China and India, has been hailed for its health benefits, but this healing beverage only recently gained popularity in the United States. Next to water, tea is considered the most consumed beverage in the world.
Green tea is so good for us that it even has the...|
|10/22/2016 - The left-leaning ruling elite in America's cities always claim to "care more" about the people. But the fact is, their policies belie their statements.
That is particularly true in Chicago, where former Obama administration official Rahm Emanuel is mayor. Under his "leadership," parts of the city...|
|10/21/2016 - There is no question that the overprescribing of antibiotics has played a large role in the creation of superbugs that are difficult, if not impossible, to kill. But there is also another reason why: Antibiotics are increasingly present in drinking water around the country, meaning Americans by the...|
|10/13/2016 - Before you dismiss drinking camel's milk as yet another exotic and unappetizing health trend, you should consider the fact that it's been used for more than 5000 years, not only as a survival food but also for its remarkable disease-fighting properties.
Recent research has shown that camel milk is...|
|10/10/2016 - Over 200 public interest groups working to defend human and environmental health have signed off on a letter to the EPA, questioning the agency's recent claim that hydraulic fracturing is not having "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."
Bizarrely, the EPA's...|
|9/23/2016 - An Environmental Working Group review of government water analysis data reveals that 75% of drinking water in America is contaminated with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium (also known as chromium-6). In a widely publicized report, EWG warns that 200 million Americans are right now being exposed to...|
|9/6/2016 - The Dakota Access Pipeline could potentially contaminate important waterways that provide the Midwestern U.S. with drinking water, say activists and environmental groups fighting the proposal.
Also referred to as the Bakken Oil Pipeline, the infrastructure would transport nearly 500,000 gallons of...|
|8/15/2016 - More than 6 million Americans are drinking water tainted with unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other serious health problems, a new study by Harvard University researchers has revealed.
The authors of the study found that levels of chemicals known...|
|7/16/2016 - When was the last time you had a big night out and had a few too many to drink? Unless your answer is a couple of months ago, or never, we've got some bad news for you.
Although it's no secret that drinking alcohol is bad for your body and skin, most of us don't realize that the effects of a hangover...|
|7/15/2016 - America's Great Lakes are in dire straits. Elevated levels of phosphorus are triggering devastating algae blooms that are tainting drinking water supplies and killing fish in record numbers, and researchers from Ohio Northern University (ONU) say there's one main cause of all this destruction: the glyphosate...|
|7/3/2016 - A cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and the prospect of chemotherapy can be extremely off-putting to those who are concerned about its ravaging effects on the body and its questionable efficacy. Some people are taking their health into their own hands, and stories abound of people who have found...|
|7/2/2016 - If you were looking for an excuse to drink more champagne, we have some good news for you. Now you don't have to wait for New Year's Eve or your anniversary to break out the bubbly, as a study from a respected university shows that drinking champagne can help to prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
|7/1/2016 - We really have reached a point of such insanity across human civilization that governments have become the terrorists who actively seek to harm and kill off the people. The latest example demonstrating this very point is the fact that the EPA just announced its plan to allow gigantic increases in the...|
|6/30/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed rule changes that would permit drinking water to become hundreds of thousands of times more radioactive than currently allowed. The rule would permit water so radioactive that it would expose those drinking it to the equivalent of 250 chest...|
|6/27/2016 - Have you ever thought about how much aluminum may be in your drinking water? It might pay you to find out, and in fact, you can do that by sending a water sample to Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, for testing.
Why is it important to know? Because, according to a 15-year French study of elderly men...|
|6/21/2016 - It's been several months since major lead contamination of drinking water was first reported in Flint, Michigan, and it appears that another Midwestern city is now suffering similar woes. According to reports, the drinking water at nearly two dozen public schools in the Chicago School District (CPS)...|
|6/15/2016 - Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Beyonce swear by drinking lukewarm lemon water first thing in the morning. In recent years, lemon water has become a fashionably healthy lifestyle choice, fitting right in between a morning meditation session and a green smoothie for breakfast.
|6/9/2016 - Although the U.S. is regarded as a developed nation, its infrastructure often does not provide Americans with safe drinking water. In wake of the Flint, Michigan incident, where state and federal regulators permitted the public to drink water contaminated with lead, it would be wise for the U.S. to...|
|5/26/2016 - If you thought the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appeared seasoned in its efforts to obscure the lead poisoning that maimed thousands in Flint, Michigan, including scores of innocent children, you would be correct, as it wasn't the first the time the so-called "health" agency engaged in such...|
|5/17/2016 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three U.S. adults suffers from high blood pressure – that's around 70 million people. Only one half of those suffering with high blood pressure actually have their condition under control, and treating high blood pressure costs...|
|4/29/2016 - Surprise! The Environmental Protection Agency is not actually protecting underground drinking water supplies (one of its primary functions) from contamination by oil fields and, in a number of instances, has actually allowed companies to dump dirty wastewater into aquifers, according to a newly released...|
|4/18/2016 - Sometimes simple cures are the best ones, and it doesn't get any simpler than water. Drinking water is a basic human necessity, and it has long been touted as a solution to a host of problems. Despite the common knowledge that drinking plenty of water can enhance well-being, many people still fail to...|
|4/7/2016 - Even if farmers stopped using nitrogen fertilizers today, dangerous nitrate levels in drinking water would persist for decades, report researchers at the University of Waterloo.
Nitrogen fertilizers are used to prevent nitrogen from becoming depleted from the soil. Unfortunately, the overuse of nitrogen...|
|3/26/2016 - While lead-laden water has destroyed the lives of many U.S. residents, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has remained disturbingly hands-off in the matter, if not ignoring the problem entirely.
One case where their disregard for human safety is evident involves the residents of Flint, Michigan....|
|3/24/2016 - According to a water quality report, Boulder, Colorado's drinking water contains high levels of chromium-6, a carcinogenic chemical linked to cancers of the liver, stomach and small intestine.
Limited research on the health effects of hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, has resulted in a lack of...|
|3/21/2016 - One of the Environmental Protection Agency's core functions is the enforcement of provisions contained, which includes "the authority to implement pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for industry," and to assist states in ensuring that the general public has safe drinking...|
|1/22/2016 - In breaking news, the people of Flint, Michigan, are suing Governor Snyder, the city of Flint, and the state for injuries obtained from drinking lead-contaminated water – water which was been known to be harmful, yet which went ignored. As a result of this blatant shunning of public health, there...|
|1/16/2016 - In an effort to address ongoing good health practices, which includes keeping various cancers at bay, the UK's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) recently came forward with updated alcohol consumption guidelines. This wasn't just any update that changes with the wind either; the last time they were updated...|
|11/4/2015 - Opponents of water fluoridation have finally earned a victory in the fight against fluoride! San Marcos, Texas, a college town located just 25 miles south of Austin, voted to stop adding the industrial toxin hydrofluorosilicic acid to the water yesterday with overwhelming support.
The votes in favor...|
|10/16/2015 - If you're a fan of coffee, this article will give you yet another reason to pour yourself a second cup. If coffee's not your thing, you may want to reconsider for the sake of your good health.
Analyses of studies in which the coffee-drinking habits of people in both United States and Sweden were...|
|10/1/2015 - A study published in the journal Environmental Health reinforces what many people have known for a long time: Increasing levels of fluoride in drinking water is harmful to health. While its findings are disturbing, the study is good news for those who have been told time and again that fluoride is safe,...|
|9/4/2015 - Mention "Red Bull" to most people and it isn't exactly a drink that conjures up health in a can. Through the years, the energy drink has received its fair share of negative publicity, mostly involving health horrors in situations where it's been mixed with alcohol and consumed in high quantities or...|
|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...|
|7/26/2015 - One of the best ways to have a successful, fulfilled older adulthood is to pay attention to the health and strength of the bones. While men and women both can fall prey to brittle bones, it is a particular problem for women due to the hormonal changes their bodies go through during menopause, when low...|
|7/13/2015 - If you and your family still drink water right out of the tap, you might want to reconsider in light of a new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). For the past several years, we've been warning our readers that pharmaceutical drug residues persist in unfiltered tap water, and the USGS...|
|6/23/2015 - Lemons have always been cherished for their significant medicinal qualities. The ancient people of India, China and Mesopotamia regularly used lemons to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, while the ancient Egyptians took advantage of the fruit's antiseptic qualities and embalmed their mummies...|
|4/30/2015 - Water emergencies appear to be occurring more often these days, leaving citizens scrambling to find safe drinking water when public supplies become contaminated.
The latest case is still ongoing and concerns the public water supplies of Nibley City, Utah. On April 23, occupants of the small town...|
|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...|
|4/6/2015 - The blockbuster herbicide Roundup causes damage to the human endocrine system at levels that people could easily -- and legally -- be exposed to, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Flinders University in Australia. The researchers found that, in a laboratory study, Roundup killed...|
|4/4/2015 - Drinking water that's been artificially fluoridated with synthetic fluoride chemicals has been shown in a new peer-reviewed study to increase the risk of underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, by 30 percent or more.
Researchers from the University of Kent in the UK, publishing their work in the...|
|3/23/2015 - In November 2014, an investigation by NBC Bay Area made a shocking discovery when they learned that the oil and gas industry had been dumping, or pumping, billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into federally protected underground aquifers.
Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture...|
|3/10/2015 - With a study currently underway in Scotland to assess whether lithium in drinking water is linked with lower suicide rates, we may soon see a renewed push to add yet another bioactive substance to public water supplies.
In 2009, researchers from Oita University in Japan released the results of a...|
|2/15/2015 - As the saying goes, "water is life" -- and as every good prepper knows, water is the first consideration when planning a survival strategy in the face of a disaster. A human being won't last more than three days without water, so it's crucial to make sure an adequate supply of drinkable water is at...|
|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...|
|1/17/2015 - As radioactive pollution continues to accumulate throughout the environment as a result of nuclear incidents like Fukushima, the U.S. government's response is not to try to mitigate this threat to public health but rather to increase the official maximum exposure levels and basically redefine how much...|
|1/8/2015 - A recent study led by Dr. Qian Xiao from the National Cancer Institute has found that people who drink three cups of coffee daily are 25 percent less likely than non-coffee drinkers to have abnormal levels of liver enzymes.(1) Caffeinated versus decaf made no difference; both yielded similar...|
|12/4/2014 - The drought in California has unfortunately become a way of life for the majority of its residents, with many of them resorting to showering in portable stalls located in parking lots and getting on board with drinking recycled sewage water.
The latter specifically pertains to San Diego, where a...|
|11/18/2014 - When you start to become healthy, one of the easiest things to incorporate into your routine is increased water consumption. It doesn't cost much, involves no real preparation, and doesn't offend the taste buds. However, due to the pollution of the public water system and our waterways, finding clean...|
|11/13/2014 - The idea that consuming calcium-containing milk products is required to sustain healthy bones is quickly fading, as new research continues to unravel one of the food market's biggest myths.
Extensive reporting by Natural News reveals that humans are the only mammals to continue drinking milk past...|
|11/3/2014 - Soda, pop, soda pop, coke, whatever you might call it depending on which part of the country you're from, this sugary drink is still by far one of the worst things that you can put into your body, and the research continues to substantiate this claim.
Published in the American Journal of Public Health,...|
|10/8/2014 - The results of a new study regarding the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales are both interesting and surprising. Completed by researchers from five different universities, the study sought to discover the source of natural gas contamination in drinking-water...|
|7/20/2014 - Behind the pretty labels and fancy advertisements lurks a silent and hidden danger. Often, the very image elaborately displayed is really not what it appears to be. This couldn't be any truer than for decorative drinking glasses, which are often found loaded with alarming levels of lead and cadmium....|
|7/10/2014 - The importance of high quality drinking water is vastly understated. Compromising approximately 75 percent of the body, water is found both inside and outside the cells and is the basis of all body fluids including blood, lymph, saliva, digestive juices, urine, and perspiration. Therefore, an unadulterated...|
|6/12/2014 - After long getting bad press for its harmful effects, alcohol is now getting a second look. Recently, researchers have found that, in some cases, drinking alcohol can have real health benefits that are difficult to replicate in such a relaxing manner elsewhere. While health experts have, for years,...|
|5/12/2014 - China's longstanding reputation as the world's worst polluting country has once again been affirmed following the release of a new government report on the quality of the nation's drinking water. The Ministry of Land and Resources reportedly notified state media that an overwhelming 60 percent of the...|
|4/18/2014 - For more than a half-century, North American farmers have been spraying atrazine, an herbicide, on their crops -- most notably corn -- in the millions of pounds per year.
This widespread use of the weed killer has also created no small amount of runoff, ensuring that atrazine winds up in lakes, streams...|
|4/15/2014 12:36:17 PM - California is not the only state having difficulty with moisture, as cities in Texas -- which have suffered from three years' worth of drought themselves -- continue to struggle to provide enough safe, fresh water for residents.
In fact, one of them, the north Texas city of Wichita Falls, is awaiting...|
|4/15/2014 - By the time a person feels thirsty, dehydration has already kicked in. This not only means that the urge to quench thirst is strong, but unfortunately, that the body's mood, mental ability and energy levels have already been compromised. "Our thirst sensation doesn't really appear until we are 1 or...|
|4/3/2014 11:18:32 AM - It might not seem like all that common of a place for heavy metals to be hiding, but your drinking water could be harboring poisons that are making your children dumb. A new study published in the journal Environmental Health found that children exposed to arsenic in drinking water, even at very low...|
|3/28/2014 - Early in 2014, Natural News reported a drinking and bathing water crisis that had been affecting 300,000 West Virginia residents in nine counties for over three days (at that time).
The water supply had been contaminated by a foaming chemical used for cleaning freshly mined coal, 4-methylcyclohexane...|
|3/19/2014 - One of the biggest nutritional problems facing the planet today is the availability of clean drinking water. In fact, according to some estimates, close to 800 million people do not have regular access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year from a water-related issue such as dehydration, sanitation...|
|2/14/2014 - People joke about how drinking coffee has created a culture of caffeine junkies, people who are basically zombies without their cups of Joe. But the reality is that while some people will take anything to excess, moderate coffee consumption may actually be good for you. Very good. Research links drinking...|
|2/12/2014 - For some readers, the headline to this story sounds like a dream come true, most likely. But before you head out to the store for a keg, read on.
According to Britain's The Independent newspaper, the country's "Dry January" might have actually done more harm to the population than good, says one...|
|1/27/2014 - Although green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the entire world, its consumption has quickly become one of the biggest health trends, and for good reason. By simply consuming more green tea, you can possibly improve your overall health. These six health benefits of green tea may convince you...|
|1/18/2014 - In a recent Neurology publication, researchers illustrated that men who drink heavily during their middle ages have earlier onset of memory loss by up to six years. Heavy drinking for this study was considered to be 2.5 alcoholic beverages per day (36 g of alcohol). While heavy drinking was shown to...|
|12/29/2013 - Using the power of technology to help ease water security issues, Peruvian ad agency Mayo DraftFCB and the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima have joined forces to create the first water-generating billboard. Built in Lima, Peru, the innovative structure pulls moisture from the air and...|
|11/26/2013 - Your coffee addiction could be depriving you of much-needed sleep at night, especially if you down a cup in the late afternoon or early evening. A new study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that people who consume even just one cup of coffee after lunch could be losing...|
|11/8/2013 - Americans everywhere are encouraged to drink half their body weight in fluid ounces in water each day or the proverbial eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day. Is it too much? Is it not enough? For answers, we turn to some basic aspects of human physiology. While water may seem perfectly pure and...|
|10/16/2013 - While their amounts might seem miniscule, the effects of drugs, chemicals and other undesirable elements that you drink every day when you grab a glass of tap water can take their toll over time.
That's according to several experts who have addressed the issue of pollutants in our ground water for...|
|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...|
|8/20/2013 - Researchers say in a new study that kids who drink soda pop generally score higher on aggressive behavior scales than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages.
The lead author of the study said, though, that the increased aggressiveness may not necessarily be noticeable in individual children....|
|7/18/2013 - Without a doubt, many associate drinking with health concerns. After all, quite a number of medical conditions are triggered by excessive alcohol intake. It should be pointed out though, that drinking in moderation is best described as a beneficial habit. Indeed, experts have found that liquor intake...|
|7/5/2013 - A woman, Natasha Harris, only 30 years old, died of heart attach in New Zealand. She left behind eight children as a result of having consumed upwards to 10 liters of soda, namely Coca-Cola, each day.
The overdose of soda, similar to overdosing on crack cocaine, resulted in a loss of potassium in...|
|6/17/2013 - Late last week, a story broke that revealed glyphosate -- the chemical name of Roundup herbicide -- multiplies the proliferation of breast cancer cells by 500% to 1300%... even at exposures of just a few parts per trillion (ppt).
The study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, is entitled,...|
|5/7/2013 - Another day, another saga about the growing police state in America. Apparently some North Carolina communities are cracking down on the consumption of iced tea in the parking lots of some businesses.
A YouTube video posted recently captured what appears to be an overzealous security guard who accused...|
|4/22/2013 - For several decades, consuming alcohol during pregnancy was considered a no-no. Many neurological studies on young children whose mothers were heavy drinkers helped derive a set of developmental and behavioral impairments known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
Mothers who are borderline alcoholic...|
|4/21/2013 - A new study just published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension has found there's a substance that lowers high blood pressure significantly. It's not a new Big Pharma drug and it comes free of side effects. Instead of medication, it's simply a small amount of beet juice.
|3/24/2013 - Many think that beer is harmful. Well, you should know that the popular beverage is actually synonymous with benefits as long as it is consumed in moderation. To discover the perks enjoyed by beer drinkers, you should read on.
Heart healthYou should keep in mind that your heart enjoys beer. Specifically,...|
|3/21/2013 - The bodies of 13,000 dead pigs have been founds in the rivers and streams that supply the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai with its drinking water. The carcasses are believed to have floated downstream from the city of Jiaxing in the Zhejiang province, although the deputy mayor of that city has avoided...|
|3/5/2013 - If you're a mother-to-be and you happen to enjoy a couple cups of coffee in the morning, you may be undercutting your baby's birth weight.
That's the conclusion by researchers who have conducted a decade-long study of nearly 60,000 women in Norway - expectant mothers who drink two cups of coffee...|
|2/2/2013 - Despite strong opinions on both sides, Windsor, a city in Ontario, Canada, joins other municipalities, namely Lakeshore, Tecumseh, Amherstburg, Calgary and Waterloo, to end fluoridation, according to a Jan 28, 2013 report by Doug Schmidt in The Windsor Star.
While opinions from health and dental...|
|11/24/2012 - Without question, cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and the world, but lo and behold, a new study has found that heavy drinkers are at more risk of death than those who smoke.
The German study, which followed 149 alcohol-dependent adults for 14 years, produced some...|
|11/7/2012 - The aftermath of the Northeastern U.S. Frankenstorm or superstorm demonstrates what can happen in heavily populated areas stricken without power and lots of flooding.
A relatively mild hurricane, Sandy, converged with a cross country Pacific storm and a southward Arctic air blast. They all met simultaneously...|
|8/30/2012 - A third of all drinking water sampled in California is contaminated with hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen, say environmental groups in a lawsuit targeting the state's Department of Public Health.
In their suit, the National Resources Defense Council, along with the Environmental Working Group, contend...|
|7/23/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Cancer Research claims that coffee drinkers may be at a reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer. According to the research, individuals that drink at least three cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent decreased...|
|5/22/2012 - If you think eating and drinking foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) every now and again will not do you that much harm, think again. A new study out of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that consuming HFCS can actually destroy memory, slow mental function, and...|
|3/22/2012 - There are many factors that affect weight loss, making the process more complicated than it may seem. The body produces different hormones in response to different types of foods and/or drinks. Losing weight is not only about calorie consumption but also about the types of foods and drinks consumed....|
|9/30/2011 - Most of us have heard it a hundred times: drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated. And while hydration is genuinely important for our health, if you're guzzling all that water with your meals it can actually have a negative impact on your digestion.
It's true that the entire...|
|9/23/2011 - If you've been diligently avoiding the consumption of chemical sweeteners like sucralose, you may be alarmed to learn that researchers have found sucralose lurking in the drinking water supply of more than 28 million Americans.
A recent study tested water samples from 19 water treatment plants in...|
|8/21/2011 - TV station KHOU of Texas, reported a cover up conspiracy regarding radioactive levels in Texas drinking water in May 2011. The cover up efforts were known as high as the Texas governor Rick Perry's office and allowed to continue. In a small way, this reflects what's been happening with the Fukushima...|
|6/7/2011 - I lived with the common allergy symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing for most of my life. In fact, I was pretty miserable during allergy season.
After many years of allergy tests, dietary changes, and natural remedies, I came to the conclusion that I was probably going to have allergies...|
|6/1/2011 - Chlorine, fluoride, and the various other chemical poisons already added to the nation's drinking water supplies are apparently not enough for the self-appointed experts whose insatiable lust to force-medicate the world is never satisfied. A recent report in The Daily offers credence to the insane notion...|
|5/23/2011 - Coffee addiction may not be the detriment to health many people think it is, according to a new study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research. Postmenopausal women over 50 who drink five or more cups of coffee every day may be as much as 57 percent less likely to develop estrogen-receptor (ER)...|
|4/20/2011 - Growing concerns about radiation from Fukushima has led many Americans to take precautionary actions to protect themselves against rising radiation levels. Radiation has now been detected in the drinking water of over a dozen U.S. cities. As the radiation levels continue to rise it will become increasingly...|
|4/12/2011 - The radiation risk from Fukushima is "no longer negligable," says CRIIRAD, the French research authority on radioactivity. It is now warning expectant mothers and young children to avoid drinking milk or rainwater. They should also avoid certain types of vegetables and cheese due to the dangerously...|
|2/17/2011 - According to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011 recently held in Los Angeles, drinking diet sodas could dramatically raise your risk of having a vascular event, mainly a stroke.
Specifically, in the large, multi-ethnic Northern Manhattan Study...|
|2/4/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified the need to set a limit on the amount of perchlorate, a toxic chemical found in rocket fuel, that is permissible in water supplies. The agency says perchlorates negatively affects the body's ability to uptake iodine, which in turn alters...|
|1/21/2011 - Natural gas drilling operations are springing up both in the U.S. and the U.K., but opponents say that the industry is destroying groundwater and very seriously polluting the environment. After some residents living near natural gas drilling operations began noticing that their tap water was literally...|
|1/8/2011 - There have been numerous studies highlighting the adverse effects of water fluoridation and other drinking water contaminants, but a slew of new scientific findings have sparked even more opposition to these chemicals than ever before. Most shockingly, a study has even linked fluoride to lower IQ in...|
|1/7/2011 - Drilling for natural gas has become a hot new industry. But in Pennsylvania, the practice is literally destroying the environment. Unlike other states, Pennsylvania allows the natural gas industry to dump its partially-treated waste into rivers and streams that are used for drinking water, even though...|
|12/6/2010 - The Associated Press has recently authorized testing of various children's drinking glasses that portray superhero, movie and comic book characters. These glasses bear various brands of major corporations. The testing was carried out by ToyTestingLab of Rhode Island. This latest testing is part of ongoing...|
|12/5/2010 - A recent story from The Washington Post reveals that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knowingly dragged their feet on releasing an important report about the dangers of contaminated drinking water supplies. And top officials...|
|10/20/2010 - Drinking several cups of tea or coffee daily appears to cut your risk of heart disease by more than one-third, Dutch researchers have found.
"It's basically a good news story for those who like tea and coffee," said lead researcher Yvonne van der Schouw. "These drinks appear to offer benefits for...|
|9/13/2010 - Coffee lovers across the world have been disheartened by all the bad things that coffee is supposed to do. Caffeine, the major culprit in coffee, is said to cause addiction, dehydration, panic attacks and emotional fatigue. Pregnant and lactating mothers are often advised not to drink coffee at all....|
|4/19/2010 - Females who drink at an early age are at increased risk for developing benign breast disease, according to a new study reported online April 12 in Pediatrics. Benign breast lumps, or noncancerous bumps, cysts or lumps in the breast are known risk factors for breast cancer.
Following some 7,000 girls...|
|3/24/2010 - If you really want to give your baby a head start in life by improving their social standing and guaranteeing their happiness, start feeding them Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other sugary carbonated beverages at the earliest age possible. Even babies as young as a few months old will enjoy the many benefits...|
|3/1/2010 - Contamination of drinking water by a common herbicide poses a greater health threat than previously believed, according to a report issued by the nonprofit environmental organization Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors average yearly levels...|
|1/26/2010 - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released yet another report indicting the nation's drinking water supplies are being highly contaminated with pollutants. An analysis of 20 million water quality tests performed between 2004 and 2009 revealed that many local and regional water supplies are tainted...|
|10/14/2009 - Drinking water from plastic bottles made with the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) increases urinary levels of the chemical by nearly 70 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
BPA, an industrial chemical that...|
|8/21/2009 - People who drink more than two quarts of cola per day may induce severe and possibly fatal potassium deficiency, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Ioannina, Greece, and published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.
"We are consuming more soft drinks...|
|7/28/2009 - Have you ever had a drink of water that tasted or smelled like turpentine? Was the odor and taste so unpleasant it was almost undrinkable? If so, there's a strong possibility your glass of water was contaminated with levels of methyl-t-butyl ether (MTBE) that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency's...|
|6/23/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with the DuPont corporation, imposing a new maximum level of a toxic Teflon chemical in drinking water near a factory in Parkersburg, West Virginia. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), however, the agreement does not go...|
|4/11/2009 - It's not just American adults who are faced with an epidemic of obesity. Children and adolescents are becoming overweight at an alarming rate. In fact, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show the prevalence of obesity among children between the ages of 6 to 11 has more than doubled in the...|
|2/27/2009 - It's a pleasant surprise when something questionable turns out to be full of health benefits. First chocolate was found to prevent heart disease. Then red wine was shown to increase overall longevity. Now the spotlight is on coffee. Newly released studies reveal that coffee drinking lowers risk of stroke,...|
|2/16/2009 - Enjoying a cup of tea while reading this article? If so, keep right on drinking. A newly released study has found that drinking tea results in a 37% reduction in breast cancer risk for women under the age of 50, an age in which breast cancer can be particularly virulent. Another recent study has shown...|
|1/26/2009 - For most of us who live in developed nations, the taps in our homes bring potable water right to our cups. But if you or your family has the habit of drinking water direct from the tap without additional filtering, then there is mounting evidence to make you reconsider such a routine. In a United States...|
|11/19/2008 - Did you know that fluoride in our water supplies is the only chemical added for a specific medical purpose, i.e. to prevent tooth decay? All other chemicals are added for treatment purposes, to improve the quality and safety of tap water. And an expert has voiced his concerns over the potential negative...|
|11/10/2008 - Welcome everyone. I'm the Health Ranger, Mike Adams. Today we're talking about the dangers of chemicals in your tap water. The Associated Press has done a study, and they're reporting today that all kinds of chemicals are found in your tap water, and this time we're not talking about lead, mercury,...|
|10/15/2008 - The EPA has apparently decided that it is not necessary to remove from our drinking water a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has been found in public water supplies in the United States. The EPA reached this conclusion in a draft regulatory document that has not yet been released to the public.
|9/4/2008 - According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, a toxic chemical that is a byproduct of rocket fuel is rapidly poisoning the food and water supply in the United States. Known as perchlorate, this chemical has been found in 93% of the nation's milk and lettuce supply in a recent FDA study....|
|8/22/2008 - An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed that the drinking water of at least 41 million people in the United States is contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs.
It has long been known that drugs are not wholly absorbed or broken down by the human body. Significant amounts of any medication...|
|8/14/2008 - The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental action organization, recently conducted an in-depth study into the quality of drinking water across the United States. Reviewing the tap water quality data for 19 major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, they compiled their findings and...|
|8/11/2008 - Drinking as little as 10 ounces of coffee per day may double a pregnant woman's risk of miscarriage, according to a new study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Researchers interviewed 1,063 pregnant women, including 102 who had already...|
|7/21/2008 - We've heard of the benefits of green tea but what about the evidence. The scientific community has shown strong interest in uncovering just what the benefits might be. Some have been cautious and say that there is limited long term evidence that green tea can combat certain diseases (1).
|7/3/2008 - Every day in the United States more than 240 million people turn on their faucets in order to drink, bathe, and cook, using water from public water systems. But more people are arriving to the point where they will not let a drop of water touch their lips in their own homes unless that water comes from...|
|6/16/2008 - The human body is composed of 75 percent water and 25 percent solid matter. To provide nourishment, eliminate waste and conduct all the trillions of activities in the body, we need water. Most modern societies, however, no longer stress the importance of drinking water as the most important "nutrient"...|
|4/19/2008 - Consuming three or more alcoholic beverages per day raises a woman's breast cancer risk approximately as much as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily, according to a large-scale study presented at the European Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Researchers said that the increase in risk was also...|
|2/18/2008 - People all around the world are drinking more and more bottled water. Growing at a rate of 10% a year,
it's the most popular beverage (1). A report by the Earth Policy Institute (in Washington) reports that in 2004, people were drinking 154 billion litres compared to the 98 billion litres in 1999.
|12/9/2007 - Male binge drinkers have significantly lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their bodies than men who do not binge drink, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
Researchers looked at 4,200 women and men, using data collected from the U.S. National Health...|
|3/2/2007 - Zero Technologies, LLC, announced this month that its new ZeroWater filtration system soon will be available from retailers nationwide. The company also plans to substantially expand its television direct-marketing efforts, such as infomercials, starting when it introduces newer products in the spring.
|11/15/2006 - Your drinking water may contain more cancer-causing agents than previously thought.
According to recent research by scientists in Canada, two new nitrosamines were located in drinking water in a Canadian city -- and these nitrosamines can be 100 to 10,000 times more carcinogenic than the trihalomethanes...|
|10/9/2006 - Women of all ages who regularly drink cola run a much higher risk of developing the brittle bones disease osteoporosis than women who don't drink cola, according to a new study by Tufts University researchers.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined 2,500 men...|
|8/25/2006 - New research in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that drinking tea is as good for your health -- or better -- than just drinking water.
A team of researchers from King's College London examined previously-published studies in search of the health benefits of tea consumption, and...|
|8/24/2006 - Various studies suggest that moderate drinking helps prevent cardiovascular disease and lowers the risk for dementia. What hasnít made the headlines are the downsides of alcohol for women. The July issue of Harvard Womenís Health Watch reports on the risks of alcohol, and why women, especially older...|
|8/16/2006 - Recent research appearing in the September issue of the journal Epidemiology shows that drinking coffee may trigger a heart attack, with the highest risk posed to light coffee drinkers.
A team of researchers from Brown University School of Medicine conducted a study of 503 non-fatal heart attack...|
|8/15/2006 - Millions of persons around the world are exposed to low doses of arsenic through drinking water. However, up until now estimates of the health effects associated with low-dose exposure had been based on research from high-dose levels. In a study of more than 11,000 people in Bangladesh, research conducted...|
|8/3/2006 - Drinking coffee may be related to a reduced risk of developing the liver disease alcoholic cirrhosis, according to a report in the June 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Cirrhosis progressively destroys healthy liver tissue and replaces...|
|7/6/2006 - Earlier this year, the dairy industry was once again caught hyping a distorted study to claim that milk prevents diabetes. Based on research conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, milk proponents claimed that if you drank enough milk, you would...|
|1/31/2006 - Give yourself a round of applause. We're winning the war against junk food manufacturers! Kraft Foods, a company that I would categorize as the largest junk food / processed food manufacturer in the world (also owned by a tobacco company, by the way) has just announced it's slashing jobs and closing...|
|1/6/2005 - Those of you who are familiar with the work of the late Dr B. may own his book called "The Water Cure," or "Water for health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty." He's also the author of "Your Body's Many Cries for Water." Essentially, Dr. B is the foremost authority on the relationship...|
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|8/19/2004 - Pharmaceuticals are now being found in drinking water, according to a study conducted in England. The study looked at 12 pharmaceuticals thought to pose an environmental threat, including painkillers, antibiotics, and antidepressants, and it found traces of these pharmaceuticals in both sewage waters...|
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