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A Severe Heart Attack Found More Deadly for Women

By Jo Hartley, December 17 2008
(NewsTarget) Women who suffer a severe heart attack are less likely to survive the first 24 hours in the hospital than men are, according to a new study appearing currently in the medical journal Circulation published by the American Heart Association. There are several factors that combine to make a heart attack more likely to be a fatal event for women. More than 78,000 patients admitted to 420 hospitals between the years 2001 and 2006 were included in the study. Hospitals gathered the data using...

Modern Medicine Hilariously Claims Credit for Reduction in Heart Disease Deaths

By Mike Adams, December 16 2008
(NaturalNews) The death rates for heart disease and stroke among U.S. citizens has dropped 30 percent between 1999 and 2006, reports the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers are hailing the report as a major success in the effectiveness of conventional medicine. "It's one of the most remarkable achievements of modern medicine to have this kind of decline," said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, a cardiologist at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine, in an LA Times report. It sure is remarkable...

Its Nuts: Adding Nuts to Mediterranean Diet Zaps Metabolic Problems

By Sherry Baker, December 16 2008
(NewsTarget) Adding a daily serving of mixed nuts to the traditional Mediterranean diet (which consists of whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits and olive oil, a moderate intake of fish and alcohol and a low intake of dairy, meats and sweets) is a delicious, natural and effective way to treat metabolic syndrome in older adults who are at high risk for heart disease. That's the conclusion of research just published in the December issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American...

Children and Teenagers Found to Have Arteries of Middle Aged Adults

By Reuben Chow, December 16 2008
(NewsTarget) Many people have the idea that they can enjoy life in their younger years, eat and drink whatever they want, do whatever they like, and not have to worry about diseases or illnesses until they are much older. Well, the evidence is building up against such a mentality. In a small study which was presented at the American Heart Association's recent annual meeting in New Orleans, researchers took a peek inside the neck arteries of a group of children and teens. Alarmingly, they saw cardiovascular...

Lipoic Acid Leads the Pack of Antioxidants that Protect Youth and Slow Aging

By Barbara L. Minton, December 16 2008
(NewsTarget) Evidence abounds that lipoic acid may be protective of every organ in the body. Among the latest findings are that lipoic acid is a powerful protector of the brain. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective capabilities that make if effective in slowing the aging of the brain and treating Alzheimer's disease. Other recent research shows that lipoic acid prevents the development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and protects retina ganglion. Lipoic...

Aromatherapy Can Also Benefit Pets

By Jo Hartley, December 16 2008
(NewsTarget) Aromatherapy can be as enjoyable and beneficial for pets as it can for humans. Not only will the essential oils help to eliminate bad odors and help your pet to smell pleasant, essential oils also can help your pet by improving their immune system. This means your pet will be better able to fight off bacteria and viruses and your pet will be able to resist yeast infections, mold, and many kinds of insects. Aromatherapy is now being recognized by pet groomers and salons as an effective...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Doubles Risk of Breast Cancer, Women Warned to Stop HRT Drugs

By Mike Adams, December 15 2008
(NaturalNews) Drug companies can no longer deny the science: Breast cancer risk is doubled for women who take conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted at Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. There, researchers discovered that even though HRT drugs double a woman's risk of breast cancer, that risk drops rapidly once she stops using the HRT drugs. Notably, these increased cancer risk findings only apply to synthetic...

Red Clover Shown to Improve Bone Mineral Density and Lower LDL Cholesterol

By Barbara L. Minton, December 15 2008
(NewsTarget) Red clover, that versatile flower little girls use to decorate their hair and string into necklaces, has been shown to be very good for big girls too. Women have a history of using red clover to alleviate the symptoms of estrogen insufficiency and help restore hormonal balance. Red clover has long been a staple of natural healers as one of their evidence based therapies. New studies are now documenting and quantifying the many benefits of red clover for women and also for men. Recent...

Scientists Find Natural Help for Treating Colds

By Sherry Baker, December 15 2008
(NewsTarget) 'Tis the season to be jolly -- and also the time of year many of us come down with the sniffles and sneezes, body aches, coughs and other miseries of the common cold. Rest, plenty of liquids, vitamin C, other vitamins and herbs like Echinacea may help. And now new research provides evidence some additional self-help measures can effectively fight the effects of a cold. It may seem too simple to be true but hot drinks could tackle cold symptoms. That's the conclusion of research conducted...

How to Prevent and Treat Head Lice Naturally

By Jo Hartley, December 15 2008
(NewsTarget) If you have children in school, it is likely that you are concerned about head lice. Unfortunately, the standard practice of teaching your children to share can have its negative effects if children share their hats, combs, and other personal items. Sharing these things can lead to the spread of bacteria, germs, and even head lice. Head lice do not care who they infect. Race, gender, or even cleanliness makes absolutely no difference where lice infestation is concerned. There is even...

The Proven Cure and Prevention for Cancer the Medical Establishment Doesn't Want You to Know (Part I)

By Barbara L. Minton, December 13 2008
(NewsTarget) This article is about how you can prevent and cure cancer with a bottle of flax oil and a carton of cottage cheese. As incredible as this may seem, it is a truth that has been well proven and documented. It is also a truth that has been vigorously suppressed because the cancer industry is big business at its worst. You or someone you love may have been diagnosed with cancer, and you are very much afraid. You have been taught by the disease establishment that you have a life threatening...

Dietary Fiber and Whole Grains Lower Risk of Small Intestine Cancer

By Reuben Chow, December 13 2008
(NewsTarget) The link between the consumption of more dietary fiber and whole grains and a lower incidence of colorectal cancer has been well established through a number of epidemiological studies. Evidence regarding the relationship between such eating habits and the risk of getting cancer of the small intestine has, however, been largely limited or unavailable. However, recent research published in the October issue of Gastroenterology found that the protective effects of dietary fiber and whole...

Teaching and Encouraging Kids to Eat Healthy

By Jo Hartley, December 13 2008
(NewsTarget) Anyone who is striving to be health conscious in today's society soon realizes that teaching healthy eating principles and habits to our children is vitally important. Many things can be taught simply by example and in this vein here are some ideas for healthy eating activities, ideas, and tips especially geared for children. Like it or not, our kids are part of a convenience culture. This means that it is likely that they have become accustomed to diets full of sugary, salty, fatty...

Review of the Best Plant Protein Powders - Nutribody, SunWarrior, LivingFuel, Nutribiotic

By Mike Adams, December 12 2008
(NaturalNews) It's challenging to get quality proteins into your diet if you eat a mostly plant-based diet. And thanks to all the scary chemicals in many of the conventional meat products available today, most health-conscious consumers are actively seeking to limit their meat consumption or eliminate it altogether. What protein products can you use to keep yourself well nourished from 100% plant-based sources? This article reveals my top four choices for plant-based protein products, including...

Lack of Vitamin D Ups Heart Risk

By Sherry Baker, December 12 2008
(NewsTarget) Vitamin D deficiency has long been linked with weak muscles and bones. Now research shows a lack of the "sunshine" vitamin may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, evidence is mounting from numerous studies that low vitamin D levels could play a role in a host of CVD risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. What's more, a lack of the vitamin may be a direct factor in cardiovascular events, including stroke and congestive heart failure...

Controlling Hypothyroidism Naturally

By Jo Hartley, December 12 2008
(NewsTarget) Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone. This condition is a result of a dysfunction of the thyroid gland. The bad news is that there are many reasons that the thyroid can become impaired. The good news is that there are natural and effective options for combating hypothyroidism. The thyroid is made up of two lobes connected together in the front of the neck. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland control the body's metabolic rate...

Agave Nectar: A Rebuttal to Misinformed Attacks on this Natural Sweetener

By Mike Adams, December 11 2008
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The Amazing New World of HDL Cholesterol

By Mike Adams, December 11 2008
(NaturalNews) This story has been removed. To learn more about nutrition and natural health, try these pages on NaturalNews and NaturalPedia: Nutrition: Superfoods: Nutritional supplements: Resveratrol...

Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders

By Sherry Baker, December 11 2008
(NewsTarget) Want to lower cholesterol levels in hopes of preventing coronary heart disease and stroke? The odds are your doctor will probably prescribe a statin drug. In fact, a recent Forbes report found that from 11 million to 30 million Americans are already taking these drugs and many physicians argue another 25 million should be popping these pills daily. What's often lost in the hype about this class of drugs is the reality of the side effects sometimes serious associated with statins...

Essential Fatty Acids are Essential for Good Health

By Jo Hartley, December 11 2008
(NewsTarget) The Food & Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization have released a joint report regarding the role of dietary fats and oils in nutrition. This report has attracted extensive attention regarding the impact of these components in our overall health. The current recommendations are that we need a minimum of 3% of our daily caloric intake to be "essential fatty acids" (EFAs). This percentage goes up to 5% for children and pregnant/lactating mothers. EFAs are essential...

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