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|12/1/2016 - As if suffering from excruciating migraines on a regular basis wasn't bad enough, it is now emerging that women who suffer from migraines are at a significantly higher risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack later in life than those who do not experience these debilitating headaches.
|12/1/2016 - Vaccines linked with autism and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); environmental toxins; processed foods loaded with preservatives, sugar and GMOs - when it comes to protecting the health of our kids, it's no wonder that parents can feel overwhelmed.
Sadly, Western medicine - along with government...|
|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...|
|11/19/2016 - At the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, researchers examined what antibiotics are capable of doing to the microenvironment surrounding patients. This is the environment we cannot see with the naked eye, the environment of microorganisms that is always interacting with us and between us....|
|11/8/2016 - As the Western diet spreads around the world, so do Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
The researchers were not surprised by the findings. A large body of research shows that diets high in junk food,...|
|11/8/2016 - It doesn't seem to make much sense, telling bicyclists not to pedal as quickly because it's not healthy for them. Peddling more quickly, you might think, would lead to better conditioning – right?
Perhaps, but according to new research, that isn't the point, per se. Thank air pollution for...|
|10/31/2016 - The health benefits of moderate red wine consumption have been heralded for the last several years. It can help prevent heart problems and reduce cancer risks, and some studies even indicate that it can help preserve brain function – provided you don't overindulge. New research has revealed that...|
|10/27/2016 - The growing number of babies born to obese mothers throughout the world face a higher risk of developing serious health problems in adulthood, according to several recent studies.
Children of obese mothers are prone to brain damage, heart disease, stroke and asthma in adulthood, warn health experts.
|10/26/2016 - Many people have been persuaded to ditch their conventional, sugar-laden sodas for diet versions, due to the mainstream belief that diet products are healthier. After all, they don't contain real sugar, so they must be better for you, right? Not so much. Research continues to find evidence that these...|
|10/24/2016 - Anyone who has suffered through a bout of foodborne illness knows that it is quite the unpleasant experience. A new study led by Canadian researchers has revealed that a case of this generally short-term condition can have a lasting impact on your health, especially if you are at risk for Crohn's disease.
|10/14/2016 - As concerns grow about the number of Americans taking antidepressants, a new study out of Denmark points to one factor that could be contributing significantly to the problem: The study found that those taking a popular birth control pill had a 23 percent higher likelihood of being prescribed antidepressants...|
|10/14/2016 - That morning cup of java may be providing a lot more benefits than just giving you the energy to start your day. Numerous studies have shown that daily consumption of coffee can help you to live a longer, healthier life.
You may have heard of some of coffee's many health benefits, but there may also...|
|10/14/2016 - You can prevent and cure gestational diabetes, and lower your child's risk of autism!
• Xanthurenic acid (XA)—a tryptophan metabolite—is high in serum in gestational diabetes
• Xanthurenic acid binds insulin, impeding it's action
• Vitamin B6 lowers xanthurenic acid levels...|
|10/13/2016 - Data that was recently released by NHS Digital shows that young women have the highest risk of mental health problems in England. According to the information, one out of every five women reported having a mental disorder like depression or anxiety in 2014; only one out of every eight men said the same....|
|10/12/2016 - In a new report, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has branded England's National Health Service (NHS) as underfunded, understaffed and overstretched.
The report found huge rota gap issues in hospitals across the United Kingdom. As a result, exhausted and stressed-out doctors are putting patients...|
|10/9/2016 - Cholesterol, a double edged sword. At normal levels, cholesterol is an essential element to maintaining good health. Cholesterol is a fatty substance vital for the formation of cell membranes, bile acids, vitamin D and certain hormones. However, when levels increase beyond what's normal, it becomes...|
|10/6/2016 - Children and younger adults who begin antidepressant therapy at high doses instead of the "modal" (average or typical) prescribed doses are likely to be at greater risk of suicidal behavior during the first 90 days of therapy and treatment, researchers say.
An earlier meta-analysis by the U.S. Food...|
|9/14/2016 - Eating a meal containing both chili peppers and ginger may help prevent cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Researchers have long been divided over the cancer-fighting potential of capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their "burn."...|
|9/11/2016 - Popular culture might claim that garlic can keep vampires away, but a growing body of scientific evidence says that the herb can also help keep lung cancer and other types of cancers at bay.
A study carried out at the Jiangsu Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in China looked at...|
|9/8/2016 - Pharmaceutical giant Merck announced on September 2 that it is abandoning plans for a new osteoporosis drug known as odanacatib, after the latest phase of safety trials showed that the drug significantly raised patients' risk of stroke. The findings of that trial will be presented at the conference...|
|8/29/2016 - As it turns out, in addition to being incredibly unpleasant, root canals may actually pose a major health risk. Dr. Weston Price was one of the first researchers to notice a link between the dreadful dental procedure and illness, but today many doctors believe that root canals have the ability to negatively...|
|8/24/2016 - A wide variety of chemical sprays have been used by the agricultural industry for the last several decades. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and disinfectants are all things that mainstream farmers have come to rely on to keep their crops "healthy" – or at least that is what they've been led...|
|8/19/2016 - Neighborhoods where kids face the highest risk of lead poisoning exist all across America.
The trouble is that exposure risk is surprisingly difficult estimate, due to a variety of state-by-state differences in reporting standards. So we worked with epidemiologists in Washington state to estimate...|
|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...|
|8/7/2016 - Many women around the world have breast implants for cosmetic reasons or following breast-cancer surgery.
In rare occasions, these breast implants may lead to a new emerging cancer type, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. Although the risk is small, before...|
|7/30/2016 - All it takes is one trip to the local mall to learn why nearly 20 percent of American children between the ages of 6 and 11 are obese. While the healthy food movement has sparked a revolution, encouraging food makers to churn out healthier products, junk food and its aggressive marketing remains largely...|
|7/30/2016 - Going through menopause is generally an unwelcome experience at any age, but new research shows that women who experience "the change" earlier in life have extra reason to be concerned.
A new study from Oregon's Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research shows that women who have their last menstrual...|
|7/28/2016 - Guys, if you're over 50 and a grandfather, you may want to take up an exercise regimen and cut out the lousy food – and ask your sons to do the same thing for the grandchildren they'll have someday. That's because a new study has found that grandfathers who are overweight can pass a host of health...|
|7/27/2016 - The list of health benefits associated with a diet rich in oily fish now includes a lowered risk of death in patients suffering from colon cancer, according to a new study.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Andrew Chan of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found that patients who ate at least...|
|7/25/2016 - The risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb has condemned economics laureate Robert C. Merton as "blind" to risk. Report: Claire Robinson
The letter from over 100 Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for opposing GMOs in general and GMO golden rice in particular has become mired in a new scandal.
|7/23/2016 - The most recent oil boom that boosted entire economies, sweeping through states like North Dakota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, was made possible by hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. This drilling technique uses a mixture of water, sand and chemicals at high pressure to crack rock and unearth...|
|7/21/2016 - It may sound too good to be true, but a recent study has shown that a diet that includes an unlimited amount of healthy fats is actually helpful in preventing heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.
A meta-study led by US Department of Veterans Affairs research scientist Dr. Hanna Bloomfield revealed...|
|7/15/2016 - According to a recent study, antidepressants carry a high risk of falls for nursing home residents suffering from dementia, as reported by McKnight's. Researchers used Medicare claims data from 2007 to 2009 to analyze the link between residents who displayed moderate-to-severe symptoms of dementia and...|
|7/12/2016 - Liver cancers are on the rise in developing countries. Now, more than ever, prevention measures are becoming crucial in the battle against liver cancer.
Due to late-stage diagnoses and limited treatment options, mortality numbers are very high, and liver cancer is the second most common cause of...|
|7/5/2016 - As reported by the Agricultural Health Study (AHS), there is a direct correlation between women who live with pesticide applicators and cancer. Dr. Cathy Lerro and AHS colleagues used information reported by wives of pesticide applicators to take the first detailed look at the use of organophosphate...|
|7/4/2016 - A new study by The Ohio State University reveals that long work hours for women are linked to alarming increases in cancer, heart disease and the early development of other chronic, life-threatening illnesses. Women who put in extra hours for the bulk of their careers – with work weeks that average...|
|7/2/2016 - As a kid, how many times did your parents tell you to go play outside and get some fresh air? Or maybe that's exactly what you said to your kids yesterday. While keeping them indoors in front of TV screens will definitely not improve their health and well-being, depending on where you live, exposing...|
|6/29/2016 - Adopting a healthy lifestyle can significantly slash the risk of developing breast cancer in women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer, a new study published in JAMA Oncology suggests. The discovery marks a significant shift in the cancer conversations and prevention strategies to...|
|6/28/2016 - Women who suffer from migraines may be more likely to die from heart attacks and strokes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Public Health at Charite-Universitatsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, and published in the journal The BMJ.
"Migraine should be considered a marker...|
|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...|
|6/27/2016 - In 1987, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) – listed cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus and liver as "causally related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages." After a review...|
|6/26/2016 - The most comprehensive study conducted on the subject found recently that vitamin D levels make a big difference when it comes to your risk of developing dementia.
In 2014, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and researchers from some of the finest universities and other institutions of higher...|
|6/25/2016 - Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all of the gynecological cancers. With the CDC reporting that it is the eighth most common cancer to strike women, and the fifth leading cancer-related cause of death in women, we should be doing all that we can to reduce our chances of getting it.
The good news...|
|6/25/2016 - A daily diet of fast food during pregnancy can dramatically increase the risk of obesity in the next three generations of a woman's descendants, even if those descendants eat a healthy diet themselves, according to a shocking new study conducted by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine,...|
|6/18/2016 - A brisk 15-minute walk daily can add years to your life, according to a new study presented at a recent European health conference.
Health experts have long recognized the fact that regular exercise can extend lifespan, but the new research indicates that even less exercise than previously believed...|
|6/13/2016 - Older people who suffer from migraine headaches could be more likely to suffer a silent brain injury, according to recent research that has been published in the American Heart Association's journal, Stroke.
In the new study, people who have a history of migraines were at double the risk of ischemic...|
|6/12/2016 - The overuse of antibiotics has been heavily criticized for causing the proliferation of drug-resistant superbugs, but few people have drawn a strong connection between this class of drugs and mental health – until now.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University uncovered this surprising link after...|
|6/11/2016 - Being overweight can increase a person's risk of many diseases, and where that weight is carried is also significant. A new study out of the University of Oxford shows that for every extra 4 inches that men carry around their waistline, their chances of developing deadly prostate cancer jump by 18 percent....|
|6/5/2016 - It's every expectant mother's worst nightmare: successfully getting through nine months of pregnancy only to suffer a stillbirth at the end. Most pregnant women do everything possible to avoid putting their baby in harm's way, from making dietary changes to avoiding risky activities. However, few women...|
|5/30/2016 - The controversial practice of fracking has now been proven to increase the risk of lung and heart disease in children, as reported by Truth Out. Researchers already believe that it leaves American rivers tainted with a toxic cocktail of radium and lead, but this latest study – published in the...|
|5/29/2016 - Engaging in just a little bit of moderate exercise regularly can help women avoid developing heart disease or bone loss, according to multiple recent studies. Researchers from the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope in Duarte, California, found that women who go on brisk walks, play tennis...|
|5/27/2016 - "Science" is a word that is often taken for granted, since the public trusts that it means they can trust what they are being told. But whose version of "science" can you really trust? When a scientific study is set up today, it's often used as a means to an end, to approve a synthetic formulation so...|
|5/26/2016 - Slowly but surely, and unbeknownst to most people outside the country, Britain's vaunted "free" national healthcare system is failing, and as it does, millions of residents are being put at risk of bad outcomes, including some of England's newest citizens.
As reported by Britain's Daily Mail Online,...|
|5/25/2016 - Last fall, Chrissy Turner, an 8-year-old girl from Centerville, Utah, was diagnosed with breast cancer. After making the international headlines as the youngest known person ever diagnosed with breast cancer, she is now in remission after the removal of her right breast.
While breast cancer is often...|
|5/13/2016 - Although antibacterial soaps are useful in some respects, there is a growing body of scientific literature that suggests they do more harm than good. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on antibacterial soap manufacturers to provide additional information about their...|
|5/13/2016 - High-fat, high-protein, low-carb diets are currently in vogue with millions of Americans who are making the switch from "cheap" calories in an attempt to shed the pounds and increase their quality of life. Is it all just another trendy weight-loss fad, or is there merit in avoiding carbs from the perspective...|
|5/7/2016 - The latest research on health problems caused by processed meats indicates that they are responsible for dramatic increases in cancer rates among men and women who consume larger quantities.
Last year, the World Health Organization issued new guidelines that warned about the dangers of processed...|
|5/4/2016 - Prostate cancer patients who receive hormone therapy as part of their treatment are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's and face an increased risk of depression, a pair of recent studies has shown.
A common treatment for prostate cancer involves the use of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) drugs,...|
|4/25/2016 - Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat.
The most recent study was conducted...|
|4/16/2016 - There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet, ranging from lowered heart disease risks to reducing the chances of getting high blood pressure or diabetes. In fact, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that, when compared a diet that included meat, vegetarian diets were associated with lowered...|
|4/11/2016 - The same hot beverage you depend on to wake you up in the morning could also help you live longer – that's according to a new study and a growing body of evidence that suggests that coffee may decrease your risk of developing prostate cancer, among other health benefits you might not have been...|
|4/8/2016 - An 8-year study involving half a million American women with breast cancer, found that surgically removing diseased and healthy breasts did not increase an individual's chance of survival.
The results seem to confirm earlier suspicions that undergoing a double mastectomy, an aggressive procedure...|
|4/4/2016 - Many drugs pushed out by Big Pharma are equivalent to rat poison, but only a handful can actually claim to be rat poison. Meet warfarin: a widely used blood thinner which, prior to being used to treat a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, was used as rat poison.
|3/24/2016 - For some reason, the Obama administration can't get enough of regulating just about everything it can possibly regulate, and with little thought to the hypocrisy of its actions or the impact they have on ordinary Americans.
Now, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama Food and Drug Administration...|
|3/21/2016 - Females exposed to DDT in the womb may be more likely to suffer from obesity and diabetes in middle age, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and published...|
|3/16/2016 - The mystic periodic table of elements is at play in the environment around us and within us. We don't recognize these elements on the surface; it's almost as if they represent different spiritual energies in a realm that we cannot quite see. They have different energetic actions in the human body, using...|
|3/14/2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is set to allow for the dramatic expansion of electroshock therapy for patients who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, through reclassification of the devices used to deliver shock treatment, despite the fact that experts and former patients have attested...|
|3/14/2016 - Pfizer's Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a record-breaking drug, a prescription with the highest peak sales of any drug on the market. Statin drugs like this one, along with other brand equivalents and generics, are a medical doctor's go-to "solution" for managing patient's cholesterol levels. These drugs...|
|3/10/2016 - Every once in a while, attending a dinner party becomes the best thing you've done in days. Great company and amazing food are always the premise of a successful evening, but a delicious meal is not always followed by instant satisfaction. In fact, one in five Americans have to suffer the consequences...|
|3/3/2016 - What comes to mind when you hear about staple foods? Corn, wheat, bread, potatoes, maybe even yams ... ? The list goes on, but regardless of how many items you come up with, dates are not likely to appear on your list. The date palm – the tree which produces the date fruit – has been around...|
|3/1/2016 - A BMJ press release reported, "Children and adolescents have a doubled risk of aggression and suicide when taking one of the five most commonly prescribed antidepressants," according to a study published in The BMJ on January 28, 2016.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin–norepinephrine...|
|2/28/2016 - When it gets to be early- to mid-afternoon, are you sitting at your desk at work or school yawning? Do you sometimes reach for a coffee or other caffeinated drink after lunch just to keep yourself going? And does this happen often?
You may be one of a growing number of Americans who aren't getting...|
|2/26/2016 - New science reveals that statin drugs DOUBLE the risk of diabetes. This is in addition to the extreme harm they cause to the body in other ways, including:
• Accelerating aging.
• Causing chronic muscle fatigue.
• Compromising cognitive function.
• Causing early dementia and...|
|2/26/2016 - A Missouri jury has ordered pharmaceutical and health giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based baby powder for decades. The jury found that J&J was aware of research linking talc to cancer, but...|
|2/25/2016 - According to the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF), as part of their Continuous Update Project (CUP), consuming three alcoholic drinks daily ups the chance of a person getting liver cancer. It's no surprise, therefore, that alcoholism and liver cancer are closely linked; numerous health-related...|
|2/23/2016 - Almost everyone has experienced the searing chest pain we call heartburn on at least one occasion. This ailment is quite common, and most of the time nothing to be concerned about. It can often be weathered through or even cured naturally.
But, of course if we learned how to manage every disease...|
|2/15/2016 - Children delivered by Caesarean section are 23 percent more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than babies born vaginally, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers from University College Cork, Ireland, and published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
|2/10/2016 - A long-term study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has shown that statin users are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes compared to those who didn't use statins. Additionally, they're a whopping 250 percent more likely to develop the disease in conjunction with complications...|
|1/28/2016 - It's no secret that certain factors such as mass body index (BMI), race and family history are among the main contributors associated with diabetes development. While such risk factors still play a role, a new study has found that there's likely another reason behind onset of the disease, one that specifically...|
|1/26/2016 - Medical imaging technology has provided physicians with a nonsurgical method for discovering, diagnosing and monitoring injuries and diseases. Rather than a hospital stay and invasive procedure, patients can undergo a CT scan with little discomfort or down time.
But now research is starting to reveal...|
|1/26/2016 - After EU chief scientist Anne Glover stated in an interview that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are so safe that the precautionary principle is "irrelevant," noted risk engineering expert Nassim Nicholas Taleb of New York University shot back, calling her a "dangerous imbecile."
|1/20/2016 - If you still own stocks and mutual fund shares, you still aren't grasping the systemic risk in the stock market. No matter what you claim to BELIEVE, it is your ACTIONS that actually determine your true grasp of reality. Failing to sell all your stock holdings right now could result in massive losses...|
|12/27/2015 - Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans each year – making it the most deadly killer in the United States. But the good news is that there are many things you can do to decrease your risk of succumbing to this all too common killer. Written by Matthew Budoff, the book Enhancing Heart Health:...|
|12/17/2015 - While vaccines, pesticides and other industrial contaminants have been publicly linked to the onset of Autism Spectrum Disorder, we're now beginning to learn about the relationship between commonly prescribed anti-depressants and the often-severe developmental disability that astoundingly impacts one...|
|12/14/2015 - The more radiation therapy you receive, the more likely it is you'll develop a second cancer caused by that radiation, according to a document[PDF] released by the American Cancer Society, which admits that certain organs such as the breast and thyroid are more prone to developing a second...|
|12/1/2015 - It's well known that the overuse of overuse of antibiotics can often do more harm than good, leading to a variety of health effects, some of which can be chronic in nature affecting your everyday life and well-being.
However, not as well known is the potential connection between antibiotics and diabetes,...|
|11/17/2015 - Drinking just two sweetened beverages per day — including "diet" drinks — can raise your risk of heart failure by nearly 25 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and published in the journal Heart.
Although prior studies have linked...|
|11/6/2015 - Good news for vegetable lovers and those who enjoy a dietary lifestyle primarily consisting of such foods: A recent study has found that a vegetarian diet can reduce a person's risk of developing colorectal cancers when compared to their meat-eating counterparts.
Researchers from Loma Linda University...|
|11/2/2015 - A five-year fire is burning beneath a landfill in a St. Louis suburb, and it's rapidly approaching an old cache of nuclear waste.
At present, St. Louis County emergency officials are unsure whether or not the fire will set off a reaction that releases a radioactive plume over the city. An emergency...|
|10/31/2015 - Regular visits to the sauna may cut a person's risk of death dramatically, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland at Kuopio and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Middle-aged men who visited the sauna most frequently were 40 percent less...|
|10/30/2015 - Not too long ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently came forward and announced that glyphosate, Monsanto's main herbicide ingredient, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." After constant debate between the greedy agrochemical giant who maintained (and still does) that the ingredient is safe...|
|10/20/2015 - More than 85 percent of Americans are concerned about pesticide residue on their fruits and vegetables, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,050 people. However, many people are confused as to what to do about it, which is understandable, because if you aren't growing your own food yet,...|
|10/16/2015 - Children conceived via assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are twice as likely to suffer from autism as children conceived without such technologies, according to a study that was conducted by researchers from Columbia University, Fordham University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...|
|10/6/2015 11:57:28 AM - If you've been exercising for 30 minutes everyday, satisfied that you've met the American Heart Association's physical activity recommendation, then you're in for a surprise. In a nutshell, a recent study found that a mere 30 minutes is not enough to help reduce the risk of heart problems.
|10/5/2015 - A libido-boosting pill by the name of Addyi, which has been dubbed the "female Viagra," is set to hit the U.S. market in October 2015. Don't be so quick to think this is a good thing; although the pill, which is made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and chemically known as flibanserin, has been approved...|
|10/4/2015 - The for-profit cancer industry is counting on you getting cancer. And while they would never admit this publicly, they secretly need a steady supply of cancer patients to keep them in business. That's why the cancer industry never teaches prevention.
But cancer, in turns out, is incredibly easy to...|
|9/23/2015 - Although it might not come as a big surprise to those who believe that natural methods are the only safe way to deal with pests, it's certainly worth noting that a link has been found between indoor pesticide use and the risk of children developing certain types of cancer.
A recent report published...|
|9/8/2015 - You may want to spice things up in your life, and no, we're not talking about whispering sweet nothings between the sheets. According to an international team of researchers led by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, eating spicy foods may be the key to longevity. They found that eating such foods...|
|9/7/2015 - The consumption of trans fats significantly increases your risk of heart disease and early death, according to a study conducted by researchers from McMaster University and published in the British Medical Journal.
The study found no connection, however, between saturated fat consumption and negative...|
|9/2/2015 - In July, the FDA announced changes to the labels of nearly every medication in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, warning that those drugs could cause fatal strokes and heart attacks even in young people with no known cardiovascular risk factors. Heart attacks could be triggered...|
|9/1/2015 - Eating a "Southern diet" heavy on fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks increases the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and published in the journal Circulation.
Heart disease is the top killer...|
|8/30/2015 - In what proponents are calling a "landmark" decision in favor of transparency in Europe, the EU Court confirmed in a recent ruling that protecting health and the environment is a higher priority than protecting the confidentiality of experts who have, at times, changed risk rules.
As noted in a press...|
|8/24/2015 - Studies are increasingly showing that cellular phone use can lead to chronic health problems, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Now a new study in the journal Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine has suggested a biological mechanism that might explain how these health problems develop.
|8/18/2015 - The FDA has announced that it will require new labels on both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers in the aspirin family, warning that even brief use of these drugs increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, including among people with no heart disease risk factors.
The warning applies...|
|8/14/2015 - The health risks associated with unconventional oil and gas drilling (UGOD), i.e. hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," have been of concern to many since the practice became widespread, but until now there has been a shortage of conclusive evidence that such risks actually exist.
A recent study, however,...|
|8/14/2015 - A new study from Harokopio University in Athens, Greece is giving regular coffee drinkers something to cheer about. After studying the coffee drinking habits of more than 1,300 people, the researchers concluded that regular coffee drinkers are 54 percent less likely to suffer from diabetes and inflammatory...|
|8/12/2015 - Skin cancer, in all its forms, is one of the most frequently diagnosed kinds of cancer both in the United States and abroad. And while some forms of this condition are easily treatable and have a good prognosis, others like melanoma can prove deadly, mostly due to the fact that they can spread easily...|
|8/11/2015 - Chamomile, the attractive, daisy-like flower that is native to many parts of Europe, has a long history of medicinal use that stretches back to the time of ancient Rome. It is most popularly known for its ability to promote relaxation, stress relief and a good night's sleep and even today is used in...|
|8/10/2015 - Taking antibiotics may make children twice as likely to develop juvenile arthritis, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania and Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and published in the journal Pediatrics.
"Our research suggests another...|
|8/10/2015 - Most people have heard by now that increased consumption of meat can be a major risk factor for cancer development - especially when it comes to cancer of the colon. And despite loud protests by the meat industry itself, evidence continues to mount that there is indeed a link between a diet high in...|
|8/9/2015 - It's the leading cause of death worldwide, but heart disease has an enemy in vitamin C, according to new research out of Denmark. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital found that the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease and early death is reduced as blood...|
|7/29/2015 - New research published in the journal PLOS ONE calls into question the safety and effectiveness of a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as well as its less extreme companion acid reflux. Researchers found that proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs,...|
|7/28/2015 - As California's drought continues, there is more to people's problems than browning lawns, challenging water conservation efforts and devastation to crops. The latest discovery to plague the parched state is the finding that groundwater - which many residents and farmers are now turning to in larger...|
|7/27/2015 - The sugar fructose -- formerly embraced by the food industry as a supposedly safer alternative to glucose -- appears to cause molecular changes in the body that promote uncontrolled heart growth and increase the risk of heart failure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Swiss Federal...|
|7/27/2015 - Prostate problems are a major concern for men as they grow older. It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of all men over 50 will have some degree of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH, or prostate enlargement), and a smaller percentage of men will develop prostate cancer. This cancer is serious, because...|
|7/17/2015 - Asparagus, the green spear-shaped vegetable that arrives in grocery stores at the beginning of spring, is packed with a wealth of health benefits, making it a good choice to add to your diet. One cup of asparagus contains only 40 calories and has a very low glycemic impact, which makes it a great addition...|
|7/11/2015 - The natural way of life is constantly being attacked, discriminated against. Healthy lifestyle practices, like organic gardening, herbal medicine making and breastfeeding are often misunderstood by society's most ill-informed and authoritarian-minded. Professional pediatricians may pressure mothers...|
|7/9/2015 9:35:38 AM - Colon cancer is a serious issue in the United States, particularly for those over 50. It is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of this disease. Even if it is not fatal, it can often have serious consequences. One common treatment for colon cancer is colon re-sectioning, which is the surgical...|
|7/8/2015 - Most people are aware that Monsanto is behind the cancer-causing chemical glyphosate, proud makers of the herbicide Roundup which contains the active ingredient. However, they're also the makers of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which has been banned in the United States since 1972 after it...|
|7/3/2015 - Anyone who reads the paper or keeps up with the news has probably heard about what medical experts are dubbing the "epidemic" of diabetes. In the United States alone, there are between 25 and 30 million diabetics, and about 7 million of those are undiagnosed (and of course untreated). Diabetes can hit...|
|6/26/2015 - The progressive California town of Berkeley has passed a new resolution mandating that the safety information typically buried deep within the fine print of mobile phone user manuals instead be emblazoned as a prominent safety warning that consumers will actually notice and acknowledge.
|6/19/2015 - While most people who drink diet soda probably know it isn't the healthiest choice, they still may be under the mistaken impression that it will keep their weight down. Scientific studies emphasize this is not true.
This was made clear in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...|
|6/7/2015 - Breastfeeding is the healthiest option to give your little one the best start in life. The benefits go way beyond providing basic nutrition. In addition to providing all the vitamins, nutrients and immune-building substances a baby needs, researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel suggest that...|
|6/7/2015 - People taking antidepressants, tranquilizers and painkillers are all significantly more likely to kill another human being than similar people who are not taking those drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinsksa Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and published in the journal...|
|6/6/2015 - When Americans think of child predators, they think of creepy-looking strangers whisking their son or daughter away from the park playground. Americans rarely consider the real child predators hiding in sky rises behind glass walls, holding tight to chemistry degrees and six-figure salaries. Pharmaceutical...|
|6/3/2015 - Brushing your teeth and keeping your mouth clean aren't just about keeping your teeth white and your breath smelling super fresh. Although those things do matter and are a big reason many of us maintain our oral health, there is a lot more to it than that; your overall health is actually affected by...|
|6/1/2015 - Just as Natural News has warned for over a decade, mind-altering medications such as tranquilizers and psychiatric drugs (SSRIs) have now been confirmed to increase the risk of a person committing murder.
A new study published in the journal World Psychiatry (June 1 edition, not yet found on the...|
|5/25/2015 - Popular heartburn drugs available over-the-counter as well as by prescription can double the risk of acute kidney failure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and published in the journal CMAJ Open on...|
|5/18/2015 - The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could double your risk of developing diabetes, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the VA North Texas Health System and the University of Texas Southwestern that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on April 28.
|5/6/2015 - Switching from a Western diet high in meat and fat to a diet rich in vegetables and beans may reduce a person's risk of colon cancer in just two weeks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London and published in the journal Nature Communications....|
|5/5/2015 - Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting the body against free radical damage. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce signs of aging.
New research conducted at Oregon State University has found that vitamin E deficiency might put people at a higher...|
|4/14/2015 - Just how bad was the radiation fallout from the near-complete destruction of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima power station following a massive earthquake-generated tsunami in March 2011? The answer is, most people simply don't know - because the media coverage of the damage and fallout, at the...|
|4/12/2015 - Coffee, a sometimes controversial beverage which many of us start our day with, may not be as bad as some of us think.
While it is true that too much of this warming pick-me-up drink can disrupt sleep, raise heart rate and blood pressure, and mess up digestion, drinking just one cup of coffee a day...|
|4/2/2015 5:22:50 PM - Television watching increases diabetes risk, scientists have now confirmed. By studying over 3,000 overweight Americans, a research study demonstrated that risk for type 2 diabetes increased over 14 percent in those watching four hours of television a day. The average American watches 5.11 hours of...|
|4/1/2015 5:59:48 PM - In the midst of the gluten free everything craze, Harvard Public School of Nutrition released a study that shows eating more whole grains may lower mortality by up to 15 percent, especially cardiovascular disease-related mortality. The study also suggests that consuming bran may lower mortality by 6...|
|3/29/2015 - Stroke is a leading cause of death throughout the world, and it is responsible for the most deaths in China. Prevention before a first stroke occurs -- often called primary prevention -- is of the utmost in importance, because most strokes -- about 77 percent -- can be termed as being first-time events....|
|3/22/2015 - Statins are a deadly scam, and new research published in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology undoubtedly proves this. Using "statistical deception" to make statins appear safe and effective, the drug industry has deviously sold the United States and other Western nations a bill of goods,...|
|3/11/2015 - While there has been a lot of research both in favor and against one of America's favorite drinks, this latest bit of research leaves you feeling a little less guilty after having that second, or third, or even fourth cup of coffee.
The results of a new study suggest that drinking up to four cups...|
|2/25/2015 4:23:33 PM - The hypocrisy of many prohibitionists who condemn legal cannabis by day while imbibing on beer, wine and liquor by night was highlighted recently after researchers demonstrated that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available, exceeding both cocaine and heroin in terms of mortality risk.
|2/25/2015 - Women who take birth control pills will not be pleased with a recent discovery that suggests a link between taking the contraceptive and brain tumor development.
Danish researchers have discovered that taking a birth control pill for over five years can more than double the risk of developing a rare...|
|2/20/2015 - The scripted media is being used to scare and divide the public over new measles outbreaks. It's always the same unintelligent narrative being pushed: The unvaccinated are putting everyone in danger. Obviously, the push to sell more vaccines is on as fear is used to prey on the population.
|2/19/2015 - Over 100 years ago, a study showed that 'subclinical hypothyroidism' was associated with a 260% increase in the prevalence of heart disease. In fact, over the years, many other studies have made the connection between thyroid disorders and the risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease.
|2/17/2015 - A new study is linking commonly used medicines, which include over-the-counter treatments, of ailments like hay fever and insomnia to dementia and possibly Alzheimer's disease.
According to the BBC, researchers in the study noted that all of the medications examined are drugs that produce an "anticholinergic"...|
|2/15/2015 - When I saw the news about a new report from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation, it all seemed strangely familiar. The report, covered in the Financial Times and also the Daily Mail, offers a scientific assessment of the twelve most likely risks of a...|
|2/5/2015 - The leading cause of skin-cancer death in the United States, melanoma, may be prevented by engaging in a habit that's familiar to millions of Americans. The act of drinking coffee might offer protection against the devastating illness, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University...|
|1/27/2015 - From every angle, the general population is starving, in desperate need of more than just food and empty, nutritionless calories. The supermarkets are full of empty-calorie food products that have been stripped of their nutrition. The void is real. It can be seen in the people's faces, passing by one...|
|1/26/2015 - You've probably heard it or read it before: The importance of including high fiber foods in our diet. Most probably consider this is good for being "regular" with bowel movements, nothing more than that.
But according to a recent epidemiological meta-analysis, it can be a matter of longer life or...|
|1/22/2015 - It's not difficult to find research exposing the many health benefits of avocados. Studies show that these pear-shaped fruits, which are native to Mexico and Central America, are packed with essential nutrients that can aid weight loss, boost vision and guard us from cancer. Moreover, avocados are rich...|
|12/18/2014 - Russia is teetering on the edge of solvency and economic collapse as its currency collapses, interest rates rise and average Russians flock to stores to stock on up on anything they can get their hands on.
Meanwhile, some geopolitical analysts believe that the economic turmoil -- touched off in part...|
|12/17/2014 3:46:38 PM - They say there's only two things constant in this life: death and taxes. But a third viable contender might be cancer, which an extensive cohort of scientific research has found is caused by prolonged exposure to radiation from cell phones and their associated communication towers.
Contrary to what...|
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|12/3/2014 12:31:45 PM - (Story by Sayer Ji, republished from GreenMedInfo.com) Flu vaccines, according to the best scientific evidence available today, will only work against 10% of the circulating viruses that cause the symptoms of seasonal epidemic influenza. Additionally, flu vaccines have been found to elicit inflammatory...|
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