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Friday, June 4, 2010

Letting babies swim in chlorinated pools harms their health for life

Letting babies swim in chlorinated pools harms their health for life

Young children who swim in chlorinated pools may suffer an increased risk of lung infections and even lifelong asthma and respiratory allergies, according to a study conducted by researchers from Catholic University Lauvain in Brussels, Belgium, and published in the European Respiratory Journal.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Reishi Mushrooms Offer Help For Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis

One of the key measures of a long and well lived life is adaptability.  A person's ability to adapt to changing circumstances goes a long way toward predicting longevity.  This involves the responsiveness and functionality of the immune system.  A robust immune system capable of adjusting to ever-changing situations is a key factor in preventing the manifestation of a cold or cancer, or anything inbetween.  One important aspect of immune function is its ability to self-regulate downward when needed so that it doesn't become hyperactive and attact your own tissues, as in the case with Rheumatoid arthritis.  Read More

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Drug Companies Leave Out Required Side Effects Info On Drug Ads

The FDA has sent warning letters to four pharmaceutical companies citing them for omitting and minimizing information about risks and exagerating potential benefits in material promoting their drugs.

The letters order the companies to cease banned marketing behaviors and instruct their employees on rules for promotions, but do not impose any fines or other sanctions.

Vitamin E: A Effective Treatment For Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common, "silent" liver disease.  Although it occurs in people who drink little or no alcoholic liver disease, including inflammation.  According to the National Institute of Diaetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the condition is marked by fat in the liver and is associated with the growing number of overweight Americans.  And while many feel fine and aren't aware they have a liver problem, they actually have a disease that can eventually cause cirrhosis, liver cancer and death.  Read More

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Support the Free Speech About Science Act

The Alliance for Natural Health, a nonprofit organization committed to protecting access to natural and integrative medicine, has recently come up with a Congressional bill designed to stop government censorship of truthful, scientific health claims about natural foods and herbs, and restore free speech to natural health.  Read More

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Green Tea Blocks Lung Cancer

Drinking at least a cup of green tea a day may significantly decrease a person's risk of lung cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Shan Medical University in Taiwan.  Read More

Monday, May 31, 2010


The Medical Minute: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become thin. As a result, the bones are more likely to break. Bones most often affected are in the hip, spine and wrist, but the ribs and other bones also are at risk.

New Alzheimer Disease Management And Prevention Book

New book offers formula for Alzheimer's disease management and prevention

With the aging of nearly 80 million baby boomers, Alzheimer's disease is an impending epidemic that requires a new approach to prevention as well as management of the disease, according to a UC Santa Barbara professor who has co-authored a new book on the topic.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Increased Incidences of RA In Women

Rheumatoid arthritis incidence on the rise in women

The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in women has risen during the period of 1995 to 2007, according to a newly published study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic. This rise in RA follows a 4-decade period of decline and study authors speculate environmental factors such as cigarette smoking, vitamin D deficiency, and lower dose synthetic estrogens in oral contraceptives may be the source of the increase. Details of the study which includes more than 50 years of RA epidemiology data appear in the June issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology.