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Archive for July, 2010 :


Salmonella Outbreak Blamed on Reptile Feed, Recall Issued
July 30th, 2010

A Salmonella outbreak in 17 states has been linked to frozen mice, rats and chicks used to feed pet reptiles.


The Dangers of Genetically Engineered Milk
July 30th, 2010

Genetically engineered milk is very different than natural milk, and clearly qualifies for FDA’s explicit mandatory labeling.


Oil, Dispersants from BP Spill May Have Entered Gulf Food Chain
July 30th, 2010

Scientists have raised yet another alarm about the havoc in the Gulf of Mexico. According to GulfLive.com, researchers have found an oil and dispersant mix beneath the shells of post-larval blue crabs.


Calcium Supplements Linked to Heart Attacks
July 30th, 2010

Some researchers are convinced that calcium supplements not only provide no benefit for post-menopausal women, but that they can even be harmful, increasing the risk of heart attacks by nearly a third.


What’s Lurking In Processed Meats?
July 30th, 2010

A research by Harvard Scientists found that people consuming processed meats, such as hotdogs, sausage, becon, deli, luncheon meats run the increased risk of coronary disease by 42%.


Listeria Sprout Recall Expanded
July 30th, 2010

Specialty Farms is voluntarily recalling certain Alfalfa sprout products with a best if sold by date of “8/3/2010″ and “8/1/2010,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.


Stadium Food Is Making You Sick
July 30th, 2010

Many ballpark concession stands or restaurants cited for at least one “critical” or “major” health violation.


Drinking Alcohol Regularly Cuts Arthritis Risk
July 30th, 2010

A study published Tuesday by the UK journal Rheumatology, reveals that regular consumption of alcohol is better at preventing physical pain in the long term.


Beware Killer Coumadin!
July 30th, 2010

If your doctor has given you a free sample pack of Coumadin DO NOT USE IT!


Group Sues Over Antimicrobial Soaps
July 30th, 2010

The Natural Resources Defense Council just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to issue a final rule regulating the chemicals triclosan and triclocarban, which are commonly found in antibacterial soaps.


Shiny Happy People Are Also Busy
July 30th, 2010

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was made busy for eternity rolling a rock up a steep hill. The question is, was he happier than if he got to sit around idly doing nothing?


Insecure People Have A Greater Chance Of Health Problems
July 30th, 2010

A new study shows that people with relationship insecurity are more likely to experience stroke, high blood pressure, and even heart attacks than their secure counterparts.


Bisphenol-A (BPA): The Chemical Turning Men Into Women
July 30th, 2010

The most widespread endocrine disruptor is known as Bisphenol-A, that can affect men’s performance, fertility, and virility, essentially their manhood.


Recalled Foods Often Remain On Store Shelves
July 30th, 2010

More and more, it seems that recalled foods are not making their way back to processors and current disclosure measures are not adequately alerting consumers to the dangers lurking on their grocer’s shelves.


The Healing Effects of Forests
July 30th, 2010

“Many people,” says Dr. Eeva Karjalainen, of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla, “feel relaxed and good when they are out in nature.


What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D
July 30th, 2010

Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about and written-about supplement of the decade.


The Difference Between Curing and Healing
July 29th, 2010

There is difference between healing and curing. Dr. Lissa Rankin says that you can be healed without being cured, and you can be cured without being healed.


7 Yoga Moves to Improve Concentration
July 29th, 2010

Yoga is a great way to improve concentration, just by its nature. Working a few of the postures and breathing exercises below into your practice can help boost your power to focus even more!


Olive Oil Directly Impacts Genes to Halt Inflammation
July 28th, 2010

Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties.


7 Ways to Slash Cancer Risk
July 28th, 2010

Would you change your lifestyle if you could slash your risk of getting cancer by a third or even half?


‘Cut Down on Meat to Lose Weight’
July 28th, 2010

Eating less meat may be the key to keeping a healthy weight, say researchers.


Diet Soda May Be Linked With Preterm Births
July 28th, 2010

A study recently published in the American Society for Clinical Nutrition concluded that daily consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks could be linked to an increase in risk of preterm delivery.


Vitamin D Prevents Heart Disease, Too
July 28th, 2010

An increase in blood levels of vitamin D can significantly reduce a person’s risk of heart disease.


Is Hidden Fungus Making You Ill?
July 28th, 2010

Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that certain illnesses such as chronic fatigue, yeast infections, itchy ears, dandruff, patchy itchy skin rashes, and more, may just have a common cause — fungus.


Muscles May Get a Boost from Cool Palms
July 28th, 2010

You’re going for one last set of bench presses, but fatigue is setting in. Do you reach for a sports drink? Look to your trainer for motivation? A new study suggests you may want to cool your palms.


Super-Doting Moms Produce Less Anxious Kids
July 28th, 2010

Moms who don’t skimp on the hugs and kisses might just produce happier, better-adjusted kids.


The Best Bets for Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention, So Far
July 27th, 2010

It’s uncurable and will strike 1 in 8 of us. So do your part by eating the right kind of diet and keeping your body and brain engaged.


Your Body Regenerates Every Seven Years
July 27th, 2010

This notion goes back to a common bit of health lore claiming that our bodies completely regenerate themselves every seven years.


Do Certain Types of Sneakers Prevent Injuries?
July 27th, 2010

For decades, coaches and shoe salesmen have visually assessed runners’ foot types to recommend footwear.


How Smog Harms the Heart
July 27th, 2010

People who live in excessively smoggy areas tend to have higher rates of heart disease, according to several studies.


Scientists Identify Cause of Common Intestinal Ailment
July 27th, 2010

Celiac disease affects as many as one in 133 people in the US, but hope for a vaccine treatment could be right around the corner.


Can Foods Trigger Migraines?
July 27th, 2010

Can allergies to certain foods trigger migraines? What about food additives like MSG? Dr. David Dodick of the Mayo Clinic responds to readers’ questions about migraines.


Ear, Nose and Eye Prosthetics for Wounded Soldiers, Veterans
July 27th, 2010

The Air Force staff are creating ear, nose and eye prosthetics for wounded soldiers and veterans.


Boost Health with a Walk in the Woods
July 27th, 2010

A forestry researcher in Finland highlights the multiple ways in which taking time to enjoy a local forest or green space is great for a healthy body and mind.


When Exercise Causes Heartburn
July 27th, 2010

In the latest “Really?” column, Anahad O’Connor explores the link between exercise and heartburn.


Ice Cubes for Weight Loss?
July 27th, 2010

Losing weight is great, but jeesh … such effort. If struggle isn’t your thing, you might be tempted to ditch that treadmill and hop aboard the latest diet-fad bandwagon — the ice cube diet.


Why Factory Farms Threaten Your Health
July 26th, 2010

One of the techniques modern factory farms routinely use to increase weight in livestock is to give all of the animals a dose of antibiotics with every meal.


Relationships Hold Key To Spiritual Care
July 26th, 2010

Relationships hold the key to giving terminally ill patients the spiritual care they need.


Babies’ Bacteria Depend on Type of Delivery
July 26th, 2010

The way babies are delivered exposes them to different bacteria that could affect their future health, a study finds. Vaginal births appear more advantageous than C-sections.


How Microbes Defend and Define Us
July 26th, 2010

To save his female patient’s fast deteriorating health, Dr. Khoruts decided he wouldn’t do the usual transplant, but gave her instead some of her husband’s bacteria.


Japanese Women Raise Longest Life Expectancy To New High
July 26th, 2010

Japanese women are expected to live almost 86 1/2 years, topping the world longevity ratings for the 25th straight year, the government reported Monday.


More Than 70,000 Kids Injured By Medical Devices Each Year
July 26th, 2010

Injuries from contact lenses, intravenous tubes and other “medical devices” send more than 70,000 American children to emergency rooms each year, a new study shows.


The Water’s Not Always Fine
July 26th, 2010

Swimming may be fun (if you like that kind of thing), but it also carries risks…


Adults Recall Negative Events Less Accurately Than Children
July 26th, 2010

Emotions — particularly those provoked by negative events — can cause distorted, inaccurate memories, but less often in children than in adults, according to a new Cornell study.


Giving Up Fast Food and Making Your Own Meals
July 26th, 2010

A publicist was told, as most of us should also be, to do more cooking at home and told to add more fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy foods and whole grains to her diet.


For a Celiac Sufferer, a New Mystery Illness
July 26th, 2010

Jonathan Papernick couldn’t understand how after solving his bout with Celiac by removing gluten from his diet, along comes another, more frightening, condition.


Miss. Town Looks to Iran for Health Care Model
July 23rd, 2010

Iran is way ahead of the US in intelligent and effective health care and a small town in Mississippi wants to learn from Iran’s health care program.


Moisturizing Pills? Here’s the Rub
July 23rd, 2010

Capsules that contain supplements such as ceramides and omega-6 promise healthier skin, but doctors doubt the oils will ever reach their intended target.


Doctors Reconsider Old Antibiotics Despite Hazards
July 23rd, 2010

As bacteria become drug-resistant, once-abandoned treatments are seeming less risky.


Rare Tropical Fungus Tied To 60 Illnesses
July 23rd, 2010

A fungus usually found in the tropics has taken root in the Pacific Northwest and has been blamed in the deaths of 15 people over the last six years, health officials said Thursday.


HIV’s Holy Grail: Hopeful Talk of a Cure for AIDS
July 22nd, 2010

With an effective treatment in place, researchers are turning their attention to the ultimate goal.


Patch Heralds New Era in Battle Against Pandemics
July 21st, 2010

Scientists unveil an innovative and cheap method of delivering vaccines without the need for needles or medical experts


New Study Shows Vaccines Cause Brain Changes Found in Autism
July 21st, 2010

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas, have found remarkably similar brain changes to those seen in autism in infant monkeys receiving the vaccine schedule used in the 1990’s.


Want To Get Off To Sleep? Ask Your Astrocytes Nicely
July 21st, 2010

If you are feeling sleepy, it might be thanks to your astrocytes.


GM Potatoes not Proven Safe for Release
July 21st, 2010

Another potentially toxic franken-food has been unleashed without any safety testing.


‘Gluten-Free’ Foods May Be Contaminated
July 21st, 2010

People with celiac disease and others who avoid gluten should beware that foods that are supposed to be naturally gluten-free are often contaminated, warns a new study.


Should Food Dyes Be Banned?
July 20th, 2010

A new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest argues that synthetic dyes should be banned because they pose “A Rainbow of Risks” without any real benefits.


No Age Limit on Picky Eating
July 16th, 2010

This is what Heather Hill eats: French fries, pasta with butter or marinara sauce, vegetarian pizza, cooked broccoli, corn on the cob and cakes and cookies without nuts.


Cancer Survivors Urged to Exercise
July 3rd, 2010

Cancer survivors, better work up a sweat. New guidelines are urging survivors to exercise more, even — hard as it may sound — those who haven’t yet finished their treatment.


Cellphone Industry Attacks San Fran’s Radiation Ruling
July 2nd, 2010

San Francisco’s requirement for retailers to disclose cell phone radiation levels has the industry in a tizzy.


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