Archive for December, 2010 :

Think HUGE for 2011
December 31st, 2010

Together we can create a better world but only if we step up and do the right thing. Now is the time.

Why Was Monsanto’s Neotame Allowed a USDA Certification?
December 28th, 2010

The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for its super clone, Neotame. And no one is clear why this was allowed to happen.

Foodborne Illness Estimates: CDC’s Inflated Scare Tactic
December 28th, 2010

The Center for Disease Control seems to be using its scare tactic by using assumed and inflated figures about food borne illnesses.

Drug Industry Fraud Unchecked
December 28th, 2010

The drug industry’s criminal activity is well-known and documented but is rarely prosecuted.

Fluoride Exposure Causes Lower IQ
December 27th, 2010

Another study confirms that fluoride is a powerful neurotoxin that enters the brain and impairs brain function.

Placebos Work – Even Without Deception
December 23rd, 2010

A new study has shown that placebos work even if the person taking them knows they are a placebo.

Great News – Community Radio Expanded
December 22nd, 2010

Not all in America is doom and gloom. The suppression of Low power FM community radio will soon be lifted. Let freedom ring!

Doctors Shocked by Spread of Swine Flu – and its Severity
December 21st, 2010

H1N1 virus returns, already claiming lives of 10 British adults with early signs that illness has spread to other European countries.

Cancer-Causing Toxin Found in 31 US Cities’ Drinking Water
December 21st, 2010

An investigative study released on December 20, 2010 by an environmental group reveals that 31 major cities have tap water tainted with the carcinogen hexavalent chromium.

The Doctor’s Dog Will See You Now
December 21st, 2010

Therapists use ‘Canine Assistants’ to comfort, cheer patients. Some even senses an anxiety disorder.

Turning Cells Into Energy-Burning Brown Fat
December 21st, 2010

Researchers are continuously conducting studies hoping to find that miraculous weight-loss therapy, and for once, a team of scientists from the Joslin Diabetes Center, found a group of cells in mice, that can be transformed into energy-burning brown fat.

PCB Check Set For New York City Schools
December 21st, 2010

The remediation of PCB present in public schools could cost about $1 billion, according to New York City officials who are seeking additional time before moving forward.

Germans Flee Church in Droves
December 20th, 2010

Tens of thousands of Germans left the Catholic church in 2010 after decided they didn’t want to support an organization that preys upon their children.

How TSA Scanners Rip Apart Your DNA
December 16th, 2010

The scanners used at airports across the USA cause severe and permanent DNA damage that will lead to cancer and a wide range of other serious ailments.

Tobacco Co. Enticed Black Children to Smoke, Jury Finds
December 16th, 2010

A jury says tobacco firm used free cigarettes to entice black kids to smoke, and commanded the firm to pay for damages.

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed Into Body, Found in Human Milk
December 15th, 2010

A study published in the international science journal Chemospherehas shown that a group of chemicals known as UV filters are turning up in humans internally, and the phenomenon is widespread.

Smoking Increases Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
December 15th, 2010

A Swedish study has revealed that smoking is the cause of about one-third of all cases of severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Acupuncture Might Treat Certain Kind of Lazy Eye
December 15th, 2010

Acupuncture may be an effective way to treat older children struggling with a certain form of lazy eye, new research from China suggests, although experts say more studies are needed.

Add Flexibility Stretches to Your Workout Routine
December 15th, 2010

You probably do your cardio and your weight training religiously. But what about your stretching?

Low Sodium May Increase Elderly Risk For Falls
December 15th, 2010

A Dutch researcher has linked low-sodium levels to a higher risk of falls and fractures among the elderly.

Narcotic Painkillers May Put Elderly at Risk for Heart Attacks
December 15th, 2010

Narcotic painkillers, a class of drugs that includes Oxycontin, as well as Darvon and Darvocet, may increase the risk of heart attacks and bone fractures in elderly arthritis patients, a new study has found.

Exercise Eases Chronic Shoulder Pain
December 15th, 2010

Patients with chronic shoulder pain treated with exercises returned to work sooner than those treated with shockwaves, researchers in Norway said.

Egg Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Poor Regulation
December 15th, 2010

The massive egg recall that sickened more than 1,900 people since this May, is shedding light on some gaps in how food in the U.S. is regulated.

Confusing Your Muscles Can Help You Stay in Shape
December 15th, 2010

You may have heard the term in passing at the gym. It’s called muscle confusion, and it’s the latest rage in fitness.

Spiritual Ecology: The Solution to Our Climate Change Crisis?
December 15th, 2010

Can we respond to the true nature of global climate change from just an economic or political perspective? Perhaps Spiritual Ecology might be the solution to our ecological crisis.

The New Fountain Of Youth
December 15th, 2010

A recent study has shown that the aging process can be genetically reversed.

GMO Health Risks
December 14th, 2010

Starting in 1996, Americans have been eating genetically modified (GM) ingredients in most processed foods. Why isn’t the FDA protecting us?

Methyl Iodide Pesticide Gets State Approval Despite Links to Cancer
December 14th, 2010

California regulators approved a pesticide for use by fruit and vegetable growers despite heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups that cited its links to cancer.

Nanoscale Silver a Potential Hazard
December 13th, 2010

Nano-silver is showing up in hundreds of consumer products despite the fact that its safety has not been well researched and prior knowledge indicates that caution is the only sane approach.

TB Once Again Stalking the Arctic
December 13th, 2010

The pernicious disease written so indelibly upon Inuit history and psychology is making an unwelcome return to the North. This week, Nunavut recorded its 98th case of tuberculosis in 2010, the most logged in the territory’s 11-year history.

Controversial Chemical BPA Found on Paper Money
December 10th, 2010

Bisphenol-A, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to cancer, diabetes, early puberty and neurological problems, might now be lurking in your wallet.

Military Urged to Stock Kitchens with Toxic Gulf Waste
December 9th, 2010

To aid in the BP oil spill coverup the Obamites are urging the military to feed soldiers as many toxic dead creatures as possible. After all, soldiers are disposible resources while BP profit’s are one of America’s highest priorities.

CDC and EPA Caught Withholding Truth About Toxic Drinking Water
December 8th, 2010

A recent story from The Washington Post reveals that the U.S. CDC and the U.S. EPA knowingly dragged their feet on releasing an important report about the dangers of contaminated drinking water supplies.

U.S. War Veterans Being Killed with High-Dose Psychiatric Drugs
December 8th, 2010

Questions are being raised over whether a widely prescribed anti-psychotic drug may be contributing to the deaths of traumatized U.S. war veterans.

Chronic Disease or Bad Medicine?
December 8th, 2010

For years, doctors have been diagnosing patients with “chronic Lyme disease,” which can take years to treat and cost thousands. But little clinical evidence exists that the disease is even real.

H1N1 Vaccine Linked to 700 Percent Increase in Miscarriages
December 8th, 2010

Recent data presented to the U.S. CDC Advisory Committee on Children’s Vaccines has revealed some shocking information about the effects of the H1N1 / swine flu vaccine on pregnant women.

Connecticut Researchers Using Snakes to Study How Fears Develop
December 8th, 2010

An ongoing study at Hartford Hospital designed to get a better sense of how fears develop in the brain, and how the brain banishes those fears.

Walking beats Cancer All By Itself
December 8th, 2010

Nearly 10,000 cancers could be prevented in the United Kingdom alone if people took several brisk walks per week, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund.

Avoid the Common Cold With These 5 Easy Steps
December 8th, 2010

You want to enjoy the season to the fullest, so how do you avoid the inconvenience of having a cold and being down for the count? Here are some simple lifestyle steps that can help.

Listeria Prompts Wisconsin Firm to Recall Fish Spreads
December 8th, 2010

Potential Listeria contamination has prompted a recall of trout and smoked salmon spreads by Rushing Waters Fisheries of Palmyra, Wisconsin.

Latest Hollywood Diet May Cause Bad Breath
December 8th, 2010

Eating only protein-based diet can cause bad breath, among other unsavory side effects. A person consuming only protein (most likely includes animal products) would most likely have very unpleasant breath.

Pomegranates Prevent Infections
December 8th, 2010

Pomegranates have been found to be one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits in the world, and a new Israeli study has demonstrated the fruit’s amazing ability to fight and prevent infection.

Lack of Vitamin D Makes Kids Fat
December 8th, 2010

Scientists have found another reason why countless youngsters may be too chubby — a lack of vitamin D.

Good News—Food Safety Bill Suddenly on Life Support!
December 8th, 2010

The Senate’s controversial FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) now appears to be dead in the water.

Alberta Govt Earmarks $19M in Mental-Health Funding for Schools
December 8th, 2010

The Alberta government will invest $19.2 million in school-based mental-health programs over the next three years aimed at preventing mental illness among children and families.

The Positively Best Method to Know You are Negative
December 8th, 2010

Free, and confidential, HIV Testing has been available at the IU South Bend Health and Wellness Center for years. A simple test that’s as quick as it does to cook a frozen food.

A Holiday Gift of Fitness for You
December 8th, 2010

There is a holiday gift inside of you right now, and it’s the ability to think rationally, set an immediate and obtainable goal, and then to act upon those decisions, such as taking care of your health and wellness.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
December 8th, 2010

The most common symptoms of this life threatening condition are awaking in the morning without feeling refreshed, irritability and poor concentration.

Some Employers Offering Wellness Programs to Cut Health Costs
December 8th, 2010

Like the rest of the faculty and staff at Philadelphia’s Springside School, Frank V. Aloise Jr. totally buys into the idea of good health as an important employee value.

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Weight Gain
December 8th, 2010

Health and wellness strategists at Med-Vision, LLC offer simple steps to avoid holiday weight gain during the whirlwind of to-dos and tasty temptations.

Too Much of a Good Thing?
December 8th, 2010

Most students come to college thinking that the parties will be like the ones they see in the movies. College parties are not all fun and games, though.

Wellness Initiative Takes Leap Into Main Office
December 8th, 2010

Health and Physical Education courses are taught in Caddo Parish Schools, but soon a health and wellness initiative that’s been active in the schools for several years will move to the top of the totem pole.

The Gross Truth about Natural Colors
December 8th, 2010

Many consumers may not yet be aware that the red substance coloring their food, fabric, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals could be extracted from the crushed bodies of insects.

An AIDS-Free Generation
December 8th, 2010

We are right around the corner from achieving one of the most important milestones in the fight against AIDS — virtually eliminating mother-to-child transmission of the disease by 2015. -Ethan Zohn.

Social Stress Leads To Atherosclerosis
December 6th, 2010

Studies on genetically engineered mice show that social stress activates the immune system and accelerates the development of atherosclerosis.

Brain Development: How Much TV Should Children Watch?
December 6th, 2010

The typical American child spends 1680 minutes watching TV each week. By the time the typical American child finishes elementary school, he will have witnessed 8000 murders on television.

New Scientist Plants False Story that Pope Approves GM Crops
December 6th, 2010

Talk about psyops. If you can’t get the people to eat your dangerous, unwanted frankenfoods, just lie and say the Pope approves it.

Institute of Medicine Report on Vitamin D is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong
December 6th, 2010

A new report, released today by the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, says that few people are vitamin D deficient. The scientific research says otherwise.

Confused About Soy?
December 6th, 2010

In this article, the Weston A. Price Foundation summarized the dangers to health that soy brings.

Congress Approves Child Nutrition Bill
December 6th, 2010

Congress gave final approval to a child nutrition bill that expands the school lunch program and sets new standards to improve the quality of school meals, with more fruits and vegetables.

Diabetics Should Exercise 150 Minutes a Week
December 6th, 2010

People with Type 2 diabetes should get 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week, according to a new recommendation written in part by an Old Dominion University professor.

Soya Beans Could Hold Clue To Treating Fatal Childhood Disease
December 6th, 2010

Scientists from The University of Manchester say a naturally occurring chemical found in soy could prove to be an effective new treatment for a fatal genetic disease that affects children.

Worried About Your Memory? 5 Signs It’s Serious
December 6th, 2010

Some memory troubles are signs that there may be something more seriously amiss than normal aging.

Triple That Vitamin D Intake, Panel Prescribes
December 6th, 2010

A report from the Institute of Medicine triples the recommended amount of vitamin D most Americans should take every day to 600 international units from 200 IUs set in 1997.

Smoking May Thin The Brain
December 6th, 2010

Many brain imaging studies have reported that tobacco smoking is associated with large-scale and wide-spread structural brain abnormalities.

Nurse and Patient, Sharing Laughter
December 6th, 2010

It’s the rare patient who copes with the stress of cancer by being a comedian, but a few people do. I have always found these patients not only funny, but fascinating.

Breast Milk Sharing? Trend Worries FDA
December 6th, 2010

U.S. health officials cautioned new parents about sharing breast milk as a growing number of women are using social networking and other websites to share their milk instead of turning to infant formula.

The Secret Life of Green Tea
December 6th, 2010

If the only time you’ve tried green tea is after being served a scalding-hot cup (no handle!) at a local Japanese restaurant, you’re missing out on its many flavors and forms.

The Race Against Age
December 6th, 2010

Impairments to health and physical performance are not primarily a result of aging but of unfavorable lifestyle habits and lack of exercise.

When Achy Legs Are A Warning
December 6th, 2010

When Linda Molnar developed pain in her legs that got worse when she walked even a short distance. A vascular specialist finally gave her the correct diagnosis last fall: peripheral artery disease.

The Cost of an Eating Disorder
December 6th, 2010

Care for patients with eating disorders can be expensive, an issue explored in today’s Patient Money column.

Even A Little Extra Weight Can Be Detrimental
December 6th, 2010

A new study quantifies just how much that additional weight increases one’s risk of death and finds that being even a few pounds overweight makes a measurable difference.

New Discovery Prevents Symptoms of Rare Genetic Disorder
December 6th, 2010

A new study offers hope for children born with a rare genetic disease, according to a paper published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Raw Food for Real People – Book Giveaway!
December 6th, 2010

With all of the eating (or overeating) that comes with the holiday season, we thought it might be nice to share some healthy-yet-comforting recipes.

E. coli Outbreak in Connecticut Caused by Raw Milk Consumption
December 3rd, 2010

On July 16, 2008, the Connecticut Department of Public Health identified two unrelated children who had experienced hemolytic uremic syndrome after consuming raw milk from the same farm.

Discovery Could Shrink Dengue-Spreading Mosquito Population
December 3rd, 2010

Entomologists at the University of California has discovered a way female dengue-carrier mosquitoes that could help control the spread of potentially all vector-borne diseases.

State Approves Pesticide Despite Cancer Warning
December 2nd, 2010

Over objections from its own scientific advisers, the Schwarzenegger administration issued its final approval of a highly toxic pesticide that conventional strawberry growers say is critical to their industry.

Tell the FTC: GMOs are not “Natural” or “Green”
December 2nd, 2010

Many companies are selling food with toxic genetically modified ingredients labeled as “natural”. Tell the FTC to stop the food lies.

Mike Tyson Opening Vegan Restaurant
December 1st, 2010

Tyson is blazing on with his mission to promote a vegan diet and the health benefits it creates.

Wi Fi Is Killing Trees
December 1st, 2010

According to research from Wageningen University, new evidence suggests that the infiltration of wi fi into the world is, in fact, making trees sick and potentially killing them.

Michelle Obama’s Program to Bring Salad Bars to Schools
December 1st, 2010

Despite Sarah Palin’s (crazy) verbal attacks, Michelle Obama is somehow finding the strength to soldier on and invade our privacy further by… increasing the number of fresh vegetable salad bars in schools.

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