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Archive for January, 2011 :


Is Data Secrecy a Prescription for Health or Innovation?
January 31st, 2011

Some have argued that such data secrecy negatively impacts public health by hampering competition and research. Others say it is a necessary trade secret that protects and promotes drug innovation.


Malaysia Releases 6k GM Mosquitoes into the Wild
January 31st, 2011

Over the protests of environmental groups and NGOs, Malaysia has released 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild, hoping to drive down incidents of mosquito-borne dengue fever.


Viruses and Virus Nucleic Acid Contaminate Many Vaccines
January 31st, 2011

Risks of cancer and creation of new pathogens should not be underplayed by regulators.


Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in 8 Weeks
January 31st, 2011

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.


More Sleep for Younger Kids Helps Lessen Chance of Obesity
January 31st, 2011

If you hate enforcing bedtime with your kids, here’s another good reason why you should. A new study suggests that younger children who get more regular sleep are less likely to be obese.


Breast-Feeding Debate Closed? Brain Science Weighs In
January 31st, 2011

If America knew what breast milk can do for the brains of its youngest citizens, lactating mothers across the nation would be enshrined, not embarrassed.


Can Eating Less Meat Curb Climate Change?
January 31st, 2011

A conservation-minded Texas mom assesses her contribution to climate change, one meal at a time.


Judge Rules Obama Health Care Law Unconstitutional
January 31st, 2011

A federal judge’s ruling Monday that the health care law that passed last year is unconstitutional leaves implementation exactly where it was: moving forward.


Cholera Humbug!
January 31st, 2011

Believing that cholera had been brought into their country by the Nepalese troops of MINUSTAH, the United Nations Stabilization Mission, Haitians rioted against UN Peacekeepers and medical workers.


Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides to Save the Honeybee
January 31st, 2011

Fresh evidence links neonicotinoid pesticides to death of the honeybee spurs calls for banning the pesticides.


Maneka asks Karnataka to Ban Endosulphan
January 31st, 2011

Noted animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi today urged the Karnataka government to emulate the example of its neighbouring state Kerala and ban the use of endosulphan chemical by farmers.


GMO Alfalfa: Issues of Cross-Contamination and Biodiversity
January 30th, 2011

Farmers are already troubled with wind-pollinated crops cross pollinating in either their own or neighboring fields. Even more so in the case of GM plants, especially Alfalfa, for several reasons.


Team-based Health Care Improves Chronic Disease Care
January 30th, 2011

Patients of multiple chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, can increase the risk of, and be exacerbated, by depression. Social support can be a key factor.


“Safe and Mild” Medication Causes Liver Failure and Death
January 30th, 2011

It’s not a big victory, but, hey, at least it’s a step in the right direction. The FDA has at last “admitted” that acetaminophen products carry a serious risk for severe liver injury.


Salmonella Victims Sue Sprout Grower
January 30th, 2011

Sprouters Northwest, Inc. has been named in a couple of lawsuits, after the company issued a voluntarily recall of its clover and clover mix products because of potential Salmonella contamination.


Are You Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D?
January 30th, 2011

Many people are confused about whether they are getting enough — or maybe too much — calcium and vitamin D through their diets and supplements, writes Jane Brody.


Tests to Predict Disease: The Future of (Your) Health?
January 30th, 2011

A study published in Health Economics has assessed consumer’s willingness to pay for predictive tests that tell them whether they’re likely to develop diseases in the future.


Victory for Independent Science
January 30th, 2011

World-famous independent scientist researching the risks of GMOs wins libel case against biotech association fronting a concerted campaign to discredit and victimize him.


Solution to Taco Bell’s Legal Woes: Go Vegan
January 30th, 2011

Taco Bell has been sued by Alabama-based law firm Beasley Allen, which claims the chain was using too little beef in its “beef.” If there’s hardly any beef, then why not go vegan?


Risk of Brain Tumors From Wireless Phone Use
January 27th, 2011

Research has proven conclusively that microwave radiation emitted by cell phones, wifi and other wireless devices causes DNA damage that can lead to cancer. But, it can take 10 years or more before most tumors are noticeable.


Wireless Industry Caught in Massive Fraud
January 27th, 2011

In 2010 the cell phone industry published the results of the widely touted ‘Interphone’ study to show that cell phones were safe, even though the data showed the opposite. Researchers have exposed the lie by doing a real analysis of the data.


Prisons Grapple with Increase in Mentally Ill Female Inmates
January 27th, 2011

A wave of mentally ill women is flooding into the Canadian penitentiary system, sparking calls for reform and the creation of treatment facilities that already exist for male offenders.


How Can We Feed the World and Still Save the Planet?
January 27th, 2011

Underinvestment and market failures have trapped many countries in a vicious cycle of low productivity and exposure to price hikes, says Olivier de Schutter, UN special rapporteur on the right to food.


Exactly What Part of Taco Bell Beef is Really Beef?
January 27th, 2011

According to a lawsuit filed by California resident Amanda Obney, not much of the beef in your Taco Bell products is really “beef.” Don’t get exited, it’s not vegetarian either.


Common Garden Weed ‘Cures Skin Cancer’, say Scientists
January 27th, 2011

The sap from a plant known as petty spurge or milkweed – found by roadsides and in woodland – can ‘kill’ certain types of cancer cells when applied to the skin.


Website Challenges You to ‘Do Nothing For 2 Minutes’
January 27th, 2011

Alex Tew, CEO of Popjam, has created a site, Do Nothing For 2 Minutes, that challenges you to do absolutely nothing, for two whole minutes.


GMO Bacteria Creating Dangerous Mutants in the Gulf
January 25th, 2011

Genetically-modified (GM), oil-eating bacteria introduced into the Gulf is reportedly causing the emergence of various other mutant bacteria, as well as increasing severe harm to humans and the environment.


10 Foods that Vegans Can’t Eat
January 25th, 2011

Vegans and vegetarians have to take special care to get enough vitamin B12 and protein, but like anyone, they can get all the nutrients they need from a varied diet of plants and grains.


New Label for GMOs or Pesticides Opposers: “Unscientific”
January 25th, 2011

Watch out for the word “unscientific” in propaganda that’s pushing GMOs, pesticides or other dangerous chemicals onto our world.


The Meatrix: The Consequences of Factory Farming
January 25th, 2011

In this award-winning animated short you’ll learn about the practice of factory farming and how it endangers our health and the health of our communities and environment.


Pesticides Give Rise to Mutant Bed Bugs
January 25th, 2011

Pesticides and insecticides are jointly responsible for spawning a new breed of mutant bedbugs that is genetically-resistant to the very chemicals commonly used to eradicate it.


U.S. Government Launches Pharmaceutical Division
January 24th, 2011

The drug companies aren’t coming out with “breakthrough” drugs quickly enough, so the U.S. government plans to spend taxpayer dollars conducting research on drugs to be turned over to Big Pharma.


The Chilling Future of GMO Testing and Traceability
January 24th, 2011

The CEO of a global leader in the testing and certification of non-GMOs, talked about the challenges of GMO testing and future trends.


GMO Analysis Lab Opens in Western Turkey
January 24th, 2011

The first laboratory for analyzing genetically modified organisms, or GMO, in Turkey was recently opened at Ege University’s Agriculture Faculty in the Aegean province of İzmir.


KAMUT Welcomes Improvements to School Nutrition Bill
January 24th, 2011

The Montana organization sees whole grains as logical choice in school cafeterias.


Genetically Modified Foods Endangering Your Life?‏
January 24th, 2011

Because Monsanto controls the plants and the seeds, outside of their own labs there has been little if any research related to the safety of the foods produced by their genetically modified seeds.


GM Crop Farmers Troubled by ‘Superweeds’
January 24th, 2011

The consequences of growing GMs has been the emergence of pesticide- and herbicide-resistant superweeds, which farmers now have trouble controlling.


Seasonal Flu Prevention: Physical Fitness Not Vaccines
January 24th, 2011

Staying physically fit may reduce your time spent sick during cold and flu season by nearly 50 percent, according to a study.


First Omniscan Jury Trial Starts Today
January 24th, 2011

The plaintiff in the lawsuit, an elderly Minnesota woman, claims she developed nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) after being injected with Omniscan as part of MRI procedures.


The Crunchy Snack that Could Save Your Heart
January 24th, 2011

If you should have the urge to snack, grab some almonds instead. They do a lot to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.


Leeches Could Save a Limb — or Your Life
January 24th, 2011

Leeches were approved as a “medical device” in 2004 by the Food and Drug Administration and have been marketed as such ever since.


Giving Root Vegetables Their Due
January 24th, 2011

Whether they are braised or roasted, or blended into a gratin, purée or soup, winter root vegetables are rich in flavor and an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients.


Avocado Fat Boosts Good Cholesterol (HDL)
January 24th, 2011

The types of fat found in avocados and in olive oil boost levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol without raising levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, according to a study.


Taste the Rainbow
January 24th, 2011

Sorry to disappoint but Skittles is not the new diet craze. Eating colorful fruits and veggies is though!


Jack Lalanne, Thanks for All the Healthy Smiles (and Pushups)
January 24th, 2011

NaturalNews honors Jack Lalanne, the fitness guru who motivated America to exercise. Lalanne passed away January 23rd at the age of 96, probably with a barbell in his hands.


Genetically Modified Crops & You
January 22nd, 2011

Nobody really knows what the real effects of GMOs are or will be in our future. Always there will be speculation from those that want to benefit from their uses and from those that are wary of perfunctory claims.


Romania Seeks EU’s Nod for GMO Crops
January 22nd, 2011

Another case of one bad and rotten tomato amongst the lush and healthy one. Romania’s National Federation of Farm Producers has urged the European Union to introduce genetically modified (GMO) crops.


Alaska Health Officials Warn of Toxin in North Pole Gardens
January 22nd, 2011

Alaska health officials are warning North Pole residents to avoid using well water on their gardens after tests showed traces of an industrial chemical.


Leading the Charge Against Lead
January 22nd, 2011

A Utilities Kingston team is testing water in local houses to ensure no one ends up like Sir John Franklin, who may have died of lead poisoning from cans of preserved food.


Deadly Avian Cholera Threatens Ducks in Canadian Arctic
January 21st, 2011

A new bird disease has arrived in Canada’s Arctic, one so lethal it can kill thousands of ducks in a dense colony in a lightning-fast outbreak.


Vermont Gov. Moves on Affordable Healthcare
January 21st, 2011

As the House voted to repeal Obama’s healthcare bill that enriches the medical mafia, the state of Vermont is taking matters into its own hands and is trying to develop a sane and affordable program for the people, not the crooks.


Industry Aware of Cellphone Cancer Risk in 1994
January 20th, 2011

The cell phone industry knew back in 1994 that their phones caused DNA damage, but chose to ignore the facts and continue to lie about cell phone hazards.


Wi-fi in Schools: an Invisible Threat?
January 20th, 2011

Despite industry and govt. claims to the contrary, microwave radiation from WiFi and cell phones causes DNA damage that can result in cancer, headaches, heart arrhythmia, nausea and and a host of other serious ailments.


Unplugged Teens More Functional & Happier
January 20th, 2011

A Mom’s experiment in communications tech deprivation helped her kids regain their focus and enjoyment of life.


U.S. Presses Europe to Worship Genetically Modified Foods
January 20th, 2011

“Wikileaked” diplomatic cables revealed that Bush administration officials were doing everything in their power to undermine the E.U.’s ban on genetically modified (GM) crops.


Kenyan MP Alleges Plot to Import GMO Maize
January 20th, 2011

The parliamentary committee on agriculture is issuing an alert over what it claims is a plot to bring in genetically modified maize into the country.


Genetically Modified Food at ‘Center’ of Debate
January 20th, 2011

Some call it frankenfood. Others call it playing God. But at the core of the matter, genetically modified food and crops are at the center of a debate between government, science and humanity.


Senator Seeks Ban on ‘Frankenfish’
January 20th, 2011

An Alaskan senator plans to reintroduce a bill to ban the sale of genetically altered fish — which he calls “Frankenfish” — for human consumption.


Genetically Modified Sugar Beets Should Wait for USDA Study
January 20th, 2011

It was shocking to see the editorial advocating the planting of genetically modified sugar beets before the U.S. Department of Agriculture study is complete.


Genetically Modified Crops No Good at All
January 20th, 2011

Just like the debate on mosquitoes and DDT, I still find it strange that a scientific fact, such as the harm that GMOs bring, is subjected to ‘social’ debate. – Amon Mbekiza


EFSA Engages in GMO Debate in the European Parliament
January 20th, 2011

The European Parliament meeting was yet another chance for EFSA to listen to the views of other scientists and sectoral groups on GMOs.


Feds Yank GE Crops From All Northeast Refuges
January 20th, 2011

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has agreed to stop planting genetically engineered (GE) crops on all its refuges within a dozen Northeastern states.


Vermont Group Catalogs Hazardous Waste Sites
January 20th, 2011

Vermont boosts of scenic vistas and unspoiled natural assets. But there’s also plenty of hazardous waste and pollution, according to a group that released a town-by-town listing of the state’s toxic threats.


Feds to Ban Toxic Additive to Plastic Children’s Products
January 20th, 2011

The federal government is making good on a promise to ban a toxic chemical additive in soft plastic toys and other children’s products.


Trust Your Gut—If You’re Aware of Your Heartbeat
January 20th, 2011

In a new study, results show that test subjects who were more conscious of their heart rates were more likely to “trust their guts” when making decisions—and in some cases that intuition paid off.


A GM Apple a Day Does Not Keep the Doctor Away
January 20th, 2011

The once formidable addition to our diets has become a shadow of its former self because apples no longer have the nutritional value of their chemical-free predecessors.


What’s in a Flu Vaccine? Find Out by Making Your Own
January 20th, 2011

Even an ordinary junk food lists its ingredients on the packaging. So, why don’t pharma companies list the ingredients of a flu vaccine? You’ll be shocked to find out why.


Exercising to Music Improves Balance in Older Adults
January 20th, 2011

Balance rapidly declines as people age, it’s obvious that cultivating good balance should be a must for them. The good news is that several things can help with this including exercising to music.


X-rays May Pose Childhood Leukemia Risk
January 20th, 2011

Risks for developing childhood leukemia are increased by diagnostic X-rays, said Science Daily, citing a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health.


Chemicals in Berries Can Reduce High Blood Pressure
January 20th, 2011

Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University.


Acetaminophen Can Cause Liver Failure in Infants
January 20th, 2011

Repeatedly giving a baby Tylenol or other acetaminophen products could be putting the child at risk for liver injury, including acute liver failure.


Smoking Damage Starts Minute After Lighting Up
January 20th, 2011

New research suggests that cigarette smoking creates damage in the body just minutes after a smoker inhales for the first time.


Super Foods Everyone Should Have in Their Diet
January 20th, 2011

A “super food” is something high in essential vitamins and nutrients proven to assist in fighting diseases, and aid the body’s organs to function properly. Super foods all have one thing in common, they are all natural.


Listeria Prompts Recall of Angus Beef Patties
January 20th, 2011

United Food Group, of Vernon, California, is recalling approximately 7,875 pounds of ready-to-eat Angus Beef patties that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


A Surprise Finding: Endothelial Cells Rejuvenate Your Liver
January 20th, 2011

Your liver is the “brain of your body” and its healthy function is required for your ongoing well being. For the first time, a process by which your liver can regenerate itself has been identified.


Is Dreaming a Form of Survival?
January 18th, 2011

Dreaming could have begun as a form of survival in the wild, according to evolutionary psychologists. Some people credit their dreams for helping solve real-life problems.


Kuwait to Clean Up Contamination of 1990 Invasion
January 18th, 2011

Kuwait plans to launch a project to clean up what it calls “oil lakes”, referring to ground contamination resulting from crude spills during the Iraqi invasion of the Gulf Arab state in 1990.


Scientists Create Franken-Fowl
January 18th, 2011

UK scientists have created the world’s first genetically modified chickens which they say do not spread bird flu.


15 Superfoods for Under $20
January 18th, 2011

You want to eat healthy but it costs too much. Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods are generally pricey. But you’ll be surprised to find that some of the healthiest foods in the world are really cheap.


MedShare Volunteers Learn the Art of Treasure Hunting
January 18th, 2011

Not all volunteers want to go dumpster diving. The ones that do, though, will help provide critical medical supplies to hospitals in the developing world.


New Doubts Cast on Safety of Common Driveway Sealant
January 18th, 2011

Playgrounds, parking lots and driveways are coated every spring and summer with coal tar, a toxic byproduct of steelmaking that contains high levels of chemicals linked to cancer.


Do We Eat Too Much Meat?
January 18th, 2011

Every year, the average American swallows 200 pounds of meat, 33 pounds of cheese, and nearly 60 pounds of added fats and oils.


Zinc May Help Ward Off Pneumonia in Elderly
January 18th, 2011

A research study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found nursing facility residents with normal levels of zinc were about fifty percent less likely to develop pneumonia.


Big Breakfasts Don’t Help You Lose Weight
January 18th, 2011

How many times have you heard or read that the key to losing weight lies in eating a solid breakfast? Well, a recent study found just the opposite.


Healing Color Combinations by Ayurvedic Type
January 18th, 2011

It’s no secret that we all respond to color, and each of us responds differently to different shades. Color has a profound effect on us, influencing our moods and energy with the simple flick of a hue.


Turns Out That Music Really is Intoxicating
January 18th, 2011

Music can have profound effects on the brains of listeners.


Eating Veggies Makes You Look Prettier
January 18th, 2011

Most people have heard the same old reasons used for eating more vegetables since they were kids. Eat veggies to grow big and strong, to be healthy or simply “because they’re good for you.”


7 Legislative Decisions Changing America’s Food System
January 18th, 2011

This is a monumental time in the history of our food system. Even while corporations like Monsanto are attempting to patent the seeds we plant, more and more citizens are bucking up and saying not so fast.


The Greenest Green Schools Around the World
January 18th, 2011

Sustainability is on the rise worldwide, and schools are no exception.


Coconuts: A Model Sustainable Food
January 18th, 2011

The clever fruit has been identified as the source of numerous low-cost, value-added products by researchers at Texas’ Baylor University.


Vegan Diets Sweeping the Mainstream
January 18th, 2011

Thanks to celebrity converts and more restaurant and food choices, veganism has made its way to the mainstream, at least according to a recent article in the Washington Post.


If a Kid Wants to Be a Dinosaur, He Wants to Be Vegetarian
January 18th, 2011

It’s a fact. Kids love dinosaurs. And according to a new study, the vast majority of dinosaurs were actually vegetarians. Perhaps this can help convince your kid to eat green.


Alicia Silverstone Planning Vegan Pregnancy
January 18th, 2011

Alicia Silverstone is pregnant, and if her latest blog posts are any indication, she and husband Christopher Jarecki are going to show the world how a vegan pregnancy works.


New Study Links Video Games and Mental Problems
January 17th, 2011

A new study in Singapore on three thousand children in grades third, fourth, seventh and eighth claims that one in ten are video game addicts and almost all of those suffer mental health problems. The percentages in other countries may be much higher.


Scientific American Finds U.S. Pig Farms May Be ‘Flu Factories’
January 17th, 2011

An article just published in Scientific American says that American pig farms are virtually “flu factories.” Industry results of pig flu tests are kept confidential, and the pork industry is reluctant to share data with health officials.


How Eating at Home Can Save Your Life
January 17th, 2011

The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties.


Can Orange Juice Cure Cancer?
January 17th, 2011

An apple a day keeps the doctor away–but orange juice cures cancer. At least that’s what researchers at the National Institutes of Health are reporting.


13 “Health Foods” That Aren’t
January 17th, 2011

Many foods positioned as “healthy” are no more healthy than their “unhealthy” cousins we often label “junk food.”


The Surprising All-Natural Fatigue Fighter
January 17th, 2011

Astonishingly one of the best ways to fight fatigue is with a good old-fashioned Epsom-salt bath. Yes, your grandmother was indeed onto something there.


McVomit’s Deadly Secret Recipe
January 15th, 2011

If you care about your health or the health of your family, don’t feed them McVomit’s Chicken McNuggets.


Stop USDA Approval Of Monsanto’s GE Alfalfa!
January 15th, 2011

Despite a Supreme Court decision to regulate genetically engineered, Roundup Ready alfalfa for widespread commercial use in June 2010, the USDA is again poised to release this potentially harmful crop for national use.


Marine Plants for a Long Life?
January 15th, 2011

A study, on why a Japanese island’s elderly have long lives, revealed an interesting secret: They eat edible plants from the sea.


2nd Hand Smoke in Cars A Hazard for Children
January 15th, 2011

There is sufficient data in favor of legislation to ban smoking when in cars with children, said Science Daily, citing a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).


Fight Cold and Flu with Natural Diet and Super Nutrients
January 15th, 2011

When given the opportunity our body has the amazing capacity to thwart many diseases and illnesses including the common cold and influenza.


Curing the Incurable with Vitamin C
January 15th, 2011

Dr. Thomas E. Levy discusses how he became interested in vitamin C, and the positive effect it can have on your body.


EPA Encourages Regular Testing for Heavy Metal in Water
January 15th, 2011

Cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, which attracted worldwide attention from the movie ‘Erin Brockovich,’ was found in tap water from Chicago and more than two dozen other cities.


Multaq May Cause Liver Injury, FDA Warns
January 15th, 2011

Multaq (dronedarone), a drug used to treat atrial fibrillation, has caused severe liver injury, according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).


What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
January 15th, 2011

Find out what Ayurvedic medicine is and learn about how it treats the root cause of the disease rather than just the symptoms.


Listeria in Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring
January 15th, 2011

New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets announced that MS Fish Corporation located in Brooklyn, is recalling its Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


Pregnant Women Are Carrying Toxic Chemicals, Study Finds
January 15th, 2011

A new study identifies 163 environmental chemicals — such as PCBs and even the long-banned DDT — that pregnant women might be carrying along with their fetuses.


The Terrible Truth About Ketchup
January 15th, 2011

How much do you REALLY know about ketchup? Natalie gives you the inside scoop on America’s number one condiment and why it’s on her “Worst Foods Ever” list.


Residents in Higher Altitudes at Greater Risk for Suicide – Study
January 15th, 2011

Living at a higher altitude may be a risk factor for suicide, a recent study.


USDA to Raise Nutrition Standards in School Meals
January 15th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is calling to raise the nutrition standards for school meals for the first time in 15 years.


Babies May Need More Than Breast Milk
January 15th, 2011

Researchers suggested in a study that weaning can begin as early as four months and that waiting to wean babies leads to higher incidences of food allergies and vitamin D deficiency.


The Smartphone, Your Most Dangerous Possession
January 14th, 2011

As if the wireless phones are not already very dangerous to your health, Smartphones double the risk now that these allow users to manage their finances, and their social lives through it.


Scientists Create 1st Genetically Modified Pigs
January 10th, 2011

Scientists claim to have created a new generation of genetically modified pigs which they say are “greener” and fit for human consumption. Another frankenstein creature. How stupid can they get?


Drinking Green Tea Could Fight Alzheimer’s and Cancer
January 10th, 2011

Regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to new research.


One in Five Men Are ‘Subfertile’
January 9th, 2011

Scientists attribute declining sperm counts to a variety of environmental and lifestyle factors, including chemical exposure, hard drinking and unhealthy diets.


Calif. County Criminalizes Smart-Meter Installations
January 7th, 2011

Citing alleged health effects from electromagnetic waves, a county in the North San Francisco Bay Area has criminalized the installation of “smart” electric meters. Now, we ask, how about cellphones?


Mother Sues McDonald’s for ‘Interfering’ With Kids
January 7th, 2011

Happy Meals just got a little more expensive for McDonald’s: the fast food chain has been sued by California mother Monet Parham for using toys to make her two young daughters want nutritionally unsound Happy Meals.


Veganism on the Increase as More People Question Eating Meat
January 6th, 2011

Vegans seek to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose – and their numbers are growing.


Medicare Backs Away From End-of-Life Discussions
January 6th, 2011

Medicare will not reimburse doctors for discussions about end-of-life care. The original proposal was criticized by conservatives who believed it would lead to the creation of “death panels.”


Gum Health and Arthritis: A Surprising Connection
January 6th, 2011

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland say that the effects of gum disease don’t end in the mouth. Believe it or not, taking care of your gum disease can help alleviate arthritis pain in completely different areas of your body.


Veganic Farming in New Zealand
January 6th, 2011

Although many organic growers tend to be skeptical about the feasibility of growing food on a large-scale without the use of any animal products, there are many sites around the world where veganic farming is occurring on a commercial basis.


Fruta Planta Diet Product Recalled After FDA Warning
January 6th, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers not to use a weight-loss product called Fruta Planta because it has been associated with several heart attacks and one death.


Prescription Drug Abuse Sends More People to the Hospital
January 6th, 2011

The number of emergency room visits resulting from misuse or abuse of prescription drugs has nearly doubled over the last five years, according to new federal data.


Nano-Tech Foods Are Not Organic
January 6th, 2011

Nanotechnology, the process of manipulating matter at the atomic and molecular level, has no place in organic food. Like genetic modification, it is the antithesis of the organic concept.


Does Exercising Make You Drink More Alcohol?
January 6th, 2011

Can regular exercise avert or undo some of the harm associated with binge drinking? Perhaps even better, could exercising beforehand pre-emptively reduce your urge to overindulge in alcohol later?


Now the FDA Is Going After Vitamin C!
January 6th, 2011

The FDA has just notified small pharmacies that they will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C—despite its remarkable power to heal conditions that conventional medicine can’t touch.


Can You Be Addicted to Foods?
January 6th, 2011

Is it possible that eating in today’s sweet and salty fast-food world is actually somewhat, well, addictive? Could people with a predilection to abusing alcohol and drugs just as easily abuse food?


Demand that the FDA Label Genetically Modified Foods!
January 6th, 2011

The Alliance for Natural Health-USA is running an online petition to ensure that all genetically modified foods be labeled as such at the point of sale, like the “franken fish”.


10 Ways to Reach Your Personal Best at Any Age
January 6th, 2011

No matter what you’ve heard or ever rationalized, it’s never too late to begin the journey to better health and optimal fitness.


The Claim: Taking a Walk Can Help Reduce Cravings
January 6th, 2011

If your goal for the new year is to break a bad habit or cut back on food and shed a few pounds, then a simple but overlooked trick could come in handy: go for a walk.


Exercise Masquerading as Old-School Fun
January 6th, 2011

Remember how fun it was when you were a kid — jumping up and down, swinging your hips and rolling around on the floor? It can still be just as fun for adults with the help of some exercise gears.


The Benefits of Taking a Break
January 6th, 2011

Anne Hill, made a discovery that if we obsessed about the calendar and what we had expected to do, we would only make ourselves feel miserable.


In a Giant’s Story, a New Chapter Writ by His DNA
January 6th, 2011

When tumors start growing in children or adolescents, they can result in gigantism because they make the gland churn out growth hormone, prodding bones to keep growing.


Male Pattern Baldness: What Causes It?
January 6th, 2011

Why do so many men go bald? What exactly changes on their heads?


New Blood Test That Can Detect a Single Cancer Cell
January 5th, 2011

A liquid biopsy? That’s what developers are calling a new blood test for cancer that’s been getting a lot of buzz lately.


Can GM Mosquitoes Eradicate Dengue Fever?
January 5th, 2011

A risky strategy experimented on humans without informed consent, and based on data from unpublished studies.


The Infant Vaccination Controversy
January 4th, 2011

The facts clearly show that infant vaccinations can pose a much greater long-term risk than the diseases being vaccinated for.


2011: The Year of the Vegetable
January 3rd, 2011

Children can learn to enjoy healthier foods if they grow them with their parents. It’s easier than you think.


Blood Test To Spot Cancer Gets Big Boost
January 3rd, 2011

A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office.


Heartburn Drugs, Pose Pneumonia Risk
January 3rd, 2011

Heartburn drugs – especially proton pump inhibitors – may increase the risk of pneumonia.


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