Archive for May, 2012 :

New Approach Tested For Hard-To-Treat Hypertension
May 31st, 2012

“Maxed out on the medications” is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It’s dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.

British Columbians Live Long And Prosper
May 31st, 2012

British Columbia is the place to be if you’re hoping to outlive the rest of the country.

Lawsuits Slam ‘Natural’ Claims From OJ To Chips
May 31st, 2012

Orange juice maker Tropicana markets its brand as fresh from the grove, but a series of lawsuits nationwide claim the company’s juice is so heavily processed it shouldn’t be called “natural.”

New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
May 31st, 2012

The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Beating Heart Muscle
May 29th, 2012

Scientists have for the first time succeeded in taking skin cells from patients with heart failure and transforming them into healthy, beating heart tissue that could one day be used to treat the condition.

Italy Doctors Save Baby With Smallest Artificial Heart
May 29th, 2012

Italian doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy by implanting the world’s smallest artificial heart to keep the infant alive until a donor was found for a transplant.

1 in 3 is Obese – Even The Homeless
May 28th, 2012

Obesity is a widespread epidemic, even among the homeless.

Almost Half Of New Vets Seek Disability
May 28th, 2012

America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.

France Bans Toxic Franken-Corn – Battle Rages
May 23rd, 2012

In an effort to protect its environment, the health of its citizens and its farmers, France has banned Monsanto’s toxic genetically engineered corn but the EU claims that France can’t ban the dangerous crop.

Study Shows Canadians Are Improving Their Work-Life Balance
May 22nd, 2012

A study by office space company Regus PLC found the proportion of Canadian office workers who feel that their work-life balance has improved has risen by 16 per cent over the past two years.

Is This The End Of Meat?
May 22nd, 2012

The Vegetarian Butcher makes use of emerging techniques and new recipes to create, they say, some of the most convincing meat replicas ever.

Gluten Sensitivity In Mothers Linked To Mental Health Issues For The Child
May 21st, 2012

Children born to women with gluten sensitivity may be at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other psychiatric diseases later in life.

The Risk Of A Heart Attack Is On Your Plate
May 21st, 2012

We must avoid foods that had a mother or a face. It’s better to eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans plus avoid all oils. Sure, the change in lifestyle will be extreme (in the beginning) but the rewards will last a lifetime.

Replace Coffee With Rooibos Tea To Naturally Boost Energy and Health
May 21st, 2012

Rooibos has flavonoids that act as antioxidants, making it popular with the health conscious.

Astragalus, The Unsung Cancer Fighter
May 21st, 2012

Astragalus is very effective in helping people with AIDS and has even proven to have an anti-tumor effect and can increase the efficacy of chemotherapy.

Unsafe Immunization Practices: Creating a Silent Epidemic in Developing Countries?
May 21st, 2012

According to the World Health Organization, immunization providers are responsible for 1.3 million early deaths each year in emerging countries, due to using needles and syringes multiple times without sterilizing them.

Extended Daily Fasting Overrides Harmful Effects of a High-Fat Diet: Study May Offer Drug-Free Intervention to Prevent Obesity and Diabetes
May 20th, 2012
Paralyzed Woman Uses First Mind-Controlled Robot Arm
May 17th, 2012

Using BrainGate, the world’s most advanced brain-computer interface, a woman with quadriplegia has used a mind-controlled robot arm to serve herself coffee — an act she hasn’t been able to perform for 15 years.

Sea Shepherd Founder Arrested – Needs Your Help!
May 15th, 2012

Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters – Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica!

Non-genetic Inheritance of Longevity
May 13th, 2012

This study highlights the importance of environmental factors in the inheritance of complex traits. Our interaction with the world could have effects well beyond our life time.

Madonna’s Secret for Longevity Seen Aiding Bacteria Boom
May 13th, 2012

The health benefits of gut germs have spawned a global market for products that contain friendly bacteria, called probiotics, in the form of tablets or supplements added to foods by companies including Danone, Nestle SA (NESN), and Yakult Honsha Co. (2267).

Secrets Of The First Practical Artificial Leaf
May 10th, 2012

The artificial leaf has a sunlight collector sandwiched between two films that generate oxygen and hydrogen gas.

Babies’ Brains Benefit From Music Lessons
May 10th, 2012

The great thing about music is, everyone loves it and everyone can learn simple interactive musical games together.

Katherine McKenzie: Why I Support Organic Gardening
May 8th, 2012

If you garden in the traditional way — using synthetic fertilizers and traditional pesticides — you may wonder why there’s all the fuss about organic these days.

Biodynamic Secrets Revealed
May 8th, 2012

The course will be conducted by Alan Johnstone and John Hodgkinson, a biodynamic practioner and market gardener. A farm walk will be one of the events on the day.

B.C.’s Summerhill Winery Invokes The Powers Of The Earth With Biodynamic Techniques
May 8th, 2012

Biodynamics is kind of like the original organic certification.

Barefoot Lawyers Bring Food Security To India’s Tribes
May 4th, 2012

Kowasalya’s family is one of hundreds of thousands who belong to India’s 700 listed tribes who are at last gaining legal titles to the land they have lived on for generations, thanks to a legal aid scheme run by the Andhra Pradesh government with international advocacy group Landesa.

Schools Adding Yoga To Phys-Ed Classes
May 4th, 2012

The yoga classes will be offered in the schools in September.

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