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What To Expect in 2012 and Emotional Triggers To Avoid
December 31, 2011 | Consciousness | 
Many now know the year 2012 will bring many positive changes for humanity and not the devastation or catastrophe the fear obsessed media has promoted in recent years. There will be many emotional triggers to avoid, but the fact remains that the coming year will initiate another phase of higher levels of consciousness which will permeate throughout the entire planet and leave humanity changed forever.


USDA Approves Another Genetically Modified Soybean Courtesy of Monsanto
December 31, 2011 | GMO | 
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has again deregulated a genetically modified (GM) product made by the most hated company in the world, Monsanto. The approval gives the agricultural giant's Vistive Gold soybeans the green light for production within the United States and Canada.


The Primary Reason The Educational System Fails Children
December 31, 2011 | ChildHealth | 
The majority of nations and especially those that are developed, fail their students in the sense that not everyone can learn the same way. However, most educational systems require that everyone regurgitate the same information. Instead of actually empowering students, it's easier for school boards and teachers to throw tests at students and then determine who regurgitated the information best. A recent study of 20 elementary schools in Hawaii has found that a focused program to build social, emotional and character skills resulted in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents and students.


9 Ways To Discover Your Passion
December 30, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
Spirituality and the workplace may seem like an oxymoron; after all it is difficult to 'be spiritual' in a crowded, competitive, materialistic and often frustrating environment. To find the Divine there may seem a little challenging, at first, because most traditional spiritual disciplines are not designed to help you do that. But irrespective of whether you are an executive, doctor, lawyer, architect or artist, you can weave your purpose into your work life with a few conscious measures.


Teens Using IPods and MP3 Players May Lead To Early Hearing Loss
December 30, 2011 | ChildHealth | 
Today's ubiquitous IPods, IPhones and MP3 players permit users to listen to crystal-clear tunes at high volume for hours on end -- a marked improvement on the days of the Walkman. But according to Tel Aviv University research, these advances have also turned personal listening devices into a serious health hazard, with teenagers as the most at-risk group.


Is Thinking About Logic Also Intuitive?
December 30, 2011 | Consciousness | 
For decades, science has suggested that when people make decisions, they tend to ignore logic and go with the gut. But Wim De Neys, a psychological scientist at the University of Toulouse in France, has a new suggestion: Maybe thinking about logic is also intuitive. He writes about this idea in the January issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.


Another Fallacy By The Alcohol Industry: Gluten-Free Beer
December 29, 2011 | JunkFood | 
A deceptive approach by the alcohol industry to allow some brands of beer to be labeled as "low-gluten" and even "gluten-free" has critics crying foul. Many of these brands actually contain high levels of gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, a new study says.


Global Threat Being Caused By Recycling Batteries
December 29, 2011 | Pollution | 
Another profitable export industry under the guise of recycling has been exposed. A well-developed article in the New York Times describes the U.S. export of car batteries for lead recycling may be causing major environmental problems. The lack of environmental laws and lax regulation results in lead contamination of the local environment as well as related health problems in those who live near or work in the facilities.


Could Looking After Your Teeth Prevent Bronchial Infections and Pneumonia?
December 29, 2011 | Prevention | 
Cleaning your teeth properly may not just prevent gum disease - it could potentially reduce the risk of pneumonia as well.


Our Top 5 Articles from 2011
December 28, 2011 | Consciousness | 
Most of you have probably noticed that there have been two distinct themes emerging on PreventDisease.com in 2011. The first is health freedom and while we are exposing everything toxic, we are also promoting all elements that are beneficial to the advancement of our health. The second theme is consciousness and this topic has exploded in the last year as more people realize what we are and why we are here.


New Model Predicts Human Health Risks From Over 80,000 Chemicals
December 28, 2011 | Toxins | 
Approximately 80,000 industrial chemicals are in use and about 700 new chemicals are introduced to commerce each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. To assess human health risks from exposure to harmful substances, James Englehardt, professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, is proposing a new technique that is more efficient than current methods.


2012 Visionaries: Old Systems Are Breaking Down To Make Way For The New Earth
December 28, 2011 | Consciousness | 
It's like a big elephant in the room that nobody wants to admit is staring you in the face. We are in the midst of an energy crisis. By an energy crisis, I mean old energy is transforming into what will soon be a new earth one year from now. Food, governments, relationships, technology, education, health, freedom and anything related to old energy and old ways of thinking are gradually being replaced by the new operating systems. The crisis is not really crisis, although it will appear to be on a superficial level with the ensuing chaos. However, it will take the planet to the next level and we will begin seeing evidence of this change very soon after we announce a new year in 2012.


Approved Genetically Modified Corn By Monsanto Now Linked To Organ Damage
December 27, 2011 | GMO | 
A number of scientists around the world have never been convinced that the benefits of genetically modified (GM) corm outweigh the risks as agricultural giant Monsanto has claimed. Now many of these scientists have joined environmental groups in questioning the use of GM corn. The latest from a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage.


Top 5 Foods and Herbs To Control Cholesterol
December 27, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Millions take statin drugs to help lower their cholesterol, making it one of the most popular classes of prescription drugs on the market today, but like most prescription medications, these drugs are often unnecessary. Whether your health is at the top of its game or not, there are a number of valuable foods and plants which can help you management your cholesterol levels naturally.


Quality of the Emotional Relationship Between Mother and Toddler May Define Obesity
December 27, 2011 | ChildHealth | 
The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests.


Researcher: Multiple Sclerosis Is Not An Autoimmune Disease
December 23, 2011 | Diseases | 
An article to be published in the December 2011 issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology argues that multiple sclerosis, long viewed as primarily an autoimmune disease, is not actually a disease of the immune system at all.


Science Journal Exposes Gardasil and HPV Vaccinations as Unproven, Unjustified and Lacking Evidence-Based Medicine
December 23, 2011 | Vaccines | 
A recent publication in the Annals of Medicine has exposed the fraudulent nature of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix. Key messages the researchers report include a lack of evidence for any HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer and lack of evaluation of health risks.


Myths and Truths About Pregnancy and Obesity
December 23, 2011 | Pregnancy | 
Ironically, despite excessive caloric intake, many obese women are deficient in vitamins vital to a healthy pregnancy. This and other startling statistics abound when obesity and pregnancy collide. Together, they present a unique set of challenges that women and their doctors must tackle in order to achieve the best possible outcome for mom and baby.


Research Proves That DNA Is Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies
December 22, 2011 | DNA | 
The human DNA is a biological internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely spiritual masters), mind's influence on weather patterns and much more. In addition, there is evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies WITHOUT cutting out and replacing single genes.


Any Misery Upon Us Is Simply The Passing of Greed and It Too Shall Pass
December 22, 2011 | Consciousness | 
The great Charlie Chaplin had some incredible words in his final speech in the Great Dictator. They still ring true today. He reflects on what humanity is really all about and that our struggles are caused by nothing more than a system based on greed and those that consent to that system. We all have the love of humanity in our hearts and although some may try and convince us differently, it is the people that have the power to change the world.


Lead-Pipe-Removal Programs at Water Utilities Are Actually Increasing Your Exposure
December 22, 2011 | Water | 
Lead pipes once used routinely in municipal water distribution systems are a well-recognized as a source of dangerous lead contamination. Construction crews have been feverishly replacing these pipes in major cities in Canada and the U.S, but only partially using brass in conjunction with copper lines. New research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the partial replacement of these pipes can make the problem worse.


Junk Food Companies Are Targeting Children Tempting Them With Free Games and Downloads
December 21, 2011 | JunkFood | 
Junk food companies use 'manipulative tactics' to hook children while they play online, offering free gifts, games and downloads, according to a report.


Your Mother's Bond With You As Baby Has A Direct Affect On Your Adult Relationships
December 21, 2011 | ChildHealth | 
A mother lode of bonding -- or a lack thereof -- between moms and young children can predict kids' behavior in romantic relationships decades later, a new study suggests.


Why Do Parents, Siblings and Family Members Push Our Buttons During The Holidays?
December 21, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
Millions of families will get together this holiday season, yet millions of siblings, parents and children will find themselves pushing each other's buttons. New research at Washington State University provides insight into some of the family dynamics that surround holiday gatherings.


When It Comes to Vaccines, Don't Sit On The Fence!
December 20, 2011 | Vaccines | 
There are now millions of educated and informed groups of people that will stop and nothing to expose the dangers of vaccinations. Their numbers are growing by the day. Then there is the polar opposite side branching from mainstream medical opinions and misinformation that still believe that routine vaccinations benefit populations due to myths such as "herd immunity" and other nonsensical arguments. Finally, there is a very large intermediary group that also number in the millions, who sit on the fence and are indifferent or undecided about where vaccines stand in terms of advancing health. Many of the fence sitters are made up of those who understand that current vaccination practices are unsafe, yet somehow also believe you can make vaccines safer or more effective. This is an extremely dangerous approach to worldwide vaccination programs and as great a threat to the health of future populations as pro-vaccine policy makers.


Why Spirituality Is A Way of Life Leading Towards Enlightenment
December 20, 2011 | Consciousness | 
Spirituality is not about a religion. Neither is it about gods and rituals. Spirituality is a principled way of life; it's an attitude.


Why Aren't Younger Couples Getting Married Anymore?
December 20, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma unveils clues why couples don't get married - they fear divorce.


Is Happiness Declining? How Is Our Gross Domestic Happiness?
December 19, 2011 | Happiness | 
The gross domestic product of the United States -- that oft-cited measure of economic health -- has been ticking upward for the last two years, but what would you see if you could see a graph of gross domestic happiness?


Sugar Producers Suing Corn Industry For Media Rebranding of High-Fructose Corn Syrup
December 19, 2011 | Toxins | 
If would be nice if Big Corn and Big Sugar would just go away as they're both genetically modified anyway, but now they're facing each other in court over a rebranding accusation. They're locked in a legal and public relations fight in the United States over a plan to change the name of the toxic and healthy sweeter, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).


Are Success And Failure Twins?
December 19, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
We avoid mistakes. We avoid situations where we might commit a mistake. Everyone seems to be engaging themselves in maintaining the track record. We are tuned to learn by mistakes that others make. But to err is not wrong; not making an attempt that might cause mistakes is surely one on the wrong path.


What Prevents Chicken Pox From Spreading? Hint: It Has Nothing To Do With a Vaccine
December 16, 2011 | Vaccines | 
It's something the The American Academy of Pediatrics, a major supporter of mandatory chicken pox and other vaccine mandates, would never admit to. Ultraviolet rays and vitamin D help prevent the spread of chickenpox, meaning people in milder climates are more at risk of catching the disease, according to new research. The discovery could lead to natural approaches of preventing chickenpox and its more severe relative, shingles.


More Evidence That Canadian Maple Syrup Contains Antioxidant Properties To Prevent Disease
December 16, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Maple syrup has been a very hot topic ever since researchers discovered 34 new beneficial compounds and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. A new study shows that a diet that includes pure maple syrup may help to promote liver health, according to a new study.


Who Owns You? 20 Percent of Human Genes Have Been Patented
December 16, 2011 | DNA | 
Do people own their bodies? The answer should be a resounding "yes." However, through patents, many biotech companies are questioning whether a person really does own the intellectual property in the genetic composition of his/her body?


Genetically Modified Medicinal Plants On The Horizon To Create More Dangerous Drugs
December 15, 2011 | GMO | 
Scientists are about to embark on another dangerous expedition with genetically modified technology--this time one that would directly benefit big pharma. They are about to make publicly available data on the genetic blueprint of medicinal plants so that their beneficial properties and genes are identified for drug research.


7 Amazing Fruits For Cancer Prevention
December 15, 2011 | Prevention | 
A diet rich in fruits and veggies can help protect against many cancers. People who eat at least four servings of fruits have a 50 percent lower risk of cancer than those who consume no more than two such servings each day. The following 7 fruits are particularly effective.


10 Plant-based Anti-Aging Foods
December 15, 2011 | Aging | 
Who wants to look their age? Most people want to look years younger than they are always striving towards it going into strange diets, getting help of surgery and taking jabs of botox and dermal fillers. But all you really need are the right foods to make a huge difference in the way you look and feel.


4th Density Earth Is Allowing Us To Put Relationships and Judgement Into Perspective
December 14, 2011 | Consciousness | 
The end of December and beginning of January will mark further increases in solar activity where our own human energy fields will be affected far more than our electrical grids. The increased energy particles are allowing us to put many things in perspective about our daily lives whether it be fear, relationships, or how we judge others. There is no stopping this accelerated rate of human consciousness which we are all experiencing.


Canada Asserts Its Sanity on Global Warming: Pulls Out of Kyoto Protocol Sensing Its Failure
December 14, 2011 | ClimateChange | 
Whether it be embracing genetically modified technology or selling out its health regulating agencies to big pharma, Canada generally falls short of genuinely protecting its citizens from harm. However, in a polarizing revelation, the latest move from the Canadian government is a huge step forward in declaring its independence from internationally imposed carbon and environmental tax credits whose benefts are an illusion and designed to siphon more money into those who already hold most of the world's wealth.


New Mysterious Species of Microbes Are Invading Our Belly Buttons
December 14, 2011 | HumanBody | 
We know that species live under our beds or in our backyards. But how many living organisms are on a square centimeter of your skin? What do they do, and how they differ from those of your neighbor? Very little is known about the life that breathes all over us. Each person's microbial jungle is so rich, colorful, and dynamic that in all likelihood your body hosts species that no scientist has ever studied. Your navel may well be one of the last biological frontiers.


Why Do We Feel We Can't Escape A System That We Created?
December 13, 2011 | Freedom | 
Especially when they're not working, why so we maintain the status quo, whether it be health systems, social systems or political and governments systems? Why do we resist change even when the system is failing, corrupt or unjust? A new article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, illuminates the conditions under which we're motivated to defend our systems--a process called "system justification."


Before The Beginning Of The Universe, You Were Still There
December 13, 2011 | Consciousness | 
Before the beginning, there was no time, no form, and no space - only absolute emptiness. Before the beginning, there was nothing...but you were still there. It is only our ego that makes us think that we are so much smaller than we really are.


Exercising Harder and Shorter Periods Helps Reduce Disease
December 13, 2011 | Fitness | 
Regular exercise has proven benefits in preventing disease, but many patients find it tough to meet the guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week. A new study, conducted by researchers at McMaster University, suggests that there could be a better way.


Toxic Foods, Drinks and Lifestyle Are Causing Persistent, Chronic Pain in Children and Teens
December 12, 2011 | Toxins | 
It is a verifiable fact that adults and seniors are suffering more chronic pain today than ever before, but new research on children and adolescents shows that progressively younger age groups are experiencing the same symptoms as adults due diet and lifestyle related toxicity.


Breast Cancer Patients Are Increasingly Being Bombarded With Harmful Imaging Scans
December 12, 2011 | JunkHealthcare | 
Breast cancer patients frequently undergo dangerous screening tests like mammograms, however imaging has increased in dramatic and significant ways, say researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center. More patients have repeat visits for imaging than they did 20 years ago, and single imaging appointments increasingly include multiple types of imaging.


Top 10 Factors Affecting Your Sex Drive
December 12, 2011 | Sex | 
While a man's sex drive is primarily based on fairly non-complex emotional mechanisms for arousal, a woman's desire for sex is based on a complex interaction of many components affecting intimacy, including physical well-being, emotional well-being, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle and current relationship. This often creates tension between couples whose motivations for intimacy may be polarized. From physiological to psychological factors, here are the top 10 sex-drive killers.


Health Canada Admits Studies on Cell Phones Convincing Enough To Promote Limited Use
December 9, 2011 | EMF | 
Ignorance may or may not be bliss, but one thing is certain -- it is very profitable. At least that's what cell phone companies count on to increase their bottom line. Health Canada may not be the most reputable agency when it comes to protecting the health of Canadians, but a promising initiative from the regulating body is proposing to adopt a precautionary approach and guidelines for limited cellphone use.


We Will Free Our Minds: No Truth is Universal, Ultimate or Absolute
December 9, 2011 | Consciousness | 
Stress is primarily caused by conformity to standards and structures. If we don't conform to societal norms, we are considered as bad. It's time to break out of our box as we strive to live in a world where we are not confined. We should minimize any rigid structures or concepts we have about customs, traditions, rules and regulations, whether they deal with politics, economics, health or wealth.


Sight and Hearing Work More Closely Together Than Most People Realize
December 9, 2011 | Sound | 
Our senses of sight and hearing work closely together, perhaps more than people realize, a new UCLA psychology study shows.


Low Vitamin D Now Linked To Diabetes Development
December 8, 2011 | Sunlight | 
Obese children with low levels of vitamin D may be at higher risks of developing risk factors associated with diabetes such as insulin resistance, according to new research.


Doctors Routinely Fail To Inform Parents Their Child Is Overweight
December 8, 2011 | ChildHealth | 
A new analysis of national survey data finds that less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their children were overweight.


Using Plants To Make Plastic Instead of Petroleum
December 8, 2011 | Sustainability | 
Plant oil can be used instead of traditional oil from fossil fuels to produce highly desired specialty plastics called polyamides.


The Healthiest Children In The Future Will Be Unvaccinated
December 7, 2011 | Vaccines | 
The emerging generation of unvaccinated children will be among the healthiest in the world, and they'll have their parents to thank. The refusal of significant numbers of parents to vaccinate their children has created a sizable population numbering in the millions around the world and has raised a number of important public health issues, namely why do we continue to vaccinate at all.


Detoxify Your Ego To Prepare For The Energy Shift Ahead
December 7, 2011 | Consciousness | 
As you approach this beautiful period of ascension where you are changing our density and moral landscape, it will be more important than ever to learn how to connect with others more and detox your ego.


The Reason Most Diets Fail: Avoid This Simple Mistake
December 7, 2011 | Dieting | 
It's in our basic nature to reach for a large portion when hungry. Therefore, workouts apart, it's a must to keep high-satiety food options available at hand, simply for the times when you feel those hunger pangs.


If You Eat Meat, You Shouldn't Keep It In The Fridge
December 6, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Keeping meat in refrigerators destroys the proteins and affects its hygiene, which could cause food poisoning and gastrointestinal complications, a Pakistani health expert has warned.


Could a Few Batteries Be All You Need To Heal?
December 6, 2011 | Healing | 
Two thousand years ago, the Roman physician Scribonius Largus reported that headaches could be relieved with the sting of a live electric eel. Ever since then, scientists have been interested in the healing powers of electricity. The human body has changed much.


Is Doing Harm Worse Than Allowing Harm?
December 5, 2011 | Perspective | 
Why is it that commonsense morality in our society is more tolerant of allowing harm to others than harming our ourselves? Is doing harm worse than allowing harm? People typically say they are invoking an ethical principle when they judge acts that cause harm more harshly than willful inaction that allows that same harm to occur. Researchers found that it requires conscious reasoning to decide that active and passive behaviors that are equally harmful are equally wrong.


Dead Bodies Are Being Utilized To Power Households
December 5, 2011 | Sustainability | 
There is something very creepy about recent initiatives at crematoriums who are using corpses to generate electricity. In Durham, England, a crematorium is installing turbines in its burners that will convert waste heat from the combustion of each corpse into as much as 150 kilowatt-hours of juice -- enough to power 1,500 televisions for an hour. The facility plans to sell the electricity to local power companies. Critics say this has scandal written all over it.


Why Do Some People Never Forget a Face?
December 5, 2011 | HumanBody | 
"Face recognition is an important social skill, but not all of us are equally good at it," says Beijing Normal University cognitive psychologist Jia Liu. But what accounts for the difference?


The 5 Most Destructive and Admirable Qualities of Humankind
December 2, 2011 | Consciousness | 
When we compare humans to most living things, we engage in a host of behaviors that are uniquely destructive to our ourselves and our species. We also have admirable qualities in our emotional range that separate us from animals and can make us more powerful than we ever thought possible. The good news...we are reaching an era when our admirable qualities are finally surpassing our destructive nature.


Shed Initiative: A Peaceful Retreat Will Lower Your Blood Pressure Better Than Medication
December 2, 2011 | MentalHealth | 
A study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that the peaceful retreat may help lower blood pressure.


Dietary Choline Protects The Brain From Aging
December 2, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Increased dietary intake of choline may be related to better cognitive performance and protection against memory loss, according to new research.


Consumer Reports Find Arsenic and Lead in Juices
December 1, 2011 | Toxins | 
Findings of a Consumer Reports investigation about arsenic and lead levels in apple juice and grape juice have prompted the organization to call for government standards to limit consumers’ exposure to these toxins.


Why You or Your Children Should Never Eat In a Hospital
December 1, 2011 | JunkHealthcare | 
Fast food outlets are common inside hospitals, leading more patients to consume hamburgers and fries and encouraging them to view the fare as healthier than it probably is. Given the obesity epidemic among the nation's young, one would hope the trend would change, but it persists. Hospitals are not a role model for children or adults when it comes to healthy eating. According to a new study published in Academic Pediatrics, only 7 percent of entrees in selected hospitals are classified as "healthy."


Our Perception of Health Label Claims Is Strongly Influenced By Our Belief in Personal Benefits
December 1, 2011 | Labeling | 
The way consumers perceive the relevance of health claim labels has a strong influence on their attitudes towards personal benefit and willingness to buy products, suggest researchers.



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