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Breast Screening Has Not Decreased Breast Cancer Deaths
July 29, 2011 | JunkHealthcare | 
Breast cancer screening has not played a direct part in the reductions of breast cancer mortality in recent years, says a new study published on bmj.com.


Is Your Existence Simply a Hologram?
July 29, 2011 | Consciousness | 
Take a look around you. The walls, the chair you're sitting in, your own body - they all seem real and solid. Yet there is a possibility that everything we see in the universe - including you and me - may be nothing more than a hologram.


Zinc Lozenges May Shorten Common Cold Duration
July 29, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40 per cent, according to a new systematic review of the evidence.


Why Fatty Comfort Foods Lessen Sad Feelings
July 28, 2011 | MentalHealth | 
Whether you turn to buttery mashed potatoes, extra cheesy pizza or a juicy pot roast, there's a reason why fatty comfort food is so, well, comforting. Ingesting fat can lessen feelings of sadness, affecting both our behavior and our neural responses to negative emotions, a new study shows.


273 Very Wise Communities That Have Rejected Fluoridation of Their Water Supply
July 28, 2011 | Toxins | 
In recent years, when towns and cities across the country have held voter referenda on fluoridation, its use has been rejected about half the time. Here are the communities that have wised up to the dangers of water fluoridation.


Can Air Conditioners Cause Colds?
July 28, 2011 | Immunity | 
In the midst of a nasty heat wave, air-conditioning can make life so much easier to bear. But some people believe that sudden drops in temperature can play havoc with the immune system. Others say air-conditioners act as germ-spewing machines, cultivating bacteria and viruses like petri dishes and then blasting and recirculating them in enclosed spaces.


Scientists Show Link Between Attention and Self-Control
July 28, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
According to researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), making the right food choice is one that can be influenced by a simple shifting of attention toward the healthy side of life. And that shift may provide strategies to help us all make healthier choices--not just in terms of the foods we eat, but in other areas, like whether or not we pick up a cigarette.


For Yourself and Your Children: Avoid Root Canals Like The Plague
July 27, 2011 | JunkHealthcare | 
Most dentists consider root canals an advance in dentistry --a superior alternative to removal of a seriously compromised tooth. However a growing number of physicians, including dentists, believe that root canals can be the cause of, or at least contribute to, a long list of illnesses and degenerative diseases.


Superfood Chia Seeds Offer Heart and Liver Benefits
July 27, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Consumption of chia seeds as a source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) may bring about redistribution associated with heart and liver protection, according to new research in rats.


How Worrying Impacts The Health of Social Relationships
July 27, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
Most people worry from time to time. A new research study, led by a Case Western Reserve University faculty member in psychology, also shows that worrying can be so intrusive and obsessive that it interferes in the person's life and endangers the health of social relationships.


6 Ways Food Is Being Used As a Weapon
July 27, 2011 | GovernmentAbuse | 
Because of massive corporate consolidation of agriculture, centrally coordinated global regulations, a devalued commodity-dollar and unrestrained commodity speculation, chemical and genetic modification, and real or manipulated food shortages; there is indeed a war being waged -- with food as the primary weapon.


Chemical Industry Has Caused Children To Become More Impulsive and Less Attentive
July 26, 2011 | Toxins | 
PFCs are associated with attention and behavior problems in children, suggest a pair of studies published online in June. These studies are some of the first to explore the relationship between PFC compounds and behavior problems, specifically attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and impulsive behavior.


Children Eating More Outside The Home A Major Cause of Child Obesity
July 26, 2011 | Obesity | 
Eating location and food source significantly impact daily energy intake for children. Foods prepared away from home, including fast food eaten at home and store-prepared food eaten away from home, are fueling the increase in total calorie intake.


Why Taller Women Are a Third More Likely To Be Diagnosed with Cancer
July 26, 2011 | Cancer | 
Taller women are more likely to get cancer, research reveals today. Their risk of developing some of the most common forms is up to a third greater.


Destroy Your Mind For a Blissful and Altruistic Life
July 26, 2011 | Consciousness | 
Hindu mythology figure Vasishtha says an unrestrained mind alone is the cause of degeneration while a controlled mind causes progress. Restraint of mind is the only means to control it to uproot disquietude and agitation.


Movement of Life: Ending Health Illiteracy
July 25, 2011 | Freedom | 
We must fully understand the transitional power and the breathtaking opportunity of this moment in history. We must refocus our efforts, identify our allies and renew our commitment towards our great goal "Health for All by the Year 2020."


Forget Milk, Seaweed Has Natural Bioactive Peptides That Prevent Disease
July 25, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Seaweed and other macroalgae could rival milk products as sources of functional ingredients such as heart healthy bioactive peptides, according to a new study.


According To The FDA, Walnuts Are Drugs!
July 25, 2011 | GovernmentAbuse | 
Seen any walnuts in your medicine cabinet lately? According to the Food and Drug Administration, that is precisely where you should find them. Because Diamond Foods made truthful claims about the health benefits of consuming walnuts that the FDA didn't approve, it sent the company a letter declaring, "Your walnut products are drugs" -- and "new drugs" at that -- and, therefore, "they may not legally be marketed in the United States without an approved new drug application." The agency even threatened Diamond with "seizure" if it failed to comply.


Can Getting a Good Night's Sleep Affect Weight Loss?
July 25, 2011 | Sleep | 
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. Not only can chronic daytime fatigue affect your participation in daily activities or the extent to which you are able to participate, it can also have a significant impact on your weight and your ability to lose weight, possibly even as much as diet and exercise.


Power Plants Kill Millions of Fish Around The Great Lakes Every Year
July 22, 2011 | GovernmentAbuse | 
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.


Breastfeeding Prevents Asthma, Research Suggests
July 22, 2011 | Breastfeeding | 
Feeding a baby on only breast milk and for up to 6 months after birth can reduce their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, according to new research.


Whey Protein Shows Body Weight Benefits Without Energy Restriction
July 21, 2011 | YourWeight | 
Supplements of whey protein, but not soy protein, may improve body weight without restricting energy intakes or habitual diets in obese and overweight adults, suggests a new study by scientists from the US Department of Agriculture.


New Push To Vaccine Moms-To-Be
July 21, 2011 | Vaccines | 
The mainstream is urging pregnant women to get flu shots on the basis of a tiny study that finds the vaccine may lower the risk of premature birth.


Alternative Medicine and Placebo Research
July 21, 2011 | Alternative | 
Naturopath Dr. Eldon Dahl weighs in on placebo research and the pursuit of health through alternative medicine.


Why There Is Mass Psychosis In The U.S.
July 20, 2011 | MentalHealth | 
Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux.


Is Food Variety Responsible For Skyrocketing Rates of Obesity?
July 20, 2011 | Obesity | 
Variety is considered the "spice of life," but does today's unprecedented level of dietary variety help explain skyrocketing rates of obesity? Some researchers think it might.


The 'Natural' Way, What Does It Mean?
July 20, 2011 | Labeling | 
Will purchasing, "Natural" foods prevent disease? The answer is unknown since the term, "Natural" hasn't specifically been defined by any government agency. If you are concerned about your health, and your wallet, you should be concerned about food labels and advertising.


Are You at Risk For An Auto-Immune Disease?
July 20, 2011 | Diseases | 
While your body is designed to defend against a host of environmental invaders, it cannot completely withstand the adverse effects of poor diet, chronic stress and toxic build-up. These common factors can contribute to a group of serious health epidemics including autoimmune (AI) disease, which is rising to the top of the list.


Some Causes of Headaches You May Not Be Familiar With
July 19, 2011 | Headaches | 
When you suffer a headache, the temptation is to reach immediately for the painkillers. But trying to pinpoint the cause might help reduce the pain -- and even prevent the problem occurring again.


Research Shows It's OK For Parents To Sleep With Their Toddlers
July 19, 2011 | Sleep | 
Sharing a bed with your child has gotten a bad rap, but new research shows that after infancy, it doesn't lead to negative outcomes.


What Are The Dynamics Behind Magical Thinking and Charismatic Leadership
July 19, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
New research suggests that we attribute certain leaders to be charismatic through "magical thinking." The paper, recently published in theJournal of Management,reveals how this deep-seated process in human cognition is involved in the attribution of charisma.


How Do You Make Effective Moral Decisions?
July 19, 2011 | Consciousness | 
In a dualistic world, we are told that the play of light and shadow, good and evil, has roots in the eternal. Creation is set up that way, and we are caught up in the play of opposites. If this explanation, which is essentially religious, has a strong hold upon you, then decisions about right and wrong become easier.


Why You Should Never Eat Shell-less Pistachios
July 18, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Two studies published in the current on-line issue of the journal Appetite indicate that consuming in-shell pistachios is a weight-wise approach to healthy snacking, offering unique mindful eating benefits to help curb consumption and decrease calorie intake.


Body Image: Loving Your Body To Lose Weight
July 18, 2011 | YourWeight | 
Almost a quarter of men and women in England and over a third of adults in America are obese and nearly double that are overweight. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can significantly shorten a person's life expectancy.


What You Perceive of Stored Memory Will Be Your Guide
July 18, 2011 | Memory | 
Unpleasant memories could create bitterness while pleasant memories tend to fill one with happiness and a desire to relive the experience. Some perceive nostalgia as part of emotional baggage, and question its biological relevance.


Benefits of Drinking 8 Glasses of Water Daily Are a Myth?
July 15, 2011 | Water | 
It is said to help us prevent kidney damage, lose weight and increase concentration levels. But experts now warn that drinking eight glasses of water a day is not good for you after all -- and could be harmful.


6 Ways To a Fit Body
July 15, 2011 | YourWeight | 
So you have always dreamt of a fit and flexible body? Well, it's time to realize your dreams with these easy tips...


Nuts Help Prevent Diabetes, Suggests Study
July 14, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Daily consumption of nuts may help to control type 2 diabetes, and prevent its complications, according to new research.


Rise In Men Suffering From Eating Disorders
July 14, 2011 | Diseases | 
The number of men suffering from eating disorders is rising, says the Royal College of General Practitioners.


The One Life-Saving Low-Carb Secret You Never Hear About
July 14, 2011 | Dieting | 
When you go on a low-carb diet, you're usually trying to do one of two things. Either you want to lose weight. Or you want to lower your blood sugar. But there's a third reason why you should cut back on carbs. And this is something you never hear people talk about...not even doctors. But it could save your life.


Tomatoes Reduce Risk of Killer Diseases
July 13, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Tomatoes are widely available, cost-effective, and people of all ages and cultures like them. Now, a review research has shown that eating more tomatoes and tomato products could make people healthier and slash their risk of developing killer diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.


How Much Alcohol Is Really Safe?
July 13, 2011 | Toxins | 
It will come as bad news for people who enjoy a daily tipple - when it comes to reducing your risk of cancer, there is no such thing as a safe amount of alcohol.


Potatoes: The Most Fattening Food
July 13, 2011 | Nutrition | 
If you've gained weight as an adult, blame it on potatoes - chips, fries and other potato dishes seem to be the foods most directly responsible for the pound per year the average adult gains.


Solar Cells That Can Be Printed Onto Paper
July 13, 2011 | Sustainability | 
Imagine decorating your bedroom walls with paper made from the same solar cells that now power your home.


Why Do We Love To Know Bad Things About Others?
July 12, 2011 | Lifestyle | 
A new research has revealed why people are more interested in negative gossip about someone than positive things.


Chicory Root Fiber Triggers Weight Loss
July 12, 2011 | YourWeight | 
Researchers at the University of Maastricht have found that oligofructose (a carbohydrate-based dietary fiber extracted from chicory roots) can reduce the energy intake of healthy volunteers by 10 per cent while maintaining normal levels of satiety and hunger.


U.S. Decrees That Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Use
July 12, 2011 | GovernmentAbuse | 
Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation's capital to treat a range of illnesses, but in a decision recently announced, the federal government ruled that it has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin.


The UN Is Aiding a Corporate Takeover of Drinking Water
July 12, 2011 | Water | 
Early last month, pharmaceutical titan Merck became the latest multinational to pledge allegiance to the CEO Water Mandate, the United Nations' public-private initiative "designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices."


Seaweed Granules: Makes You Feel Full And An Excellent Alternative To Salt
July 11, 2011 | Nutrition | 
High blood pressure, strokes and early deaths could be prevented by replacing table salt with seaweed granules inbread and processed foods, scientists claim.


How Memory Can Be Preserved and Forgetting Prevented
July 11, 2011 | Memory | 
As any student who's had to study for multiple exams can tell you, trying to learn two different sets of facts one after another is challenging. As you study for the physics exam, almost inevitably some of the information for the history exam is forgotten. It's been widely believed that this interference between memories develops because the brain simply doesn't have the capacity necessary to process both memories in quick succession. But is this truly the case?


Designed to Heal
July 11, 2011 | Healing | 
When looking to overcome a specific health challenge, for most of us, the tendency is to look for a remedy - some pill, cream, or perhaps a liquid that we can drink - that will fix our problem right up. The reality is that in most circumstances, your body knows best how to heal itself. It's not a stretch to state that your body is designed to do one thing, and that's to preserve its health.


Disturbing Cocktail of Anti-Inflammatories, Antibiotics, Drugs and Hormones In Milk Products
July 8, 2011 | Toxins | 
A glass of milk can contain a cocktail of up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones, scientists have shown.


DNA, Cancer and Meditation: Is There a Connection?
July 8, 2011 | Healing | 
When it comes to achieving total wellness, there are many factors to consider, but most of us don't think of meditation as being important in maintaining physical vitality.


Scientists Warn That Chemicals Are Altering Breast Development
July 8, 2011 | Toxins | 
Exposure to chemicals early in life may alter how breast tissue develops and raise the risks of breast cancer and lactation problems later in life, scientists concluded in a recently published report. The scientists are urging federal officials to add new tests for industrial chemicals and pesticides to identify ones that might disrupt breast development.


Musical Rapture...A Healing Gift for Humanity
July 8, 2011 | Consciousness | 
The frequency of this Celestial Music communicates with the Divine Intelligence of the body at a cellular level raising the consciousness of each cell. As the music soothes and comforts the cells, the body's natural ability to heal itself is enhanced.


Why History Offers Lessons For Nutrition's Future
July 7, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Understanding how our ancestors ate and appreciating what nutrients we need from an evolutionary perspective is finally getting the headlines it deserves - the nutrition industry should take note.


Antioxidant Properties of Eggs Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer
July 7, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
One of nature's most perfect foods may be even better for us than previously thought.


The Then and Now of Memory
July 7, 2011 | Memory | 
Researchers have long known that the brain links all kinds of new facts, related or not, when they are learned about the same time. Just as the taste of a cookie and tea can start a cascade of childhood memories, as in Proust, so a recalled bit of history homework can bring to mind a math problem - or a new dessert - from that same night.


Is Oregano An Herb or a Spice?
July 6, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Oregano is a Mediterranean spice that masquerades as a herb. The name oregano is derived from the Greek words oros, for "mountain," and ganos, for "joy" or "splendour."


The Hidden BPA in Your Food
July 6, 2011 | Toxins | 
You already know that there's all sorts of dangerous, disgusting stuff like pesticides, carcinogenic additives, chemical dyes and fillers made from unappetizing ingredients such as wood in packaged and processed foods... but what you might not realize is that the bags, boxes and plastic containers those foods come in may be even worse for your health.


Cutting Your Salt Intake Will Not Reduce Your Chance of Dying or Experiencing Heart Disease
July 6, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Moderate reductions in the amount of salt people eat doesn't reduce their likelihood of dying or experiencing cardiovascular disease. This is the main conclusion from a systematic review published in the latest edition of The Cochrane Library.


Two Ways To Deal With Negative Emotions
July 6, 2011 | Consciousness | 
A big part of coping with life is having a flexible reaction to the ups and downs. Now, a study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that people choose to respond differently depending on how intense an emotion is.


One Devious Tactic Big Pharma Uses To Get Thousands of Doctors To Prescribe New Drugs
July 5, 2011 | BigPharma | 
Seeding trials are primarily designed with a devious intention to appear as if they answer a specific scientific question, but all they really do is fulfill marketing objectives for pharmaceutical companies. It is this common pseudo-clinical trial employed by Big Pharma which allows them to conduct hundreds of randomized trials every year to get thousands of doctors to prescribe new drugs.


Study Explains Why We Can't Eat Just One Potato Chip
July 5, 2011 | Nutrition | 
It's hard to eat just one potato chip, and a new study may explain why.


Power Has No Life On Its Own
July 5, 2011 | Consciousness | 
"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," famously said Lord Acton, however it corrupts only a person who is potentially corruptible. He may not have been known as a corrupt person simply because he had no opportunity; he had no power.


Scientific Evidence Finally Proves That Massage Therapy Eases Back Pain
July 5, 2011 | Healing | 
Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects.


Soluble Fiber Reduces Deep Belly Fat
July 4, 2011 | YourWeight | 
Increased soluble fibre consumption may reduce the amount of deep belly fat that we accumulate, according to new research.


Build a Do-It-Yourself Home Air Purifier for $30
July 4, 2011 | Pollution | 
Many people with sinus problems have underlying allergies to dust, pollen, mold or animal dander. All of these can build up in the air inside homes. One of the best ways to get rid of allergy symptoms is to avoid allergens in the first place. For those who are looking for a cheaper alternative to expensive air-purifiers, here's a do-it-yourself solution for a fraction of the cost.


Resveratrol Prevents The Loss of Muscle and Strength
July 4, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
As strange as it sounds, a new research study published in the FASEB Journal, suggests that the "healthy" ingredient in red wine, resveratrol, may prevent the negative effects that spaceflight and sedentary lifestyles have on people.


Electromagnetic Fields Disturb Learning
July 1, 2011 | EMF | 
The effects of high-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones on humans have been hotly debated for years. In a new study, neuroscientists from Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum (RUB) in Germany have shed light on this question. For the first time, they provide evidence that extremely high-powered electromagnetic fields can influence learning processes on the synaptic level within the brain, independent from other factors such as stress.


Exercise Makes You Feel Full
July 1, 2011 | YourWeight | 
Brazilian researchers have discovered that exercise not only helps you shed kilos by burning calories but also makes you feel full by triggering neurons in the brain.



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