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Sperm DNA Quality Is Innately Linked To Nutrition
August 31, 2012 | DNA | Editor
The importance of nutrition is so broad and universal when it comes to the human body that its relevance in the roles of every biological system are undeniable. Diet has again been linked to the quality of male sperm, with a new study revealing that high micronutrient intakes is 'strongly' associated with improved sperm DNA quality.


Focusing on Weight Training or Aerobic Exercise is Out - CrossFit Is In
August 31, 2012 | Fitness | T.McKenzie
Gone are days where exercise specialists are telling us to focus on one specific area of exercise. It never really worked quite well and it didn't take long before a better solution arose. A relatively new type of training known as CrossFit is popping up even in geriatric homes now. It has become a staple among people who want variety, results and a quicker workout.


Pregnant Women: Reducing Exposure To Household Items Leads To Healthier Babies
August 31, 2012 | Pregnancy | A.McCarthy
Pregnant women who are highly exposed to common environmental chemicals -- polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) -- have babies that are smaller at birth and larger at 20 months of age, according to a study from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health indicating a trend towards obesity and other disorders.


The Most Potent B Vitamin That Combats Infections Better Than Antibiotics Ever Could
August 30, 2012 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
The Nicotinamide form of vitamin B3 is one of the most potent of blood B vitamins, absorbing four times more into the blood than any other vitamin. Cedars-Sinai researchers have discovered that the vitamin has the potential to provide a powerful weapon to fight superbugs and antibiotic-resistant staph infections that health experts see as a threat to public health.


A Groundbreaking Study Shows How Earphones or Headphones Cause Underlying Cell Damage Leading to Long-Term Hearing Loss
August 30, 2012 | Prevention | M.Torres
In the 1980s, audiologists began cautioning lovers of loud music about hearing loss that could potentially result from use of their Walkman or portable compact disc (CD) players. More than thirty years later, the integration of portable digital devices that play music are more abundant than almost every other electronic device in the world, and all of them have an earphone jack. Scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time how noises louder than 110 decibels (dB) cause cell damage which ultimately leads to hearing loss.


U.S. Performs The Worst on Preventing Disease and Death Compared to Europe
August 30, 2012 | Prevention | Editor
The United States lags three other industrialized nations -- France, Germany, and the United Kingdom -- in its potentially preventable death rate, and in the pace of improvement in preventing deaths that could have been avoided with timely and effective health care, according to a Commonwealth Fund-supported study published as a web first online in Health Affairs.


Vaccine Campaigns May Be The Cause of New AIDS-Like Disease in Asia and Drug Resistant HIV Affecting Africa
August 29, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Researchers have identified mysterious new symptoms that have left scores of people in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with an AIDS-like disease and drug-resistant HIV respectively. Coincidentally, vaccine trials took place in several regions in both continents.


New Push For Circumcision By Pediatricians Claiming It Boosts Health and Lowers Health Care Costs
August 29, 2012 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
As the percentage of circumcised boys continues its gradual and steep decline since the 1980s, the next generation of infant males will have the lowest routine circumcision rates in 40 years. More than 30 percent fewer U.S. boys will be circumcised in 2012 than just a few decades ago. Part of the reduction is due to informed parents learning the truth about the actual risks of the surgery in contrast to the myths propagated by mainstream medicine. Despite the current and overwhelming trend against circumcision, an influential group of pediatricians is proposing new statements in an attempt to revive the practice among westerners.


Study Reveals Human Drive For Fairness
August 29, 2012 | HumanBody | Editor
People will reject an offer of water, even when they are severely thirsty, if they think the offer is unfair, according to a new study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. The findings have important implications for understanding how we make decisions that need to balance fairness and self-interest.


Herbal Tea Has Rare Ability To Kill Cancer Cells Without Damaging Other Cells
August 28, 2012 | Prevention | J.Summerly
More than 80 percent of all cancers in the world today are initiated by toxins which cause failures in the regulation of the cell cycle starting with the formation of cells and ending with programmed cell death. What if there was a herbal tea extracted from a plant that exhibited anti-cancer properties and interfered with this process, making it impossible for cancer to grow?


Why Infant Formula Is No Match For Breast Milk To Protect Infants From Infection and Illness
August 28, 2012 | Breastfeeding | N.Longo
The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated and regarded as liquid gold, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described exactly what unique properties make a mother's milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses.


Shorts Bursts of Mild Stress Are Actually Good For The Body And Immune System
August 28, 2012 | Lifestyle | Editor
Stress is bad for you -- you've heard this a million times. But it can be good for your immune system if it's short-term, says a study.


Modern Lifestyles And The Devolution Of The Human Species
August 27, 2012 | Lifestyle | J.A.Montiel
The connections between the rising rates of chronic disease and the production and consumption of modern foods can no longer be ignored. Our food supply is not healthy, nor is it sustainable. It has changed so dramatically that we have yet to adapt to the changes. Our food supply has been completely adulterated over the past few decades alone, more drastically than during any other time in history.


Natural Healing Remedies: 10 Foods That Fight Inflammation And Pain
August 27, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Some of the best healing remedies to overcome inflammation also taste fabulous which can't really be stated about prescription medications. Moreover, foods won't cause the nasty side effects common to most pain medications. Here are ten amazing foods that fight inflammation and pain.


People Can Learn While They Sleep and This Can Unconsciously Modify Waking Behavior
August 27, 2012 | Sleep | Editor
Is sleep learning possible? A new Weizmann Institute study appearing in Nature Neuroscience has found that if certain odors are presented after tones during sleep, people will start sniffing when they hear the tones alone -- even when no odor is present -- both during sleep and, later, when awake. In other words, people can learn new information while they sleep, and this can unconsciously modify their waking behavior.


The Latest Lie From The Cancer Industry: 'Don't Worry About Chemotherapy During Pregnancy, It's Perfectly Safe'
August 26, 2012 | Pregnancy | D.Mihalovic
According to researchers echoing the sentiments of conventional medical wisdom, there is no need to worry about chemotherapy drugs endangering your unborn child if you develop cancer while pregnant, it's perfectly safe.


One Powerhouse Spice That Is 100 Percent Natural and Gives a Smooth Soft Complexion
August 26, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
With all the benefits that turmeric has to offer us, why do we continue to use medications? This brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent due largely to its anti-inflammatory action. Here's a great formula and remedy for soft, smooth and bright complexion.


Multiple Realities - One Singular Existence
August 26, 2012 | Consciousness | S.Sifandos
We live in a Western paradigm where experience is plentiful. The Western framework intertwines with the self-constructed, self-perpetuating cultural construct of our times and produces the circumstances outlaid for us today.


Olive Oil Boosts The Function of Blood Vessels, But Beware Of The Source
August 24, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
These days, we must be very cautious of the type of olive oil we purchase since the largest majority use fillers and many are not olive oil at all. However, there is no doubting the benefits of quality olive oil to our cardiovascular system and health. Supplementing the diet with olive oil may improve the function of cells lining blood vessels in people with atherosclerosis, says a new study from the US and Italy.


Being Alone Doesn't Mean You Are Lonely
August 24, 2012 | Consciousness | P.Palmer
If we want to create spaces that are safe for the soul, we need to understand why the soul so rarely shows up in everyday life. The poet Robert Bly offers one explanation: it is our powerful ego drive, "to pull everything…into ourselves and let nothing live for itself."


Babies Exposed To Antibiotics Predisposes Them To Being Overweight In Childhood
August 24, 2012 | ChildHealth | Editor
Babies less than 6 months old who are treated with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and published in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Obesity.


Scientists Promote Featherless Cross Bred Chickens For Mass Poultry Farming
August 23, 2012 | GMO | N.Longo
Chickens have feathers for a reason, or at least that's how nature intended it. Nine years after the first information on featherless chickens became known, the attention of the public and world media has once again focused on this experiment designed for one purpose--to create a commercial chicken under the assumption of economic and environmental advantages.


Is Listening to Complainers Bad for Your Brain?
August 23, 2012 | MentalHealth | Editor
Exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function. Here's how to defend yourself.


Diabetes Drug Linked To Bladder Cancer
August 23, 2012 | Drugs | E.Carrollton
Bladder cancer has had its share of headlines recently. Not because the public is uninformed about the disease or because scientists discovered a new wonder drug targeting bladder cancer cells. Rather, the disease keeps on reappearing under the adverse side effects category for one diabetes drug -- Actos.


Apple Peels More Effective Than Superfoods At Decreasing High Blood Pressure
August 22, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Eating an apple a day without removing the peel definitely keeps disease at bay. Canadian scientists have found that the fruit is more effective than other "superfoods" including green tea and blueberries as a source of antioxidants and chemical compounds called flavonoids that combat potentially life-threatening conditions.


Vitamin D Supplementation Decreases Risk of Winter Respiratory Infections By 50 Percent
August 22, 2012 | Sunlight | Editor
Supplementation with vitamin D has been shown to slash the risk of winter time respiratory infection by half, according to a new randomised trial.


8 Keys For Pursuing Long-Term Goals: How To Sustain Motivation and Enthusiasm
August 22, 2012 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
Setting a goal--and sticking to it--can be difficult for anyone. And whether you’re a scientist, business leader or Olympic athlete, when it comes to work goals, giving up is not an option because one’s career may depend on it. A new study examines how certain types of professionals sustain their motivation and enthusiasm over very long periods.


Frying Meat In A Pan Increases Your Risk of Cancer By Up To 40 Percent
August 21, 2012 | Cancer | N.Longo
If you love cooking your meat on a pan, beware. Meats fried at higher temperatures, especially in pans and on gas stoves, increases the risk of advanced forms of cancer by as much as 40 percent suggests new research.


Toxic By-products of Processed Foods Lead To Abdominal Fat and Diabetes
August 21, 2012 | Toxins | A.McCarthy
A by-product produced when food is cooked with dry heat, a process used in more the preparation of more than 80% of process foods, has been found to lower the body’s protective mechanisms that control inflammation leading to insulin resistance and increased body fat.


Researchers Aim To Change Our Behavior By Modifying Flavours in Supplements and Drugs
August 21, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Chocolate, berries, and tea could be naturally modifying your mood, according to new research that reveals certain compounds found in foods bear 'striking' similarity to chemicals used in mood stabilizing drugs.


Hot Chili Peppers: A Fiery Food For That's Even Good For Your Heart
August 20, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Is there anything chili peppers are not good for? Capsaicin in red chilis have been found to demonstrate a wide range of benefits for the human body including metabolism, weight loss, cancer, and even sore throats. Some people may even gravitate towards hot, spicy foods for a reason...their health. More research is finding that chili pepper compounds have a much healthier effect on cardiovascular systems than previously thought.


Simple Solar Ovens Make Fears of Global Fresh Water Scarcity a Non-Issue
August 20, 2012 | NaturalLiving | Editor
"Projects 'for the 90%' mostly fall somewhere between two extremes: charity and business," designer Gabriele Diamanti tells Co.Design. "Neither was my inspiration!" Instead, spurred on by his own extensive travel and friends’ involvement in NGOs, he developed a fascination with global water scarcity as a graduate student at Milan Polytechnic in 2005; he recently decided to pursue his interest again and the result is Eliodomestico, an open-source variation on a solar still.


'Mirror Fasting' Allow Us To Shed Unhealthy Habits and Maintain a Positive Body Image
August 20, 2012 | YourWeight | M.Conner
A study, published in the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy earlier this year, found that women stare in the mirror around 38 times every day and men 18 times a day. But what if the behaviour is leading to unhealthy habits and moreover, what if abstaining from this behaviour can lead to a healthier body image?


The 12 Most Absurd Sex Myths
August 19, 2012 | Sex | R.Kareem
Sex is a never ending topic for discussion. Just when you think you know it all, you realize there's so much more to know. False or inaccurate information about sex is everywhere now. In the papers, your bedroom, on the streets. Somebody always has a tip that is just little more than promoting a myth. If you had plans on repeating some doubtful information about sex, here are a few real tips dispel popular sex myths so you can at least hold your chin up high in your discussions without embarrassing yourself.


Broccoli-Based Medicine Against Cancer: Only Nature Can Do The Job
August 19, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
Nature's army of organiosulfur compounds which exhibits anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties, are being harnessed by scientists to give women a fighting chance against breast cancer, something prescription medication has failed to do for so many victims of the disease.


11 Natural Home Remedies To Treat Acne
August 19, 2012 | Healing | Editor
Tired of the regular zits that keep popping up every now and then? You can bid adieu to a pimple here and there by following these simple and natural home remedies with lime juice being one of the most powerful ingredients in many recipes.


Tumeric Stops Deadly Mosquito Virus
August 17, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Evidence has been accumulating that tumeric, that brightly colored relative of ginger, is a promising disease-preventive agent. The popular spice turmeric packs more than just flavor -- it shows promise in fighting devastating viruses, Mason researchers recently discovered.


Could Nuts Boost Semen Quality?
August 17, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Consuming walnuts every day could help to improve the quality of semen in young men, according to new research data.


Nutritionist Challenges The Latest Study Vilifying Egg Yolks
August 17, 2012 | JunkScience | M.Torres
Scientists recently stated that eating the yolk of an egg is almost as bad as smoking for people at risk of heart disease. Nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton has challenged the latest study vilifying egg yolk as a contributor to coronary artery.


What's Wrong With This Picture? Splash Pads May Be Refreshing But Also Deadly
August 16, 2012 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
What's wrong with this picture? Children are patiently waiting until the splash pad they are about to immerse themselves in, is thoroughly chlorinated by a city worker in a hazard materials (hazmat) suit. Even parents seem oblivious to what is actually going on here. Splash pads have regularly scheduled chlorine applications toxic enough to require city workers to where hazmat suits, yet perfectly fine for children to expose their entire bodies to from head to toe. So the answer to what's wrong with this picture is "absolutely everything."


We Are All Unique: Biochemical Individuality and Nutrition
August 16, 2012 | MentalHealth | B.Walsh
Each of us has innate biochemical factors which influence personality, behavior, mental health, immune function, allergic tendencies, etc. Scientists tell us that the number of different genetic combinations possible in a child from the same two parents exceeds 42 million. It's interesting to note that we do not possess a combination of characteristics from our parents, but instead have a diverse collection of characteristics from many ancestors on both sides of the family.


Positive Encouragement and Constructive Criticism Lead To Poor Decision Making
August 16, 2012 | Memory | Editor
People who give positive encouragement and constructive criticism could be wasting their breath according to the latest research from a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.


Natural vs. Caesarean Delivery: Which Method Results in Higher IQ For Newborns?
August 15, 2012 | Pregnancy | A.McCarthy
The incidence of caesarean sections has risen dramatically in the past decade due to mostly convenience for doctors and patients. However, sometimes convenience comes at a cost. Vaginal births trigger the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, a new study has revealed.


The Practice of Female Circumcision To Be Revived in The Name of Religion in Egypt
August 15, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | M.Torres
Egyptian human rights groups and female activists are alarmed at renewed parliamentary calls to revive the practice of female circumcision. They appeal to the authorities to stop advocating what was officially banned in 2007.


Does Your Blood Type Influence Your Heart Disease Risk?
August 15, 2012 | HumanBody | Editor
People with blood type A, B, or AB had a higher risk for coronary heart disease when compared to those with blood type O, according to new research published.


TSA's Millimeter Wave Scanners Radiate Cells With Untested and Dangerous Technology
August 14, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | Editor
Experts convened by health authorities have raised questions about airport X-Ray machines because they violated a longstanding principle in radiation safety -- that humans shouldn't be X-rayed unless there is a medical benefit. Although they've been approved all over the world, there is now overwhelming evidence that the naked body airport scanners are exposing millions to super high frequency microwave radiation.


Young Adults Don't Make The Link Between Nutrition, GMO and Health
August 14, 2012 | GMO | N.Longo
When it comes to teens and young adults taking care of their bodies, appearance is much more important than health. Only a small percentage of men and women from this age group recognize the link between genetically modified foods, nutrition and health. Research conducted at the University of Missouri suggests appearance is the motivating factor in how college-age individuals take care of themselves.


Levels of Vitamins In Blood Has A Radical Effect on Physical Performance of Teens
August 14, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
The levels of iron and vitamins in blood may have a radical effect on the physical performance of adolescents, according to new research.


9 Common Indian Spices That Prevent Cancer
August 13, 2012 | Prevention | I.Mitra
When the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, our armoury should be packed with a healthy lifestyle and a diet including foods that double as anti-cancer agents. Look no further than Indian spices to add incredible flavor to your food and prevent cancer.


Suffering From Headaches? Forget The Tylenol and Painkillers and Stick To Water
August 13, 2012 | Headaches | Editor
Next time you have a headache, you might be better off leaving the painkillers at the pharmacy and just drinking a glass of water.


A Simple Way To Remove Splinters With Baking Soda
August 13, 2012 | Healing | A.McCarthy
A splinter is an partially or fully embedded piece of wood, glass, metal or any foreign body in the skin. The typical response to a splinter is to squeeze the skin to try and get it out with a tweezer. This often results in embedding it further into the skin and if it's brittle, it often breaks into smaller pieces. Here is an easy, fairly pain-free way to remove a splinter without further aggravating the skin.


A Shocking Cure To Morning Sickness and Preeclampsia May Make Some Women Cringe
August 10, 2012 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
A very bizarre yet scientifically researched remedy to morning sickness and preeclampsia is making some women cringe at the thought. For centuries, pregnant women have used natural remedies to ease symptoms of each ailment including teaspoon of ginger, a mint and herbal teas. But now, some research suggests you can even add oral sex to that list.


Researchers Discover Brain Activation Areas For Hoarders
August 10, 2012 | MentalHealth | A.McCarthy
It's a serious disorder that has only become more common in recent years. Hoarding (or pathological collecting) is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that would seemingly qualify as useless or without value. We all know at least one hoarder. Researchers have now identified parts that the part of a hoarder's brain involved in decision-making is under-activated when dealing with others' possessions, but over-activated when deciding whether to keep or discard their own things, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study has found.


Living in the Past? Why Is It Impossible For Some of Us To Live In The Moment
August 10, 2012 | HumanBody | B.Rose Huber
The sought-after equanimity of "living in the moment" or "living in the now" may be very difficult, according to neuroscientists who’ve pinpointed a brain area responsible for using past decisions and outcomes to guide future behavior. The study, based on research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and published in the professional journal Neuron, is the first of its kind to analyze signals associated with metacognition--a person’s ability to monitor and control cognition (a term cleverly described by researchers as "thinking about thinking.")


Walking Through Life: Walking’s Relationship to Lifespan
August 9, 2012 | Fitness | S.Stanfield
Walking is a part of everyday life. It is a simple motion that one learns to do as a toddler and is therefore often taken for granted. Walking is an important part of life however, and can be an even more important factor in maintaining a healthy life. This article will explore the health benefits that walking offers and delve into some scientific studies on the relationship between walking an good health.


Why Infants Need Natural Immunity: How Vaccines Actually Promote Cancer Growth
August 8, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
The premise behind vaccines is that it will help children fight viral infections as they age. But a U-M study suggests the natural ability to fight infection is there early on. Vaccines can inhibit the growth of essential immune cells early in life, and avoiding vaccines could actually improve an infant's response to infection. More specifically, vaccines are suppressing a very specific type of protein which inhibits the growth of specific cancers.


Surprised? US Scientists Find That Chemotherapy Boosts Cancer Growth
August 8, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | M.Torres
Chemotherapy can damage healthy cells? Say it isn't so? You don't need a degree to figure this one out. Poison kills indiscriminately-- always has and always will. While damaging healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment. Researchers in the United States made the "completely unexpected" finding they claimed while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are easy to kill in the lab.


Low Vitamin D Levels Common In Critically Ill Children
August 8, 2012 | Sunlight | Editor
Vitamin D deficiency is very common among children with critical illnesses, and it is associated with worse outcomes, according to new research.


Scientists Without Foresight Are Using Viruses To Alter Human DNA
August 7, 2012 | Viruses | M.Torres
Most people consider viruses as living things the can reproduce on their own to spread and infect their hosts. The fact is, viruses are neither alive nor can they reproduce like other living organisms. Many have even theorized that viruses are some of the most deadly man-made biological machines. So, if viruses are so deadly and infectious can they seriously be used to cure disease? Surprisingly, scientists are now committed to this deranged reality. The use of viruses to deliver new DNA to human cells is being investigated as part of what researchers claim are novel gene therapy techniques.


Weight Training Combined With Aerobic Exercise Reduces Diabetes by Almost 60 Percent
August 7, 2012 | Diabetes | Editor
Men who do weight training regularly may be able to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 34%, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and University of Southern Denmark researchers. And if they combine weight training and aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking or running, they may be able to reduce their risk even further -- up to 59%.


Magnesium Reduces Your Risk of Cancer
August 7, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Increased intakes of magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new meta-analysis from Imperial College London and Wageningen University.


Can Your Pupils Reveal Your Sexual Orientation?
August 6, 2012 | Lifestyle | Editor
There is a popular belief that sexual orientation can be revealed by pupil dilation to attractive people, yet until now there was no scientific evidence. For the first time, researchers at Cornell University used a specialized infrared lens to measure pupillary changes to participants watching erotic videos. Pupils were highly telling: they widened most to videos of people who participants found attractive, thereby revealing where they were on the sexual spectrum from heterosexual to homosexual.


Dangerous Experiment in Fetal Engineering
August 3, 2012 | Pregnancy | Editor
A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes.


Artificial Butter Flavoring Ingredient Penetrates Blood-Brain Barrier
August 3, 2012 | Toxins | A.McCarthy
Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - Diacetyl (DA) is a chemical that imparts the buttery flavour in microwave popcorn. It has a disease named after it because many microwave popcorn factory workers exposed to it have developed a lung condition called diacetyl-induced bronchiolitis obliterans or "Popcorn worker's lung". New evidence found that DA intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease.


Is it In Our Genes? Why Do Women Outlive Men?
August 3, 2012 | Aging | Editor
Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - why women live, on average, longer than men.


Is Your Fish Healthy? A Simple Rule of Thumb Applies
August 2, 2012 | Sustainability | Editor
When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it endangered? Is it genetically modified? Is it organic or conventionally farmed? While there are many services and rankings offered to help you decide -- there's even an iPhone app -- a group of researchers have found a simple rule of thumb applies.


Many With Gluten Intolerance Avoid Diagnosis, Move Towards Gluten Free Foods For Relief
August 2, 2012 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Millions have been diagnosed with celiac disease, but around just as many are unaware that they have it, a Mayo Clinic-led analysis of the condition’s prevalence has found. Meanwhile, 1.6 million people in the United States are on a gluten-free diet even though they haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease, according to the study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. This suggests more people are indifferent about diagnosis and becoming more concerned about how food makes them feel.


The Unreported Reason Why Children's Cavities Are On The Rise
August 2, 2012 | Prevention | R.Nagel
Children's cavities are on the rise, and children today who have cavities are requiring more expensive and extensive dental surgery to hide the problems of dental decay.


Study Confirms Fluoridated Water Affects IQ and Neurobehavioral Development in Children
August 1, 2012 | Toxins | M.Torres
Although fluoride has been proven to cause neurotoxicity in animal models, very little published research has elaborated on acute fluoride poisoning and neurotoxicity in adults and children. A report in a peer-reviewed open access journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to investigate the effects of increased fluoride exposure and delayed neurobehavioral development.


Excess Maternal Iodine Linked to Thyroid Problems in Newborns
August 1, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Obtaining your iodine from natural sources in food is essential to overall health. However, over supplementation with iodine during pregnancy could lead to the development of congenital hypothyroidism in newborns, according new clinical case data.


Consuming Large Amounts of This Mineral Reduces Cancer Risk By 67 Percent
August 1, 2012 | Antioxidants | P.Bee
Who would have thought that the earth beneath our feet could be to blame for health woes ranging from heart disease to thyroid problems to cancer? Yet that’s the view of some experts who say levels of selenium, a mineral essential for good health, are so low in soil in Europe that it’s affecting the food chain, diets and, ultimately, the risk of disease.



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