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I Don’t Need a War to Fight my Cancer. I Need Empowering as a Patient
December 31, 2009 – 4:31 pm | One Comment
I Don’t Need a War to Fight my Cancer. I Need Empowering as a Patient

Using the martial metaphor for something as complex as cancer makes the disease ripe for political and financial exploitation
Mike Marqusee
Obituaries routinely inform us that so-and-so has died “after a brave battle against cancer”. Of course, …

Veterans Say Marijuana Works Best for PTSD
December 31, 2009 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
Veterans Say Marijuana Works Best for PTSD

by Kurt A. Gardinier
It is unfortunately quite common for members of our military to return from the battlefield suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Charlie,” who asked the news service AlterNet not to use his …

Ukraine Fatalities Spike to 698 – One Day Total 23
December 31, 2009 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

3,722,314 Influenza/ARI
210,136 Hospital
698 Dead

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Severity of H1N1 Influenza Linked to Presence of Streptococcus Pneumoniae
December 31, 2009 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
Severity of H1N1 Influenza Linked to Presence of Streptococcus Pneumoniae

The presence of the Streptococcus pneumoniae in samples that can be easily obtained in clinics and emergency rooms may predict risk of severe disease in H1N1 pandemic influenza.
Reports that H1N1 pandemic influenza in Argentina was …

Pomegranate Lotion Offers New Hope in War on Superbugs
December 31, 2009 – 1:28 pm | No Comment
Pomegranate Lotion Offers New Hope in War on Superbugs

By Daniel Martin
The secret to beating the superbug MRSA could be found in the pomegranate.
Scientists have created an ointment that tackles drug-resistant infections by harnessing chemicals that are contained in the fruit’s rind.
They found that …

How Your Diet is Aging You
December 31, 2009 – 1:24 pm | 2 Comments
How Your Diet is Aging You

Andrea Pennington M.D.
oI can tell what my three-year-old daughter has been snacking on because it’s visible all over her precious face. Would you be surprised to learn that the telltale signs of what you have …

With DNA Testing, Students Reveal What’s What in Their Neighborhood — And New Evidence of Food Fraud
December 31, 2009 – 1:06 pm | No Comment
With DNA Testing, Students Reveal What’s What in Their Neighborhood — And New Evidence of Food Fraud

Two New York City high school students exploring their homes using the latest high-tech DNA analysis techniques were astonished to discover a veritable zoo of 95 animal species surrounding them, in everything from fridges to …

Melanoma and Parkinson’s — New Evidence Makes a Surprising Connection
December 31, 2009 – 11:26 am | No Comment
Melanoma and Parkinson’s — New Evidence Makes a Surprising Connection

Family History of Melanoma Boosts Risk for Parkinson’s Disease
Xiang Gao, MD, PhD
Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and Parkinson’s disease may seem an unlikely pairing, but researchers have found a strong link between …

Toxic Burden: Women Put 515 Chemicals on Their Faces Every Day
December 30, 2009 – 6:56 pm | 3 Comments
Toxic Burden: Women Put 515 Chemicals on Their Faces Every Day

(NaturalNews) A study published by Bionsen, a company in the United Kingdom that sells aluminum-free body products, found that the average woman applies 515 chemicals to her face a day. Makeup, perfumes, lotions, mascara, and …

FDA Expands Tylenol Recall
December 30, 2009 – 6:21 pm | No Comment
FDA Expands Tylenol Recall

McNeil Consumer Healthcare and FDA notified consumers that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include all available product lots of TYLENOL Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles, with the distinctive red EZ-OPEN CAP.
Consumers who …