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VA Doctors Prohibited From Prescribing Medical Pot
March 31, 2010 – 11:50 pm | No Comment
VA Doctors Prohibited From Prescribing Medical Pot

When Paul Culkin came home to New Mexico after serving with an Army bomb squad in Iraq, he tried counseling and medications offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to cope with his post traumatic …

Prostate drug dutasteride ‘may cut cancer risk’
March 31, 2010 – 11:46 pm | No Comment
Prostate drug dutasteride ‘may cut cancer risk’

A drug already used in men with enlarged prostates seems to cut the risk of prostate cancer developing, a large international study has shown.
A four-year trial in more than 6,500 men found those who took …

Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhoea
March 31, 2010 – 11:41 pm | No Comment
Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhoea

The growing resistance to antibiotics threatens to make gonorrhoea extremely difficult to treat, a Health Protection Agency official has warned.
Current drugs are still effective but signs of emerging resistance mean treatments may soon need to …

Scientists in sleeping sickness ‘breakthrough’
March 31, 2010 – 11:37 pm | No Comment
Scientists in sleeping sickness ‘breakthrough’

Scientists say they have identified a potential treatment for sleeping sickness, a killer disease that infects about 60,000 people in Africa a year.
British and Canadian experts say drugs could attack an enzyme the parasite causing …

FDA suppressed scan safety fears, staffer says
March 31, 2010 – 11:32 pm | 5 Comments
FDA suppressed scan safety fears, staffer says

A former Food and Drug Administration scientist said Tuesday his job was eliminated after he raised concerns about the risks of radiation exposure from high-grade medical scanning.
Dr. Julian Nicholas told an audience of imaging …

GM crops cause liver and kidney damage
March 31, 2010 – 11:26 pm | No Comment
GM crops cause liver and kidney damage

(NaturalNews) A report published in the International Journal of Microbiology has verified once again that Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) crops are causing severe health problems. A legal challenge issued against Monsanto forced the multi-national agriculture …

Federal Judge Rules Against Patents On Human Genes
March 31, 2010 – 11:22 pm | No Comment
Federal Judge Rules Against Patents On Human Genes

By Scott Hensley
In a decision that shakes the legal foundation for much of the biotech industry, a federal judge has ruled many of a Utah company’s patents on a gene test for breast and ovarian …

Pharma Planning to Dump Experimental and Controversial Vaccines in Public Schools
March 31, 2010 – 11:18 pm | No Comment
Pharma Planning to Dump Experimental and Controversial Vaccines in Public Schools

(NaturalNews) The golden calf of public health was smashed in this recent flu season as many in the United States outright rejected the H1N1 vaccine. Pharmaceutical companies are now holding the bag, as millions of …

The other side of statins: They’ve saved countless lives – but now doctors fear for some, the side effects could be devastating
March 31, 2010 – 10:20 am | No Comment
The other side of statins: They’ve saved countless lives – but now doctors fear for some, the side effects could be devastating

By Jo Waters
Smallholder Paul Rhoades was counting his sheep – as he did every day – when he stopped, unable to focus or remember what he was doing. ‘I couldn’t remember which sheep I’d counted …

Researchers discover papaya is effective against breast, pancreas and other cancers
March 31, 2010 – 10:14 am | No Comment
Researchers discover papaya is effective against breast, pancreas and other cancers

(NaturalNews) Originally native to southern Mexico and now cultivated in many tropical countries (including Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam and Sri Lanka), the papaya plant has been touted by traditional healers for centuries as …