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More evidence links pesticides to hyperactivity
August 30, 2010 – 1:00 pm | No Comment
More evidence links pesticides to hyperactivity

A growing body of evidence is suggesting that exposure to organophosphate pesticides is a prime cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. The findings are considered plausible to many experts because the pesticides are designed …

Chronic fatigue syndrome ‘may be caused by mouse-related virus’
August 30, 2010 – 12:55 pm | No Comment
Chronic fatigue syndrome ‘may be caused by mouse-related virus’

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by a rare mouse-related virus, new research suggests.
Scientists found evidence of murine leukaemia virus – known to cause cancer in mice – in 86 per cent of chronic fatigue …

Teens carry 30 per cent more BPA than rest of population
August 30, 2010 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Teens carry 30 per cent more BPA than rest of population

Teenagers may carry the highest levels of bisphenol A – about 30 per cent more than the rest of the population, according to the first national survey about the compound conducted by Statistics Canada, …

Topical honey application works better then acyclovir for the treatment of recurrent herpes simplex lesions.
August 24, 2010 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
Topical honey application works better then acyclovir for the treatment of recurrent herpes simplex lesions.

For labial herpes, the mean duration of attacks and pain, occurrence of crusting, and mean healing time with honey treatment were 35%, 39%, 28% and 43% better, respectively, than with acyclovir treatment. For genital herpes, …

ADHD Could Be Misdiagnosed In Nearly 1 Million US Kids
August 24, 2010 – 12:32 pm | No Comment
ADHD Could Be Misdiagnosed In Nearly 1 Million US Kids

Two studies published recently suggest there could be something wrong with the way ADHD is diagnosed in young children in the US, one found that nearly 1 million kids are potentially misdiagnosed just because they …

GMO Crop Sabotage on the Rise
August 24, 2010 – 12:27 pm | No Comment
GMO Crop Sabotage on the Rise

While America frets the slick onslaught of GM (genetically modified) crops, the rest of world is taking action even at the risk of defying authorities and facing prison. To countries like France, Spain, and India, …

Estrogen-only therapy may not up lung cancer deaths
August 16, 2010 – 12:40 pm | One Comment
Estrogen-only therapy may not up lung cancer deaths

Women who use estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy don’t appear to be at increased risk of dying from lung cancer.
That’s according to a new analysis of earlier data from postmenopausal women who had had their …

Extremely Resistant Superbug Is Spreading Internationally
August 16, 2010 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
Extremely Resistant Superbug Is Spreading Internationally

A new superbug that makes an enzyme called NDM-1 which probably travelled back to the UK in patients who went over to India and Pakistan for surgical treatments has entered UK hospitals, experts say. This …

Chinese powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts.
August 16, 2010 – 12:12 pm | One Comment
Chinese powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts.

China’s government is investigating reports that a brand of powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts.
It is being alleged that hormone-tainted milk from Synutra International caused several cases of premature puberty in Hubei province.
The …

Our children aren’t sleeping and we’re medicating them
August 10, 2010 – 7:31 pm | 7 Comments
Our children aren’t sleeping and we’re medicating them

A new survey of child psychiatrists indicates that insomnia is a major problem among children in mental health treatment and at least a quarter of these patients are given sleep medication. The results of the …