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Russia Suspends Import and Use of American GM Corn After Study Revealed Cancer Risk
September 28, 2012 – 8:26 am | No Comment
Russia Suspends Import and Use of American GM Corn After Study Revealed Cancer Risk

The European Food Safety Authority orders review in to the research, conducted at a French university
Russia’s decision could be followed by other nations
Experts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full …

Benefits of Drinking Coffee
September 28, 2012 – 8:20 am | No Comment
Benefits of Drinking Coffee

For years, physicians have been warning about the negative health effects of drinking coffee. You may have been told that coffee will raise your blood pressure, lead to heart disease, give you an ulcer or …

Can Ginger Beat Out The Multi-Billion Dollar Acid Blockers?
September 28, 2012 – 8:15 am | No Comment
Can Ginger Beat Out The Multi-Billion Dollar Acid Blockers?

Did you know that the multi-billion drug category known as “acid blockers,” despite being used by millions around the world daily, may not work as well as the humble ginger plant in relieving symptoms of …

Prescription Painkillers Kill More Americans Than Heroin & Cocaine Combined
September 25, 2012 – 12:05 pm | No Comment
Prescription Painkillers Kill More Americans Than Heroin & Cocaine Combined

According to a new report from Brandeis University, prescription painkillers — opioid or narcotic pain relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone — are now responsible for more fatal overdoses in the U.S. …

Birth Control Pills Affect Women’s Taste in Men
September 24, 2012 – 7:33 pm | No Comment
Birth Control Pills Affect Women’s Taste in Men

This year 2.25 million Americans will get married—and a million will get divorced. Could birth control be to blame for some of these breakups? Recent research suggests that the contraceptive pill—which prevents women from ovulating …

New SARS-Like Virus Found, Man Critically Ill in UK
September 24, 2012 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
New SARS-Like Virus Found, Man Critically Ill in UK

A Qatari man struck down with a previously unknown virus related to the deadly SARS infection and the common cold is critically ill in hospital in Britain, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.
The U.N. …

Feds May Acknowledge Ground Zero Cancer Link
September 24, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment
Feds May Acknowledge Ground Zero Cancer Link

The federal government may formally acknowledge that Ground Zero first responders and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods could have gotten cancer as a result of their exposure to toxic dust following the Sept. 11 terror …

Common Cat Parasite Linked to Personality Changes in Humans
September 24, 2012 – 12:38 pm | No Comment
Common Cat Parasite Linked to Personality Changes in Humans

The cat parasite linked to an increase in suicide attempts in infected woman can also cause changes in personality and behavior, according to research.
Toxoplasma gondii, or T. gondii, is a protozoa that typically infects cats, but can make …

Nearly One in 10 Children Get Asthma ‘Because They Live Near a Busy Road’
September 24, 2012 – 12:20 pm | No Comment
Nearly One in 10 Children Get Asthma ‘Because They Live Near a Busy Road’

Nearly one in 10 children with asthma get the life-threatening illness because they live near a busy road, according to a new study.
Researchers found young sufferers living near traffic laden streets are also more likely …

French Study Finds Tumors and Organ Damage in Rats Fed Monsanto Corn
September 24, 2012 – 11:09 am | No Comment
French Study Finds Tumors and Organ Damage in Rats Fed Monsanto Corn

France’s government on Wednesday asked a health watchdog to carry out a probe, possibly leading to EU suspension of a genetically-modified corn, after a study in rats linked the grain to cancer.
Agriculture Minister Stephane Le …