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Cancer-Causing Flame Retardants Remain in Homes Years After Being Banned
November 29, 2012 – 3:52 pm | No Comment
Cancer-Causing Flame Retardants Remain in Homes Years After Being Banned

 Chemicals designed to slow household fires continue to be found in worrying quantities in US homes, long after some of them have been banned because of suspected links to cancer and other conditions.

The most controversial chemicals …

Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk
November 29, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment
Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk

There have been several studies over the years that established a link between aspartame consumption and cancer risk. But, these studies were frequently criticized as being too small, only capturing a short period of time, and otherwise …

Calcium in Vegetables
November 29, 2012 – 2:59 pm | No Comment
Calcium in Vegetables

You may be surprised to learn that there is enough calcium in vegetables to supply all of your daily calcium requirements. The advertising industry has led us all to believe that cow’s milk is the …

Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
November 29, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

The scents which permeate our health spas from aromatic essential oils may provide more benefits than just a sense of rest and well-being.
For according to a new study(1) in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the …

A Dose of ‘Good’ Bacteria Could Help Your Sinus Problems
November 19, 2012 – 11:02 am | No Comment
A Dose of ‘Good’ Bacteria Could Help Your Sinus Problems

Some chronic sinus problems may be caused by a depletion of “good” bacteria and the presence of “bad” bacteria in the sinuses, a new study says.
The findings suggest adding back some of these good bacteria …

5 Health Problems Linked to Energy Drinks
November 19, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment
5 Health Problems Linked to Energy Drinks

Concerns over the potentially harmful effects of energy drinks, especially when they’re combined with alcohol, have been growing in recent years.
A story in the New York Times today (Nov. 15) added to that concern, noting that the …

Big Rise in Diabetes, Especially Down South
November 19, 2012 – 10:50 am | No Comment
Big Rise in Diabetes, Especially Down South

A breakdown of U.S. diabetes cases shows dramatic increases in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes overall between 1995 and 2010, with especially sharp increases among people in the South and in Appalachian states.
According …

Food Sickens Millions as Company-Paid Checks Find It Safe
November 19, 2012 – 10:41 am | No Comment
Food Sickens Millions as Company-Paid Checks Find It Safe

William Beach loved cantaloupe — so much so that starting in June last year he ate it almost every day. By August, the 87-year-old retired tractor mechanic from Mustang, Oklahoma, was complaining to his family …

F.D.A. Finds Safety Problems at Company Supplying Drugs
November 13, 2012 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
F.D.A. Finds Safety Problems at Company Supplying Drugs

A federal inspection has turned up a long list of unsanitary conditions and unsafe practices at Ameridose, a drug supplier with some of the same owners as the pharmacy whose tainted steroid caused a nationwide outbreak of …

Study: Alcohol Associated With Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
November 13, 2012 – 1:08 pm | No Comment
Study: Alcohol Associated With Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Most people are aware of the adverse health effects drinking too much alcohol can have on the body and mind. Over consumption can damage the liver, the stomach, and lead to excess weight gain. It …