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Curry powder 'could make chemotherapy more effective'
dailymail.co.uk - 9-30-10
A common ingredient in curry could help target and destroy chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells, scientists said today.
This could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and also help prevent the disease from returning.
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Eating nuts lowers cholesterol
naturalnews.com - 9-30-10
Making nuts a regular part of your diet may help lower your cholesterol, according to a study conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine
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Think your exposure to BPA is minimal and harmless? Think again
naturalnews.com - 9-30-10
Some recent reports about the dangers of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) insist that people not worry because overall exposure is limited, they say. But a new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives says otherwise, estimating that the average person is exposed to at least eight times the daily amount of BPA that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers "safe".
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Age related hearing loss halted with folate nutrient
naturalnews.com - 9-30-10
Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder in the United States, and more than 36 million Americans have lost some of their hearing. Mostly, hearing loss is blamed on getting older. But evidence is accumulating that the real culprit could be a lack of B vitamins -- especially folate.
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Breast cancer mastectomies averted with hormonal therapy
usatoday.com - 9-30-10
Treating certain breast cancer patients with hormonal therapies before surgery can shrink tumors and allow some to avoid mastectomy, new research shows.
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Smog may add to diabetes risk
usatoday.com - 9-30-10
How smoggy your city is might affect your chances of developing diabetes, research published today shows.
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Stop using baby sleep positioners, safety groups warn
chicagotribune.com - 9-30-10
Baby sleep positioners, a popular product for safety-conscious parents, were supposed to save lives by keeping infants from rolling onto their stomachs.
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ADHD Is A Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Scientists Reveal
medicalnewstoday.com - 9-30-10
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, is a genetic condition, say scientists who have provided compelling evidence. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in the latest issue of The Lancet. The researchers, from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology, Cardiff University, Wales, UK, conclude in their article that ADHD is a brain development disorder.
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One in five plant species face extinction
guardian.co.uk - 9-29-10
One in five of the world's plant species - the basis of all life on earth - are at risk of extinction, according to a landmark study published today.
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Sleep deprived: Work worries keep three-quarters of Britons awake at night
dailymail.co.uk - 9-29-10
It can be harder than you think to switch off after a long day at the office.
Nearly three-quarters of Britons regularly struggle to sleep because of work worries, a survey has found.
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Repeat imaging in kids with cancer: a balancing act
reuters.com - 9-29-10
The imaging tests widely used in children's cancer treatment can expose some kids to potentially concerning levels of radiation, according to a study published Monday.
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Viagra linked to hearing loss
naturalnews.com - 9-29-10
Erectile dysfunction drugs such as viagra appear to double the risk of long-term hearing loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and published in the journal Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.
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Social media addiction can ruin your health
naturalnews.com - 9-29-10
Constantly updating your Facebook status, Twittering your every move and spying on your friends, relatives and coworkers who are doing the same things, can increase stress levels, ruin sleep patterns and even degrade meaningful personal relationships, according to a new study out of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HUST). Social media can so quickly become an addiction, say scientists, that it is literally ruining people's lives, both in terms of health and relationship.
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Using ultrasounds to determine gestational age could result in baby's death
naturalnews.com - 9-29-10
Ultrasounds can be a great way to monitor the development of an unborn baby, but improper use of them could have potentially fatal outcomes for the child. A new study out of Sweden has found that using ultrasounds alone to determine the gestational age of a baby girl could cause her to unnecessarily be born post-term, which in some cases can lead to death.
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Dogs drive fitness in new Power of Pets programs
usatoday.com - 9-29-10
Looking for a reliable fitness partner who can't say no?
A national fitness program to be announced today by Mars Petcare suggests looking no further than the family pooch. The Power of Pets, which aims to get families and pets walking and playing together, makes its debut next month at YMCAs in five cities: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Nashville; and Portland, Ore.
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Midlife crisis 'begins in 30s' a survey by Relate shows
bbc.co.uk - 9-29-10
Work and relationship pressures make the mid-30s the start of many British people's unhappiest decade, a survey suggests.
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Natural Preventions (Men)
physician.com - 9-28-10
As in most pharmaceutical advertisements, this article will start off with a product that can fix an occurring ailment, but this article is unique, in that it lacks the end-of-commercial-blitzkrieg of confusing side effects crammed in you ear. With the recent emergence of natural remedies, studies have shown that in order to effectively prevent or cure an ailment; organic is the best.
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Anger Increases Pain in Women
webmd.com - 9-28-10
Negative emotions such as anger and sadness increase pain in women who suffer from fibromyalgia and in those who don't, according to a new study.
Researchers in the Netherlands conducted experiments on a total of 121 women, 62 with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, and 59 who don't have the disorder.
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Exercising at home may prevent falls and fractures in elderly: research
telegraph.co.uk - 9-28-10
Research has found that elderly women who completed a programme of home exercise were stronger, were somewhat less likely to suffer broken bones and were less likely to die over the next seven years.
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Diabetes risk may fall as magnesium intake climbs
reuters.com - 9-28-10
People who consumed the most magnesium in foods and from vitamin supplements were about half as likely to develop diabetes over the next 20 years as people who took in the least magnesium, Dr. Ka He of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues found.
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New hope for liver disease: curcumin in tumeric spice fights liver damage and cirrhosis
naturalnews.com - 9-28-10
For countless centuries, turmeric has been used not only as a spice but as a healing aid in traditional Asian medicine. For example, historically it has been consumed to help gastrointestinal problems, arthritic pain, and a lack of energy. And in recent years, scientists have documented that tumeric and the natural compound it contains called curcumin may protect and heal due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties.
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Smoking link to ectopic pregnancy
bbc.co.uk - 9-28-10
A chemical in cigarette smoke has been found to cause a reaction which can lead to ectopic pregnancies, according to Edinburgh scientists.
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Breastfeeding 'prevents baby infections,' research suggests
bbc.co.uk - 9-28-10
Exclusive breastfeeding for six months wards off baby infections, further evidence suggests.
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Could magnet on head turn you from right to left-handed?
dailymail.co.uk - 9-28-10
Placing a magnet on your head can temporarily turn you from a right-hander to a left-handed person, a new study suggests.
In an extraordinary experiment researchers used a powerful magnetic field to temporarily confuse the brains of volunteers and change their hand preferences.
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Want to improve your mood? Try vitamin C
naturalnews.com - 9-27-10
The known benefits of taking vitamin C now include mood improvement, according to a new study by researchers from Montreal's Jewish General Hospital (JGH). In a double-blind clinical trial, patients at the hospital experienced a significant and rapid improvement in their moods shortly after taking vitamin C.
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Temper Tantrum Tamers
physician.com - 9-27-10
Many children exhibit bad behavior beginning at around age two. This is a very normal part of growing up as at this age, a child begins to want to become more independent. They realize that they are their own person and not just a part of you and seek ways to exert that independence. Many children at this age start to throw a temper tantrum every time they do not get their own way.
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Scientists discover how to 'switch off' pain of migraines
telegraph.co.uk - 9-27-10
The "once in a generation" finding could allow scientists to create a new generation of drugs that can simply turn down up the theshold at which the body fells pain.
The international study, including scientists at Oxford University, found that a gene called TRESK appears to be fundamental in causing migraines.
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Some are leery of this year's flu shots
usatoday.com - 9-27-10
In the wake of last year's swine flu pandemic, this year's standard flu shot includes the H1N1 vaccine. That has caused concern for at least some people getting the shots, pharmacists here say.
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Study shows celiac disease can develop later in life
usatoday.com - 9-27-10
Celiac disease, an autoimmune illness affecting about one in 133 Americans, is showing an increasing presence among the elderly, says a study released today.
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Watercress - the garnish that fights breast cancer
dailymail.co.uk - 9-26-10
Watercress is often placed to the side of a plate as a decorative garnish, but it has been revered for its health properties for centuries.
The father of medicine, Hippocrates, is believed to have located his first hospital close to a freshwater stream to have a ready supply of the plant, while 17th Century herbalist Culpeper claimed it could cleanse the blood. It was used to 'cure' ailments such as baldness, hiccups and even freckles.
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Depression can be treated with electromagnets (better than drugs)
naturalnews.com - 9-26-10
A therapy known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), which involves inducing electromagnetic fields in the brain, may ease the symptoms of depression in hard-to-treat patients better than antidepressant drugs, researchers have found.
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Obama health care reform imposes 3.8% tax on all income from home sales and home rental income (update 2)
naturalnews.com - 9-26-10
The news about Obama's health care reform just keeps getting worse -- and we only find these things long after the bill has passed, of course. The newest revelation concerns a 3.8% tax on income from home sales and home rentals which will go into effect in 2013. (Note: This story has been updated to clarify who the 3.8% tax impacts, see below.)
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3-D movies hampered by vision problems for some
usatoday.com - 9-26-10
As people crowd into theaters for the latest wave of 3-D movies, everyone seems to be oohing and ahhing over the visual feast provided by Hollywood's improved 3-D technology.
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Tingling in Hands and Feet
webmd.com - 9-25-10
Tingling in the hands, feet, or both is an extremely common and bothersome symptom. Such tingling can sometimes be benign and temporary. For example, it could be the result of sustained pressure on nerves when your arm is crooked under your head as you fall asleep. Or it could be from sustained pressure on nerves when crossing your legs for too long. In either case, the "pins and needles" effect -- which is usually painless -- is soon relieved by removing the pressure that caused it.
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Urban pollution found to raise blood pressure
naturalnews.com - 9-25-10
Exposure to urban pollution may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Dusiburg-Essen in Germany and presented at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society.
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Help end criminalization of vitamin, supplement makers in America
naturalnews.com - 9-25-10
Telling the truth in America is currently illegal... at least as far as food and supplements are concerned. You see, for decades the federal government has suppressed the free speech rights of food and supplement manufacturers, preventing them from telling the truth about how their products improve health and prevent disease -- even when that information is based on peer-reviewed scientific studies published in scientific journals. But right now, three vital pieces of legislation hold the potential to end the era of censorship in America and once again restore freedom of speech to the health
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Could living at high altitude raise suicide risk?
usatoday.com - 9-25-10
For years, researchers have observed that U.S. suicide rates appear to be highest among residents of the so-called "Intermountain West" region of the country. Now, fresh research points to a possible explanation: high altitudes.
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Alert issued on danger supplement
bbc.co.uk - 9-25-10
Food watchdogs have issued an alert after finding that a chemical marketed online as a health supplement was similar to industrial-strength bleach.
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Autism
physician.com - 9-24-10
If I told you that one half of the Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd; the creator of Pokemon, Sathoshi Tajiri; and lead singer of the Top Ten group, the Vines, Craig Nicholls; all suffer from a brain disorder. A brain disorder which make difficult for an individual to communicate or even relate to other human beings. Although, physicians and doctors are still unsure of the precise origin of Autism, studies have revealed the symptoms and their effects.
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Diabetes drug taken by thousands to be pulled from market over safety fears
telegraph.co.uk - 9-24-10
The European Medicines Agency today recommended that the licence for rosiglitazone, known as Avandia in Britain, should be suspended because the 'benefits no longer outweigh the risks'.
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Study: Human Exposure to BPA 'Grossly Underestimated'
nytimes.com - 9-24-10
Americans are likely to be exposed at higher levels than previously thought to bisphenol A, a compound that mimics hormones important to human development and is found in more than 90 percent of people in the United States, according to new research.
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Senate bill 3767 seeks to put dietary supplement makers in prison for ten years (for telling the truth)
naturalnews.com - 9-24-10
Beware of Senate bill 3767, the so-called Food Safety Accountability Act. This dangerous legislation, if passed, would criminalize nutritional supplement manufacturers who tell the truth about their products or link to published scientific studies describing the biological benefits of their products. Based on language in the bill, health proponents who sell supplements could be criminalized and convicted to ten years in prison.
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HIV Prevalence Remains High Among Gay Men
medpagetoday.com - 9-24-10
In 2008, the prevalence of HIV was 19% among more than 8,000 men who have sex with men (MSM), the CDC reported.
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Touching own injury 'cuts pain'
bbc.co.uk - 9-24-10
There may be a very good reason why people clutch a painful area of their body after receiving an injury, according to a study.
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USA and Mexico Are The Fattest Countries In The World
medicalnewstoday.com - 9-24-10
Thirty percent of Mexican adults are obese as are 28% of Americans, the two fattest nations in the world, according to a book just published by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). OECD obesity rates have risen from well below 10% before 1980 to at least double that amount in most countries, and triple in others. Obesity has climbed up to the top of the public health policy agenda globally, says the OECD. In nearly half of all OECD countries over half the population is overweight or obese.
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Examiner Editorial: Obamacare is even worse than critics thought
washingtonexaminer.com - 9-23-10
Six months ago, President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rammed Obamacare down the throats of an unwilling American public. Half a year removed from the unprecedented legislative chicanery and backroom dealing that characterized the bill's passage, we know much more about the bill than we did then. A few of the revelations:
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Drugs to treat nausea and vomiting 'increase risk of clots'
telegraph.co.uk - 9-23-10
Hundreds of thousands of people in England take the new atypical antipsychotics, mainly for schizophrenia, but they are also used to treat common complaints like nausea, vomiting and vertigo.
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New superbug that is spread by farm animals: Doctors raise concern over worrying resistance to antibiotics
dailymail.co.uk - 9-23-10
Superbug versions of common food poisoning bacteria have been found in farm animals across Britain, government scientists warn.
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Babies given pneumococcal vaccination risk infection with serious drug resistant respiratory disease
naturalnews.com - 9-23-10
We've all heard the arguments, supposed solid evidence and near hysteria about the importance of vaccinating children to protect them from diseases. Unfortunately, not only are there sometimes serious side effects associated with many vaccinations (http://www.naturalnews.com/vaccines...) but now it turns out that infants who receive vaccinations to protect them from ear infection and sinusitis are more likely to come down with what can be a dangerous form of an antibiotic-resistant infection.
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Anti-anxiety drugs still being widely prescribed despite risks of long-term use
naturalnews.com - 9-23-10
Anti-anxiety medications intended for short-term use only are still being prescribed for the long-term, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of British Columbia and published in the journal Health Policy.
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This low-sugar fruit cuts your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure
naturalnews.com - 9-23-10
Two new studies add to the growing body of research about the many health benefits of consuming blueberries. Researchers from Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) have found that blueberries help to prevent obesity-related insulin resistance, which leads to type 2 diabetes, while researchers from Oklahoma State University (OSU) have found similar success in using blueberries to prevent hypertension.
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Consumers demand labeling of GM salmon, if approved
naturalnews.com - 9-23-10
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently held a hearing during which an advisory panel listened to arguments from both sides of the debate concerning the approval of genetically modified (GM) salmon. Massive outcry from consumers, farmers and consumer advocacy groups stalled the FDA's immediate decision in the matter, but opponents of the Frankenfish are now demanding that, if approved later, the FDA will at least require transparent GM labeling.
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Experimental heart procedure helps those too frail for surgery
usatoday.com - 9-23-10
Fixing a diseased aortic heart valve with an implant set in place using a method much like angioplasty sharply improved survival in patients too sick for surgery, a new study shows.
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PPI drugs raise risk of spine fractures
naturalnews.com - 9-22-10
The popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are being taken for far too long and are exposing their users to an increased risk of wrist, hip and spine fractures, the FDA has warned.
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Ginger May Soothe Aching Muscles
webmd.com - 9-22-10
Ginger's soothing properties may not be limited to the stomach. A new study shows that ginger may also be an effective pain reliever for sore muscles.
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FDA panel says not enough evidence to verify safety of genetically modified salmon
naturalnews.com - 9-22-10
Following a review from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel this past weekend, AquaBounty Technologies, a Mass.-based biotechnology company, has been denied approval for its genetically modified (GM) salmon "AquAdvantage" that grows twice as fast as natural salmon. The FDA panel said the available data on the fish is insufficient to prove it is safe, and that the decision will have to be made at a later date.
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Warning: Bisphosphonate drugs to prevent osteoporosis double the risk of esophageal cancer
naturalnews.com - 9-22-10
In a series of television commercials, actress Sally Fields has long promoted the drug Boniva as a wonderful and super easy way to treat and prevent the bone robbing disease known as osteoporosis. Just pop a pill once a month and stay strong, youthful and energetic like Sally, the ads imply. The trouble is, Boniva and other drugs in the class of medications known as oral bisphosphonates not only have a host of side effects, including heartburn and diarrhea and constipation, now scientists have found out these medications can be deadly. Research just published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows the drugs double the risk of esophageal cancer.
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Obesity's yearly costs: $4,879 for a woman, $2,646 for a man
usatoday.com - 9-22-10
Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, especially for women.
Doctors have long known that medical bills are higher for the obese, but that's only a portion of the real-life costs.
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Getting enough vitamin D may require more than just sunlight exposure
naturalnews.com - 9-21-10
Regularly exposing your skin to natural sunlight is arguably the best way to maintain optimal levels of vitamin D. But according to researchers from the Arizona Cancer Center (ACC), not everyone gets enough vitamin D from the sun, which means they may need to supplement in order to maintain optimal levels.
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Groundbreaking study shows Roundup link to birth defects
gmo-free-regions.org - 9-21-10
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world's best-selling weedkiller Roundup, causes malformations in frog and chicken embryos at doses far lower than those used in agricultural spraying and well below maximum residue levels in products presently approved in the European Union. This is reported in research (1) published by a group around Professor Andres Carrasco, director of the Laboratory of Molecular Embryology at the University of Buenos Aires Medical School and member of Argentina's National Council of Scientific and Technical Research.
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Big Pharma Scores Big Win: Medicinal Herbs Will Disappear in EU
gaia-health.com - 9-21-10
It's almost a done deal. We are about to see herbal preparations disappear, and the ability of herbalists to prescribe them will also be lost.
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Farmer, consumer outcry helping to stop passage of draconian 'food safety' bill
naturalnews.com - 9-21-10
Advocates of Senate Bill 510 (S.510) -- also known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act -- are lamenting the delayed passage of the sweeping legislation that many say threatens American food freedom. According to reports, opposition from the public, local farmers and some members of Congress could delay a vote on the bill until November -- and may even kill it completely.
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News coverage about a flawed omega-3 study reveals truth about media's inaccurate health reporting
naturalnews.com - 9-21-10
Scientists have conducted numerous studies (http://www.naturalnews.com/omega-3.html) over the past decade showing the remarkable health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids -- the kind of "good" fat found in cold water fish like salmon and some plant foods such as walnuts. Recently, Dutch researchers published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine which involved adding a small amount of marine source omega-3s to the diets of heart patients. Instead of actually reporting the details of this study and placing the findings in the context of previous scientific research, the mainstream media went, predictably, for the easy headline.
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Heart Failure Risk Drops for Active Workers
medpagetoday.com - 9-21-10
People who get at least a moderate amount of physical activity on the job or during their spare time appear to have a reduced risk of developing heart failure, researchers found.
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Seagulls 'may be spreading superbugs'
bbc.co.uk - 9-21-10
Scientists fear migratory birds may be spreading hard-to-treat infections after discovering seagulls can carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Dementia costs hit $604 billion in 2010
reuters.com - 9-21-10
The worldwide costs of dementia will reach $604 billion in 2010, more than one percent of global GDP output, and those costs will soar as the number of sufferers triples by 2050, according to a report on Tuesday.
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Obese Unlikely to Get Heart Transplants
abcnews.go.com - 9-20-10
Morbidly obese patients with advanced heart failure rarely lose enough weight to qualify for heart transplantation, making ventricular assist devices destination therapy for many of them, researchers said.
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Travellers spreading resistant superbugs
smh.com.au - 9-20-10
OVERSEAS travel is emerging as an important factor behind the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, as holidaymakers, particularly to India and other parts of Asia, become colonised with foodborne bacteria.
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Lice: Any kid can get 'em, so comb early, comb often
usatoday.com - 9-20-10
They're the ultimate creepy crawler. Creatures that truly give people the willies. And they're apt to make you feel unclean, or maybe even a bad parent (neither of which, experts say, is valid).
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Complex Cases On the Rise in Pediatric Wards
medpagetoday.com - 9-20-10
Hospital admissions for children with complex chronic conditions are on the rise, two national retrospective studies found.
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Virus 'link' to childhood obesity
bbc.co.uk - 9-20-10
A virus which causes respiratory infections has been linked to childhood obesity, in a study that is likely to reignite a controversial debate.
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HFSA: Fish Oil Benefits Early Heart Failure
medpagetoday.com - 9-19-10
Patients with early-stage nonischemic cardiomyopathy derived significant functional and echocardiographic benefits from the addition of omega-3 fatty acids to optimized medical therapy, results of a randomized clinical trial showed.
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Mexico bans sodas, fried foods and junk food from public school (while the USA does nothing)
naturalnews.com - 9-19-10
The Mexican government is moving forward with plans to ban all junk foods from public school by the start of the coming school year, officials have announced.
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American workers switch from cocaine to prescription opiates as drug of choice
naturalnews.com - 9-19-10
When most people hear reports about illicit drug use at work, they probably assume they are talking about things like marijuana and cocaine. But a new report shows that most of today's workers and job applicants have ditched the street drugs and now take prescription pain pills instead -- and these pills are causing more accident-related injuries and deaths than ever.
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Prostate Screening Fails to Cut Cancer Deaths, Study Says
bloomberg.com - 9-18-10
Screening men for prostate cancer saves few lives and comes at the risk of unnecessary treatments, a study found.
The routinely used PSA blood test didn't reduce the number of cancers or overall deaths, according to a review published today in the British Medical Journal of more than 380,000 men who participated in previous studies.
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Drug recalls surge
money.cnn.com - 9-18-10
Recalls of prescription and over the counter drugs are surging, raising questions about the quality of drug manufacturing in the United States.
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Skin whitening creams found to contain toxic mercury
naturalnews.com - 9-18-10
In violation of federal law, skin-whitening creams are still being widely made containing the neurotoxic metal mercury, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune.
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Popular Asian spice can cure Alzheimer's disease
naturalnews.com - 9-18-10
Nature is full of various herbs and spices that protect against disease and even treat and cure it. And according to Chris Kilham, an ethnobotanist and Fox News' "Medicine Hunter", turmeric root -- also known in its extract form as curcumin -- is one such powerful spice that appears to both prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease and even cure it.
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Not into sex? Many women have low libido, few get help
usatoday.com - 9-18-10
Women are getting all hot and bothered - about the fact that they're not interested in sex.
Low libido is the most common sexual health issue among women, affecting 38.7% of them, according to a PRESIDE (Prevalence of Female Sexual Problems Associated with Distress and Determinants of Treatment Seeking) study in 2006. While no FDA-approved medication can treat the condition, health experts say some promising drugs are in the pipeline, and alternative therapies can be effective.
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Map of Resting Brain May Be Key to CNS Diagnosis
medpagetoday.com - 9-18-10
Energized this week by $40 million in research grants, hundreds of brain researchers are meeting here this weekend to share insights from an arcane field that quickly is becoming one of the holy grails of neuroscience: mapping the complete wiring diagram of the living human brain at rest.
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"H.I.V." Was in Monkeys for Millennia: Why Didn't We Get Sick?
cbsnews.com - 9-18-10
The precursor to H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, may be older than you think. Way older.
According to new research, simian immunodeficiency virus (S.I.V.) has been in monkeys for millennia, potentially putting humans at risk for the last 32,000 years and possibly much longer.
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Small dose of aspirin 'can ward off bowel cancer'
telegraph.co.uk - 9-17-10
A daily 75mg dose - lower than the recommended dose for a child - can provide significant protective effects after just one year, researchers said.
Even people not considered to be at high risk of the disease could benefit from taking the painkiller, they said, regardless of their diet or lifestyle.
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Memory loss is NOT a normal part of ageing, say dementia experts
dailymail.co.uk - 9-17-10
Mild memory lapses experienced by older people are often excused as 'senior moments,' but a new study has found the brain changes that cause the forgetfulness are also responsible for dementia.
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Exercise really does make you clever: Fit children have better memories say experts
dailymail.co.uk - 9-17-10
If you want to boost your child's results at school, you could do a lot worse than ensuring that they do plenty of exercise.
Scientists have already shown that physical activity can make you brainier. But a team in America has used scans to show that an important part of the brain actually grows in children who are fit.
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Pistachios increase levels of antioxidants in the blood
naturalnews.com - 9-17-10
A diet high in pistachios can increase the level of disease-fighting antioxidants in your blood, according to a study conducted by an international researcher team and published in the Journal of Nutrition.
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Vegetable compound may prevent, treat arthritis
naturalnews.com - 9-17-10
Vegetables are storehouses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients that help the body ward off and prevent disease. A recent study out of the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed that one such vegetable compound, known as sulforaphane, actually inhibits the function of the destructive enzymes that cause arthritis.
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Vitamin D proven far better than vaccines at preventing influenza infections
naturalnews.com - 9-17-10
If scientists discovered something that worked better than vaccines at preventing influenza, you'd think they would jump all over it, right? After all, isn't the point to protect children and adults from influenza?If scientists discovered something that worked better than vaccines at preventing influenza, you'd think they would jump all over it, right? After all, isn't the point to protect children and adults from influenza?
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Is this cancer's 'penicillin moment'? Gene targeting drug could herald 'end game' for disease
dailymail.co.uk - 9-16-10
A pill that rapidly shrinks the most deadly of skin tumours has been hailed as the dawn of a new era in cancer treatment.
The finding has been likened to the discovery of penicillin.
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New nuclear imaging technology causes breast cancer
naturalnews.com - 9-16-10
Over and over, women are pushed to have mammograms in order to detect breast cancer. But you rarely hear about the research that shows these tests, which expose breast tissue to radiation, may actually cause breast cancer. For example, as NaturalNews has covered previously, a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) last winter conclusively showed that low-dose radiation from annual mammography screening significantly increases breast cancer risk in women with a genetic or familial predisposition to the disease (http://www.naturalnews.com/027641_m...). But, thankfully, the newest technology such as nuclear-based breast imaging exams must be designed to be safer, right?
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Depressed heart patients 'at risk'
bbc.co.uk - 9-16-10
The combination of depression and coronary heart disease in a patient could be much more deadly than either condition alone, researchers say.
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No evidence for routine prostate screening: study
reuters.com - 9-16-10
Routine prostate cancer screening does not appear to help men live longer, according to a new study that pooled the best available data on the controversial topic.
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Speak no evil: DEA, DOJ stay mum on medical marijuana raids
dailycaller.com - 9-15-10
Despite campaign promises to the contrary, the Department of Justice under President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder hasn't stopped raiding marijuana dispensaries operating in states where sale of the drug is legal for medical purposes. But the DOJ has demonstrated one marked change now that it's under Democratic control: The department has stopped publicizing medical marijuana raids, both by requesting that more cases be sealed under court order and by refusing to distribute press releases.
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Terrifying nightmares 'could be the first sign of Parkinson's disease'
dailymail.co.uk - 9-15-10
Horrifying dreams at night could be one of the first signs of Parkinson's disease, according to scientists.
Those who shout or cry in their sleep could be more likely to develop the condition within the next five years.
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Rigors of Training Influences Thinking on Industry Gifts
medpagetoday.com - 9-15-10
Physicians may be more likely to accept gifts from industry if they feel a sense of entitlement because of the sacrifices they've made, researchers discovered.
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License cannabis sales, expert says
bbc.co.uk - 9-15-10
Policymakers should consider allowing the licensed sale of cannabis for recreational use, says one of the UK's leading researchers of the drug.
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World War II Dutch famine babies' brains 'aging faster'
bbc.co.uk - 9-15-10
People who were still developing in the womb at the time of severe World War II food shortages did worse than others of similar ages at mental tests almost 60 years later, researchers say.
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Suit on Health Care Bill Appears Likely to Advance
nytimes.com - 9-15-10
A federal judge indicated on Tuesday that he would give a green light to a lawsuit filed by elected officials from 20 states who are challenging the constitutionality of the new health care law and its requirement that most individuals obtain medical insurance.
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'One-off' prostate cancer tests backed for 60-year-olds
bbc.co.uk - 9-15-10
A single blood test for all 60-year-old men could pick out the vast majority of those likely to die from prostate cancer, say scientists
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Corn syrup rechristens itself corn sugar
thesunnews.com - 9-15-10
The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten up its image with a new name: corn sugar.
The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans' concerns about health and obesity have sent consumption of high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks but also in bread, cereal and other foods, to a 20-year low.
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Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Rare Fractures
webmd.com - 9-15-10
Popular osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may increase the risk of rare, but painful thigh bone fractures, and their labeling should be updated to reflect this increased risk. That's the conclusion of a 27-person international task force that was convened by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research to study the link between these drugs and the unusual (also called atypical) femur fractures.
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Herbal Supplements Face New Scrutiny
online.wsj.com - 9-14-10
Elderberry extract and acai to boost the immune system. Black cohosh to lessen the discomforts of menopause. Soy capsules to prevent bone loss and prostate cancer.
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New meningitis vaccine could soon be available
telegraph.co.uk - 9-14-10
Data presented by pharmaceutical giant Novartis revealed that a large majority of infants given a new test drug achieved a robust immune response against strains of the disease.
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Swimming in chlorinated pools can lead to cancer: studySwimming in chlorinated pools can lead to cancer: study
breitbart.com - 9-14-10
Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers said on Monday.
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Siberian Rhubarb eases menopause symptoms
naturalnews.com - 9-14-10
Phytoestrogens contained in the Siberian rhubarb plant may help ease the symptoms of menopause, according to a company that markets an extract derived from the plant.
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Simple technique helps paralyzed stroke victims regain motor function
naturalnews.com - 9-14-10
Researchers from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, have discovered a unique new way to help paralyzed stroke victims regain function. A simple dose of magnetic stimulation applied to the brain hemisphere affected by the stroke can significantly help improve motor function.
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Nutrition discovery: black rice rivals blueberries as source of healthful antioxidants
naturalnews.com - 9-14-10
In ancient China, nobles commandeered every grain of a variety of black rice known as "Forbidden Rice" for themselves and forbade the common people from eating it. Now 21st century scientists have discovered that black rice truly is a treasure -- at least when it comes to nutrition. In fact, a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, plus the rice bran has less sugar, more fiber and an abundance of vitamin E.
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Does it matter where cancer patients die? Study says yes
usatoday.com - 9-14-10
In many cases, where cancer patients die may be as important as when they die, at least when it comes to alleviating suffering in patients and the loved ones they leave behind, a new study suggests.
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Stress hormone heart death link
bbc.co.uk - 9-14-10
High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are closely linked to death from cardiovascular disease, a Dutch study suggests.
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Simple blood test may detect Alzheimer's - study
alertnet.org - 9-14-10
A simple blood test could diagnose Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that could give more people a chance to be tested.
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New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states
news.yahoo.com - 9-13-10
An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday.
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Asthma Drug May Help MS Patients
medpagetoday.com - 9-13-10
The bronchodilator albuterol may boost the efficacy of treatment for multiple sclerosis and improve early outcomes, based on results of a small pilot study.
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U.S. Gets High Breastfeeding Marks for Newborns
healthnews.com - 9-13-10
It seems we have the best of intentions, but often lack in follow-through when it comes to breastfeeding our babies. Breastfeeding, a natural and healthy option for newborns, infants, and toddlers can provide not only nourishment but long-term benefits, for both mother and baby. And yet, while many mothers start off with a breastfeeding routine, many migrate to the bottle earlier than is best for the child.
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Without a Defibrillator, Chest Compressions Will Suffice
abcnews.go.com - 9-13-10
Chest compressions prior to defibrillation are just as good as immediate treatment with an electrical defibrillator for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new research study.
In some respects, chest compression may even be better, particularly with regard to one-year survival, Dr. Pascal Meier of the University of Michigan and colleagues reported in BMC.
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Found, the gene that causes short-sight: Now experts say condition could be halted by eye drops
dailymail.co.uk - 9-13-10
A gene that causes shortsightedness has been pinpointed by British scientists, paving the way for eye drops that could make glasses history.
Within just ten years, a drug that prevents short-sightedness or stops it in its tracks could be in widespread use.
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Why all pregnant women should take 4000 IU of vitamin D a day
naturalnews.com - 9-13-10
Mothers who took 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily cut their risk of premature delivery by half, in a study conducted by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver.
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Your next MRI could cost you your life
naturalnews.com - 9-13-10
Patients who undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are often given drug injections to enhance the quality of scan images. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that these drugs will now require a black box warning label--the strongest in the industry--because they can cause a rare, and sometimes fatal, condition known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD).
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GM sugar beet scandal leads to lawsuit against USDA
naturalnews.com - 9-13-10
Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White from California's Northern District Court in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) approval of genetically-modified (GM) sugar beets was unlawful, and that no further plantings were permitted to take place until a proper safety assessment is conducted. Several groups have announced, however, that they are filing a lawsuit against the USDA for violating the court ruling by permitting GM seed producers like Monsanto Co. to plant them anyway.
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Number of older adults treated for substance abuse doubles
usatoday.com - 9-13-10
The number of older adults admitted to substance-abuse treatment facilities has more than doubled since 1992, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Colon cancer cases 'may rise 50%'
bbc.co.uk - 9-12-10
The UK is heading for a 50% increase in the number of new colon cancer cases over the next 30 years, says an international team of scientists.
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Doctors prescribe 'fresh air and farm work' for patients with depression
dailymail.co.uk - 9-11-10
Doctors are prescribing a novel treatment for depression - a day out on a farm.
A scheme in Suffolk encourages patients to work in the outdoors - mucking out pigs, growing vegetables and tinkering with tractors.
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A simple massage could keep you from getting sick
naturalnews.com - 9-11-10
Massages are a great way to release tension and stress and promote relaxation. But a new study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has revealed for the first time that massages also provide a measurable, therapeutic benefit to the immune system as well.
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TV damages health of toddlers
naturalnews.com - 9-11-10
Toddlers who watch television are significantly more likely to have poor health and poor educational performance by age 10, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Montreal and published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
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Scientists astounded: 83-year-old man lives without food, water
naturalnews.com - 9-11-10
Scientists with India's Defense Research and Development Organization claim they have observed 83-year-old yogi Prahlad Jani go without food or water for two weeks. Even more shockingly, Jani claims he has not eaten or drunk anything since some time during World War II.
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Male fish now exhibiting female traits due to toxic chemicals and pharma runoff
naturalnews.com - 9-11-10
More than 80 percent of male bass in the Potomac River on the U.S. Atlantic coast are producing eggs or showing other female traits, the nonprofit Potomac Conservancy has warned, in a call for more research into the causes of intersex fish.
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Vitamin D health warning for the children who shun the sun
telegraph.co.uk - 9-10-10
Casualty departments are dealing with dozens of emergency cases where infants are having seizures as a direct result of not getting enough vitamin D, which is essential for healthy teeth and bones.
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Sleeping pills are not 'candy' and may increase risk of death: researchers
telegraph.co.uk - 9-10-10
Research has found that people taking the drugs are at least a third more likely to die during the 13-year study than those not on them.
One suggested reason for the effect is that sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs affect people's response times, alertness, and co-ordination.
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Muscle cramp drug better at preventing strokes than aspirin, study finds
telegraph.co.uk - 9-10-10
Researchers discovered that the drug reduced the risk of a stroke by a quarter and the risk of dangerous side-effects by a half in patients.
The findings are particularly significant as millions of people take a low dose of aspirin daily, as it is known to reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in people, especially if they have already had one.
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Laser pointers pose eye hazard, doctors say
usatoday.com - 9-11-10
A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes while playing with a laser pointer he'd bought over the Internet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-powered versions are easily available online.
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Music on prescription could alleviate illness
telegraph.co.uk - 9-10-10
Scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University are using sound engineering and psychology to see how music can convey emotion and regulate mood.
The researchers hope to discover how music therapy can be tailored to individual patients to tackle conditions such as depressive illnesses.
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The daily jab that combats diabetes: Treatment also helps patients shed the pounds
dailymail.co.uk - 9-10-10
A daily jab that controls diabetes and fights obesity could be available on the NHS by Christmas.
The injection, called Victoza, has been given the go-ahead by the drugs watchdog, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
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Four cups of coffee a day 'helps women halve their chances of gout'
dailymail.co.uk - 9-10-10
Four cups of coffee a day can more than halve the risk of gout in women, according to researchers.
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Tell the FDA 'NO!' to GMO fish
naturalnews.com - 9-10-10
Consumers may soon have a new "Frankenfood" to contend with as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon decide whether or not to approve genetically-modified (GM) salmon as food. If approved, the GM salmon -- known as AquAdvantage -- will be the first GM animal officially authorized for human consumption in the U.S.
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Much like humans, mushrooms generate vitamin D when exposed to sunlight
naturalnews.com - 9-10-10
Food companies are beginning to capitalize on a little known capability of mushrooms: like humans, they synthesize vitamin D when exposed to ultraviolet radiation like that in sunlight.
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Drugs used in MRI imaging can kill kidney patients, FDA warns
usatoday.com - 9-10-10
Federal health regulators are warning doctors that a class of injectable drugs used in MRI medical imaging scans can cause a rare and sometimes fatal condition in patients with kidney disease.
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30% of overweight Americans think they're in normal range
usatoday.com - 9-10-10
Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds.
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Cost of ageing population 'needs re-calculating'
bbc.co.uk - 9-10-10
The cost of old age on health services in industrialised nations may need to be re-measured, a study suggests.
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Americans Skimp on Fruits and Vegetables
webmd.com - 9-10-10
Americans aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables, the CDC says.
The percentage of Americans eating fruit two or more times every day and vegetables at least three times daily declined slightly compared to a decade ago, before health authorities began to sound the alarm about the nation's obesity epidemic.
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A helping hand: Doing a good deed every day can do you the world of good
dailymail.co.uk - 9-9-10
Doing good deeds for others can actually improve your health, scientists claim.
People who carry out charity work and other good deeds, such as helping with a neighbour's gardening, experience less anger and stress and feel more positive and self-confident, a study has found.
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Medical journal papers promoting HRT drugs ghostwritten by major drug company
naturalnews.com - 9-9-10
Increasing numbers of people are becoming aware that the drug industry is fraught with illegitimate studies promoting dangerous drugs, fraudulent marketing tactics and shady conflicts of interest. And a new analysis by researchers out of Georgetown University Medical Center has added more fuel to the fire. According to reports, drug-giant Wyeth--which is now owned by Pfizer--paid consultants thousands of dollars to ghostwrite articles for medical journals promoting synthetic hormone replacement drugs.
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Proof that organic farms really do benefit people and the planet
naturalnews.com - 9-9-10
Who hasn't heard the argument that organic food isn't better than produce grown with chemical fertilizers and pesticides -- it's just more expensive? Finally, scientists have come up with undeniable proof this isn't so. After conducting side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit, the evidence is abundantly clear: organic farms produce more flavorful and nutritious berries and leave the soil far healthier and more genetically diverse.
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FDA censorship of nutritional science threatens health of all Americans
naturalnews.com - 9-9-10
Concerned about breast cancer? There are three nutrients that virtually eliminate your risk of the disease, even if you carry "breast cancer genes." Wondering how to cure arthritis? A combination of four different nutrients virtually eliminates arthritis symptoms. Afraid of diabetes? Five different nutrients, all available right now, can help prevent diabetes for mere pennies a day.
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B vitamins found to halve brain shrinkage in old
reuters.com - 9-8-10
Daily tablets of large doses of B vitamins can halve the rate of brain shrinkage in elderly people with memory problems and may slow their progression toward dementia, data from a British trial showed on Wednesday.
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Non-stick frying pans 'could raise bad cholesterol in children'
dailymail.co.uk - 9-8-10
Exposure to chemicals used in non-stick frying pans could raise the levels of cholesterol in children, U.S researchers have warned.
A study found youngsters with the highest levels of these compounds in their blood had measurably higher levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL - the so-called 'bad' cholesterol - compared with children with lower readings.
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Foods made with added sugar cause high cholesterol
naturalnews.com - 9-8-10
A diet lower in sugar corresponds directly to lower cholesterol and other markers of improved heart health, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Your dentist may be poisoning your children
naturalnews.com - 9-8-10
A new study out of Harvard Medical School has found that much of the white resin material used in dental fillings and sealants contains dangerous levels of bisphenol A (BPA). According to the analysis, enzymes in saliva can break down the tainted dental material and extract BPA from it, exposing children to unknown levels of the harmful chemical.
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Grapefruit compound could treat diabetes, lower cholesterol and produce Atkin's diet benefits without dieting
naturalnews.com - 9-8-10
Big Pharma has been doggedly searching for drugs that target a group of nuclear receptor proteins in the human body known by the long title of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs, for short). The reason? PPARs regulate the expression of genes that are involved in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, among other functions -- so the theory is that if drugs could control PPARs, the medications would treat diabetes, high cholesterol and even maybe
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Statins may cut arthritis risk, study suggests
bbc.co.uk - 9-8-10
Taking statins may reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a study suggests
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H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains
businessweek.com - 9-8-10
(HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 pandemic flu, which swept across the United States last year, was actually no more serious than most seasonal strains, a new study confirms.
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Men more likely to lose their memory: 'Exciting' finding in hunt for Alzheimer's cure
dailymail.co.uk - 9-7-10 Men are more likely than women to suffer problems with memory and thinking as they age, research has shown.
Scientists studied more than 2,000 people aged 70 to 89 and found that rates of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were 50 per cent higher in men than in women.
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The men working themselves to death: No exercise and long hours double fatal heart risk
dailymail.co.uk - 9-7-10
Unfit men who work long hours double their risk of dying from heart disease, experts have warned.
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US government to spend billions to help Big Pharma produce flu vaccines faster
naturalnews.com - 9-7-10
Federal health officials are pushing hard this year to convince everyone to get the flu shot, but according to reports, this will only be possible if drug companies are able to produce the vaccines quicker than they did last year. So in order to make this happen, the government is doling out roughly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to Big Pharma to spur faster vaccine roll-out.
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Gender bender chemical atrazine widely contaminates U.S. public water supply
naturalnews.com - 9-7-10
Emerging research increasingly indicates that the U.S. water supply is widely contaminated with the endocrine disrupting chemical atrazine, but that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking almost no action on the threat.
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3 to 4 drinks per week may raise risk of breast cancer's return
usatoday.com - 9-7-10
Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol may raise the risk for breast cancer recurrence in some women, new research indicates.
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Cutting carbs? Replace them with proteins from plants
usatoday.com - 9-7-10
Hold the bacon. Bring on the peanut butter.
If you're trying to cut carbs, it may be better for your health to eat more protein and fat from plant sources than animal sources, a new study says.
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Non-stick pan chemicals 'may raise child cholesterol'
bbc.co.uk - 9-7-10
Scientists are concerned that exposure to chemicals used in non-stick frying pans could raise cholesterol levels in children after finding a link.
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Magic mushrooms may ease anxiety of cancer: study
msnbc.msn.com - 9-6-10
The hallucinogen psilocybin -- known by the street name magic mushrooms -- may help ease the anxiety that often accompanies late-stage cancer, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
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Heart attack risk of diabetes drug: Experts call for Avandia to be withdrawn
dailymail.co.uk - 9-6-10
A diabetes drug taken by up to 100,000 patients increases the risk of heart attacks and should be withdrawn on safety grounds, senior doctors say today.
A report by the British Medical Journal says Avandia should never have been licensed in Britain because its risks outweigh its benefits.
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Amino acid L-arginine vital for fighting, preventing infections
naturalnews.com - 9-6-10
Researchers from the University of Alberta (UA) have made an interesting discovery about the way the body fights and prevents infections. Richard Lamb and post doctoral fellow Virginie Mieulet, found that L-arginine, an amino acid present in protein-rich foods, is necessary for the immune system to properly detect and eliminate invading bacteria.
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Metal from hip replacements could cause tumors
naturalnews.com - 9-6-10
Metal hip replacements may cause soft tissue destruction and even tumors, the British health regulatory agency has warned.
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Horrifying environmental impact of non-Gulf shrimp
naturalnews.com - 9-6-10
Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, with the average resident consuming 4.1 pounds per year. But this food comes at a serious cost for the planet and for human health, warns Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.
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40% New York Kids: Obese & Overweight
health.spreadit.org - 9-6-10
A recent report has stated that 40% of children in New York are obese or overweight. That is nearly half of all of the young people in the state. The study of childhood obesity is the largest in the history of the city, and covered kindergartners through eighth graders, which equated to more than 250,000 kids. The data has startled many in the community, and has raised a number of questions about physical education within the city.
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Quiz Gives Your Kitchen a Cleanliness Grade
webmd.com - 9-5-10
Just how clean is your kitchen? An online quiz rates your hygiene practices with a letter grade -- and gives you the information you need to keep your food safe from bacteria.
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Carrots keep you younger: A Hollywood dermatologist argues the water in fruit and veg is better than water in a glass
dailymail.co.uk - 9-5-10
As a dermatologist, pharmacist and researcher, I have always rooted my practice in the idea that skin care can lead to overall health.
The skin, after all, is a microcosm of the entire body - it reflects what is going on inside.
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DR ELLIE CANNON: The signs that your heart isn't doing a good job
dailymail.co.uk - 9-5-10
Heart failure is a common condition, with almost 70,000 new cases every year. It occurs as a consequence of other conditions affecting the heart. Here DR ELLIE CANNON explains why it happens and how it can be treated.
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Prescription drug spending doubled in less than a decade
usatoday.com - 9-5-10
Over the last 10 years, the percentage of Americans who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44% to 48%, says a federal government study.
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Clue found to why egg flaws seen in older women
bbc.co.uk - 9-5-10
Scientists say they are closer to knowing why older women are more likely to produce abnormal eggs.
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Teen's text to marijuana dealer mistakenly sent to sheriff
usatoday.com - 9-4-10
A Montana teen looking to buy marijuana tried to text a drug dealer but hit the wrong number and instead hooked up with the county sheriff.
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Could seaweed extract be the saviour for spotty teenagers?
dailymail.co.uk - 9-4-10
There have been many attempts to relieve teenagers of the misery of acne, but, until now it is unlikely that any have involved seaweed.
But an active ingredient from a type of brown seaweed, apparently found only off the coast of Brittany - may provide a solution to problem spots and oily skin.
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For Teens, Too Little Sleep May Equal Too Many Snacks
health.com - 9-4-10
All those late nights spent trolling Facebook, texting friends, and cramming for tests may be taking a toll on teenagers' diets, a new study suggests.
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Insomniac men 'four times more likely to die early'
telegraph.co.uk - 9-3-10
Researchers followed 741 late middle-aged men over a 14 year period, four per cent of whom had chronic insomnia.
Those men who suffered from the condition were 4.3 times more likely to have died over that period than the others.
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The berry healthiest: How organic strawberries 'are more nutritious'
dailymail.co.uk - 9-3-10
Organic strawberries may cost more, but it's a price worth paying, scientists say.
The fruit is both tastier and better for your health, research shows.
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Health fear over metal in formula milk as researchers discover up to 40 times more aluminium than breast milk
dailymail.co.uk - 9-3-10
Formula baby milk can contain 40 times more aluminium than breast milk, potentially causing health problems in later life, claim researchers.
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More doctors are finally testing patients for vitamin D deficiencies
naturalnews.com - 9-3-10
Growing awareness about the prevalence and risks of vitamin D deficiency is leading more and more doctors to test their patients' blood levels of the vitamin.
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Paying actual drug costs could plunge you and millions of others into poverty
naturalnews.com - 9-3-10
Drug companies are known for marking up their branded drugs by ridiculous margins. Certain drugs are sold for hundreds, even thousands, of times more than they actually cost to produce. Researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam recently conducted a study showing that millions of people would be reduced to poverty status if they had to pay full price for some of today's most common drugs.
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Ancient 'Paleo' diet key to healthy living and weight loss, some say
naturalnews.com - 9-3-10
Eat like a cave man to lose weight, build muscle and feel great. This is what advocates of the "Paleo" diet say is the key to healthy living, a diet that consists only of meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and mushrooms -- also known as the "Paleolithic", or Paleo diet.
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Link between bone drugs and oesophageal cancer
bbc.co.uk - 9-3-10
Long-term use of bone-strengthening drugs - used to treat fractures - may boost the risk of oesophageal cancer, Oxford University research suggests.
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Online night-owls 'risk mental illness': Sleepless nights blamed for rise in teen depression
dailymail.co.uk - 9-2-10
Young people who become sleep deprived by using the internet into the small hours are much more likely to become mentally ill in later life, research shows.
Lack of sleep may help explain the puzzling increase in mental illness among young people in recent decades, according to an extensive study.
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Fish oil 'could save 10,000 lives a year' by preventing heart failure deaths
dailymail.co.uk - 9-2-10
Giving fish oil capsules to patients with a heart condition could save 10,000 lives a year claim doctors.
A review revealed omega-3 supplements prevented the deaths of almost one in ten patients with heart failure.
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Pharmaceuticals are bankrupting Canada, too
naturalnews.com - 9-2-10
The Canadian health system is under massive strain from ballooning drug spending, notes Toronto Star business columnist David Olive.
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U.S. supermarkets waste huge amounts of food
naturalnews.com - 9-2-10
Even though one in seven U.S. residents struggles to get enough food, the nation's supermarkets throw away tons of produce and other food products every single year.
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Organic produce superior to conventional on every level, study finds
naturalnews.com - 9-2-10
Mainstream nutritionists often claim that conventional produce is no different than organic produce. But a new study recently published in the online, peer-reviewed journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One proves otherwise, revealing that organic fruits and vegetables pack a greater nutritional punch and produce better, healthier soil than their conventional counterparts.
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Puzzles and crosswords delay dementia, study suggests
bbc.co.uk - 9-1-10
People who do puzzles and crosswords may stave off dementia longer but experience a more rapid decline once the disease sets in, a study suggests.
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Genetic excuse for obesity 'is a myth'
telegraph.co.uk - 9-1-10
Academics found that people could work off around 40 per cent of the extra weight that "fat genes" laid on them by exercising.
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How insomnia 'can send men to an early grave' - But are women immune to the dangers?
dailymail.co.uk - 9-1-10
Men who find themselves unable to sleep during the small hours of the night may end up dying younger, scientists warn.
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Why a coffee break helps you live longer by 'warding off heart disease'
dailymail.co.uk - 9-1-10
Drinking a cup of coffee a day could be the secret to long life, researchers claim.
A unique investigation into what helps people live to be 100 shows even those with high blood pressure are healthier for a daily cup of coffee.
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Heirloom cacao is ancient treasure of chocolate from the Ecuadorian rainforest
naturalnews.com - 9-1-10
Most people have never eaten real chocolate. Sure, we've all wolfed down plenty of "chocolate" candies, bars and cakes. But as you'll see here, very little of that is actually made from real chocolate. Virtually all the chocolate used in modern foods is derived from a hybridized cacao plant that lacks the phytochemical potency that gives real chocolate its many beneficial properties.
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75 percent of black and Hispanic children deficient in vitamin D
naturalnews.com - 9-1-10
Nearly 75 percent of low-income, otherwise healthy black and Hispanic children in the southern United States have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the journal Pediatrics.
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93 percent of medicinal plants may become extinct due to habitat destruction
naturalnews.com - 9-1-10
Ninety-three percent of the wild plants used in traditional Indian (ayurvedic) medicine are threatened with extinction, according to an assessment carried out by the Botanical Survey of India.
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Why alternative medicine is winning out against conventional (chemical) medicine
naturalnews.com - 9-1-10
Despite bearing the brunt of years of mockery from mainstream medicine, alternative remedies continue to gain in popularity among Americans who actually want to cure their ills and improve their health. According to researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 40 percent of Americans today utilize some form of treatment that is not officially taught in Western medical schools.
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Exercise can override 'fat genes,' study finds
usatoday.com - 9-1-10
If you've been blaming your weight on your genes, get out and take a brisk walk. It will help fight your tendency toward overweight, a new study shows.
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Can Fruits, Veggies Help Ward Off Lung Cancer?
businessweek.com - 8-31-10
Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect some smokers from lung cancer, a new European study suggests.
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