Another Voice: Local Hospitals, Patients Could Benefit From Telemedicine

We all want access to quality health care, especially as we enter our senior years. However, a recent Buffalo News article reported that Western New York is one of the worst-performing areas of the country when it comes to measures of health care quality established by Medicare, our nation’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Continue reading

Approved by the USDA — Common Additive in Organic Food Triggers Significant Inflammation and Cancer

Think the USDA has your back concerning organics? Think again. Behind closed doors, corporate interests reign supreme where certified organic policy is concerned. A prime example is the use of carrageenan as a common ingredient. Linked with cancer and inflammation, this accepted additive opens a floodgate of serious health issues. And consumers are generally unaware of the risks while savoring their organic fare. Fortunately, The Cornucopia Institute has exposed the hypocrisy while providing resources for avoiding this disturbing substance Continue reading

How Medical Ripoffs Threaten Your Health and Financial Security

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  • According to a scientific review, the practice of using a type of starch intravenously to replace lost blood volume in critically ill patients is based on studies “loaded with fraudulent data,” and may increase their risk of death or kidney failure
  • According to a British poll from last year, more than one in 10 scientists and doctors claimed to have witnessed colleagues deliberately fabricating data in order to get their research published Continue reading

Can Noise Pollution Make You Sick?

We’ve all heard of the negative impacts air pollution can have on health. Respiratory disorders, skin conditions and heart conditions are all problems that have been associated with the poor quality of air that so many of us breathe. But noise pollution? Is it even a real thing? Can it really make us sick?

The answer to those questions is a resounding, “yes.”

In fact, both Europe and Continue reading

Stomach Cancer ‘Spotted by Breath Test’

A quick and simple breath test can diagnose stomach cancer, study findings reveal.

Scientists from Israel and China found the test was 90% accurate at detecting and distinguishing cancers from other stomach complaints Continue reading