Shades of grey: Beyond Peer-Reviewed Literature for mHealth Evidence

shadesAn exciting resource is being developed by the Center for Communication Programs at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. It’s an online mHealth evidence database that aims to catalog, categorize and grade all of the known peer-reviewed and grey literature on mHealth in high-, middle- and low-income countries.  Continue reading

Are America’s Nutrition Professionals in the Pocket of Big Food?

hamburgerStory at-a-glance

  • A recent report by a public health lawyer exposes the deep conflicts of interest between the processed food industry and the trade organization for food- and nutrition professionals Continue reading

Believe Your Way to Better Vision

eyesighttestRemember seven or eight years ago when the power of positive energy was all the rage? Led by books like The Secret, the philosophy preached that if you want something and visualize having it, it will eventually be yours. If you dispensed positive energy upon the universe, it would get back to you in some way, shape, or form. Continue reading

Agribusiness Destroys Soil, So Mines for Food

PhosphorusSince good soil takes effort and money to maintain, Agribusiness hasn’t bothered. As a result, basics required for all life, including phosphorus, are now supplied by mining instead of soil. It’s resulted in inferior food, but the situation is even worse. Continue reading

Johns Hopkins Surgeons among the First in the Country to Perform a Robotic Single-Site Hysterectomy

robotics-promoTraining advances access to minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic cancers

Two Johns Hopkins gynecologic surgeons are among the first in the nation to perform a robotic hysterectomy using a single, small incision.

Amanda Nickles Fader, Continue reading

Seventy-Five Percent of Honey Bought at the Supermarket Isn’t Real Honey

honey2Large scale tests on US supermarket honey now reveal that roughly 75 percent of honey on the market isn’t even real. According to investigation by Food Safety News, today’s mass produced honey is often times void of real pollen, artificially processed and laundered from China. Honey manufacturing experts and the World Health Organization agree that real honey must contain true microscopic particles of pollen, to be considered real, with an identifiable source. Honey void of pollen is an artificial, nutrition-void, watered-down scam.

Watered down, heated, pressurized honey not real at all Continue reading

What You Can Learn About Your Health by Analyzing the Color and Smell of Your Urine

urineStory at-a-glance

  • Urine has been an important diagnostic tool for 6,000 years, as well as having some surprising historical uses
  • You can learn a great deal about your overall health by examining your urine and noting its color, odor, and consistency; your urine can be a powerful window into your overall health
  • Urine color and odor can be altered by your diet, medications, Continue reading

Hungary Torches 500 Hectares of GM Corn to Eradicate GMOs from Food Supply

GMOHUNGARYWhen it comes to protecting the public from GMOs, Hungary knows how to get the job done: set fire to the fields growing GM corn!

Although environmentalists might at first argue about the ramifications of burning so much organic matter right out in the open, the deeper truth is that genetic pollution poses a Continue reading

How Safe Are Root Canals?

root canalAlmost 60 million root canals are performed a year (1), on individuals who are mistakenly informed that it is a safe and harmless procedure. While your teeth may look and feel fine after the procedure, the reality is that it is impossible for all of the bacteria to be removed from the tooth. After a root canal, the healthy bacteria changes to highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that will continue to thrive inside and around the tooth, Continue reading

The Formula for Turning Cement into Metal

liquid metalNew material a boon for use in electronics and thin films

In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur’s time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor and opens up its use in the profitable consumer electronics marketplace for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips. Continue reading

Beer Pouring Robot Programmed to Anticipate Human Actions

robot servingA robot in Cornell’s Personal Robotics Lab has learned to foresee human action in order to step in and offer a helping hand, or more accurately, roll in and offer a helping claw.

Understanding when and where to pour a beer or knowing when to offer assistance opening a refrigerator door can be difficult for a robot Continue reading

Ayurvedic Herbal Formula Proven to Treat Hepatitis B

cyperClinical and laboratory research from India has proven that an Ayurvedic formula used for liver infections halts the often deadly hepatitis B virus.

Indian scientists utilized a formula that has been referred to as HD-03/ES. This is an Ayurvedic herb liver formulation made up of the extracts of two herbs: Cyperus rotundus (also referred to as Java grass or Nut grass) and Cyperus scariosus (referred to as Cypriol or Nagarmotha).

The researchers tested four different concentrations of this herbal combination Continue reading

Top US Brand of Children’s Vitamins Contains Aspartame, GMOs, & Other Hazardous Chemicals

flintThe #1 Children’s Vitamin Brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren’t more opting for healthier alternatives?

Kids vitamins are supposed to be healthy, right? Well then, what’s going on Continue reading

Ground Therapy

groundDid You Know…

… that a free, revolutionary health practice can eradicate the root cause of chronic pain–and prevent or reverse nearly every known health condition? Continue reading

Healthcare Reform Too Focused On Doctors: Telemedicine Pioneer

sanders-265x350Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.

Policy-makers are going about healthcare quality improvement all wrong. They are focusing too much on physicians rather than on the behavior of patients that lead to so much illness, according to a longtime advocate of telemedicine and telehealth technologies. But practitioners also need to let go of the attitude that they know what is best for patients, said Johns Hopkins School of Medicine physician Dr. Jay Sanders. Continue reading