Senate Report Warns of Growing Collection, Sale of Health Data

vulneSome marketing companies are quietly maintaining databases to track and sell health data, according to a report from the Senate Commerce Committee, Wall Street Journal‘s “Digits” reports (Dwoskin, “Digits,” Wall Street Journal, 12/18).

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New House Bill Would Define Telehealth, Provide Guidelines

TakingPulseonCompScreenA new bill (HR 3750) introduced in the House would create a federal definition of telehealth and provide guidance for how states can regulate such technology, InformationWeek reports.

Background

According to a release about the bill, “there currently are 50 separate sets of rules” in different states over what types of telehealth care Continue reading

Allergies and cancer on the rise due to GM foods

allerFood allergies have become a global epidemic and conventional medicine has no cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies (in kids) have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. Could this have anything to do with genetically engineered foods?

Since the 1990s, when genetically modified (GM) foods were approved, Continue reading

Magnesium’s Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined

magneCalcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?  

New research published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics indicates that magnesium’s role in human health and disease is far more significant and complicated than previously imagined. Continue reading

Multiple Infant Vaccines Linked To Dramatically Increased Mortality

vaccines_infant_mortalityA new study published in the journal Vaccine has brought to light an extremely disturbing though still virtually unreported dark side to immunization campaigns within low-income countries, namely, the observation that infant mortality sometimes increases when the number of co-administered vaccines increases; a finding diametrically opposed to the widely held belief that vaccination is always Continue reading