Australian Children to Be Sterilized without Parental Consent under new Eugenics Law

If you have ever seen the famous 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, you likely recall several disturbing scenes in which mental health patients are given frontal-lobe lobotomies, or the iconic scene where actor Jack Nicholson’s character undergoes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Today, these horrific forms of so-called mental health treatment Continue reading

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Caltech biologists locate brain’s processing point for acoustic signals essential to human communication

In both animals and humans, vocal signals used for communication contain a wide array of different sounds that are determined by the vibrational frequencies of vocal cords. For example, the pitch of someone’s voice, and how it changes Continue reading

What’s in Your Yogurt?

Functional foods containing bacteria with beneficial health effects, or probiotics, have long been very popular in Canada and the U.S. They are boosted into natural foods found predominantly in the daily section — yogurt, being the big one. But to benefit you, the probiotic bacteria must survive hostile conditions in your digestive tract. A new study attempted to see which strains survive better, Continue reading

Important Vitamin Safety Tips

Vitamin C information everybody needs to consider whether you take a prescription drug or a natural supplement. I’m talking about dosage and safety notes.

Various dosages of vitamin C have been used depending on the purpose:

  • Treating common colds: One to three grams (g) a day
  • Preventing common colds: 600-1,000 milligrams (mg) a day
  • Preventing sunburn: Two grams of vitamin C together with vitamin E (1,000 international units [IU])
  • Preventing hardening of the artery: Slow-release vitamin C 250 mg plus 136 IU of vitamin E twice a day

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Eat These for Maximum Liver Protection

Your liver has a tough job sometimes keeping up with all the chemicals and toxins we live with and ingest. One of the signs of toxic buildup in your liver is the accumulation of body fat. How are these two seemingly completely different symptoms linked? It’s because your body uses fats as a way to protect your other vital organs. You make body fat for the specific purpose of storing toxins as far away from your vital organs as possible. Continue reading

Role for Skype Proposed in Telemedicine Push

To improve healthcare services in the remote parts of the country, the Planning Commission has suggested adopting telemedicine by using software applications such as Skype in its report on health for the 12th Five-Year plan.

Telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. Continue reading

Czechs Develop Telemedical Schizophrenia Treatment

ITAREPSThe latest system ITAREPS, developed by Czech mental therapists, evaluates answers of schizophrenic patients and alerts doctors through cell phones if the symptoms are dangerous, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes yesterday. Continue reading

For Better Muscles: Eat Spinach, Skip the Mouthwash

SPINACHMitochondria, tiny cell structures that power our muscles, can develop leaks that hurt muscle performance. Research shows, however, that substances found in spinach can stop these leaks and make mitochondria mightier. But to get the full effect, you may have to ditch your mouthwash. Strong mouthwashes kill off the oral bacteria that enable the body to put spinach’s Continue reading

Purple Potatoes Push Blood Pressure Down

ppotDrop that French fry and munch on a purple potato. Research shows that properly prepared (no deep frying!) potatoes, especially the purple variety, can lower blood pressure as much as oatmeal does.

“The potato, more than perhaps any other vegetable, has an undeserved bad reputation that has led many health-conscious people to ban them from their diets,” says Joe Vinson, Continue reading

Ketamine May Alleviate Depression within 2 Hours

ketamineWhile it sounds too remarkable to believe, recent scientific studies have shown that ketamine — an anesthetic drug used in human and veterinarian medicine — does indeed effectively treat severe depression. And it takes effect within two hours.

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Unvaccinated People a Public Health Threat? Nope, People who Take Antibiotics Are the Real Danger

vaccinatedVaccine pushers often resort to an interesting fear tactic to try to mandate vaccine obedience among the masses: They insist that those who are unvaccinated are a health threat to the rest of the vaccinated population because the vaccinated people might get infected by the unvaccinated disease carriers!

The quack logic of such a claim should be self-evident. Continue reading

Lasting Symptoms possible after Kids’ Concussions: Study

Some children may have memory and attention problems up to a year after a concussion, issues that can be tied to a lower quality of life and an increased risk of needing extra help in school, according to a U.S. study.

Concussion is by far the most common form of brain injury and has received increasing attention in the media, and millions of U.S. children get a concussion every year — but many don’t go to the hospital, said Keith Yeates at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, who worked on the study.

“Our study pretty convincingly shows that the vast majority of kids do very well after a mild traumatic brain injury,” Yeates said. Continue reading

Public-Interest Group Says Chemical in Soda Causes Cancer

sodasIt has been one of the listed ingredients of Coke and Pepsi for as long as most people can remember but, if the Center for Science in the Public Interest, or CSPI, has its way, caramel color will no longer be used to make colas. Continue reading

Warning: Why You Should Avoid Using Your Laptop as Recommended

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  • Use caution with any laptop use, especially if you’re a pregnant woman, and if you choose to use it on your lap, only do so with a lap pad or cushion that is about one foot thick
  • You may be able to lessen EMF exposure during laptop use by using an external keyboard (as even typing on your laptop may expose you to high EMFs) and only using it while it’s battery-powered, not while plugged in, Continue reading

Medical Sensors Could Phone for Help

seA man struggling with drug addiction feels a craving coming on, but his next therapy appointment is not for another week. Right away, his cell phone buzzes, offering breathing exercise, a motivational message, or even just a distracting game. And his doctor can check on him remotely and alter the messages, if his stress is not alleviated.

For now, this telemedicine scenario is in the future. But in a small pilot program, Continue reading