Could Polio or other Vaccinations Be Behind the New “Polio-Like” Illness Outbreak in California?

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According to reports, there are now about 25 or more cases, and counting, of a new “polio-like” outbreak in California children. Disease control officials have yet to determine the cause of the outbreak and they are looking for a new virus. Perhaps one direction they should take a look at is polio and other childhood vaccinations. Continue reading

Dogs’ Brain Scans Reveal Vocal Responses

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Pet dogs took part in the MRI scanning study

Devoted dog owners often claim that their pets understand them. A new study suggests they could be right. Continue reading

Roundup Weedkiller Linked To Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease

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The mystery of what is causing thousands to die each year from a fatal kidney disease may now be solved, with evidence pointing to the world’s most heavily used herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) as the primary culprit. Continue reading

Public Health Exchange Enrollment Reaches about 4 Million

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About 4 million people have enrolled in plans offered through public health insurance exchanges, a top Obama administration official said, as enrollment continues to surge. Continue reading

Thyme: A Powerful Natural Antiseptic

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For ancient Rome, thyme was believed to “promote vigor” and was used in their baths or spas. In Europe, singers even today, follow the tradition of gargling with thyme, marjoram and honey tea to preserve their voices. Continue reading

11 Charts That Show Everything Wrong with Our Modern Diet

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Three decades ago, the food available was mostly fresh and grown locally. Today, the majority of foods consumed are highly processed; high in sugar and low in healthful fat Continue reading

US Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses

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Deaths caused by overdosing on painkillers now surpass murders and fatal car accidents in the US

US officials now acknowledge that prescription narcotics are a driving force in the rise ofsubstance abuse and lethal overdoses Continue reading

UCSF, Walgreen Partnership Will Use EHRs To Reduce Rx Errors

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On Monday, the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center and Walgreen announced that they will begin sharing electronic health records in order to reduce medication errors when filling prescriptions, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Continue reading

5 Reasons your Digestive System Isn’t Working Properly

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It seems nearly everyone has digestive issues these days. Crohn’s, IBS, colitis, celiac, and dozens of other digestive disorders have made an industry out of sugar free, gluten free, and dairy free products. So why is it that those with digestive issues can’t often fully fix them and have to follow a very strict diet or suffer the painful consequences? Continue reading

Natural Ways to Move Mucus and Expel Phlegm

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Spring is around the corner and as it begins to warm up, no one wants to deal with any lingering congestion from this winter’s variety of allergies, coughs and colds. Congestion can be more than the physical buildup of fluids that causes headaches, difficulty breathing, postnasal drip and coughs. It can also cause brain fuzziness, fatigue, Continue reading

Harvard Research Links Fluoridated Water to ADHD, Mental Disorders

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A leading cause of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals lurking in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume, says a new study recently published in The Lancet. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that, Continue reading

Many Men Risk Their Health by Taking Testosterone When They Don’t Need It

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Testosterone plays many roles in men’s health. Besides affecting your sex drive, it also helps maintain muscle mass, bone density, red blood cells, and a general sense of well-being

Direct-to-consumer drug advertising is driving men to use testosterone when they’re really not good candidates for it Continue reading

Why Most Calcium Supplement Recommendations are DEAD WRONG

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An alarming new meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrients titled, “Cardiovascular Effects of Calcium Supplements,” brings to the forefront the serious though mainly downplayed health risks associated with calcium supplementation, concluding they increase the risk of heart attack by 27%-31% and the risk of Continue reading

Why Vaccines Aren’t Paleo

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Didn’t the modern miracle of vaccines eradicate the plague and pestilence our Paleolithic ancestors succumbed to? Think again…

Paleo-oriented researchers, foodies, and clinicians seek to honor a wisdom in evolution that has been forsaken in the modern food era. Continue reading

The Links between Your Diet and Hormone Levels, and How Estrogen May Protect You Against Dementia

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Your hormones have far-reaching effects in your body, and hormone deficiencies can therefore wreak total havoc on your health Continue reading