Flip your Genetic Switch and Fight Back Against Prostate Cancer

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If you suffer from prostate cancer, there’s a good chance you’ve never been told the real cause of your disease.

There may be a whole lot more to it than bad luck or lifestyle decisions, like the foods you eat. In fact, it may be as simple as this — you have a couple of lazy (but important) genes that are sleeping on the job!

You see, researchers believe that prostate cancer grows Continue reading

Miracle Mineral Slashes Stroke Risk 24%

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If you’re like most folks, the word “diet” sends a cold shiver up your spine — and I don’t blame you one bit.

For years we’ve associated dieting with giving up our favorite foods and consuming bland, tasteless meals with all the texture and excitement of cardboard.

Well, no more, friend. Because I have one… that’s right, just ONE … Continue reading

Red Convertible or Artificial Hip?

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If you have $25,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can plunk it down on a new, red convertible, or an artificial hip and months of painful rehabilitation.

Before you make your decision, friend, remember — at least you can return the car if it turns out to be a lemon.

A new study out of Canada Continue reading

90 Medical Treatments You Don’t Need

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You know, they say there’s not much use for Latin any more. Some scholars even call it a “dead language.”

But a group of doctors is banding together to remind their colleagues of one old Latin phrase they should have learned on their first day of medical school.

Primum non nocere. It means, “First, do no harm.”

That’s the message behind a new set of guidelines issued by a health group that’s trying to put the kibosh on 90 medical tests and treatments that may do more harm than good. Continue reading

Prostate Cancer Patients Leave Normal behind

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If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer you can probably tell me the exact date and time when you received the news. And all you want is the same thing that any cancer sufferer wants — for life to return to normal.

Well, new research has revealed a sad and sobering truth — Continue reading

Migraines and Nutrition

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Researchers decided recently to test whether children with migraines would be better off taking nothing at all than consuming popular prescription drugs.

And guess what? Nothing won.

Here’s what happened. A group of Midwestern medical researchers banded together to analyze Continue reading

How vitamin D Is Important in Breast Cancer Prevention

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It’s no exaggeration to say that a breast cancer diagnosis is terrifying. The number of cases worldwide has more than doubled since 1980, and most of us know at least one woman whose life was forever changed by this sinister disease.

Many women who are cancer-free have even opted for elective mastectomy procedures just to Continue reading

Overprescribed Antibiotics Lead to Incurable Gonorrhea

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Big Pharma foul-up creates super disease

Let’s face it — we couldn’t possibly have a discussion on overprescribed medications without mentioning Big Pharma’s billion-dollar cash cow, antibiotics. Continue reading

Muscle Preservation

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Andreas was a world-class bodybuilder who, by all appearances, was in the best shape of his life. His body was teeming with muscles and there was hardly an ounce of fat on him — he made the Incredible Hulk look like a beanpole.

And at 31 years of age, he did something that no 31-year-old should ever do — he died suddenly.

Years of bodybuilding supplements meant to enhance his performance and appearance had laid waste to his body. Continue reading

About Face

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Q: About a week ago, one side of my mother’s face began to droop and she has had no control over it since. We initially thought she had a stroke, but her doctor diagnosed her with Bell’s palsy. He said it would go away on its own, but that it could take six months or longer for her to make a full recovery. Can you give us any suggestions for minimizing the effects of this disease in the meantime?

Dr. Wright: For those readers who aren’t familiar with it, Bell’s palsy is a weakening or paralysis of the muscles of the face and is due to trauma to the facial nerve. Because it usually affects Continue reading