Analysis Finds Flu Vaccine Efficacy Lacking, as Flu Vaccines are Suspended across Europe and Canada

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  • A recent review found that flu vaccines may not offer protection as previously thought. The elderly, in particular, do not appear to receive measureable value from the flu shot. Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines also didn’t offer much protection to children over the age of seven Continue reading

What Protects Your Eyes Better Than Carrots Can?

The second most common cause of vision loss in people over 65 is macular degeneration. In this condition, the retina is injured. This condition affects close to two million people in the U.S., a number expected to rise as the population ages.

Macular degeneration happens when the macula has deteriorated to the point where your central vision is blurred, Continue reading

Don’t Sleep On Negative Feelings and Emotions

Difficult decisions can be made easier if you “sleep on it.” In contrast, after unfortunate news, trauma, a big argument or any emotional upset, sleep makes your bad feelings worse. So reduce mental strain after unpleasantness by staying awake for a while even if it’s the middle of the night. Otherwise, giving in to sleep magnifies and promotes your unsettled feelings. Continue reading

Drink More Tea, Less Alcohol to Benefit Your Lungs

A 30-year study of 126,293 individuals shows that drinking too much alcohol independently raises your chance of developing lung cancer. The authors noted that low to moderate intake of alcoholic beverages appeared to have no effect on risk. Continue reading

Benefit of Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant

Did You Know…that your body naturally produces a substance which, if present in ample amounts, reverses the aging processdetoxifies the body…and strengthens the body’s immune system? Continue reading

How Testosterone Protects against Inflammation

Pharmacists of the University Jena analyze why men suffer more rarely from inflammatory diseases than women.

It’s all down to the testosterone: men are usually more muscular than women, they have deeper voices and more body hair. And – men are less susceptible to inflammatory diseases and allergies than women. This is also due to the male sex hormones as pharmacists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) have shown in a recent study.

“It is mostly women who are affected by diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or asthma“, Professor Dr. Oliver Werz from the Jena University explains. Although this is a fact known for some time, the reasons for these differences are largely unknown. As the Jena Professor for pharmaceutical and medical chemistry Continue reading

Protecting Your Immune System Provides you Optimal Health

A healthy immune system defends you against invading pathogens and keeps you cancer-free, pain-free, free of autoimmune diseases and sheltered against chronic illness of many types. Protecting your immune system helps your immune system protect your body and provides optimal health.

Your Immune System At Work

Your immune system occupies your skin, blood, tissues and the linings of your intestinal tract, nose and mouth. Consisting of an array of specialized cells that detect unnatural molecules entering your body, it patrols your entire body. Immune cells are like scouts in an army who communicate with troops waiting behind Continue reading

FDA Going after Makers of Antibacterial Hand Sanitizers

Most people know that bacteria are picked up and transmitted by the hands, and so it seems logical that to protect ourselves, we can use antibacterial hand sanitizers. Logical but wrong. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is now going after makers of hand sanitizers for making claims that their products will protect against MRSA and other diseases. Of the sanitizers, the FDA says, “Some hand sanitizers and antiseptic products come with claims that they can prevent MRSA infections. Don’t believe them.” Such claims have not been proven, according to the FDA, and the manufacturers have been warned to cease making such statements.

The bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can cause serious illness,  Continue reading

Some Colors Offer Better Sun Protection

Some Colors Offer Better Sun Protection

Do you want to protect your body from the sun’s harmful rays, but don’t want to pay premium prices for clothes made from high-tech fabrics that promise to protect from damaging UV rays? Think blue and red rather than yellow. Spanish scientists have found that cotton fabrics dyed deep blue or red provide better UV protection than the same fabric dyed yellow.

The researchers found that the color of a fabric is one of the most important factors in how well clothes protect against ultraviolent radiation, although scientists aren’t sure exactly how color interacts with other factors to affect protection.

Clothing dyed a shade of deep blue provided the most protection while yellow afforded the least.