Category Archives: Health

Breathe through your nose and live longer

 …  Your mouth was designed for eating, not breathing. Likewise, your nose and sinuses were designed to optimize breathing in ways that may surprise you. Your upper airways are designed to “pretreat” the air you breathe as it enters your body. When you breathe through your mouth, many of the things that aresupposed to happen… Read More »

FDA: Antibacterial chemicals may pose health risks

“New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term, daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits,” Colleen Rogers, an FDA microbiologist, wrote in a statement on Monday. Certain ingredients in such products – such as triclosan in liquid soaps and triclocarban in bar soaps – may contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, the… Read More »

Eating nuts ‘may prolong life’

People who regularly eat nuts appear to live longer, according to the largest study of its kind.  The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggested the greatest benefit was in those munching on a daily portion. The US team said nut eaters were likely to also have healthy lifestyles, but the nuts… Read More »

Curiosity rover suffers software glitch on Mars

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity rebooted its software after an unexpected glitch late last week, but the six-wheeled robot is now doing fine on the surface of the Red Planet, NASA officials say. The reboot – also known as a “warm reset” – occurred on Thursday (Nov. 7), less than five hours after Curiosity’s handlers had… Read More »

Test identifies seven distinct types of breast cancer

… Scientists funded by the Breast Cancer Campaign looked for signature biomarkers in 1,073 tumour samples from the charity’s tissue bank. They found that 93 per cent of the samples fitted perfectly into one of seven classes while another seven per cent had mixed characteristics and were harder to categorise. Further verification of the seven… Read More »

How to Build a Happier Brain

There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to anything, it seems – you can get your dream job, marry a wonderful human, finally get 1 million dollars or Twitter followers – eventually we acclimate and find new… Read More »

BPA finally banned from baby bottles, replaced by deadly BPS chemical

Now that almost every baby bottle manufacturer in the country has already voluntarily stopped using toxic bisphenol A (BPA) in its product formulations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally gotten around to issuing a formal ban on the chemical from baby bottles and children’s drinking cups. But this ban means very little,… Read More »

Theravent better than external nasal strips for snoring + Sing to treat snoring!

Abstract Primary snoring, defined as snoring in the absence of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea OSA, is a very common problem that can significantly worsen the sleep quality of the bed partner and has been linked to important medical conditions. Health- care providers are frequently asked by their patients for snoring treatment recommendations. Unfortunately, although there are… Read More »

Wonder drug and supercharged immune cells offer cancer hope

GENETICALLY “supercharging” immune cells, and combining this with a new wonder drug, offers a new way to boost the body’s cancer defences, Melbourne researchers have found. Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre researchers hope the new treatment combination, tested successfully in animals, will eventually allow cancer patients to be immunised against relapses. The team combined the anti-PD-1… Read More »

Could cabbage protect against the effects of radiation?

The humble cabbage could be the key to protecting people from radiation during cancer therapy. Researchers claim a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable – such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli – protected rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation. Their study suggests the compound, already shown to be safe for humans, may protect normal… Read More »

Mother Bear Kills Cub and Herself on Chinese Bile Farm

According to traditional Chinese medicine, bile milked from the gallbladders of bears can be used to treat a number of ailments, from liver conditions to sore eyes. To extract this bile, the bears, which are typically Asiatic black bears, a permanent hole is made in the abdomen and gall bladder. This often leads to infection… Read More »

Want To Live Longer? Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, known as EPIC, is a huge ongoing study involving ten countries. Very recently they published in the American Journal of Epidemiology an analysis of vegetable and fruit consumption as it relates to mortality. We’re probably all aware of the benefits of eating vegetables and fruits, but this… Read More »

No viral cause found for breast cancer and brain tumors

Image: Raymond Rife who, in the 1930s, observed with a super microscope he built, a filterable virus he extracted from Mayo Clinic tumor samples. It was about 50 years before science accepted that some viruses do cause cancer. This makes the following study particularly interesting: A major study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now… Read More »

Pacific Tuna, Salmon and Herring are Fukishima’d

… We’ve extensively documented that radioactivity from Fukushima is spreading to North America. More than a year ago, 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna tested in California waters were contaminated with radioactive cesium from Fukushima. Bluefin tuna are a wide-ranging fish, which can swim back and forth between Japan and North America in a year:… Read More »

Toxicology Expert Speaks Out About Roundup and GMOs

Dr. Don Huber is likely the leading GMOexpert in the world. He is an award-winning, internationally recognized scientist, and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University for the past 35 years. His agriculture research is focused on the epidemiology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens, with specific emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological… Read More »

Obamacare helpline phone number is 1-800-F1U-CKYO

Frustrated consumers angry at their inability to successfully sign up online for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act have been advised by the President countless time to use their phone and call instead. Now some dissatisfied customers have noted a rather unfortunate coincidence about the telephone number assigned to the Obamacare Help-line. The… Read More »

Doctors: Feces May Help Fight Serious Infections

Doctors have found a way to put healthy people’s poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do “fecal transplants.” Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help. It’s a gross topic but a serious problem. Half a million… Read More »

Link between gluten and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Mercola writes: Alzheimer’s disease is at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with the disease. In the next 20 years, it is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect one in four Americans, rivaling the current prevalence of obesity and diabetes. There is still no known accepted cure… Read More »

Sleep Through Your Alarm

You may think you’re doing nothing at night, but to your brain, sleep means finally having some spare time to take stock of the day’s events. Freed from the distractions of recording new experiences, a deeply sleeping brain can organize and strengthen memories, especially emotional ones. For Katherina Hauner, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University Feinberg… Read More »

Pregnant weightlifter provokes online storm

Keeping fit during pregnancy is usually limited to a bracing walk or maybe a gentle swim. So when keen bodybuilder Lea-Ann Ellison – just two weeks away from giving birth – posted pictures of her pumping iron, it caused an outcry. The 35-year-old said: ‘After the birth of my second child, I knew I needed… Read More »

NASA Will Pay $18,000 To Watch You Rest In Bed

You could file this one under bizarre, but totally legit.NASA is currently looking for volunteers to lie in bed for 70 days. That’s right, you could get paid a total of around $18,000 for lying in bed, playing games on your phone, reading books, skyping with your friends and family, taking online classes – even… Read More »

Media Buries Psychiatric Drug Connection to Navy Shooter

Despite every indication that Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was on SSRI drugs that have been linked to dozens of previous mass shootings, the mainstream media has once again avoided all discussion of the issue, preferring instead to blame the tragedy on a non-existent AR-15 that the gunman didn’t even use. Image: Wikimedia Commons We… Read More »

Health kick ‘reverses cell ageing’

Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say. The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect. But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is too early to draw… Read More »

Arkansas legalizes sale of raw milk directly from farms

Steadfast efforts to end the senseless prohibition of raw milk sales in Arkansas have finally been successful, at least in a somewhat limited sense. Residents living in the Natural State will now be able to purchase raw milk directly from the farms where it is produced, thanks to the recent passage of House Bill 1536.… Read More »

Research renaissance offers new ways out of depression

As Susan sits chatting to a nurse in a London clinic, a light tapping sound by her head signals that parts of her brain are being zapped by thousands of tiny electro-magnetic pulses from a machine plugged into the wall. The 50 year-old doctor is among growing ranks of people with so-called treatment-resistant depression, and… Read More »

Prion-like proteins drive several diseases of aging, say leading neurology researchers

Prion-like protein aggregates drive the progression of several neurodegenerative diseases. a. Amyloid-beta plaques in Alzheimers. b. Neurofibrillary tangles (tau) in Alzheimer’s. c. Lewy bodies (alpha-synuclein) in Parkinson’s. d. TDP-43 inclusions in motor neurons in ALS. Many of the brain diseases associated with aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, are caused by specific proteins that misfold… Read More »

Elton John: “I’m lucky to be alive after operation”

Elton John has said he is “lucky to be alive” after an operation that stopped appendicitis from killing him. The singer said his appendicitis, which was initially misdiagnosed, stopped him from performing at several concerts last summer. He told The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine: “I’m lucky I’m still alive. I started feeling ill 14… Read More »

Massaging Vest Combats Stress While You Wear It

Grabbing a massage as you walk around town has never been so easy. A group of Cornell students recently invented an electric vest embedded with tiny motors intended to knead and massage the user’s back and shoulders. The vest, which was created in hopes of relieving stress linked to negative health effects, was even designed… Read More »

South Korea bans Japanese fish

… South Korea announced on Friday that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Fisheries in Fukushima prefecture are nearly all closed, and fish caught in nearby… Read More »

Lyme Disease in the US — 10 Times Higher Than Reported

I had some symptoms of Lyme disease and treated it with non-antibiotic antimicrobials for about six months. I feel much better now and symptoms are gone…. for good? Time will tell. This article from the past made me go back and re-read. … It’s worth noting that while many still attribute Lyme transmission exclusively to… Read More »

A Potential Cause of Autism? Key Enzymes Are Found to Have a “Profound Effect” Across Dozens of Genes Linked to Autism

Problems with a key group of enzymes called topoisomerases can have profound effects on the genetic machinery behind brain development and potentially lead to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to research announced today in the journal Nature. Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have described a finding that represents a significant… Read More »