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  • 12/29/2009
    The Safe Water Drinking Act regulates 91 chemicals, but at this point, the US uses over 60,000 chemicals, and trace amounts of at least some of those end up in the water supply, without any law in place to regulate them. Find out what's really in your tap water at home.
  • 12/26/2009
    The editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal, talking about Tamiflu, just said, “Governments around the world have spent billions of pounds on a drug that the scientific community now finds itself unable to judge."BMJ. Review the studies and decide for yourself if Tamiflu is ineffective or not.
  • 12/22/2009
    A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that 29,000 new cancers would result from CT scans performed in 2007 alone. Understand the risks involved with xrays, radiation exposure and other imaging procedures.
  • 12/17/2009
    Research has found that the poorer the neighborhood, the greater the likelihood of early death, but what are the stress factors that created such a stir?
  • 12/15/2009
    A recent study found that a MODERATE intake of soy reduces breast tumors & breast cancer recurrence. Understand the difference between soy milk, soy protein, soybeans, & soy isoflavones.
  • 12/12/2009
    A new study has found that the closer a subject is to a lonely person, the greater the likelihood that the subject also will become lonely.
  • 12/8/2009
    A just published study found that dieters following high-fat diets such as the Atkins and South Beach were considerably more depressed and irritable than those on low-fat diets one year after starting the diet.
  • 12/3/2009
    Americans fear adjuvanted vaccines and would be reluctant to get an H1N1 vaccine due to talk of adding squalene as an additive to extend vaccine amounts.
  • 12/1/2009
    Studies have found that drinking 12 or more ounces of fruit juice daily leads to obesity, risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • 11/27/2009
    Experts are concerned about possible links between the Gardasil vaccine and an aggressive form of Lou Gehrig's disease (also known as ALS).
  • 11/24/2009
    For the first time, scientists observed that the placebo effect actually causes changes in the pain-signaling mechanism in the body.
  • 11/21/2009
    According to a study just published in the journal Human Reproduction, BPA, at least at high doses, causes erectile dysfunction and significant sexual problems in men.
  • 11/19/2009
    A new study says that eating candy early in life may influence behavioral issues later in life.
  • 11/17/2009
    Researchers from Georgetown University found that people who used nasal irrigation every day significantly up their risk of having recurrent sinus infections.
  • 11/14/2009
    A recent study found that those who helped clean up after the events of 9/11 had double the incidence of Acid Reflux (GERD) and other gastrointestinal diseases, than the general population four to five years after the event.
  • 11/12/2009
    At least 26 million Americans now are diabetic and 37 million will be by 2015. This represents a more than 90 percent increase in the past decade.
  • 11/10/2009
    A study out of the University of New South Wales found that subjects who felt miserable paid more attention to their surroundings, had better discrimination, were less gullible and showed better recollection than their more cheerful cohorts.
  • 11/7/2009
    According to a poll of more than 400,000 people just completed by the Centers for Disease Control, the percentage of people reporting inadequate sleep and sleep disorders really does vary wildly from one state to the next.
  • 11/5/2009
    Researchers have found that people who live closest to green areas have a lower incidence of 15 different diseases. The closer to the green, the more powerful the healing effect experienced.
  • 11/3/2009
    In at least five states, parents have had their children taken away by the government and placed into foster care, or they have completely lost custody, because the kids weighed too much.
  • 10/31/2009
    A study out of the University of New Hampshire found that those children who received spankings between the ages of 2-4 tested lower on IQ tests than the children who weren’t spanked.
  • 10/29/2009
    A study found that when older women suffered pain in the back of their feet and in their ankles, there was a strong association to having worn high heels for long periods of time earlier in life.
  • 10/27/2009
    According to a new study out of the Institute for Social Research, the Great Depression ushered in a considerable leap in life expectancy.
  • 10/24/2009
    Recent evidence indicates that merely providing health information and medical advice doesn’t guarantee that patients will heed it.
  • 10/22/2009
    Several studies show that food preferences may be set even before you’re born, as early as 13 weeks after gestation. And those preferences derive from what your Mom ate while you were in the womb.

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