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  • 11/8/2008
    Recently a new strain of MRSA has demonstrated resistance to the antibiotic Zyvox, which was considered to be the one solution that would work when all other antibiotics failed.
  • 11/4/2008
    According to a study out of Kingston University in London, many wines contain heavy metals up to 200 times the amount considered safe.
  • 11/1/2008
    New research out of the University of Oxford in England has confirmed a strong link between eating meat and dairy and the development of prostate cancer.
  • 10/30/2008
    According to the latest statistics from the CDC, the United States ranks 29th in the world in infant mortality, tying Slovakia and Poland but lagging behind Cuba and most developed nations.
  • 10/28/2008
    Recent research at the University of South Carolina has confirmed that magnetic therapy relieves depression.
  • 10/22/2008
    A research team at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England, discovered that a substance in apple pectin binds to a tumor-producing protein called galectin 3, thereby preventing the progression of cancer within the body.
  • 10/17/2008
    The FDA recently decided to respond to the avalanche of criticism coming its way of late by hiring a public relations firm to "put a sheen on its image" due to it's latest scandal.
  • 10/15/2008
    An article in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that children immunized against the flu stood an equal chance of getting the flu, visiting the doctor, and ending up in the hospital as did the kids who never got the vaccine.
  • 10/10/2008
    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that when you take in too many calories, your brain sends immune cells to attack and destroy invaders that don't exist, which triggers a chain of devastating events.
  • 10/7/2008
    A new investigation from Consumer Reports reveals that more than one-third of 27 test breakfast cereals had at least as much sugar as a glazed Dunkin Donut, affecting the health and diet of many.
  • 10/3/2008
    A new study on Vytorin/Inegy found that in addition to having little proven benefit, it may actually cause an increase in cancers affecting all major areas of the body.
  • 9/30/2008
    Researchers found that the subjects who had spent the most time in outdoor pools as children had by far the highest incidence of asthma.
  • 9/26/2008
    A recent study has found that acupuncture beats the pants off of drug therapy in reducing hot flashes.
  • 9/23/2008
    A new study out of the University of Pittsburgh made the startling discovery that sedentary older people who start an exercise routine become more fit and burn more fat than people who diet but don't exercise.
  • 9/20/2008
    A new study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that subjects who had the highest levels of BPA in their urine had nearly three times the incidence of heart disease and two-and-a-half times the incidence of diabetes compared to those with the lowest levels.
  • 9/18/2008
    Past research has established broccoli as helpful in preventing cancer, macular degeneration, heart attacks, strokes, and complications of diabetes. Now, a new study shows that broccoli also helps prevent COPD, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
  • 9/16/2008
    When it comes to cancer, knowledge doesn't necessarily equal better health practices. And, most of the cancers in North America are those associated with affluence, cancers of the colon and rectum, breast, and prostate.
  • 9/13/2008
    Studies have shown that older men stand a higher chance of fathering babies with autism, dwarfism, and schizophrenia.
  • 9/11/2008
    A new study out of Johns Hopkins has found that, even at low levels, exposure to the heavy metal arsenic may lead to a fourfold increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • 9/9/2008
    Scientists at Yale University School of Medicine announced that they have just concluded a study affirming that BPA affects brain structure and brain function--interfering with learning ability, memory, and mood.
  • 9/5/2008
    The FDA Globalization Act, intended to impose stricter safety standards on domestic and imported foods, drugs, medical devises, and cosmetics the proposed legislation indeed seems to offer improved consumer protections - at least, at first glance.
  • 9/2/2008
    A new study has found that those who contract non-melanoma skin cancers, which normally are nonfatal, stand double the risk for developing other cancers, compared to those who never had skin cancer.
  • 8/28/2008
    Antibiotics have dramatically reduced H. pylori bacteria populations, thus reducing stomach ulcers and gastric cancer, but if may also be responsible for rising obesity rates, f esophageal cancer, and childhood asthma.
  • 8/26/2008
    Researchers have found that the average person inhales up to 300 times more free radicals a day from airborne pollution than from smoking a cigarette.
  • 8/24/2008
    A new study has found that women recovering from breast cancer stand an increased risk of recurrence even after five years of post-surgery chemotherapy and hormone treatment.

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