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  • 9/2/2007
    The Denmark National Food Institute recently concluded a study that indicates that hermetically sealing cheeses, lunch meats, and the like in plastic vacuum packs on your grocer's shelf may be ramping up the potency of Listeria bacteria 100-fold.
  • 8/30/2007
    A study conducted in Great Britain has found that a mother's diet during pregnancy, and even when breastfeeding, can affect her unborn child's taste for foods.
  • 8/24/2007
    In a recent Reader's Digest article, Dr. Dean Ornish expressed a number of concerns about olive oil - questioning its reputation as a healthy fat.
  • 8/20/2007
    While there is no shortage of evidence linking the so-called Western diet to an increased risk for developing colon cancer, the study is among the first to examine the impact of such a diet on survival among patients treated for the disease.
  • 8/15/2007
    Congress recently cited new scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks!
  • 8/11/2007
    A study of the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone ) has revealed a disturbing trend of increased heart attack risk.
  • 8/1/2007
    A recent three-decade long study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has reported that the risk of obesity increases the more obese your family and friends are.
  • 7/31/2007
    An advance copy of an article in the September 1st issue of Cancer was just released detailing the results of a survey that explored some of the cancer myths that many people naively believe in.
  • 7/31/2007
    Understand why the closer people live to roads with heavy traffic and high air pollution, the greater their risk of developing atherosclerosis (hardened arteries), which can lead to heart disease and stroke.
  • 7/23/2007
    The Cochrane Library has just published the results of a review of scientific literature that says that taking regular supplements of Vitamin C to prevent colds is not justified unless you are exercising hard or living in an extremely cold place.
  • 7/21/2007
    The problem with microwaved food is similar to the problem with irradiated food. Although the actual processes are different, the results are similar.
  • 7/20/2007
    A recent study that found that recurrence and survival rates among women who had previously had breast cancer were no better for those who ate nine or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables than for those who ate just five.
  • 7/10/2007
    DVT is an issue among not only airline travelers but potentially all those who sit immobile for extended periods of time according to the World Health Organization.
  • 7/6/2007
    The MGH Institute of Health Professions, launched a new continuing education documentary and interactive website designed to educate doctor/prescribers about drug industry influence.
  • 7/6/2007
    A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides in umbilical cord blood reveals that involuntary levels of hundreds of toxic chemicals are rising in newborns.
  • 7/5/2007
    An Associated Press review of 57 government nutrition education programs found overwhelming failure when viewed against the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.
  • 7/5/2007
    Massachusetts is the first state to mandate health care for every citizen, and the health care insurers and providers are going nutso in an attempt to capture their share of what is now a huge captive market.
  • 6/30/2007
    Italian researchers published a new study last week that showed aspartame, widely used in soft drinks, might cause leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer in rats.
  • 6/28/2007
    Two studies released today indicate that Infants born to women taking prescription antidepressants during the first trimester of their pregnancies have an increased risk of serious birth defects.
  • 6/28/2007
    Researchers in Germany and Switzerland just announced that among patients who had received initial treatment for a specific type of heart attack, those that were obese or very obese were less than half as likely to die during the following three years as patients who were of normal weight.
  • 6/27/2007
    Just a few days ago, the FDA announced its final rule establishing regulations on manufacturing practices for dietary supplements.
  • 6/26/2007
    Just last month, a team of researchers announced the successful testing of an 'electric hat' that uses low-intensity, intermediate-frequency electric fields to combat an aggressive brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.
  • 6/25/2007
    A peer reviewed study released today finds that Echinacea is effective at preventing and reversing colds. This is in total contradiction of several previous peer reviewed studies that proved it didn't.
  • 6/20/2007
    Two new studies just released on diabetes should serve as a wake up call to the powers that be; but of course, that won't happen. One out of every eight U.S.federal health care dollars is spent treating people with diabetes.
  • 6/15/2007
    Presidential candidate John Edwards unveiled his version of a universal healthcare proposal today. And like Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama before him, it's utter nonsense.

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