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  • 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.
  • 6/12/2007
    Canadian Researchers announced today that studies prove that children who got antibiotics as babies had double the risk of developing asthma by age 7.
  • 6/4/2007
    The results of a new study just announced at a meeting of the Amerian Society of Clinical Oncology concluded that flaxseed supplementation significantly reduced cancer cell proliferation rates in men with prostate cancer.
  • Liver Detox and Alcohol Cleanse
    5/27/2007
    Recently I've received several questions from people asking if there are there any special considerations for someone who is a heavy drinker who wants to do a liver cleanse.
  • 5/26/2007
    Under Hillary Clinton's cost control proposal, insurers would have to follow the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on what preventive care to cover.
  • 5/25/2007
    This is certainly a personal decision, and there are many reasons for not wanting to get vaccinated. Exlore thimerosal free Hepatitis B vaccines.
  • 5/24/2007
    Food allergies are not always triggered by food. They are often the result of a cumulative build up of other allergens in the body.
  • 5/23/2007
    If you find good quality yogurt and kefir that do more right than not, then they can be a useful addition to your diet but, regardless, they will not contain all of the essential strains of beneficial bacteria.
  • 5/22/2007
    Fermented soy is a 'reasonable' part of the diet when used in 'reasonable' amounts. Soy becomes a problem food when used as the main protein, or as a large scale dairy replacement.
  • 5/20/2007
    Premature ovarian failure (POF), at one time called premature menopause, describes a stop in the normal functioning of the ovaries in a woman younger than age 40.
  • 5/18/2007
    A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that taking multivitamins and antioxidants significantly increases men's risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancer.
  • 5/14/2007
    Despite official guidance advocating alternative treatments, the number of prescriptions for antidepressants in Europe is soaring.
  • 5/6/2007
    According to two just released studies, a treasure hunt for genes has found that up to three-quarters of people of European descent have DNA that raises their risk for heart disease -- and these genes are close to a stretch of DNA linked to diabetes.

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