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Hypertension Drugs Can Potentially Cause Injury:

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Hypertension Drugs Can Potentially Cause Injury:

Dizziness caused by hypertension drugs, increases the chance of an injury, mainly in elderly people! Blood pressure latest news indicates that older people on blood pressure medications tend to have more serious injuries from falls than those not on medications.  Despite the link, experts don’t recommend that patients should stop taking their meds.  The report’s author Dr. Mary Tinetti points out that “it is important to remember that no single study, and particularly an observational study such as our, can...

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Mushroom Compound May Suppress Prostate Cancer

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Mushroom Compound May Suppress Prostate Cancer

In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), with 1 man in 7 predicted to have the diagnosis during his lifetime. Previously, Patrick Ling, from Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and colleagues observed that cancer polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound found in the turkey tail mushroom, prevented prostate cancer development in pre-clinical investigations. The current study reveals that polysaccharopeptide – in conjunction with gamma-tocotrienol, a Vitamin E compound derived from palm oil, markedly...

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How Safe is YOUR Turkey?

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How Safe is YOUR Turkey?

I certainly don’t want to ruin your Thanksgiving dinner, however, I feel it is my responsibility to educate people about areas of health that are often not talked about, or even known by most.  I guess that’s why I’m everybody’s New Years resolution – Knowledge is an investment in your health and those you love. The turkey has graced holiday tables since the days of the Pilgrims.  A Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be complete to most of us without the delectable (more…)

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Bariatric Surgery for Diabetics!

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Bariatric Surgery for Diabetics!

Access to bariatric surgery for some obese individuals in the United Kingdom should improve dramatically following new guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The new recommendations stress that individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg/m or more who have recent-onset type 2 diabetes should be offered an expedited assessment for bariatric surgery. “This is a really positive step and acknowledges that this patient group will also benefit,” Dr. Rachel Batterham (University...

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Candida Overgrowth Is This Your Issue?

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Candida Overgrowth Is This Your Issue?

Candida Overgrowth: What is it? All humans are colonized by various forms of candida.  The “20 species of candida yeasts” include Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis, Candida krusei, Candida lusitaniae, Candida tropicalis (second most abundant), and Candida albicans (most abundant and most significant.  Usually, the body keeps everything balanced, but if the immune system is compromised, candida can become pathogenic and cause various uncomfortable symptoms.  Therefore, people with immuno-deficient diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and psoriasis...

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Get Rid of Fructose to Lose Your Gut

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Get Rid of Fructose to Lose Your Gut

FRUCTOSE/GUT/COLITIS   Get rid of fructose to lose your gut and your colitis!   Arguably, the chief villain that keeps your gut big, also packs your liver with fat, and keeps your bowels inflamed, is the simple sugar fructose.  It’s found in nature in small amounts in fruits and vegetables.  In this form, and in small amount, it’s actually beneficial.  It also occurs naturally, but in large amount, in honey.  If you have a big gut, fatty liver, colitis, or...

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Weight & Calorie Tips

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Weight & Calorie Tips

Let’s End the Confusion   1.      CALORIES: Q.     What is a calorie, and how are calorie counts computer? A.   t’s a unit of measure for the energy in food.  First defined in France in the early 1800s, a food calorie is the amount of heat (energy) needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams (a liter) of water 1 degree Celsius.  Researchers measure calories by using a “bomb calorimeter,” a small chamber in which a food is burned to heat...

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Cell Phones Linked to Brain Cancer

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Cell Phones Linked to Brain Cancer

A growing body of evidence suggests that cell phones dramatically raise your risk for developing brain cancer.  The latest findings, published online in the journal Pathophysiology, confirm the cell phone linked to cancer find, and will hopefully convince you to educe your cell phone use and star using an effective wired headset to shield you from harmful cell phone waves.   The Link Between Cell Phones & Brain Cancer. Dr. Lennart Hardell, a professor of oncology at University of Orebro...

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Obesity Linked to Half-A-Million Cancer Cases Worldwide

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Obesity Linked to Half-A-Million Cancer Cases Worldwide

In 2012, about half a million cases of cancer around the world were attributed to excess body weight, which extrapolates to 3.6% of all new adult cases. The weight-related cancer burden was highest in developed countries; 63.8% of these obesity-related cancers occurred in North America and Europe. The figures come from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR), and were published in the Lancet Oncology. The IACR team, led by Melinda Arnold, PhD, points out that approximately one-quarter of...

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ALERT – Cardiovascular Risk…..

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ALERT – Cardiovascular Risk…..

EMA committee warns of small cardiovascular risk with high-dose ibuprofen.   London, UK – The Pharmacovingilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is warning of an increased risk of cardiovascular events in patients who take high doses of the anti-inflammatory ibuprofen.   The committee, which began its review in 2014, states there is a small increase in the risk of MI and stroke with ibuprofen when taken at doses of 2400 mg/day or higher.  The risk,...

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