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Category Archives: health
“..New Zealanders are popping prescription pills with alarming regularity – - and a painkiller known as ‘hillbilly heroin’ is being handed out too easily. The opioid oxycodone – known in the United States as “‘hillbilly heroin’ – - is one … Continue reading
“..Labour has committed to a national bowel screening programme – - saying National had “dragged the chain” on preventing cancer deaths. A bowel screening pilot programme being carried out in the Waitemata District Health Board area in Auckland – - … Continue reading
“..Employing the ancient Chinese art of wu-wei – - is now being touted by modern science as a way to enrich life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Don’t Try Too Hard: The Art of Wu-Wei – Mind & Body – Utne … Continue reading
“..Use of antidepressant drugs has become more common than ever before. Perhaps it’s time that we looked at the wider causes of this trend..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Are we using antidepressants to paper over the cracks of a fractured … Continue reading
“..An invisible swathe of middle-class New Zealanders are drinking heavily and indulging in drugs – - a new survey has found. Fairfax Media’s involvement in the Global Drugs Survey on worldwide drug use – - has for the first time … Continue reading
“..Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields..”
“..The industry doesn’t want to admit it – - but the science is becoming clearer: Sustained EMF exposure is dangerous..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields – … Continue reading
“..The Phase III trial of more than 700 patients called Hallmark-Dual – - tested a combination of Bristol’s daclatasvir and asunaprevir over 24 weeks of therapy – - in patients with genotype 1b of the virus that causes progressive liver … Continue reading
“..there are loads of ways to burn calories – - that won’t cost you a penny..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Totally Free Ways To Burn Calories That Don’t Feel Like Working Out.
“..4 Surprising Foods Packed With Estrogen — The Chemical Linked to Obesity and Sexual Dysfunction..”
“..Many otherwise healthy foods contain high levels of estrogen..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 4 Surprising Foods Packed With Estrogen — The Chemical Linked to Obesity and Sexual Dysfunction | Alternet.
“..There’s a better way to treat addiction than Alcoholics Anonymous – - new book argues..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> AA and Rehab Culture Have Shockingly Low Success Rates | Alternet.
“..Health officials and doctors have joined forces – - to have synthetic cannabis banned..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Doctors enlisted to ban legal highs | Stuff.co.nz.
“..By milking pregnant cows – - dairies produce a product with elevated estrogen levels — – and that doesn’t do a body good..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Turns Out Your “Hormone-Free” Milk Is Full of Sex Hormones | Mother Jones.
“..Let’s just say you may want to rethink using baby wipes – - to remove your makeup..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 popular home products that can be surprisingly toxic – Salon.com.
“..Wal-Mart ‘has struck a deal with Wild Oats to launch 100 mostly organic products – - that will be priced 25% cheaper than national brands..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Wal-Mart to launch price war on “Expensive Organic Food” – Boing … Continue reading
“..Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro had already lost loved ones to heroin by the time he tried the drug – - but no number of cautionary tales could keep him away – - he admitted to HuffPost Live on Thursday. … Continue reading
“..Scientists hail operations on teenagers with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome – - which affects organ development..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Vaginas grown in labs successfully implanted into girls with rare disorder | Society | theguardian.com.
“..Doctors and nurses accepted drug company-funded trips meals and gifts – - worth almost $170,000 last year – - amid growing concern about the freebies’ potential to influence medical decisions. District health board gift registers obtained under the Official Information … Continue reading
“..Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab – - and transplanting them into people – - this time with nostrils and vaginas..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well – … Continue reading
“..Here are some of the sobering facts about the state of health in America revealed in ‘Fed Up’ – - a new documentary from producers Katie Couric and Laurie David about the country’s food industry: (1) “Over 95 percent of … Continue reading
“..New research discovers that some regions of the brain maintain the ability to make new connections long after the brain stops growing. This ability to retain a ‘childlike’ ability in adulthood- – potentially contributes to our ability to learn new … Continue reading
“..New Zealand will maintain its $32 million stockpile of influenza medicine Tamiflu – - despite a major international study throwing doubt on the value of the treatment..” (cont..) (ed:..we were well and truly screwed-over/gouged by those scumbag big-pharma lizards with … Continue reading
“..The more research is released – - the more legalization seems like a no-brainer..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked – Salon.com.
“..New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences – - with shocking results. (excerpt:..) ‘..At this point Pam’s out-of-body adventure transformed into a near-death experience (NDE): She recalls floating out of the operating room and traveling … Continue reading
“..Toxicology analysis – which could take several weeks – - is now under way on the body of 25-year-old – - who died suddenly on Monday..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Peaches Geldof initial postmortem proves ‘inconclusive’ | Culture | theguardian.com.
“..The diet is defined as a raw food – low-fat vegan programme – - based exclusively around whole – fresh – uncooked fruits and vegetables..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Blogger stands by controversial diet | Stuff.co.nz.
“..Before I tried naked yoga – - I thought it might be hipster nonsense. Instead it made nudity liberating – - and yes – sexy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I loved naked yoga: Maybe I am a naked person! – … Continue reading
“..Trouble is – this particular meta-analysis has a lot of flaws 0 – writes James McWilliams at the Pacific Standard. Chief among them: The authors left out a couple of key studies that came to the opposite conclusion – - … Continue reading
“..radical new form of cancer treatment that relies on the body’s natural ‘killer cells’ – - to attack tumours – - has proved a success in the first clinical trials on patients suffering from advanced skin cancer – - scientists … Continue reading
“..how bad could it be for us?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>> What are the risks of eating infected meat? | From the Guardian | The Guardian.
“..Lentils are a type of legume and – - they come in different shapes and sizes. They are favoured for their quick cooking time – - and ability to absorb flavours..” (cont..) go to surce/story>>> Lentil and quinoa salad – … Continue reading
“..Gamblers mistakenly believe they can always beat the odds in a game of chance – - because they have developed a different pattern of brain activity to non-gamblers. A study has identified a region of the brain – – called … Continue reading
(ed:..my answer to the above question.. .(after becoming addicted to cigarettes at about age 13-14.. ..and being a heavy-smoker for a long time after that..) ..is that i used cannabis as a substitute.. ..and found that effective in getting me … Continue reading
“..Medical experts tested research and treatments for 68 conditions – - and found they had no impact..” (cont..) (ed:..the above is all very well and good.. ..and i have heard all the evidence of the power of the placebo-effect..for humans.. … Continue reading
“..Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner- – could be due to brain damage..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The gambler’s fallacy explained? Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner could be down to brain … Continue reading
“..Developers of the WonderRing say you’ll be able to control your electronics – - and track your sports performances – heart rate – and temperature – - as wearable tech gets even smaller..” (cont..) (ed:..this will be a hypochondriacs dream..eh..? … Continue reading
“..Maori and Pacific people’s high rates of the arthritic joint disease gout may be related to evolutionary changes protecting against malaria – - University of Otago scientists believe. The 12 per cent rate in Maori men – gout affects men … Continue reading
“..Deluged with soft drinks – - our children are gaining weight – - and losing teeth in record numbers. Can public health solutions prevail?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sweet and sour – Health – The Listener.
“..The more research is released – – the more legalisation makes sense..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Pot | Alternet.
“..Vegetarians are ‘less healthy and have a lower quality of life than meat-eaters’ -scientists say..” (ed:..yes..!..yes..!..but..!..)
ed:.. ..as one who was a vegetarian for about 15 years..and latterly vegan for about the same length of time.. ..i would have to agree with the above headline.. ..to a point..(‘cos i remember feeling better as a vegetarian..than on … Continue reading
“..Nanny Britain’s fruit and veg regime will never work- – while the list includes fruitcake – - and sugar-laden drinks..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> So now it’s seven a day? Here’s my easy alternative: just stop eating rubbish | Alex … Continue reading