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Category Archives: health
“..Smoking isn’t just bad for human health – it can harm pets – too. Cats and dogs who are owned by smokers are twice as likely to develop some types of cancer – - than those pets living in a … Continue reading
“..Overcrowding in homes is causing serious disease and death – with the issue needing urgent attention – researchers say. Infectious disease from household overcrowding accounted for one in 10 admissions to New Zealand hospitals for the treatment of infectious diseases … Continue reading
“..Good news for commuters – doctors have suggested that – in spite of popular belief – - people who use public transport are no more likely to catch flu than those who drive or cycle. In fact people who do … Continue reading
(a personal testimony from a famous cancer-survivor..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Melissa Etheridge: Pot Saved Me! Legalize It! | Alternet.
“..hog farmers have managed to eliminate all wholesomeness – purity – ethics – and animal welfare – from the pork industry..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 6 Horrifying Things About Pork Everyone Should Know | Alternet.
“..the real problem is psychiatry’s blindness to culture..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Do Psychiatrists Create the Very Mental Problems They Claim to Treat? | Alternet.
“..Homes are being built on contaminated land in Chinese cities – – and the residents of these developments have no idea..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The houses built on China’s ‘poisoned’ land | Environment | guardian.co.uk.
“..The future of Sir Owen Glenn’s $2 million inquiry into family violence is on a knife edge after three more staff resigned, and world-leading experts it recruited expressed deep concerns about its future..”
“..The trumpeted inquiry – set up last year with Sir Owen’s promise of $80m to fight family violence – was already reeling from the resignations of its two senior managers – and three of its four chairpersons. Yesterday three contracted … Continue reading
“..Until she introduced “magic cheese” to her sick and ageing bulldog – Laura Bugni-Daniel watched him suffer for two years. He’d spend his days lying down or throwing up. Today at age 12 – he plays like a puppy through … Continue reading
(ed:..reasons to be nervous.. ..an in-depth study..) go to source/story>>> The 4 Plagues: Getting a Handle on the Coming Apocalypse | Alternet.
“..Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers – - but it’s also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. – we take a look at the warning signs of skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends … Continue reading
“..Everyone knows smoking and long-haul flights are off-limits for pregnant women. But are all of these everyday objects really bad news as well?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Food packaging and furniture: What to avoid when you’re expecting – Health News … Continue reading
“..Eating a vegetarian diet may be associated with living longer – according to a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from Loma Linda University found that vegetarians had a 12 percent lower risk of dying over a … Continue reading
“..5. Fried Foods Foods like fried chicken and potato chips certainly can make you feel tired – - simply because your digestive system has to work extra hard to process the fats in these types of greasy foods..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..Death rates in communities near chemical – pharmaceutical – or power plants exceed the national average – - but residents face a wall of denial and intimidation..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Inside China’s ‘cancer villages’ | World news | The … Continue reading
“..Opposition MPs argue that research indicating one New Zealander in five suffers from pre-diabetic conditions – - is a symptom of deeper rot in the system – - and a sign that the Government’s health targets are misdirected..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..Our standards of cleanliness have only developed over the past 200 years. Before that weekly – monthly – or even yearly baths – were pretty normal. Clothes were rarely removed let alone washed. Georges Vigarello’s Concepts of Cleanliness tells the … Continue reading
“..The eye-melting brightness of your Wild Berry Pop-Tarts is a product of the $1.5 billion food-coloring industry. But the global market for synthetic – mostly petroleum-based colors – has recently been overtaken by the natural stuff. Thank Europe: A 2007 … Continue reading
“..The pharmaceutical industry has compromised the Western medical establishment – - and hooked America on drugs. One psychiatrist is fighting back..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> | Alternet.
“..The easiest and least expensive way to keep your skin healthy and young looking is to stay out of the sun. Sunlight is a main cause of the skin changes we think of as aging — wrinkles – brown age … Continue reading
“..Lou Reed has declared that he is “bigger and stronger than ever” – after recently undergoing a liver transplant. In the first official statement since his wife – Laurie Anderson revealed that he was “dying” of liver failure – - … Continue reading
“..and could prevent 73,000 deaths worldwide each year – the authors of a large-scale study have said. Wealthy countries have managed to reduce such deaths by 80 per cent thanks to the widespread use of regular Pap smears that can … Continue reading
“..For the past four years the government has been maintaining that what kids eat in school is none of its business. One of its first acts – on becoming government five years ago – was to throw out the school … Continue reading
“..In March I traveled to Boulder to see the Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencing machine that had shed its powerful light on my own microbiome – and to meet the scientists and computer programmers who were making sense of my data. … Continue reading
“..Because most psychedelic drugs are illegal – reliable consumer information about them is rare. For many years I have been looking for a comparative survey of available “head drugs” that would truthfully and simply provide basic info on each. What … Continue reading
“..Taking breast cancer drug tamoxifen for ten years instead of five halves risk of dying from the disease – doctors say..”
“..The gold standard for treating breast cancer which has held sway for twenty years is expected to change – - following results showing that death rates can be slashed further by extending drug therapy for longer..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading
“..HPV – the sexually transmitted virus best known as a cause of cervical and anal cancer and genital warts – - is thought to be responsible for an increasing proportion of oral cancers. Some propose that changes in sexual behaviour … Continue reading
“..Dr Margaret Chan – director-general of the World Health Organisation – did not mince her words. The deadly Sars-like virus that has spread in recent months from the Middle East to Germany – France – and the UK – killing … Continue reading
“..Nurses-In-Schools Programme Floated By Green Party..(Children from the most deprived areas are three times more likely to be admitted to hospital for preventable illnesses.)..”
“..A nurses-in-schools programme floated by the Green party was backed by unions and anti-poverty groups yesterday. Co-leader Metiria Turei announced the plan to employ about 300 nurses in more than 600 low-decile primary and intermediate schools – at a cost … Continue reading
“..The Greens want to install nurses in every low decile primary and intermediate school – to tackle poverty-related illness. Co-leader Metiria Turei says the $30 million-a-year proposal will give around 112,000 children access to basic health care services. Almost 300 … Continue reading
“..Drug addiction expert speaks on the mind-body connection – - and the medical and emotional potentials of psychedelics…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> | Alternet.
“..It’s not that difficult to think of sugar as a habit – - or even a minor pleasurable addiction. Anyone who has ever craved a chocolate cake – - or in the case of me as I write this – … Continue reading
“..While doing research for The 4-Hour Body back in 2009 – I resorted to Twitter in search of elite athletes who performed well on a vegan diet. I was repeatedly referred to Rich Roll – whom Men’s Fitness Magazine dubbed … Continue reading
(ed:..this is pretty cool..for a variety of reasons.. ..and the most striking observation for me is that there are no obese people in the street shots.. ..which are shots that have men/women/children of all races.. ..and none of them are … Continue reading
“..Lou Reed – the US songwriter – poet – and vocalist with the Velvet Underground – - had a liver transplant last month – according to his wife – the musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson. “It’s as serious as … Continue reading
“..Hospital admissions for people with alcohol problems have topped 200,000 for the first time – - while increasing by 41 per cent over the last decade. Drugs prescribed to treat alcoholism have also soared by almost 75 per cent in … Continue reading
“..Study finds that four minutes – three times a week – - could be enough to keep people fit..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Forget the gym: Just 12 minutes’ exercise a week is enough to stay fit, says study – … Continue reading
“..Confronted by activists at this year’s shareholder meeting – - CEO Don Thompson lied and lied..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Most Absurd Lies Told By McDonald’s CEO | Alternet.
“..Last year I corresponded with the president of Yoga Alliance – Richard Karpel -\ – who was the consummate gentleman – and always responded thoughtfully and graciously – - and told him that what America has done to the Hindu … Continue reading