Review Finds Cost Effectiveness of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in More Than Two Dozen High-Quality Studies

December 26, 2012

Even when research finds that complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) or approaches are effective, these still may be shunned by health care’s major stakeholders. Employers, private insurers and government agencies like Medicare that pay for services often block inclusion due to concerns about costs. The findings of an exhaustive, systematic review of cost studies on […]

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Lack Of Good Oral Health Linked With Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Study

December 26, 2012

The health of your mouth could potentially be linked with your cancer risk, a new study in the journal Gut suggests. Researchers from Brown University, the Forsyth Institute and Harvard University have found that high antibody levels against strains of the oral bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis are linked with a doubled risk of pancreatic cancer. The body generates antibodies […]

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Walmart announces plans to carry genetically modified foods

December 14, 2012

Retail behemoth Walmart says it will soon be selling a new variety of genetically modified sweet corn developed by seed megacorp/frequent litigator Monsanto. This is the same corn that other big names like Whole Foods and General Mills have already said thanks but no thanks to. This new corn, currently being harvested, is resistant to […]

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Tap-Water Chemical May Be Linked to Food Allergy

December 5, 2012

Certain chemicals used to purify tap water may play a role in the development of food allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) noted that the chemicals, known as dichlorophenols, are also used to make pesticides and may be found in treated fruits and vegetables. While […]

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Include Licensed Naturopathic Physicians as primary care providers in the Federal Healthcare Law (Obamacare).

December 5, 2012

We need your help!!!  Support Naturopathic Medicine. Please go to this site and sign our petition by Friday December 7th. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/include-licensed-naturopathic-physicians-primary-care-providers-federal-healthcare-law-obamacare/rW0MNqMt More than 23,000 people have signed the petition on www.whitehouse.gov. Let’s keep up the great work spreading the word. The goal of 25,000 signatures is in sight. December 7, 2012, is the deadline. Time to […]

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Dim lighting while you sleep linked to depression

October 1, 2012

` Sleeping in a room with even dim artificial light, such as the glow of the television or a night light, can cause depression, a study published July 24 suggests. But the good news: you can reverse the effects by simply switching off the lights.The new research adds to a growing body of evidence that finds that […]

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Squeaky clean mice show that skin bacteria help shape immunity

October 1, 2012

The psychedelic image above is a super-close-up view of the skin — and the brightly colored blobs are immune cells. What’s it about? Evidence is mounting that the bacteria that live on our bodies affect our health, for good or ill. It’s a hot area of research, much of it centered on the gut — and […]

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Antioxidants Might Help Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

September 28, 2012

Eating a diet high in antioxidants such as selenium and vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to two-thirds, a new study suggests. The study is observational in nature and can only suggest an association, not a cause-and-effect relationship. The British researchers say, however, that if further research confirms […]

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Hair Loss (Alopecia) – Possible Causes

September 28, 2012

Hair loss is actually a pretty common concern for the patients that I see. It’s not dangerous, but can be very psychologically damaging, especially for my female patients. There can be a number of causes. There’s the obvious – male pattern hair loss. This is officially “androgenic alopecia,” and it’s caused by a particular metabolite […]

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Green Tea And Gold Compound ‘Could Treat Prostate Cancer’

September 28, 2012

An unlikely therapy derived from green tea and gold can successfully treat prostate cancer, a study has shown. Scientists used a compound found in green tea to deliver tiny particles of radioactive gold dust to cancer sites. The early research, conducted in mice, showed that the treatment shrank tumours by 80%. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/16/mens-health-green-tea-prostate-cancer-treatment_n_1678141.html The Huffington Post […]

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