Vitamin D Deficiency Alters Lung Growth and Decreases Lung Function
January 31, 2011 | Sunlight |
Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers the first concrete evidence linking vitamin D deficiency with deficits in lung function and altered lung structure.
A Need To Define Ourselves
January 31, 2011 | Consciousness |
Looking back at all the seasons of life we have lived so far and looking ahead to the yet unknown that is to come, we are able to see that we have been defining ourselves all through life.
The 4 Most Germ-Infested Things You Come In Contact With Almost Daily
January 31, 2011 | Toxins |
These days there are dispensers of hand sanitizer pretty much everywhere you turn. Germs lurk on surfaces you normally wouldn't think twice about, including the four most germ-infested places outlined below.
How Meditation Can Change the Brain
January 31, 2011 | MentalHealth |
Scientists say that meditators may be benefiting from changes in their brains. The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. The findings will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.
Why Mammograms Kill More Women Than They Save
January 28, 2011 | JunkHealthcare |
Routine mammograms are far less effective at preventing breast cancer deaths and far more expected to cause unnecessary procedures, over-treatment and ultimately accelerate death.
Why You Risk Your Life Every Time You Elect Surgery and Anesthesia
January 28, 2011 | JunkHealthcare |
General anesthesia works to knock you out and escape pain during oral surgery, elective surgery and other complicated surgical procedures. But it can also bring about serious, even fatal complications. The most shocking things is that doctors and scientists still don't know exactly how these medicines work in the body.
Kids Fed Unhealthy Foods Learn to Prefer Them
January 28, 2011 | ChildHealth |
Most preschool children develop a taste for salt, sugar and fat at home, and quickly learn which types of brand-name fast foods and sodas meet these preferences, U.S. researchers say.
Take This Quiz To Calculate Your Weight Fate
January 28, 2011 | YourWeight |
Take a peek at your diet destiny with this quiz, and what you can do to change it and your weight.
There is No Time In The Flow of Reality: Time Is Only Limited To The Physical Realm
January 27, 2011 | Consciousness |
The following research demonstrates some evidence that time is limited to the physical realm and that there is no time in the greater reality follow. Your view of reality is unique and your own.
How To Make Sure You're Getting Enough Vitamin D
January 27, 2011 | Sunlight |
No single nutrient works on its own to produce health effects in the human body. With that said, it's become exceedingly clear that vitamin D appears to be one of the most important nutrients we need to prevent all types of disease and live as long as our genetic potential will allow.
Sap From Common Garden Weed Cures Skin Cancer
January 27, 2011 | Cancer |
A common weed could help cure skin cancers, claim researchers. The sap from a plant known as petty spurge or milkweed - found by roadsides and in woodland - can 'kill' certain types of cancer cells when applied to the skin.
Mechanism of Cocoa Powder's Benefits Identified
January 27, 2011 | Antioxidants |
The potential heart health benefits of polyphenol-rich cocoa powder may be related to a 'novel mechanism' of boosting HDL (good) cholesterol, says a new study from Japan.
As Food Prices Sky Rocket, Biotech Shills Claim Genetically Modified Foods Are The Answer
January 26, 2011 | GMO |
While experts have warned that the cost of food will soar by 50 per cent over the next few decades causing famine, mass migrations and riots, biotech shills have taken the moral high ground claiming genetically modified foods are the answer.
The Beauty of Continuity and Creativity
January 26, 2011 | Consciousness |
One of our innate urges is to be creative, and do new things to make changes and bring freshness into our lives. If we like this creative process so much, why are we not able to do it at all time?
Those Who Are Most Invested In Their Jobs Have The Highest Stress Levels
January 26, 2011 | Lifestyle |
A workplace's key employees may be at the greatest risk of experiencing high levels of work stress, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
One Place You Should Never Buy Seafood From
January 25, 2011 | Toxins |
Big-Box stores and their subsidiaries are generically the worst places to buy seafood from...here's why.
Kiesha Crowther, Little Grandmother Explains How We Are The Change
January 25, 2011 | Consciousness |
How do the people of Mother Earth join together their hearts and minds to create a change? The answer lies with each and every one of us doing our part, with our own hearts, moving forward as individuals in our own abilities to grow our hearts larger and love and live with kindness and consciousness. The time of leaders or teachers and student is over.
Calcium and Vitamin D Show Cancer and Bone Boosting Benefits
January 25, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may boost the bone health of girls undergoing puberty, and potentially reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life, suggests a new study from Down Under.
How Well Has The Media And Government Informed The Public About CO2 Levels In The Air?
January 24, 2011 | ClimateChange |
Ask yourself, your friends, family and work associates if they know the answers to the following questions about Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Be sure to write your answers before looking at the following.
The Hidden Force In Us Needs Space and Time To Unravel Its Treasures
January 24, 2011 | Consciousness |
All living things go through the cycle of life. There is a constant stripping of outer layers of being and the evolution of inner states.
Is It a Good Idea To Take a Break From Supplements?
January 24, 2011 | Antioxidants |
The rationale for taking supplements in the first place is as insurance against nutritional gaps in the diet and as added defense against increasing toxic pressures from the environment. Ideally, your diet should provide most of your nutritional needs, and it can if it is the right diet for you, richly varied, and abundant in fresh vegetables and fruits. However, that is a big "if."
Peppermint Oil for Irritable Bowel
January 24, 2011 | Antioxidants |
More than a third of American adults use some form of complementary or alternative medicine, according to a government report. Natural remedies have an obvious appeal, but how do you know which ones to choose and whether the claims are backed by science?
Little Evidence Supports Effectiveness of eHealth Technologies and Electronic Patient Records
January 21, 2011 | JunkHealthcare |
Despite the wide endorsement of and support for eHealth technologies, such as electronic patient records and e-prescribing, the scientific basis of its benefits -- which are repeatedly made and often uncritically accepted -- remains to be firmly established.
4700 Farms Closed After Animal Feed Contaminated With Cancer Causing Chemical
January 21, 2011 | Toxins |
A food crisis in Germany deepened Friday as around 4,700 farms were closed after tests showed animal feed was contaminated by a cancer-causing chemical, and officials said they suspected foul play.
What Your Blood Type Says About You
January 21, 2011 | HumanBody |
Can blood type determine your personality? In Japan, blood type is used to determine one's personality and temperament. Like astrology, the scientific community often dismisses blood type as an indicator of personality, but that doesn't stop its popularity in Japanese women's magazines, where blood type horoscopes are published.
Probiotics Boost Micronutrient Effect of Supplements
January 21, 2011 | Nutrition |
The effects of probiotics on gut health may be boosted by a symbiotic partnership with the supplementation of certain micronutrients, according to new research.
RFID Technology and Remote Finger Print Scanning Raises More Questions About Privacy
January 20, 2011 | GovernmentAbuse |
While PositiveID Corporation has completed a temperature-sensing microchip with its Wireless Body platform, Advanced Optical Systems (AOS) has built a remote finger print scanning device capable of remotely scanning for finger prints. Both technologies raise questions about privacy issues and potential misuse by governments.
Mathematical Model Explains How Complex Societies Emerge, Collapse
January 20, 2011 | Sustainability |
The instability of large, complex societies is a predictable phenomenon, according to a new mathematical model that explores the emergence of early human societies via warfare. Capturing hundreds of years of human history, the model reveals the dynamical nature of societies, which can be difficult to uncover in archaeological data.
People Can Communicate Through The Power of Thought Alone
January 20, 2011 | Consciousness |
Telepathy is no longer a myth, for researchers from the University of Southampton have shown that people can communication with each other through the power of thought alone.
Writing by Hand Strengthens Learning Process, Your Keyboard Impairs It
January 20, 2011 | Lifestyle |
Writing by hand strengthens the learning process. When typing on a keyboard, this process may be impaired.
Raising a Vaccine Free Child
January 19, 2011 | Vaccines |
In Raising a Vaccine Free Child, the author Wendy Lydall provides parents with a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the facts, myths, problems and solutions associated with raising a vaccine free child. It helps parents protect their children both from the wiles of the vaccine industry and from harmful germs.
25% of Couples Sleep In Separate Bedrooms
January 19, 2011 | Sleep |
A new study discovered that a full 25% of married couples sleep in separate bedrooms.
Herbal Formula Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
January 19, 2011 | Prevention |
A dietary herbal supplement containing lignans and indole-3-carbinol may reduce the risk of breast cancer by reducing free estrogen levels, suggest results from a randomized control trial.
Nobel Prize Winning Biologist Says DNA Molecules Can Teleport
January 19, 2011 | DNA |
A Nobel Prize winning biologist has ignited controversy after publishing details of an experiment in which a fragment of DNA appeared to 'teleport' or imprint itself between test tubes.
Scientists Breed First GM Chicken
January 18, 2011 | GMO |
Scientists have developed the first genetically modified (GM) chicken, they claim was engineered to prevent the spread of the H5N1 avian influenza virus, and in the process have sparked a renewed debate about the development of biotechnology.
If You're Interested in Weightloss, Skip The Big Breakfast
January 18, 2011 | YourWeight |
Researchers announced that eating a big breakfast may lead to you piling on the pounds.
Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Medication May Result in Hospitalization
January 18, 2011 | JunkHealthcare |
Mixing commonly used antibiotics with common blood pressure medications may cause hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure) and induce shock in older patients, requiring hospitalization, according to a study published in CMAJ.
Study Finds That Neurons Resemble Friendship Networks
January 18, 2011 | HumanBody |
A population of neurons behaves like the active members of a social networking site such as Facebook, a new study suggests.
99% of Pregnant Women in US Test Positive for Multiple Chemicals Including Banned Ones
January 17, 2011 | Toxins |
The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from UCSF.
Essential Oil Pill Prevents PMS
January 17, 2011 | Antioxidants |
A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Health tested the tablets by carrying out a randomised, controlled trial in 120 women.
Exercise Makes You Feel Full
January 17, 2011 | Fitness |
Scientists have come up with another good reason why we must exercise. It helps us feel full too.
New Findings Suggest Mad Cow Disease Can Go Airborne
January 14, 2011 | Diseases |
Airborne prions are also infectious and can induce mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder, new findings suggest.
What Is The Ideal Diet Before and After a Workout?
January 14, 2011 | Fitness |
An effective workout depends on many factors - the most important one being your diet. What you eat before a workout prepares your body for the stress and the meal after that is responsible for muscle building and body repair. Here's what you must keep in mind so as to tailor your meals and maximise your workout.
Writing Down Your Anxieties Greatly Boosts Your Performance
January 14, 2011 | MentalHealth |
Writing down your anxieties before a stressful situation like an exam or speech greatly boosts your performance, a new study suggests.
Running a Household Can Send Stress and Blood Pressure Levels Soaring
January 14, 2011 | Lifestyle |
It is the perfect excuse to unplug the vacuum and put up your feet: housework can be bad for the heart.
Social Influences Affect Both Weight Status and Weight Loss Intentions
January 13, 2011 | YourWeight |
Does obesity tend to "cluster" among young adults? And if so, what impact does it have on both their weight and weight-related behaviors? That's what researchers from The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center set out to answer to better understand how social influences affect both weight status and weight loss intentions in this difficult-to-reach age group.
Resveratrol's Benefits Linked To Fat Hormones
January 13, 2011 | Antioxidants |
The potential health benefits of resveratrol may be due to its ability to activate the powerful fat controlling hormone adiponectin, according to a new study.
Nature is Fuel For The Soul
January 13, 2011 | Lifestyle |
According to a series of studies published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology, sense of increased vitality exists above and beyond the energizing effects of physical activity and social interaction that are often associated with our forays into the natural world.
'Yo-Yo' Effects of Slimming Diets Explained
January 13, 2011 | Dieting |
If you want to lose the kilos you've put on over Christmas, you may be interested in knowing that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in your likelihood of regaining weight after dieting. A new study confirms that people with the highest levels of leptin and lowest levels of ghrelin are more likely to put the centimetres they lost back on again.
Jeffrey Smith: The World's Vanguard Against Monsanto
January 12, 2011 | GMO |
Jeffrey Smith is seemingly the world's vanguard against Monsanto and GM Foods. He tirelessly campaigns through the Media and Education for a return to GM free food.
The Benefits and Uses of Ashwagandha
January 12, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Ashwagandha or Indian winter cherry is considered one of the most important herbs in ayurvedic system of medicines. Because of its vast area of application, ayurvedic physicians have used it extensively in curing people from their ailments. Due to its properties it has gained lots of respect in the eyes of herbal healers.
What Do You Need To Eat To Have a Golden Glow This Winter?
January 12, 2011 | Nutrition |
Most of us would like to have dewy glowing skin - especially as we get older. The good news is you don't have to wait until summer to catch some sun rays.
Painkillers, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Problems
January 12, 2011 | Drugs |
The drugs include traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known as COX-2 inhibitors.
Is Free Will Simply a Myth?
January 11, 2011 | MentalHealth |
Recruiters and other manipulators are not using mind control unless they are depriving their victims of their free will. A person can be said to be deprived of his free will by another only if that other has introduced a causal agent which is irresistible. How could we ever demonstrate that a person's behavior is the result of irresistible commands given by a religious, spiritual, or personal growth leader?
Practical Guidelines For Infectious Disease Specialists Are Only Based on Opinion
January 11, 2011 | JunkHealthcare |
More than half of the recommendations in current practice guidelines for infectious disease specialists are based on opinions from experts rather than on evidence from clinical trials, according to a report in the January 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Paradigms of Knowledge and Concepts Must Be Abandoned To Embrace Consciousness
January 11, 2011 | Consciousness |
The human brain has a frontal lobe that has the power of abstraction and imagination. A perspective upgrade enabled by the frontal lobe makes possible comprehension of complex concepts and ideas. For consciousness to be aware of itself, it has to abandon all paradigms of knowledge and concepts.
Magnesium Supplements Reduce Diabetes
January 11, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Supplements of magnesium may improve sensitivity to insulin and help reduce the risk of diabetes in overweight people, suggest new findings from German scientists.
Another Vaccine Trial Puts The Health of Test Subjects In Danger
January 10, 2011 | Vaccines |
Instead of devising educational tools and instruments of prevention to help cocaine users halt their addiction, pharmaceutical companies have pushed their drug researchers to produce vaccine trials under dangerous circumstances which put test subjects cocaine use at up to 10 times the level previously discovered.
Weight Gain Leads to Brain Shrinkage
January 10, 2011 | YourWeight |
Obesity is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which is known to be associated with cognitive impairment. So Antonio Convit at the New York University School of Medicine wanted to see what impact obesity had on the physical structure of the brain. He used magnetic resonance imaging to compare the brains of 44 obese individuals with those of 19 lean people of similar age and background. What he found was shocking.
Creating Change Consciously
January 10, 2011 | Consciousness |
Many of us imagine we are making life choices of our own accord rather than merely conforming to long-established patterns. In reality, how free an individual's choices are is correlated with how awake the individual is and the depth of the spiritual context within which the individual is living his life.
Tears Contain Chemically Encoded Emotional Signals
January 10, 2011 | HumanBody |
Emotional crying is a universal, uniquely human behavior. When we cry, we clearly send all sorts of emotional signals. In a paper published online January 6 in Science Express, scientists at the Weizmann Institute have demonstrated that some of these signals are chemically encoded in the tears themselves.
The Fluoride Hoax: We've Been Told a Lie
January 7, 2011 | Toxins |
We've been told a lie. The poobahs said if we added fluoride to our water it would strengthen our teeth and bones. And we believed them. Even encouraged them to fluoridate our water.
Our Perception of Our Body's Internal State Influences How We Perceive Our Body Image
January 7, 2011 | HumanBody |
A new study, led by Dr Manos Tsakiris from Royal Holloway, University of London, suggests that the way we experience the internal state of our body may also influence how we perceive our body from the outside, as for example in the mirror.
Art, Science and Spirit
January 7, 2011 | Consciousness |
The fundamental difference between art and science is that one is movement towards finer sentiments, and the other is a rational expression, with each and every stage having cause and effect.
Vitamin D Boosts Urinary Tract Health
January 7, 2011 | Sunlight |
Adequate vitamin D levels may boost the body's immune response and protect against urinary tract infections, says a new study from Sweden.
Leading Immunologists Condemned Flu Vaccine
January 6, 2011 | Vaccines |
Anyone who had received five flu vaccinations between 1970 and 1980 has 10 times more chances to get affected with Alzheimer's than if he/she got just one or two jabs, as stated by Hugh Fudenberg MD, world's leading immunogeneticist.
Teens Who Were Breastfed Have Improved Physical Condition
January 6, 2011 | Breastfeeding |
Breast feeding new born babies has lots of advantages in the short and in the long-term for babies. A study has confirmed the recently discovered benefits, which had not been researched until now. Adolescents who are breast fed at birth have stronger leg muscles than those who received artificial milk.
New Technology Mimics Plants By Turning Sunlight Into Fuel
January 6, 2011 | Sunlight |
A simple reactor that mimics plants by turning sunlight into fuel has been demonstrated in the laboratory, boosting hopes for a large-scale renewable source of liquid fuel.
Drug Trial Leads to Cancer Patient's Death on Advice of Doctors
January 6, 2011 | BigPharma |
The family of a graphic designer who died after a drugs trial blunder claimed he was 'slowly poisoned to death' and have demanded an investigation into the doctor who treated him.
Obesity Affecting Children At An Increasingly Young Age
January 5, 2011 | Obesity |
Kids are becoming obese, or nearly so, at an increasingly young age, with about one-third of them falling into that category by the time they're 9 months old, researchers have found.
Vaccines and Overdosed Babies
January 5, 2011 | Vaccines |
Is the current immunization schedule safe? Vaccines are drugs. They contain antigens, preservatives, adjuvants, stabilizers, antibiotics, buffers, diluents, emulsifiers, excipients, residuals, solvents, and inactivating chemicals. They also contain residue from animal and human growth mediums. Why are these substances put into vaccines? Why do vaccines contain mercury and aluminum? Why are so many vaccines given at the same time?
U.K, Big Pharma Prepare To Exploit New Swine Flu Scare
January 5, 2011 | PandemicFlu |
Big Pharma is licking its lips at the prospect of cashing in on a second round of the swine flu epidemic, despite the fact that the first outbreak of the virus in 2009 was proven to be a contrived hoax perpetrated by pharmaceutical companies in concert with the World Health Organization.
Exposure To Death Has Positive Effects For Some
January 5, 2011 | Consciousness |
Professionals who are constantly surrounded by death or dying people have a better understanding of the meaning of life, says a new study.
Probiotics May Help Fight Fat
January 4, 2011 | YourWeight |
Probiotic bacteria strains tailored to express produce conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may be able to modify fat tissues, and could play a role in the prevention and treatment of obesity, according to new research in mice.
10 Amazing Uses For Toothpaste
January 4, 2011 | Lifestyle |
Toothpaste: it whitens, brightens, deodorizes, removes stains, and restores and protects enamel (as long as it's fluoride-free). But toothpaste's cleaning capabilities work wonders on many things besides our teeth.
Widespread Concern Regarding Children and Medical Imaging
January 4, 2011 | JunkHealthcare |
The rapid growth in use of medical diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans, has led to widespread concern about radiation exposure in children as well as adults and the potential for future cancer risk in patients undergoing these tests.
With Childbirth, We Assume a New Status
January 4, 2011 | Consciousness |
It's a pleasure to have a child. With the child and the consequent involvement, if the very objective of happiness is adversely affected, isn't there something wrong in our attitude? And then, does not the situation call for re-evaluation? With the childbirth, you have assumed a new status -one of the Creator... .
More Women Catching On To The Dangers of Mammograms
January 3, 2011 | JunkHealthcare |
The awareness regarding the dangers of mammograms is expanding. Only half of eligible women in the United States are getting their annual mammograms, even if they have insurance to pay for the procedure, according to data presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Psychoenergetics: How Subtle Energies Relate To Human Consciousness
January 3, 2011 | Consciousness |
William A. Tiller, Ph.D. claims to have discovered a new class of natural phenomena which he calls "subtle energies", which manifest themselves in the practices of healers and other practitioners of the paranormal. His seminal book is the 1997 Science and Human Transformation, which postulates the existence of subtle energies, beyond the four fundamental forces, which act on the human consciousness.
Solar Scientist Proves Global Warming Fraudsters Wrong, Predicted Europe's Winter of Discontent
January 3, 2011 | ClimateChange |
Solar scientist Piers Corbyn from Weatheraction, a company specialising in long range weather forecasting, has been telling global warming fraudsters all along that charged particles from the Sun are almost entirely responsible for what happens to global temperatures. He was right.
Mothers Who Eat Diets Rich in Fruits, Vegetables and Rice More Likely To Have Girls
January 3, 2011 | Fertility |
Mothers who eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and rice are more likely to have baby girls, according to a new study that could help parents choose the sex of their children.