Medical Journal Verifies That Vaccinated Populations Are Transmitting Disease Without Symptoms
Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated. However, more data continues to present itself suggesting that may be completely false. A new study published in BMC Medicine by Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellows Ben Althouse and Sam Scarpino points to a different, but related, source of the outbreak -- vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms of whooping cough, suggesting that the number of people transmitting without symptoms may be many times greater than those transmitting with symptoms.
The Unnecessary Cost of Cancer
Recently, a 60 Minutes special about the cost of cancer drugs was rebroadcast. In the broadcast, cancer specialists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center were profiled for their stance against the exorbitant cost of cancer drugs. Dr. Leonard Saltz, one of the chief specialists at the hospital and a leading authority on colon cancer, stated, "We're in a situation where a cancer diagnosis is one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy...and remember that many of these drugs, most of them, don't replace everything else. They get added to it. And if you figure one drug costs $120,000 and the next drug's not going to cost less, you're at a quarter-million dollars in drug costs just to get started."
5 Most Common Regrets The Dying Have
Priorities become crystal clear when people know their days are numbered, Bronnie Ware realised while working with terminally ill patients. She shares the five most common regrets the dying have.
Foods Claiming Fitness Benefits Make People Eat More and Exercise Less
We are a nation of dieters and we're attracted to foods promoting health and fitness because we love the promises of fast and easy weight loss. However products flogging fitness may encourage weight-conscious consumers to eat more and exercise less -- leading the scientists behind the research to call for closer monitoring of sports nutrition marketing practices.
Seaweed May Hold The Key To Treating Irritable Bowels
An extract from fucoidans may provide promise for treating a type of inflammatory bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis, a new study published in PLoS One suggests.
Avoiding The Sun Will Kill You Much Faster Than Embracing It
There a good chance you've adopted at least some of the messages from the media regarding sunscreen and avoiding the sun. But even though a vast body of evidence correlates sun exposure to skin cancer, it's not the cause.
Want To Lose Abdominal Fat, Get Smarter and Live Longer? Periodically Adopting This Dietary Pattern Gets It Done
Fasting has long been recognized as a powerful spiritual discipline and one of the simplest ways to detox the body of toxins. Now new research by the University of Southern California (USC) shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits.
Bad News For Vegans - Plants Can Sense Touch, Smell, and Even Hear Themselves Being Eaten
Vegans base their entire dietary patterns around abstaining from the use and consumption of animal products usually revolving around a philosophy (and opinion) that they are rejecting the commodity status of sentient beings. Unfortunately, the foundation of veganism is based on, at the very least, erroneous conclusions. Many vegans refuse to accept the fact that plants are also sentient beings and science has now shown that the kingdom Plantae have many of the same senses as animals. They are conscious organisms which can touch, smell, taste and even hear themselves being eaten. According to many vegans, that's acceptable because they have to eat something, however plant scientists are throwing their entire philosophy into a whirlwind as studies show that when it comes to senses, plants are really no different than even humans.
The Future Of Understanding Human Immunity Will Rest On Our Knowledge of Bacteria and Inflammation
Throughout the world, we will see proliferating technologies that will eventually assist in a greater understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the incredible interactions between nutrition and immunity. The short-sighted conventional medical approach of inserting microorganisms into the body will be replaced by our understanding new aspects of the complex relationship between bacteria and inflammatory processes which ultimately cause disease.
Men's Poor Health Decisions Measured In Financial Costs - 5 Ways To Protect Yourself
CTV recently published a story where the impact of men's poor health decisions was measured in annual financial cost. This was the breakdown:
Reduce Cancer By Over 40 Percent By Consuming Raw Garlic Just Two Times Per Week
Compounds within garlic produce reactive oxygen species in cancer cells, activating of multiple death cascades and blocking pathways of tumor proliferation. Eating garlic just twice per week reduces cancer risk without any side effects whatsoever.
Could Antibiotics Give You Diabetes?
Antibiotics can kill infectious bacteria and has helped to a certain extent save lives. But now there is disturbing evidence that they may be contributing to the disease--in other words, certain antibiotics may increase the risk of developing diabetes.
Essential Oils Stop Cancer In Its Tracks
Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. Their disease-preventing ability is no longer doubted, especially for cancer.
Study Finds Over The Counter Heartburn Antacids Could Give You A Heart Attack
Quick relief from acute heartburn and its chronic cousin GERD is a good thing. But is it worth risking a heart attack?
Eating Just 15 Grams of Nuts Extends Life and Substantially Prevents Early Death
Eating nuts daily has been linked to lower all-cause mortality in many studies. Dutch researchers have now found that snacking on just half a handful of nuts every day could significantly lower overall and cause-specific mortality.
Fertility and Father's Day
For men who are struggling with infertility, Father's Day can be a bittersweet experience. A recent study published in Vital Link noted that in the last 50 years, sperm levels have declined from 113 million/mL in 1940 to 66 million/mL in 1990. The researchers concluded that this is likely due to the increase of environmental estrogens, oxidative stress, and STIs.
Cheap Blood Test Reveals Every Virus You've Ever Been Exposed To
You'll probably remember the last time you had the flu, but what about that time you had measles – or was it chicken pox? Your blood knows: it keeps a record of every virus you've ever been infected with. A tiny drop of the stuff can now be tested to reveal a person's viral history.
7 Ways To Naturally Manage, Shrink and Eliminate Uterine Fibroid Tumors
Around 70% of women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives, however the majority of these women are only given one option when pursuing treatment via the conventional route -- a hysterectomy, which should never be an option. Some women never experience any symptoms while others have debilitating symptoms. The good news is most fibroids don't cause symptoms, don't require any fancy treatment, and almost never require a hysterectomy, despite what you may have heard from your doctor.
10 Of The Most Common Signs 30 Days Before A Heart Attack
Women generally have a much harder time than men when it comes to heart attacks. Women are more likely than men to die, be permanently disabled, or have a second attack within a year, yet a very insignificant amount of information is provided to women by their doctors and gynecologists to prevent heart attacks. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of U.S. men and women, accounting for 40% of all U.S. deaths. That's more than all forms of cancer combined. Here are the 10 most common signs to look out for.
Cannabis Coffee Growing in Popularity As Consumers Grow Wise To Medicinal Properties
Talk to anybody about Marijuana Coffee and they may refer to long existing establishments in Netherlands where licensed coffee shops have been serving it to customers for decades. However, the idea has firmly caught on in the United States, where pot-infused coffee is taking the market by storm as more consumers are finally becoming informed on the medicinal properties of this amazing plant.
Nano-Fibres Are Behaving As Nano-Blenders Within Plant and Animal Structures Due To Electromagnetic Radiation
Fibres or particles of fibre glass, asbestos, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide or similar insoluble silicates vibrate in situ, when subjected to various frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, causing them to behave as "Nano-Blenders". When these particles are within the body, the injury to the surrounding cell structures by the homogenizing of their adjacent material provides a medium for overgrowth of various precursor elements of cancers and other diseases.
20 Sources of Pain In The Body Each Directly Tied To Specific Emotional States
Pain is first energy, second perception, and third physical manifestation. There is no other source of pain but energetic. Physical presentation is always secondary. Every single origin of pain in our bodies can be traced back to a specific emotional state which functions to warn us that there is still work to be done in areas of our lives for which we have yet to integrate lessons. Once we integrate those lessons, the pain disappears.
Men's Health: Fathers and Would Be Fathers
Both current fathers and would-be fathers can agree that health is important. What are some steps fathers can take to be in good health to prepare for kids, and to keep up with the kids once they arrive?
Hormone-Mimicking Compound Still Found In Hundreds of Brands of Foods
In a survey of more than 250 brands of canned food, researchers found that more than 44 percent use bisphenol-A lined cans for some or all of their products.
Are We All Drinking Coffee At The Wrong Time?
How many of us roll out of bed and get our daily dose of java before we're even out of our pajamas? There is a perfect time to drink our beloved favorite beverage and to the surprise of most people, it's not in the morning.
Buy This Pan Once And You'll Never Need Another Again
The reason that cooking pans in the last 50 years have been a dismal failure for consumers is mostly due to planned obsolescence. Injecting the marketplace with cookware containing artificial and toxic coatings has only led to a breakdown of those constituents and a health hazard for millions of people. However, there is one pan that has stood the test of time, in fact thousands of years, and it's the only pan you ever really need.
Food Alert: Toxic Beetles Being Found In Organic Salad Greens In Canada and U.S.
Insects are a staple food in many diets around the world, however Iron Cross Blister Beetles are usually not on the menu. Food Inspection Agencies in Canada and the United States are on alert after the toxic beetles have been turning up in organic salads and packages of leafy greens.
5 Reasons The Most Dangerous Drug Is Not Illegal
Hundreds of millions of people indulge in one of the most dangerous drugs which is sold right over the counter. When it comes to harm done to other people and the users themselves, not heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana or even tobacco come close to the health and safety hazards caused by this one depressant.