New study findings link common over the counter allergy and hay fever medication with a 54% occurrence increase in rates of Alzheimer’s and other dementia. from the Mirror UK The drugs have an ­“anticholinergic” effect, which blocks a chemical transmitter thatpeople with Alzheimer’s lack. Experts tracked the health of 3,434 over-65 and their use of anticholinergic.. read more →

In a new study, results show a link between coffee intake and a reduciton of the occurrence of skin cancer. There’s also data available showing that coffee can reduce the risk of dying from a scarred liver, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer, and reduce the risk of tinnitus. From Science Times.. read more →

In short summary, alcohol in large amounts leads to a variety of quite often fatal diseases and complications for those abusing it, and for those that have a genetic or familial history of alcoholism, the potential consequences of drinking have been well documented. However much study has been made on the data that surrounds those.. read more →

From the University College of London  Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness. Thousands of hydroxyapatite spheres (magenta), each just a few microns across, are found in large drusen deposits within the eye AMD affects 1 in 5 people over 75,.. read more →

When pasta is cooled down, your body digests it differently, causing fewer calories to be absorbed and a smaller blood glucose peak. And reheating it is even better – it reduces the rise in blood glucose levels by a whopping 50 percent. “…eating cold pasta led to a smaller spike in blood glucose and insulin than eating.. read more →

In a shocking release, research scientist Stephanie Seneff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a widely published author on topics ranging from Azlheimer’s Disease to autism and cardiovascular disease, raised plenty of eyebrows recently with a bold proclamation on autism at a special panel in Massachusetts about genetically modified organisms and other topics. “At today’s.. read more →

People who regularly drink from cans and plastic bottles may want to reconsider: A new study shows that a common chemical in the containers can seep into beverages and raise blood pressure within a few hours. The research raises new concerns about the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, which is widely found in plastic bottles,.. read more →

‘When he first came, he couldn’t stand up. Then he started taking little steps. Now he is flying again,’ says Cornejo. She has given the unnamed owl 10 weekly acupuncture sessions so far. ‘It stimulates self-curing mechanisms in the organism. It does not cause side-effects’ as some medicines do, she says. Read more: read more →

Great article with detailed data on sustainable numbers for aquaculture from Livable Future. The USDA Census of Aquaculture is the most important and comprehensive data source for understanding the trajectory of the U.S. aquaculture industry. Last conducted in 2005, the census is a snapshot of production amounts, methods, and sales information from thousands of aquaculture operations in.. read more →

Even though 60 to 75 percent of women with breast cancer have lumpectomies — a total of about 140,000 to 160,000 women — doctors and health insurers say relatively few are receiving the shorter treatment because it takes time to change ingrained medical practices, especially when a procedure has been used for decades and the new one offers no.. read more →

 “We found that 80% of the children were completely cured and living a physically and psychologically balanced life. The focus of the treatment through homeopathy was not to treat the isolated symptoms of the developmental disorder, but to treat the child as a whole and help in building up the personality traits of the child.. read more →

People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research. “When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat than those who cook less or not at.. read more →

We’ve all heard someone lament the current digital age of easy, fast information, and also the constant distractions that a smartphone can provide. But what sort of consequences does this new pattern of information consumption have on the mind, and how will it affect development of younger generations thought processes? While over exposure to Television,.. read more →

The mother-of-two, who swears by a vegan diet and plenty of yoga, explains to her readers that Eastern medicine has a different approach to Western medicine because, she says, it’s more holistic. She said: ‘The root of the problem is addressed, as opposed to a symptom being attended to with prescription medication, only to return… read more →

New Study : Stress leads to premature aging in girls, women.

New Study: Stress takes a toll on both mind and body. Stanford psychologist Ian Gotlib and colleagues at Stanford, Northwestern University and the University of California, San Francisco found one way to address this question. They studied healthy girls at high risk for developing depression because they have a family history of the disorder. These girls were stressed out, and they responded to.. read more →

The American Institute for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Researchers presented new evidence today that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their heat, drives the death of lung cancer cells and slows tumor growth in mice. The study was one of over 100 posters presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).. read more →

In a new editorial New York Times piece discussing Ellen Langer, an overview of some of her areas of study shows that some of the negative aspects associated with aging really can be “all in your mind”.  In one (study), she found that nursing-home residents who had exhibited early stages of memory loss were able to.. read more →

A recent study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. There were 72 subjects in this randomized controlled study. The acupuncture treatment group received 8 acupuncture treatments over a period of 4 weeks and night splinting was used as an additional.. read more →

Cuba is ready to release a new “homeopathic” cancer drug to the international market. Marketed as Vidatox, it is the result of work by Cuban biologist, Misael Bordier with the venom of the blue scorpion. Read more about this here in Spanish:  Translated here in English: A Cuban pharmaceutical laboratory has been overrun by.. read more →

United Press International 03-31-11 A U.S. researcher says she has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup from Quebec — five of which have never been seen in nature. Navindra Seeram of the University of Rhode Island also confirmed that 20 maple syrup compounds she discovered last year in preliminary research play a.. read more →

A marketing effort gone awry leads the Cleveland utilities director to test a bottle of Fiji water, finding significant levels of arsenic. Fiji is a high end bottled water retailer, that exports their water from Fiji, having exclusive access to the aquifer, while the local population of the islands make do with water often not fit for human consumption… read more →

With the Diamond Jubilee underway to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years as head of England’s Royal Family, much has been made of how consistently healthy, and well kept the Queen is regardless of weather, chill, or extreme amounts of travel. In a recent article in the Daily Mail, they go over some of her secrets;.. read more →

Scientists have found a link in a body’s Amino Acid production and pre-stage Pancreatic Cancer. from MIT NEWS The study, which appears today in the journal Nature Medicine, is based on an analysis of blood samples from 1,500 people participating in long-term health studies. The researchers compared samples from people who were eventually diagnosed with pancreatic.. read more →

“The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated,” Doshi says. from NEWSMAX HEALTH A Johns Hopkins scientist has issued a blistering report on influenza vaccines in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Peter Doshi, Ph.D., charges that although the vaccines are being.. read more →

The Today Show’s Bobbie Thomas has been chronicling her experiences with alternative treatments and IVF in her quest to have children. At the recommendation of her doctor, Thomas is incorporating Eastern medicine to her routine, including cupping and acupuncture, in the hopes that it will improve her odds of becoming pregnant. Read More: read more →