With a limited amount of antibiotics available to properly treat illness, and the potential rise of superbugs some doctors are concerned about anecdotal statements about allergies associated with antibiotics being pinned to the permanent record of patients, often when that patient can’t recall how or why it was listed as a possible allergen. Many times.. read more →

Last week the Deputy Chairman of the British Medical Association, announced research which found those who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs are more than twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease in later life than those who do not. from The Express UK A study last week showed statin use increases the risk of diabetes by 46.. read more →

Recently NBC sent a crew to film Keith “One Time” Thurman getting acupuncture and Medical Qigong from Martin Keane at Classical Medicine in preparation for tonight’s big bout. If you missed the TV broadcast click HERE From www.TampaBay.com Thurman, who is Clearwater raised and St. Petersburg trained by Dan Birmingham, defends his WBA welterweight title.. read more →

From the Epoch Times A Stanford University study finds acupuncture effective for reducing the need for sedative medications for neonates and infants undergoing treatments in the intensive care unit. Dr. Golianu, MD (Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University), Christina Almgren, PNP (Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford University), et. al., note that high doses of opioids and benzodiazepines.. read more →

Ongoing study has been conducted by scientists seeking the answer to causes of weight gain and obesity. In recent studies a team of researchers turned their attention to the times that we choose to eat, and how this could potentially affect weight gain. From the New York Times A new study, which appeared in the journal.. read more →

Lack of exercise leaves a person at greater risk of early death than does being obese, according to a study published this evening. And it could take little more than a daily 20-minute walk to reduce the death toll due to inactivity. A huge study of more than 334,000 European men and women showed that.. read more →

From Harvard Health Publications General physical fitness and targeted exercises to improve balance can prevent falls. But so can staying mentally active to maintain brain health. A sharp mind helps you to think — and stay — on your feet. “We need careful planning of our movements, decision making, reaction time and attention,” says Brad Manor,.. read more →

In new studies on how the mind works, scientists find that those those that vote Republican and those that vote Democrat literally have different brains, in the way that the brain functions. From Mother Jones: in the American Journal of Political Science, a team of researchers including Peter Hatemi of Penn State University and Rose McDermott.. read more →

A new study finds a link between households that use dishwashers to clean their dirty dishes and a higher incidence of children with allergies. However with households that hand wash dishes, children do not have this prevalence. Scientists opine that a lack of microbe exposure, instead of leading to illness, can actually lead to negative.. read more →

From the NY Times Symptoms of complicated grief commonly include intense yearning, longing or emotional pain; frequent preoccupying, intrusive thoughts and memories of the person lost; a feeling of disbelief or inability to accept the loss; and difficulty imagining a meaningful life without that person. “People with complicated grief often feel shocked, stunned or emotionally.. read more →

Creative writing, or creative expression of one’s self via writing is linked to better sense of well being via ongoing study. While hard to measure in perfect scientific means, the anecdotal evidence is so substantial that it has been adopted as a form of treatment in many institutions. From: New York Times Much of the.. read more →

Science and technology meet in some ways unexpectedly. A recent practice of 3-d printing patient’s body, bones and organs allow surgeons a dry run without consequences. Those adopting this technology cite faster, more accurate surgery as the physicians can literally practice the procedure on the actual persons “body” that they will then conduct the real.. read more →

New study finds that most relations of someone with autism do not share the same genetic risk factors of the disorder. Doctors are now rethinking how a person’s genetic material relates to potential offspring with autism or other similar diagnosis. Read More: From NY TIMES  Most siblings with a diagnosis of autism do not share the same.. read more →

While many proposals for “genetic code” based diagnosis have been suggested as the most efficient way to potentially unravel potential illnesses, many scientists disagree, citing evidence that simple blood tests have been much better historical predictors of diabetes and other illness. This may be even more important due to the diet based, lifestyle based illnesses.. read more →

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: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2873331/Oh-owl-Acupuncturist-treats-bird-prey-learning-fly-needles-talons.html#ixzz3MO7lubOj 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 →