Disease Health Studies 

This Thyroid Tumor is No Longer Considered Cancer

Last week there was an announcement in the journal JAMA Oncology. An international panel of physicians has reclassified a type of tumor that has long been considered malignant as non-cancerous. This change will affect approximately 10,000 of the nearly 65,000 thyroid cancer patients diagnosed annually in the United States. This means those patients will not have to undergo removal of their thyroid, treatment with radioactive iodine, and regular examination for the rest of their lives, all just to protect against a tumor that was never life-threatening. This will undoubtedly open…

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Disease 

What Gulf Coast Residents Must Know Now About Mosquitoes

With the advent of the Zika virus, citizens on the Gulf Coast are interested in learning how to protect themselves from the mosquito-borne illness. A recent article in the Austin, Texas American Statesman offered some tips.  The writer pointed out that Texas mosquitoes are not yet thought to be carrying the virus, but they do pose a risk for other illnesses. And in the warm Gulf Coast states, April marks the beginning of mosquito season. While you may think of “mosquitoes” as a single category, Texas (as an example) has…

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Diet Disease 

How to Reduce Your Risk of Bladder Cancer

Every year, 60,000 people in the United States are stricken with bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in American men and the eighth most common cancer in American women. As part of the body’s excretory system, the bladder stores urine prior to urination. The lining of the bladder is the urothelium. When the cells of the lining propogate out of control, the result is bladder cancer. The signs of you may be developing bladder cancer include blood in the urine; dark brown, yellow or bright red…

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Disease Healthy Foods 

Beware of Bagged Lettuce!

Before you buy another bag of prepared, pre-washed lettuce, read this article. According to an article by health writer David Wolfe, one person in Michigan has died after eating bagged lettuce. Twelve more people, ages from three to eighty-three, have been sickened by a listeria outbreak that has been sourced to a Dole facility in Ohio. FoodSafety.gov says: Listeria is the name of a bacteria found in soil and water and some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can be present in raw milk and foods made from raw milk. It…

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Digestion Disease Healthy Foods Wellness 

How this Harvard-Trained Doctor Healed Himself

Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a physician who practices integrative medicine, and the author of a new book, The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease. His interest in holistic health grew out years of struggle with his own health issues. Palanisamy was graduating from Harvard and had been accepted to medical school at University of California, San Francisco, when he starting having pain in his wrist and numbness and tingling in his arms. The pain was diagnosed as repetitive strain injury (RSI). He was prescribed…

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Digestion Disease Health Studies 

New Hope for Crohn’s Disease

A new vaccine offers hope in the fight against Crohn’s disease.Researchers have conducted animal studies, and human trials will begin this summer. Meanwhile, fears are rising that the disease may be caused by a bug present in milk. One country with a very high incidence of Crohn’s disease is Scotland, where one in 200 people are living with the condition. Most victims are young people and children. Crohn’s can progress to bowel cancer, and as many as 75 percent of afflicted patients eventually need major surgery.

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Disease Health Studies 

Dangers of Thyroid Medication

Hypothyroidism is a disease affects 27 million Americans, eight out of ten of them women. 14 million of hypothyroid patients suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition. Additionally, there were 60,000 cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed last year. This is a disease of epidemic proportions, yet it receives little attention in the media. Most hypothyroidism patients are prescribed thyroid medication, which can have dire consequences. It is true that when a thyroid imbalance is severe, short-term use of a synthetic medication can be helpful. However, over the long-term, synthetic drugs…

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Diet Disease Health Studies Healthy Foods Supplements 

Vitamin C Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths

Research recently published in the European Journal of Cancer has found that high consumption of vitamin C by breast cancer patients improves the odds of survival. For decades, vitamin C has been touted as an effective treatment for cancer. The nutrient is a powerful antioxidant, and experts speculate it is part of a chemical reaction that produces hydrogen peroxide, which may destroy malignant cells. The Swedish study followed 17,696 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers analyzed the effects of both dietary and supplemental vitamin C on…

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Disease Health Studies Natural Remedies Supplements 

Prevent Heart Disease with CoQ10

The human heart beats over two billion times in the average lifetime, and pumps nearly 100 million barrels of blood. If you were to take the vessels through which your blood flows, and lay them out end to end, they would circle the globe four times. Your cardiovascular symptom includes your heart, blood and blood vessels. Mechanically speaking, it transports not just blood, but also hormones, enzymes, nutrients and other chemicals your body needs. And as science is just beginning to understand, it communicates with your brain. Because this system…

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