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Ayurvedic medicines found to be safe and effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee / Jessica Dolores - - Reading time 1 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Aging is a given. Because of this, most people can’t avoid diseases related to aging like hypertension, cataract, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and osteoarthritis (OA). Statistics show that OA is the most widespread joint disorder among people aged 60 years old and above in the U.S. Ar...

Potatoes GOOD for diabetics? Study finds prebiotic from potatoes actually reduces insulin resistance / Frances Bloomfield - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Diabetics and pre-diabetics are often told to avoid potatoes due to being relatively high on the glycemic index (GI). But, as a new study demonstrated, potatoes may actually be more beneficial than detrimental. MSPrebiotic, a natural, digestion-resistant starch made from potato (So...

Skin spray heals US woman’s flesh-eating bacteria wounds

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A US woman has been treated with an experimental skin spray after losing a third of her skin to flesh-eating bacteria

First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of treating superbugs

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A "game changing" new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an infection for the first time—and could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years.
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Obesity rates keep rising for U.S. adults

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the s...

Vitamin D found to reduce risk of death for those with heart disease / Isabelle Z. - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) When you find out that you or a loved one has heart disease, panic is an understandable reaction. After all, it’s the leading cause of death in the U.S. and many other countries. Despite this ominous status, however, there are several things you can do to stack the odds in your f...

Danger debunked: Study finds no evidence of marijuana use harming the kidneys / Edsel Cook - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Healthy users of medical and recreational marijuana will be relieved to hear about the results of a massive study published in The American Journal of Medicine. The researchers found no evidence that linked the occasional and light use of the drug to ill effects on kidney functio...

Analyzing past failures may boost future performance by reducing stress

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Insights from past failures can help boost performance on a new task—and a new study is the first to explain why. US researchers report that writing critically about past setbacks leads to lower levels of the "stress" hormone, cortisol, and more careful choices when faced with a new stressful t...
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Brain's tiniest blood vessels trigger spinal motor neurons to develop

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A new study has revealed that the human brain's tiniest blood vessels can activate genes known to trigger spinal motor neurons, prompting the neurons to grow during early development. The findings could provide insights into how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diso...

Sinus infections can get to your brain—but don't panic

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Here Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Food Poisoning

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Millions of Americans deal with the misery of food poisoning each year, and a new re...

Better test for ovarian cancer would take Pap farther

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Noisy workplace may wreak havoc on your heart

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove (HealthDay)—Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also b...

Opioid misuse more likely for educated baby boomers

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Malicious news media now openly attacking vaccine VICTIMS, blaming them instead of vaccine ingredients / JD Heyes - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
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The truth about pet cancer and the epidemic that no one talks about / Florence Garrington - - Reading time 1 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Pets and humans have more in common than you think. They form strong bonds with other pets and humans. They have personal preferences when it comes to toys and food. They can appreciate the simple joy of doing nothing all day. And just like us, our pets can also get cancer. This i...

Omissions On Death Certificates Lead To Undercounting Of Opioid Overdoses

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Obesity trigger identified within the human gut

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The key chemical for happiness and sadness, serotonin, is also a force in our body's weight gain and calorie control, and scientists say more research could reduce obesity rates.

How oral vaccines could save Ethiopian wolves from extinction

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A mass oral vaccination program in Ethiopian wolves could pave the way for other end...

Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia

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A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
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New flu forecasting system being rolled out; will aggressively push toxic vaccines with "science" propaganda / Ethan Huff - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City have come up with a new tracking system that they claim will be able to predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza before it starts to run its course. Published in the journal PNAS, a...

Researchers discover new anti-cancer protein

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An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein. The protein, called LHPP, prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver. The researchers led by Prof. Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, report in Nature that LHPP can also...
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Drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate change

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The face of American forests is changing, due to climate change-induced shifts in rainfall and temperature that are causing shifts in the abundance of numerous tree species, according to a new article. The result means some forests in the eastern U.S. are already starting to look different, but m...
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Could drugs used after an organ transplant protect against Alzheimer's?

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A UT Southwestern study in mice provides new clues about how a class of anti-rejection drugs used after organ transplants may also slow the progression of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
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Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All

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Public health interventions and antiviral drugs have put HIV on the ropes in the U.S. But it's unlikely that infections can be wiped out without a vaccine.(Image credit: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images)

Global burden of low back pain—a consequence of negligence and misinformation

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A series of groundbreaking papers from Australian and international researchers in T...

Vitamin D requires magnesium: You can take supplements but still stay deficient in D if your magnesium levels are too low / Zoey Sky - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
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Energy-absorbing plastic frame developed to protect troops from blasts that harm the brain / Edsel Cook - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) A joint study by two major Maryland universities have created a new shock absorbing device to protect the people inside military vehicles from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) during a landmine or IED blast, reported ScienceDaily. More than a quarter of a million members of the ...

Scientists identify genes that could inform novel therapies for EBV-related cancers

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VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers have identified two genes that are responsible for governing the replication of the Epstein-Barr virus, an infection that drives the growth of several types of cancer. The discovery could lead to the development of novel therapies for virus-associated diseases...

Blood pressure-lowering treatment strategies based on cardiovascular risk versus blood pressure: A meta-analysis of individual participant data

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by Kunal N. Karmali, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Joep van der Leeuw, David C. Goff Jr., Salim Yusuf, Alberto Zanchetti, Paul Glasziou, Rodney Jackson, Mark Woodward, Anthony Rodgers, Bruce C. Neal, Eivind Berge, Koon Teo, Barry R. Davis, John Chalmers, Carl Pepine, Kazem Rahimi, Johan Sundström, on b...

Causes of death and infant mortality rates among full-term births in the United States between 2010 and 2012: An observational study

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove by Neha Bairoliya, Günther Fink Background While the high prevalence of preterm b...

Marine researchers say recent sea star wasting disease epidemic defies prediction

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Beginning in 2013, a mysterious disease crippled sea star populations up and down the U.S. west coast. Over a matter of months, many sea star species died in record-breaking numbers, though the ochre sea star was among the hardest hit. Now, researchers have analyzed just how much the populations ...

State-by-state causes of infant mortality in the US

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Sudden unexpected death of infants (SUDI) was the most common cause of infant mortality among children born full term in the US according to estimates from a state-by-state study.

Limiting shifts for medical trainees affects satisfaction, but not educational outcomes

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Limiting first-year medical residents to 16-hour work shifts, compared to "flexing" them to allow for some longer shifts, generally makes residents more satisfied with their training and work-life balance, but their training directors more dissatisfied with curtailed educational opportunities. Th...

Metabolite therapy proves effective in treating C. difficile in mice

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A team of UCLA researchers found that a metabolite therapy was effective in mice for treating a serious infection of the colon known as Clostridium difficile infection, or C. difficile.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s World Mercury Project delivers vaccine safety details to Congress / JD Heyes - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Vaccine safety champion and medical choice advocate Robert F. Kennedy and his World Mercury Project have delivered a promised report to Congress providing details on a six-step program to “introduce sound science and transparency to our vaccination program” for children, accord...

Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: The past, present, and future of blood pressure- and cholesterol-lowering treatments

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by Maarten J. G. Leening, M. Arfan Ikram In a Perspective, M. Afran Ikram and Maarten Leening discuss the evolving approaches to determining cardiovascular risk.

Cockroaches' DNA reveals why they thrive in filthy places

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By identifying which genes are key to the bugs’ survival, scientists hope to find ways to better control themThe secrets of the cockroach’s ability to thrive in some of the most disgusting places on Earth have been discovered in its DNA. The American cockroach spread around the world after it...

What are opioids and what are the risks?

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US children now draw female scientists more than ever

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When drawing scientists, US children now depict female scientists more often than ever, according to new research, which analyzed five decades of 'Draw-A-Scientist' studies conducted since the 1960s. This change suggests that children's stereotypes linking science with men have weakened over time...

Does testosterone make you mean?

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The ‘risk-taking’ male hormone is blamed for everything from sexual violence to ...