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Natural Back Pain Remedies To The Rescue

Natural Back Pain Remedies

Natural back pain remedies become valuable to most of us at some point. The National Institute For Health reports, “Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.” Many people go straight for the over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory pills which can… Read more »

Heartburn Symptoms Can Be Deceiving

Heartburn Symptoms

If you suffer from heartburn symptoms, you are not alone. It is estimated that 110 million people experience heartburn at some point in time and 25 million of those experience it on a daily basis as reported by Heartburn.com. It is not uncommon for people to question their symptoms and deciphering if it is truly… Read more »

Conspiracy Theories: ‘Vaccines Cause Autism’ Believed By Many Americans

vaccines and autism

Conspiracy theories involving medicine and health are actually some of the most believed by Americans. Chief among them is the idea that autism, MMR vaccine, and other medical maladies are linked, with about 20 percent believing there is a problem. In a related report by The Inquisitr, actress Kristin Cavallari refuses to have her children… Read more »

Water Birth Has No Proven Benefits? Moms And Experts Disagree

water birth with husband

Giving birth in water has come under attack in a joint opinion from two prominent medical organizations released on March 20. They assert that there is no proven benefit to water birth, and that it can carry some risks, therefore it is not recommended. But does their assertion hold water? Laboring in water may have… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization: Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

Marijuana Legalization Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

Marijuana legalization in Alabama just took a big leap forward as a bill allowing legal weed for medical purposes is about to be signed by Governor Robert Bentley. In a related report by The Inquisitr, country star Merle Haggard says legal weed could save the US economy. For example, a girl scout selling cookies outside… Read more »

Migraine Headaches Cures Include Caffeine: Give Me Coffee Now!

Migraine Headaches Cures Include Caffeine: Give Me Coffee Now!

Migraine headaches cures probably wouldn’t bring caffeine to mind as your first solution. But apparently coffee could significantly reduce the pain. In a related report by The Inquisitr, studies have shown that frequent migraine headaches are linked to higher stress levels and also to plastic bottles. Women sufferers run the risk of having heart disease… Read more »

Mumps Outbreak At Ohio State – Almost All Were Vaccinated

Ohio State Mumps Outbreak

There are now 28 confirmed cases in the mumps outbreak at Ohio State University as of March 18, 2014. All but one of those infected were vaccinated, according to Jose Rodriguez, spokesman for Columbus Public Health. This outbreak could still potentially grow, as students are returning from spring break and could have infected others during… Read more »

‘ADHD Does Not Exist,’ According To Chicago Doctor

Doctor Said ADHD Does Not Exist

According to a Chicago doctor, ADHD simply does not exist. Behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul said behavior issues linked to attention deficit disorders are actually caused other conditions, which are misdiagnosed. Throughout years of research, the doctor has identified at least 20 conditions that cause symptoms attributed to ADHD. As the number of children diagnosed… Read more »

Eating Disorder? Teen Claims She Can’t Eat Anything Except Spaghetti

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Eating disorder, or just a teen who hates her veggies? Meet Leah Frost, a teenager from UK who claims she can’t eat anything except canned spaghetti. The teenager says she cannot eat any other food aside from canned spaghetti and that she becomes anxious and afraid whenever she’s offered other types of food. According to… Read more »

Can New Chocolate Pills Improve Heart Health?

Chocolate Heart

Who doesn’t love chocolate? The creamy, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness is something that the vast majority of people will agree is a divine treat. We’ve all joked that chocolate is good for our health. We can only dream that this delicious concoction could somehow miraculously evolve into something that doctors would encourage us to eat. We’ve… Read more »

More Childhood ADHD Diagnosed And Treated With Drugs – Are There Other Options?

ADHD_Child

It is increasingly common for children to be diagnosed with childhood ADHD, and stimulant medicines such as Ritalin and Adderall are the go-to treatment. But could ADHD be a catch-all diagnosis that masks other underlying problems? And are there other alternatives to treating those symptoms besides medications which carry unwanted side-effects? The answer to both… Read more »

Marijuana Oil Promising New Treatment For Childhood Epilepsy

Marijuana Oil Leaf

Marijuana oil is one of the newest, and perhaps most surprising, treatments for children with intractable epilepsy. Though it may seem a horrific choice to dose a child with marijuana, a street drug surrounded by decades of controversy, it is important to note that many of these kids are out of options. Loving parents will… Read more »

Lesbian Sex HIV Transmission: First Confirmed Case Reported By CDC

Lesbian sex HIV transmission

Lesbian sex, statistically, carries the lowest risk for transmission of the HIV virus, compared to any other form of sexual contact. While cases of HIV transmission occurring as a result of sex between women have been reported, they are rare and none have been reliably confirmed. Until now. The Atlanta-based Center For Disease Control this… Read more »

Sugar Is Worse Than Weed, Americans Say

sugar

According to a poll by the Wall Street Journal, Americans say that sugar is far more dangerous than marijuana. This gives a new spin to the quote “Candy is dandy,” right? When Americans were asked to give their opinion on what the four most harmful substances were, sugar came in third at 15%. Marijuana, ganja,… Read more »

Edible Cricket Bars Create Buzz At Natural Products Expo West

Chapul Cricket Bars at the Natural Products Expo West 2014

I had the opportunity to spend last weekend feeding gourmet cricket bars to 67,000 people at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. The cricket bars are made by a company called Chapul, based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently, Chapul is the only company in the US that has a cricket-based food… Read more »

Raw Milk Study Delves Into Possible Health And Lactose Intolerance Benefits

lactose intolerance

A raw milk study designed to determine if drinking unpasteurized milk will aid lactose intolerance recently concluded. The Stanford University study conducted by nutritionists was published in the Annals of Family Medicine. The study did not find health benefits achieved by drinking raw milk, but one dairy farmer involved with the research noted “several limitations”… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk Of Pneumonia, Says New Study

sleep apnea pneumonia

Sleep apnea sufferers have a higher risk of getting pneumonia than those who do not suffer from the sleep condition, Canadian researchers say. In a study published by the Canadian Medical Journal, scientists concluded that the occurrence of the sleep disorder may lead to a higher chance of getting the deadly lung infection. The research… Read more »

New Medical Device Brings Hope For Migraine Relief

Migraine Pain Relief

The thought of migraine relief has become somewhat of a fairy tale to those who live with the chronic head pain. According to Migraines.com, more than 37 million people suffer from migraines in the United States alone. These painful attacks cause an intense, throbbing headache, and can bring on added symptoms such as nausea, vomiting,… Read more »

Cancer To Be #1 Killer In The United States

Cancer cell

U.S. doctors are concerned their abilities to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in the coming years as they face cuts to government health plans which includes reduced payments to physicians, will not be enough. As little as sixteen years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart… Read more »

Ovarian Cancer Linked To Obesity, New Study Says

ovarian-cancer-linked-to-obesity

Ovarian cancer risk increases with excessive body fat, according to a new study by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The study discovered that a 6 percent increase in the risk of getting ovarian cancer was observed with a 5 point increase in the Body Mass Index (BMI) of a woman. This groundbreaking study… Read more »

Pfizer Recalls Effexor For Latent Fatal Contaminations

Effexor

Drug company, Pfizer, has recalled two lots of their drug, Effexor due to contamination that may lead to health complications and even death. Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) is a very popular antidepressant drug. However, some of the bottles may be containing the drug called Tikosyn (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders. The… Read more »

Daylight Saving Time May Pose Health Risks

Daylight savings time presents health risks.

Daylight saving time might not only short you an hour of sleep this weekend — it also could have some adverse health risks. Although most of the United States will be setting back their clocks one hour Sunday at 2 am, those who do and still need to wake up early Sunday morning will be… Read more »

Want To Quit Smoking? E-Cigarettes Are NOT The Answer

quit-smoking-dont-use-ecigarettes

Quit-smoking tip number one: Do not use e-cigarettes. At least that’s what researchers from the University of California, San Fransisco are implying. According to their study, middle to high school students who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke real cigarettes. They are also less expected to quit smoking than students who don’t smoke e-cigarettes…. Read more »

Smoking Alcohol: Dr. Oz Reveals Dangerous New Weight Loss Trend

Dr-Oz-Smoking-Alcohol-Dangerous-Weight-Loss-Jessica-Simpson

With the Jessica Simpson’s of the world having achieved dramatic weight loss through healthy dieting programs such as Weight Watchers, Dr. Oz took to his show on Thursday March 6th to warn viewers of a dangerous new weight loss trend that could lead to serious consequences. Dubbed “Smoking Alcohol,” this new weight loss trend is… Read more »

Cure Found For Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers Hope To Treat Diabetics With Cell Manipulation

A new study, published on Sunday in Nature Genetics, revealed that doctors have discovered a rare genetic mutation that could help prevent overweight people from developing diabetes. Pfizer, the famous pharmaceutical company who funded the research, partnered with Amgen, who owns the company that provided the majority of the research, to complete the study. The… Read more »

Oil Pulling: New Health Craze Is Ancient Indian Medical Practice

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling, perhaps more accurately known as “oil swishing,” has been a health practice for several millennia, part of the Indian system of medicine known as Ayurveda. But here in the busy, bustling, post-industrial 21st century as we search for ways to heal the damage caused by our stress-filled lives, oil pulling is making a… Read more »