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Compensation system urged for research victims / Rob Stein / August 30, 2011 / Washington Post / “The United States should implement a system to compensate research subjects for research related injuries,” said Christine Grady of the National Institutes of Health, who helped present the findings of the subcommittee. “Many countries around the world and some U.S. research institutions have actually moved forward and developed compensation systems.” Read more...

Average daily sugar consumption among male teenagers in the form of sodas, energy drinks, and sweetened fruit juices was more than double the government's recommended limit for all added sugar in the diet, a large national survey found.Teen Boys Drink a Whole Lot of Sugar / John Gever, MedPage Today / September 01, 2011 / Sugar drinks were defined in the analysis as sugar drinks as sweetened fruit drinks, sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and sweetened bottled waters. They do not include diet beverages, 100% fruit juice, sweetened teas, or flavored milks. Read more...

Chocolate Reduces Heart Disease Risk / LiveScience - Yahoo / Aug 30, 2011 / The findings might sound a little familiar. A number of recent studies have shown that eating chocolate has a positive influence on human health. It's been shown to reduce blood pressure and improving insulin sensitivity (insensitivity can be an early sign of diabetes). But its effect on heart disease and stroke risk was less clear, the researchers said. Read more...

Want To Lose Belly Fat? Aerobic Exercise Beats Weights / Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today / 30 Aug 2011 / If you want to lose belly fat, the most damaging to your health, you will be more successful if you do aerobic exercise than resistant training, researchers from Duke University Medical Center reported in the American Journal of Physiology. Read more...

Sidesaddle Kitchen wants you to take a second look at vegan desserts. (Photo: High Beam Media).Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. Fans pitch in to help a popular Bay Area vegan dessert company stay afloat. / Lesley McCave / August 26, 2011 / When San Francisco Department of Public Health shut down the city’s popular Underground Market in June, some artisan food sellers might have been forgiven for throwing in the towel. Not so Laura Miller. Read more...

Why is Celiac Disease on the Rise? / Lisa Collier Coo / l Aug 23, 2011 / Yahoo / Nearly five times as many Americans have celiac disease today than in the 1950s, a recent study of 9,133 young adults at Warren Air Force Base found. Another recent report found that the rates of celiac disease have doubled every 15 years since 1974. The debilitating digestive disease is now estimated to afflict about 1 in 100 Americans. Why is exposure to gluten--a protein in found in barley, wheat, rye, and possibly oats, as well as other everyday products, including some brands of lipstick, vitamins and lip balms—making more people sick than ever before? Read more...

The new study “represents the first randomized trial to our knowledge to assess the ability of an intervention that counsels for consumption of these cholesterol-lowering foods to reduce LDL-C at 6-month follow-up in real-world conditions,” the researchers wrote.Special Vegan Diet Lowers Cholesterol Significantly, Study Finds / August 24th, 2011 / helpingyoucare / A new study conducted by Canadian scientists has found that a special vegetarian diet including soy, nuts, viscous & plant sterol, lowered bad cholesterol significantly, without the assistance of drugs, over a six month period. In fact, study participants on this diet showed a significantly greater lowering of bad cholesterol than those on an ordinary vegetarian diet of low-fat and whole grains, over the same period. Read more...

Vegans spread the word: the carnivore is over / Michael Bachelard / August 28, 2011 / Sydney Morning Herald / He said if people realised the scale of the risk, they might be prepared to make such a radical lifestyle change to reduce greenhouse gases. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Latest research plus decades of trial and error have shown us the the Vegan diet definitely works when nutritional balance is achieved. Changing from an animal product based diet will take some body metabolism adjustments while getting a good broad spectrum of nutrients. Simply look at latest research for results.

FDA food safety and other tips for hurricane preparedness / Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY / 1-27-2011 / Discard refrigerated perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items after 4 hours without power. Read more...

The WHO backs vitamin A supplementationVitamin A pills 'could save thousands of children' / 26 August 2011 / BBC / Writing in the British Medical Journal, UK and Pakistani experts assessed 43 studies involving 200,000 children, and found deaths were cut by 24% if children were given the vitamin. Read more...

A countrywide import alert for Mexican papayas that requires all shipments to have documentation of third-party lab tests was issued the same day the Food and Drug Administration announced expanded collaboration with Mexico on food safety measures.  Countrywide import allert for Mexican papayas / ThePacker / 08/25/2011 Coral Beach / A Salmonella Agona outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 23 states prompted the import alert, said Doug Karas of the FDA’s public affairs office. The outbreak spurred a voluntary recall by Agromod Produce Inc., McAllen, Texas, of all fresh papayas it sold before July 23 when they tested positive for a salmonella strain in routine FDA sampling. Read more...

The benefits of a plant-based diet - which one might be right for you? / August 25, 2011 / Osceola Sentinel-Tribune (ARA) - Could we be turning the corner to becoming a healthier nation? As obesity rates continue to rise across the country and health-related issues take center stage, everyone from health experts and government officials to the American public are becoming more conscious of the role diet plays - healthy or otherwise - in a person's overall well-being and how the effects of poor nutrition impact our nation's burgeoning health care costs. Read more...

Study: Diet lowers bad cholesterol (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)Study: Diet lowers bad cholesterol / Sasha Gusain, Health Me Up | Aug 25, 2011 / Times of India / While the fact that certain foods like soy products and leafy vegetables lower bad cholesterol is not new, this study gains significance when you consider that diet alone, devoid of any medication, can benefit a person with high cholesterol. This goes back to the increasing realisation in dietary studies - that diet and exercise can benefit mind and body just as well as medicine, if not better. Read more...

The Epidemic of Florida Medicare FraudThe Epidemic of Florida Medicare Fraud / Bill Singer / 8/24/2011 / Forbes / On February 10, 2011, federal prosecutors indicted 21 Miami-area residents (including two doctors, six nurses, eleven patient recruiters) in connection with their alleged participation in a $25 million home health care Medicare fraud scheme. The Indictment alleged charges including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, making false statements, and soliciting kickbacks. Read more...

Agents dismantle alleged pill mills that netted $40 million / Dale K. DuPont | Reuters 8-23-2011 / The clinics wrote prescriptions for large quantities of oxycodone, which authorities said were used by traffickers and addicts. Read more...

High salt, low activity also bad for brain health / Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY / 08-23-2011 / "These findings are important because they help people know they can be proactive in retaining healthy brains as they age," says Carol Greenwood, one of the study's lead researchers and a professor at the Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care at the University of Toronto. "Baby Boomers especially need to know that sitting on the couch watching television for long periods of time and eating salty snacks is not good for them." Read more...

The study indicates that more soybeans and nuts in the diet would be beneficial. (Los Angeles Times)Certain foods may be the best medicine for lowering 'bad' cholesterol / Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times / August 23, 2011 / A diet including things like soy protein and nuts lowers LDL or 'bad' cholesterol more than statin drugs or a low-fat diet, a study finds. Read more...

Bill Clinton: From omnivore to veganFrom omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of Bill Clinton / David S. Martin, CNN August 18, 2011 / His dietary saga began in 1993, when first lady Hillary Clinton decided to inaugurate a new, healthier diet for her husband. In a meeting, she asked Dr. Dean Ornish to work with the White House chefs, who were accustomed to high fat, French cuisine. Read more...

Feds Resist Control for 2nd Most-Abused Pain Drug / CHRIS HAWLEY, NEW YORK August 21, 2011 (AP) It is the nation's second-most abused medicine, linked to murders, celebrity overdoses and a rising tide of violent pharmacy robberies. But since 1999 federal regulators have put off deciding whether to tighten controls over hydrocodone, the addictive narcotic that is the key ingredient in Vicodin and other medicines. Read more...

Mama Mountain.   Mount Belukha rising from the Earth.   Rising like a life-giving breast, source of all beings.   Glacial milk feeding the essence of humanity.   Milked, for love of life,  by conscious intention.Healing with the Energies of the Altai Mountains / Helena Pyykko / 08-21-2011 / HealingNews / The full moon ceremony was taking place on various spots of the Altai Mountains in Siberia. People from all parts of the globe gathered to form points on the energy grids of the Altai frequencies of healing, personal and planetary and bringing in the consciousness of Love for all the planet and it's people. Los Angeles seems to amplify whatever energies are in the Universe, like a giant mega-phone. Read more...

Four Lifestyle Factors Tied To Longer, Healthier Life / Catharine Paddock PhD / 21 Aug 2011 / Medical News Today / Don't smoke, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and go easy on the alcohol, and you are likely not only to have fewer chronic health problems, but also to live longer, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that concludes neglecting to follow these four healthy behaviors is responsible for much of the illness and death linked to chronic diseases. Read more...

(George Frey)Does banning use of food stamps for soda reduce obesity? / Sarah Kliff / 08/21/2011 / Washington Post / On Friday, the USDA shot down the idea, which would have required a waiver from the food stamps program. In a letter to a New York state official, quoted by the New York Times, the Agriculture Department “wrote that the waiver the city sought was denied because of the logistical difficulty of sorting out which beverages could or could not be purchased with food stamps,” among other reasons. Read more...

Fulla Nayak claimed that smoking cannabis every day was her secret to long life.125 Year Old Pot Smoker Claims Weed Was Her Secret To Longevity / August 15, 2011 / beforeitsnews / She had never suffered any debilitating ailment throughout her life. Except for her weak eyesight, Fulla maintained good health and used to walk without support. Read more....

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Smoking, exhaust fumes, smoke from grills burning animal carcass, etc... ALL can adversely affect our health and well being by spewing carcinogen into the atmsophere, yet not always. The human body in its diversity does not always react the same way for all people. Example: Some people thrive on the smoke of marijuana that sometimes helps them with numerous ailments, while others find it uncomfortable and extremely debilitating. I advocate freedom of choice, and do not consider its use criminal. Look at issues like this objectively before accusing others of committing harm.

Dance Club Drug Ecstasy Developed to Cure Cancer / IBTimes | August 20, 2011 / Study authors wrote that using enough MDMA to effectively treat a patient with a malignant tumor would likely kill cancer cells. Read more...

Bill Clinton: poster child for plant-based diet / czap | 08-19-2011 / The Lookout - Yahoo / Clinton first dropped red meat to shed weight for his daughter Chelsea's wedding. The president referenced a study that people with heart disease who switched their eating habits eventually saw their bodies healed. The elder statesman, who celebrates his 65th birthday on Friday, told Yahoo! News that he is taking his diet and health seriously so as to ensure that he'll be around to enjoy his future grandchildren. Read more...

Boomers will be spending billions to counter aging / DAVID CRARY, AP - Google / 08-20-2011 / It adds up to potential bonanza. The market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects that a boomer-fueled consumer base, "seeking to keep the dreaded signs of aging at bay," will push the U.S. market for anti-aging products from about $80 billion now to more than $114 billion by 2015. Read more...

A solar flare bursts from a sunspot region. Scientists have found that by listening to sounds the sun makes, they can better predict the appearance of sunspots. (NASA / August 19, 2011)Listening to the sun may improve space weather forecasts / Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / August 20, 2011 / Sunspots, those dark regions on the surface of the sun whose high magnetic activity has ripple effects for Earthlings, seem to emerge and fade without warning. But now, by listening to the sounds the sun makes, scientists have managed to predict when a sunspot will appear up to two days beforehand. Read more...

Poop is in the air: Study / QMI AGENCY / TORONTO SUN / AUGUST 19, 2011 / "We breathe in bacteria every minute we are outside, and some of these bugs may have potential health implications," said study co-author Noah Fierer, an assistant professor at CU-Boulder. Read more...

Former president Bill Clinton's current goal is to avoid food that could damage his blood vessels.From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of Bill Clinton / David S. Martin, CNN / August 18, 2011 / Former President Clinton now considers himself a vegan. He's dropped more than 20 pounds, and he says he's healthier than ever. His dramatic dietary transformation took almost two decades and came about only after a pair of heart procedures and some advice from a trusted doctor. Read more...

Drug shortages lead to price gouging / Liz Szabo, USA TODA / 08-18-2011 / While pharmaceutical price gouging isn't illegal, it is sleazy — and potentially dangerous, says Mike Cohen,of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which is conducting research on the "gray market" for prescription drugs Read more...

Study finds mother's fat harms embryo development / Kate Kelland, LONDON | Wed Aug 17, 2011 (Reuters) - Exposing eggs to high levels of saturated fatty acids of the type commonly found in the ovaries of obese women and those with diabetes can harm the development of the embryo, according to research published on Wednesday. Read more...

Boxes of breakfast cereal featuring the Lilo & Stitch cartoon characters on supermarket shelves are shown in this July 15, 2005 photo. (Richard B. Levine/Newscom)Cartoons on Food Boxes Create Nagging Children / LARA SALAHI, ABCNews / Aug. 16, 2011 / It's a tried-and-true marketing method: Slap a famous cartoon on food boxes and odds are children will be more likely to seek the food out at the store. But research now suggests that silly cartoons appearing on food boxes may also determine whether children will pester their mothers to buy the food and also the level of nagging parents are likely to experience. Read more...

Malpractice: Many Claims but Few Big Paydays / Todd Neale / MedPage Today / August 17, 2011 / Over the course of a career, most physicians will face at least one malpractice claim, but the likelihood of litigation is much greater for neurosurgeons than it is for psychiatrists -- and about three out of every four malpractice claims are resolved with no payment to the plaintiffs, researchers found. Read more...

Swimming or diving into warm freshwater bodies could expose kids to an extremely rare amoeba infection.Brain-eating amoebas blamed in three deaths / Madison Park, CNN / August 17, 2011 / The amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, is the only type that infects humans and is more than 95% lethal. The first death in 2011 occurred in June in Louisiana, according to the CDC. Read more...

Cancer may be a lot more devious than researchers have realized. Cancer sneakier than scientists suspected / Ryan Jaslow / August 16, 2011 / (CBSNews) ...findings like these, presented at this past spring's American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Orlando, Fla., tweak the prevailing theories on how cancer spreads, which can signal a need for new treatments. Especially because so little is known about some of these new theories, including the microbes - which contain individual sets of DNA themselves - and seem to communicate with cells throughout the body. Read more...

Understanding how cancer begins and then grows is fundamental to one day preventing the disease. Here, we explain three new theories for how cancer may form.Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus / GEORGE JOHNSON / August 15, 2011 / NYTimes / These days “junk” DNA is referred to more respectfully as “noncoding” DNA, and researchers are finding clues that “pseudogenes” lurking within this dark region may play a role in cancer. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Cancer within our bodies is as natural as life itself. We cannot live without it and will die unless we feed it correct nutrients, mainly by avoiding junk and clogging fats. Fresh organic foods are the best choice, a better investment than insurance. This keeps our cellular structure they way it was intended, leading to better health and well being.

It is ironic that medical interests controlling most of the funding for cancer often prescribe debilitating treatments leading to severe problems, yet have not been able to tell people why they even have the cancer.

Former president Bill Clinton's current goal is to avoid food that could damage his blood vessels.From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of Bill Clinton / David S. Martin, CNN / August 18, 2011 / Former President Clinton now considers himself a vegan. He's dropped more than 20 pounds, and he says he's healthier than ever. His dramatic dietary transformation took almost two decades and came about only after a pair of heart procedures and some advice from a trusted doctor. Read more...

Drug shortages lead to price gouging / Liz Szabo, USA TODA / 08-18-2011 / While pharmaceutical price gouging isn't illegal, it is sleazy — and potentially dangerous, says Mike Cohen,of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which is conducting research on the "gray market" for prescription drugs Read more...

Study finds mother's fat harms embryo development / Kate Kelland, LONDON | Wed Aug 17, 2011 (Reuters) - Exposing eggs to high levels of saturated fatty acids of the type commonly found in the ovaries of obese women and those with diabetes can harm the development of the embryo, according to research published on Wednesday. Read more...

Boxes of breakfast cereal featuring the Lilo & Stitch cartoon characters on supermarket shelves are shown in this July 15, 2005 photo. (Richard B. Levine/Newscom)Cartoons on Food Boxes Create Nagging Children / LARA SALAHI, ABCNews / Aug. 16, 2011 / It's a tried-and-true marketing method: Slap a famous cartoon on food boxes and odds are children will be more likely to seek the food out at the store. But research now suggests that silly cartoons appearing on food boxes may also determine whether children will pester their mothers to buy the food and also the level of nagging parents are likely to experience. Read more...

Malpractice: Many Claims but Few Big Paydays / Todd Neale / MedPage Today / August 17, 2011 / Over the course of a career, most physicians will face at least one malpractice claim, but the likelihood of litigation is much greater for neurosurgeons than it is for psychiatrists -- and about three out of every four malpractice claims are resolved with no payment to the plaintiffs, researchers found. Read more...

Swimming or diving into warm freshwater bodies could expose kids to an extremely rare amoeba infection.Brain-eating amoebas blamed in three deaths / Madison Park, CNN / August 17, 2011 / The amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, is the only type that infects humans and is more than 95% lethal. The first death in 2011 occurred in June in Louisiana, according to the CDC. Read more...

Cancer may be a lot more devious than researchers have realized. Cancer sneakier than scientists suspected / Ryan Jaslow / August 16, 2011 / (CBSNews) ...findings like these, presented at this past spring's American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Orlando, Fla., tweak the prevailing theories on how cancer spreads, which can signal a need for new treatments. Especially because so little is known about some of these new theories, including the microbes - which contain individual sets of DNA themselves - and seem to communicate with cells throughout the body. Read more...

Understanding how cancer begins and then grows is fundamental to one day preventing the disease. Here, we explain three new theories for how cancer may form.Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus / GEORGE JOHNSON / August 15, 2011 / NYTimes / These days “junk” DNA is referred to more respectfully as “noncoding” DNA, and researchers are finding clues that “pseudogenes” lurking within this dark region may play a role in cancer. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Cancer within our bodies is as natural as life itself. We cannot live without it and will die unless we feed it correct nutrients, mainly by avoiding junk and clogging fats. Fresh organic foods are the best choice, a better investment than insurance. This keeps our cellular structure they way it was intended, leading to better health and well being.

It is ironic that medical interests controlling most of the funding for cancer often prescribe debilitating treatments leading to severe problems, yet have not been able to tell people why they even have the cancer.

Risk of Autism Recurrence Higher Than Thought / Kathleen Doheny / WebMD Health News / Aug. 15, 2011 -- The risk of autism in a child whose older sibling has been diagnosed with the disorder is higher than previously believed, according to new research. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Siblings in families are sometimes fed the same "less than favorable" foods while mandated excessive vaccinations resulting in increased toxin / pathogen inoculation. This could answer research questions without spending $millions to prove something that is obvious, why autism recurrence is much higher in these families. Common sense would often make us healthier and happier when practiced.

Two new studies challenge the idea that all obese individuals need to lose weight.Should all obese people lose weight? / Madison Park, CNN / August 15, 2011 / The challenge is determining who are the "healthy obese" and those who may not have complications now but may develop them in the future. Read more...

Talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has launched a new website to help people who want to stop eating meat and animal products called Going Vegan with Ellen. Ellen Launches Going Vegan Website / Jake Richardson / Aug 13, 2011 / CARE2 / Talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has launched a new website to help people who want to stop eating meat and animal products called Going Vegan with Ellen. The site provides recipes, tips, information on how to start becoming vegan, frequently asked questions, reasons for adopting such a diet, and book and movie suggestions. Read more...

Dance classes provide stress relief, therapyA healing dance Dance classes provide stress relief, therapy / KIM BROWN / 8/11/2011 / tulsaworld / The program aims to use dance in two ways: The Recovery Dance class is for those overcoming addiction, eating disorders and depression; and the Recovery in Motion class designed for obese people, who are discouraged from going to the gym or other exercise classes. Read more...

A Less Traveled Road to Healing and Flourishing / Paul T. P. Wong / PRWeb / Aug 12, 2011 / “The mental health needs are great everywhere,” Dr. Paul Wong observed as a registered clinical psychologist. “These needs cannot be met by the medical establishment alone. We need preventive measures as well as effective psychological interventions that accentuate on the human potential for positive change and personal growth.” Read more...

Sun Hyun-joo, Oriental medicine doctor and nutritionistOriental medicine doctor endorses vegetarianism / Kelly Frances / 08-14-2011 / KoreaTimes / “Most people are unaware of the large amounts of antibiotics, hormones and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in animal products,” she said. Read more...

Women Smokers Have Higher Risk for Heart Disease / 14 August 2011 / SmartAboutHealth / In the journal “The Lancet,” researchers discovered that women who smoke have a 25 percent higher chance of developing heart disease relative to male smokers. In addition, the risk factor increased for every year that a woman smoked. Read more...

Depressed women have higher risk of stroke / Anita Manning / 08/12/2011 / USA TODAY / A study published Thursday in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reports that women with a history of depression have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than non-depressed women, and those who take antidepressants, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs (such as Prozac or Zoloft), face a 39% higher risk. Read more...

We spoke with Ami Zota, a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment and lead author of the study, about what the findings mean and what can be done.High levels of toxic PBDE found in pregnant California women / Molly Hennessy-Fiske / August 10, 2011 / Researchers believe the women's high PBDE levels were due to California’s strict flammability regulations enacted in the 1970s, which led manufacturers to add flame retardants to a wide variety of products, from electronics to furniture. Read more...

Breast cancer drug raises risk of heart problems in older women / HealthDay - USAToday / 08/10/2011 / The breast cancer drug Herceptin increases the risk of heart problems in elderly patients, especially those with a history of heart disease and/or diabetes, a new study says. Read more...

Tanning bed users' brains like addicts' / Aug. 10, 2011 DALLAS (UPI) Dr. Bryon Adinoff, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says about 120,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the United States each year, and while public knowledge of these dangers has grown, so has the regular use of tanning beds. Read more...

Toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke may have a more potent effect on women due to biological differences, scientists believe. Photograph: PAHeart disease risk greater for women smokers / 11 August 2011 / Guardian UK / Huge US study published in the Lancet finds risk of heart disease linked to smoking is 25% higher for women Read more...

Famine in SomaliaCholera Scourge Now Ravaging Somalia, U.N. Says / JEFFREY GETTLEMAN / August 12, 2011 / NYTimes / United Nations agencies and private aid organizations are struggling to respond to the needs and though some progress has been made in recent weeks, there are still many Shabab areas which are essentially off-limits. More than 100,000 people have recently fled famine areas and settled in make-shift camps in Mogadishu, which have become breeding grounds for measles, cholera and other diseases. Read more...

Organic Poultry Farms Have Lower Levels of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria / August 10, 2011 (HealthDay News) -- Poultry farms that have made the transition from conventional to organic farming have significantly lower levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than conventional poultry farms, a new study finds. Read more...

There are actually many ways in which to make your vegan grocery bill less shockingly expensive and it all begins with some basics that you may have to buy in advance,...Vegan diets more expensive? (Not really) / August 8, 2011 / Nicole Arciello Berhaupt / TimesUnion / Look, I realize that the economy is bad and not looking any better, but we can’t let our health go to the wayside either. We are all in the same boat, so let’s look at how we can make some changes in our pocketbooks and our health. Read more...

Warren Jeffs Not the Only Abuser / Lindsay Pollard-Post / 08-10-2011 / PETA / In 30 years of investigating factory farms and slaughterhouses, PETA has repeatedly caught workers taking their issues out on animals by violently beating them, screaming at them, and, yes, sexually assaulting them. Read more...

In this May 27, 2011 photo, T.J. Turner stands in his yard in Yellow Springs, Ohio, near a sign protesting the practice of fracking, a process used to extract oil or natural gas from hard rock formations. Turner is a local resident who was approached by a salesman for an energy exploration company to lease rights for drilling on his property. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Government panel: Fracking chemicals should be revealed / MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press / 08-11-2011 ALLENTOWN, PA. — A U.S. Department of Energy panel wants energy companies to reveal all the chemicals they use in a drilling technique that has allowed them to reach huge and previously inaccessible deposits of natural gas and paved the way for tens of thousands of new wells but that critics say could poison water supplies. Read more...

Wild blackberries as photographed in Wildcat Forest in Maryland. (Photo: clio1789 via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic)The Healing Power of the Common Blackberry / August 09, 2011 / Liza Field / The common, wayside blackberry has been found to prevent or shrink colon, esophageal, breast, cervical and lung cancer tumors, according to researchers at Ohio State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more...

Giving Thanks For The Healing Power Of Gratitude / GABRIELLE GAWNE-KELNAR / 9 Aug 2011 / Psych Central / Simply noticing the ‘good’ stuff in your life, and feeling deliberately thankful for them, underpins the whole movement of positive psychology. Read more...

The healing force of Qigong / MAJORIE eCHIEW / August 9, 2011 / thestar / QIGONG is an ancient Chinese philosophy that focuses on manipulating energy or “life force” for preventive and curative purposes. Considered alternative medicine, qigong is touted to lead to the connection of mind, body and spirit. However, some researchers are sceptical and regard it a pseudoscience. Read more...

Natural Healing Creating Inner Peace now / Breda Gardner / 10th August 2011 / Waterford-Today / When we create worries – be they big or small – we create anxiety that can affect every organ in our body. When we get angry and let the feeling of anger accumulate in our cells, it can create illnesses that affect our blood, our liver and our heart. Symptoms in both cases may include headaches, raised cholesterol levels, high blood pressure or arthritis. It never ceases to amaze me how many people do not make the connection between their negative thoughts – fears, worries, anxieties, guilt etc - and their health. Once they do make that connection, the scales fall from their eyes, and they realise that happy, contented and peaceful people tend to be healthier people! Read more...

Healing Burns with Honey and Aloe Vera / Cathy Wong, About / August 10, 2011 / Aloe vera (an herb shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties) has been shown to speed up healing from burns. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests using aloe vera to treat first-degree burns (a type of burn marked by redness, pain, and slight swelling when pressure is applied to the skin). There's also some evidence that honey can help relieve burns by boosting the immune system. Read more...

Blood tests tied to anemia in heart attack patients / Frederik Joelving NEW YORK | Wed Aug 10, 2011 (Reuters Health) - Drawing blood for medical tests could make sick patients even sicker, hints a new study that suggests taking blood for testing, over and over, may not be as innocent as doctors used to think. Read more...

Red Meat, Bacon, Hot Dogs May Increase Risk for Type 2 DiabetesRed Meat, Processed Meat Linked to Diabetes Risk / Denise Mann / WebMD Health News / Aug. 9, 2011 -- Red meat, particularly processed red meats like bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, may increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The more processed or unprocessed red meat a person eats, the greater the risk, according to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read more...

For a typical consumer, the simple act of adding more potassium to your diet could tack on hundreds more dollars to your annual grocery bill.Healthy eating adds $380 to yearly grocery bill, study shows Fresh food choices can feel like luxury in lean times / Rita Rubin / msnbc / "Almost 15 percent of households in America say they don't have enough money to eat the way they want to eat," Seligman said. Recent estimates show 49 million Americans make food decisions based on cost, she added. Read more...

While you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, you can certainly teach your brain some new tricksEasy Exercises to Keep Your Brain in Shape / Dr. Maoshing Ni / Yahoo / Living to an old age isn’t much fun if you can’t remember anything. No matter what your age, you can protect your memory and keep your mind sharp with one habit: practice a mental exercise every day. Practice consistently, and by the end of the month, you will have a new brain-boosting habit that will pave the way for a long and memorable life! Read more...

"Mindless eating," a phenomenon coined by psychologist and Cornell University consumer behavior professor Brian Wansink, suggests that our eyes, rather than our stomachs, dictate how much we end up eating. (Max Oppenheim/Getty Images)Mindless Eating Your Way to Better Health / LARA SALAHI / Aug. 5, 2011 / ABCNews / Since plate size can influence how much a person eats, Wansink recommends using salad plates instead of dinner plates for any meal. Read more...

Weight loss boosts men's sexual health / ANI | Aug 6, 2011 / IBTimes / "The evidence that improvement can be achieved by modest weight loss, in particular when a diet is of high nutritional quality, is of public health significance in framing public health messages that resonate with men," he added. Read more...

Mindless Eating: Do You Eat More than You Think? / August 6, 2011 / International Business Times / Scientific experiments found that people make almost 20 times more daily decisions about food than they think, approximately 250 decisions per day. Because of this, we are affected by tiny cues such as family, friends, and packages. Read more...

Going vegan to beat disgust factor of animal slaughter / STEPHANIE SMART / 06 Aug, 2011 / Canberra Times / Factory-farmed animals are excluded from the protection of our animal welfare legislation, and are subjected to lives in cages where they are unable to walk or turn around for the duration of their short lives. Their stressful, lightless, overcrowded, faeces-filled living conditions are a breeding ground for disease so they’re pumped full of antibiotics which we ingest when we eat them. Read more...

Make meatless and cheese-less nights part of your life; on at least two other days, make meat a side dish, not a main course.Environmental Working Group studied that Lamb is the worst meat for our Environment / August 5, 2011 / My Green Australia - International Business Times / The EWG's "Meat Eater's Guide" doesn't necessarily promote a vegan lifestyle, though. Sure, everyone sticking to grains and forgoing meat entirely might be the best thing for the environment, but it's an unrealistic expectation. The report takes a more reasonable approach by encouraging meat eaters to simply eat less, and to eat local, grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free meat whenever possible. Read more...

Mediums that Heal / Rachel Saxon, Yahoo! / Aug 6, 2011 / There are different methods used for psychic healing by mediums. The main methods include talking session's prayer and mediation. They have proven to give outstanding results to people weighed down with illnesses and life's burdens and people who are battling serious conditions like cancer. Read more...

How Distance Healing Works / Rachel Saxon, Yahoo! / Aug 6, 2011 / The distance healer works the chi, prana, or meridian lines and sometimes uses the human energy field. The meridians and chakras are a part of the virtual reality of spiritual healing. We learn from quantum psychics that all things are relative to the universe in energy and all things are unified in one way or the other. Read more...

Healing with forgiveness (Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images)Healing with forgiveness / Oswald Pereira / Aug 5, 2011 / timesofindia / All faiths worldwide recommend it. There's universal agreement among religious leaders about its benefits. Every avatar of the Supreme Being and all His prophets have preached it. It's a prayer often recited by devotees in places of worship. And non-believers, too, are convinced of its great value. Doctors tell patients about its health benefits. Old and New Age gurus will break bread to celebrate its virtues. Pranic healers and reiki masters consider it a powerful healing tool. Read more...

Hospitals Fail in Support of Breastfeeding, CDC Says / KRISTINA FIORE, MedPage Today / Aug. 2, 2011 / ABCNews / Hospitals aren't doing enough to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more...

Not depressed? That doesn't mean your doctor won't hand you a prescription for antidepressants.  Antidepressants being prescribed needlessly, study suggests / David W Freeman / August 5, 2011 / CBSNews / More and more doctors are prescribing the drugs for patients who aren't suffering from depression or any other mental illness, according to a provocative new study. Read more...

Power companies prepare as solar storms set to hit Earth / Scott DiSavino, NEW YORK | Aug 6, 2011 (Reuters) - Three large explosions from the Sun over the past few days have prompted U.S. government scientists to caution users of satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment to prepare for possible disruptions over the next few days. Read more...

Has Your Drink Been Spiked? This Sensor Could Let You Know / August 6, 2011 / International Business Times / The device, which the scientists said should resemble a straw or stirrer in the final production, will be very small and low-maintenance. It was tested on both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including soda. Read more...

Is a healthy diet just too expensive? / DONNA GORDON , BLANKINSHIP / August 4, 2011 / StarTribune / A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier. Read more...

Screening Has Little Impact on Breast Cancer Deaths / Fran Lowry / WebMD / August 3, 2011 / "We were surprised. We thought there might not be that strong an effect of mammography, but that we would see something. But we barely saw anything," he said. "The main message is that we really have to work out what is going on with mammography screening in our population. We have plenty of data that screening for colorectal cancer and cervical cancer is worthwhile, but for breast cancer, it looks like mammography really doesn't do the job." Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: In Spring 2009 I put up http://www.BreastHealing.info to get out the truth, that mammograms are ineffective, and there are now better dianosis procedures tested as more accurate. Many have followed this research, and breast cancer deaths are now down. Come to your own conclusions.

Giant Rat Kills Predators with Poisonous Hair / Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience - Yahoo / 08-03-2011 / By utilizing the same plants that African tribesmen use to poison their arrows, the furry fury known as the African crested rat can incapacitate and even kill predators many times its size, researchers have found. Read more...

Wine Consumption May Protect Against Nasty Sunburn / Aug 2011 / Christian Nordqvist / Medical News Today / Flavonoids, found in grapes undermine the formation of the ROS in skin cells that are exposed to UVB and UVA rays. Read more...

A little exercise can do a lot for your heart. Even a little exercise spells big help for heart / Ryan Jaslow / August 2, 2011 / CBSNews / "The overall findings of the study corroborate federal guidelines - even a little bit of exercise is good, but more is better," Dr. Jacob Sattelmair, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a written statement. Read more...

Raw-Food Movement Pushes Deeper Into New York City / SUMATHI REDDY / AUGUST 1, 2011 / Wall Street Journal / There will be no oven when Rawvolution opens Monday in the East Village. No stove, either. Read more...

CDC: 1 death, 76 illnesses linked to ground turkey / MARY CLARE JALONICK / August 2, 2011 / BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON Federal officials say one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey, but the government so far has declined to say who produced the meat or initiate a recall. Read more...

Stub it out -- your brain will thank you. Smoking (as well as diabetes, hypertension and obesity) shrink the brain, a study finds (Daniel Barry)Warning: Habits and poor health in midlife can shrink your brain / Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times / August 1, 2011 / Brain shrinkage was linked to all four risk factors, though the pattern differed in each case. People with high blood pressure, for example, developed “white matter hyperintensities,” -- basically places in the brain’s white matter where damage is occurring -- at a faster clip than others did. And those who had diabetes in midlife had more rapid shrinkage of the hippocampus, part of the brain that’s crucial for memory. If you smoked, the whole brain shrunk more than if you didn’t. Ditto for being overweight. And more. Read more...

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