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Gulf of Mexico oil platformsGulf Oil Spill Update: Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst Sea floor could erupt at any time, causing massive loss of life and major tsunami never before witnessed in modern history.

Ancient Healing Remedies Reintroduced Learn how many Ancient Native Americans survived and we can regain our health. Read more...

Drilling for Oil Destroys Environment “Fracing”, plain and simple, is the main reason drilling is one of the worst possible things we can do to our environment. Read more.

Defending Your Health vs Defending Your Life - Siri Khalsa - How I cleared a dangerous tumor without surgery and drugs.

Swine Flu Truths & Facts Lots of new information is coming out daily about inhumane factory farm lots, where conditions are beyond squalor. Read more...

Swine Flu VirusSwine Flu and Vaccine Programs Find out the truth - hidden agendas behind this newest pandemic, and its ramifications.

Excitotoxins are a Danger to Life

Do your part to get true Health Care Reform

Wellness Mind - Body - Spirit by Elizabeth Lawton

Balance: Mind-Body-Spirit This understanding is the essential foundation to health, happiness and prosperity. By Elizabeth N. Lawton, HHC

Autism, MMR3 Mercury Contamination , and the The Lancet Retraction of Dr. Wakefield Research No Parent Ever Complained to the UK's General Medical Council / Dr. Dennis Knicely / Feb. 15, 2010 / Healing News / Looking at all the evidence it becomes more and more obvious how the medical profession and vaccine manufacturers are in a direct conspiracy to infect the public with even more vaccines! Read more...

 

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Archive Postings - February, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: As we keep going there will be links to numerous pages featuring all the ways found to work in healing numerous ailments.

We are keeping a relatively open mind, looking at every alternative available to the extreme procedures using dangerous drugs, chemo / chemicals, and surgeries. Please feel free to contact us if you feel your input could help in any way. Thanks - The Editor

Dietitians recommend an ounce of almonds several times a week. / EVANS CAGLAGE/Dallas Morning NewsHealth benefits of most treats tied to moderation / LESLIE BARKER / Feb 28, 2011 / freep / Nuts, for instance, once thought to be merely delicious and fattening, are -- well, delicious and fattening. They've also been shown to be full of all sorts of such good things as omega-3 fatty acids. Thus dietitians recommend an ounce of them (especially walnuts and almonds) several times a week for health benefits. Read more...

Ask Alisa: I have to go dairy-free and gluten-free. Where do I start? / 02-28-2011 / Go Dairy Free / Alisa ~ First, take a deep breath, and relax. It’s going to be okay. During the first month of your transition, it may feel at times like there is nothing left to eat. But be patient and diligent. Soon the diet becomes second nature and you begin to explore all of the wonderful foods you can eat. Read more...

DEA bans chemicals used to mimic marijuana / Donna Leinwand / 03-01-2011 / USA TODAY / The DEA used its emergency power to control five chemicals used to coat the herbs. The DEA placed the chemicals into Schedule 1, the most restrictive category under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Schedule 1 drugs have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Read more...

Men can limit prostate risk through lifestyle improvements / 2011-02-28 / Private MD / For example, aside from genetic risk factors, a poor diet is one of the leading areas that can increase a man's prostate risk. Studies have shown that diets high in fat and calories can increase the risk of cancer, so limiting these food choices can play an important part in reducing cancer risk. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although conventional diagnosis and procedure is highly invasive, I post articles based on merit and truth, regardless of their source. Common sense often trumps all the blood tests, radiation diagnosis, genetic risks, or other conventional ways people often reach conclusions. I know elderly men that have reversed prostate cancer by simply praying, believing they could be healed, without surgery, chemo, or other invasive procedures, while MDs diagnosing them were amazed. Personally, I have avoided conventional medical procedure for decades, while staying well by simply eating and thinking correctly.

PCBs may impair fertility Study finds reduced embryo implantation in women with high levels of banned chemical / Janet Raloff / 02-28-2011 / ScienceNews / Because many PCB-containing materials are still in use and because any PCBs that enter the environment do not readily break down, people continue to encounter exposure to these potentially toxic compounds, most often through contaminated food. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: One of the main sources of PCBs was Monsanto, the same company behind DDT, DioxiPlease make a selection.n, Agent Orange, AZT, and now Genetic Modification as well as Roundup, another deadly poison not yet made illegal. When will they stop, or be held accountable for decades of contamination often leading to non reversible diseases? What will test results from GMO contamination tell us, that was never adequately tested for safety?

Healing Herbs of AyurvedaHealing herbs / Reena Singh & Sonal Srivastava / Feb 28, 2011 / Times of India / To lead an ayurvedic way of life, you should know your dharma, fulfil kama or desires in a dharmic way, and practice sukha sadhanam — that is, live right. For good health, necessary for sukha sadhanam, ayurvedic specialists use special healing herbs. Read more...

There’s a Hooker in the kitchen: Vegan Lentil Soup / Lauren Hooker / February 24th, 2011 / Arbiter Online / After soybeans and hemp, lentils are the third highest plant-based protein. This soup is packed full of flavor and nutrients, and is cheap to boot. Find your lentils in the bulk section and you’ll save even more. Read more...

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to elevations in blood pressure FEBRUARY 28, 2011 | Michael O'Riordan / TheHeart, London, UK - There is yet another reason to stay away from soft drinks, sweetened fruit juices, and sugar-loaded sports drinks: a new study has shown that there is a direct association between fructose and glucose intake and increases in blood pressure and that these sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with significant increases in systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Read more...

Teens should be banned from tanning booths, doctors say / Madison Park, CNN / February 28, 2011 / The intensity of the UVA radiation from tanning beds "may be 10 to 15 times higher than that of the midday sun," according to the report published in the journal Pediatrics. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Natural sunlight, that sometimes causes burning on outer skin layers, is not nearly as damaging as unnatural tanning booths. I still advocate natural sources, both from the Sun and from unprocessed plant sources for body nutrient. Carrots and other foods high in carotene help bodies resist burning form overexposure.

Healing properties of tea not just old wives'' tales / Coimbatore, Feb 27, 2011 / MSN (PTI) There is now scientific data that proves tea can have a calming effect when bacterial infections are present and the polyphenolic components of tea are extremely effective against various strains of food borne pathogenic bacteria that can be harmful and in some instances even fatal, a report released at the ongoing National Convention of South India Tea here said. Read more...

Protecting Your Child’s Healthy Smile / NAPSI / 27 February 2011 / KXORadio / Don’t routinely put your children to bed with a bottle containing sweetened liquids; don’t use bottles as pacifiers; and don’t even think about dipping pacifiers in sweetened liquids, honey or sugar. Read more...

Clarifying Dementia / FEB 27 2011 / Julian Fisher, MD / THE ATLANTIC / In general and from a public health/health economics standpoint, it is unreasonable to undertake mass screenings for a disease that has no effective treatments. Read more...

In this Thursday, July 19, 2007 file picture, Anas Mustapha, foreground, stands near the entrance of his house in Kano, Nigeria. Mustapha was one of many children tested with the antibiotic Trovan for meningitis by New York-based Pfizer and is now suffering brain damage.  AP IMPACT: Past medical testing on humans revealed / MIKE STOBBE / Washington Post / February 27, 2011 / ATLANTA -- Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital. Read more...

Malpractice system not a cure-all Medical mistakes are made. But when it comes to compensating the victim, legal and insurance routes often set up their own obstacles. / Valerie Ulene / Los Angeles Times / February 28, 2011 / ...there are deeper changes that need to take place if the system is truly to be fixed — changes that involve how doctors and patients communicate with one another. Read more...

Lorillard, Reynolds sue FDA over menthol cigarettes / Susan Heavey WASHINGTON | Feb 26, 2011 (Reuters) - Two tobacco companies went to court against U.S. health regulators on Friday, seeking to block consideration of an imminent advisory panel report that could recommend a ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes. Read more...

Shoppers wary of GM foods find they're everywhere / Feb 26, 2011 / Mary Clare Jalonick / PostBulletin (AP) Organic food companies, chefs and consumer groups have stepped up their efforts — so far, unsuccessfully — to get the government to exercise more oversight of engineered foods, arguing the seeds are floating from field to field and contaminating pure crops. The groups have been bolstered by a growing network of consumers who are wary of processed and modified foods. Read more...

The Agriculture Department has approved three more genetically engineered crops in the past month, and the Food and Drug Administration could approve fast-growing genetically modified salmon for human consumption this year, according to the AFPYou can't avoid eating geneticallly modified food anymore / Feb 26, 2011 / Genetically modified plants, grown from seeds engineered in labs, now provide much of the food Americans eat. Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States have been genetically modified to resist pesticides or insects. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since corrupt, uneductated Government officials insist on appointing administrators that allow GMO [genetically modified] foods, we are stuck with them. Most of the soy milks now being sold at Whole Foods, COOPs, and other natural foods distributors have non-GMO certification on the labels, so we are relatively safe. Yet we still need to call, write or visit representatives to get this less than favorable situation changed, that now allows GMO to be sold without being listed as such. This needs changed, as many European countries and others have boycotted American foods for this reason.

Freedom from fear brings healing / Debbie Korotkov / February 26th, 2011 / TimesTranscript / Fear limits our ability to take risks and become all that we are called to become. Fear paralyzes, hinders, turns us inward. Fear encourages us to take a thought and project the outcome as negative. Fear tells us to hide. Fear tells us to isolate. Fear tells us to put up walls of protection. Fear tells us to "not let anyone in.". Fear does not allow us to have healthy relationships. Read more...

Is medical marijuana going mainstream? "Wal-Mart of weed" set to open: Should medical marijuana go mainstream? / David W Freeman / February 25, 2011 (CBS/AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The new weGrow store - which wags have dubbed the "Wal-Mart of Weed" - isn't selling weed. It's offering up how-to experts and merchandise to help medical marijuana patients grow pot hydroponically. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: We all should know how dangerous smoking can be. Yet there are so many ways marijuana can be used medicinally, as well as for making clothes, seeds for nutrient, etc. It would simply help heal society and outmoded laws to simply decriminalize its use, and allow people true freedom of choice.

PSA spikes are poor predictors of prostate cancer / Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO | Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:25pm EST (Reuters) - A sudden spike in blood levels of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, is not an accurate way to predict prostate cancer, and testing for such changes can lead to overtreatment, U.S. researchers said on Thursday. Read more...

Cell phone electromagnetic radiation effects brain activity: A study has shown cell phones can alter brain activity, though it is unknown if any harm is done. Suzanne Plunkett/ReutersCell phone radiation proven to affect the brain Cell phone radiation has been proven to alter brain activity. Is it too dangerous to risk using a cell phone without an ear phone? / Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters / February 25, 2011 / Christian Science Monitor / "What we showed is glucose metabolism (a sign of brain activity) increases in the brain in people who were exposed to a cell phone in the area closest to the antenna," said Dr. Nora Volkow of the NIH, whose study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more...

Study Probes Links Between Hot Flashes, Heart Attacks Telltale Crimson Flush of Menopause Might Be A Good Omen For Some Women / JUJU CHANG AND JENNIFER METZ / Feb. 25, 2011 / ABC News / "The timing of hot flashes may make a big difference in terms of what they signify in terms of heart health," said Dr. Ellen Seely, of Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, the senior author of the study. Read more...

Govt advisers urge people to limit red and processed meat intake / 25 February 2011 / Cancer Research UK / A government-commissioned report has advised people who eat the highest levels of red and processed mean to limit their consumption of the foods in order to reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a VERY significant press release, as Great Britain has been a big advocate of beef eating for quite a long time. After decades of nutrition education and counseling this is common knowledge among many of us, yet profound for such a concession to become common knowledge on the Big Isle.

Supreme Court rules against parents in vaccine case / Joan Biskupic and Liz Szabo / USA TODAY / Feb 22, 2011 / The disputed text at the core of the Bruesewitz case says that "no vaccine manufacturer shall be held liable in a civil action" for any injury that "resulted from side effects that were unavoidable." The majority read that to override all design-defect claims. Read more...

From Flavr Savr tomatoes to Roundup Ready Soybeans, genetically modified foods are being manufactured and unleashed on an unsuspecting public whether we are ready for them or not.   Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-truth-about-frankenfoods.html#ixzz1F0Z6rKxaThe Truth About Frankenfoods / Michelle Schoffro Cook / Feb 24, 2011 / Care2 / Would you knowingly eat a potato that needs to be transported in hazardous waste containers since every cell contains pesticides? This isn’t food terrorism (at least not the kind we recognize as a crime); this is what passes as improvements to our food supply. Perhaps one day we will learn that we can’t improve on nature. Read more...

Airey/Getty Air pollution is a major cause of heart attacks, a new study finds. Sex, cocaine, air pollution, anger, caffeine and alcohol among top causes of heart attacks: study / KATHLEEN LUCADAMO / NY DAILY NEWS / February 24th 2011 / Even breathing is bad for your health: A new study shows air pollution triggers about 7% of heart attacks, while marijuana toking causes just 1%. Read more...

Bad substances include red meats, considered a risk factor for colon cancer, nitrites, sugar, and fat. To avoid nitrites organic foods are suggested. These additives are put in hot dogs and luncheon meats.Foods That Fight Cancer And Cancer Enhancers (to be Avoided)‏ / Craig Olson / 24, 2011 / Gather / "As rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other life-threatening conditions skyrocket in the United States, many researchers and medical experts come to the same conclusion: A vegetarian diet can help protect your health and even reverse some diseases, including the most common one—heart disease." COK (Compassion over Killing) Read more...

12 Foods With Super-Healing Powers Whole Foods Can Help Fight Disease / Nikki Jong / February 14, 2011 / clickondetroit / There are hundreds of extremely nutritious whole foods, but the dozen on this list do more than contribute healthy nutrients -- they help you heal. Read more...

Autopsies Reveal Alzheimer's Often Misdiagnosed About half do not have sufficient numbers of brain lesions to confirm the disease, study finds / Alan Mozes / Feb. 23, 2011 / Bloomberg (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is not always clear-cut, raising the possibility of misdiagnoses among many seniors. Read more...

Stevia Weight Loss - Burn Fat with This Natural Sweetener Incredible Substitute for Sugar That's Organic and Delicious! / Catherine Cheng / Feb 23, 2011 / Yahoo / Stevia is a 100% natural and organic substance that grows in the ground, as almost all of our food sources should. It can be purchased in powdered form, or already included within certain food products and soda drinks you'll find in your local health stores. Just read the ingredient labels on products to determine what if Stevia is inside. Read more...

ILLUSTRATION BY BARTHOLOMEW COOKE FOR TIMEHealth Special: Chronic Pain Some hurts are forever. But now science is pushing back / ALICE PARK / Feb. 24, 2011 / Time / It's one of life's most primitive mechanisms, by which even the simplest creature, if it has anything like a central nervous system, learns to avoid danger, stay out of bad neighborhoods, hunker down to give itself time to heal. Pain is protective. Don't do that, it commands — and the command is usually a wise one. So this sensation we seek most to avoid is in fact one of the most essential ones for our survival. Read more...

Greater Germ Exposure Cuts Asthma Risk / SHIRLEY S. WANG / FEBRUARY 23, 2011 / Wall Street Journal / The prevalence of asthma in the U.S. has doubled over the past 30 years, and one theory for the increase blames urban and suburban living environments that are too clean. The latest findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, bolster what is often known as the hygiene theory, which says that contact with bacteria and other microbes is necessary to building a normal immune system. Read more...

Healing Touch Pottery Unveils New Signature Series Mugs for Healing Healing Touch Pottery Unveils Chakra Healing Handcrafted Pottery Mugs / Dr. Carla Goddard / PRLog – Feb 15, 2011 / The pottery itself has multiple levels of healing energy that begins with quartz enhanced raw clay. Then various quartz, crystals and minerals are infused during the firing process of our hand crafted glazes. In continuation of energy power, gemstones and crystals are then attached to selected touch areas on the signature series pieces. Each piece is then inspected and Reiki charged. Read more...

Today, 217 million Americans -- about 71 percent of the country's population -- have a cell phone.Cell phones alter brain activity: Good or bad? / February 23, 2011 / (CBSNews) A new study showing changes in the brains of cell phone users is fueling concerns about the effect of those phones on people's health. CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained the National Institutes of Health study, conducted on 47 people during a 50-minute call, has garnered some interesting results on brain activity. Read more...

Feds raid Fla. pill mills; arrest docs, owners / CURT ANDERSON / AP – Feb 23, 2011 / WESTON, Fla. – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local police swept across South Florida on Wednesday making arrests as part of a lengthy undercover operation into illegal pill mills that dispense huge amounts of powerful prescription drugs across the nation. Read more...

Part of Freston’s philosophy is that in order to successfully make the vegan change you need to do it gradually and “lean into it,” as the author says. Author Kathy Freston Discusses What You Gain From Going Vegan / Erin La Rosa / 02-22-2011 / Ecorazzi / Freston is fast becoming a force in the vegan world. Her most recent book, Veganist, was featured as part of Oprah‘s “Vegan Challenge” special, and it has inspired other celebs like Bono to look into making the veg change. Read more...

RAGWEED POLLEN: Climate change is extending the pollen season for plants like ragweed in northern North America--bad news for allergy sufferers. Image: © iStockphoto.com / Melinda FawverClimate Change Extends Allergy Season in North America Pollen season is lengthening in proportion to warming observed in North America / Douglas Fischer / The Daily Climate | Scientific American / February 21, 2011 / The new research, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds the longer pollen seasons correlate with the disproportionate warming happening around the planet and attributed to greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...

This Dec. 1, 2010 photo provided by the University of Georgia, made from the submarine Alvin, shows a dead crab with oil residue near it on a still-damaged sea Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead / SETH BORENSTEIN / AP / Feb 19, 2011 WASHINGTON – Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor. Read more...

Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home: Report Almost 6% of 12- to 14-year-olds drink, and many get booze from a parent, experts say / Steven Reinberg / February 17, 2011 / HealthDay - Bloomberg / And the surprise is that many of these underage drinkers aren't just getting a friend to buy a six pack for them or smuggling alcohol out of the family liquor cabinet. Some are getting the alcohol directly from a parent, guardian or another adult relative. Read more...

Want to protect against the effects of Alzheimer's? Learn another language.Second language protects against Alzheimer's Bilingual people found to exercise important brain network that helps mitigate impact of Alzheimer's / Clara Moskowitz / February 18, 2011 / ABCNews / That's the takeaway from recent brain research, which shows that bilingual people's brains function better and for longer after developing the disease. Read more...

Many stick with fast food after heart attack / Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Fri Feb 18, 2011 / Reuters / The researchers who published these findings in the American Journal of Cardiology say the reduction in visits to fast food restaurants is not enough and patients need better dietary education. Read more...

12 Foods With Super-Healing Powers Whole Foods Can Help Fight Disease / Nikki Jong / February 14, 2011 / clickondetroit / There are hundreds of extremely nutritious whole foods, but the dozen on this list do more than contribute healthy nutrients -- they help you heal. Read more...

Autopsies Reveal Alzheimer's Often Misdiagnosed About half do not have sufficient numbers of brain lesions to confirm the disease, study finds / Alan Mozes / Feb. 23, 2011 / Bloomberg (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is not always clear-cut, raising the possibility of misdiagnoses among many seniors. Read more...

Stevia Weight Loss - Burn Fat with This Natural Sweetener Incredible Substitute for Sugar That's Organic and Delicious! / Catherine Cheng / Feb 23, 2011 / Yahoo / Stevia is a 100% natural and organic substance that grows in the ground, as almost all of our food sources should. It can be purchased in powdered form, or already included within certain food products and soda drinks you'll find in your local health stores. Just read the ingredient labels on products to determine what if Stevia is inside. Read more...

ILLUSTRATION BY BARTHOLOMEW COOKE FOR TIMEHealth Special: Chronic Pain Some hurts are forever. But now science is pushing back / ALICE PARK / Feb. 24, 2011 / Time / It's one of life's most primitive mechanisms, by which even the simplest creature, if it has anything like a central nervous system, learns to avoid danger, stay out of bad neighborhoods, hunker down to give itself time to heal. Pain is protective. Don't do that, it commands — and the command is usually a wise one. So this sensation we seek most to avoid is in fact one of the most essential ones for our survival. Read more...

Greater Germ Exposure Cuts Asthma Risk / SHIRLEY S. WANG / FEBRUARY 23, 2011 / Wall Street Journal / The prevalence of asthma in the U.S. has doubled over the past 30 years, and one theory for the increase blames urban and suburban living environments that are too clean. The latest findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, bolster what is often known as the hygiene theory, which says that contact with bacteria and other microbes is necessary to building a normal immune system. Read more...

Healing Touch Pottery Unveils New Signature Series Mugs for Healing Healing Touch Pottery Unveils Chakra Healing Handcrafted Pottery Mugs / Dr. Carla Goddard / PRLog – Feb 15, 2011 / The pottery itself has multiple levels of healing energy that begins with quartz enhanced raw clay. Then various quartz, crystals and minerals are infused during the firing process of our hand crafted glazes. In continuation of energy power, gemstones and crystals are then attached to selected touch areas on the signature series pieces. Each piece is then inspected and Reiki charged. Read more...

Today, 217 million Americans -- about 71 percent of the country's population -- have a cell phone.Cell phones alter brain activity: Good or bad? / February 23, 2011 / (CBSNews) A new study showing changes in the brains of cell phone users is fueling concerns about the effect of those phones on people's health. CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained the National Institutes of Health study, conducted on 47 people during a 50-minute call, has garnered some interesting results on brain activity. Read more...

Feds raid Fla. pill mills; arrest docs, owners / CURT ANDERSON / AP – Feb 23, 2011 / WESTON, Fla. – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local police swept across South Florida on Wednesday making arrests as part of a lengthy undercover operation into illegal pill mills that dispense huge amounts of powerful prescription drugs across the nation. Read more...

Part of Freston’s philosophy is that in order to successfully make the vegan change you need to do it gradually and “lean into it,” as the author says. Author Kathy Freston Discusses What You Gain From Going Vegan / Erin La Rosa / 02-22-2011 / Ecorazzi / Freston is fast becoming a force in the vegan world. Her most recent book, Veganist, was featured as part of Oprah‘s “Vegan Challenge” special, and it has inspired other celebs like Bono to look into making the veg change. Read more...

RAGWEED POLLEN: Climate change is extending the pollen season for plants like ragweed in northern North America--bad news for allergy sufferers. Image: © iStockphoto.com / Melinda FawverClimate Change Extends Allergy Season in North America Pollen season is lengthening in proportion to warming observed in North America / Douglas Fischer / The Daily Climate | Scientific American / February 21, 2011 / The new research, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds the longer pollen seasons correlate with the disproportionate warming happening around the planet and attributed to greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...

This Dec. 1, 2010 photo provided by the University of Georgia, made from the submarine Alvin, shows a dead crab with oil residue near it on a still-damaged sea Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead / SETH BORENSTEIN / AP / Feb 19, 2011 WASHINGTON – Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor. Read more...

Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home: Report Almost 6% of 12- to 14-year-olds drink, and many get booze from a parent, experts say / Steven Reinberg / February 17, 2011 / HealthDay - Bloomberg / And the surprise is that many of these underage drinkers aren't just getting a friend to buy a six pack for them or smuggling alcohol out of the family liquor cabinet. Some are getting the alcohol directly from a parent, guardian or another adult relative. Read more...

Want to protect against the effects of Alzheimer's? Learn another language.Second language protects against Alzheimer's Bilingual people found to exercise important brain network that helps mitigate impact of Alzheimer's / Clara Moskowitz / February 18, 2011 / ABCNews / That's the takeaway from recent brain research, which shows that bilingual people's brains function better and for longer after developing the disease. Read more...

Many stick with fast food after heart attack / Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Fri Feb 18, 2011 / Reuters / The researchers who published these findings in the American Journal of Cardiology say the reduction in visits to fast food restaurants is not enough and patients need better dietary education. Read more...

New CDC Report Says Many Americans Get No Exercise Inactivity Is Greatest in the South and Appalachia, According to CDC / BRADLEY BLACKBURN / Feb. 16, 2011 / ABCNews / Regionally, the problems are even more pronounced. Inactivity runs rampant across the U.S. South and Appalachia, where nearly 30 percent of people reported that they do not get any physical exercise -- not even light activities such as golfing or gardening. Read more...

A new study indicates how unwise it can be to use alcohol as a sleep aid.Alcohol Disrupts Women's Sleep More Than Men's / 02-16-11 / Nexstar / A University of Michigan Health System researcher says the reason is that women metabolize alcohol more quickly than men. Read more...

Healing from sexual assault / February 16, 2011 / Seaway News / Recovery from a sexual assault is a lifetime commitment to change. You cannot simply «get over it» even if it happened several years ago. Once trauma has occurred, the brain and the body remain on alert for danger. Imagine living on the run from an unknown attacker, always thinking the worst-case scenarios. It becomes physically and emotionally exhausting, for everyone concerned. Read more...

A cold should last about seven days, and there's no cure.The truth about colds / Elizabeth Landau / CNN / February 16, 2011 / With people sneezing and coughing around you, or at your child's school, it's important to separate fact from fiction where colds are concerned. In fact, there are more than 1 billion colds in the United States every year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Read more...

Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? Online TED video...

Genes may explain apparent link between narcolepsy and flu vaccine / Rob Stein / February 15, 2011 / Washington Post / Those ages 5 to 15 appeared to have the greatest risk. Of 22 Finnish cases tested so far, all were carrying a gene known to increase the risk for narcolepsy, the WHO said. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Common sense often works much better than acting like "sheeple". Inoculating oneself with pathogens / poisons [vaccine] often leads to severe "withdrawals" called disease, causing flu manufacturers and propagators to profit even more.

The cure for the common cold? There is none / Liz Szabo / USA TODAY / / Feb 15, 2011 / That's partly because big drug companies tend not to invest in studies of common foods or products that people can buy anywhere. Read more...

The FDA is reviewing the current approval process of medical devices after thousands were linked to death or injury. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the new study calling for stricter approval processes.Study: FDA OKs Harmful Medical Devices too Easily Medical Journal Urges the FDA to Improve the Way Devices are Tested before They Reach the Public / Jonathan LaPook / February 14, 2011 / (CBSNews) The FDA approves new medical devices in hopes of saving lives. But in 2006, some devices were linked to more than 2,800 deaths and close to 120,000 injuries, reports CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. Read more...

All of us bring our needs to relationships, but they don’t have to turn into attachment. Attachment is created when needs aren’t understood and faced. Healing Separation / Deepak Chopra / Feb 15, 2011 / Care2 / Relationship is meant to heal separation; therefore the proper attitude toward need is that you want to heal. However, in many relationships there is a confusing mismatch between what two people actually consider most important. Read more...

Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images Crowds pack a New York sidewalk days before Christmas in 2006.Impatience Leads To Rage On Sidewalks, Too / Scott Hensley / February 15, 2011 / NPR / Believe it or not, there are scientists who study "sidewalk rage," and one has even come up with a 15-question Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome Scale to quantify the problem. Read more...

Unforgiveness: A Disease That Can Be Treated / Dr. Michael Barry / Feb 15, 2011 (HealthNewsDigest) - Philadelphia, PA —Feelings of unforgiveness which can lead to anger, ire, and resentment can literally make us hot under the collar. But researcher and author Dr. Michael Barry says cooling the flames of these feelings that boil within us can help start the healing process for those struggling with illnesses—even cancer. Read more...

Study warns against energy drinks for kids, teens / Jennifer LaRue Huget / 02/15/2011 / Washington Post A study in Monday's edition of the journal Pediatrics spells out everything you need to know about energy drinks, particularly the risks they pose to the young people who are most inclined to use them. Read it, and you'll never look at those drinks as benign products again. Read more...

High-Fiber Diet May Lengthen Your Lifespan / Drucilla Dyess / 15 February 2011 / HealthNews / In their report, the researchers noted that previous studies have found fiber consumption to be linked to longevity in a variety of ways including reducing the risk of developing heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, and obesity. They also pointed out that fiber lowers cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure, aids bowel movements, reduces inflammation and promotes weight loss. Read more...

Berries May Offer Sweet Protection Against Parkinson's Disease They're rich in an antioxidant that seems to shield men and women from the illness, study finds / Steven Reinberg / February 14, 2011 / HealthDay - Bloomberg / In addition to berries, flavonoids are found in a variety of foods such as apples, chocolate, and citrus fruits. These compounds have been touted as protective against some diseases because of their antioxidant effects, researchers say. Read more...

Myths and facts about ways to speed healing / New York Times - Charlotte Observer / Feb. 13, 2011 / It's hard to argue against getting proper rest, but some scientists suspect that loading up on liquid - that is, beyond the normal amount required in a day - may not do much good. Read more...

Dr. Thomas K. Houston, lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and the Veterans Affairs medical center in Bedford, Mass.  Healing Through Storytelling / TARA PARKER-POPE / February 10, 2011 / NYTimes / “Telling and listening to stories is the way we make sense of our lives,” said Dr. Thomas K. Houston, lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and the Veterans Affairs medical center in Bedford, Mass. “That natural tendency may have the potential to alter behavior and improve health.” Read more...

(Reuters) - Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organization warned on Friday.Alcohol kills more than AIDS, TB or violence: WHO / Stephanie Nebehay / GENEVA | Fri Feb 11, 2011 / (Reuters) - Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence, the World Health Organization warned on Friday. Read more...

Is The Oscar Ticket to Heart Attack, Stroke? Cardiovascular Disease Claims Lives, Careers, Even in Hollywood / KATIE MOISSE / ABC News / Feb. 11, 2011 / Famous nominees over the years who suffered from strokes include Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas, Richard Burton, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Patricia Neal, Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, James Garner and Sharon Stone. Read more...

Elyssa SchwartzThe healthy benefits of a vegan diet / Elyssa Schwartz / February 10, 2011 / centralfloridafuture / A vegan diet is healthy, balanced and prevents major diseases that happen to be abundant in America. One of the No.1 worst kinds of fat is saturated fat, which derives mainly from animal products. Reducing this kind of fat from your diet will significantly improve your cardiovascular health. A vegan diet limits these fats tremendously with the exception of some oils such as coconut oil. Read more...

Decadent-tasting vegan chocolate brownies / Christina Penn / February 11, 2011 / Columbia Tribune / The added bonus in this vegan recipe is this: You know it is safe to lick the spoon after mixing, because there aren’t any raw eggs involved. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This particular recipe for chocolate brownies contains sugar. Be aware that this, as well as other "less than favorable" ingredients can always be replaced, sometimes making flavors even better when healthy ingredients are substituted. A great egg replacer: ground flax mixed with a little water.

Commerce Clause misuse on pause? / Jacob sullum / Feb 9, 2011 / In overturning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson said the law’s requirement that every American obtain government-approved health insurance exceeds Congress’s power to “regulate commerce . . . among the several states.” While all the other regulations that the Supreme Court has upheld under the Commerce Clause have targeted some sort of activity, Vinson noted, the health insurance mandate is aimed at the failure to buy something Congress thinks everyone should have. Read more...

Bonnie Fournier "Ellie luvs Cody", 2009, from The Smooch! Project ArchiveHealing the world one kiss at a time / AIMÉE TJADER, / Star Tribune / February 9, 2011 / The project began serendipitously five years ago when Fournier snapped a photo of herself as her twin sister pecked her cheek. That photo sparked happiness in the people who saw it, and she wondered if other photos showing affection would do the same. Read more...

Climate change and population growth will affect soil's health and its ability to support Earth's many inhabitants.Soil science: Healing our planet's ills from the ground up Easing future societal and ecological pressures starts with protecting soil / Mary Beckman / 9-Feb-2011 / eurekalert / COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Under our feet and ubiquitous, lowly soil can be easily overlooked when it comes to addressing climate change and population growth. But in the January-February issue of the Soil Science Society of America Journal, a team of scientists say soil is an essential piece of the biosphere and more attention should be paid to protecting it. Strategies for doing so include refocusing and boosting research, and communicating its importance to the public. Read more...

The Dangers of Stevia: Effects on Blood Pressure and More / stevemark122000 / Hubpages / Stevia has been gaining more attention in recent years but there has been some concern regarding the dangers of stevia. Fortunately, none exist. Stevia has been used for centuries by native americans in Paraguay as a sweetener and for medicinal purposes. Read more...

Study Links Infant Obesity With Starting Solid Foods Early Jennifer Corbett Dooren / FEBRUARY 7, 2011 / DOW JONES / The study, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, found formula-fed infants who were given solid foods before they were four months old were far more likely to be obese at age three, compared to babies introduced to solid foods after age of four months. Read more...

Removing lymph nodes is a painful procedure which can leave lasting problemsStudy highlights medical split on breast cancer surgery / Anna Browning / 9 February 2011 / BBC / Removing cancerous lymph nodes from some women with breast cancer has no benefit, US scientists have revealed in a new study. Read more...

Daily diet soda tied to higher risk for stroke, heart attack / Linda Carroll / 02-09-2011 / msnbc / The study, which followed more than 2,500 New Yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who completely eschewed the diet drinks, according to researchers who presented their results today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. Read more...

CAROLYN KASTER/AP Dark chocolate, but not milk chocolate, has great health benefits for the heart and blood pressure.Dark chocolate may be healthier than fruit juices for a healthy heart: study / Kathleen Lucadamo / DAILY NEWS / February 7th 2011 / Dark chocolate and cocoa have more anti-oxidant capacity than fruit juice, according to a study released Sunday in the Chemistry Central Journal. Read more...

Kids' IQ Takes a Hit With Bad Diet / Todd Neale / Feb. 8, 2011 / MedPage Today - Everyday Health / You are what you eat is particularly true for kids, according to English researchers who report that lots of sugar and processed foods in pre-K may lower IQ scores while healthy foods boost brain power. Read more...

 Teachers believe some parents seek false diagnosis of ADHD in children to claim disability benefitsUnscrupulous parents seek ADHD diagnosis for benefits / Adrian Goldberg / 6 February 2011 / BBC / Head teachers claim stimulants are being over-prescribed to young children, who they suspect are not sufferers of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They say unscrupulous parents of troubled youngsters are pushing for an ADHD diagnosis to claim disability benefits. Read more...

Indigenous treatments bring back the old healing arts / Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02/08/2011 / Traditional therapies from different regions offer a lot more than your ordinary massage-they bring centuries of tradition as well. Read more...

Many heart attacks begin with symptoms that are so mild they are often mistaken for indigestion or muscle ache. (Jose J. Santos / Los Angeles Times)How to tell if you're having a heart attack The symptoms for men and women differ. / Andrea Markowitz, Special to Tribune Newspapers February 7, 2011 / LIn contrast to the "classic" chest-splitting, gasping-for-breath symptoms, many heart attacks begin with symptoms that are so mild they are often mistaken for indigestion or muscle ache. Read more...

Using color therapy helps to restore the balance to the body. Chromotherapy, Healing with Color / Katharyne Peckham / Yahoo! - AssociatedContent / Feb 1, 2011 / Chromotherapy also known as color healing; has been used by many ancient civilizations. This healing therapy uses the seven basic colors of the body chakras merged with the electromagnetic energy of visible colored light. Each chakra has a corresponding color. When our body is sick, the colors in these areas change. Using color therapy helps to restore the balance to the body. Read more...

Healing With Faith and Energy, Part I: The Wonder of Reiki / Dr. Yvonne Kleine / 02-07-2011 / Patch / Reiki is not a religion or a church, but it does come from God and therefore practitioners and receivers both may find that they are becoming more spiritually aware and attuned to the comforts and principles of their own faiths. There are a series of hand placements in Reiki, which are believed to directly channel or deliver this healing force of energy directly to the receiver. Read more...

Raw vegan chocolate cake or prostate cancer? Hmmm.New test for prostate cancer still not as effective as a raw vegan diet / February 03, 2011 / celebrities-with-diseases / After 40 years of research and exploration into the subject he established that by consuming raw, whole foods, the body could in fact turn off the cancer gene, but not only that, as on a raw diet the body was able to reverse degenerative illnesses like diabetes and asthma, completely curing both in many cases. Read more...

Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study Sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices must be addressed to reverse trend, researcher says / Alan Mozes / Feb. 3, 2011 / BusinessWeek (HealthDay News) The finding stems from an analysis involving more than 1,000 Michigan sixth-grade students who participated in the Project Healthy Schools program, which is in place in 13 middle schools across the state. Read more...

Breast Cancer Treatment May Lead to Hip Fracture / Feb 4, 2011 / Yahoo - HealthDay / Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago say that this may be because early menopause caused by breast cancer treatment and the effects of breast cancer drugs could weaken the bones by the time women reach middle age. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: I cannot over-emphasize the possible deleterious effects of pharmaceutical drugs, sugery, chemotherapy, and radiation followed up by even more dangerous drugs recommended with conventional cancer diagnosis. Many say "I survived the cancer", when in fact it could be honestly stated "I survived the treatments".

From those "few" that have asked my opinion: "What should I do?" after being diagnosed with cancer, there has been close to 100% success at "reversal" without the conventional treatments, with "limited success" at best after the mainstream procedure. Regimen recommended is a discipline though, and in most cases does involve extreme changes to reach success.

Health-minded individuals can take advantage of the ancient Chinese tradition of drinking green tea each day to naturally protect their health.  Harness the Healing Capacity of Green Tea to Prevent Chronic Disease / John Phillip / February 05, 2011 / technorati / The healing capacity of green tea has been understood and cultivated by the Chinese for more than 5,000 years. Western medicine has been very slow to embrace the many health benefits attributed to drinking green tea, as it has been with many super foods known to lower the risk of chronic disease. Read more...

Study challenges high rate of peanut allergies / Genevra Pittman – Tue Feb 1, 2011 (Reuters Health) -- Peanut allergies may be less common than previously believed, according to a new study based on allergy diagnoses in England. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: What many medical pros diagnose as "nut allergies" are often the result of beneficial aspects from consuming peanuts, as well as almonds, walnuts, etc. When one has excessive cholesterol, plaque, saturated fats or other grease build-ups in bodies, consuming these nuts will often help break this down, sometimes leading to break-outs or nausea associated with bodies eliminating this otherwise dangerous condition, that could lead to even worse challenges later if not cleared. It is then diagnosed as an "allergy", when in fact it is simply a body naturally cleaning out dangerous crud.

Jeff Kan Lee / PD Caryl Castleberry is a long-time volunteer at the Valley of the Moon Children's Home.Healing kids through art Valley of the Moon Children's Home class volunteer provides creative outlet / BRETT WILKISON / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT / February 6, 2011 / Most children spend about a month at the shelter before being placed in foster care. Art helps ease that anxious time. A classroom wall becomes a garden patch mural, complete with a bird house, flower-filled trellis and scarecrow standing guard over vegetables. A dining room becomes an undersea world of hanging jellyfish. Read more...

Surprising Home-Energy Hogs / Oliver J. Chiang / February 5, 2011 / Forbes / What's the best way to rein in energy hogs and vampires? The simplest answer is to turn off and unplug devices when they're not in use. If unplugging isn't practical or convenient, use a smart power strip to help stop the flow of electricity to an idle current. For instance, some smart strips allow you to set up a lead device like a computer so that when it is turned off, other supporting devices, like printers and speakers, are also turned off. Read more...

I now realize that the destiny we have created for ourselves to live in the current lifetime always creates reasons to draw us towards it.A Beautiful Mind (Cosmic Healing) / Bidisha / 04 February 2011 / Washington Bangla Radio / She has a beautiful mind and she heals the mind and body of those who seek her help. A software developer by profession with a Master’s degree in Computer Application, Ms. Shivi Dua is now a known name in Cosmic healing. She spared some time out of her busy schedule to talk about her therapies to the readers of WBRi. Read more...

Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report Despite rising weights, some nations keeping blood pressure, cholesterol under control, study finds / Randy Dotinga / Feb. 4, 2011 / Bloomberg (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that obesity is on the rise worldwide -- it's doubled since 1980 -- but people in the wealthiest nations are managing to reduce their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Read more...

Working mothers may rely more on take-out food. (Karen Bleier / AFP / Getty Images)Children's body mass index rises the longer mom works / Shari Roan / Los Angeles Times / February 4, 2011 / Weight problems among children have soared in the past three decades, as more women have joined the workforce. A consortium of researchers led by Taryn W. Morrissey of American University examined the relationship between kids' weight and mothers' work schedules and what factors about a woman's work might contribute to child weight gain. Read more...

A man jogs past the spray of a sprinkler in a public garden on a hot summer day in Zurich July 9, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Christian Hartmann/FilesSimple life changes could stop millions of cancers / Kate Kelland / LONDON | Fri Feb 4, 2011 / LONDON (Reuters) - About a third of all common cancers in the United States, China and Britain could be prevented each year if people ate healthier food, drank less alcohol and exercised more, health experts Read more...

Holistic Healing: A New Approach to Whole Body Health / Stephanie Van Buskirk /Yahoo! Contributor Network Feb 1, 2011 / AssociatedContent / ...the theory behind holistic healing has vastly become popular and is now the focus of the recent paradigm shift. Holistic health focuses on the mind, body and spirit as a whole while using traditional and natural medicinal practices. Religion, spirituality, science and complementary and alternative medicine all play a role in holistic health; without each of these components, a paradigm shift would not be possible. Read more...

Obesity epidemic risks heart disease "tsunami" / Julie Steenhuysen and Kate Kelland CHICAGO/LONDON | Feb 3, 2011 (Reuters) - More than half a billion people, or one in 10 adults worldwide, are obese -- more than double the number in 1980 -- as the obesity epidemic spills over from wealthy into poorer nations, researchers said on Thursday. Read more...

30 Days Raw: A Lifetime To Go / Sandy Henson Corso / February 2, 2011 / Huffington Post / I started out not knowing if I would make it past the first day. But so far I have done it for an entire 30 days. Now I feel like I can do this for a lifetime. I have had hardly any cravings and I'm hardly ever hungry, probably because I have been able to eat as much as I want! I started out the first two days just juicing! The remaining days I have eaten raw food. It has probably been the best 30 days of my life... Read more...

Consumer Group Demands Crackdown on Vitamin Water Advertising Claims Consumer Group Complains to FTC That Vitamin Water Promises More Than It Can Deliver / BRET HOVELL AND LARA SALAHI Feb. 3, 2011 / ABCNews /The National Consumer League, a Washington consumer-advocacy group, filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission requesting it investigate Coca-Cola's marketing claims for Vitamin Water. Read more...

No clowning around: Anti-Ronald McDonald campaign kicks off / 2/3/11 / QSRWeb / The campaign’s objective is to curb some quick-service marketing practices that the organization and its supporters believe are contributing to the national obesity epidemic. Read more...

Swine  flu vaccine ups sleep disorder risk (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Swine flu vaccine ups sleep disorder risk / ANI / Feb 2, 2011 / Times of India / According to a preliminary study by the National Narcolepsy Task Force, children aged 4 to 19 vaccinated with Pandemrix had nine times the risk of narcolepsy - a rare disorder that causes people to suddenly fall asleep -than peers who did not have the jab, reports the Daily Mail. Read more...

FORGIVENESS - The Ultimate Healing Art / Diane Koerner / February 2, 2011 / Big Island Weekly / "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned," said Buddha. Read more...

Future of Consciousness-Based Health Care Brightens: Noetic Science Member Campaign Puts Career Development Tools in Hands of Health Care Professionals / February 2, 2011 / SFGate - PRWeb / The future of a consciousness-based healthcare system is being revealed through rigorous scientific experiments conducted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) on mind-matter interaction, pre-cognitive abilities, and distant healing. Read more...

Avastin increases fatal side effects in cancer patients, study shows / Liz Szabo / USA TODAY / Feb 01, 2011 / The most common causes of death were hemorrhages, the loss of infection-fighting white blood cells, and perforations in the stomach or intestines, says Shenhong Wu of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, co-author of the analysis of 10,217 patients. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: If a person diagnosed with cancer is not sick before chemotherapy followed by drugs like Avastin, chances are the "survivors" will go through severe nausea and trauma to simply live. I have worked with numerous "cancer victims" that preferred NOT to go through conventional procedure, most avoiding severe pain and suffering, while leading extended lives as a result. When going through the discipline of simply eating and living correctly, there is a much greater sense of survival.

Prrrrr: For a healthy, happy pet, find that little spot on the back of a dog’s or cat’s head, right behind the ear— it’s the an shen, says Erin Husted, a Charlotte Street Animal Hospital vet. photo by Jonathan Welch [Less]The holistic approach Natural healing and stress relief for your pet / Karen Oelschlaeger / 02/01/2011 / Mountain Xpress / Whether we’re talking about pets or people, a holistic health approach emphasizes the importance of looking at the big picture and treating the system as a whole, instead of addressing only specific symptoms. Read more...

The truth behind Popeye's strength / 02-01-2011 / Google (UKPA) – A single helping of spinach is enough to increase the efficiency of mitochondria, small bean-shaped bodies which fuel cell activity and growth. Read more...

Skipping the Big Breakfast Will Make You Skinny, Study Says / Robyn Nazar RN BSN / 2011-02-01 / eMaxhealth / Contrary to popular beliefs, eating a big breakfast may actually cause you to eat more calories throughout the day, according to a study published in the January edition of Nutrition Journal. Read more...

Obesity Among American Kids Driven By Lifestyle, Not Genes / Christian Nordqvist / Medical News Today / 01 Feb 2011 / Obese children in America are much less physically active, consume larger quantities of food during school meals, and watch much more TV than their normal-weight schoolmates, researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School revealed in The American Heart Journal. Read more...

Finnish study links GSK flu shot to narcolepsy / Terhi Kinnunen and Kate Kelland / Feb 1, 2011 / HELSINKI/LONDON (Reuters) - Finland's national health institute said on Tuesday preliminary research suggested children who got GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK.L) Pandemrix vaccine against H1N1 pandemic flu were nine times more likely to suffer from a sleeping disorder called narcolepsy. Read more...

The eggless Rawmlette  Maggie Ryan SandfordEcopolitan: So raw, it’s right / Maggie Ryan Sandford / February 1, 2011 / AVClub / The average American probably finds the dietary lifestyle known as “raw foodism” a little baffling—if he or she has heard of it at all. Americans understand the other stuff: Vegetarians don’t eat meat; vegans don’t eat food that comes from animals in any way. The philosophy behind raw foodism is almost as simple, but it’s more about health than morals. Read more...

Obamacare struck down as unconstitutional, stage is set for showdown / D. Christian Moore / February 1st, 2011 / Examiner / U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson handed down the ruling in a suit brought by 26 states. As part of his ruling the judge declared that the individual mandate, the requirement that all citizens purchase health insurance or be penalized and fined, cannot be separated from the rest of the law. Therefore, as the individual mandate is unconstitutional, the entire law must be struck down. Read more...

Girl Gamers Playing With Parents Are Better Behaved, Study Says / Elizabeth Lopatto - Feb 1, 2011 / Bloomberg / Girls who play video games with their parents are generally better behaved and showed lower rates of depression than those who don’t, according to a study. Read more...

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