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Archive Postings - December, 2009

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

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Restore your health and live your dreams now! Dreamstine PhotoNew years resolution for your health and wellness - December 31, 2009 - Examiner - Dr. Erica Goodstone - Yes we can turn our financial lives around with enough focus, study, mentoring, work, networking and a dash of good old fashioned luck, but we can also turn our health around. Read more...

We are what we eat MORE CRITICAL THAN EVER - SENATOR EDGARDO J. ANGARA - December 26, 2009 - Manilla Bulletin - A nutrition researcher at the University of Washington found that the most reliable predictor of obesity is a person’s wealth. Read more...

Live, don’t diet Food for thought for the season - Lynett A. Villariba - Philippine Daily Inquirer - 12/26/2009 - Based on the premise that food is our closest relationship with the environment, natural plant-based nutrition lets us go direct to the energy and nutrient producers down the food chain: the green plants and certain bacteria, which convert sunlight into food energy. Read more...

Cure that hangover with these natural remedies - Jim Williams - HealthKey - December 26, 2009 - ...be careful: Some of these "traditional" remedies can cause you more harm than good. Read more...

New study shows rise in drug resistance of dangerous infection in U.S. hospitals - Lin Zhi - 2009-12-24 - China View - WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- A new study in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology reports a surge in drug-resistant strains of Acinetobacter, a dangerous type of bacteria that is becoming increasingly common in U.S. hospitals. Read more...

Carbon monoxide poisoning can create same symptoms as H1N1 - 25 December 2009 - TimesofIndia - While headaches, nausea and fatigue are often accompanied by swine flu, it could also be symptoms of poising by the colorless, odorless, gas. Read more...

Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, answered questions outside of the Senate chambers on Capitol Hill.Senate Passes Sweeping Health-Care Bill - GREG HITT and JANET ADAMY - DECEMBER 24, 2009 - Wall Street Journal - The bill, approved by a 60-39 vote, would deliver on a long-promised Democratic goal of extending coverage to nearly every American, and would represent the biggest expansion of the federal safety net since the 1965 creation of Medicare, the health-insurance program for the elderly and disabled. Read more...

Face Looking Old? Don't Blame Your Genes - December 23, 2009 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study of twins suggests you can blame those coarse wrinkles, brown or pink spots, and dilated blood vessels on too much time in the sun, smoking, and being overweight. Read more...

The Importance of Mindfulness for Healing Anxiety - Intense emotions resulting from childhood trauma, personal loss or a recent traumatic experience have a tendency to become stuck in the deep recesses of the mind where they continue to ferment and generate recurring anxiety and patterns of negative thinking. Read more...

HEALTHY HERB: Turmeric  The healing touch - 12-23-2009 - TheHindu - Turmeric has been used through the ages as a condiment, medicine and textile dye. Read more...

Santa Claus, You're a Bad Role Model for Kids! Researcher -- Joking -- Says Santa's Fat, Drinks, Needs to Exercise - OPINION By LEE DYE - Dec. 23, 2009 - It had to come someday. Mounting evidence shows that the ultimate corrupter of our young people is a slovenly, brandy-swilling, disease-carrying fat old guy named Santa. Read more...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, looks on as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. speaks during a health care news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Pain before gain in health care overhaul - RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - 12-23-2009 - (AP) Most of the 30 million uninsured helped by the bill won't get coverage until 2013 at the earliest, well after the next presidential election. Read more...

Deaths related to narcotic pain relievers have doubled since 1991: Study Introduction of OxyContin linked to a five-fold increase in deaths - Julie Saccone - TORONTO, December 7, 2009 - EurekAlert - Deaths from opioid use in Ontario have doubled—from 13.7 deaths per million residents in 1991 to 27.2 deaths per million residents in 2004—according to a new study led by physicians at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto. Read more...

Texas to destroy baby blood taken without consent - JAY ROOT – 12-23-2009 - (AP) AUSTIN, Texas — Texas health authorities will destroy more than five million blood samples taken from babies without parental consent and stored indefinitely for scientific research. Read more...

Credit:Project Air   Deirdre Summerbell teaches a yoga class.Healing the Wounds of War Through Yoga - NEW YORK, Dec 23, 2009 (IPS) - A group of Rwandan women enjoy a night of unbroken sleep for the first time in 15 years, and see their depression and physical pains fade after having taken part in yoga classes. Read more...

A Comparison of House, Senate Health Care Bills - RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ERICA WERNER - December 22, 2009 - ABCNews - (AP) - WHO'S COVERED: About 94 percent of legal residents under age 65 — compared with 83 percent now. Read more...

Nestle made misleading drink health claims: FDANestle made misleading drink health claims: FDA - Lisa Richwine - 12-22-2009 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swiss food giant Nestle made misleading claims about the health benefits of some children's beverages, U.S. regulators said in letters released on Tuesday. Read more...

Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too - NATALIE ANGIER - December 21, 2009 - NYTimes - The more that scientists learn about the complexity of plants — their keen sensitivity to the environment, the speed with which they react to changes in the environment, and the extraordinary number of tricks that plants will rally to fight off attackers and solicit help from afar — the more impressed researchers become, and the less easily we can dismiss plants as so much fiberfill backdrop, passive sunlight collectors on which deer, antelope and vegans can conveniently graze. Read more...

Why require people to buy health insurance? - Kim Geiger and James Oliphant December 21, 2009 - LATimes - The 'individual mandate' expected in any final healthcare bill is meant to spread the cost and risk and to make sure that people don't wait until they're ill to buy coverage. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The biggest challenge with this bill is mandated coverage without true choice of health care practitioner if one wishes most holistic or natural modalities. Adjustments in the legislation could get needed funding for natural care, yet probably cost conventional practioners as they mostly charge much more with numerous questionable results from the "cut, slash and burn" regimen.

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning - GLENN ADAMS - 12-20-2009 - (AP) - Maine Rep. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford, said numerous studies point to the cancer risk, and she has persuaded legislative leaders to allow her proposal to come up for discussion during the 2010 session that begins in January, a session usually reserved for emergency and governors' bills. Read more...

The 60 to 40 party-line vote, cast shortly after 1 a.m., kept Senate Democrats on track to pass the bill on Christmas Eve.Senate votes to give green light to health care bill - December 21, 2009 - Washington (CNN) -- Democrats won a major victory in their push for health care reform early Monday morning as the Senate voted to end debate on a package of controversial proposals to a sweeping $871 billion bill. Read more...

Turns out, sunshine states really are happiest - December 20, 2009 - RANDOLPH E. SCHMID - Associated Press - Economists Andrew J. Oswald of the University of Warwick in England and Stephen Wu of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., compared the happiness ranking with studies that rated states on a variety of criteria ranging from availability of public land to commuting time to local taxes. Read more...

This weekend's snowstorm in Washington hasn't stalled the Senate debate to overhaul health care.Senate pushes to pass health care before holiday - December 20, 2009 - Washington (CNN) -- Senate Democrats prepared to brave the aftermath of a blizzard Sunday to continue their push to pass a sweeping health care bill before Christmas. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: With vote on "Health Care Reform" looming, the important question is: Do we really need, or can we afford this tainted, compromised "mess of a bill"? In simple words, we are NOT getting what Obama was promising in his campaign, but simply "more of the same" [thugs controlling the money flow] with little positive change. We are NOT getting true choice of health practitioner, yet under this plan we will be required to pay for it regardless. Stand up and speak your piece to elected officials before this nonsense is passed.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), right, fears the task force's greater role under health-care reform proposals would lead to rationing of care, while Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), left, disputes such assertions. (Linda Davidson/the Washington Post)In wake of mammography guidelines, U.S. health task force faces new scrutiny - Rob Stein - Washington Post - December 20, 2009 - That provision was largely overlooked during the health-care debate until last month, when the panel recommended that most women wait until age 50 to start routine mammography, then get the exam every two years instead of annually. Read more...

Insurers may have to hike percentage spent on care - JOHN LANTIGUA - Palm Beach Post - Dec. 19, 2009 - Franken and other Democratic sponsors of the amendment say those firms now spend too much on administrative costs, shareholder profits, marketing, sales commissions and executive compensation. Read more...

CT scan radiation can cause cancer: US studies - Relax News - 19 December 2009 - TheIndependent - (UK) Two US studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine have found that radiation from computed tomographic (CT) scanners can cause cancer decades after patient exposure. Read more...

Salmonella product recalls - The Associated Press (AP) – 12-19-2009 - Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. is recalling certain products containing shelled hazelnuts (filberts). Read more...

Dark Alcohol Produces Worse Hangover than Clear Alcohol - 12-20-2009 - EFitnessNow - Most drinkers had already figured this out, but there had been no real explanation as to why this happened. Read more...

Hangover Impairs Judgment in Young Adults - December 18, 2009 - Rachael Myers Lowe - NEW YORK (ABCNews / Reuters Health) According to a study released today, the effects of intoxication last long after the booze is out of the blood, not only leaving a nasty hangover but also slowing reaction times and the ability to concentrate the next morning. Read more...

"The average prevalence of autism among 8-year-olds increased by 57 percent," according to Catherine Rice, lead author of the report and a behavioral health scientist at the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.Study: 1 in 110 U.S. children had autism in 2006 - Miriam Falco - CNN -December 18, 2009 - ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that one in 110 children in the United States had autism in 2006. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Special education professionals as well as numerous health pros realize that with app. 30 vaccines recommended to children we are now confronted with increased levels of mercury contamination, a major cause of autism. Shortly we will be writing more about this growing crisis.

Play it again...Sydney Symphony members perform for children in the Starlight Room at the Children's Hospital at Westmead Photo: Adam HollingworthSoothing sounds play part in healing - ANTONY LAWES - December 20, 2009 - Sidney Morning Herald - Studies into the restorative powers of Mozart, Beethoven and even Beyonce have found regular exposure to music, particularly live performance, can lower blood pressure, ease anxiety and alleviate pain. Read more...

U.S. Democrats win 60th vote on health bill - John Whitesides and Donna Smith - WASHINGTON, Dec 19, 2009 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats reached a compromise on Saturday with holdout Senator Ben Nelson that secured the 60 votes they need to pass the broad healthcare overhaul sought by President Barack Obama. Read more...

Feeling old and blue? Green tea may help - Joene Hendry – Dec 18, 2009 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly men and women who sip on several cups of green tea a day may be less likely to have the blues, hint findings of a study from Japan. Read more...

Jim McGuire of Peru talks to Hy-Vee produce clerk Roger Zehr recently about oranges. Eating right doesn’t always have to be complicated. By including a few simple, readily-available foods consistently in your diet, you’ll be on the road to better health. NewsTribune photo/Kemp SmithHealth improves with good nutrition - December 17, 2009 - Shannon Crawley-Serpette - NewsTribune - By consistently adding the following 10 foods, people can greatly improve their nutrition level and possibly their health. Read more...

Millions Against Monsanto Campaign - Organic Consumers Association - Join OCA's Campaign to Mobilize One Million Consumers to End Monsanto's Global Corporate Terrorism. Read more...

Healing Foods - December 18, 2009 - Craig Olson Craig Olson - AssociatedContent - "It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases." Read more...

Companies fall short in advertising healthy foods to children - Mary MacVean - December 15, 2009 - LATimes - More than a dozen major companies pledged to push healthier foods two years ago, but study found ads for sugary cereals, fast food and sweet snacks made up more than 70% of the total. Read more...

Despite the worst U.S. recession in decades, sales of organic and sustainable products have continued to grow. Organic food gets green light despite recessionary bite - 12-16-2009 - Leader-Post - Despite the worst U.S. recession in decades, sales of organic and sustainable products have continued to grow, experts say, with shoppers willing to spend a few more dollars in a bid to become more green. Read more...

CT scan cancer warnings worry patients - Victoria Colliver - December 16, 2009 - SFChronicle - Two studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine this week have raised additional concerns about the radiation risks of the popular diagnostic procedure known as computed tomography. Read more...

Study Finds Many More Nearsighted Americans Experts: Genetics, Poor Lighting, Hours in Front of Computer Screens May Contribute to Problem - ABC News - SARAH AMOS and LEE FERRAN - Dec. 16, 2009 - A new study conducted by the National Eye Institute shows that the rate of nearsightedness, or myopia, in Americans has increased from 25 percent in the 1970s to a staggering 41 percent this year. Read more...

Tim Chapman/The Miami Herald Yudel Cayro was among those arrested in Miami on Tuesday.26 Arrested in Three States in Medicare Fraud Schemes - December 15, 2009 - New York Times - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Federal agents arrested 26 suspects in three states on Tuesday, including a doctor and nurses, in a crackdown on Medicare fraud totaling $61 million. Read more...

More seek healing alternatives - DAYNA HARPSTER • NEWS-PRESS • DECEMBER 15, 2009 - Whether due to lack of health insurance or greater interest in treating the mind-body connection, people are turning to new or even ancient ways of healing. Read more...

It is not clear exactly how music benefits the body. But studies have shown that music can affect brain waves, brain circulation and stress hormones. © iStockphoto.comThe healing power of music - Jane Harrison, R.D. - myOptumHealth - 12-15-2009 - From the ancient Greeks to Native Americans, many cultures have used music for its healing effect on the mind and body. Read more...

Dangerous Plastic Chemical BPA Should be Avoided Experts Say - 12-15-2009 - EFitnessNow - The toxin has been shown to lead to neural development problems, reproduction issues and behavior problems. Read more...

Anti-depressants are widely prescribedAnti-depressants 'up stroke risk' - 15 December 2009 - BBC - Post menopausal women who take anti-depressants face a small - but statistically significant - increased risk of a stroke, research suggests. Read more...

Drinking lots of coffee and tea every day -- even decaf -- might keep diabetes away, new research shows. (Iconica/Getty Images)Tea, Coffee May Protect Against Diabetes Drinking Coffee, Tea Daily May Guard Against Metabolic Syndrome - KRISTINA FIORE - MedPage - Dec. 15, 2009 - In a review of 18 studies, researchers found that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day was associated with a 25 percent lower risk of diabetes than drinking two cups or less per day, according to Dr. Rachel Huxley of the George Institute for International Health in Sydney, Australia, and her colleagues. Read more...

The Truth About Tamiflu Has the U.S. wasted $1.5 billion on an ineffective drug? - Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer - DECEMBER 10, 2009 - TheAtlantic - ...the British medical journal BMJ published a multi-part investigation that confirms that the scientific evidence just isn’t there to show that Tamiflu prevents serious complications, hospitalization, or death in people that have the flu. Read more...

Epic Hotel shuttered, Legionnaire’s suspectedEpic Hotel shuttered, Legionnaire’s suspected - South Florida Business Journal - Bill Frogameni - December 14, 2009 - Over the weekend, media reported that the health department shut down the hotel after one guest died and at least two others contracted Legionnaire's Disease. Read more...

HIV prevention gel fails to reduce risk: scientists - Yan - chinaview - KAMPALA Dec. 14, 2009 - (Xinhua) -- Scientists meeting here on Monday announced that the largest international clinical trial on a preventative HIV gel has found no evidence that the vaginal microbicide PRO 2000 reduces the risk of HIV infection in women. Read more...

Zack Moore says he will make about $6,000 after six months of growing marijuana.Colorado's Green Rush: Medical marijuana - Jim Spellman - CNN - December 14, 2009 - As governments struggle for new sources of revenue, the prospect of taxing medical marijuana can be enticing. Read more...

Nutrition could regulate gene that reverses diabetes - Kathleen Blanchard RN - Dec 13th, 2009 - EmaxHealth - According to Dr. Chaodong Wu, AgriLife Research nutrition and food scientist who authored the paper with the University of Minnesota's Dr. Yuqing Hou, "Because we understand the mechanism, or how the gene works, we believe a focus on nutrition will find the way to both prevent and reverse diabetes.” Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: When consulting with AMA doctors they say "Where is your scientific verification?". Here it is. We have known this for a long time, that diet and nutrition play a key part in avoiding diabetic conditions... Go to: "Healing Diabetic Conditions and Restoring Kidney Function without Drugs, Dialysis or Surgery"

Study Questions Use of Anthracyclines in Breast-Cancer Patients - SHIRLEY S. WANG - 12-12-2009 - "I don't know why we keep pushing the anthracycline agenda," said Dr. Slamon, who called these latest results a "direct assault" on these drugs. Read more...

READ MORE... Sometimes I question the sanity of people suggesting deadly chemicals [chemotherapy] actually benefits people in the long run. Realize this report was funded by Sanofi-Aventis SA, a big pharma company and they conclude it's VERY dangerous, yet they still recommend its use!!!...???

Better nutrition Cereal maker improves its products - DECEMBER 12, 2009 - Watertown Daily Times - General Mills is the latest company to reduce the amount of sugar in its products — in this case, cereal. Read more...

Black pepper has healing agent - December 12, 2009 - TheNews - Islamabad - According to study use of black pepper dating back to the fifth century cites as a healing agent for a variety of illnesses: earache, liver problems, lung disease, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea, tooth decay, and even sunburn... Read more...

After trying V-Dog, Leroy the Office Pug refused to eat meat ever again. PHOTO BY NICK MILLERDog-food fight Locals create vegan dog meals; others prefer meat and bones - Alastair Bland - 12-10-2009 - NewsReview - “Vegan dogs smell better on both ends. The other component is that you’re not killing animals to feed animals.” Read more...

H1N1 less severe than feared according to study wmich.eduThe severity of H1N1 influenza is less than originally feared - December 9, 2009 - Examiner - Robert Herriman - In a press release from the Harvard School of Public Health, a study performed by collaboration between UK and US researcher’s project that the severity of H1N1 flu during the autumn-winter flu season in the US will be less than previously feared. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: "See, I told you. How many months now have we been reporting the truth about this, and "they" STILL recommend vaccination for H1N1, yet it's never been adequately tested!...?

Babycakes is adored by a plethora of celebrities, like Alicia Silverstone and Jason Schwartzman, and has been featured in numerous magazines and television shows — including most recently on The Martha Stewart ShowCelebrity-Adored NYC Vegan Bakery “Babycakes” Expands To LA Filed under: food & drink — Michael Parrish DuDell - 12-10-2009 - Ecorazzi - The all-vegan bakery is owned by baker extraordinaire Erin McKenna and offers “all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs.” Delicious! Read more...

Healing circles and the future of medicine - December 9, 2009 - Examiner - Byron Belitsos - Health medicine, also known as integral-health medicine, is a new style of health care that blends integrative, holistic, person-centered, and preventive perspectives into health care. Read more...

Smiles have healing powers - Catherine Casterline, Anna - Dec 09, 2009 - DallasMorningViews - It is the small things that make someone's day. Please remember to be smile and be kind. Read more...

Belief, reality, action and truth help healing - Becca Begnaud - 12-10-2009 - TheAdvertiser - Advancing in life is like driving. We can't get from point A to point B unless we are moving. Read more...

Results of a study on casual sex among young adults surprise U researchers. But they note the physical risks.Casual sex – and no emotional wreckage? - JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY - December 9, 2009 - Star Tribune - ...their overall emotional status was no different than the four-fifths who said they were in committed relationships with their most recent sexual partner. Read more...

HIV Virus wikicommons (public domain)The difference between HIV and AIDS - December 2, 2009 - Examiner - Rachel Hillier - When first identified as a disease, it was known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency). Read more...

Review Questions Tamiflu's Effectiveness Finds no proof the drug prevents flu complications such as pneumonia - December 8, 2009 - (HealthDay News) -- No evidence exists that the widely used influenza drug Tamiflu prevents pneumonia or other complications in otherwise healthy patients who come down with the flu, a new review contends. Read more...

Most of world exposed to deadly tobacco smoke: WHO - Kate Kelland - Dec 9, 2009 LONDON (Reuters) - More than 94 percent of the world's people are not protected by laws against smoking, leaving them exposed to the biggest cause of preventable death, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although I am not an advocate of smoking, it's only fair to give honest perspective. One time I consulted with a tobacco shop owner in his 90's who smoked every day, and was still healthy without a hint of senility. He said it is not the tobacco killing people so much as the dangerous chemicals mixed with conventional cigarettes and papers. I am an advocate of free choice though, as long as actions do not adversely affect others.

Oxygen Therapy Can Help Cluster Headaches Study First to Examine If Oxygen Therapy Helps So-Called 'Suicide' Headaches - LAUREN COX - ABC News - Dec. 9, 2009 - Although the study was one of the first to investigate using oxygen to treat cluster headaches, Ott and other cluster headache survivors have taught each other to use the treatment for years. Read more...

Soy doesn't harm, and may even help, breast cancer survivors, study finds - Shari Roan - December 9, 2009 - LATimes - Earlier research in animals had raised fears that soy foods might cause a recurrence of the cancer because soy can act like estrogen. A new study of women finds just the opposite. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Soy is probably not the best source of nutrition, yet it is still much superior to animal products as a source of protein when processed to be digestable. It is also much more ecological and sustainable when used as a human food source instead of feeding it to cows.

The Imprecision Behind Mammogram Guidance - THE NUMBERS GUY - DECEMBER 9, 2009 - WallStreetJournal - Recent Research on Breast-Cancer Screening Incorporates Wide Margins of Error; Scientists Defend 'Qualitative Assessment' Read more...

Coffee, Exercise Fight Prostate Cancer Studies show improved survival among men who partake regularly - December 8, 2009 - Ed Edelson - HealthDay -- Having a few more cups of coffee and running that extra mile each day can reduce a man's risk of dying of prostate cancer, two studies indicate. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: We all know coffee does have adverse side effects, yet reports indicate its qualities do outweigh the problems associated. Moderation is a key here.

FDA Investigating More Dangerous Brain Scans - December 7, 2009 - NYTimes - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health regulators are investigating reports of dangerous radiation levels at two more California hospitals, following earlier unsafe medical scans at a Los Angeles facility. Read more...

Why is it that Canadians spend about half what Americans do on health care but live nearly three years longer?Canada's health care lessons for U.S.: more equity, efficiency - DAVID FEENY, MARK S. KAPLAN and BENTSON H. McFARLAND - December 05, 2009 - OregonLive - In 1984, Canada's federal parliament passed The Canada Health Act, mandating that each province's insurance plan meet the following requirements: publicly administered, providing health care insurance on a nonprofit basis; comprehensive, providing coverage for all medically necessary services and procedures; universal, offering coverage for everyone; portable not just from employer to employer, but from province to province; and accessible, meaning people shouldn't be impeded from accessing services by user charges. Read more...

The Restorative Justice Ministry Network of North America is considered among the leading authorities on the concept in the United States.Restorative Justice: Focus on Healing - Vicki Brown - December 05, 2009 - BaptistStandard - Restorative justice, according to Solomon, is a systematic response that emphasizes healing of the victim, the community and the offender. Read more...

Tune this new, bendable antenna by stretching it. Self-Healing Antennas - Jonathan Fahey - 12.03.09 - Forbes - Tune this new, bendable antenna by stretching it.The antenna invented by Michael Dickey and Gianluca Lazzi sounds more like silly putty than something that can transmit and receive wireless signals. Read more...

FDA Seeks Plan to Curb Opioid Pain Killer Abuse - Steve Orlofsky - December 4, 2009 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. drug regulators asked on Friday for manufacturers of prescription pain medications to provide more specifics on an industry plan to curb growing abuse of morphine, methadone, oxycodone and other opioid drugs. Read more...

'Slim Fast' Recalls All Shakes, Diet Drinks Unilever Says All Its Liquid Products May Be Affected By Non-Lethal Toxin - BRIAN HARTMAN - Dec. 4, 2009 - ABCNews - Slim Fast is recalling every last one of its popular diet drinks over concern they may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause moderate food poisoning. Read more...

Radiation Exposure From Annual Mammography Increases Breast Cancer Risk in Young High-Risk Women - Fran Lowry - A meta-analysis of 6 studies found that women with BRCA1 or BCRA2 gene mutations or a family history of breast cancer who were exposed to radiation, either from mammography or chest x-rays, before the age of 20 had a risk for breast cancer that was 2.5 times higher than their counterparts who were not exposed to radiation (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.9 - 3.2). Read more...

Mammogram Radiation May Put Some Women at Risk - Julie Steenhuysen December 1, 2009 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Low-dose radiation from mammograms and chest X-rays may increase the risk of breast cancer in young women who are already at high risk because of family history or genetic susceptibility, Dutch researchers said on Tuesday. Read more...

Half of World's ICU Patients Have Infections: Study - Maggie Fox - December 1, 2009 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - But one of the biggest concerns was the widespread use of antibiotics in patients who were not infected -- a practice that has been shown to lead to antibiotic resistance, when germs defy common drugs. Read more...

When he was six months old, he almost died from complications of the newly-discovered canine influenza virus, one of only two influenza viruses that can cause illness in dogs and cats.Are you ready for the dog and cat flu? Rapidly mutating influenza viruses threaten family pets - Christie Keith, Special to SF Gate Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - SFGate - "So far there is no evidence that this virus can be passed from cats to humans," Johnson said. " Read more...

Loneliness can not only make you feel more socially isolated, it can make you more anxious, more shy and cause you to believe you have poor social skills. Loneliness can be contagious, new study finds Feelings of isolation can spread through groups of friends as easily as a cold - Diane Mapes - msnbc - 12-01-2009 - The longitudinal study, conducted by the University of Chicago, the University of California-San Diego and Harvard, interviewed more than 5,000 people over the course of 10 years, tracking their friendship histories and their reports of loneliness. Read more...

Smoking, Animal Shelter, Ethics Rules Arrive in NC - GARY D. ROBERTSON - RALEIGH, N.C. - December 31, 2009 (AP) - Fire safety officials believe legislation taking effect Friday requiring tobacco companies to sell "fire-safe" cigarettes in North Carolina will lead to fewer smoking-related fire fatalities, serious burns and property damage. Read more...

Can Prayer Heal? - Jeanie Lerche Davis - December 31, 2009 - MedicineNet - Religion provides what Koenig calls "a world view," a perspective on problems that helps people better cope with life's ups and downs. Read more...

Crystal Healing: Moonstone - December 28, 2009 - Yvonne M. Glasgow, M.Sc. - AssociatedContent - Often called the "stone of new beginnings", Moonstone is considered to be one with the moon, hence it's name, and is both a powerful and an intuitive stone. Read more...

Bad back? Nerve stimulation won't help - Denise Mann - December 30, 2009 - (Health.com) -- A popular pain-relief treatment that uses electricity to stimulate nerves isn't likely to benefit the millions of Americans who live with chronic low back pain and shouldn't be recommended for that purpose, new guidelines say. Read more...

Journals Criticize FDA Trials - JARED A. FAVOLE and ALICIA MUNDY - DECEMBER 30, 2009 - WallStreetJournal - WASHINGTON -- Two leading medical journals found weaknesses in how the Food and Drug Administration approves cardiovascular medical devices, saying some products reached the market based on tests that were inadequate and open to bias. Read more...

Problems with FDA Medical Device Approval Process Identified in New StudiesProblems with FDA Medical Device Approval Process Identified in New Studies - AboutLawsuits - 12-30-2009 - Two new studies have been published that are highly critical of the way the FDA approves medical devices for human use, saying that the agency requires too few clinical trials, and that often the data in those trials is suspect. Read more...

E. coli-tainted beef infects 21 people in 16 states - Lyndsey Layton - Washington Post - December 30, 2009 - Twenty-one people in 16 states have been infected in recent days with a potentially lethal strain of E. coli bacteria, after consuming beef in restaurants supplied by the same Oklahoma meat company, federal officials said. Read more...

Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture - MARGIE MASON AND MARTHA MENDOZA - 12-29-2009 - BusinessWeek - Researchers say the overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has led to a plague of drug-resistant infections that killed more than 65,000 people in the U.S. last year -- more than prostate and breast cancer combined. Read more...

Study: Childhood smoke exposure increases emphysema chances in adulthood - Amit Pathania - 12/29/2009 - TopNews - According to the findings of a new study published in the December edition of American Journal of Epidemiology, children exposed regularly to secondhand tobacco smoke at home show increased likelihood of developing emphysema in adulthood – and, in most cases, lungs may never heal completely from early-life exposure. Read more...

The 2009 single-family project award from the U.S. Green Building Council went to Arbor South Architecture for TheSage, an ultra-efficient home in Eugene, Oregon. Top green homes this year feature sharp design and energy efficiency - 12-29-2009 - USAToday - Award-winning green homes this year are not just ugly boxes devoid of panache. Many could win prizes for design as well as energy efficiency and water conservation. Read more...

6 Steps to Making New Year’s Resolutions That Work - PSYCH CENTRAL - December 29, 2009 - It’s that time of year again when people plan to attend a New Year’s Eve party with friends and family, and then resolve to do something better or different next year. Read more...

Johnson & Johnson is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to consumer reports of a moldy smell associated with nausea and stomach pain. (amazon.com)Company Recalls Tylenol for Arthritis - MICHAEL SMITH - MedPage / ABCNews - Dec. 29, 2009 - In the arthritis medication, the odor was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea, the company said, adding that the expanded recall is a precaution. Read more...

Science, fear vie in fight over breast screening - Stephen Smith - Boston Globe / December 28, 2009 - Ultimately, the panel concluded that for many women, the benefits of starting routine screening at 40 - a 15 percent reduction in the risk of death from breast cancer - were eclipsed by the risks, including tests that erroneously suggest cancer is present and lead to unnecessary biopsies and surgeries. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: In May, 2009 we opened BreastHealing.info explaining what is finally becoming common knowledge, that mammograms are ineffective at best, and potentially deadly at worst. Just know you are getting the latest research info backed up with verification over here at HealingNews.com

Egypt Debates Transplant Law, Hopes to Cut Organ Trade - Yasmine Saleh December 28, 2009 - CAIRO (Reuters) - Nearly four in five face worsening health after the transplant, and the money they earn is gone within five months, according to WHO. Read more...

Crystal Healing: Tiger's Eye - December 27, 2009 - Yvonne M. Glasgow, M.Sc. - AssociatedContent - Tiger's Eye is a balancing crystal- working with both Yin and Yang energies. Read more...

Birthstones for Every Month of the YearHealing Power of Birthstones - Deanna Lynn Sletten - 12-28-2009 - Beliefnet - Many say these precious and semiprecious stones have absorbed the earth's energies, giving them magical and healing properties--and as such, a prominent place throughout history. Read more...

Ingrid Newkirk: A Green Message From the Land of Rice and Curry - Ingrid Newkirk - 12-26-2009 - AlterNet - It shouldn't be news anymore that the most important thing that we can do for the planet is not to use less holiday gift wrap -- it is to go vegan. Read more...

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