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Learn about The Rave Diet by Mike Anderson - HEALTHY LIVING

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...

Rethinking the Way We Eat and Live / Dr. Dennis Knicely / June 3, 2010 / HealingNews / For too long humans have taken life for granted without realizing how we affect everything else. All life is Sacred, period. Read more...

Peace & Harmony ( Lion and The Lamb ) by Nancy GlazierFinding peace and harmony / Dennis Knicely, Editor / Publisher HealingNews.com / 09-12-2010 / By studying and sometimes practicing aspects of all religions while associating and making friends with their followers, we can in fact open our minds to a whole new level of understanding, often enriching the ways we were born and trained to believe. Read more...

 

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Holistic healing your grief.Good Grief! Holistically healing your grief. - September 27, 12:03 PM by Tracy Woolrich, RN HHP, Tampa Bay Wellness Examiner - Knowing that you are not alone in your feelings is very empowering.

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McCain, Obama agree: health care needs fixingMcCain, Obama agree: health care needs fixing San Francisco Chronicle - (09-30) 20:02 PDT -- John McCain and Barack Obama agree that our current health care system isn't working. They say the country needs to reduce the ranks of the 46 million uninsured and provide alternatives to job-based insurance. Read more...

Violations Reported at 94% of Nursing Homes By ROBERT PEAR Published: September 29, 2008 WASHINGTON — More than 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for violations of federal health and safety standards last year, and for-profit homes were more likely to have problems than other types of nursing homes, federal investigators say in a report issued on Monday. Read more...

Why the Institutions of Western Finance and Western Medicine are Both doomed to failWhy the Institutions of Western Finance and Western Medicine are Both Doomed to Fail Monday, September 29, 2008 by: Mike Adams - Natural News - Both Western Finance and Western Medicine are fundamentally based on fraud. Read more...

Elizabeth Edwards ties health care to economy By MIKE BAKER – AP - SEPT. 30, 2008 ..."Reform of our health care system is a very important part of the answers we're going to need to solve our economic woes," she said.

Jeanne A. Benas/For The Sunday Gazette Op-ed column: Heal thyself - Alternative medicine merits closer attention Doctor ignores his own experience - Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 - DaliyGasette.com - Read more...

Storm's 'Kava kids' unwind By Josh Massoud | September 30, 2008 12:00am - Melbourne Storm - Wiki and fellow New Zealand forward Roy Asotasi have both used it throughout their careers to heal injury, but Manu yesterday said he was more interested in the drink's bonding affect. Read more...

Doctors Say Avandia Warning Label Should Tout Vegan Diet Patrick Totty 22 September 2008 - Diabetes Health - A professional doctors' group has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to require that Avandia's warning label include a statement that a low-fat vegan diet is a safer, more effective approach to lowering blood sugar levels than the drug itself. Read more...

Cancer risk: Scientists want mobile phones to carry a health warning for brain cancer similar to lung cancer warnings on cigarette packets Why your mobile should carry a health warning like cigarette packets because of brain cancer risk By BARRY WIGMORE - 27th September 2008 - Daily Mail - Scientists want mobile phones to carry a health warning for brain cancer similar to lung cancer warnings on cigarette packets. Read more...

FDA Faulted for Lack of Produce Oversight - By Amanda Gardner - Friday, September 26, 2008 (HealthDay News) -- As food-safety problems continue to rock the United States, resulting in massive recalls, illness and even death, the federal Food and Drug Administration remains underfunded and understaffed to protect consumers, a new government report concludes. Read more...

Energy work like Reiki and Healing Touch provide massage for the spirit BY LISA STRANDBERG • THE POST-CRESCENT • SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 Nothing beats a great massage. Working the kinks out of sore muscles can go far toward restoring your body and your mental state. Read more...

 Leah Harper, right, does traditional Native medicine work September 9 with Laura Webb in Harper's cedar bark lodge outside her house in Redding. Jakob Schiller/Record Searchlight Healer: Wintu Indian comes from long ancestry of medicine women By Debra Moore Contributing writer Friday, September 26, 2008 - Redding.com - Leah Harper doesn't like to call herself a medicine woman, but it's a term to which people can relate. The half English, half Wintu 53-year-old is also referred to as a traditional healer. Read more...

Qigong Therapy: A Natural Alternative for Arthritis Pain - September 26, 2008 - Anti-Aging News - Ancient energy healing techniques offer hope for arthritis sufferers. Read more...

Healing properties of honey under scrutiny - Sep 26 2008 1:49PM - Dispatch Online, South Africa - ...Ottawa University doctors found in tests that ordinary honey kills bacteria that cause sinus infections, and does it better in most cases than antibiotics. Read more...

Woman goes raw, loses more than half herself - Friday, September 26, 2008 - CNN - Stokes lost 160 pounds in two years, improving her emotional, physical health Read more...

New Findings Show Astounding Cancer Prevention Effects of Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Olive Leaves and Green TeaNew Findings Show Astounding Cancer Prevention Effects of Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Olive Leaves and Green Tea - Friday, September 26, 2008 - (NaturalNews) Three studies presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research in Philadelphia have demonstrated the powerful cancer-fighting benefits of dark berries, green tea and olive leaves, and suggest that gels and beverages may some day be used to prevent against cancer and tumor growth. Read more...

Raw Foodists Arrested for Trafficking Chocolate; Interrogated for "Cacao Crimes" Read more...

Lewisville's Shelly Kaehr talks healing stones on national radio

Energy Drinks: Hazardous to Your Health? Products Need Warning Labels, Scientist Says; Industry Contends They're Safe to Drink - Kathleen Doheny - WebMD - Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD - Sept. 24, 2008 -- Caffeinated energy drinks that promise super alertness -- and sometimes imply better sports performance -- should carry labels that specify their amount of caffeine, says a Johns Hopkins University scientist. Read more...

Don't look to a doctor for understanding
6:00 PM, September 22, 2008 - Los Angeles Times -
Doctors provide little in the way of empathy, even when their patients seem to ask for it, according to a study in the Sept. 22 Archives of Internal Medicine. Read more...

Health Tip: Prevent Stomach Pain
Mon Sep 22, 7:01 PM ET
(HealthDay News) -- Stomach pain can be caused by factors including diet and lifestyle, illness and infections.

Vitamin D Receptor Gene Variant Tied to Melanoma
Mon Sep 22, 7:01 PM ET
MONDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A possible link between melanoma and a gene involved in vitamin D metabolism has been identified by Italian researchers. Read more...

Britain's Stonehenge was ancient healing site: experts
Sept. 22, 2008 - AFP -
LONDON (AFP) — Two bluestone fragments found at Britain's prehistoric Stonehenge monument could prove that the mysterious stone circle was once a centre of healing, archaeologists said Monday. Read more...

Healthy Tanning Beds? Experts Say No
CBS News - Sept. 22, 2008 - Skin Cancer Researchers Oppose Industry Campaign To Portray Tanning Beds As Healthy
Read more...

AIDS cure may lie in supercharged "mineral water"
Written by ASNS in Uganda - Monday, 15 September 2008 - Antibiotics and vaccines that prompt side effects, genetic mutations, and resistant germs may soon be obsolete pending the results of an AIDS trial sponsored by volunteers, humanitarian groups, and The Republic of Uganda. Read more...

McCartney's ex donating $1M in vegan food to Bronx
Associated Press - Sat Sep 20, 5:44 AM ET -
NEW YORK - Paul McCartney's ex-wife is donating $1 million worth of soy hamburgers, soy hot dogs and soy chicken cutlets to one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Bronx. Read more...

The healing oasis of imagination
MICHELLE LALONDE, The Gazette - Saturday, September 20, 2008 - ...a truly gifted writer can make one see, hear, taste, touch and even deeply feel events one has never lived. Read more...

Glitch shuts "Big Bang" collider for two months - Sep 21, 2008 - By Anne Richardson GENEVA (Reuters) - A technical glitch has forced scientists to shut down the huge particle-smashing machine built to simulate the conditions of the "Big Bang" for at least two months, they said on Saturday. Read more...

Drink Sugars 1a Health claims for drinks are hard to swallow
- Sydney Morning Herald - September 21, 2008 - VITAMIN and sports-water drinks are so laden with sugar and caffeine that claims about their health-giving benefits should be taken with a grain of salt, nutritionists have warned. Read more...

Health, Beauty Industry Marketing Green Products To Teens
Products Are Organic

- Channel 3000 - 10:49 am CDT September 20, 2008 - MADISON, Wis. -- The health and beauty industry is trying to tap into an unsaturated market and go green. Read more...

Non-dairy Milks - How Good are They for You?
Sep 20, 2008 - 1:19:14 PM (HealthNewsDigest.com) - There is a lot of debate about whether or not cow’s milk is good—or appropriate—for people at all... Read more...

Cayenne Pepper: Medicine or Food?
HealthNews, CA - Sep 19, 2008
Cayenne pepper will stimulate the production of digestive juices, but the use of cayenne is healing to the stomach tissues and other digestive organs. ... Read more...

Mosquito Potential Cure for Malaria Discovered in Rainforests of Costa Rica - ecoworldly.com - September 18th, 2008 - A team of researchers in Costa Rica’s Alberto Manuel Brenes Reserve have been searching for plants that might help cure the mosquito-transmitted disease known as malaria Read more...

Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Mind - Best Syndication - Sept. 14, 2008 - We may speak of the power and wonder of the human mind, but its beauty is so apparent when we begin to delve into its mystery. Read more...

FTC Charges 5 Companies With Making False Cancer Cure Claims - September 18, 2008 - AP - The Federal Trade Commission charged five companies with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures and said Thursday that it has reached settlements with six others. Read more...

Healing tops time travel on Canadian superpower list
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:31am
TORONTO (Reuters India Life!) - Flying, telepathy, or healing powers? If Canadians could select from a list of superpowers, many would opt to be able to heal themselves, according to a new poll. Read more...

Healing experience - In the Land of Invisible Women
ASSOCIATED PRESS / The Jerusalem Post - Sep 18, 2008 18:01 -
Most job contracts don't include mentions of the death penalty, but when Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed agreed to a new job in a Saudi Arabian hospital, she became subject to the laws of that country which, as she writes in her memoir, can include decapitation. Read more...

Looking Out for Bogus Cancer Cures - ABC News - Sept. 18, 2008
Federal Trade Commission Sues Five Companies It Says Sell Fake Cures Online Read more...

Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat Bread Recalled
- ABQnewsSeeker - September 17, 2008, at 09:30:55 -
Allergy alert announced for bread packaged in Denver and sold in five states, including N.M. Read more...

Melamine
- Time - Wed Sept. 17, 2008 -
Melamine, the cheap compound used to bulk up baby formula in China that has sickened at least 1,200 babies across the country and killed at least two so far, once had a much less dubious purpose and, in fact, can be found in some form in most American homes. Read more...

AP Exclusive: Video shows workers abusing pigs
Associated Press - Tue Sep 16, 2008 -
WASHINGTON - An undercover video shot at an Iowa pig farm shows workers hitting sows with metal rods, slamming piglets on a concrete floor and bragging about jamming rods up into sows' hindquarters Read more...

Study Offers Portrait of Complementary Therapy Use Among Survivors
Tue Aug 6, 2009 - A paper by American Cancer Society researchers published this week in Cancer, one of the Society's peer-reviewed journals, offers one of the largest and most detailed portraits of complementary and alternative therapy use among cancer survivors in the United States ...Read more...

More Americans Turning to Holistic Medicine
Monday, 15 September 2008, 12:00 CDT - redOrbit.com - Types of complementary and alternative medicine - Naturopathic medicine - Naturopathy supports the body's ability to heal through diet and lifestyle changes.

Lavender not just sweet scent; has the ability to soothe and heal
Statesville R&L -September 14, 2008 - Lavender, known for its therapeutic benefits, can be used in a number of ways. From creating a relaxing aroma in your home to helping heal skin wounds and flavoring breads, lavender is a very versatile herb. It is even a beautiful herb to grow in your garden with its evergreen stems and delicate purple flowers. Read more...

Meat: Making Global Warming Worse - Time - Sat. Sept. 10, 2008 ...In a 2006 report, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concluded that worldwide livestock farming generates 18% of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions - by comparison, all the world's cars, trains, planes and boats account for a combined 13% of greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...

Celebrity Worship: Good for Your Health? - Time - Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 - A study published Sept. 10 suggests that the act of celebrity worship may be a boon to some people's self-esteem. Read more...

Tony Sweet / GettyAllergies Getting Worse? Blame Global Warming - Time - Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 - Recent research suggests that global warming will also exacerbate respiratory allergies, as higher CO2 concentrations lead to vast increases in ragweed pollen production. Read more...

Health Tip: Keep Stress at Bay
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008
(HealthDay News) -- Some stress is unavoidable, but there are things you can do to prevent stress from taking over your life and making health problems worse. Read more...

'Culinary Medicine': Eating Well, Staying Healthy - NPR - Audio feed... Weekend Edition Sunday, September 14, 2008 · Imagine a way to lose pounds, but not flavor, by combining the art of cooking, the science of nutrition and the joy of eating. Read more...

Breakthrough in understanding of speech offers hope to the deaf
Sun Sep 14, 6:23 PM ET
PARIS (AFP) - Scientists on Sunday said intelligible speech is learnt in part through nerve signals from the vocal tract, a discovery that could open up an ambitious avenue of therapy for the deaf. Read more...

AP IMPACT: Tons of drugs dumped into wastewater
Associated Press - Sun Sep 14, 2008
U.S. hospitals and long-term care facilities annually flush millions of pounds of unused pharmaceuticals down the drain, pumping contaminants into America's drinking water, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. Read more...

Controlled drugs dumped uncontrolled into water Posted 9/14/2008 | By Jeff Donn, AP National Writer MINNEAPOLIS — In a frustrating quirk in government policy, the most tightly controlled drugs -- like painkilling narcotics prone to abuse -- are the ones that most often elude environmental regulation when they become waste. Read more...

Few safeguards for Mexican produce heading north
Associated Press - Sun Sep 14, 7:40 AM ET - ...The AP has found that while some Mexican producers grow fruits and vegetables under strict sanitary conditions for export to the U.S., many don't — and they can still send their produce across the border easily. Read more...

New column: Green Living
Victoria, Canada Times Colonist - Sunday, September 14, 2008 -
Today we launch a weekly column called Green Living. Read More...

It’s Not Discipline, It’s a Teachable Moment - Sept. 14, 2008 - New York Times - ...Surprisingly, the most effective discipline typically doesn’t involve any punishment at all, but instead focuses on positive reinforcement when children are being good. Read more...

6 Food Mistakes Parents Make Sept. 14, 2008 - New York Times - HARRIET WOROBEY, a childhood nutrition instructor, knows firsthand that children can be picky eaters, but even she was surprised by a preschooler last year who ate a mostly chocolate diet. Read more...

Dangers Lurk Closer to Home Sept. 14, 2008 - New York Times - The biggest threats to children’s health and well-being are often right under parents’ noses, present in activities so mundane that caregivers are desensitized to their risk, like bathing, swimming or riding in a car. Read more...

Health officials fear spread of lung-destroying pneumonia
Los Angeles Times, CA - September 14, 2008
Health authorities have detected the emergence of a rare but deadly lung-destroying form of pneumonia, sparked by the combination of a skin infection and the common flu. Read more...

Tales of sorrow and healing
12:00a.m. 14th September 2008 - Sunshine Coast Daily - ...“Allowing people to talk about their grief is part of the healing process.” Read More...

Looking for the key to your future in the palm of your hand
Published:Sep 13, 2008 - The Times - AVUSA - ...the debate that has raged for centuries over practices such as astrology, numerology, palmistry and crystal healing. Read more...

Healing power of a touch now unveiled
HealthJockey.com, India - 9-12-2008 -
Now there’s scientific proof to back how a healing touch actually acts as a painkiller. A group of Swedish researchers have found that a hug or rather a ... Read more...

You can help to heal society
Friday, September 12, 2008 - Plymouth Herald, UK - ...We cannot simply say 'they' should do something, without considering our own part in solving the problems in our society. Read more...

Sugar's Healing Powers - Sep 09, 2008 - Bio_Medicine - ...When sugar is applied to an open wound, it absorbs the wound's moisture necessary for the growth of infectious bacteria ...read more

Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child
HealthDay - Thu Sep 11, 11:47 PM ET
THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Bullying is the top "health" concern among parents with overweight and obese children, according to a new report. Read more...

9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years
Wednesday, September 10, 2008; 12 AM
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Two to three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, psychological trauma and new respiratory problems were still elevated among people enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry, according to the latest New York City health department study. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Can you imagine how the mostly innocent Iraqui people feel, after years of depleted uranium shells exploding all over, hundreds of thousands of lost family members, ruined homes, infrastructure never fixed, etc.? My heart goes out to ALL the victims of terrist activities, both by individuals and...

Red Bull Can Give You a Stroke Just one can of the popular stimulant energy drink Red Bull can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Read more...

Study: Surgery does not help knee osteoarthritis! THURSDAY SEP 11, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- The routine knee surgery neither provides any pain relief nor improves knee function in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study published in the Sep. 11th issue of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Read more...

Almond Growers Sue USDA to Halt Mandatory Chemical Fumigation of Raw Almonds Sept. 10, 2008 (NaturalNews) After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA's bizarre decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the almond industry is fighting back. Read more...

Baby milk powder suspected in new China health scare
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:29am EDT BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese hospital has received 14 kidney stone patients, all infants under 11 months who drank the same brand of milk formula, reviving memories of a milk-powder scandal that killed at least 13 babies. Read more...

Department of Health Announces the Start of the Clean Indoor Air Act HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept 10, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- New Law Takes Effect Sept. 11; Online Resources and Helpline Available- Read more...

9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years - WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Two to three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, psychological trauma and new respiratory problems were still elevated among people enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry, according to the latest New York City health department study. Read more...

The Claim: Aloe Vera Gel Can Heal Burns
Published: September 8, 2008 - New York Times - Aloe vera has been a common skin-care remedy since the Greek physician Dioscorides advocated using it for burns in the first century A.D. Read more...

AP IMPACT: Liver disease plagues obese adolescents
Sept. 7, 2008 TRENTON, N.J. - In a new and disturbing twist on the obesity epidemic, some overweight teenagers have severe liver damage caused by too much body fat,... Read more...

Eat It, Drink It, Spread it on your Face! - Healing Lifestyles & Spas - ...Research has revealed that pomegranate oil, extracted from the seeds, can help suppress cancer cell growth... Read more...

Eat less meat to fight climate change: UN expert
Sat Sep 6, 11:16 pm ET LONDON (AFP) – People should cut their consumption of meat to help combat climate change, a top United Nations expert told a British Sunday newspaper. Read more...

FDA posts list of potential problem drugs
Associated Press – Sat Sep 5, 2008
WASHINGTON – The government on Friday began posting a list of prescription drugs under investigation for potential safety problems in an effort to better inform doctors and patients. Read more...

Aromatherapy – More Than Just Good Smell
TheMedGuru, India - Sat Sep 6, 2008
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative healing that makes use of volatile plant oils, referred to as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds obtained from plants for the overall physical and psychological well-being of a person. EDITOR'S NOTE: Using essential oils for household fragrance is preferable to smoke from incense, and much cleaner.

"Healing Touch" -It's Where Medicine Meets Mysticism Fri Sept. 5, 2008 WCSH6.COM ...Could something as simple as human contact help cancer patients fight off the debilitating effects of chemo? Read more...

Horsing around can heal the soul
Corning Observer, CA - Sep 5, 2008
...But, for Denise Smith, a licensed clinical social worker who lives on Columbia Avenues, horses are a source of healing, a tool she uses to help the emotionally wounded who come to her for assistance.... Read more...

Healing Power Of Music
WPTV, FL - Sep 5, 2008
... the idea that music could heal both body and soul, and Native Americans have used singing and chanting as part of their healing rituals for centuries. ...Read more...

Bisphenol A: If you're alarmed, learn why
7:01 PM, September 4, 2008 - Los Angeles Times - ...Now the National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, has released its final report on the possible human effects of bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical added to plastics to make it stronger... Read more...

FDA orders stronger warnings for 4 arthritis drugs AP - Sept. 4, 2008 - The drugs — Humira, Cimzia, Enbrel and Remicade — work by suppressing the immune system, and the FDA says that can expose some patients to serious, even fatal, fungal infections. Read more...

Prescription drug abuse seen up, cocaine down
Reuters - Thu Sep 4, 12:35 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More young adults abused prescription pain drugs last year but their use of cocaine and methamphetamines fell, while illicit drug use by baby boomers in their late fifties soared, a U.S. agency said on Thursday. Read more...

The healing effects of meditation
The National, U.A.E. - Sep 3, 2008
This process of “letting go” is not only deeply relaxing, but has a direct healing effect on our physical health, reducing blood pressure, increasing our ...Read more

Slow Food for Thought
Sept 3, 2008 - The Nation -
As foodies gather to celebrate the good things we eat, ordinary people--and the poor--don't have a seat at the table. Read more...

Centuries-old healing techniques, holistic remedies and an intuitive, caring touch
eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition, Australia - Sep 3, 2008
Manao Facial 每 an advanced Thai facial treatment using warm herbal compresses with cleansing and healing properties applied to vital energy points on the back, neck, face and scalp. Read more...

Tunes to soothe: The healing power of music - The Independent - Sept. 2, 2008
It's long been known that listening to music can ease stress – but scientists are discovering that it has a powerful effect on pain, immunity – and even recovery from heart attacks. Read more...

AP IMPACT: Liver disease plagues obese adolescents
Sept. 7, 2008 TRENTON, N.J. - In a new and disturbing twist on the obesity epidemic, some overweight teenagers have severe liver damage caused by too much body fat,... Read more...

Eat It, Drink It, Spread it on your Face! - Healing Lifestyles & Spas - ...Research has revealed that pomegranate oil, extracted from the seeds, can help suppress cancer cell growth... Read more...

Eat less meat to fight climate change: UN expert
Sat Sep 6, 11:16 pm ET LONDON (AFP) – People should cut their consumption of meat to help combat climate change, a top United Nations expert told a British Sunday newspaper. Read more...

FDA posts list of potential problem drugs
Associated Press – Sat Sep 6, 2008
WASHINGTON – The government on Friday began posting a list of prescription drugs under investigation for potential safety problems in an effort to better inform doctors and patients. Read more...

Aromatherapy – More Than Just Good Smell
TheMedGuru, India - Sat Sep 6, 2008
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative healing that makes use of volatile plant oils, referred to as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds obtained from plants for the overall physical and psychological well-being of a person. ... Read more... EDITOR'S NOTE: Using essential oils for household fragrance is preferable to smoke from incense, and much cleaner.

"Healing Touch" -It's Where Medicine Meets Mysticism Fri Sept. 5, 2008 WCSH6.COM ...Could something as simple as human contact help cancer patients fight off the debilitating effects of chemo? Read more...

Horsing around can heal the soul
Corning Observer, CA - Sep 5, 2008
...But, for Denise Smith, a licensed clinical social worker who lives on Columbia Avenues, horses are a source of healing, a tool she uses to help the emotionally wounded who come to her for assistance.... Read more...

Healing Power Of Music
WPTV, FL - Sep 5, 2008
... the idea that music could heal both body and soul, and Native Americans have used singing and chanting as part of their healing rituals for centuries. ...Read more...

Bisphenol A: If you're alarmed, learn why
7:01 PM, September 4, 2008 - Los Angeles Times - ...Now the National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, has released its final report on the possible human effects of bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical added to plastics to make it stronger... Read more...

FDA orders stronger warnings for 4 arthritis drugs AP - Sept. 4, 2008 - The drugs — Humira, Cimzia, Enbrel and Remicade — work by suppressing the immune system, and the FDA says that can expose some patients to serious, even fatal, fungal infections. Read more...

Prescription drug abuse seen up, cocaine down
Reuters - Thu Sep 4, 12:35 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More young adults abused prescription pain drugs last year but their use of cocaine and methamphetamines fell, while illicit drug use by baby boomers in their late fifties soared, a U.S. agency said on Thursday. Read more...

The healing effects of meditation
The National, U.A.E. - Sep 3, 2008
This process of “letting go” is not only deeply relaxing, but has a direct healing effect on our physical health, reducing blood pressure, increasing our ...Read more

Slow Food for Thought
Sept 3, 2008 - The Nation -
As foodies gather to celebrate the good things we eat, ordinary people--and the poor--don't have a seat at the table. Read more...

Centuries-old healing techniques, holistic remedies and an intuitive, caring touch
eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition, Australia - Sep 3, 2008
Manao Facial 每 an advanced Thai facial treatment using warm herbal compresses with cleansing and healing properties applied to vital energy points on the back, neck, face and scalp. Read more...

Tunes to soothe: The healing power of music - The Independent - Sept. 2, 2008
It's long been known that listening to music can ease stress – but scientists are discovering that it has a powerful effect on pain, immunity – and even recovery from heart attacks. Read more...

Reconnective Kids: Putting Healing into the Hands of Our Children
vision magazine, CA - Aug 31, 2008
Reconnective Healing, originally discovered by Eric Pearl, is a form of healing being utilized for the very first time. It reconnects us to the fullness of ... Read more...

'Game' to get people walking again
BBC News - 23:03 GMT, Saturday, 30 August 2008 00:03 UK
By Jane Elliott As Andy Long walks through the unfamiliar city streets his eyes are on the grey buildings ahead of him and the sky above. Read more...

Man Who Illegally Sold Body Parts for Implant Surgeries Pleads Guilty
eFluxMedia - 12:30, August 30th 2008
By Alice Carver Michael Mastromarino, 44, of Fort Lee, NJ, the ringleader of a national body parts scheme, pleaded guilty to charges ranging from corrupt organization, conspiracy, multiple thefts, forgery, to abuse of corpse, and funeral-home ... Read more...

Flu shot does not cut risk of death in elderly
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:52pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - ...it does not have a major impact on death in the elderly, contrary to what some studies have suggested, a new study suggests. Read more... Editor's note: Probably just the opposite...

Earwax: Too Much of a Good Thing?
WebMD - Aug. 29, 2008 -- The body is a miraculous mechanism. Consider the once-lowly earwax. People used to try to remove it. Read more...

Oklahoma seeks source of deadly E. coli 10:01 p.m. EDT, Fri August 29, 2008 (CNN) -- Oklahoma health officials said Friday they are searching for the source of a rare form of E. coli that has killed one person and sickened 116 others in the northeastern part of the state. Read more...

For Chantix and Ambien, Ads That Dare Not Speak the Drugs’ Names
August 29, 2008, 8:29 am
[Wall Street Journal] Name a prescription drug in a TV ad, and you also have to list all the side effects. Read more...

Flu shot does not cut risk of death in elderly
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:52pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - ...it does not have a major impact on death in the elderly, contrary to what some studies have suggested, a new study suggests. Read more... Editor's note: Probably just the opposite...

Earwax: Too Much of a Good Thing?
WebMD - Aug. 29, 2008 -- The body is a miraculous mechanism. Consider the once-lowly earwax. People used to try to remove it. Read more...

Oklahoma seeks source of deadly E. coli 10:01 p.m. EDT, Fri August 29, 2008 (CNN) -- Oklahoma health officials said Friday they are searching for the source of a rare form of E. coli that has killed one person and sickened 116 others in the northeastern part of the state. Read more...

For Chantix and Ambien, Ads That Dare Not Speak the Drugs’ Names
August 29, 2008, 8:29 am
[Wall Street Journal] Name a prescription drug in a TV ad, and you also have to list all the side effects. Read more...

Foodmakers won't be rushing to irradiate greens USA TODAY Thu Aug 28, 2008
Don't expect to find irradiated spinach and lettuce in your supermarket any time soon, even though federal regulators have given the food industry permission to sell it. Read more...

WHO study backs universal health care
Thu Aug 28, 12:16 PM ET
GENEVA (Reuters) - Major inequalities in health and life expectancy persist worldwide, according to an independent World Health Organization commission which on Thursday called for all countries to offer universal health care. Read more...

CDC: Salmonella outbreak appears to be over
August 28, 2008 - AP
WASHINGTON - The government said Thursday that the salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 1,440 people appears to be over, but its ultimate source may never be known, partly because of shortcomings in the nation's food safety system. Read more...

Study: 12 percent of Indian deaths due to alcohol
August 28, 2008 - AP
WASHINGTON - Almost 12 percent of the deaths among American Indians and Alaska Natives are alcohol-related — more than three times the percentage in the general population, a new federal report says. Read more...

Thinness in midlife boosts later brittle bone risk
Wed Aug 27, 1:35 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who are slimmer in middle age are at greater risk of having osteoporosis later in life, a new study confirms. Read more...

Herbal Products Sold Online Contaminated in 20 Percent of Cases Aug. 26 16:20 EDT (Bloomberg) -- One in five herbal products used in so-called Ayurvedic medicine and sold over the Internet contain harmful levels of toxic metals, a study found. Read more...

Penn State Offers Healthy Eating
August 26, 2008 02:15 PM ET - U.S. News
Organic, vegetarian, and vegan are now options, but some students just want french fries back. Read more…

Going veggie can slash your carbon footprint: study Tue Aug 26, 11:19 AM ET BERLIN (AFP) - Giving up meat could drastically reduce your carbon footprint, with meat-eaters' diets responsible for almost twice the emissions of those of vegetarians, a German study said on Tuesday. Read more...

Long-term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk Posted August 25, 2008 HealthDay
Rates of respiratory tract cancers increase, lung cancer incidence does not, study finds. Read more EDITOR'S NOTE: Essential oils, natural flowers, and potpouri are much better fragrances without smoke.

Yoga eases physical and mental menopause symptoms
Reuters - Fri Aug 22, 1:48 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Yoga can reduce hot flashes and night sweats among women going through menopause, and also appears to sharpen their mental function, researchers from India report. Read more...

Government posts hospital death rates
Chicago Tribune - Government posts hospital death rates
Chicago Tribune - August 20, 2008
For the first time, the government today disclosed information about patient deaths for all hospitals in the country. It’sa big step forward in making information about the quality of care in hospitals available to consumers.

FDA: Irradiating spinach, lettuce OK to kill germs
Thursday, August 19 04:34 PMAP - Consumers worried about salad safety may soon be able to buy fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce zapped with just enough radiation to kill E. coli and a few other germs. Read more... EDITOR'S NOTE: I feel consumers should have a choice here, as radiation itself is a deadly poison. It's good to be informed, though.

Study: Breast Exams Don't Prevent Death Note: Link is to audio feed...
NPR - Thu Aug 19, 1:00 PM ET
Doctors encourage women to examine their own breasts for lumps. New research shows that this practice doesn't help prevent deaths from breast cancer. Listen to online audio short...

Vibrational Medicine: Scientists Kill Viruses by Blasting them with Resonant Frequencies Thursday, August 14, 2008 - (NaturalNews) Physicists at Arizona State University say they have developed a method to calculate the exact frequency that it would take to shake a virus to death, according to an article published in the journal Physical Review Letters. Read more...

FDA Cracks Down on Bogus Cancer Cures
Thu Jun 19, 8:17 AM ET
The US Food and Drug Administration is taking action to protect consumers from fake cancer treatments. Read more...

AP: Mexican peppers posed problem before outbreak
Tue Aug 19, 2:08 AM ET
FRESNO, Calif. - Federal inspectors at U.S. border crossings repeatedly turned back filthy, disease-ridden shipments of peppers from Mexico in the months before a salmonella outbreak that sickened 1,400 people was finally traced to Mexican chilies. Read more...

August 19, 2008
1918 Flu Antibodies Alive and Well

Extremely elderly survivors of the 1918 flu pandemic still have active antibodies that recognize that virus. Karen Hopkin reports

Many think God's intervention can revive the dying
Tue Aug 19, 1:36 AM ET
CHICAGO - When it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans Read more...

More women are having fewer children, if at all
Tue Aug 19, 1:29 AM ET
WASHINGTON - More women in their early 40s are childless, and those who are having children are having fewer than ever before, the Census Bureau said Monday. Read more...

California fines 18 hospitals for shoddy care
Tue Aug 19, 1:10 PM ET
LOS ANGELES - Eighteen hospitals in California were fined for state health code violations in which patients received shoddy care that in some cases led to deaths Read more...

Obesity Continues to Rise in Most States
ABC News August 19, 2008
By DAN CHILDS Massive public efforts to curb the US obesity epidemic are falling tragically short, with populations in most states becoming more obese with each passing year, according to a new report that underscores the failure of initiatives aimed ...
Adult Obesity Rates Rise In 37 States - BusinessWeek

FDA reports deaths with diabetes drug Byetta
Mon Aug 18, 8:28 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are working on a stronger label for a widely used diabetes drug marketed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. after deaths were reported with the medication despite earlier government warnings. Read more...

Study: You can chew gum and get well at same time
Mon Aug 18, 4:02 PM ET
CHICAGO - Can you chew gum and recover from surgery at the same time? British researchers say it's a great idea for some patients. Chewing gum may speed the return of normal bowel function after colon surgery,... ...But a cautious Dr. Theodore Saclarides, head of colon and rectal surgery at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, said more study is needed... Read more...

Doctors can't use bias to deny gays treatment
San Francisco Chronicle -
(08-18) 12:53 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- California doctors who have religious objections to gays and lesbians must nevertheless treat them the same as any other patient or find a colleague in the office who will do so, the state Supreme Court ruled ..

Vitamin D's wild days: Who to test, what to take?
Mon Aug 18, 4:04 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Don't be surprised if your doctor orders a vitamin D test during your next physical. Blood tests to check levels of the so-called sunshine vitamin are on the rise as doctors and patients react to headline-grabbing research that suggests having too little may not only hurt your bones — it might increase your risk of certain cancers or heart disease. Read more...

Study Offers Portrait of Complementary Therapy Use Among Survivors Tue Aug 5, 8:00 PM ET American Cancer Society researchers published this week in Cancer, one of the Society's peer-reviewed journals, offers one of the largest and most detailed portraits of complementary and alternative therapy use among cancer survivors in the United States. Read more...

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