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  • Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill

    04/22/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | PTI
    "Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying. Lahore - A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province, started eating on leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not afford a basic meal. "There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is...
  • Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis

    04/17/2017 4:28:32 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 149 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Lorie Johnson
    It seems too good to be true. A simple and inexpensive treatment for one of the most dreadful conditions around: sepsis. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis strikes one million Americans every year, killing one-fourth of them. Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, came up with the idea on little more than a whim. His patient, 48-year-old Valerie Hobbs, was succumbing to sepsis and he had run out of options to save her. It was a desperation shot in the dark: Vitamin C. It worked. Beautifully. Again and again. Valerie spent a...
  • De Blasio’s Former Press Secretary in Coma After Treadmill Fall

    04/10/2017 2:38:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 10, 2017 | Mark Moore and Michael Gartland
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s former press secretary Karen Hinton was placed in a medically induced coma over the weekend after suffering a head injury, a relative said Monday. Hinton, 58, got lightheaded while running on a treadmill and fell, injuring her head, Hamilton Hinton, her nephew, told The Post. She had bleeding on the brain and doctors placed her in a coma, said her nephew, who lives in Hinton’s native Mississippi.
  • Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

    04/08/2017 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 8th, 2017 | By PENELOPE GREEN
    Sleep today is a measure of success, a skill to be cultivated and nourished. Credit- Tim Robinson At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” and his colleagues have been road-testing weighted blankets to induce a swaddling sensation and listening to recordings of Icelandic fairy tales — all research into an ideal sleep environment that may culminate in a nap pod, or, as he...
  • Why Japan’s Ancient Natto Could Be a Key to a Healthy Life

    04/07/2017 2:13:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    SBS ^ | 30 MAR 2017 | Bonnie Bayley
    It's not the prettiest dish, but natto has some powerful health benefits.When you think of Japanese cuisine, fresh, delicate flavours and intricately presented morsels spring to mind. Amidst all this loveliness, gooey, sticky and stinky fermented soybeans seem somewhat out of place. Called natto, this pungent dish is lesser known in Australia, but it lurks in the freezer section of Asian supermarkets, waiting for adventurous types to seek it out. Craig Anderson, star of My Japanese Diet (screening April 6 on SBS) is one such culinary maverick. In fact, when SBS Food calls him to chat about the documentary, he’s...
  • Conservatives Do Believe in Social Justice. Here’s What Our Vision Looks Like.

    04/01/2017 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 17, 2017 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Last month, America lost a great defender of freedom, Michael Novak.Novak was committed to rightly ordered liberty and cared deeply about the principles and practices that produce it. His enormous body of work emphasized the cultural prerequisites for political and economic freedom, as he stressed that economic conservativism and social conservatism are indivisible.In the words of Heritage Foundation founder Ed Feulner, “Michael forced those of us trained in the dismal science of economics to explain that we should be more than ‘free to choose’—rather we should be free to make good free choices.”Last year, I was the recipient of the...
  • More wailing over Trump’s killing Obama’s overreaching climate regs – this time the doctors weigh in

    03/30/2017 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 28, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS and the “how do people survive the climate change when they move from New York to Miami?” department, comes this warning that has all these deaths attached to the press release. As I said about a similar press release wailing about potential excess deaths earlier today, show me death certificates that puts climate change as the cause.ACP decries devastating impact of climate change orderWashington (March 28, 2017) President Trump’s executive order on climate change will have a devastating impact on public health, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) today. President Trump signed an executive...
  • High doses of vitamin C can help treat cancer, scientists find

    03/31/2017 5:41:49 AM PDT · by upchuck · 22 replies
    Evening Standard via Drudge ^ | March 31, 2017 | FRANCESCA GILLETT
    High doses of vitamin C injected into the blood stream could help treat cancer, new research from scientists suggests. Injecting patients with a dose 1,000 times higher than the recommended level could target tumour cells and make radiation and chemotherapy more effective. Scientists gave eleven brain cancer sufferers regular dosages of vitamin C every week for nine months while receiving typical radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Tests showed the extra vitamin – usually found in oranges, green vegetables, broccoli and strawberries – made cancer cells more susceptible to treatment. It also appeared to be safe, producing mild side effects such as frequent...
  • This Workout Might Help Reverse the Aging Process, According to a New Study (HIIT)

    03/26/2017 6:54:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Lisa Ryan
    Many of us have tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) at some point, even if it was just a boot-camp class our friend dragged us to. But a new study suggests that we may want to incorporate those workouts — which include short bursts of intense exercise, followed by stretches of more moderate activities — into our regular fitness routines, since they’ve been shown to reverse the aging process. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, scientists from the Mayo Clinic recruited an equal number of women and men to participate in the study, and split them up into two groups: young...
  • Franklin Graham [Appears to Endorse American Health Care Act]

    03/24/2017 5:59:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/24/17 | Franklin Graham
    Our politicians are set to vote today on the American Health Care Act, to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. Pray that they will do the right thing for the American people. Obamacare is going to fail regardless, so a change has to be made. Many of our politicians are weak morally and spiritually, corrupted by greed and power. Join me in praying for them today as they take this crucial vote. America needs healing that can come from God alone—our hearts need to be healed.
  • Mark Cuban: Amend U.S. Constitution to Make Healthcare a Right

    03/20/2017 7:26:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 19, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban criticized the Congressional Budget Office’s use of a 10-year score to determine the effects of the Republicans' American Health Care Act and said the U.S. Constitution should be amended to make healthcare a right. Cuban compared the CBO’s use of a decade timeframe to the ABC television show Shark Tank, where he stars as one of the investors that hears pitches from business owners. He said one- to four-year timeframes are better but “marginally predictable.”
  • How Has Our Health Care System Become Such a Mess?

    03/18/2017 7:21:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    NC Register ^ | March 17, 2017 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    SNIP As a result of this thinking, most of us have become part of a large system that is so complex that we don’t have any idea how much something costs or why it costs that much—and often don’t even bother to ask! So many things occur to me to ask, but there are few good answers. Should an ankle x-ray cost $700? Why? I know the machine is initially expensive, but so is my car. After driving my car for ten years, the three years of payments are a distant memory. Surely after the 10,000th x-ray the machine should be...
  • Transgenderism and Cancer

    03/15/2017 7:24:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Mike Konrad
    Pharmaceutical companies have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to test new drugs. Yet, we in America are permitting confused youth to be used as guinea pigs in medical procedures that mutilate the anatomy and flood the body with potentially damaging hormones. The current rush to acceptance of transgenderism ignores a problem beyond the immediately obvious. Are we setting up hundreds of thousands for early deaths due to cancer? Every cell in the human body has a sexual fingerprint in the sex chromosome (allosome) pairs. The born male has a XY pair. The born female an XX. These chromosomes...
  • Colorado Aims to Expand a Main Artery, but Beleaguered Neighbors Balk

    03/12/2017 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Julie Turkewitz
    DENVER — Each morning Yadira Sanchez and her three children awaken to the roar of traffic and the plumes of exhaust that spill from the highway that cuts through their neighborhood. Now, Ms. Sanchez and her family are confronting a plan to triple the width of this state’s main east-west artery, sending tens of thousands more cars by their door. Denver was the fastest-growing large city in America in 2015, with a population of nearly 700,000, and the scene of a tech and marijuana boom that has drawn 1,000 new households a month. But as in other cities, its highways...
  • Vanity: Sheila Jackson Lee Townhall on Health Care 11 March

    For those of you wishing to "attend". Only 888 tickets left. Will Houstonians Lose Coverage? What’s in the New Health Care Bill? FIND OUT at a Critical Health Care Listening Session Hosted By Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Congresswoman will host a Health Care Meeting and Critical Listening Session at 3pm at Hamilton Middle School, located at 139 East 20th Street, Houston, TX, 77008. The Congresswoman will be joined by health care professionals and concerned citizens who just want to know the truth. WHO: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee WHAT: Town Hall on Health Care WHEN:...
  • Daylight saving time may be killing you

    03/10/2017 1:09:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/10/17 12:11 PM | John Siciliano
    Duke Energy, one of the largest electric utilities in the country, included an article this week that took aim at the clock-changing law, which was updated just over a decade ago by a 2005 energy bill. It pointed out a number of adverse health effects that are a side effect of using 0.5 percent less energy per day as a result of gaining an hour of sunlight. Studies published over the last decade on the effects of daylight saving time have shown it interferes with natural sleep patterns, which people never truly recover from. ... Even worse, medical studies showed...
  • What Will The Next Epidemic Be? 101 Dead In Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil

    03/10/2017 9:33:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09 March 2017 | Janice Williams
    Doctors are worried Brazil’s yellow fever outbreak could be as devastating an epidemic as the Zika virus, the New England Journal of Medicine reported. More than 100 people have already died from the virus, which is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Initially, doctors weren’t concerned the few instances of yellow fever would turn into an outbreak because the majority of the cases, which were first reported in December, were among people living away from heavily populated urban cities and closer to Brazil’s jungles. However, the number of people contracting the virus is rising sharply, the report said.
  • Study finds colorectal cancer rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and millennials

    03/09/2017 3:09:41 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 54 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | March 2, 2017 | Journal of the National Cancer Institute
    A new study finds that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer. The study is led by American Cancer Society scientists and appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It finds colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence rates are rising in young and middle-aged adults, including people in their early 50s, with rectal cancer rates increasing particularly fast. As a result, three in ten rectal cancer diagnoses are now in patients younger than age 55. Overall, CRC...
  • Cell Phone Cancer Debate Heats up With Document Release

    03/04/2017 1:09:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 3, 2017 | Scott Budman
    Cell phones have become ubiquitous over the last few years, along with the debate over whether or not they can cause cancer. While many agencies — including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Institute of Environmental Health — say they’ve found no link between cancer and the electromagnetic fields emanated by cell phones, a newly-released document is reheating the argument.It comes from the California Department of Public Health and is called “Cell Phones and Health.” It lists potential risks from cell phones to both adults and children. The 2014 document was held...
  • Fasting Diet May Help Regenerate a Diabetic Pancreas

    02/24/2017 1:34:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NHS News ^ | 2/24
    "The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers," BBC News reports. Research in mice found a low-calorie diet may help in cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The pancreas is an organ that uses specialised cells known as beta cells to produce the hormone insulin, which the body uses to break down sugars in the blood (glucose). In type 1 diabetes the pancreas stops producing insulin. In type 2 diabetes either not enough insulin is produced or cells in the body fail to respond to insulin (insulin resistance). Mice...