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  • Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret

    07/17/2016 5:25:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 46 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 11, 2016 | Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    Are pomegranates really the superfood we've been led to believe will counteract the aging process? Up to now, scientific proof has been fairly weak. And some controversial marketing tactics have led to skepticism as well. A team of scientists from EPFL and the company Amazentis wanted to explore the issue by taking a closer look at the secrets of this plump pink fruit. They discovered that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging. In nematodes and rodents, the effect is nothing short of...
  • Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV (AR-12 in clinical trials)

    07/17/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    UK Express ^ | 07/11/2016 | Sean Martin
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/688379/Breakthrough-cancer-super-drug-can-also-be-used-to-beat-ebola-and-HIV By Sean Martin 16:59, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 | UPDATED: 17:06, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV The breakthrough cancer therapy could be a “universal” therapy against flu and has the ability to destroy bacteria which has been failed by traditional medicines. Scientists behind the discovery say that the drug works by hurting the engine of viruses and cancers in cells while not affecting the rest of the body. The drug, known as AR-12, is now being brought to the UK by a pharmaceutical company for clinical trials against...
  • Unalienable ‘Right to Try’ Deserves Protection by Feds and All 50 States

    07/04/2016 8:53:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Michael Hamilton
    Every person, regardless of race, creed, or country, is born into the world with certain natural rights, including the right to live, the Second Continental Congress declared 240 years go this July 4. From the right to life, surely one can infer a right to try to extend oneÂ’s own life and improve its quality. For this reason, all 13 states that declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, and simultaneously declared unalienable each personÂ’s rights to life and liberty, either have passed or are considering passing legislation expanding the freedom of terminally ill patients to try to survive. Five...
  • Health Care Costs Rising Sharply (And It Will Get Worse)

    07/01/2016 5:01:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 30 June 2016 | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    Inquiring minds are diving into Kaiser Family Foundation reports on health care. The charts and stats are not pretty, and they are sure to get worse.
  • Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health

    07/01/2016 9:17:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    afa.net ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    Although there are many reasons to oppose the normalization of homosexuality, this reason alone would be enough: it represents an enormous risk to human health. According to a recent and extensive survey, homosexuals have "excess health problems" compared to sexually normal people. They suffer disproportionately from "impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use." The National Health Interview Survey, which has been conducted since 1957, included a question about sexual preference for the first time in 2013 and 2014. The results are astounding and alarming for anyone who cares about people who are trapped in a...
  • Marijuana compound removes toxic Alzheimer's protein from the brain

    07/01/2016 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 144 replies
    Science Alert ^ | July 1, 2016
    Marijuana compound removes toxic Alzheimer's protein from the brain An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which are thought to kickstart the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The finding supports the results of previous studies that found evidence of the protective effects of cannabinoids, including THC, on patients with neurodegenerative disease. "Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer's, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid...
  • Second Case of Superbug in United States Found in New York Patient

    06/30/2016 12:12:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | John Raphael
    Scientists have discovered a mcr-1 "superbug" gene in a sample of E.coli bacteria from a New York patient, making it the second reported case of superbug infection in the United States.According to a report from Reuters, the discovery was made after the researchers analyzed 13,525 Escherichia coli and 7,481 Klebsiella pneumoniae strains from patients collected last year as part of the global effort called the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program. These patients came from hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, Europe and North America. Out of the thousands of analyzed strains, about 1.9 percent or 390 were resistant to colistin,...
  • Survey finds excess health problems in lesbians, gays, bisexuals

    06/28/2016 9:16:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Andrew M. Seaman
    Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults "were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use, potentially due to the stressors that (they) experience as a result of interpersonal and structural discrimination," researchers wrote online June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine. [Snip] Gilbert...
  • Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: ‘Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks’

    06/27/2016 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePage’s request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: “It’s time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePage’s health...
  • Antivaccine activists gleefully attack and dox a 12-year-old boy who made a pro-vaccine video

    06/26/2016 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 211 replies
    Respectful Insolence ^ | June 8, 2016 | Orac (David Gorski)
    If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the antivaccine movement, it’s that its members dislike being criticized. Oh, hell, let’s be honest. The really, really hate criticism and react very, very badly to it. Whereas you or I or other skeptics might react to criticism by trying to address it using facts, science, and reason, the first reaction of many antivaccine loons is to attack, attack, attack.
  • Manohar Aich, India’s first Mr Universe, died on June 5th, aged 104

    06/23/2016 1:58:41 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Economist ^ | 18 June 2016 | Economist
    HAD you wandered in 1950 past Sealdah railway station in Kolkata, weaving through the newspaper-hawkers, basket-carriers and mule-drivers, you might have spotted Manohar Aich sitting under a tree. ..if you came close, was the 46-centimetre bicep that rippled under his shirt, and the perfect V-shaped chest that gleamed as he tossed the waste rind aside. For Mr Aich had started his day at the wrestlers’ training ground, doing thousands of press-ups, sit-ups and leg-raises, and the rupees he was now accumulating were to pay for his trip to the Mr Universe contest in London—which, in 1952, he won. In the...
  • Obama is gutting Medicare

    06/23/2016 12:23:35 AM PDT · by Boomer · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 21, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under the guise of “reform,” President Obama is dismantling Medicare — dooming seniors to needless pain and disability and shortening their lives. The stakes are high, because Medicare and the access it gives patients to medical innovations have transformed aging. Before Medicare, older folks languished in nursing homes or wheelchairs with crippling illnesses. Now, seniors dodge that fate, thanks to hip and knee replacements, cataract operations and heart procedures — all paid for by Medicare.
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Is One Of The World's Most Deadly Diseases, And There's No Way To Treat It

    06/18/2016 3:59:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | Jun 15, 2016 | Ali Venosa
    After dozens of tests and scans, you’re sitting across from your doctor, and he sighs. Brain cancer, he tells you, and your heart drops. Depending on the type of tumor, your chances of survival could be quite reasonable or nearly hopeless. But the percentage he gives you — even if it’s as depressing as 20, 15, or 10 percent — represents a fighting chance. There are surgeries to remove tumors, and if yours is inoperable, there’s still chemotherapy. You could take corticosteroids. Unless a cancer is in its final stages, doctors have multiple strategies they may employ, and that means...
  • Hillary’s health: the issue the media refuse to cover

    06/18/2016 7:54:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    As Tammy Bruce correctly pointed out recently, there are very good reasons to worry about the health of Hillary Clinton and her ability to discharge the duties of office, should she be elected president. Just this week, she appeared in public looking like death warmed over. Can you imagine the press & GOP hysteria if Trump showed up at a public event looking like a zombie? But when it comes to Hillary, all we hear are crickets. The image [below] is from a public statement she made [Wednesday] addressing national security in Virginia. Which means her appearance is not the...
  • Adam Lived to Be 900? Maybe, but Our Shorter Life Spans Tell Us More Than We Might Like to Admit

    06/10/2016 7:06:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 157 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Adam Lived to Be 900? Maybe, but Our Shorter Life Spans Tell Us More Than We Might Like to Admit Msgr. Charles Pope • June 9, 2016 • I sometimes get questions about the remarkably long lives of the patriarchs who lived before the great flood. Consider some of their reported ages when they died: Adam 930Seth 912Enosh 905Jared 962Methuselah 969Noah 600Shem 600Eber 464Abraham 175Moses 120David 70 How should we understand these references? There are many theories that have tried to explain the claimed longevity. Some propose a mathematical corrective, but this leads to other inconsistencies such as certain...
  • And Out You Go! Why Fainting Is So Common in Church

    05/25/2016 8:40:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-24-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    And Out You Go! Why Fainting Is So Common in Church Msgr. Charles Pope • May 24, 2016 • In my over 26 years as a priest (even longer serving in some capacity at the Holy Liturgy) I have witnessed more than a few people faint. Some just slump over; others go out with a real bang. Weddings are a big source of fainting spells, but just about any long Mass produces its share of “lights out” experiences. Some years ago, when I was serving as First Assistant Deacon for a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in the Basilica, we...
  • VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets

    06/05/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Daily Caller News Foundation VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets Jonah Bennett National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed to a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn’t previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria, a condition transgender individuals claims makes them feel as though they were born in the wrong body and assigned the wrong gender.
  • Living near a landfill could damage your health

    05/27/2016 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 24 May 2016
    According to research published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, health is at risk for those who live within five kilometres of a landfill site. Researchers in Italy evaluated the potential health effects of living near nine different landfills in the Lazio region, and therefore being exposed to air pollutants emitted by the waste treatment plants. 242,409 people were enrolled in the cohort from 1996 to 2008. The results showed a strong association between Hydrogen Sulphide (used as a surrogate for all pollutants co-emitted from the landfills) and deaths caused by lung cancer, as well as deaths and hospitalizations...
  • Revealed: Why our brains get so tired in the afternoon - and how to beat the slump

    05/26/2016 6:31:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 49 replies
    telegraph ^ | 26 May 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Feeling drowsy after lunch is completely natural, according to Dr Fiona Kerr, a neuro specialist from the University of Adelaide, who explains that humans are “built for two sleeps a day”.
  • Four Refugees With Infectious Tuberculosis Sent to Indiana in 2015

    05/23/2016 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called “latent TB” is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB. In 2015, almost 400 migrants with latent TB settled in Indiana, according to state records. The state’s TB rate had declined for the 54 years up to 2010, but is now increasing as more migrants settle in the state. “Tuberculosis is one...
  • Low-Salt Diet Bad For Your Heart? Not So Fast!

    05/22/2016 8:43:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 67 replies
    tech times ^ | 22 May 2016 | James Maynard
    A low-salt diet could damage hearts, according to a new study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. However, that research is already under fire from medical investigators who take issue with the authors' methods and conclusions.... While our data highlights the importance of reducing high salt intake in people with hypertension, it does not support reducing salt intake to low levels.
  • In search of bigger butts, women find South Florida death traps

    05/19/2016 5:56:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 105 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 17, 2016 | Fabiola Santiago
    Question is, where are the authorities? Where’s state supervision of what’s being described as assembly lines of Brazilian butt lifts in clinics where doctors have previously been charged with serious crimes related to botched surgeries and patient care? Those in charge of public safety seem powerless to shut down these operations that continue to lure clients like Meadows from all over the United States with clever infomercials featuring testimonies of success.
  • Advice from fitness Freepers (vanity)

    05/13/2016 7:48:37 AM PDT · by LYDIAONTARIO · 71 replies
    Self | 05/13/2016 | LydiaOntario
    Vanity question: just saw doctor, said my cholesterol and blood sugar sky high! Politically active does not count as exercise!!!! Who knew? Doc recommended exercise bike, the portable kind. Saw some on amazon in the $100 price range. Can anyone recommend good brand? Do not need bells and whistles, just durable and simple for senior woman to assemble and fit in car. Want to be fit enough for upcoming election!
  • Off the Podium: Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means

    05/12/2016 3:22:18 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    Harvard Public Health Review ^ | May 2016 | Amir Attaran
    "Which leads to a simple question: But for the Games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now? Of course not: mass migration into the heart of an outbreak is a public health no-brainer. And given the choice between accelerating a dangerous new disease or not—for it is impossible that Games will slow Zika down—the answer should be a no-brainer for the Olympic organizers too. Putting sentimentality aside, clearly the Rio 2016 Games must not proceed."
  • ACLU launches campaign to strip Catholic hospitals of federal funds

    05/11/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic hospitals across the U.S. are “withholding emergency care” and denying “essential health services,” the ACLU is alleging in a new campaign. They also inflict harm on “transgender and gender-non-conforming patients” “when seeking reproductive healthcare.” In a new report, “Health Care Denied,” the ALCU calls for denial of federal dollars from Catholic healthcare institutions, as well as investigations into their practices. With a subtitle of “Patients and Physicians Speak Out About Catholic Hospitals and the Threat to Women's Health and Lives,” the stated goal of the report “is to shine a light...
  • ‘Fat Activist’ Speaks at Public Health School, Denounces ‘Thin Privilege’

    05/11/2016 5:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | May 10, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health was a lot less healthy this week. In celebration of “International No Diet Day,” the school of public health, together with the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and its College of Food and Agriculture, invited Virgie Tovar, a self-proclaimed “fat activist,” to instruct America’s future nutritionists, dietitians and social workers on the finer points of “fat oppression.”
  • Bill Clinton Picture

    05/08/2016 12:25:35 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 79 replies
    Self | 05-08-2016 | Captain Peter Blood
    Last night on actor James Woods twitter account he had a picture of Bill Clinton that showed him looking the worst I have seen him. Today I was going to copy that picture to show to someone and now that picture has been pulled. I don't know whether Mr. Woods pulled it or Twitter did. It was a devastating picture of Bill Clinton and if it wasn't photo shopped it shows a guy with terrible health problems. I would say that if that photo was real they must have to put a lot of make up on him before he...
  • New mom asks Honda for new car after backseat birth (Excellent readers comments)

    05/06/2016 3:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 3, 2016
    A New York mom’s plea for a new car after unexpectedly giving birth to her daughter in the backseat of her Honda is going viral. Fox 29 reported that Beth Newell, an editor for Reductress, a feminist website, tweeted a photo of her newborn, Maeven, on Sunday with the message “.@Honda, earlier today I gave birth to my daughter in the back of a Honda Fit. It is a mess. Can I have a free car?”
  • Australian Blogger Who Claimed Natural Remedies Cured her Cancer Admits: 'None of it is True'

    05/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Telegraph (U.K) ^ | 6 MAY 2016 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Belle Gibson, the disgraced Australian “wellness blogger” who faked terminal cancer and claimed she was cured using natural remedies, faces legal action and penalties of more than Ł500,000 for profiting from her elaborate global scam. The state of Victoria’s consumer watchdog launched action in Australia’s federal court against the 24-year-old over her claim that she overcame brain cancer without resorting to conventional medicine – a claim she used to promote The Whole Pantry, her internationally successful phone app and cookbook. Gibson, who built up a huge social media following, had promised to give some of her profits from her wellness...
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton Has Another Coughing Spell

    05/06/2016 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday in California, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton had another coughing episode during her campaign rally.
  • Loyal dogs refuse to leave side of dying baby girl at hospital

    05/03/2016 2:00:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    telegraph .uk ^ | 3 MAY 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Nora Hall with the family's pet dogs.A family’s loyal basset hounds have refused to leave the side of a dying baby girl who suffered a major stroke. Nora Hall’s mother Mary Hall wrote on Facebook: “My daughter had a stroke on April 6. We have been at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis since then. She is not going to survive. “They allowed us to have our bassets here in the last couple of days because they are so attached to her.” “Our hearts are so completely broken. We have been praying so hard for a miracle. We tried so very...
  • Eggs and Heart Health

    05/02/2016 3:07:27 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 76 replies
    Dr. Perlmutter Website ^ | 5/2/16 | Dr. Perlmutter
    I don’t think there’s any more controversial food than eggs. By and large, the reason we have been told to avoid eating eggs is because they contain cholesterol, and indeed that’s true. A typical egg may contain as much as 200 mg of cholesterol. But does that mean we shouldn’t eat eggs? To answer this question, researchers in Finland conducted an extensive study in which they evaluated two parameters. First they looked at whether or not individuals developed coronary artery disease. In addition, they looked at a parameter called carotid intimal thickening. Basically this is a study, using ultrasound, that...
  • Healthcare cost financially ruining workers

    04/25/2016 1:36:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Work | 25 April 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Coworkers going nuts about healthcare costs. Healthcare Act is going to ruin low-end workers financially. Huge sucking sound of money leaving the economy. Government probably has in mind to get it all to single payer so they can abscond with the money.
  • U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

    04/24/2016 7:07:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 52 replies
    NY times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s. The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest...
  • Is Obamacare making Americans healthier?

    04/22/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4-20-16 | Karen Pallarito
    State Medicaid expansions under Obamacare have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions, which could lead to improvements in health, a new study suggests. researchers were unable to show that low-income people were any healthier as a result of the Medicaid expansions
  • Weekly [or biweekly] Prepper Thread

    04/22/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 100 replies
    Self | April 22,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone; Once again I have to apologize for not posting when I should. But life just gets in the way of me doing things like this. I do have a couple of different topics for discussion, [and please comment on BOTH of them] 1] How in shape are you? I ask this because I have been tilling in a brand new garden [about 1 1/2 acres] in an area that has never had a garden before. And am I feeling it too. [I have an older tiller ( I was lucky to get it for $20.00 at a yard...
  • Get Ready for Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes in 2017

    04/21/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Pianin
    Amid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs. Without venturing a specific percentage increase, Marilyn Tavenner, the president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said in an interview with Morning Consult that the culmination of market shifts and rising health care costs will force stark increases in health insurance rates in the coming year.
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • TRUMP: Corporate Tax Will Pay for TrumpCare RONALD REAGAN: 'Deliberately Dishonest'

    04/11/2016 5:20:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 April 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Trump 2012 on how we'll be paying for his massive,  far-to-the-left-of-Obama, BIG-government HC plan: But much like the Mexicans 'paying for the wall', all such taxes and levies will eventually fall in the lap of the American consumer -there's no such thing as a free ride, as some confidence trickster might propose to you. The Gipper knew that better than anybody... a lesson lost on much of today's detached-from-logic 'alt/right' conservatives: 'The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or...
  • Vitamin D boosts heart function in study

    04/04/2016 8:04:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | Health Daily News
    MONDAY, April 4, 2016 -- Regular doses of vitamin D3 may improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new British study suggests. "These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients," said study leader Dr. Klaus Witte, from the University of Leeds School of Medicine. "It is the first evidence that vitamin D3 can improve heart function of people with heart muscle weakness -- known as heart failure."
  • Why We Need a Better Way to Measure Farts

    04/03/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 1April 2016 | David Robson
    Excerpt:I hate to say it, but doctors have something of a flatulence problem: at the moment, they know embarrassingly little about the bubbles brewing in your bowels. “What comes out of the backside only tells us about the last 20cm of the gut,” says Peter Gibson at Monash University in Victoria, Australia....Gibson wants to know what’s happening in the previous 130cm of the digestive tract, leading up to that final explosion.... Digestion depends on the subtle interactions between your genes, diet, metabolism, and the myriad micro-organisms inhabiting your body, each of which may leave its signature in gaseous by-products. A...
  • Germany's bicycle autobahn: pedaling nowhere?

    04/01/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/01/2016 | Irene Banos Ruiz
    Construction on a bike highway — hoped to connect communities to make high-speed, emissions-free commuting possible — is underway in Germany. But with funding in question, will this bikers’ dream still come true? […] The cost-benefit relation presented by the RVR is optimistic: Benefits equal nearly five times more than costs. Figures indicate the bike autobahn would save €11.5 million yearly on medical expenses due to the health benefits of greater physical activity and reduced pollution, while it would also save €6.3 million through prevented accidents. But money is lacking to complete the project, estimated at €184 million. For the...
  • Let Go And Let His Supply Flow (Video)

    03/31/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 2 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 3/31/16 | Joseph Prince
    Learn how you can finally stop worrying and see God's supply flow. (See video at link.)
  • Could a HERB be the secret to living to 100?

    03/30/2016 6:38:29 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-30-16 | Kate Pickles (yep)
    Diet rich in rosemary linked to good health and long life expectancy in Italian village Medical experts will examine pensioners living in Acciaroli near Salerno. They have remarkable record for living for longer but also free of disease. Population of a few thousand has about 300 people who are aged over 100 Mediterranean diet, fresh air and walking thought to influence long lives...
  • Officials Still Stumped as Deadly Blood Disease Spreads to Michigan

    03/20/2016 7:53:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    modernreaders.com ^ | 03/20/2016 | ed jones
    As health official continue to search for the origins of the ongoing Elizabethkingiam outbreak, the rare blood infection has now made its way to a second state. Having already sickened over 50 people since first being detected in Wisconsin in November, the Michigan Department of Health said Thursday that one of its own residents has tested positive for the infection. After being diagnosed with Elizabethkingiam, the elderly patient with several existing health conditions later died. The Wisconsin Department of Health has so far confirmed 54 cases of Elizabethkingiam “The majority of patients acquiring this infection are over the age of...
  • Health workers rush to contain fresh Ebola outbreak in Guinea

    03/19/2016 12:33:08 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kieran Guilbert
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers are rushing to the site of a fresh Ebola outbreak in Guinea to bolster efforts to contain the virus and prepare for the likelihood of more cases, aid agencies said on Friday. Four people in the southern region of Nzerekore were tested on Thursday and two of them were found to have Ebola. They were all from Korokpara, a village where three people from the same family have died in recent weeks ...
  • Purple Bread: A New Superfood?

    03/18/2016 11:17:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 18, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    “For the past 10 years, bread has been under attack.” Professor Zhou Weibiao, a food scientist at the National University of Singapore, isn’t wrong. According to current nutritional thinking, white bread is digested too fast, spikes blood sugar levels and is linked to obesity. In short, it’s the enemy of healthy eaters. Weibiao’s answer to this problem? He’s invented a purple bread. Rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, digested 20 percent slower than regular white bread and made entirely of natural compounds, it could be the first superfood of the baked goods world. The great bake off A long-time staple food, bread’s...
  • ► Alzheimer's disease could be caused by herpes virus, warn experts

    03/10/2016 5:39:27 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 9, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link. The worldwide team of 31 senior scientists and clinicians, which include specialists from Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester Universities and Imperial College, have written an editorial which suggests that microbes are the major cause of dementia. The herpes virus - the type which causes cold sores - and chlamydia bacteria are named as the major culprits, as well as a type of corkscrew-shaped bacteria called spirochaete. “There is incontrovertible evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease has...
  • Women sue to block New York's 'Tampon Tax'

    03/04/2016 12:52:48 AM PST · by Enterprise · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | Jackie Wattles
    Margo Seibert, Jennifer Moore, Catherine O'Neil, Natalie Brasington, and Taja-Nia Henderson, filed a lawsuit Thursday against New York's tax department and its commissioner, Jerry Boone. Their demand: Stop imposing a 4% "luxury tax" on feminine hygiene products. The complaint points to guidelines published by the taxation department in 1998 and 2014 that categorize pads and tampons as "general merchandise." That means they're not eligible for a "medical supplies" tax exemption.
  • Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Can Now Be Banked, Just Like Cord Blood!

    03/03/2016 7:46:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 3, 2016 | Lauren Spagnoletti
    When a child’s tooth falls out, many people adhere to the tradition of the Tooth Fairy. Until recently, a baby tooth was worth nothing more than a couple of bucks tucked under a six-year-old’s pillow. Not so much anymore. Now those very baby teeth can hold the key to a healthy future for your child.Many parents already opt to bank a baby’s umbilical cord blood, since this blood contains stem cells that can be used to treat dozens of diseases that the child (or a sibling) might develop later in life. While banking cord blood has become popular, it is...