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  • California will be first state to train doctors in how their counsel can prevent gun deaths

    10/17/2019 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 34 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/16/2019 | Cathie Anderson
    The state of California will pay $3.85 million to researchers at the University of California, Davis, to develop the nation’s first program to train health care professionals to help their patients reduce firearm-related injury and death, university officials announced Tuesday.
  • The Unhealthiest Country in the World is...

    10/17/2019 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Valk Rider · 60 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Dr. Berg
    Highest death rate, 100 million Americans have pre-diabetes and diabetes. One of the highest rates of heart disease.
  • Doctors Want FDA To Warn Women About Cheese And Breast Cancer Link

    10/15/2019 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 56 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Darwin Malicdem
    PCRM has called on the federal government to consider adding label to cheese products that would warn women about the risk of breast cancer. Doctors said hormones found in cow milk-based cheese could contribute to development of the disease. […]document highlights a study that found high-fat cheese products could increase breast cancer risk by 53 percent in women. PCRM aims to promote plant-based nutrition and lower consumption of animal products for better health. Up to 12,000 members agreed with the findings that cheese made from cow’s milk could be harmful. These potentially harmful hormones include IGF-1, which has been directly...
  • The Dark Side of the IVF Industry, From a Survivor

    10/13/2019 7:56:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 11, 2019 | Anonymous
    When couples struggling to conceive approach an infertility clinic for help, they’re not just patients seeing a doctor: they’re also healthcare consumers navigating a billion-dollar industry. All too often, they’re also sucked onto a moving sidewalk designed to effortlessly take them from one intervention to another, without stopping to heal their spirits, discern their options, or possibly close their wallets. That’s what happened to me. I should be clear: I feel that most of the doctors we talked to were sincerely trying to help. This was especially the case with the reproductive endocrinologists who worked with nonprofit hospitals. They are...
  • Good Medicine and Good Theology Point to Solution for Record STDs

    10/11/2019 8:50:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 11, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week released its annual report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) reports for 2018, showing that STDs rose for the fifth consecutive year, reaching an all-time high. In particular, men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by the syphilis and gonorrhea epidemics. Over half of the more serious syphilis cases in 2018 were among MSM, even though they represent a tiny fraction (perhaps 4%) of the U.S. population. Every one of the 2.4 million people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2018 is a victim of the...
  • Man on oxygen dies 12 minutes after crews shut off power to prevent more fire in California

    10/11/2019 5:36:27 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 77 replies
    kctv ^ | Oct 11, 2019 | Meredith Digital Staff
    Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. El Dorado County Fire Chief Lloyd Ogan said Friday that fire personnel responded to a call in Pollock Pines that came in after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. He said crews arrived to find an unresponsive man in his 60s and were unable to revive him. Ogan said the man's oxygen equipment required power but could not say whether the shutdown was related to his death. PG&E spokesman...
  • Too much sleep 'could give you dementia': People who get nine hours a night are more at risk of...

    10/10/2019 6:18:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 39 replies
    dm ^ | 10/10/2019 | cnnor boyd
    A long list of studies in recent years have linked Alzheimer's disease with a lack of sleep. But getting too much shut-eye may also raise the risk of the cruel memory-robbing disorder, according to research. Scientists found people who slept for nine hours or more per night showed a significant decline in memory and language skills, early markers of dementia. Those who got less than six hours were also at risk, with researchers claiming the sleep sweet spot is seven to eight hours.
  • Statins? On Nattokinase?

    10/09/2019 7:50:23 PM PDT · by struggle · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/08/2019 | struggle
    I've been taking nattokinase for several months, and have seen a marked decrease in BP, cholesterol, and other issues. I'm not saying this stuff is a panacea, but for those of you worried about your heart and taking statins, etc., nattokinase alone reduced thrombi and vascular thickening. If you don't believe me, look at the medical analyses by the NIH as there are several. Japanese have higher BP than most Americans, but lower cholesterol. However, their heart health is far better than ours and since the 1980s numerous tests were made on nattokinase (the active ingredient in fermented soy beans)....
  • 3 major STDs reached ‘all-time high’ in infections in 2018, says new CDC report

    10/09/2019 1:00:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Three major sexually-transmitted diseases reached a historic high in infection cases in 2018, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The combined number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have continued to increase, reaching what the CDC described as “an all-time high in the United States in 2018.” According to a report released Tuesday, the CDC found that from 2017 to 2018, chlamydia cases increased 3 percent to more than 1.7 million cases, the highest number of such cases ever reported to the CDC. Gonorrhea cases increased 5 percent to more than 580,000,...
  • Team discovers surprise contributor to multiple sclerosis

    10/08/2019 8:18:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | October 7, 2019 | University of Virginia
    Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure. Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure. In MS, the body's immune system begins to attack the...
  • Christianity and Yoga: Is it Really Okay?

    10/08/2019 3:38:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 151 replies
    Urban Faith ^ | Sherrell Moore-Tucker
    Did you know that our beloved country has a history of repurposing and repackaging things that we didn’t necessarily discover? Take our beloved Christmas tree for example. Did you know that decorating trees and giving money was a part of worship to various gods during Egyptian times? It is also part of the Germanic pagan solstice tradition. The exchange of wedding rings did not originate in the church, and various religions worship and practice meditation, prayer, and fasting just like Christians. So should I take my ring off based on the original intent, or stop purchasing Christmas trees and decorations...
  • Owning a dog could extend your life: People are 24% less likely to die after a heart attack if...

    10/08/2019 9:45:53 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 51 replies
    dm ^ | 10/8/2019 | rahhal
    Dog owners live longer than people without a canine pet, two new studies suggest. And older people who live alone are a third less likely to die after a heart attack if they have a furry friend at home, according to the Swedish researchers. Loneliness plays a well known role to the detriment of older people in the US, not only hindering them from living happy lives, but often actually increasing their risks of death and chronic illnesses. The American Heart Association (AHA), which released an accompanying statement, noted that it's not exactly proof that dogs will keep you healthier,...
  • Trump proclamation requires immigrants to get health insurance

    10/04/2019 6:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 4, 2019 | Ted Hesson and Dan Diamond
    President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday that will require immigrants to prove they can obtain health insurance before they are issued a visa. The proclamation says immigrants must demonstrate they will have health insurance within 30 days of entering the country or that they can afford to cover any medical expenses. The move combines immigration and health care — two hot-button political issues — in the run-up to the 2020 elections. Most Democratic presidential candidates have said they support providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. Trump mocked that stance on Twitter while Democrats debated in June. “All Democrats just raised...
  • Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles the debate

    10/04/2019 7:52:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies ^ | March 15, 2019 | Lindsey Tanner
    The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1½ eggs a day had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also elevated. The researchers say the culprit is cholesterol, found in egg yolks and other foods, including shellfish, dairy products and red meat. The study focused on eggs because they’re among the most commonly eaten cholesterol-rich foods. They can still be part of a healthy...
  • What do your eyes say about your health? From high cholesterol to dangerous 'floaters' - ...

    10/02/2019 8:55:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    Eye doctors have revealed the optical symptoms that signal various health issues in your body. Simple changes in your eyes can indicate a range of serious health and lifestyle problems including diabetes, too much screen time and sun exposure. Ophthalmologist and the director of Personaleyes, Dr Kerrie Meades, reveals the signs to be aware of and when it's time to visit your doctor.
  • Finally! An Alternative to the Homeless Industrial Complex!

    10/01/2019 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Norski · 13 replies
    CityWatch ^ | September 23, 2019 | Kenneth S. Alpern
    ALPERN AT LARGE--I've never met Scott Presler, who is a Virginia activist that spends an extraordinary amount of time cleaning up and bringing hope to the homeless and the forgotten amongst us. He has no idea I am writing this article. Yet will I remain a fan of his efforts? Why YES, because he has done a great thing out of selfless love and devotion to his fellow man. Those amongst the Mayor and Governor who want to create a Homeless Industrial Complex, no less scurrilous than a permanent Military Industrial Complex...NOT SO MUCH! The voters of Measures HHH and...
  • HOW YOU CAN BEAT PAIN: Day one of our expert guide reveals ways to stop little aches turning...

    09/30/2019 4:46:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    dm ^ | gornall9/29/2019
    Pain is the most common reason for a GP appointment — not surprisingly, given that up to a half of all Britons live with daily pain. Following the advice of pain specialist and sufferer Dr Helena Miranda on Saturday, today the Mail launches a series of essential expert guides to tackling common problems — back pain, migraine, headache and, here, arthritis — to help stop pain ruling your life. Osteoarthritis need not be the end of the world — or a stellar tennis career. In January, after years of pain, three-time Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Murray had surgery to...
  • Drinking alcohol is better for you than exercise, recent study says.

    09/22/2019 7:48:41 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 115 replies ^ | September 1, 2019 | Russell
    Dr. Kawas and her team of doctors and professors analyzed data from a long term study conducted at the UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders. They dubbed this study the “90+ Study” which has been following people over the age of 90 since 2003. The research covered everything from daily exercise to sleep schedule to diet. As a result, the researches concluded that people who drank two glasses of wine or beer per day saw an 18% drop in their risk of early death. On the other hand, those who exercised 15-45 minutes per day only saw...
  • Climate change threatens health in Northwest (only 11.35 years left)

    09/22/2019 5:24:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Seattle Times via Herald Online ^ | 9/20/19 | RYAN BLETHEN
    **SNIP** People with diabetes can be weakened by dehydration, as it inhibits the absorption of insulin. Dehydration also increases the likelihood of kidney harm or kidney stones, putting those with kidney disease at greater risk of weather-related harm. Plants are producing more pollen because of increased levels of carbon monoxide in the air, prolonging allergy season. Increased carbon dioxide reduces nutrients in the plants we eat. Greenhouse gases chew away at the ozone, leading to an increased risk of skin cancer. **SNIP** In an effort to blunt the impact of heat and smoke this past summer, the city of Seattle...
  • ‘Cockroaches rained down’: Healthy Homes inspection empties one apartment building

    09/21/2019 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 4, 2019 | Allison Kite
    Kansas City officials, using a new housing inspection law, have moved residents out of a troubled Northland apartment building where they found roaches, severe plumbing problems and other dangerous health violations, the Health Department announced in a news conference Wednesday. In the building, city officials and elected leaders said they saw caved-in ceilings, mold and damp carpets. During their visit Friday, they walked through human excrement in an apartment where sewage had backed up into the toilet, sinks and bathtub. “Disgusting is the best way I can tell you what I saw,” Councilman Dan Fowler, who represents the area, said...