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  • Pravachol Linked to Memory Impairment

    New research that looked at whether two commonly prescribed statin medicines, used to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad cholesterol’ levels in the blood, can adversely affect cognitive function has found that one of the drugs tested caused memory impairment in rats. Between six and seven million people in the UK take statins daily and […]

  • Merck vaccine developer admits vaccines routinely contain hidden cancer viruses derived from diseased monkeys

    If you haven’t yet realized the truth about how vaccines contain hidden cancer viruses, prepare yourself to be shocked by the admission you’re about to hear. Decades ago, one of the most prominent vaccine scientists in the history of the vaccine industry — a Merck scientist — made a recording where he openly admitted that […]

  • Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Risk of Death

    June 3, 2013 — Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced death rates in a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists with more favorable results for men than women, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The possible relationship between diet and mortality is an important area […]

  • Air Pollution Linked To Heart Disease Through Increased Hardening Of The Arteries

    Long term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”, according to a study by U.S. researchers published in  PLOS Medicine. The researchers, led by Sara Adar, John Searle Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Joel […]

  • 40% Of Parents Give Young Children Drugs They Shouldn’t

    Forty percent of parents give children under the age of 4 cough medications they should not receive.Despite doctors’ advice, many parents still turn to OTC (over-the-counter) cough medicines for their very young kids. It is not surprising that parents get medications for their young children, especially as most of them catch colds from five to […]

  • Common Osteoporosis Drug Slows Formation of New Bone

    Osteoporosis weakens bones and increases the risk that patients will suffer fractures. Although the drug zoledronic acid slows bone loss in osteoporosis patients, it also boosts levels of a biomarker that stops bone formation, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). “The key […]

  • Twenty-Two Years Late: FDA Announces that the Antibiotic Zithromax Can Cause Fatal Cardiac Arrhythmias.

    On March 12, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public that the commonly prescribed antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax, Z-Max) has been found to cause serious cardiac arrhythmias. The side effect does not occur frequently, but it does occur enough to raise considerable concern, especially because the arrhythmia can be lethal. The FDA […]

  • Energy Drink Consumption leads to Increased Blood Pressure

    Energy drinks can drastically increase blood pressure and disturb the heart’s natural rhythm, say researchers who presented their findings at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions. Energy drinks have very high levels of caffeine and taurine, both these ingredients can greatly elevate blood pressure and contribute to […]

  • Reducing Salt and Increasing Potassium Will Have Major Global Health Benefits

     Cutting down on salt and, at the same time, increasing levels of potassium in our diet will have major health and cost benefits across the world, according to several new studies. Such a strategy will save millions of lives every year from heart disease and stroke, say experts. Evidence shows that reducing salt intake lowers […]

  • Healthy Lifestyle Leads To ‘Healthier Hormones’

    Overweight people live a dangerous life: Epidemiologists estimate that about 80 percent of the most common diseases are linked to severe overweight and obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Obese people are at an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, vascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and cancer. This lowers their life expectancy. Weight loss and physical activity help […]