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  • Processed Meat Increases Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease & Early Death

      Processed meat is now linked to cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new, large scale study published in the journal BMC Medicine. It is often tough to calculate the effect of eating meat on health because of the confounding effect lifestyle has on health. Generally, vegetarians have healthier lifestyles than the rest of […]

  • Cut your heart attack risk dramatically by eating more berries

    A recent study concluded that eating three or more servings of strawberries and/or blueberries per week protects against cardiovascular disease and heart attacks on women. Only women? This study was for dietary influences that increase heart and cardiovascular health, not breast cancer. That’s easily explained. This study was one of many in which registered nurses […]

  • Long-Term Use of Nicotine Gum

    In small doses, like those contained in the gum, nicotine is generally considered safe. But it does have stimulant properties that can raise blood pressure, increase heart rate and constrict blood vessels. One large report from 2010 found that compared to people given a placebo, those who used nicotine replacement therapies had a higher risk of heart […]

  • Commonly Prescribed Pulmonary Artery Hypertension Medications Could Have Adverse Effects

    The research shows that medications often prescribed for Pulmonary Artery Hypertension could block the function of an important hormone in the heart, decreasing the strength of contraction of the right heart chambers, a potentially important  adverse effect. PAH is a disease that affects the blood vessels of the lungs, causing a progressive narrowing and restriction […]

  • Antibiotics no more effective at relieving coughs and colds than a sugar pill

    The winter may be peak season for coughs and colds but there is no point in taking antibiotics to shift them, experts say. The largest randomised placebo-controlled trial of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections has shown that they are no more effective at relieving symptoms than taking a sugar pill. Even older patients given the […]

  • Neurological disorder MMF found to be caused by vaccines: scientific proof

    It is a little-known condition that can trigger persistent and debilitating symptoms similar to those associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and fibromyalgia, but is also one that the medical profession at large is still unwilling to acknowledge. And yet emerging research continues to show that macrophagic myofasciitis, or MMF, is a very real condition brought […]

  • Hepatitis C Drug May Cause Fatal Skin Reactions

    The oral hepatitis C drug telaprevir (Incivek) will now come with a boxed warning regarding the potentially fatal severe skin reactions that may occur in patients.     Vertex Pharmaceuticals stated that there have been reports of fatal cases in patients with a continuous rash and systemic symptoms who kept taking INCIVEK combination treatment after recognizing a […]

  • Just ONE soft drink a day increases prostate cancer risk

    The ill-effects of sugary soft drinks has been well documented but new research continues to show just how bad such beverages can be for you, especially over the long term. Now, according to a just-released Swedish study, drinking even one normal-sized soda per day can boost a man’s chances of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. […]

  • Colorful Fruits, Vegetables – Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet

    Many cancer-fighting fruits and vegetables are at their nutritional peak in the winters, and it’s a good time to incorporate them into your diet, a nutritional expert advises.                              For example, research suggests that eating an apple a day really may keep […]

  • Study Suggests Breast Cancer Overdiagnosed

    Study Suggests Breast Cancer Overdiagnosed  Action Points This study examined trends from 1976 through 2008 in the incidence of early-stage breast cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ and localized disease) and late-stage breast cancer (regional and distant disease) among women 40 years of age or older. The investigators interpret the data to suggest that there is […]