Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sleeping for the memories

Did you know that lack of sleep brings on memory problems? This is especially true in seniors. Berkeley neuroscientists have found that certain brain waves generated during the deep, restorative sleep plays a key role in transporting memories from the … Continue reading

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Relatively ineffective flu vaccine

Relative flu numbers or real flu numbers? The CDC is claiming about a 60% relative effectiveness rate for the flu shot this year. Sounds like a fair number, but what if the real number was a lousy 1.5%? How many … Continue reading

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Drinking early in life

A national study found that adolescents who get their first drink from a friend are more likely to drink sooner in life – making them more prone to abusing alcohol later. Seems that even in an alcoholic family, kids still … Continue reading

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Deep fried cancer

We can say “NO-DUH” to this study. The latest out yesterday shows that regular consumption of deep-fried foods is associated with an increased risk of cancers. Men who ate deep fried foods just one time a week had up to … Continue reading

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Happy hour re-focus

New Nanny State agenda: Now NY is rumored to be going after the “Happy Hour” and wants to ban it outright… But this isn’t exactly new-news as 19 other states currently ban happy hour specials in an attempt to reduce … Continue reading

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Just one dose can change your life – forever

Life-altering antibiotics are easier to get now than ever. But just one dose of these changes the body’s intestinal flora and even the neurological chemical makeup forever. Now you can get your over-prescribed antibiotics virtually every time (no, really virtually) … Continue reading

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Is multitasking efficient?

Multitasking people are those who appear to be the least capable of multitasking effectively. Talking and driving? Not a good thing according to the University of Utah. Psychology Professor David Sanbonmatsu says: “Our data suggest the people talking on cell … Continue reading

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Earning a kidney stone or two

Kidney stones are symptoms of imbalances in the body. They are not a disease that can be resolved by a medical procedure no more than snipping the wire to the oil warning light on your car solve the low oil … Continue reading

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Dude, who stole my sex drive?

Male testosterone drops by up to two percent a year after age 30. Men whose levels of testosterone are below normal often lose their spare tire when treated with testosterone. “Most of the studies show there’s a reduction of abdominal … Continue reading

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A little bad science goes a long way…

Trust the scientific medical studies? Well, you shouldn’t… The latest report out from Albert Einstein College of Medicine takes a look at what really happened with some of the retractions of studies. In reviewing cases of retractions of scientific papers … Continue reading

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Attitude of gratitude

Expressing gratitude and giving to others are “pro-social” behaviors that are actually keys to our psychological well-being (AKA happiness), and our health. How we choose to spend our money also affects our health and happiness – and not just at … Continue reading

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The how of calcium supplements

The most common calcium supplement out there is calcium carbonate – made from ground limestone or oyster shell. Did you know that the calcium carbonate in Tums actually neutralizes the stomach acid needed for calcium absorption? The best forms of … Continue reading

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Melamine on my mind (and in your plate)

Anyone remember melamine? It was the chemical that in China, 2008 that was found in melamine-tainted baby formula that killed six children and sickened 300,000 others. Company officials were executed over that one. Well, not in the good ole USA! … Continue reading

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Another vaccine hell

Would you trade a 62% chance of missing the flu for a nightmare? – A permanent nightmare?? Many countries are reporting a huge spike in narcolepsy cases right after the flu vaccine is given. This is especially a problem in … Continue reading

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Lazy bowels

For most lazy Americans it is easier to pop a pooping pill than to change the diet, take a supplement or exercise. They would rather pay to poop now and manage the side effects later than change harmful lifestyle habits. … Continue reading

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Kidney Stones Causes and Natural Solutions

Kidney stones are symptoms of imbalances in the body. They are not a disease that can be resolved by a medical procedure no more than snipping the wire to the oil warning light on your car solve the low oil … Continue reading

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Pay scale blues…

Lower wages means higher blood pressure. Low wages has a very strong risk factor for older males and also for women between the ages of 25 to 44. J. Paul Leigh, professor of public health sciences at UC Davis says, … Continue reading

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A monster drink fact

20,000 ER visits a year because of this type of drink. A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, found a staggering rise in emergency room visits because of energy drinks rising from 10,000 episodes in 2007 … Continue reading

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Junk food increases the severity if asthma

Our tax dollars are hard at work to study and rediscover the rediscovery of the discovery – that we have known all along – that junk food causes a greater severity of allergic asthma, eczema, and rhinitis among children. This … Continue reading

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How about a drug patent on cinnamon?

Medical science is going full-circle back to plants for medicine – except they are now calling herbs, drugs. This is, of course, so they can make them prescription and keep the good-old-boy Big Pharma network funded. A group of university … Continue reading

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