New warnings on PSA testing

At Today’s rate, 1 in 6 U.S. men can expect to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is the most common cause of cancer in men (excluding skin cancer), and is the leading cause of cancer death in men. And now scientists believe that the ubiquitous PSA test may be doing more harm than good. […]

Facebook can make you miserable

Facebook can be a wonderful asset for sharing thoughts and photos. It can keep you in touch with family and provide tips for a wide range of people. But overall, Facebook (frequently misused) makes many people miserable, according to social psychologists at the University of Michigan. The research team tracked young adults who used their Facebook […]

Longterm use of birth control pills may double risk of glaucoma

Women who used birth control pills for three or more years had twice the risk of developing glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. That’s the sobering conclusion of a study of 3,400 women conducted jointly by researchers at University of California-San Francisco, Duke University and the Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang. The researchers analyzed data […]

Cilantro as a water purifier

The popular herb cilantro, a favorite in Mexican, Asian and Mediterranean dishes, has now been found to be an excellent water purifier, absorbing harmful chemicals and heavy metals such as lead and nickel. It all started with experiments by Professor Douglas Schauer of Ivy Tech Community College and a group of students trying to find […]

Avocado as a natural appetite suppressant

Many foods have been studied for their apparent ability to release a natural “appetite control” mechanism when they are eaten. Now a new study with avocados appears to show that it, too, can be included in this list of “miracle” foods. In the avocado study, researchers in the Department of Nutrition in the School of […]

Individual liberty and your health

“Individual liberty” is a concept that permeates early American thinking and writing, and is emboldened in the U.S. Constitution. Today it is mostly thought of as a relic of a by-gone era, replaced by collectivist thinking. One individual, a nurse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has learned this the hard way: she has been fired for refusing […]

Food poisons banned in other countries still used in the U.S.

“Imagine a world where the tremendous wealth, resources and power of the United States was applied to improving the food supply, detoxifying it and promoting clean technology worldwide. Don’t get dizzy. Instead, when it comes to agriculture, America has turned itself into one of the most ruthless peddlers of dirty technology. The word ‘shame’ is […]

Bring your omega-3 / omega-6 balance back in line with an EFA supplement

The fact is, we need both omega-3 and omega-6 oils, as the body does not manufacture essential fatty acids (EFAs) and we must get them from the food and supplements we consume. But for the health of our body they must be balanced with a 1:1 to 4:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3. Natural whole foods grown in […]

Toxic beauty

A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss commonly purchased in drugstores and department stores has found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in the beauty aids, some at levels that raise health concerns, reports Acres USA. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkely, who tested 32 […]

Garlic to the rescue…..again

Garlic has been proven, in a brand new study, to kill brain cancer cells with none of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, according to Preventdisease.com. Cancer cells have a high metabolism and require much energy for rapid growth. Researchers have now found that garlic compounds produce reactive oxygen species in malignant (only) cells, literally gorging […]