Further presenting non-stick cookware dangers, a new study published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine reveals a relation between PFOA (the chemical in Teflon, used in nonstick pans among other things) and heart disease. While scientists are cautious, as they always are, to say they are definitively linked, some say steering clear of the chemical “just in case” wouldn’t be a bad idea.
What can’t green tea do? It seems that with each passing month, scientists find new and wonderful benefits of this age old beverage. Now, researchers in China have determined the elixir may help with memory and special awareness, potentially combating age-related cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s.
New research published in this month’s issues of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds that people with elevated blood sugar levels that fall even on the higher end of the normal range are at a greater risk for brain shrinkage related to diseases like dementia.
If you’re a diabetic, then you’ve experienced how hard life can be knowing that the sweetest cake or cookie could dramatically harm you. But there is a new solution to the potentially deadly desire. An all natural sweetener, Stevia, is shown to not only be an alternative sweetener for diabetics, whom have to normally abstain entirely from sugar else they will suffer terminally, but may also reduce the effectiveness of the diabetic condition.
Tuberculosis (TB) isn’t a disease of the past—it’s very much present today. In 2010, it killed an estimated 1.4 million people worldwide, and infected 8.8 million. But promising research shows that sunlight may play an important role in fighting the infectious disease and help in the treatment of TB.
You don’t have to look long to find a commercial, whether online or on television, that extols the virtues of the latest and greatest prescription drug, right before they announce the laundry list of negative, and even sometimes possibly fatal, side effects. One common asthma drug for children has joined the trend, adding permanently stunted growth to their own list.
Women taking household painkillers like ibuprofin and acetaminophen may experience hearing loss over time, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The researchers began their study in 1995, examining 62,261 female subjects, all under 50 years of age. By 2009, women experiencing reduced hearing capability numbered 10,012.
Researchers examined over two dozen studies and determined that acupuncture effectively diminished chronic pain – news the pharmaceutical industry does not want to hear. The studies involved nearly 18,000 patients with back, neck, and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, or chronic headaches, and showed that acupuncture for pain could be a simple solution.
You may already be fully aware of the fight surrounding the latest California GMO labeling legislation known as Prop 37, a bill which I have been very passionate about supporting over the past few months. As it currently stands in the United States, you are actually being completely kept in the dark about what’s in your food. And it may interest you to know that many pro-GMO corporations such as Monsanto intend to keep it that way.