The hepatitis B vaccine has been approved for all U.S. infants at birth, but is it really safe? For a “preventative” vaccination, the amount of complications associated with the hepatitis B vaccination are quite shocking. In fact, a number of peer-reviewed studies have found a relationship between the hep B vaccination and infant deaths both in the U.S. and Europe.
There is no shortage of research regarding the negative effects of a wide variety of vaccines. From Gardasil to theseasonal flu shot, studies have proven that the extreme risks associated with vaccinating oftentime outweigh the minor benefits.
According to the results of a new Gallup poll, 25% of people respect a person less when he or she smokes. In the 1990s, the percentage was as low as 14%. Even among current smokers, 5% have less respect for their fellow tobacco users.
Used since the American Civil War, dental amalgams contain an estimated 50% mercury — which studies have found is leading to the toxic contamination of water, air, and soil. Fortunately, in the last 10 years nearly half of dentists have recognized this and have stopped using them in their practice. However, 50 percent of all US dentists still use them.
The federal government and states alike have enacted laws banning “designer drugs” like synthetic pot and bath salts and prescribing lengthy sentences for violations of these laws, largely because of the media frenzy unleashed when their presence first became known.
Good news – smoking is on the decline. Between 2005 and 2010, the number of adult smokers fell from 20.9 percent to 19.3 percent. Even though the number of smokers is going down, which is good news, a study shows that 1 in 5 people still light up.
Sucralose, an artificial sweetener also known as Splenda, has recently been shown to be contaminating much of the nations waste water, surface water, and ground water. To figure out how present Sucralose was in the water supply, researchers analyzed water samples from 19 US drinking water treatment plants (DWTP) which serve more than 28 million people.
Pets can be extremely valuable for reducing stress and having fun. What some might not know is that they provide physical health benefits and can detect or predict upcoming health challenges too. It is true that they need some tender loving care, such as cleaning up after, but the giving and receiving of love far outweighs these little tasks.
The number of drugs given to children in hospitals is sky high, with hospitalized kids receiving as much as 35 drugs a week. Children younger than 1 at the 90th percentile of daily medication use are given 11 drugs while children 1 year or older are given 13 drugs.
It sounds like science fiction, but lab-created body parts may not be too far-fetched, especially now that scientists have essentially “grown” rat kidneys in the lab. The thought of getting a man-made appendage or organ is a little troubling, but the medical field hasn’t ever let “troubling” stop their “advances”.
According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, half of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime. Published on Sept. 2 in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the report highlights the diagnosis crisis that is currently ongoing in the United States and elsewhere.
Although the recent hurricane Irene caused much destruction in some parts of the east coast, there are actually some good aspect that arose from the storm. As the news reported, millions of people experienced power outages, with many of those people having to throw out spoiled food or even clean up some water in the basement.
As electricity prices spike along with the average cost of living worldwide, it makes sense to start cutting costs around the house. Identifying technological power hogs that may be the reason for your spiking energy bill is a great first step.
The debate has been raging over whether or not vaccinating your children is a health-conscious decision, with both sides seeking answers from medical research. A shocking new ongoing survey may have the answers that consumers are looking for.
Pharmaceuticals often come with a number of side effects, ranging from severely dangerous to outright bizarre. Outlandish side effects serve to highlight the benefit of choosing natural substances over highly-synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Workers from 9/11 found to have increased risk of some kind of physical or mental health problems. According to 1 of 3 studies found in a September 1 issue of the Lancet, many rescue and recovery workers at the event of 9/11 suffer from physical or mental health ills 9 years after the event.
Vitamin d and higher blood levels of the vitamin’s active form are shown to lower the risk of colon and rectal cancers, a new analysis of past research finds. 18 past studies comprising of over 10,000 people showed that the risk of colon cancer was as much as 33 percent lower in those who had the highest vitamin d levels compared to those who had low vitamin d levels.