Vitamin D3, even when taken in low daily dosages, has been found to slash your risk of developing the flu by 42%. If optimal ranges of vitamin D intake were utilized, the percentage would most likely climb much higher. While conducting the study, Mitsuyoshi Urashima and colleagues at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo administered only 1,200 IU of vitamin D daily to study participants.
Starting July 1 of 2012, Australian parents will be stripped of family tax benefits if their child is not fully immunized. Once the immunization alterations take effect next year, families who refuse vaccinations will also be refusing up to $2,100 per child in benefits. It seems that this is just one attempt by the Australian government to force vaccinations on children before potentially making it a federal law.
Ohio social workers have taken a 200-pound third-grader from his parents and placed him in foster care, where children are given as many harmful antipsychotics as the mentally disabled. The government workers said that his mother was not doing enough to lower his weight, clearly deeming her an irresponsible parent.
Coconut water is not only delicious, but it could be a viable natural solution to lowering your blood pressure. One recent study has shown the benefits of this natural heart helper. Amazingly, coconut water was found to lower the blood pressure of 71% of study participants.
Countless studies have highlighted the industrial and medicinal uses of marijuana (cannabis), yet the federal government claims that it has 'no accepted medical use' and continues to classify it in the same category as heroin, MDMA, and PCP. Despite the ruling, the medial marijuana market is priced at around $1.7-billion -- that's almost as much as the explosive Viagra market.
Colorado's Boulder County was the latest health freedom hotspot to stand up against Monsanto and genetically modified produce, with town advisory committees announcing plans to phase out GMO crops on open space in pursuit of sustainable and ethical farming practices.
Although the findings cannot yet be fully utilized by humans, scientists have unlocked the key to limb regeneration -- vitamins. After three decades of research, scientists have finally discovered how some animals can regenerate amputated limbs or damaged organs.
Taking just a little 'too much' Tylenol over the course of days or weeks can be even more deadly than massive overdose, according to new research. Instead of instant effects associated with the overdose of acetaminophen (Tylenol), death from lower doses may not be recognized due to a lack of concrete side effects.
Thanksgiving is, aptly named and recognized as a time to give gratitude, appreciation, and rightful merits. A time to recognize what you should be thankful for, and why. With the world in a state of disarray, it’s hard to recognize what you should be giving thanks for in the first place. It seems as though the world continuously produces hardship, pain and challenge. From all sides, it’s almost as though a malevolent force bears down on humankind, oppressing and inhibiting our ability to live life to our fullest potential.
It was announced on Tuesday that Merck will pay upwards of $950 million as a means of resolving investigations carried out regarding the company's marketing tactics of their painkiller Vioxx. The corrupt, profit-driven company is planning to pay $321.6 million in criminal fines while the remaining $628.4 million goes toward a civil settlement agreement. Merck will also be pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge due to false advertising and deceptive marketing tactics by marketing Vioxx as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis - all without FDA approval.