Americans for Safe Access, a group of doctors, medical professionals, and patients, will defend scientific evidence of marijuana’s therapeutic value next week in the US court of appeals in Washington, DC. This will be the first time in 20 years that a federal court will review marijuana’s classification as a schedule I drug—dangerous with no medical benefits, in the same arena as LSD and heroin.
In South Korea, scientists used a magnetic field to get cancer cells to actually self-destruct. The body removes old, defective, and infected cells through the process of programmed cell death (PCD), or apoptosis. In apoptosis, the rejected cell responds to certain signals sent by the body by fragmenting. Immune cells then consume these fragments. The magnets help trigger apoptosis. When apoptosis fails, however, rejected cells divide uncontrollably, developing tumors.
Government agencies’ warnings to pregnant women about limiting fish consumption may be due for an update. A new study found that children of women with high mercury levels were 40 to 70 percent likely to exhibit symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On the other hand, women who ate a lot of fish during pregnancy were less likely to show the same symptoms. Because many of us assume fish and mercury go hand in hand, this appears to be a paradox.
A new study from the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions reveals that eating yogurt on a long-term basis acts as a natural blood pressure reducer and can help reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure later in life.
As of Monday, contaminated steroids have sickened 105 people with a noncontagious but deadly form of fungal meningitis, while 13,000 people may have been exposed to the contamination. Eight have died. Health officials attribute the outbreak to spinal steroid injections for back pain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found fungus in sealed vials of the steroid in question, produced by the Massachusetts-based pharmacy, New England Compounding Center (NECC).
They’re some of the first foods we eat as children, and should certainly be some of the most popular. The benefits of fruit go far beyond tactical enjoyment and convenience (though they are the original “fast food"). They are packed with crucial vitamins and minerals, and have immense healing properties. Here are just a few of the most popular and healthy fruit and their benefits as your natural medicine:
According to a group of researchers, their mathematical model using food prices can predict social unrest and riots. Given the drought and rampant speculation, this may bode ill for several regions in the world. Food prices have been rising for quite some time, and aren't showing any sign of slowing.
The truth really is much stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to the open and admitted future plans of major biotechnology companies. One such case involves a biotech company known as ProdiGene, the officials from which actually faced jail time back in 2002 for contaminating the traditional food supply with 'biopharmaceutical' crops that were growing pharmaceuticals and vaccine components associated with AIDS, diabetes, and diarrhea.
The case of Vernon Bowman v Monsanto is headed to the Supreme Court, a case in which Monsanto is fighting against one of its own GMO farmers.
A new study partially attributes longevity to consuming enough omega-3s to balance the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, which preserves DNA segments called telomeres - telomeres shorten with age. The scientists essentially pinpoint omega-4 fats as a natural anti-aging nutrient.