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How Flimsy, Manipulated Research Leads to more Harmful Pharmaceuticals

How Flimsy, Manipulated Research Leads to more Harmful Pharmaceuticals

January 13, 2013 | by

From headaches to heartburn, anxiety to cancer, there’s a pharmaceutical for everything these days. Few of us really bother reading the long list of side effects before popping a few pills, and we don’t question our doctors or the so-called medicine for which they make us break the bank. We assume that they all mean well. Maybe they do. Even if that were true, it’ not working.

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Research Links Depression to Increased Stroke Risk

Research Links Depression to Increased Stroke Risk

January 8, 2013 | by

Depressed women may have a higher risk of stroke, according to new research published online Aug. 11 in the journal Stroke. “We know that stroke can increase risk of depression, but depression itself may increase risk of future stroke,” said study author An Pan, a research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

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15 Minutes Daily Exercise Adds 3 Years to Life, is ‘Bare Minimum for Health’

15 Minutes Daily Exercise Adds 3 Years to Life, is ‘Bare Minimum for Health’

January 4, 2013 | by

In our inactive society, most people simply aren’t exercising enough to support their own health. However, contrary to what some people may think, findings show that just 15 minutes of daily exercise can increase life expectancy by 3 years while cutting your risk of “all-cause” death rates by 14%. This is good news for many who claim not to have enough time to exercise.

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Birth Control Increases Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV, Suggests Study

Birth Control Increases Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV, Suggests Study

December 31, 2012 | by

An African study demonstrated that women who take birth control have a doubled risk of contracting HIV than women not taking the pill. In addition, an HIV positive woman who takes birth control pills is twice as likely to pass the virus to her uninfected partner compared to an infected woman not taking the pill.

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Extra Weight Linked to Dementia Risk, Sluggish Brain Function

Extra Weight Linked to Dementia Risk, Sluggish Brain Function

December 26, 2012 | by

While there are many different diseases that can lead to dementia, including stroke, and Alzheimer’s, researchers also fear that an expanding waistline during middle age could lead to problems with dementia later in life as well. A Swedish study that followed almost 9000 twins for 30 years found convincing evidence linking excess body fat with increased dementia risk.

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Antidepressant Use and Breast Cancer: Exploring a New Threat

Antidepressant Use and Breast Cancer: Exploring a New Threat

December 10, 2012 | by

Research has found a suspicious link between the use of anti-depressant medication and some very unpleasant side effects including headaches, stomach aches, nervousness, increased risk of miscarriage, autism and suicidal thoughts. But that’s not all. This time, researchers found that women who take a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

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Second-hand Smoke Could Actually Cause Birth Defects

Second-hand Smoke Could Actually Cause Birth Defects

October 5, 2011 | by

Fathers-to-be should stop smoking to protect their unborn child from the risk of stillbirth or birth defects, scientists say. University of Nottingham researchers found that pregnant women exposed to smoke at work or home increased their risk of stillbirth by 23% and of having a baby with defects by 13%.

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Green Tea More Effective in Preventing Flu than Vaccines

Green Tea More Effective in Preventing Flu than Vaccines

September 29, 2011 | by

Drinking green tea can slash your risk of influenza, as it contains powerful antiviral components that a new study has associated with a lower risk of flu infection. Researchers examined more than 2,000 elementary school students who were given questionnaires about their green tea consumption and illness during influenza season.

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Chart Shows Healthier Real Food Meals Cheaper than Fast Food

Chart Shows Healthier Real Food Meals Cheaper than Fast Food

September 28, 2011 | by

A new chart created by the New York Times shows that eating wholesome real foods that are far healthier than fast food is actually much more cost effective. The chart analyzes the price difference between a McDonald’s meal for 4 and 2 different well-balanced meals for 4

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Apple or Pear a Day Protects Brain Health

Apple or Pear a Day Protects Brain Health

September 16, 2011 | by

A new study has found that consuming fruit with a white interior, such as apples and pears, can protect your body against strokes — adding to the pile of research that suggests fruit consumption can help slash your risk of disease.

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