Just days after the EU announced a ban on the insecticide linked to bee deaths, a new study finds that the insecticide is killing off aquatic life.
Some research found that most plastics, even those that are BPA-free, still leach hormone-mimicking chemicals when exposed to normal conditions. While the research took place a couple years ago, it reminds us to think twice when using and purchasing plastics.
The human body is a complex system of interrelated parts. You can’t have an imbalance in one area of the body and not have that imbalance affect the entire whole. And researchers have demonstrated that your gut health, way down in your stomach, may play a role in your behavior and even your risk of depression or anxiety, further demonstrating why whole-body health is so vitally important.
If you don’t know about the benefits of green tea, it’s time to start reading. This elixir has gained popularity in the western natural health world over a decade ago, though it’s been the health beverage of choice for millennia in Eastern countries. The benefits are many, and some recent research says the benefits can be augmented when the tea is paired with another Eastern practice—tai chi.
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.
The ability of cranberry proanthocyanidins (PACs) is dependent on the dose, with higher doses significantly more effective at maintaining urinary health, says a new study. The study supports levels outlined by a French health claim, issued in 2004, for the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) with at least 36 milligrams of proanthocyanidins (PAC) to “help reduce the adhesion of certain E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls”, and subsequently fight urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Too much or too little sleep in mid life appears to have a negative impact on cognitive function later in life according to a study conducted by the University College London Medical School Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The findings in this particular study indicate that men and women who started sleeping more or less than 6 to 8 hours each night experienced a drop in cognitive ability that was equivalent to four to seven years of aging.
USC researchers have begun examining the link between pesticide exposure and the development of prostate cancer, with scientists documenting an increased prevalence of prostate cancer among older men exposed to certain pesticides. While this news is alarming on its own, it is only one of the many dangers associated with pesticide exposure.
GMO study author Gilles-Eric Seralini is calling out government agencies for passing off trials 90 days or less for ‘proof’ of GMO safety. Seralini is the author of the study linking GMOs to tumors and organ damage.
Following the groundbreaking French study that graphically linked the lifetime consumption of Monsanto’s GMO corn in rats to massive tumors and direct organ failure, Russia’s premiere consumers rights organization has suspended both the importation and use of Monsanto’s GMO corn within the nation’s borders.