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Ruling on Antibiotics in Livestock Reversed

By on July 25, 2014 in Natural News
Ruling on Antibiotics in Livestock Reversed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn’t required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.  The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a ruling in 2012 by a district court that sided with several health […]

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Vitamin D Megadoses Beneficial and Safe for Elderly: Study

By on July 24, 2014 in Natural News
Vitamin D Megadoses Beneficial and Safe for Elderly: Study

High doses of vitamin D are safe for older people, according to new research that challenges the conclusions past studies that have suggested mega-doses of the vitamin pose a risk.  The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, are based on an analysis of 236 nursing home residents given 20,000 IUs of […]

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Why You Should Never Tell Kids Veggies Are Good for Them

By on July 22, 2014 in Natural News
Why You Should Never Tell Kids Veggies Are Good for Them

Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you! It’s a phrase most parents have used at one time or other to get their kids to eat right. But a new study suggests it may be precisely the wrong thing to say, if you’re trying to encourage healthy dietary habits in your children. In fact, telling children […]

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How to Find a Great Doctor

By on July 20, 2014 in Natural News
How to Find a Great Doctor

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that.  Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best practices. But consumers aren’t sure how to uncover much […]

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Death of Teen Prompts FDA Warning Against Caffeine Powder

By on July 19, 2014 in Natural News
Death of Teen Prompts FDA Warning Against Caffeine Powder

The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.  A recent autopsy found that Logan Stiner, 18, had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died May 27 at his home […]

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Chikungunya Virus Arrives in US

By on July 18, 2014 in Natural News
Chikungunya Virus Arrives in US

The first case of locally acquired chikungunya virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, has been reported in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday. The case involved an unidentified man from Florida.  Until now, all previously reported infections had originated outside the United States, officials said. Chikungunya — which triggers […]

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Asthma Drugs Stunt Kids’ Growth: Studies

By on July 17, 2014 in Natural News
Asthma Drugs Stunt Kids’ Growth: Studies

Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue.  Health experts who conducted the review and published it in The Cochrane Library journal found that children’s growth slowed in the first year of treatment, although the effects were minimized by […]

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Mayo Clinic Named America’s Best Hospital

By on July 16, 2014 in Natural News
Mayo Clinic Named America’s Best Hospital

The Mayo Clinic has claimed the number one spot on a list of America’s top hospitals compiled by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo, located in Rochester, Minn., barely edged Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for top honors. Johns Hopkins Hospital and Cleveland Clinic tied for third. The magazine ranked hospitals in 16 specialties and […]

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iPad Can Cause Allergic Rash

By on July 15, 2014 in Natural News
iPad Can Cause Allergic Rash

Nickel in a first-generation iPad likely triggered an allergic skin reaction in an 11-year-old boy, a case that highlights an increasingly common condition linked to the rapid adoption of consumer electronics, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday.  Dr Sharon Jacob and Dr Shehla Admani, who are both dermatologists, […]

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All Prostate Cancer Patients Need Second Opinion: Researcher

By on July 15, 2014 in Natural News
All Prostate Cancer Patients Need Second Opinion: Researcher

Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoing radiation therapy when carefully watching the cancer may be just as effective without the risks and side effects […]

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