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CDC Report Reveals How Measles Spreads at Airports

By on December 22, 2014 in Natural News
CDC Report Reveals How Measles Spreads at Airports

Traveling through the same U.S. airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to three others within a four-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the virus can spread, a new report shows. “The exposures in this report were not prolonged and occurred in a domestic rather than an international terminal, highlighting the fact […]

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Revlon Removing Some Dangerous Chemicals From Cosmetics

By on December 21, 2014 in Natural News
Revlon Removing Some Dangerous Chemicals From Cosmetics

Cosmetics giant Revlon announced that it will no longer use two chemical ingredients in its products, responding to a consumer petition signed by more than 100,000 people. The chemicals include two long-chain parabens (isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben) that have been linked to endocrine disruption. The move also restricts the use of DMDM hydantoin, a potentially carcinogenic […]

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Beware of Holiday Allergy Triggers

By on December 21, 2014 in Natural News
Beware of Holiday Allergy Triggers

The holidays can be anything but joyous for people with allergies when they contend with fresh trees, scented candles and other allergy triggers. “The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in my allergy and asthma patients,” Dr. Rachna Shah, […]

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Food Pesticide Residue Nothing to Worry About: USDA

By on December 20, 2014 in Natural News
Food Pesticide Residue Nothing to Worry About: USDA

More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pesticides, though most were within levels the government considers to be safe, according to a report issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA looked at fresh and processed fruits and vegetables as well […]

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Diagnose Your Kid’s Ear Infection With Your iPhone

By on December 20, 2014 in Natural News
Diagnose Your Kid’s Ear Infection With Your iPhone

Good news for parents: Diagnosing your kid’s ear infections might soon be as simple as taking a video on your smartphone. CellScope has come out with a device called the Oto Home that attaches to an iPhone and shoots a video of your child’s inner ear and sends it to a licensed physician for diagnosis. […]

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Diagnose Your Kid’s Ear Infection With Your iPhone

By on December 20, 2014 in Natural News
Diagnose Your Kid’s Ear Infection With Your iPhone

Good news for parents: Diagnosing your kid’s ear infections might soon be as simple as taking a video on your smartphone. CellScope has come out with a device called the Oto Home that attaches to an iPhone and shoots a video of your child’s inner ear and sends it to a licensed physician for diagnosis. […]

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Ibuprofen Adds 12 Years to Lifespan: Study

By on December 19, 2014 in Natural News
Ibuprofen Adds 12 Years to Lifespan: Study

  Ibuprofen, the inexpensive painkiller that’s probably already sitting in your medicine cabinet may extend your life by 12 healthy years, according to a new study. In a string of experiments, when ibuprofen was given throughout life in amounts comparable to a recommended human dose, it extended the lives of multiple species by around 15 […]

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Flu Tightens Grip on South, Midwest

By on December 19, 2014 in Natural News
Flu Tightens Grip on South, Midwest

The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. And more than half of the flu infections examined so far have been caused by the strain known as influenza A H3N2, which appears to have mutated from the H3N2 […]

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Do Ultrasounds Hurt Babies?

By on December 18, 2014 in Natural News
Do Ultrasounds Hurt Babies?

For many expectant couples, the most thrilling moment of pregnancy is seeing the first ultrasound images of their unborn baby. Such images are proof that the “something” they’ve created is actually someone. Many obstetric doctors are equipping their offices with 3D and 4D ultrasound machines that cost upward of $ 100,000. Such machines allow prospective […]

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Migraines Raise Risk of Bell’s Palsy

By on December 18, 2014 in Natural News
Migraines Raise Risk of Bell’s Palsy

People who suffer from migraine headaches have double the risk of developing Bell’s palsy, a condition that causes facial paralysis, a new study finds. Bell’s palsy is a common condition that is usually temporary. It is often mistaken as a stroke because facial paralysis occurs typically on one side. However, most people recover completely even […]

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