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Medical Devices Skate Through FDA Reviews: Studies

By on September 29, 2014 in Natural News
Medical Devices Skate Through FDA Reviews: Studies

Every day, people receive medical implants — artificial valves, hip replacements, surgical mesh and the like — that may not have been rigorously tested before or after their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two new studies contend. The studies — conducted by prominent nonprofit groups and published online in JAMA Internal Medicine […]

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Study Reveals Why Only 1 Person Has Been Cured of HIV

By on September 29, 2014 in Natural News
Study Reveals Why Only 1 Person Has Been Cured of HIV

Only one person is believed to have been cured of HIV — the “Berlin patient” Timothy Ray Brown. But scientists have been unable to determine why and which aspect of Brown’s treatment may have cured him. Now a new experiment on monkeys is providing evidence that a rare genetic mutation in the person who donated […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Marker May Provide Early Warning

By on September 29, 2014 in Natural News
Pancreatic Cancer Marker May Provide Early Warning

Researchers say they’ve identified a sign of early development of pancreatic cancer, a leading cause of cancer death. And, they add, their discovery might lead one day to a new test to detect the disease in its initial and more treatable stages. The early sign is an increase in levels of certain amino acids, and […]

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New Breast Cancer Drug ‘Unprecedented’ in Extending Lives

By on September 28, 2014 in Natural News
New Breast Cancer Drug ‘Unprecedented’ in Extending Lives

A new breast cancer drug from Roche has shown “unprecedented” benefits in extending lives in a clinical trial and experts urged its widespread use for women with an aggressive form of the disease.  Patients with a type of breast cancer known as HER2 positive, which makes up about a quarter of all breast cancers, who […]

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Spreading Respiratory Virus May Cause Polio-like Paralysis: CDC

By on September 28, 2014 in Natural News
Spreading Respiratory Virus May Cause Polio-like Paralysis: CDC

Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ – enterovirus 68 – was […]

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Popular Asthma Drug Raises Heart, Brain Risk, FDA Warns

By on September 27, 2014 in Natural News
Popular Asthma Drug Raises Heart, Brain Risk, FDA Warns

The asthma drug Xolair is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, mini-stroke, chest pain and blood clots in the lungs and veins, among other problems, though the extent of increased risk is unclear, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.  The FDA said it has added information about the increased risk […]

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Group Running Reaps Big Health Benefits: Study

By on September 26, 2014 in Natural News
Group Running Reaps Big Health Benefits: Study

The thousands of Britons who take to their local green space each week for a mass five kilometer (3.1-mile) parkrun can expect to reap health benefits well beyond losing a few pounds and lowering their blood pressure.  Scientists who have studied the mass participation events, which from a small start in London 10 years ago […]

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Junk Food Binges Linked to Brain Lapses

By on September 26, 2014 in Natural News
Junk Food Binges Linked to Brain Lapses

Can’t resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse. Giving in to cravings for high-calorie junk food is associated with a lapse in the part of the brain involved in self-restraint, Canadian researchers report in a new study. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex helps people control their own behavior, according to the […]

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Joan Rivers Didn’t Have to Die: 4 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Surgery

By on September 25, 2014 in Natural News
Joan Rivers Didn’t Have to Die: 4 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Joan Rivers’ tragic death during what some have described as a routine outpatient procedure to treat her vocal cords highlights the risks that accompany any operation involving anesthesia and sedation. In the wake of the 81-year-old comedienne’s death, two leading medical experts tell Newsmax Health the case underscores the need to ask several critical questions […]

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Doctor to Test Ozone Therapy Against Ebola

By on September 25, 2014 in Natural News
Doctor to Test Ozone Therapy Against Ebola

Harold Robins, M.D., a New York City-based advocate of ozone therapy, says he is planning to fly to the Ebola outbreak zone in West Africa to test the alternative treatment’s potential against the deadly virus. In an exclusive interview on Newsmax TV’s Meet the Doctors program, to air September 27, Dr. Robins says he believes […]

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