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Bypass Surgery Brings More Weight Loss Than Banding: NIH Study

By on October 30, 2014 in Natural News
Bypass Surgery Brings More Weight Loss Than Banding: NIH Study

A comparison of two of the most common types of weight loss surgery found that laparoscopic gastric bypass helped patients shed more excess pounds than adjustable gastric banding, but carried a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term hospitalizations. Gastric-bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the small intestine, so your body does not […]

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Family With 12 Boys Awaits 13th Baby

By on October 30, 2014 in Natural News
Family With 12 Boys Awaits 13th Baby

A Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting what they hope with be lucky 13 — a girl. But they say they’ll be surprised if their all-boy streak is snapped, Fox News reports.  Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s baby is due May 9. Even though they expect it will be another boy, the couple said they […]

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Joan Rivers’ Daughter ‘Ready to Sue’

By on October 29, 2014 in Natural News
Joan Rivers’ Daughter ‘Ready to Sue’

Top health, people Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa is “lawyered up and ready to sue” over the comedian’s death from complications of a throat procedure last month, according to celebrity Website TMZ.  The firm — Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz — will reportedly file a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against the […]

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Sunshine Prevents Asthma Attacks: Study

By on October 29, 2014 in Natural News
Sunshine Prevents Asthma Attacks: Study

A little sunshine may be good for what ails you, particularly if you suffer from asthma. That’s the upshot of a new study by Tel Aviv University researcher that suggests catching some rays boosts vitamin D, which can help prevent asthma attacks. Asthma is typically managed with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. […]

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Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer

By on October 28, 2014 in Natural News
Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer

Indiana University cancer researchers have determined that a simple blood test might one day be used to help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly, hard-to-treat forms of the disease. In research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Murray Korc, M.D., found that levels of certain small molecules — known as mciroRNAs — […]

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Owner Angry About Pet Dog Slain Over Ebola Fear

By on October 28, 2014 in Natural News
Owner Angry About Pet Dog Slain Over Ebola Fear

The husband of a Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says he feels bitter that authorities killed their pet dog Excalibur, which he says the couple looked upon as “the son we never had.” Javier Limon said Monday that officials gave him no opportunity to argue against the decision to euthanize the mixed-breed dog. Limon […]

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Hate Colonoscopies? New At-Home Colon Cancer Test Goes on Sale

By on October 27, 2014 in Natural News
Hate Colonoscopies? New At-Home Colon Cancer Test Goes on Sale

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.  The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. But deciding whether to get it is a more complex choice than ads for […]

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Special Cocoa Drink Restores Memory in Seniors: Study

By on October 27, 2014 in Natural News
Special Cocoa Drink Restores Memory in Seniors: Study

A lab-created cocoa drink appears to improve normal age-related memory loss, a small study suggests. After three months of consuming the special cocoa concoction, someone with the typical memory of a 60-year-old improved their memory to that of a 30- or 40-year-old, the researchers reported. But, these findings don’t mean the average person can boost […]

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Doctor With Ebola Was Very Careful: Colleagues

By on October 26, 2014 in Natural News
Doctor With Ebola Was Very Careful: Colleagues

An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday.  Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola in New York City after coming down with a fever on Thursday, about a week after he returned from Guinea. The 33-year-old was working […]

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Dark Days Here for Those With Seasonal Depression

By on October 26, 2014 in Natural News
Dark Days Here for Those With Seasonal Depression

October’s shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert. People affected by seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD, may feel overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting out of bed. In extreme cases, SAD can lead to suicide, said Dr. Angelos Halaris, a […]

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