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US Missionary Doctor in Liberia Contracts Ebola

By on September 2, 2014 in Natural News
US Missionary Doctor in Liberia Contracts Ebola

An American doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus after working with obstetrics patients at a missionary hospital in Monrovia, the Christian organization SIM USA said on Tuesday. The North Carolina-based group did not identify the doctor, who had not been treating the Ebola patients hospitalized in isolation on the missionary’s […]

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Low-Carb Diet Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss: Study

By on September 2, 2014 in Natural News
Low-Carb Diet Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss: Study

A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.  While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some researchers feared they might be worse for heart health because they tend […]

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Eating Pistachios Can Prevent Diabetes: Study

By on September 1, 2014 in Natural News
Eating Pistachios Can Prevent Diabetes: Study

For people who may be headed for Type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a new trial from Spain. People with so-called prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but not yet in the diabetes range. If they do nothing, 15 to 30 percent will develop diabetes within […]

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Clockwork Pacemaker Works Without Batteries

By on September 1, 2014 in Natural News
Clockwork Pacemaker Works Without Batteries

Swiss engineers, famous for making the world’s finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch. Current pacemakers, which help the heart beat more regularly, offer a lifeline for many patients with cardiac problems but the need for battery power is a limiting factor, since replacing […]

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Only 28 Percent of ALS Ice Bucket Donations Used For Research

By on August 31, 2014 in Natural News
Only 28 Percent of ALS Ice Bucket Donations Used For Research

The “ice bucket challenge” to raise support for ALS research has gone viral in recent weeks, drawing celebrities, everyday people and even cartoon character Homer Simpson.  But critics are now saying only a fraction of the money raised is actually going toward research. The ALS Association was founded in 1985 to find a cure for […]

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Ebola Survivor Praises Experimental Drug

By on August 31, 2014 in Natural News
Ebola Survivor Praises Experimental Drug

A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.  Physician’s assistant […]

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Addiction Fear Keeps Many Cancer Patients in Pain: Study

By on August 30, 2014 in Natural News
Addiction Fear Keeps Many Cancer Patients in Pain: Study

Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.  “At the end of life, we should feel comfortable providing whatever necessary to control pain,” said Joel Hyatt, assistant regional director at Kaiser Permanente. Concerns about overdose and addiction, he saod, should not prevent terminally […]

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With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

By on August 30, 2014 in Natural News
With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests. The study included 70 men, with a median age of 63. All were newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. Poor understanding of the disease was associated with […]

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Zapping Scalp With Electrical Current Boosts Memory: Scientists

By on August 29, 2014 in Natural News
Zapping Scalp With Electrical Current Boosts Memory: Scientists

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people’s memories, for up to a day. In a small study of healthy young adults, researchers used transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to fire up certain networks involved in memory. That, in turn, boosted participants’ performance on […]

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Ebola Virus Mutating Quickly: Scientists

By on August 29, 2014 in Natural News
Ebola Virus Mutating Quickly: Scientists

A single funeral caused many.  Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Then came the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the mourners contracted the disease there, probably […]

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