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8 Surprising Ways Sex Keeps You Healthy

By on August 22, 2014 in Natural News
8 Surprising Ways Sex Keeps You Healthy

“Sex is a part of nature,” said screen legend Marilyn Monroe. “I go along with nature.” Marilyn may not have known it, but nature made sure to provide some spectacular health benefits to having sex — just in case you needed a reason. A romp between the sheets can offer the following advantages:  Younger looks. […]

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US Diplomats Barred From Ice Bucket Challenge

By on August 22, 2014 in Natural News
US Diplomats Barred From Ice Bucket Challenge

The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don’t look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.  Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service officers from participating in the ice-bucket challenge to raise money and awareness […]

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American Ebola Survivor: ‘God Saved My Life’

By on August 21, 2014 in Natural News
American Ebola Survivor: ‘God Saved My Life’

Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.  Dr. Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary, Nancy Writebol, who was quietly […]

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Older People Sleep Less – Now We Know Why

By on August 21, 2014 in Natural News
Older People Sleep Less – Now We Know Why

Scientific researchers have discovered a group of brain cells that collective act as a “sleep switch” that may account for why so many older people have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and […]

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Teen Pot Use Linked to Disability Later in Life

By on August 20, 2014 in Natural News
Teen Pot Use Linked to Disability Later in Life

A long-term study of Swedish men finds that those who smoked marijuana at age 18, especially the heaviest users, were more likely to end up on the nation’s disability rolls by age 59.  It’s unclear whether the pot use in adolescence may have led to more severe substance abuse or was an early sign of […]

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Superbug Breakthrough: Gel Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

By on August 20, 2014 in Natural News
Superbug Breakthrough: Gel Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made what they are describing as a breakthrough in the fight against resistant hospital superbugs. Researchers developed an antibacterial gel that kills E. coli, staph, and other bacterial agents that are not affected by antibiotics and other drugs, Medical Xpress reports.   The gels break down the thick jelly-like […]

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Pope: God Will Give Me Two or Three More Years

By on August 20, 2014 in Natural News
Pope: God Will Give Me Two or Three More Years

Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself “two or three years” but not ruling out retirement before then.  Talking to reporters on a flight back to the Vatican from South Korea, the 77-year-old pontiff, who seemed in good spirits, was asked about his global […]

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US Has Reversed Heart Disease Epidemic: Yale Researchers

By on August 19, 2014 in Natural News
US Has Reversed Heart Disease Epidemic: Yale Researchers

Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients. The declines noted from 1999 to 2011 are the result of lifestyle changes, better treatment and effective preventive measures, the researchers said. “The findings are jaw-dropping,” said lead […]

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Many Seniors Get Unneeded Cancer Screening

By on August 18, 2014 in Natural News
Many Seniors Get Unneeded Cancer Screening

Older people who aren’t expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer — even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds. Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and unneeded treatments including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, all of […]

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Scientists Scour Globe for New Antibiotics

By on August 18, 2014 in Natural News
Scientists Scour Globe for New Antibiotics

Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it’s well worth trying.  As the world cries out for new antibiotics, researchers at the John Innes Centre (JIC) in Norwich are also taking a bet on […]

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