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Glenn Frey’s Death: Are Arthritis Meds Putting You at Risk?

By on January 22, 2016 in Natural News
Glenn Frey’s Death: Are Arthritis Meds Putting You at Risk?

Drugs for autoimmune diseases like those from which Eagles’ founder Glenn Frey suffered do indeed cause serious side effects. But such powerful medications are needed to fight such devastating ailments, a top doctor says. “Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease that can lead to disfigurement. It can also affect the lungs, the blood vessels, and […]

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Simple Blood Test Predicts Odds of Cancer’s Return

By on January 21, 2016 in Natural News
Simple Blood Test Predicts Odds of Cancer’s Return

British researchers say a simple blood test may be a cheap, easy and effective way to spot risk of recurrence of a common form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This type of AML is characterized by a mutation in the NPM1 gene. A third of AML patients have this form of the deadly blood and […]

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Can Q-Tips Put Your Hearing at Risk?

By on January 21, 2016 in Natural News
Can Q-Tips Put Your Hearing at Risk?

Do you use Q-tips to clean your ears? If so, you may be putting your hearing at risk, a new report warns. The Washington Post reports that Q-tips are the only major consumer product whose main purpose is precisely the one the manufacturer explicitly warns against. The little padded sticks have long been marketed as […]

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Céline Dion Tragedy Spotlights Caregiver Health Risks

By on January 20, 2016 in Natural News
Céline Dion Tragedy Spotlights Caregiver Health Risks

Superstar singer Céline Dion is unusual in that she is facing the death from cancer of both her husband and brother in virtually as many days this month. But her situation is mirrored by millions of others who are dealing with the emotional stress of caring for a loved one who has cancer — and […]

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CDC Issues Zika Advisory for Pregnant Women

By on January 20, 2016 in Natural News
CDC Issues Zika Advisory for Pregnant Women

U.S. health officials have new guidance for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects. Officials say doctors should ask pregnant women about their travel and certain symptoms, and — if warranted — test them for an infection with the Zika (ZEE’-ka) virus. The virus is […]

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6 Simple Ways to Fight Fatigue

By on December 28, 2015 in Natural News
6 Simple Ways to Fight Fatigue

Holiday shopping, hosting and attending parties, extra cleaning and cooking, and all of the other activities that make the holiday season jolly can also leave merrymakers exhausted. Fatigue combines with stress to overwhelm your adrenal glands and to produce more of the stress hormone, cortisol, which makes you feel even more exhausted. Before you lose […]

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10 Ways to Keep Holiday Stress, Celebrations From Undoing Your Healthy Habits

By on December 27, 2015 in Natural News
10 Ways to Keep Holiday Stress, Celebrations From Undoing Your Healthy Habits

Good food, fun, and stress increase in equal measure over the winter holidays, which can make it hard to keep up with nutrition, exercise, and other healthy lifestyle habits. But with a little planning — based on solid advice from some of the nation’s top wellness experts — you can still indulge in the joys […]

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Drugmakers Fight Efforts to Curb Prescribing Painkillers

By on December 21, 2015 in Natural News
Drugmakers Fight Efforts to Curb Prescribing Painkillers

A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was on track to finalize new prescribing guidelines for opioid painkillers in January. The guidelines – though not binding – would be […]

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Food in Flight: Best Bets for Airline, Airport Meals

By on December 21, 2015 in Natural News
Food in Flight: Best Bets for Airline, Airport Meals

Holiday travel tends to mean packed airports, lots of hassles, frayed nerves, and often a lack of healthy food to eat — with about 38 million Americans taking to skies for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to airline statistics. “Traveling has always been incredibly stressful, and whether you’re in the airport or on […]

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Flu Season Off to Slow Start: CDC

By on December 20, 2015 in Natural News
Flu Season Off to Slow Start: CDC

There’s not much flu going around so far – unlike the last three seasons when doctors’ offices were filled with patients before Christmas and illnesses peaked by late December. “It really is off to sort of a slow start” compared to that recent history, said Lynnette Brammer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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