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Peanuts Found in Cumin Spice, FDA Issues Allergy Alert

By on February 26, 2015 in Natural News
Peanuts Found in Cumin Spice, FDA Issues Allergy Alert

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice – a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.  The recall has been ongoing since December, as more retailers identify products that contain the cumin. The Food and Drug Administration is now warning all people with […]

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Heart Drug Found to Clear Up Birthmarks

By on February 26, 2015 in Natural News
Heart Drug Found to Clear Up Birthmarks

The heart drug propranolol (Inderal) appears to be effective in treating “strawberry” birthmarks known as infantile hemangiomas, a new study finds. About 3 to 10 percent of infants develop an infantile hemangioma, the researchers say. These red, rubbery-looking growths are caused by the abnormal buildup of blood vessels. Although harmless, they can cause physical and […]

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Why You Should Eat This Asian Superfood

By on February 25, 2015 in Natural News
Why You Should Eat This Asian Superfood

We all know that vegetables are good for us, and most of us stick to the tried-and-true plant foods from the produce section of our supermarket. But more nutrition experts are touting the virtues of vegetables grown in the oceans. They are packed with nutrients, especially important minerals. The leafy greens of the sea, known […]

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Tiny Drones Fight Heart Disease

By on February 25, 2015 in Natural News
Tiny Drones Fight Heart Disease

Tiny nano-particles that act like miniature drones could deliver a knock-out punch to plaque buildup in the arteries, according to an experimental approach described by US scientists on Wednesday.  So far the anti-cholesterol treatment has been tried only in lab mice, while the nanoparticles themselves are in clinical trials for people with cancer.  Many more […]

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Sleep Loss Can Lead to Diabetes: Study

By on February 24, 2015 in Natural News
Sleep Loss Can Lead to Diabetes: Study

A new study helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk. Researchers say lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substances called free fatty acids in the blood. These substances interfere with the ability of the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. The researchers said these findings suggest that […]

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Breast Cancer Cocktail Buys More Than a Year of Life

By on February 24, 2015 in Natural News
Breast Cancer Cocktail Buys More Than a Year of Life

A new treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer extends their lives for almost 16 months. The cocktail consists of two “magic bullet” drugs plus standard chemotherapy, according to NBC News. The combo treats patients with difficult-to-treat HER-2 positive breast cancer that’s often tantamount to a death sentence. “I can’t think of something that improves […]

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Arizona Measles Outbreak Winding Down

By on February 23, 2015 in Natural News
Arizona Measles Outbreak Winding Down

The measles outbreak in Arizona appears to be over, according to the state’s health director. As of Feb. 11, seven cases of measles out of the more than 100 reported nationwide had occurred in Arizona. “We appear to be out of the woods,” said Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. He […]

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Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Aspirin on Way to Hospital

By on February 23, 2015 in Natural News
Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Aspirin on Way to Hospital

People who might be having heart attack should get aspirin on the way to the hospital, but about half of patients in the U.S. don’t get this potentially life-saving treatment, according to a recent review.  National guidelines recommend giving aspirin to heart attack patients as soon as possible, but emergency medical service (EMS) providers sometimes […]

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Measles Can Kill, Cause Blindness, Doctors Warn

By on February 22, 2015 in Natural News
Measles Can Kill, Cause Blindness, Doctors Warn

In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it’s a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the eyes. In rare cases, measles can trigger long-term vision problems and even blindness. Also, […]

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Painkiller Use Linked to Depression

By on February 22, 2015 in Natural News
Painkiller Use Linked to Depression

High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds. The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin. While most people use the medicines to ease pain, widespread abuse of narcotic painkillers […]

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