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Bicycle Injuries Rising Among Middle-Aged Americans

By on September 2, 2015 in Natural News
Bicycle Injuries Rising Among Middle-Aged Americans

The growing interest in biking for health and commuting has had a surprising downsize: The number of bicycle accidents is rising, with many serious injuries occurring among riders older than 45 in recent years. That’s the upshot of new research by the University of California-San Francisco that found the rate of hospital admissions associated with […]

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How to Use Baking Soda as Mouthwash

By on September 2, 2015 in Natural News
How to Use Baking Soda as Mouthwash

Baking soda is used for many natural health remedies, from soothing sore throats to calming heartburn, but the neutralizing effects of sodium bicarbonate can also freshen breath when used as a mouthwash. Baking soda can help get rid of bad breath by balancing the pH levels in your mouth. Dynamic Dental in Massachusetts recommends mixing […]

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Lack of Sleep Quadruples Risk of Catching a Cold

By on September 1, 2015 in Natural News
Lack of Sleep Quadruples Risk of Catching a Cold

When you’re run down from lack of sleep, you really are more apt to catch a cold, a new study finds. Investigators exposed 164 adults to a cold virus, and found better-rested folks more likely to resist infection. Those who slept fewer than six hours a night were more than four times as likely to […]

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Religion Rarely Part of ICU Conversation

By on August 31, 2015 in Natural News
Religion Rarely Part of ICU Conversation

In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a new study finds. For many patients and families, religion and spirituality are important near the end of life, and understanding these beliefs may be “important to delivering care that is […]

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Hangover Cure? There’s No Such Thing, Say Researchers

By on August 31, 2015 in Natural News
Hangover Cure? There’s No Such Thing, Say Researchers

Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover. Unfortunately, two new drinking surveys suggest that search is probably futile. One poll, conducted in Canada, concluded that if you drink to excess, you’re going to have a hangover — […]

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FDA Warns of Joint Pain From Diabetes Drugs

By on August 29, 2015 in Natural News
FDA Warns of Joint Pain From Diabetes Drugs

A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck’s Januvia have been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA said it had identified 33 cases of severe joint pain in patients taking a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors between Oct. 16, 2006, when the first […]

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Cup of Coffee Can Lower Golf Score, Study Finds

By on August 28, 2015 in Natural News
Cup of Coffee Can Lower Golf Score, Study Finds

A moderate dose of caffeine equivalent to one cup of coffee may help combat fatigue and shave about two strokes off the scores of skilled collegiate players, according to a small study. “There’s not a lot of caffeine research in golf,” said lead author Petey W. Mumford of Auburn University in Alabama. Most studies focus […]

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FDA Warns Cigarette Makers Over ‘Natural’ Label

By on August 28, 2015 in Natural News
FDA Warns Cigarette Makers Over ‘Natural’ Label

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned the makers of Winston, Natural American Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes that they cannot claim their products are “natural” or “additive-free” without regulatory approval. The FDA first gained authority to regulate cigarettes in 2009, partly in reaction to the tobacco industry’s misuse of terms such as “mild” […]

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New Biotech Cholesterol Drug OKd by FDA

By on August 28, 2015 in Natural News
New Biotech Cholesterol Drug OKd by FDA

Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could eventually help millions of Americans who face increased risks of heart disease because they cannot control their cholesterol […]

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Blood Test Detects Cancer Relapse

By on August 27, 2015 in Natural News
Blood Test Detects Cancer Relapse

An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Initial treatment with surgery or chemotherapy can miss some cancer cells. The new test can detect DNA shed by tumors into the bloodstream before these stray cancer cells […]

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