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Medical Mistake Epidemic: 5 of US Adults Misdiagnosed Each Year

By on April 17, 2014 in Natural News
Medical Mistake Epidemic: 5 of US Adults Misdiagnosed Each Year

At least 5 percent of American adults — 12 million people — are misdiagnosed in outpatient settings every year, and half of these errors could be harmful, a new study indicates. The findings, from an analysis of data from several published studies, should lead to greater efforts to monitor and reduce the number of misdiagnoses […]

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Glimmer of Hope Amid US Diabetes Epidemic

By on April 17, 2014 in Natural News
Glimmer of Hope Amid US Diabetes Epidemic

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.  Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The research also confirms earlier reports of […]

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer

By on April 16, 2014 in Natural News
Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer

Getting a good night’s sleep can do more than simply leaving you feeling alert and rested in the morning. New research has shown people who have obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to develop cancer. Moderate-to-severe OSA was associated with a 2.5-fold increase in cancer risk and a 3.5-fold rise in cancer death, according to […]

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Heavy Women At Greater Risk for Miscarriage, Say Researchers

By on April 16, 2014 in Natural News
Heavy Women At Greater Risk for Miscarriage, Say Researchers

Women who are overweight or obese when they get pregnant may be at increased risk for miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, researchers say. The danger is greatest for severely obese women, who appear to have about double or triple the risk of losing their baby, although that risk is still small, the study authors noted. […]

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Easter Lilies Can Kill Cats, FDA Warns

By on April 15, 2014 in Natural News
Easter Lilies Can Kill Cats, FDA Warns

Easter lilies are a pretty adornment for the Christian holiday, but can be deadly to house cats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.  These white flowers are toxic to felines who might nibble at the plants’ petals and leaves. Related flowers, such as tiger, Asiatic, day-, and Japanese Show lilies, are also poisonous to […]

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Nearly 10 Percent of US Adults Have Diabetes

By on April 15, 2014 in Natural News
Nearly 10 Percent of US Adults Have Diabetes

The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes was 5.5 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, that number had risen to 9.3 percent. That […]

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Zinc Shortens Colds: Study

By on April 14, 2014 in Natural News
Zinc Shortens Colds: Study

While there is still no cure for the common cold, there is one way to make sure the symptoms are over as quickly as possible. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers concluded that zinc supplements taken at the first signs of a cold could reduce the duration of symptoms […]

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Spring Cleaning Staves Off Allergy Symptoms: Experts

By on April 14, 2014 in Natural News
Spring Cleaning Staves Off Allergy Symptoms: Experts

For allergy sufferers, spring cleaning does more than make their home look nice — it can help prevent allergy symptoms. “Thoroughly cleaning your home can help eliminate allergens and keep new ones from easily entering,” Dr. James Sublett, president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said in a news release. “Allergy […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

By on April 13, 2014 in Natural News
5 Ways to Avoid Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

With spring’s arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening — and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says. “There aren’t any vaccines for tick-borne diseases like Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, so the only way to prevent infection is to not […]

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Top Trainer Reveals Simple Ways to Ease Back Pain

By on April 13, 2014 in Natural News
Top Trainer Reveals Simple Ways to Ease Back Pain

Even though back pain affects nearly 10 million Americans a year, there’s a lot you can do to avoid the problem, an expert says. It begins with healthy habits, including not smoking along with maintaining proper weight through good nutrition and exercise. Good posture, balance, strength and flexibility help increase core strength to support the […]

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