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Huge-Selling Diabetes Drug Kills Needlessly; Pharma Cover Up

nytimes.com | February 20, 10 at 07:20 AM

Read More: avandia, diabetes, heart failer, medicine, Rosiglitazone

Huge-Selling Diabetes Drug Kills Needlessly; Pharma Cover Up

Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend the drug be removed from the market. The reports, obtained by The New York Times,...

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Vegan Diet Put His Cancer into Remission

February 18, 10 at 08:17 AM

Read More: cancer, cure, lymphoma, vegan

Vegan Diet Put His Cancer into Remission

For Chris Brown, changing her family's diet was not an option. After her husband was diagnosed 18 years ago with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes, the couple needed to do something to regain control. They chose to...

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Eat Less Meat, Dairy to Protect Brain

cnn.com | Elizabeth Landau | February 18, 10 at 08:10 AM

Read More: Alzheimer's disease, dairy, dimentia, mediterranean diet, protein

Eat Less Meat, Dairy to Protect Brain

We've said it all along, and the research supports it. Want to avoid dementia? Then avoid meat and dairy. It's so mainstream, it's on the front of CNN.com. Here's an excerpt: Eating a diet rich in healthy fats andlimiting dairy...

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Health experts urge Americans to hold the salt

sfgate.com | Erin Allday | February 15, 10 at 12:45 PM

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Health experts urge Americans to hold the salt

Before surging obesity rates made villains of trans fats and sugars, salt was the big nutritional bad guy in the American diet, linked to hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Then waistlines expanded and expanded some more, and the focus shifted....

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'Third-hand smoke' can kill, too

bbc.co.uk | February 13, 10 at 10:22 AM

Read More: children, cigarettes, health, smoke

'Third-hand smoke' can kill, too

Lingering residue from tobacco smoke which clings to upholstery, clothing and the skin releases cancer-causing agents, work in PNAS journal shows. Berkeley scientists in the US ran lab tests and found "substantial levels" of toxins on smoke-exposed material. They say...

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Sodas Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

webmd.com | Kathleen Doheny | February 8, 10 at 06:20 PM

Read More: pancreatic cancer, soda

Sodas Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Study Says 2 Sodas Per Week Raises Pancreatic Cancer Risk; Beverage Industry Says (surprise suprise) Study Is Flawed Drinking as little as two soft drinks a week appears to nearly double the risk of getting pancreatic cancer, according to a...

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A Federal Effort to Push Junk Food Out of Schools

nytimes.com | GARDINER HARRIS | February 8, 10 at 07:53 AM

Read More: childhood obesity, junk food, legislation, schools

A Federal Effort to Push Junk Food Out of Schools

The Obama administration will begin a drive this week to expel Pepsi, French fries and Snickers bars from the nation's schools in hopes of reducing the number of children who get fat during their school years. In legislation, soon to...

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Five Major Poisons Inherently Found in Animal Foods

drmcdougall.com | John McDougall MD | February 1, 10 at 12:27 PM

Read More: animal food, dairy, eggs, john mcdougall, meat, poison

Five Major Poisons Inherently Found in Animal Foods

Protein, fat, cholesterol, methionine (a sulfur-containing amino acid), and dietary acids, which are all superabundant in animal foods, are poisoning nearly everyone following the standard Western diet. Most people cannot fathom this, because it takes four or more decades of...

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Fed up with fat and saying something about it

LATIMES.COM | Marni Jameson | February 1, 10 at 09:42 AM

Fed up with fat and saying something about it

As obesity rates rise alongside healthcare costs, slimmer people are saying enough already.   Slim society's tolerance is wearing thin. As more people over the last decade have tipped the scales toward obesity, normal weight folks have signed up for...

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Want to end urinary tract infections? Avoid chicken

pcrm.org | January 26, 10 at 08:04 AM

Read More: chicken, chicken foodborne illness, Escherichia coli. e. coli, Urinary tract infection

Want to end urinary tract infections? Avoid chicken

E. Coli from Chicken Causes Urinary Tract InfectionsBacteria from chicken products may be a major cause of urinary tract infections, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers examined urine samples from women...

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Low Vitamin D Linked to Colon Cancer

abcnews.com | MICHAEL SMITH | January 24, 10 at 11:33 AM

Read More: cancer, colon cancer, vitamin d

Low Vitamin D Linked to Colon Cancer

Low levels of circulating vitamin D are associated with a greater risk of colorectal cancer, European researchers say. A case-control study found that people in the top fifth of vitamin D levels had 40 percent lower risk for colorectal cancer...

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Animal Protein Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

January 22, 10 at 12:27 PM

Read More: animal protein, diabetes, diet

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Diabetes risk increases with higher intake of total protein and animal protein, according to a new study in this month's issue of Diabetes Care. Researchers analyzed the diets of 38,094 Dutch participants from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and...

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Can You Be Fat & Fit? Nope

nytimes.com | GRETCHEN REYNOLDS | January 21, 10 at 01:06 PM

Read More: fat and fit, myths, obesity

Can You Be Fat & Fit? Nope

The idea that people can be overweight and yet still quite healthy began gaining scientific and popular credence some years ago, fueled by the publication of a number of studies showing that men and women who were a few pounds...

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Huge Benefits Seen From Eating Less Salt

nytimes.com | PAM BELLUCK | January 21, 10 at 12:59 PM

Read More: heart attack, salt

Huge Benefits Seen From Eating Less Salt

In a report that may bolster public policy efforts to get Americans to reduce the amount of salt in their diets, scientists writing in The New England Journal of Medicine conclude that lowering the amount of salt people eat by...

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The Top 21st Century Plant-Based Nutrition Guides

Janice Stanger, Ph.D. | January 20, 10 at 04:00 PM

Read More: books, diet

The Top 21st Century Plant-Based Nutrition Guides

Author and researcher Janice Stanger provides her list of 34 OF THE TOP 21ST CENTURY PLANT-BASED NUTRITION GUIDES   2000The McDougall Program for Women (paperback edition), John McDougall, M.D. and Mary McDougallBecoming Vegan, Brenda Davis, R.D. and Vesanto Melina, M.S.,...

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Ten Reasons Whole Foods Will Win the Next Decade of Healthy Eating

Janice Stanger, Ph.D. | January 20, 10 at 03:55 PM

Read More: books, diet, janice stanger

Ten Reasons Whole Foods Will Win the Next Decade of Healthy Eating

The top nutrition breakthrough of the last decade was the demonstration that whole, unprocessed plant foods are the healthiest diet. Pioneering researchers and passionate consumers published at least 34 books between 2000 and 2009 proving the nutritional advantages of a...

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Meat & Dairy Cause Cancer (VIDEO)

January 19, 10 at 05:53 PM

Read More: animal protein, cancer, t. colin campbell, vegan

Meat & Dairy Cause Cancer (VIDEO)

This is Professor T. Colin Campbell PhD's FULL presentation at the 2003 VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo. In the 45 minute talk, Professor Campbell discusses the powerful evidence demonstrating that animal protein is one of the most carcinogenic substances people are...

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Obesity treatment for kids works, panel says

msnbc.com | January 19, 10 at 07:46 AM

Read More: children, Diabetes mellitus, obesity, Pediatrics, Weight loss

Obesity treatment for kids works, panel says

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Plastic Cups May Be Bad for Your Heart -- BPA

January 19, 10 at 07:13 AM

Read More: bpa, Coronary disease, Diabetes mellitus, heart disease

Plastic Cups May Be Bad for Your Heart -- BPA

Debate about BPA, a common chemical in some plastic food and drink containers, is heating up after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will fund $30 million worth of research on the substance given its possible...

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Swine flu 'a false pandemic' to sell vaccines, expert says

dailytelegraph.com.au | Chris Pollard | January 12, 10 at 05:44 AM

Swine flu 'a false pandemic' to sell vaccines, expert says

THE swine flu scare was a "false pandemic" led by drugs companies that stood to make billions from vaccines, a leading health expert said. Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claimed major firms organized a "campaign...

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