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vitamin study

Are Multivitamins Good or Bad for You?

By Case Adams, Naturopath Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine show a slight increase of mortality among women who took multivitamins, vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper supplements. Is this the whole story? Other recent research has found that multivitamin...

Chinese Herbs and Swine Flu

Chinese Herbs Treat H1N1 Swine Flu

A study of 410 young adults has found that a Chinese herbal combination called maxingshigan-yinqiaosan treats H1N1 virus infections more successfully than the conventional drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu). The study, published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine and conducted at the Capital...

GM Foods

Petitions Launched to Label GM Foods

Several organizations have banded together on two fronts to file petitions requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods. The Center for Food Safety announced today that they have, together with several environmental, farming and health organizations, filed a legal petition with the U.S. Food...

Listeria

Cantaloupes and Listeria: On the Peel

While most of the news relating to the listeria (listeriosis) outbreak have insinuated that the cantaloupe contents contain listeria, this is not the case. The bacteria that causes listeria, Listeria monocytogenes, has been found on the outside peels of the Rocky Ford brand...

sleep and teen suicide

Sleep Problems Cause Teen Suicides

Medical researchers have found that teens who are sleep-deprived or sleep too much have more than a five times greater risk of suicide than teens with healthier sleep. The research, reported in August’s Journal of Sleep Medicine, investigated suicidal thoughts, planned suicides, attempted...

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Linked to Diet and Exercise

Research from Japan’s Kyushu University Medical School has found that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are associated with type 2 diabetes. Because type 2 diabetes has also been linked to poor nutrition and lack of exercise, dementia and Alzheimer’s can now be linked directly...

ADHD and children

ADHD Associated with Western Diet

Research from the University of Western Australia has found that ADHD in children is linked to diet, and more specifically, to the Western diet – a diet known for being rich in meats, fried foods, processed foods and sweets. The study reviewed the...

NSAIDs

NSAIDs Cause Miscarriage

A new study from University of Montreal researchers has found that women who used non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during their pregnancy had almost two and a half times more incidence of miscarriage than women who did not use NSAIDs during pregnancy. The...

ADHD

Minerals Found to Help ADHD Children

Recent research has connected attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children to mineral deficiencies, including zinc and iron. In one study, researchers from Ohio State University and the Nisonger Center found that 30 milligrams of supplemented zinc per day lowers the need for ADHD...

Plant sterols

Sterols, Nuts, Soy and Fiber Lower LDL-C

Researchers from Canada’s University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital have found that people who ate diets rich in plant-based foods known for lowering LDL-cholesterol, including plant sterols, soy foods, nuts and plant-based fibers showed reductions in LDL-cholesterol by 13% after six months....