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MRDOs

German E. coli Found to be MDRO

New research has recently confirmed that the E. coli from the German outbreak had multiple-drug resistance. This is called a multi-drug resistant organism. The current conspiracy theory circulating that this means that the E. coli organism had to have been genetically modified by...

weight loss and vegetarianism

Vegetarian Diet More Nutritious

A new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has found that vegetarian weight loss programs provide a more nutritious way to lose weight. The study, characterized as providing proof that vegetarian diets are “nutrient-dense,” contradicts the notion that vegetarian...

Curly Hair and Hair Straighteners

Formaldehyde in Hair Straighteners

A recent study of leading “Brazilian-style” hair straighteners that included 45 manufacturers has found that many brands claiming little or no formaldehyde actually contain significant levels. The study, by the Environmental Working Group, included a review of 47 adverse event reports that have...

Surfing

Surfer Dies of Heart Disease at Age 32

A preliminary release of the autopsy and toxicology report for pro surfer Andy Irons indicates the 32-year old surfer died of severe coronary artery disease caused by atherosclerosis. Pathology consultant J.M. Di Maio, M.D. commented that Mr. Irons’ arteries were narrowed by as...

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Sunscreens Linked to Skin Allergies

Sunscreens might not be as healthy as advertised. Researchers from the Dermatology Department of France’s Angers Center University Hospital found that the common sunscreen ingredient, octocrylene, was linked to  atopic dermatitis – the medical term for skin allergies. The research, led by Dr....

Sleep Quality

Morning Exercise Improves Sleep

By Case Adams, Naturopath A new study presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine has found that early morning exercise increases sleep quality. The study, done by researchers from Appalachian State University and led by Scott Collier,...

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USDA Food Plate: Better than Pyramid

The new USDA plate, encouraged by Michelle Obama, has been applauded by many nutritionists and health experts as being easier to comprehend, and downright more practical. What does it mean? Let’s lay out the plate. Here are the basics, according to the USDA:...

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Wood: Newest Green Building Material?

Yesterday, the Obama Administration endorsed wood as the new green building material. Wood products, notably from responsibly forested hardwoods, has been recognized by Congress as an environmentally preferable building material, according to a press release issued by the American Hardwood Information Center. The...

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Hydrotherapy for Twins’ Catcher Mauer

Minnesota Twins Catcher, Joe Mauer, who was the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player, has been rehabilitating himself using one of the oldest forms of therapy – hydrotherapy. The catcher is dealing with a bilateral leg weakness, which has forced him to miss...

drinking water

Drugs in Our Drinking Water

Pharmaceutical medicines are increasingly clogging our waterways with chemicals. In 2007, researchers from Finland’s Abo Akademi University (Vieno et al.) released a study showing that pharmaceutical beta-blockers, antiepileptic drugs, lipid regulators, anti-inflammatory drugs and fluoroquinolone drugs were all found in river waters. The...