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Healthy Recipes: Fabulous Flaxseed and Blueberry Pancakes

From the American Institute for Cancer Research Smart foods help you start the day right. This week’s recipe is a great example because it combines

Healthy Recipes: Smoky Kale Soup

Enjoy Safe Smoke By Dana Jacobi for the American Institute for Cancer Research Why do we love to grill? Because everybody enjoys the aromatic, slightly acrid ...
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WHO Experts Say H1N1 Pandemic Flu Vaccine Safe

Geneva - 30 October 2009 --  The World Health Organization says people do not have to worry about the safety of H1N1 Pandemic Flu vaccines. ...
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Obama lifts HIV ban

President Obama on Friday announced that the ban that prohibits foreigners who have tested positive for HIV virus that causes AIDS from entering the United ...
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New domain names will be online soon

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers board, the U.S. government appointed guardian of the Internet, announced at a meeting in Seoul on Oct ...
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Friendly Bacteria Blunt Anti-Nutrient Action

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 31 2009 The “good” bacteria strain Bifidobacterium may reduce levels ...
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More 'Safe' Water Bottles that are Actually Dangerous

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 31 2009 Not long ago, SIGG announced that ...
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Common Links in Swine Flu Deaths...

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 31 2009 A recent study by the Centers for ...
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Vitamin D deficiency key contributor to end-stage renal disease

New research found nearly 60 percent of the elevated risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)in African-Americans were associated with low levels of vitamin D. "Our study ...
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This is your brain on fatty acids (Press Release)

Contact: Maryalice Yakutchikmyakutc1@jhmi.edu443-287-2251Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions This is your brain on fatty acidsScientists discover lipid may be vital to learningSaturated fats have a deservedly bad reputation, ...
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Key Flu Indicators 10-30-2009

Sign up for the CDC H1N1 Flu Mobile Texting Pilot In case you missed it, it’s not too late to sign up! Become a part ...
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2009-2010 Influenza Season Week 42 ending October 24, 2009

All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. Synopsis: During week 42 (October 18-24, 2009), influenza activity increased in the U.S. 8,268 (42.1%) specimens ...
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ING Group: Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do

By Rachel Stockton In today’s business climate, the only thing that’s certain is that nothing’s certain; and as ING Group and other global banking institutions ...
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Job Loss: The Emotional Toll On Health and Relationships

By Rachel Stockton Job loss happens, unfortunately, and during economic downturns like the one we’re currently in the midst of, they have far ...
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Halloween Health and Safety Tips

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, ...
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What is the history of Halloween?

The observance of Halloween (All Hallow's Eve) on October 31 has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts, devils and hobgoblins. The holiday dates ...
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Vegetables Protect Unborn Babies From Developing Diabetes

Friday Oct 30, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- New evidence is emerging on how important it is for pregnant women to eat good, nutritious food. Expectant mothers ...
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Should I take the Plunge and Start My Own Business?

By Rachel StocktonKaren Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration, told CNN that now is a great time for those who have been pondering ...
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ARS Releases First Hard Winter Wheat Varieties for Eastern U.S. Production

______________________________ ARS News Service Agricultural Research Service, USDA Stephanie Yao, (301) 504-1619, stephanie.yao@ars.usda.gov October 29, 2009 --View this report online, plus photos and related stories, at ...
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Salt Institute cites new research in call to abandon government guidelines on salt consumption (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contact: Dick Hanneman    Phone:  703-549-4648 October 29, 2009                                                                                        dick@saltinstitute.org                                                                                                                Salt Institute cites new research in call to abandon government guidelines ...
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What cosmetics are also drugs?

Cosmetics are products you apply to your body to clean it, make it more attractive or change the way it looks. Cosmetic products include items such ...
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High Fat Diet raises Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Thursday Oct 29, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- A high fat diet may increase one’s risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published ...
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Amnesia: Types, Causes, and Symptoms

By Rachel Stockton The young teenager with apparent amnesia found wondering around in New York’s Times Square was identified as Kacie Peterson of ...
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Curry Compound Kills Esophageal Cancer Cells

Thursday Oct 29, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) --  A particular curry compound is found to be able to kill esophageal cancer cells in the laboratory, suggesting ...
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Ivanka Trump weds Jared Kushner

By Rachel Stockton Ivanka Trump and fiancé Jared Kushner exchanged nuptials at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.  Ivanka’s ...
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10 Ways to Address Your Root Causes of Infertility -- Naturally

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 29 2009 By Iva Keene Infertility is an alarming ...
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How Much Sunshine Does it Take to Make Enough Vitamin D?

How Much Sunshine Does it Take to Make EnoughVitamin D? Perhaps More Than You Think! Posted by: ...
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How Do Exchange Rates Work?

By Rachel StocktonAs most of us expected, the world-wide economic crisis not only has far reaching implications, it's also difficult to quantify, in terms of ...
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Toxins in Halloween costumes scarier than ghosts

Parents should be aware that some children's face paints intended for Halloween contain toxic heavy metals and other chemicals, according to the Campaign for Safe ...
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Plagued with H1N1? Forget the Flu Vaccine, Try Vitamin C*

Editor's note: New York Times reported just minutes ago that President Barack Obama's daughters, Malia, 11 and Sasha, 8 have just been vaccinated against H1N1 or ...
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Where can I learn about the Great Depression?

The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn that started in 1929 and ended around 1939. It was the largest economic depression in modern history, and is ...
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Why antidepressants don't work for so many (Press Release)

Contact: Marla Paul Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu 312-503-8928 Northwestern University Why antidepressants don't work for so many Northwestern research finds drugs aim at wrong target CHICAGO --- More than half the ...
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Healthy Recipes: Sweet and Salty Crunchy Mix

A Healthy Crunch The cold and flu season is upon us and boosting the immune system with good foods is a great way to stay ...
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Tax Time: Tips for 2009

By Rachel Stockton As 2009 winds to a close, it’s time to start thinking about income tax returns.  Every year there are tax changes ...
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Was “Cash For Clunkers” Successful?

By Rachel Stockton Cash for Clunkers was, undoubtedly, an ingenious way to infuse cash not only into the crippled auto industry, but into the ...
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Antipsychotic Drug Use Linked to Immediate Weight

By Rachel Stockton A new study being published in the next Journal of the American Medical Association is reporting on research done on ...
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What You Didn't Know About Fiji Water

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 27 2009 Fiji's military junta has been declared unconstitutional ...
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The New "Twilight Zone" -- Obama Declares Swine Flu Emergency

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 27 2009 Dr. Mercola Interviews Barbara Loe ...
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Is There a Way to Quit Drinking Without Quitting Drinking?

One Woman's Story  The doctors had met and the news wasn't good. I would never drink again. Something about lost wallets and contact lenses, ...
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Setting Our Clocks Back: Some Surprising Health Effects

By Rachel Stockton At first glance, the effect of changing our clocks back and forth, from Daylight Saving Time and then back to Standard ...
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WHO will admit cell phones raise brain cancer risk*

The World Health Organization will soon announce that long-term use of cell phones may be linked to elevated risk of some types of brain cancers, ...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber diagnosed with prostate cancer*

Famous English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, 61, was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, the media reported on Oct 25. Lloyd Webber started composing at ...
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Vitamin D supplements taken in early life prevent type 1 diabetes*

A new study published in the Nov 3, 2009 issue of the journal Lancet suggests that vitamin D deficiency raises risk of type 1 diabetes, ...
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Improving Health with Lifestyle Changes

By Rachel Stockton One question that gets overlooked during the debate over health care reform is simply this, “How can I maintain a healthy ...
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Suboptimal vitamin D found in millions of US children*

Monday Oct 26, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Millions of children in the United States aged 1 to 11 may suffer suboptimal levels of vitamin D, a ...
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Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov 1

Daylight Saving Time is used to take advantage of more daylight or intended for saving daylight.Daylight Saving Time (please note it is not Daylight Savings ...
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Foods That Fight Cancer

Foods That Fight Cancer?No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But scientists believe that the combination of foods in ...
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Healthy Recipes: Mushroom Goulash

Everyone Dig In, It’s Dinner! By Dana Jacobi for the American Institute for Cancer Research Recently, I met a mom coping with an interesting role-reversal in ...
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Healthy Recipes: Lemon Broiled Tempeh

from the American Institute for Cancer Research Expand your menu options by incorporating unusual ingredients with traditional items to create powerhouse nutritional dishes that provide exciting ...
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Diabetes drug may also help weight loss*

A new study published online Thursday in the Lancet suggests a diabetes drug may be used as a treatment for weight loss. Liraglutide, the diabetes ...
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Vitamin D prevents breast cancer - study

Editor's note: October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this month, we'd encourage women to learn something that they can use to prevent the ...
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Blood Donation: The Gift of Life

By Rachel Stockton Howard Drew is 77 years old, and a retired military commander who hasn't been sick in 12 years. But that's not the most ...
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The Elderly with Vitamin D Deficiency Die Earlier*

Saturday Oct 24, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Two recent studies suggest that vitamin D deficiency can be a cause for increased risk of early deaths in ...
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FDA concerned about Smart Choices*

Saturday Oct 24, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) –Smart Choices and other front-of-label nutrition symbols or icons have drawn quite some attention from the media after the Food ...
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Obama Declares Swine Flu 'National Emergency'

By VOA News24 October 2009    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation declaring the H1N1 swine flu virus a national emergency.A White House statement ...
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What is broadband Internet service?

When it comes to the Internet, "broadband" commonly refers to high-speed access. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines broadband service as data transmission speeds exceeding ...
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What OTC Drug May Have Killed More People in 1918 Flu Pandemic than Flu Itself?

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 24 2009  Historic evidence points to too much aspirin ...
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Daily Candy in Childhood Linked to Violence in Adulthood

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 24 2009 Children who eat sweets and chocolate every ...
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CBS Reveals that Swine Flu Cases Seriously Overestimated

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 24 2009  Dr. Mercola Interviews Barbara Loe Fisher, ...
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Latest diabetes figures paint grim global picture (press release)

Montreal, Canada 19 October 2009 International Diabetes Federation says epidemic out of controlThe International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released new data today showing that a staggering 285 million ...
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Common Ingredients in U.S. Licensed Vaccines

By FDA October 23, 2009 The vast majority of the over one billion doses of vaccines manufactured worldwide each year are given to healthy babies, children and ...
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FDA approves Peramivir for 2009 H1N1 flu

For Immediate Release: Oct. 23, 2009 Media Inquires: Patricia El-Hinnawy, 301-796-4763; patricia.el-hinnawy@fda.hhs.govConsumer Inquiries: 888- INFO-FDA FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Intravenous Antiviral Peramivir for 2009 H1N1 Influenza ...
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Low-dose radiation can cause heart disease and stroke too

A new study by researchers at Imperial College London suggests that exposure to low-dose radiation may raise risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks ...
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FDA: The Word is Out on Unapproved H1N1 Products

Search Consumer Updates The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing consumers of—and protecting ...
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2009-2010 Influenza Season Week 41 ending October 17, 2009

All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. Synopsis: During week 41 (October 11-17, 2009), influenza activity increased in the U.S. 4,855 (37.5%) specimens ...
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Comment: What can pregnant women do to prevent h1n1?

The official death toll from h1n1 flu and its complications among pregnant women as of Oct 10 is at least 28, Washington Post reported citing ...
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Mammogram screening does not cut risk of breast cancer death

Friday Oct 23, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- The American Cancer Society would be proud to tell you that the survival rate of patients with breast cancer ...
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Swine Flu Vaccine: Parents Still Unsure of Its Safety

By Rachel Stockton Although Americans’ anxiety over the swine flu is increasing, a recent poll taken by the Washington Post-ABC News regarding ...
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"Big Brother" winner Adam Jasinski arrested and charged

Adam Jasinski's hearing on drug charges, originally scheduled for today, was postponed to Oct. 30, the Associated Press reported.Mr. Jasinski, the Big Brother ninth-season winner, ...
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Healthy Recipes: Tropical Coconut and Lime Turkey Soup

Tropical Coconut and Lime Turkey Soup from the American Institute for Cancer Research Creativity characterizes this week’s recipe because it takes the turkey out of the country ...
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Healthy Recipes: Rice-Crust Pizza

Rice Meets Pizza By Dana Jacobi for the American Institute for Cancer Research Mostly I write about food to celebrate its pleasures and to share ...
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What is vampire energy?

The Energysavers.gov website provides tips for saving energy and money at home, at work and on the road. This site provides the latest information on energy-saving ...
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E-mail from Vice President Joe Biden

Friend -- We've got a fight on our hands. Powerful insurance companies are pulling out all the stops to defeat the President's plan for health ...
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2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus --- Kenya, June--July 2009

October 23, 2009 / 58(41);1143-1146 Introduction and Transmission of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus --- Kenya, June--July 2009 In April 2009, in ...
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Chef Curtis Stone offers game day recipes for football fans to enjoy (Press release)

For Immediate Release                                                                 CONTACT: Haley Hackendale GolinHarris 213-438-8763 hhackendale@golinharris.com   CHEF CURTIS STONE OFFERS GAME DAY RECIPES FOR FOOTBALL FANS TO ENJOY Hass Avocados Serve As the Perfect Ingredient ...
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When Hamburgers Cause Sickness, Paralysis, and Death

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 22 2009 An investigative piece in the New York ...
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Study Shows Pregnancy Weight Hard for Obese Women to Lose

By Rachel Stockton Ask any pregnant woman some of the issues that make her feel stressed and she’ll likely tell you that she fears that she ...
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Swine flu cases in England rise dramatically

By Eileen McGaurinNew cases of the swine flu in England spiked to a 96 percent increase from the week before, with children ages 5 to ...
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New Study Demonstrates Significant Harm From Just ONE Mercury-Containing Vaccine

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 22 2009 A new study found that primates that ...
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FDA: Cat foods being recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct 20 published a statement to alert pet owners to a voluntary recall of cat foods manufactured by ...
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Where can lead be found around the home?

Every year, doctors inform parents that their children have been poisoned by dangerous lead-based paint. Public health officials report an alarming increase in the number ...
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ALERT: Special Swine Flu Update

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 21 2009 Interview with Barb Loe Fisher, ...
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SOME young people at high risk of H1N1 flu

Top officials at The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a conference today that the 2009 novel H1N1 virus hits young people ...
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School lunches to offer fresher, healthier choices

By Eileen McGaurinAnswering the call of concerned parents nationwide, school meals are slated for a health overall to include more fresh foods and less sodium ...
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Plum Organics issues voluntary recall on baby food product

By Sheilah Downey California-based baby food company Plum Organics issued a voluntary recall today of one of its products due to a threat of botulism, ...
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University of Toronto-Vitamin D Seminar (press release)

Dear Friends of Vitamin D:   If you are able to go to this Vitamin D seminar, I strongly recommend you do so, but sign up quickly. This ...
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Healthy Recipes: Winter Butternut Squash and Sweet Pepper Soup

Fall Comfort Food Usher in the cooler weather and shorter days with this velvety butternut squash and orange bell pepper soup. Enjoy this comforting soup ...
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Serious Vaccine Reactions to Now Be Called 'Coincidence'?

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 20 2009 Every day Americans wake up to news ...
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H1N1 found in Minnesota pigs

Monday Oct 19, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- The U.S. government said on Monday at least one pig from Minnesota has tested positive for the h1N1 virus. This ...
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New Study Negates Autism/Mercury Link

By Rachel Howell Stockton The question concerning whether or not children who receive vaccinations are more likely to have autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may ...
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FDA Okays new treatment for advanced kidney cancer

Monday Oct 19, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved Votrioent or pazopanib, made by GlaxoSmithKline for ...
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Vitamin D may help reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Monday Oct 19, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study published in the Sept 200 9 issue of British Journal of Nutrition suggests that taking vitamin ...
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Meatpackers Agree on Amazon Deforestation Moratorium

By Steve Baragona Washington, DC19 October 2009 In a move expected to slow the rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil's three largest meat processors ...
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Vilsack Earns Boos for Pushing GM Food

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 19 2009   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack started out getting lots of appreciative applause and head nods from the packed hall at ...
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Agribusiness Tries to Block Michael Pollan Speeches

Even if agribusiness could shut Michael Pollan up, the outspoken author of Omnivore's Dilemma and a journalism professor at University of California, Berkeley, it still ...
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Announcement: Avery and Zazzle Contest: Recipe Binder Design-Off

Hello Ben,  Avery and Zazzle have teamed up to challenge consumers to put on their aprons, gather up favorite recipes and enter the first ever Recipe ...
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Food Safety Enhancement Act - Update

The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 HR 2749 has passed the House, while the Senate version (S 510), which is similar to the House ...
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Study challenges public policy-dictated sodium intake goal (Press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contact: Dick Hanneman    Phone:  703-549-4648October 19, 2009                                 dick@saltinstitute.org                                                                                                               New study challenges whether public policy-dictated sodium intake goal is achievable Alexandria, VA -  A ...
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Heart attack kills nearly half million Americans each year

Jay Johnson, former U.S. Rep and a longtime Green Bay TV news anchor, died Saturday Oct 17 at his suburban Washington DC home apparently of ...
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HPV vaccine approved for boys and men

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- The Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine called Gardasil, which was initially developed to help prevent women from ...
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Fish Kills Linked to Water Pollutants

By Zulima Palacio Washington 19 October 2009   Since 2002 thousands of fish in the United States have died and continue to die in many rivers, ...
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2009 H1N1 flu vaccine: what you need to know

What is 2009 H1N1 flu? The 2009 H1N1 flu, previously called swine flu, is caused by a new strain of flu virus. Fearing the name "swine" ...
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Cargill Meat Solutions recalls beef tongues*

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, based out of Milwaukee, Wisc., is recalling approximately 5,522 pounds of beef tongues because of ...
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FDA warns about buying H1N1 drugs via the Internet

By Sheilah Downey Sunday Oct 18, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Swine flu medications sold online can contain unknown substances and include risks such as contamination and ...
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Higher folates, not antioxidants, can reduce hearing loss risk in men*

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- High intake of folates or folic acid can help reduce hearing loss by 20 percent, according to new a ...
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Well-done meat linked to high risk of pancreatic cancer*

Sunday Oct 18, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Charred, grilled or burned meat may increase the risk o pancreatic cancer, acording to a study presented in April ...
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WHO urges prompt antiviral treatment for suspected H1N1 flu*

Saturday Oct 17, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- The World Health Organization warned doctors of a wave of possibly severe swine flu complications, including life-threatening viral pneumonia, ...
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Virginia player wins $200 million lottery jackpot

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> By David Liu - davidl at foodconsumer dot org Saturdat Oct 17, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- ...
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Young boy overdosed with cancer-causing CT scan*

Saturday Oct 17, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- The New York Times on Oct 15 reported a two-and-half-year old boy in California was subjected to a brain ...
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Healthy Recipes: Rice Meets Pizza

By Dana Jacobi for the American Institute for Cancer Research Mostly I write about food to celebrate its pleasures and to share recipes. This week ...
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Healthy Recipes: Tropical Coconut and Lime Turkey Soup

from the American Institute for Cancer Research Creativity characterizes this week’s recipe because it takes the turkey out of the country and transports it to a ...
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CDC H1N1 Flu Website Situation Update, October 17, 2009

Vaccine Supply Status Nationwide distribution of the H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccine is underway to all states. Approximately 6 million doses have been shipped throughout the United ...
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Washington Health Department Suspends Mercury Restrictions for Swine Flu Vaccine

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 17 2009 In preparation for swine-flu vaccinations next month, ...
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Everything You HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 17 2009  Everything You HAVE TO KNOW about ...
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Simple Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure -- Just Avoid THIS…

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 17 2009 A diet high in fructose, a form ...
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Tylenol may raise infection risk in babies after vaccination

By Rachel Stockton - rachels at foodconsumer dot orgSaturday Oct 17, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Tylenol and generic painkillers containing acetaminophen got another hit this week ...
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What are some resources for employers on workplace substance abuse?

Substance abuse refers to the overindulgence in and dependence on a substance, legal or illegal, leading to effects that are detrimental to the individual's physical ...
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H1N1 flu update: 2009-2010 Influenza Season Week 40 ending October 10, 2009

All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. Synopsis: During week 40 (October 4-10, 2009), influenza activity increased in the U.S. 4,093 (29.4%) specimens ...
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Was Drug Advertising Really Better Before Direct-to-Consumer?

  The photo looks like John Travolta or Divine playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray.  Under the bangs of a Dynel doll wig a "floozy" with ...
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Vitamin D can save half million babies each year: study*

Friday Oct 16, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Results of a new trial presented at an international research conference in Bruges suggest that vitamin D supplementation can ...
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Early H1N1 infection may prevent worse strain*

Tursday Oct 15, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study in the November print edition of the Journal, published by the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Where can I get help for a victim of domestic violence?

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please call the national hotline at ...
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Think twice before buying swine flu drugs via the Internet: FDA

By Sheilah Downey If you're looking for a way to beat the H1N1 "swine" flu virus, the Food and Drug Administration says it's not a ...
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People Who Get a Seasonal Flu Shot Are Twice as Likely to Catch Swine Flu

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 15 2009 | ...
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Fructose Tied to Higher Blood Pressure

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 17 2009 A diet high in fructose, a form ...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What you need to know

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome DefinitionA great deal of debate has surrounded the issue of how best to define CFS. In an effort to resolve these issues, ...
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Getting infected with flu may be a blessing (Press release)

Contact: Patricia Baileypjbailey@ucdavis.edu 530-752-9843University of California - Davis Earlier flu viruses provided some immunity to current H1N1 influenza, study shows University of California, Davis, researchers studying the ...
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Cell phones raise brain cancer risk*

Cell phone users are at higher risk of developing brain cancer, a new meta-analysis study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests.The analysis actually ...
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Nutrition Notes: A Healthy Deskfast

NUTRITION NOTES October 12, 2009     Contact: Alice Bender, (202) 328-7744 A Healthy Deskfast Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research       A new word ...
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Nutrition-wise: Celery, pizza, and crab cakes

by Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: Is it true that celery is high in sodium and should be ...
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Healthy Recipes: Picking the Right Apple

By Dana Jacobi for the American Institute for Cancer Research The best-tasting apples are locally grown and picked ripe, usually between August and December, ...
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Healthy Recipes: Spiced Chicken with Apples

from the American Institute for Cancer Research Dress up chicken with a recipe that combines U.S. grown apples with curry, a traditional Indian/Asian spice mixture. Curry ...
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US Consumers Given False Sense of Security About Food Safety

You may have heard the FDA and food industry claims that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe, properly tested, and necessary to feed a hungry ...
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How to Use Proxy to Change Your Country and Bypass Internet Restrictions

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 13 2009 A large number of web services are ...
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Children Exposed to Dogfighting at Chicago Day Care Center

Chicago, IL    Fans on their way to the Eagles/Buccaneers game on Sunday were not happy to see Michael Vick protestors with "Power to the ...
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Healthy Recipes:Fresh Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Photo courtesy of Chilean Fresh Fruit Association; Wake up traditional cranberry relish  with fresh blueberry boostSonoma, CA, October 14, 2009-- Treat your family to a ...
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Anti-GMO organization needs your help

Spilling the Beans | October 14, 2009 Happy Halloween! This spirited donor will match all donations processed by October 31st! During my conference address on Monday, I ...
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Giving birth early cuts breast cancer risk

Tuesday Oct 13, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) – A new study confirmed what has been found earlier: women who have not given birth or given birth at ...
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FDA Admits to Massive Conflict of Interest

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 13 2009  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration admitted ...
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How can I protect my computer from online threats?

Accessing the Internet through a broadband or high-speed connection at home can enhance the online experience. However, the speed at which information can be transferred to ...
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The Dr. Oz Bait for Vaccines: Why Did He Do It?

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 13 2009  Dr. Mehmet Oz, talk show ...
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Vitamin D Doubles Colon Cancer Survival Rates

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 13 2009 Higher blood levels of vitamin D may ...
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Artificial Sweeteners -- More Dangerous than You Ever Imagined

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 13 2009 By Dr. Mercola If you still believe ...
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Most Vegetables and Fruits Have 'Unacceptable' Levels of Pesticides

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 13 2009 According to the European Pesticide Residues Committee, ...
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Healthy people not immune from H1N1 swine flu

By David Liu davidl at foodconsumer dot org and edited by Sheilah Downey sheilahd at foodconsumer dot org Tuesday oct 13, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Healthy people ...
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VA Extends Agent Orange Benefits to Vets

By Sheilah Downey Military estimates say that more than 2.6 million soldiers were exposed to the toxic effects of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War ...
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Premium Changes in Medicare Part B and D

By Rachel Howell Stockton There is keen interest on the part of retirees when it comes to any changes in Medicare wrought by ...
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Good Neighborhoods Provide Support of Health Seekers

By Rachel Howell StocktonThe journal Archives of Internal Medicine is reporting on a study comparing environment and susceptibility to Type 2 diabetes. Researchers analyzed data ...
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Conde Nast Closes Iconic Gourmet Magazine

By  Rachel Howell StocktonAs expected, the downturn in the economy has had a ripple effect throughout; when one industry hurts, it affects other industries related ...
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Healthy Recipes:Buffalo Chicken Salad

Wings Change-up The fall sports season is here in full force and with it comes greasy hot wings and a range of fried foods. Try ...
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Hormone therapy raises breast cancer risk with a sign

David Liu - davidl at foodconsumer dot org Monday Oct 12, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Women receiving hormone replacement therapy should pay attention to breast tenderness as ...
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Some H1N1 Strains Showing Tamiflu Resistance

By Rachel Howell Stockton  - rachels at foodconsumer dot orgThe problem with effective antibiotics and antiviral medications is that bacteria and viruses, over time, can ...
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Vegan moms need to take Vitamin B12 supplements, study suggests

Sunday Oct 11, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new case report suggests that vegan mothers who breastfeed their babies should take some vitamin B12 supplements. The ...
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Relenza use cautions by GlaxoSmithKline and FDA

By Eileen McGaurinThe death of a pregnant women who received improper dosage of the antiviral drug Relenza has prompted the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline to issue ...
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Swine flu deaths: What you need to know

Swine flu deaths: What you need to knowRisk of swine flu deaths may be the ultimate concern for most people during this H1N1 flu pandemic. ...
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Virus linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

By Rachel Stockton Patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been vindicated:  a new study shows that the majority of those suffering ...
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Massachusetts School To Implement Breathalyzer Analysis

By Rachel Stockton Rather than an afternoon in detention, students suspected of drinking in a Massachusetts school district may be subjected to a ...
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Massive Numbers of Flu Cases Make Specific Diagnoses Impossible

By Rachel Howell Stockton Margaret C. went to her physician with chills, fever, aches and pains last week.  Her doctor informed her that she ...
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Children's deaths increase from H1N1 virus, protection is critical: CDC

By Sheilah Downey With seven months still left in the flu season, and the H1N1 virus causing 76 deaths in children already, the Centers for ...
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Gardasil for Boys Deemed Fiscally Imprudent

By Rachel Howell Stockton For the last several weeks the FDA has been pondering whether or not giving boys the Gardasil vaccine would ...
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Low vitamin intake linked to high risk of asthma

By David Liu davidl at foodconsumer dot org Low vitamin intake may raise the risk and severity of asthma, NaturalNews.com reported citing a new study by ...
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Air pollution may trigger appendicitis

  By David Liu davidl at foodconsumer dot org Air pollution may trigger appendicitis in adults, a new study in Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests. Researchers at the ...
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Police Soon Authorized to Vaccinate Massachusetts

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 09 2009   Massachusetts is moving swiftly towards ...
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Obesity: America’s New Health Obsession

By Rachel Stockton “Barbara”, a forty-something art history instructor at a large university, says that her doctor is “diplomatic” and doesn’t tell her ...
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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lowered Risk of Depression

By Rachel Howell Stockton Various statistics of late have shown that most Americans are concerned about the economy enough to lose sleep over ...
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Once again study suggests high vitamin D cuts breast cancer risk

A new study published in the Oct 2009 issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention suggests that high levels of vitamin D in the blood ...
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Letter from President Barack Obama regarding his Nobel Peace Prize

So and So: This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the ...
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Simple Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 10 2009 New research adds to the growing body ...
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Why are Monsanto Insiders Now Appointed to Protect Your Food Safety?

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 10 2009 By Dr. Mercola As I write this ...
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How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need to Take?

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 10 2009 On November 3 at the ...
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Low vitamin D linked to higher risk of breast cancer

By David Liu Breast cancer patients tend to suffer vitamin d deficiency, a new study presented Thursday, Oct. 8, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's ...
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Virus linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Eileen McGaurin A virus known as XMRV has been found in 67 percent of 101 chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers and may offer hope of new ...
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Microchips to Make Breast Cancer Screenings Less Invasive

By Eileen McGaurin A new "lab-on-a-chip" technique can identify women at risk of breast cancer by taking microscopic amounts of blood and breast tissue in a ...
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Arkansas ranks near bottom in health care scorecard

By Eileen McGaurin More than 37 percent of children in Arkansas are overweight, according to a new study, one of the reasons the state was ranked ...
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Zinc Deficiency is a Global Concern

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 08 2009 Experts say as many as 2 billion people around the world have diets deficient in zinc, and studies ...
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Hepatitis B Vaccine Triples the Risk of Autism in Infant Boys

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 08 2009 A new study has shown that giving Hepatitis B vaccine to newborn baby boys more than triples their risk ...
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Mild H1N1 flu and over-hyped vaccine

H1N1 flu vaccine news can be seen and heard everywhere everyday.  It amazes many people quite a bit because this so-called novel H1N1 flu is likely ...
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Cocaine vaccine shows moderate efficacy

Wednesday Oct 17, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Cocaine dependence can be reduced by treating the cocaine users with a so called cocaine vaccine, according to a ...
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Is Eli Lilly Milking Cancer by Promoting AND Treating It?

Spilling the Beans | October 7, 2009 by Jeffrey M. Smith Breast Cancer Action and a coalition of consumer and health organizations have launched a campaign called ...
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Arkansas announces statewide school flu clinics

By Eileen McGaurin The first shipment of the H1N1 vaccine, 17,000 doses of the nasal flu mist form, have arrived in Arkansas and at-risk groups are ...
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Trust for America's Health joins food-safety campaign

By Sheilah Downey The Food and Drug Administration, founded in 1906 at the dawn of the age of refrigeration, is responsible for the safety of 80 ...
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Vitamin K3 may help fight breast cancer - study

Vitamin k3 may be used to treat breast cancer, according to a new study published in the Dec 2009 issue of Cancer and chemotherapy and ...
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Should we worry about food poisonings?

The majority of Americans may not have much of any doubt that leafy greens, eggs, and tuna are most healthy and nutritious foods they can ...
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Flavorful Fruit and Veggie Wraps Inspire Tasty Creations

By Marcia Wood August 10, 2009 Colorful, paper-thin sheets of edible fruit and vegetable wraps add elegance and appeal to appetizers, entrées, desserts–and more. Chefs ...
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Antifungal Pepper Compound Has Potential in Agriculture and Medicine

By Rosalie Marion BlissJuly 9, 2009 Dried, ground cayenne peppers have been spicing up cuisine for thousands of years. Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists ...
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More Frying, Less Fat with New Cooking Batter

By Rosalie Marion BlissJune 22, 2009 A new rice batter product developed and patented by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is now being marketed by ...
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Food "Tattoos" an Alternative to Labels for Identifying Fruit

By Sharon DurhamAugust 31, 2009 Those small and sometimes inconvenient sticky labels on produce may eventually be replaced by laser “tattoo” technology now being tested ...
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Water Hardness Plays a Role in Removing Bacteria from Chicken Skin

By Sharon Durham July 23, 2009 Reducing water hardness may increase its ability to remove bacteria from broiler chicken skin, according to Agricultural Research Service ...
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Olympic bid 2016

The city of Chicago lost its bid for Olympic Games 2016, the head of Chicago 2016 said Tuesday. Pat Ryan chairman of the city's Olympic bid ...
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Reducing Health Care Costs: The Safeway Model

By Rachel Stockton NPR recently interviewed Steve Burd, the CEO of Safeway, regarding his company’s unique wellness incentive plan; it’s a system that he believes could ...
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Blacks, Hispanics at higher risk for swine flu

Wednesday Oct 7, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- Juan Gondales published a news report at New York Daily News pointing readers to an extremely important fact that ...
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Cocaine and nicotine vaccines show promise

By Eileen McGaurin The world is uncomfortably full of addicts. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 43.4 million people addicted to nicotine, 2.5 ...
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CDC Report: Schools Offering Healthier Options in Vending Machines

By Rachel Howell Stockton A report released by the US CDC maintains that more schools are banning sugary soft drinks and fat laden snack foods from ...
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Calorie Postings Don’t Guarantee Healthier Choices

By Rachel Stockton It’s been 14 months since the law requiring New York City fast food chains to post the calorie content of each of their ...
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Adolescents with ADHD and Depression More Likely to Have an Internet Addiction

By Rachel Howell Stockton No need to tell our readers that we’re not in Mayberry anymore; life has changed at such warp speed over the last ...
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Healthy Recipes: Eggplant Lasagna

Meatless Meal AICR recommends limiting red meat intake, which has been linked to a higher risk of colorectal cancer. This practical recipe, based on a traditional ...
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Fat Deficiency Kills More People Every Year than Breast Cancer

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 06 2009 Omega-3 deficiency is the sixth biggest ...
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Do NOT Let Your Child Get Flu Vaccine -- 9 Reasons Why

Posted by: Dr. Mercola October 06 2009 This year it is more important that ...
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American Academy of Pediatrics questions autism data

By Sheilah DowneyA study published today in Pediatrics stating that autism rates are affecting 1 in 91 children is raising alarm bells throughout the nation, ...
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Mediterranean diet linked to reduced risk of depression

Tuesday Oct 06, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) – Eating a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce risk of depression, according to a new study reported in the October 2009 ...
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