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Archive for April, 2009

Medical Marijuana Requests Higher Since Obama Term Began

Posted April 30, 2009

The rise in requests for medical marijuana has been dramatic of late. In various states where laws allow, dispensary owners recently admitted to an increase in 2009 requests for the pain reducer that ranges from 50 percent to as much as 300 percent.

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Supplements: Time to change the nay-saying record?

Posted April 30, 2009

As yet another TV show concludes that supplements are unnecessary, is the ignorance of the mainstream media few putting the health of the many at risk? Isnít it time to change the record? Professor Reganís Diet Clinic, a TV programme broadcast recently as part of BBC2ís acclaimed Horizon series, came to the conclusion that supplements are totally unnecessary for people eating a balanced diet.

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Vitamin E, Selenium And Soy In Combination Does Not Prevent Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Posted April 30, 2009

The combination therapy of vitamin E, selenium and soy does not prevent the progression from high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) to prostate cancer, according to the new research presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).

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Drinking Diet Soda May Reduce Risk Of Forming Kidney Stones

Posted April 30, 2009

Patients with stone disease could benefit from drinking diet soda. New research from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that the citrate and malate content in commonly consumed sodas may be sufficient to inhibit the development of calcium stones.

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Psoriasis Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetes and Hypertension

Posted April 30, 2009

Psoriasis is independently linked to an increased risk for diabetes and hypertension, according to the results of a prospective study of US female nurses reported in the April issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

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Vitamin C Prevents Gout

Posted April 30, 2009

A high daily intake of vitamin C may reduce the risk of gout in men, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Natural Compound Restores Normal Function to Mutant Gene, Fights Cancer

Posted April 30, 2009

A gene called p53 that is known to be important in controlling cell growth and death has the ability to suppress tumors. It works as a kind of checkpoint to keep abnormal cells from growing and dividing unheeded and causing malignancies. But something –an environmental toxin, chemicals, radiation, no one knows for sure — can mutate the gene.

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Consumption Of Pomegranate Juice May Benefit Men Treated For Localized Prostate Cancer

Posted April 30, 2009

Pomegranate juice may slow the progression of post-treatment prostate cancer recurrence, according to new long-term research results presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Researchers found that men who have undergone treatment for localized prostate cancer could benefit from drinking pomegranate juice.

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Experts Back Away From Annual PSA Test

Posted April 30, 2009

New guidelines on prostate cancer screening suggest that annual PSA blood tests might not be necessary for many men, but the same guidelines call for a “baseline” PSA test at the age of 40, rather than 50. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to detect early signs of prostate cancer should be offered to “well-informed men aged 40 and older who have a life expectancy of 10 years,” state clinical guidelines issued Monday by the American Urological Association at its annual meeting in Chicago.

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FDA warns of salmonella in sprouts

Posted April 30, 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told people on Sunday not to eat raw alfalfa sprouts, saying they may be contaminated with salmonella. The contamination appears to be in seeds so washing the sprouts may not help, the FDA said in a statement.

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