CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS – DO THEY POSE ANY RISKS?

March 17, 2013 by  
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WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING HEADLINES GRABS YOUR ATTENTION MORE?:   CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS MAY POSE A SLIGHTLY HIGHER RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN SOME PEOPLE WITH RENAL FAILURE BUT RESEARCHERS STATE THEY ARE UNSURE WHAT TYPES OF CALCIUM AND WHICH DOSAGES MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS OR:  CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS MAY CAUSE EARLY DEATH   Which headline you read will depend on the […]

INCREASED HEART ATTACK RISK FOR PEOPLE AGEING TOO RAPIDLY

November 17, 2012 by  
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People who had three to four ageing signs such as hair loss and fatty deposits around the eyes had a 57% increased risk of heart attack and a 39% increased risk for heart disease compared to people of the same age who look younger, according to a new study (The Courier Mail). Consult your Naturopathic […]

LOW VITAMIN D LINKED TO HIGHER CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

October 7, 2012 by  
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Largest Epidemiologic Study to Date Links Low Vitamin D to Cardiovascular Risk September 26, 2012 (Copenhagen, Denmark) — There is a firm association between low levels of vitamin D and higher rates of ischemic heart disease, MI, and early death, according to the largest epidemiological study to date to examine this issue [1]. And the […]

TGA WARNS OF LIVER DAMAGE WITH PANADOL USE

August 2, 2012 by  
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TGA warns on liver damage with therapeutic dose paracetamol   1.8.12 Niamh Mullen Medical Observer Medicines Safety Update 2012; Volume 3, Number 4, August   THE TGA has issued a warning about the risk of liver damage caused by paracetamol even at therapeutic doses. The regulator said the hepatotoxic effects of intentionally overdosing on the […]

NATURAL REMEDY COULD PROTECT HEART DURING A HEART ATTACK

July 29, 2012 by  
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Common Pain Cream Could Protect Heart During Attack, Study Shows New research from the University of Cincinnati shows that a common, over-the-counter pain salve rubbed on the skin during a heart attack could serve as a cardiac-protectant, preventing or reducing damage to the heart while interventions are administered. These findings are published in the Sept. […]

The Dangers of Anti-Depressant Use in the Elderly

August 18, 2011 by  
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New antidepressants increase risks for elderly 3.8.11 The University of Nottingham Research conducted at the University of Nottingham found that: “Older people taking new generation antidepressants are at more risk of dying or suffering from a range of serious health conditions including stroke, falls, fractures and epilepsy, a study involving researchers at The University of […]

Are You Suffering From ‘Metabolic Syndrome’?

September 23, 2010 by  
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Metabolic Syndrome is an increasingly common health disorder which affects many people’s lives by reducing their quality of life as well as their potential life span. Metabolic syndrome can cause a number of serious health conditions such as diabetes, fatty liver and chronic cardiovascular diseases. As a naturopathic practitioner, I find that early intervention is […]