RESEARCH INDICATES SLEEPING PILLS CAUSE CANCER

October 14, 2012 by  
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Each Little Zolpidem Pill Increases Your Cancer Risk The sleeping tablet zolpidem – marketed as Stilnoct and Ambien – increases the risk of cancer. According to a Taiwanese study of more than 14,000 users of zolpidem, each day that you use the sleeping tablet, you increase your chance of developing cancer. Many people who use […]

SHINGLES ON THE RISE

October 13, 2012 by  
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The number of cases of shingles in Australia doubled between 2000 and 2010, according to Australian Prescriber and infectious diseases specialists are recommending early management with antivirals and analgesia to reduce the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia. Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner, Sar Rooney’s, comment: In the last few years I’ve also seen an increase in Shingles cases […]

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 […]

LOW VITAMIN D LINKED TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

October 7, 2012 by  
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MedScape Medical News September 28, 2012   Yet another study has linked low vitamin D levels with significant health issues — in this case, poor cognition. In this latest systematic review of the literature, people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) had lower concentrations of vitamin D than those without AD, and better cognitive test results were […]

FUTURE SCIENCE: BREAST CANCER TESTING MAY BE POSSIBLE WITH BLOOD TEST

October 3, 2012 by  
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BLOOD TEST HOLDS PROMISE FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING 2.10.12 Rada Rouse Medical Observer   A SIMPLE blood test could in future replace the mammogram to screen for breast cancer, researchers say. Cancer Research UK is pumping more than £1 million ($1.6 m) into a project to investigate whether a blood test can distinguish between women […]

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