INFECTION LINKED TO AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES

November 12, 2012 by  
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For a long time, Naturopathic Practitioners have thought there was a link between certain infections and auto-immune diseases such as Hashimoto’s (Thyroid disease), Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other auto-immune diseases. Research is now proving this theory …….. Australian scientists have shed new light into how some autoimmune diseases can take hold, identifying the exact conditions […]

IRON MAY BENEFIT CHRONIC COUGH

November 1, 2012 by  
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Iron deficiency may cause some cases of chronic cough in women, Italian researchers say. Patients presenting to an outpatient respiratory clinic with unexplained chronic cough, and later found to be iron deficient,  showed a “dramatic” improvement in their symptoms after taking iron supplements, they report in The International Journal of Clinical Practice. Although this was […]

INCREASED RISK OF AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE WITH VITILIGO

October 28, 2012 by  
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A systematic review has found that patients with vitiligo ( a skin disease where skin pigmentation changes) are at increased risk of thyroid disease. In a review of 48 studies published between 1968 and 2012, Dutch researchers found the risk of autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD)  was more than twice as high in patients with vitiligo. […]

CALCIUM INTAKE LOWERS THYROID RISK IN WOMEN

October 23, 2012 by  
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A small dose of calcium can significantly decrease a woman’s risk of developing primary hyperparathyroidism, American researchers say. In a study of 58,354 women, aged 39-66, over 22 years, researchers from the Harvard Medical School found a daily supplement of at least 500 milligrams of calcium more than halved the risk of developing hyperthyroidism, and […]

OESTROGEN – MANAGING THE MASTER HORMONE

October 18, 2012 by  
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Oestrogen is essential for healthy female reproductive function. This hormone plays a part in every stage of a female’s life – from early childhood development to puberty, throughout the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, childbirth and finally, through the menopausal years. Too many women suffer from symptoms related to having either too much or not enough oestrogen […]

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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