IMMUNE CELLS LINKED TO ECZEMA

April 25, 2013 by  
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The University of Sydney 23.4.13 University of Sydney researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell in skin that plays a role in fighting off parasitic invaders such as ticks, mites, and worms, and could be linked to eczema and allergic skin diseases. The findings have been published today in the journal Nature Immunology. […]

BIG PHARMA ACCUSED OF PUTTING LIVES AT RISK

April 8, 2013 by  
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‘The Age’ published some disturbing news yesterday regarding the potential conflicts of interest and corruption in the pharmaceutical industry that may be putting millions of lives at risk. ‘The Age’ article stated that: “Patients are being deceived into taking drugs they don’t need, that don’t work or may put lives at risk, according to a scathing review […]

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 […]

BREAST CANCER – FINGER LENGTH MAY HELP ASSESS RISK

September 24, 2012 by  
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FINGER LENGTH A GUIDE TO BREAST CANCER RISK   Michael Woodhead wrote in ‘6 minutes’ that Victorian researchers have found that the length of a woman’s index finger may provide information about her risk of developing breast cancer:  “A Melbourne study has shown that the ratio of index to ring finger lengths might be associated […]

PAIN KILLER MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE HAYFEVER

September 3, 2012 by  
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As a health practitioner and researcher, I have been aware of the association between analgesic (pain killer) use and hayfever for many years and I have found that it can be due to the damaging and inflammatory effect that analgesics (and other medications or an incorrect diet) have on the intestinal lining. A large amount […]

FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS CAN AFFECT GENES IN A POSITIVE WAY

August 30, 2012 by  
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Epigenetics, Dietary Fat, and Omega-3s The ability of dietary fatty acids to improve the outcomes of many conditions has been well established. In addition to the well-known interactions on the metabolism of eicosanoids, one of the most interesting areas of research on the mechanisms of action of fatty acids is epigenetics—a term that refers to […]

OCD and VITAMINS

August 24, 2012 by  
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CANINE TAIL CHASING RESEMBLES HUMAN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS August 20, 2012 Phys.org   A new research led by Professor Hannes Lohi at the University of Helsinki, Finland, revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans: Early onset, recurrent compulsive behaviors, increased risk for developing different types of compulsions, compulsive freezing, the beneficial effect […]

NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS MAY PREVENT DISEASE

July 10, 2012 by  
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EATING A BALANCED DIET WILL NOT PREVENT NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES AND DISEASE – NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS PRESCRIBED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR BIOLOGICALLY UNIQUE BODY PROBABLY WILL The Forces Against Health inAustralia Nutritional medicine could save hundreds of millions of lives, but vested interests actively pursue the opposite. Commentary by Ian Brighthope, M.D.                                                        Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, June 25, […]

KIDNEY DISEASE – THE SILENT KILLER

May 28, 2012 by  
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing and is responsible for around 11.3% of all deaths in Australia as a result of kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. This serious and potentially fatal disease is affecting millions of Australians – most without them even realising it. There has been a 23% increase in deaths from kidney disease […]

CHILDREN’S HEALTH PUT AT RISK DUE TO PROPOSED GOVERNMENT CHANGES

April 4, 2012 by  
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Do You Think a 14yo Is Mature Enough To Take Complete Responsibility For Their Own Health? I’ve been helping teens improve their health and wellbeing for many years and its always a pleasure to do so but I haven’t come across too many 14 year olds that have been capable of: * Knowing how to […]

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