2018 Health News Articles:
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BPA on Receipts: Carcinogens Absorbed thru Our Skin
The plastics chemical BPA was banned from baby bottles in Canada in 2008, in France in 2010, in all of Europe in 2011, and in the United States in 2012. But in 2015, France forbid the use of BPA “in any food or beverage packaging”—something the U.S. FDA decided was not warranted.
February 22, 2018
Amazing Benefits of Turmeric
In recent years, more than five thousand articles have been published in the medical literature about curcumin, the pigment in the Indian spice turmeric...
February 13, 2018
Health Benefits of Laughter, Tears, and Kisses
In my video, Music as Medicine, I explored a study about how listening to Mozart can reduce allergic reactions. This reminded me of a similar study on humor...
February 6, 2018
How Healthy is the Mediterranean Diet?
The heart of a traditional Mediterranean diet is mainly vegetarian—much lower in meat and dairy than a standard Western diet—and uses fruit for dessert!
January 31, 2018
Should Women get Mammograms?
Various health organizations offer clashing recommendations” that range from annual “mammograms starting at age 40, to eliminating routine mammograms altogether. It’s hard to know who to trust, given all the various conflicts of interest...
January 23, 2018
Cholesterol & Alzheimer's
Millions suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and the available and foreseeable treatments are disappointing at best. Given the absence of disease-modifying treatments, there has been growing interest in effective strategies for the prevention of the disease in the first place.
Janurary 18, 2018
The Salt Debate
For decades, a sometimes furious battle has raged among scientists over the extent to which elevated salt consumption contributes to death, with one camp calling it a “public health hazard that requires vigorous attack” and another claiming the risks of dietary salt excess are exaggerated. Guess who's lying.
January 16, 2018
How to Treat Ulcerative Colitis with Diet
Rotten egg gas, hydrogen sulfide, is one of the main malodorous compounds in human flatus, but the larger concern is that it may be responsible for relapses of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis.
January 11, 2018
What Do the Longest Living People Eat?
The dietary guidelines recommend that we choose meals or snacks that are high in nutrients but lower in calories to reduce the risk of chronic disease. By this measure, the healthiest foods on the planet—that is, the most nutrient dense—are vegetables.
January 9, 2018
Meditation connects your mind and body
Since the body and mind are inextricably connected, every time you have a thought, you set off a cascade of cellular reactions in your nervous system that influence all the molecules in your body.
January 2, 2018
Best Supplements for Prostate Cancer
Pomegranate pills appeared useless in the treatment for prostate cancer. And, the same disappointing results with a “pomegranate beverage”—but that was just a “pomegranate extract” as well. So, maybe the pomegranate [itself] cannot be blamed for the ineffectiveness seen in the study.