One large glass of red wine a night is enough to damage health, say scientists - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent. A study published in the British Medical Journal has concluded that drinking less alcohol could improve the cardiovascular health of even low and moderate drinkers.
"Psychiatric Medications Have Led to Dramatic Improvements in Mental Health Outcomes" (Big Lie No. 2. In continuing my discussion of Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic from my last post, I begin with the results of a study on the use of anti-psychotic medication for treating schizophrenia; it is one of many such studies discussed by Whitaker which report very similar outcomes.
This study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and conducted at NIMH’s clinical research facility in Bethesda, Maryland. According to Whitaker: “[T]hose treated without drugs were discharged sooner that the drug-treated patients, and only 35 percent of the non-medicated group relapsed within a year after discharge, compared to 45 percent of the medicated group. Why Are American Health Care Costs So High? Some like it hot: porn bodyshape loses appeal. How to Charge $546 for Six Liters of Saltwater. GMO_Myths_and_Truths_1.3b.pdf. Oral sex can cause throat cancer - 09 May 2007. People who have had more than five oral-sex partners in their lifetime are 250% more likely to have throat cancer than those who do not have oral sex, a new study suggests.
The researchers believe this is because oral sex may transmit human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus implicated in the majority of cervical cancers. The new findings should encourage people to consistently use condoms during oral sex as this could protect against HPV, the team says. Dr. Gabor Mate: Addiction. Sugar can make you dumb, scientists warn. Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to U.S. scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats' memories.
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles fed two groups of rats a solution containing high fructose corn syrup — a common ingredient in processed foods — as drinking water for six weeks. One group of rats was supplemented with brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids in the form of flaxseed oil and docosahexaenoic acid, while the other group was not. Mummy CT scans show preindustrial hunter gatherers had clogged arteries. Like nearly 4.6 million Americans, ancient hunter-gatherers also suffered from clogged arteries, revealing that the plaque build-up causing blood clots, heart attacks and strokes is not just a result of fatty diets or couch potato habits, according to new research in the journal The Lancet.
HSPH News » Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children. July 25, 2012 — For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain.
Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment. In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children.
Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted. The study was published online in Environmental Health Perspectives on July 20, 2012. Mindful Parenting: We Can Always Begin Again. A More Resilient Species. “A playful brain is a more adaptive brain,” writes ethologist Sergio Pellis in The Playful Brain: Venturing to the Limits of Neuroscience.
Australian Researchers Believe They Have Found Cure for AIDS. While treatment for HIV has become more successful than ever before at evading AIDS, AIDS remains a threat.
In fact, the majority of people infected with HIV will not progress to AIDS for 10 to 15 years, according to Avert, and antiretroviral therapy can delay it even further. However, antiretroviral therapy is expensive and has a multitude of side effects. One team of researchers from the Queensland Medical Institute in Australia believes that they may have found a cure for the syndrome by turning the virus against itself. Scientists explain how ketamine vanquishes depression within hours.
Many chronically depressed and treatment-resistant patients experience immediate relief from symptoms after taking small amounts of the drug ketamine.
For a decade, scientists have been trying to explain the observation first made at Yale University. Today, current evidence suggests that the pediatric anesthetic helps regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells damaged by stress and depression, according to a review of scientific research written by Yale School of Medicine researchers and published in the Oct. 5 issue of the journal Science. Eating Lots of Carbs, Sugar May Raise Risk of Cognitive Impairment, Mayo Clinic Study Finds.
Electronic cigarettes do not damage the heart. Smoking is the most preventable risk factor for cardiac and lung disease and is expected to cause 1 billion deaths during the 21st century.
Electronic cigarettes have been marketed in recent years as a safer habit for smokers, with several millions of people already using them worldwide. Think faster focus better and remember moreRewiring our brain to stay younger... Two new scientific studies reveal hallucinogens are good for your mental health. What if Saturated Fat is Not the Problem?<br /> > Fats > What Can I Eat? > Food & Fitness.
A professor of biochemistry provides perspective. By Richard Feinman Here's an idea to chew on: The carbs in your diet tell your body what to do with the fat you eat, so it's the type and amount of carbohydrates that matter when it comes to your weight and health. Virtually every bit of health information today includes the advice to avoid saturated fat — the so-called evil stuff that lurks in animal foods like steak and eggs. The basis for this recommendation is that research has shown a correlation between saturated fat intake and total cholesterol and LDL ("bad cholesterol"). The problem with these studies is that the effects are not large, there is wide variation among individuals and, in most of these studies, the predicted benefit in incidence of cardiovascular disease did not materialize.
How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death. Physicians for a National Health Program. We support Occupy Wall Street because the private health insurance industry exemplifies the OWS movement’s central tenet: its unchecked corporate greed tramples human need. We support OWS because economic and social inequalities make our patients sick. LSD 'helps alcoholics to give up drinking' 8 March 2012Last updated at 21:44 ET Could LSD be used to treat alcoholism? One dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD could help alcoholics give up drinking, according to an analysis of studies performed in the 1960s. A study, presented in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, looked at data from six trials and more than 500 patients. It said there was a "significant beneficial effect" on alcohol abuse, which lasted several months after the drug was taken. Approaching Zazen (seated meditation) Massage Doesn’t Just Feel Good—It Changes Gene Expression and Reduces Inflammation.
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work. Hallucinogens as Medicine. Sandy Lundahl, a 50-year-old health educator, reported to the behavioral biology research center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine one spring morning in 2004. Inequality is Unhealthy: Dr. Stephen Bezruchka on How Economic Inequality is Dangerous to our Health. The Joy of Quiet. 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? Marijuana may make your brain grow. The leading cause of death and injury in the United States. Implicit in this report is that many medical workers are incompetent, indisciplined and indifferent to the welfare of their charges. — P Atkinson 10/12/2013, (and has been confirmed by my experience) A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good.
What's the cause of the American obesity epidemic? - Barking up the wrong tree. LSD and Ecstasy being used to combat cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 14:20 GMT, 23 April 2010 Hallucinogenic drugs including LSD and Ecstasy are being used by doctors in tests to treat conditions including cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Greenlife Pages. Scientists develop nose exam to detect Alzheimer's disease early.
Clutter makes you fat! If your house is a mess, the chances are your eating habits are too, says a new book.