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    Many Flours and Baked Goods Contain Potassium Bromate, a Carcinogen That has Been Banned Across Europe

    By David Gutierrez, contributing writer to Natural News Much of the flour sold in the United States has been treated with potassium bromate, which causes the... Read more

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    Health Check: When is ‘The Flu’ Really a Cold?

    Most people who think they have the flu, don’t. And some people who think they have a cold, really have the flu. So what is... Read more

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    Soaking Meats in Beer Makes Them Safer to Eat From the Grill

    By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News While word continues to spread about the carcinogenic effects of eating grilled meat, a new study... Read more

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    Stink, Stank, Stunk – When Excessive Sweating is a Problem

    Sweating is a natural function of the body to cool it down during physical exertion or from a warm environment or to even help cope... Read more

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    Sleep Behavior Disorder Linked to Brain Disease

    Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain... Read more

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    Ginseng Can Treat and Prevent Influenza and RSV

    Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research... Read more

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    La. House Wants Mental Health Info Before Abortion

    The Louisiana House has agreed to require women seeking an abortion in the state to receive a pamphlet that describes possible psychological effects of the... Read more

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    Navajo Advocates Make Push For Junk Food Tax

    Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional... Read more

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    Using the Internet Can Fight Senior Depression

    As many as 10 million older Americans suffer from depression, often brought on by feelings of loneliness and isolation, but using the internet can reduce... Read more

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    School Food Service Workers Learn Healthy Recipes

    A Wisconsin chef is teaching school food service workers in the Green Bay area the art of preparing healthy meals from scratch. The Green Bay... Read more

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    Ohio Hospital Pioneering Robotic Catheter Use

    A southwest Ohio hospital says it’s one of the first in the Midwest using a robotic catheter system to aid in vascular surgery. Magellan Robotic... Read more

  • Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said that they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar, Monday, april 21, 2014 (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre,File)

    Mexico Food Labeling Rules Draw Fire on Sugar

    Mexico’s new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public... Read more

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    Banning Chocolate Milk at School Can ‘Backfire’

    To health-minded PTA parents, it must have seemed a good idea at the time: Reduce sugar and milk fat in kids’ diets by banning chocolate... Read more

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    Want to Quit Smoking? New Study Says Try “Self-Expanding” Activities

    If you are trying to quit smoking one method to incorporate is to do new, exciting “self-expanding” activities that can help with nicotine craving. This... Read more

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    Jersey Shore University Medical Center Unveils New CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit

    Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently unveiled the new CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) – a twelve bed critical care unit providing post-operative care for... Read more

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    3 Obesity Myths (Video)

    Obesity is a soaring epidemic in the US, and with its rise in numbers have come many myths about the possible causes. Recently, natural scientist... Read more

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    Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert (Video)

    Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out... Read more

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    Arkansas Lab Conducts Research on Living Lungs

    With his left hand on the edge of a microscope and his right hand tapping commands into a keyboard, cell biologist Dr. Richard Kurten nods... Read more

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    Anti-Seizure Drug May Treat Alcoholism

    The anti-seizure drug ezogabine may be a way to reduce excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new study with rats. Alcoholism is one of the... Read more

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    Demand Increasing for Paid Caregivers

    When they married 31 years ago, Dave Johnson joked that someday his younger wife, Alicia, would be pushing him around in a wheelchair. The 66-year-old... Read more