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The Dark Side of Breast Cancer (Un)Awareness Month


The history of Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s surprising origins is a matter of the public record:  “NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between...

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    Rest Your Mind the Right Way to Boost Learning

    Scientists have previously found that resting the mind, such as daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information. Now, research shows that the right kind of... Read more

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    New Film “Second Opinion” Exposes the Truth About a 40-year Long Cover-Up of Laetrile Cancer Treatment

    If you are old enough, you might recall a controversy in the early 1970s regarding the compound Laetrile, purported to prevent the spread of cancer... Read more

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    How Consumers’ Moods Drive Decisions

    In April this year, scientists from Georgia Tech and Yahoo Labs reported that something strange was manipulating online restaurant reviews. It wasn’t hackers. It wasn’t... Read more

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    What the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’ Tells Us About Ebola

    The 1918 influenza virus killed 50 million people worldwide, and now scientists are hoping to apply the lessons learned to fight diseases like Ebola. The... Read more

  • Barbara Smith, a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, demonstrates to health care professionals how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the ebola virus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Oct. 21, 2014, in New York City. The outfit includes two pairs of gloves, mesh breathing mask, protective hood, plastic face shield, booties, liquid resistant gown and sanitizer. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    WHO: Ebola Responsible for 4,877 Deaths

    LONDON—Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains “persistent and widespread” in West Africa,... Read more

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    The Introverted Face

     In light of many recent articles touting people’s judgmental abilities, Olivola and Princeton University’s Friederike Funk and Alexander Todorov say that a careful look at... Read more

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    Some Schools Across US Are Being Closed Amid Ebola Fears

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News As predicted, fear about Ebola is quickly spreading as the virus fans across the nation. Two schools... Read more

  • Registered nurse Keene Roadman stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, on Oct. 16, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

    ATLANTA—The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports,... Read more

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    Web App Is Like ‘Google Maps’ for the Brain

    A new online tool for scientists and doctors called Golgi makes it easy to explore the brain of a rat. The web app, unveiled today,... Read more

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    Odds of Repeat Knee Injury Depend on Age

    Athletes who have knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in high school or before may face increased risk of re-injury compared to... Read more

  • Women living within 328 feet of a highway or major road had a 22 percent greater risk of hypertension than women living over half a mile away, according to a new study. (flammulated/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Are Houses by the Highway a Public Health Risk?

    The closer a post-menopausal woman lives to a major roadway, the greater her risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. The finding, which... Read more

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    New Fast-Food Options Average 60 Fewer Calories

    Big restaurant chains are adding lower-calorie items to their menus—on average 12 percent lower in calories than past offerings. In 2012 and 2013, the chains—whose... Read more

  • Early preschool behavior problems often improve over time, but if kids don’t get over their behavior problems in grade school, they are more likely to become aggressive and violent as teens and adults, a new study shows. (Maxim Tupikov/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Callous Little Kids May Have Behavior Trouble Later

    Toddlers who don’t feel guilty after misbehaving or don’t care much about giving or receiving affection may be more prone to behavior problems when they... Read more

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    14 California Communities Now on Verge of Waterless-Ness; Mass Migration out of California Seems Imminent

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state’s roughly 38 million residents will eventually be... Read more

  • Researchers in Israel found that mice who ate artificial sweeteners went into a pre-diabetic state. (humonia/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Artificial Sweeteners May Increase Risk of Diabetes

    Even though artificial sweeteners don’t raise your blood sugar, they may put you at greater risk for diabetes. A new study from Israel has found... Read more

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    How Are Nurses Becoming Infected With Ebola?

    American nurse Nina Pham is the second health worker to contract Ebola outside of West Africa while caring for patients with the virus, despite using... Read more