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      US Healthcare: Most Expensive and Worst Performing

      By Dr. Mercola American health care is the most expensive in the world, with 17.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) spent on healthcare. This is significantly more than other developed countries. Australia, for comparison, which spends the least, spends only 8.9 percent. For the costs involved, you might assume...
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      Choosing a Primary Care Provider for Your New Family

      What’s even more important than your health? Your children’s health is of the utmost importance. You want them to have every available resource to stay healthy and grow as they learn in those early years. As new parents you face many foreign situations that leave you helpless in a time...
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      B Vitamins Found to Slow Progression of Dementia – ABC News

      Daily Mail B Vitamins Found to Slow Progression of DementiaABC NewsScientists from Oxford University said their two-year clinical trial was the largest to date into the effect of B vitamins on so-called "mild cognitive impairment" — a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of …Cheap vitamin pill...
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      Chinese Medicine May Help Chemotherapy Patients

      A centuries‑old traditional Chinese medicine may reduce the intestinal side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients by stimulating gut cell division and reducing inflammation, a new study in mice suggests. The research published the journal of Science Translational Medicine. Peonies and a pretty purple flower called skullcap, together with licorice...
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      New Health Warning for Statin Drugs

      Zocor (simvastatin) is a statin drug taken by around three million people in order to lower their cholesterol.  However, an analysis of clinical trial data has found that high doses can cause muscle damage and a rare condition which induces kidney problems and may be fatal. The U.S. Food and...
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      New Jersey Legislature Says Yes to Medical Marijuana

      The New Jersey legislature has voted to  approve marijuana for medicinal use, the 14th in the country to pass such a measure. Gov. Jon Corzine, who leaves office next week, has said he would sign the bill. The bill, sponsored by Senators Nicholas P. Scutari and Jim Whelan, will legalize...
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      New Non-Invasive Cataract Early Detection Technique

      A compact fiber-optic probe developed for the space program has now proven valuable for patients in the clinic as the first non-invasive early detection device for cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss worldwide. Researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the...
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      New Survey Shows Growing Diabetes Epidemic

      Study shows the urgent need for better prevention education and diet changes in the US. In the United States, nearly 13 percent of adults age 20 and older have diabetes, but 40 percent of them have not been diagnosed, according to epidemiologists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and...
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      New Data on CAM Use by Adults and Children

      Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use continues to be an important part of health care in the United States. A new Federal survey provides the latest pictuyre of the use of CAM, including, for the first time, CAM use by children, and trends and changes in overall CAM use since...
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      More Bad News on U.S. Hospital Care

      U.S. hospitals fail to comply with standard diagnostic recommendations for colon cancer. School has barely begun, but many U.S. hospitals have already received their report card in colon cancer. They flunked.  Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. A new study from Northwestern...
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      New Spit Test Detects Breast Cancer

      Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston can identify and quantify specific protein markers in human saliva to provide an early, non-invasive diagnosis of breast cancer. Current tests for breast cancer include ultrasounds, regular blood test screenings, mammograms and biopsies. Not surprisingly, the study finds that...