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November 16, 2009

Dark chocolate may lower stress hormone levels

Under the “it sounds too good to be true” category, comes a new study, concluding that “a dose of dark chocolate could cheer you right up […]
November 16, 2009

Debate: Do calorie counts on fast-food menus gives diners pause?

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I suggest: “We believe Congress and state or local legislatures should require […]
November 16, 2009

Study points to chewing gum as weight loss aid

The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/10/AR2009111001029.html reports that for anybody trying to lose weight, “taking up gum-chewing might not be a bad idea,” as “there’s actually a bit […]
November 12, 2009

Guys, keeping your cholesterol low may reduce your prostate cancer risk

There’s good news for men concerned about developing prostate cancer. The AP reports, “Men may protect more than their hearts if they keep cholesterol in line: […]
November 12, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 10 – Positions

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter […]
November 12, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 9 – Italy

In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and […]
November 11, 2009

New Study Shows 85% of Women Say Abortions Cause Mental Health Issues

LifeNews.com is reporting on a new study from researchers at a university in New Zealand which found that 85 percent of women who had abortions report […]
November 11, 2009

More Than 90% of Women Carrying a Child With Down Syndrome Choose Abortion, but Parents Raising These Wonderful Kids Say They’re a ‘Gift’

In a past blog, I told you, “‘Safer’ prenatal Down’s syndrome test” will likely result in more deaths among unborn children.” I said then, “This whole […]
January 21, 2011

Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers’ Happiness

Regular churchgoers may lead more satisfying lives than stay-at-home folks because they create a network of close friends who provide important support, a new study suggests. Conducted […]
January 24, 2011

New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating Food Allergies

This rather long post will be of primary interest to those treating and suffering with food allergies. Primarily, the new guidelines aim to standardize diagnosis and […]
January 24, 2011

MRI scans of the brain may help scientists better understand autism

Bloomberg News reports that a MRI-based “method may help speed up detection and add to knowledge of” autism’s “biological base,” according to a paper in Autism […]
January 24, 2011

Patient treated his bowel disease with parasitic worm eggs

In the “I-can’t-believe-it’s-true” category, the Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “For several decades, researchers have argued that the growing incidence of autoimmune disease in the […]
January 28, 2011

Institute of Medicine says megadoses of vitamin D, calcium unnecessary

In a front-page article, the New York Times says, “The very high levels of vitamin D and calcium that are often recommended by doctors and testing […]
January 28, 2011

My Take on the new Vitamin D and Calcium Recommendations

You’re likely hearing a fair bit of controversy over the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) new recommendations (RDA) for vitamin D and calcium. I first reported on […]
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