Category Archives: HEALTH

UK survey finds 28,000 plant species for medical use

London (AFP) – More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday.

Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London recorded 28,187 species in its latest annual survey and said it was probably a “very conservative figure”.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/uk-survey-finds-28-000-plant-species-medical-232119671.html

Is this the end of blood donation?Scientists close to unlimited supply from stem cells

The 20 year project could pave the way for an unlimited number of blood and immune cells for transplants, simply by reprogramming a patient’s own skin cells.

The research, reported in the journal Nature, holds out enormous promise for developing personalised treatments for blood disorders, drug-screening and reducing shortages of donated blood.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/17/end-blood-donationscientists-close-unlimited-supply-stem-cells/

Risk of heart attack spikes after flu, pneumonia: study

Miami (AFP) – Coming down with the flu, bronchitis or pneumonia can dramatically raise the risk of a heart attack — up to 17-fold — in the days and weeks following the infection, researchers said Monday.

The findings confirm earlier research that pointed to an apparent link between respiratory infection and cardiac crises, scientists at the University of Sydney reported.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/risk-heart-attack-spikes-flu-pneumonia-study-180355104.html

Taking ibuprofen to treat pain ‘for just ONE DAY increases your risk of heart attack by half’

The study, published in The BMJ, said their effect on heart attack risk was almost immediate.

But it was not long-lasting and wore off over time.

Past studies have found the common painkillers increase risk of cardiac arrest by up to a third.

Scientists fear the drugs may cause blood vessels to narrow, increase fluid retention and alter blood pressure.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3520232/taking-ibuprofen-to-treat-pain-increases-your-risk-of-heart-attack-after-just-one-week/

Monsanto accused of hiring army of trolls to silence online dissent – court papers — RT America

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Biotech giant Monsanto is being accused of hiring, through third parties, an army of Internet trolls to counter negative comments, while citing positive “ghost-written” pseudo-scientific reports which downplay the potential risks of their products.

The documents emerged during pre-trials on 50 lawsuits against Monsanto which were pending in the US District Court in San Francisco. The plaintiffs allege that exposure to the biotech giant’s flagship product, the herbicide Roundup, caused them or their relatives to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, while Monsanto concealed the potential risks.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/386858-monsanto-hired-trolls-court/

XCannabis could help reverse memory loss and stop mental decline – Birmingham Mail

Cannabis could slow down – or even reverse – memory loss and other brain ageing effects in older people according to scientists.

Research on mice has shown that low doses of THC, the “high” inducing chemical in cannabis, can put the brakes on mental decline.

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http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/health/cannabis-could-help-reverse-memory-13005800

1,665 Pages: GOP Spending Bill Longer Than Obama’s Stimulus

(CNSNews.com) – The new federal spending bill proposed in the Republican-controlled Congress to fund the government through the end of September–which is now posted on the House Rules Committee website–is 1,665 pages long and includes an average of approximately 210 words per page.
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http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/1665-pages-gop-spending-bill-longer-obamas-stimulus

Fast-food chain Chipotle have created a precedent in making all of the food GMO-free, in a move which is set to change the food business in the U.S.

Monsantos Worst Fear Is Coming—- Growing pressure from consumers has led to the announcement that Chipotle will no longer be selling and GMO food in an effort to make the food delievered to consumers is as natural as possible. This move will no doubt uspet Monsanto and the like who have built empires on the shady deals surrounding food brands and their suppliers who are only interested in yeild and profit. 

—- If the move by Chipotle is followed by other leading brands we couls see a GMO-free high street in the near future, putting GMO based companies and their associates out of business completely. Follow The Link For The Full Report. -EH 

http://livetheorganicdream.com/monsantos-worst-fear-coming-true/

Just ONE Diet Coke or Pepsi Max a day can ‘TRIPLE the risk of a deadly stroke’ and dementia, researchers claim

But the findings were dismissed by some British authorities, while others have called for more investigation.

The US study found those who drank a can of artificially-sweetened pop — such as Diet Coke or Pepsi Max — daily were at three times the risk of suffering the most common form of stroke compared to non-drinkers.

They were also 2.9 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But after accounting for all lifestyle factors, the researchers found the link to dementia was statistically insignificant.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3376748/diet-coke-pepsi-max-deadly-stroke-and-dementia/

Could online dating be behind the rise of STDs among millennials? | Metro.us

Over 1.5 million people dated last week thanks to dating app Tinder, according to company stats.

It’s hard to say how many of them took it farther than first base, but public health officials say one thing is certain: dating apps are quickly becoming the primary way partners connect.

The rise of online dating has correlated with another more disturbing trend: STD rates are also very much on the rise in the U.S.

The total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, rose to the highest numbers ever in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

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http://www.metro.us/mind-and-body/stds-rise-online-dating