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Major New Issues Surfacing - vaccines are causing more virulent forms of the very illnesses they are supposed to eradicate

Major New Issues Surfacing - vaccines are causing more virulent forms of the very illnesses they are supposed to eradicate | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Bill Gates spoke to Sanjay Gupta on CNN in February 2011, saying that skeptics of vaccines are killing children.  

 

But 2011 was to be a year in which Gates’ own polio vaccine program in India paralyzed 47,500 children and those paralyzed died at twice the rate of those infected by wild polio.  

 

Gates’ eradication program has two problems...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, May 17, 2013 5:24 AM

It is time we re-think the whole idea of vaccination ... not only as parents refusing the appalling overuse of vaccines on their children, but at the level of public health policy...

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Top 10 Foods to Avoid Hypertension

Top 10 Foods to Avoid Hypertension | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Hypertension is a rising concern for people. Many foods and dietary factors affect blood pressure (BP). Food with high sodium increases BP and the less salt you eat, the better BP control you might have, even if you are taking BP medications.

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Dr Manisha R Deokar's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:18 AM

World Hypertension Day 

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Father absence in early childhood linked to depression in adolescent girls - Medical Xpress

Father absence in early childhood linked to depression in adolescent girls - Medical Xpress | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Father absence in early childhood linked to depression in adolescent girls Medical Xpress While previous studies have looked at the effect of childhood separation and divorce on the risk of depression in adolescence, this new research,...
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Apple - iPad in Business - Profiles - Mayo Clinic

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eMedToday's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:01 PM

Mayo Clinic is the gold standard for social media and using technology for mhealth. Here is a good review of what they are doing

 

"The clinic’s adoption of iPhone, iPad, and custom in-house apps reflects the Mayo Clinic’s commitment to the latest advances.

With more than 15,000 iOS devices on the clinic’s network, building apps for this platform was a priority.

“iPhone, iPad, and apps make communication easier. We’re providing real value to our staff, but also ultimately to our patients.”

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The Health Benefits of Mushroom Consumption

The Health Benefits of Mushroom Consumption | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet.


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More Shoppers Demand Sourcing Info

More Shoppers Demand Sourcing Info | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Consumers have moved past ingredient lists and are now focused on seeking out non-genetically modified and sustainable “farm to table” products that can be traced back to local and regional farmers and producers, according to a new survey. Third-party certifications and heightened media coverage are helping to drive interest in sustainable meat, poultry and seafood. About seven in 10 shoppers used package labels or in-store signage to learn about the brands they were buying.


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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Detailed Information

www.bobbys-healthy-shop.co.uk Appple cider vinegar / ACV - All the information you could need on this natural elixir of life

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Beat Depression Naturally

Beat Depression Naturally | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

"People with chronic depression often times have significant biochemical imbalances in their neurological tissue.  New research has indicated that this imbalance is not a genetic flaw as was once thought but instead is due to a heavy onslaught of toxicity or severe nutritional and lifestyle based deficiency’s that cause massive brain inflammation that disrupts normal neurological processing.  Fortunately, when these causative factors are addressed, one can overcome the chemical imbalances and beat depression naturally"


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Mellisa McJunkin's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:54 PM

Dr. Jocker is truly right on the mark: "The true cause of depression from a biochemical and lifestyle perspective is due to toxicity or deficiency at the cellular level.   Common toxicity problems associated with depression include heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, etc. that accumulate in the fatty tissue of the brain and create massive free radical damage and inflammation that alters neurological function.  Viruses and environmental toxins are common inflammatory agents in the brain as well."

 

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A vaccine for herpes? Researchers discover immune cells that suppress HSV-2 infection

A vaccine for herpes? Researchers discover immune cells that suppress HSV-2 infection | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
A new study may provide hope for those suffering from genital herpes. (Check out this article from @FOXNews. VACCINE FOR HERPES?

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Health Minister commits $10 million to advance care planning

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Australia (Aust Govt commits $10 million to implementing ACP in eHealth record.

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Bills aim to help schools make kids healthy

Bills aim to help schools make kids healthy | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Two bills dealing with what kids consume at school are under consideration by the Texas House on Tuesday.

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Texas Medical Association's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:37 PM

Invest in obesity control

Overweight and obesity contribute to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Texas has an easy-to-see obesity crisis. Some 66 percent of Texas adults are overweight or obese; the United States average is 63 percent. During the past three decades, obesity rates in children have more than tripled in the country. Today, 32 percent of Texas children (ages 10-17) are obese.

 

The obesity epidemic, and the ever-younger age groups that it strikes, threatens Texas’ physical and fiscal health. Texas’ continually expanding waistline correlates to our health care cost demands. Obesity is responsible for 27 percent of the growth in health care spending. Treating obese patients costs 37 percent more than treating normal-weight patients.

The rise in overweight and obesity is affecting the bottom line of Texas employers. The Texas Comptroller’s Office found that in 2009, obesity cost Texas businesses an estimated $9.5 billion, due to higher employee insurance costs, absenteeism, and other effects. Left unchecked, obesity could cost employers $32.5 billion annually by 2030.

 

Improved physical health in students has been linked to academic success. Conversely, children with obesity are more prone to absences and lower grades. In the United States, students who are physically active at least 60 minutes on most days, play on at least one sports team, or watch fewer than three hours of television per day consistently have “mostly A’s.”

A great proportion of obese adults were overweight or obese as children. This serious risk factor is found in Texas, where more than 30 percent of children in grades 4 through 11 are overweight or obese. A child who is overweight at age 12 has a 75-percent chance of being overweight as an adult.

 

There is no single solution to preventing or addressing obesity. Multiple evidence-based approaches must be pursued for physicians, communities, schools, and workplaces, and each must identify potential barriers to implementing local programs.

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Feel Exhausted Everyday? Blackcurrant Reduces Mental Fatigue Increases Alertness

Feel Exhausted Everyday? Blackcurrant Reduces Mental Fatigue Increases Alertness | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Feel Exhausted Everyday? Blackcurrant Reduces Mental Fatigue Increases Alertness

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Sorghum farming key to food security

Sorghum farming key to food security | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

"...Farmers should be encouraged diversify into drought tolerant crops to fight off food insecurity. An acre produces between 20-25 bags of sorghum.

 

According to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture [Kenya], the price of sorghum goes for as low as Sh3,500 in Nairobi and as high as Sh4,050 for a 90 kg bag in Eldoret and Mombasa at the moment in various major towns. This is compared to between Sh2,600 to Sh3,000 for a 90 kg bag that maize fetches in the local market. Beans retail for as low as Sh 5,400 to Sh 9,000 in major towns in the country whereas groundnuts go for between Sh9,200-Sh13,750 for a 110 kg bag.

The project is funded by, The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, McKnight Foundation, Generation Challenge Project and the National Council of Science and Technology.

It is being implemented by Moi University in partnership with Uganda’s Makerere University.


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Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods We Eat – LifeWise

Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods We Eat – LifeWise | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
RT @AnnabelPadgett: #MSG another serious food nasty to be avoided if you care about your health. http://t.co/O0kMbpUEF7

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excellent article- my husband is in the eye bus...
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Yes, we are too...
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WHO - Health literacy and health behaviour

WHO - Health literacy and health behaviour | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Health Literacy has been defined as the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health. Health Literacy means more than being able to read pamphlets and successfully make appointments. By improving people's access to health information and their capacity to use it effectively, health literacy is critical to empowerment.


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Is the Online Health Clinic the Wave of the Future? | The Health Care Blog

Is the Online Health Clinic the Wave of the Future? | The Health Care Blog | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Is the Online Health Clinic the Wave of the Future? (via @THCBstaff) | http://t.co/OOyG9WiKhE


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Social media and doctors | HealthWorks Collective

Social media and doctors | HealthWorks Collective | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Should doctors undergo a formal social media training program? The answer from Mayo Clinic is “yes.”

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Lycopene Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Lycopene Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Finnish researchers who tracked men for 12 years found those with the highest blood levels of lycopene — abundant in tomatoes — were 55 percent less likely to have a stroke than those with the lowest.
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Bottled water put to the taste test

Bottled water put to the taste test | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
We spend a lot on the bottled stuff - whether sparkling, still or imported - but does it always trump the tap for taste?

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:31 PM

Tap water comes out pretty good compared to some expensive bottled water!

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Benefits of Steel Cut Oats

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Steel cut oats differ from old-fashioned, rolled oats in only one way: Steel cut oats are not rolled flat into flakes. Instead, the whole toasted oat grain, or groat, that is used to produce rolled ...
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Let Food Be Your Cosmetic: Coconut Oil Outperforms Dangerous Petroleum Body Care Products

Let Food Be Your Cosmetic: Coconut Oil Outperforms Dangerous Petroleum Body Care Products | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
What you put on your skin goes directly into your body. Indeed, human autopsy studies have shown that mineral oil widely permeates our internal organs; major moisturizer brands have been found to cause tumor formation in treated animals.

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The New Statistical P-Value In Healthcare: P = Patient!

The New Statistical P-Value In Healthcare: P = Patient! | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
From physician to partner The more I listen, the more I hear about the disenchanted, tired and uninspired physician.

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Dan Baxter's curator insight, May 9, 2013 3:08 AM

'Many patients have learned the science behind their disease and of course are the experts in their experience. They’re also the most motivated stakeholder. We’re starting to see a shift from simply respecting patients’ preferences to actually looking to them for answers, collaborating with them as peers.' 

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Nerve stimulation for severe depression changes brain function (5/9/2013)

Nerve stimulation for severe depression changes brain function (5/9/2013) | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

For nearly a decade, doctors have used an implanted electronic stimulator to treat severe depression in people who don't respond to standard antidepressant therapy.

Now, preliminary brain scan studies conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are beginning to reveal the processes occurring in the brain during stimulation and may provide some clues about how the device improves depression. They found that vagus nerve stimulation brings about changes in brain metabolism weeks or even months before patients begin to feel better.

The findings will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Brain Stimulation and are now available online.

"Previous studies involving large numbers of people have demonstrated that many with treatment-resistant depression improve with vagus nerve stimulation," says first author Charles R. Conway, MD, associate professor of psychiatry. "But little is known about how this stimulation works to relieve depression. We focused on specific brain regions known to be connected to depression."

Conway's team followed 13 people with treatment-resistant depression. Their symptoms had not improved after many months of treatment with as many as five different antidepressant medications. Most had been depressed for at least two years, but some patients had been clinically depressed for more than 20 years.

All of the participants had surgery to insert a device to electronically stimulate the left vagus nerve, which runs down the side of the body from the brainstem to the abdomen. Once activated, the device delivers a 30-second electronic stimulus to the vagus nerve every five minutes.

To establish the nature of the treatment's effects on brain activity, the researchers performed positron emission tomography (PET) brain imaging prior to the initiation of stimulation, and again three and 12 months after stimulation had begun.

Eventually, nine of the 13 subjects experienced improvements in depression with the treatment. However, in most cases it took several months for improvement to occur.

Remarkably, in those who responded, the scans showed significant changes in brain metabolism following three months of stimulation, which typically preceded improvements in symptoms of depression by several months.

"We saw very large changes in brain metabolism occurring far in advance of any improvement in mood," Conway says. "It's almost as if there's an adaptive process that occurs. First, the brain begins to function differently. Then, the patient's mood begins to improve."


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Olive Oil Helps Prevent Strokes

Olive Oil Helps Prevent Strokes | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Olive oil has been a mainstay of the Mediterranean diet for thousands of years and is well known as a heart healthy fat. One study suggests that consuming olive oil may also help prevent strokes in older people.

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10 Facts About Fluoride You Need to Know

10 Facts About Fluoride You Need to Know | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
http://youtu.

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