Health

Blood transfusions could keep you young

Blood transfusions could keep you young

| May 4, 2014

Not to be flip or even ghoulish, perhaps, but could we be entering a real age of the “vampire?” Monstrous (actually, now pretty) beings who need the blood of others to stay young and alive have been a staple of horror stories in the western world since Bram Stoker’s famous 1897 novel “Dracula” first was […]

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Veterans could be dying due to long VA waiting lists

Veterans could be dying due to long VA waiting lists

| May 2, 2014

This certainly tracks with anecdotal complaints we’ve heard about the VA in various places. Also, it has been no secret that the VA health system has had its share of problems. This story, however, is especially disheartening. No matter what your politics or your feelings about the various conflicts in which the U.S. has been […]

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Universities face investigation over sexual assaults, rape

Universities face investigation over sexual assaults, rape

| May 1, 2014

Image is apparently everything. Unfortunately, justice too often is buried beneath the cosmetics of image. Perhaps a number of schools have been reluctant to deal with the issue of sexual assault on campus fearing it will damage their public image. In the end, however, word gets around. Recent reports indicate that a significant number of […]

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South African who fought toxic waste dumping wins major ‘green’ prize

South African who fought toxic waste dumping wins major ‘green’ prize

By Alessandra Scipione (GIN)—South African activist Desmond D’sa has been awarded the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize. D’Sa, a community leader  and co-founder of  the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance in 1996, campaigned against toxic waste dumping in South Durban, a poor but highly industrialized area, finally successfully obtaining the closure of the chemical dump. In […]

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Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

| April 30, 2014

We would love here a detailed analysis of the court’s thinking on what looks like a very surprising ruling from a “conservative” court. Supreme Court’s Air Pollution Ruling Goes Against Texas by Neena Satija photo by: Andrea Parker / Cory Maluski *Correction appended Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. The state of Texas, […]

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Water down your high blood pressure

Water down your high blood pressure

| April 30, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. Persons with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted. During those early days, it was understood that the element sodium was the […]

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Coffee could reduce some diabetes risks

Coffee could reduce some diabetes risks

| April 29, 2014

Good news for those of us who love coffee. Still, it’s a good idea to do all things in moderation.   Coffee may reduce risk for type 2 diabetes Need an excuse to drink yet another cup of coffee today?  A new study suggests that increasing coffee consumption may decrease the risk for type 2 […]

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High dose of antidepressants could be suicide risk for teens

High dose of antidepressants could be suicide risk for teens

| April 29, 2014

We don’t deny that pharmaceuticals have had a tremendous impact in improving the quality of life and life spans of countless people over time but caution must never be thrown to the wind when it comes to responsible treatment with drugs. One problem is that it sometimes takes years for negative side effects to show […]

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Spotlight on Diveeta Thompson of Rock Solid 626

Spotlight on Diveeta Thompson of Rock Solid 626

| April 29, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? I hope that all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring some joy, happiness and beauty to yourselves and to others, as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better.  On that […]

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Samuel L. Jackson makes raw plea for men to get checked for testicular cancer

Samuel L. Jackson makes raw plea for men to get checked for testicular cancer

| April 24, 2014

Sometimes you have to be raw and very direct with people to make and impact—especially when you’re talking to men about health issues.   Samuel L Jackson’s testicular cancer awareness video is passionate and slightly menacing/ Nothing urges a person to get behind a cause like the booming voice of Samuel L Jackson ELLA ALEXANDER Samuel […]

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