Men who consumed the most cocoa had a 50% lower risk of dying from disease compared to those who did not eat cocoa, Dutch researchers said. Cocoa is known to lower blood pressure, though previous studies have disagreed about whether it staves off hea
Authorities in Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, are to consider banning smoking in cars. A parliamentary inquiry will look at the effects of passive smoking on passengers, particularly children. Tough action should be implemented
The meat industry has quietly begun to spike meat packages with carbon monoxide. The gas gives meat a bright pink color that lasts weeks. The industry will save much of the $1 billion it loses annually from having to discount or discard meat
Health-care spending [after government regulated it from competition] is outpacing the growth of the American economy and will consume 20% of US gross domestic product by 2015, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said.
The woman who received the world's first partial face transplant after she was disfigured by a dog bite showed off her new features at her only news conference since the operation in November.
A human pathogen called the adenovirus Ad-37 causes obesity in chickens. Previous research found that 2 adenoviruses, Ad-36 and Ad-5, cause obesity in animals. Ad-36 has associated with human obesity in previous studies, and Ad-37 might be, too,
Primary care—the basic medical care that people get when they visit their doctors for routine physicals and minor problems—could fall apart in the US without immediate reforms, the American College of Physicians said.
Compounds in black currants acted as antioxidants, this study demonstrates they help protect brain cells. "... the compounds protect against Alzheimer's by influencing the early gene expression in learning and memory, which influences cell
In July, 2005, UN CAC (pressured by Big Pharma to do so) introduced the Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline [VMG]. VMG greatly reduced the daily amount of common vitamins that can theoretically be safely consumed (although consumers have
An 11-year-old girl died of suspected bird flu in eastern Turkey — days after her brother and sister also succumbed. They probably contracted the illness by playing with dead chickens. A fourth sibling was also seriously ill and breathing with the he
Kept awake at night by a snoring partner? The answer to your woes could lie -- believe it or not -- with the Australian didgeridoo.
Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA doesn't have to pay a $10.1 billion damage award to smokers of ``light'' cigarettes who accused the company of misleading them about health risks, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled.
As watchdog groups mount a challenge against Coke and other soft drink marketers at high-, middle- and elementary schools, it is now becoming hip to boot the brand from college campuses. More than 130 colleges and universities (mostly in the U.S.) ha
Most food and drink advertising to children promotes unhealthy choices and can lead to poor diets, experts said in a report recommending that the government step in if the industry doesn't act.
Prominent Cardiologist, Appearing in Federal Vioxx Trial, Accuses Merck of Scientific Misconduct
The U.S. Supreme Court grappled with its first abortion case in five years on Wednesday, considering whether a parental notification law must provide an exception when the health of an abortion-seeking minor is at risk.
Scientists may have found a gene for fear -- a gene that controls production of a protein in the region of the brain linked with fearful responses. Can future torture and future armies be far behind?
A remarkable discovery was the key finding that cancer cells lost their ability to fight off viruses while normal cells kept their protection. "When a cancer cell grows and proliferates like crazy it does so by sacrificing its ability to resist
First Case strikes at America's heart.
BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhuanet) -- A hormone that can suppress appetite has been discovered, sheding new light on the war against obesity, according to a study published on Friday.
More than 30 people waiting for liver transplants at a Southern California hospital died during the past two years as the facility turned down scores of donor organs that might have saved them. Volunteer vrs. paid system.
Feds tell the state's to spend money on feds plan. Feds plan big on goals, and short on specifics. If you are planning on the feds to save your family ... think New Orleans (i.e., Quarantine = you are on your own, and the troops are ordered to
Expect recommendations on how to isolate the sick. Governors and mayors are on notice to figure out who will actually inject stockpiled vaccines into the arms of panicked people.” Bush will arrive at the National Institutes of Health to speak to the
They have completed a map that charts patterns of human genetic variation in the world population, to better understand human biology, evolution and how to diagnose diseases.
After a sexual assault one recent weekend, a young Tucson woman spent three frantic days trying to obtain the drug to prevent a pregnancy, knowing that each passing day lowered the chance the drug would work.
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against McDonald's Corp. need to provide more specifics to back up their claims that the fast-food chain makes children fat, a U.S. judge has ruled.
While other studies have shown that periodic use of marijuana can cause memory loss and impair learning and a host of other health problems down the road, new research suggests the drug could have some benefits when administered regularly in a highly
Eating fish just once a week significantly slows down cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new study.
ATLANTA - It sounds like a sci-fi thriller. For the first time, scientists have made from scratch the Spanish flu virus that killed millions of people in 1918.
Change your diet. Your immune system will flourish on a diet of organic fruits and vegetables.....