Family Care and Health Alerts

“Brain tumors up in cell phone users under 20”

  Cell and cordless phone radiation and cell towers have been implicated as a factor in the demise of the bee and some bird populations now Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlson and Kjell Hansson Mild latest research has found another link between use of mobile and cordless phones and malignant brain tumours. This new study has […]

“15 most contaminated fruits and veggies”

If you make a copy of Environmental Working Group (EWG’S) 2011 Shopper’s Guide. It will helps cut consumer pesticide exposure and consumption. EWG just released their seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected […]

“House of Rep. votes no on GM salmon”

GMO salmon goes down in flames in US House of Representatives. Good news! The American consumer has been heard. Now will the Senate follow suite? The The FDA has lead no studies to uncover the long-term health effects from genetically modified salmon or any other GM foods. The FDA has long held that consumers should […]

“Loosening the bond of coke addiction”

A new cocaine vaccine is being tested in clinical trials. It block dopamine-transport receptors and the “high” it causes. “high.” The vaccine consists of molecules of cocaine covalently bonded to a large carrier protein, a recombinant cholera toxin B subunit. The cholera subunit is harmless without the other part of the normal virulent cholera A […]

“A friend=new world”

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.  – Anais Nin Be a friend today.   Improving your health one helpful deed at a time. Good friends improve heart energy, endorphins the feel good hormones […]

“Step up to the new Food Plate?”

The old question What’s on your plate has taken on new meaning today with the unveiling of the new Food Plate image that will replace the food pyramid. Government (USDA) hopes that Americans who found  following the dietary guidelines of the food pyramid challenging will step up to the plate and eat healthier now. It’s […]

“Pesticides and Parkinson’s disease”

Researchers at UCLA announced they had discovered a linked Parkinson’s disease to two chemicals commonly sprayed on crops to fight pests. For farmers who constantly work with pesticides and for people living near where farm fields the risk for Parkinson’s disease increased by 75 percent. The three culprits are fungicide maneb, the herbicide paraquat and […]

“Afraid of big bad wolf -diet soda?”

Research results reported at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles People who drank diet soda daily had a 61 percent increased risk of cardiovascular events compared to those who drank no soda, even when accounting for smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and calories consumed per day.”This study suggests that diet soda […]

“Effects of Japanese radiation blast now downplayed-poor choice”

Marine scientists say they are concerned about radiation spewing from the crippled Japanese nuclear plant. “Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is accumulating in marine life off Japan’s coast above legal limits for food contamination, Greenpeace said Thursday. The environmental group said its findings run counter to Japanese government reports and the WoodsHole […]

“Acetaminophen isn’t free from cardio risk”

Acetaminophen may raise blood pressure For people with cardiovascular disease who need relief from aches and pains, acetaminophen (Tylenol and its generic cousins) has long been touted as a “safer” alternative to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen. See list of current products containing acetaminophen click here. Other side effects of acetaminophen include […]