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Placebos work as well as drugs for migraines

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Migraines affect 38 million men, women and children in the U.S. every year.1 They are much more than simply bad headaches, but rather are a neurological disorder, considered to be one of the more common disorders of the nervous system.2

Migraine headaches in children may also include abdominal pain and mood changes.3 Concurrent symptoms of migraines that are common to both adults and children include visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell.

Migraine headaches are considered a vascular event as the migraine triggers changes to the size of the arteries both inside and outside the skull.4 Eighty percent of people who suffer from migraines have a family history of them.

While the exact cause of migraines is unknown, researchers have identified specific chemical compounds that may trigger migraines, and others that may help prevent them.

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Digging down into the cesspool of corruption: Why are public officials protecting GMOs and the pesticide industry?

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The 'agrochemicals-agritech industry' should not be regarded as some kind of faceless concept because that lets individuals off the hook. It is run by identifiable individuals who sell health-and environment-damaging products, co-opt scientists, control public institutions and ensure farmers are kept on a chemical treadmill. From CEOs and scientists to public officials and media/PR spin doctors, specific individuals can be identified and at some stage should be hauled into court for what amounts to 'crimes against humanity'.

In her numerous documents, Dr Rosemary Mason has described the devastating effects of agrochemicals and has singled out certain individuals who, in a different world, would probably be standing in the dock to answer for their roles they have played in poisoning the environment and damaging public health. Mason has supplied ample, strong evidence to highlight how agrochemicals are killing us and how public institutions and governments collude with the industry to frame legislation and polices to ensure it's 'business as usual'.

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Study says: Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents.

The findings of the clinical trial, published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, could help reduce one of the leading causes of serious illness, debilitation and death among patients in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

"After studying these patients for a year, we found a 40 percent reduction in acute respiratory illness among those who took higher doses of vitamin D," said the study's lead author, Adit Ginde, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. "Vitamin D can improve the immune system's ability to fight infections because it bolsters the first line of defense of the immune system."

Ginde said in older people that first line of defense is often impaired. But vitamin D can reinforce it and prevent illnesses like pneumonia, influenza and bronchitis.

It may also prevent infections and exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) like emphysema.

Comment: The virtues of Vitamin D: It's time we saw the light


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The Health & Wellness Show: Precious Snowflake Syndrome: Cry ins, safe spaces and microaggressions

America is being overrun by a bunch of crybabies whose whining has reached a fever pitch. With the recent presidential election it's as if a switch has been flicked which gives people carte blanche to emote all over everyone else and throw tantrums in public. The ability to maintain a stiff upper lip and deal with adversity is being eroded. Feelings, however misplaced, are all that count while facts and reality are given short shrift. What are the roots of this emotional hysteria? Why do grown-ups need to hold cry-ins in their safe spaces while being protected from microaggressions? What are the effects on the individual specifically and society in general when a culture of narcissism and the eschewing of reality is not only accepted, but promoted?

Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness show for a lively discussion of this topic. Stay tuned, as always for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where the topic will be euthanasia.

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The true history of the pharma / medical cartel's chemotherapy based cancer industry

In 2016, approximately 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States alone, and approximately 600,000 people will die from the disease. The number of new cancer cases is 454.8 per 100,000 men and women per year, based on cases from 2008-2010.

Men have almost a 50 percent chance of contracting the disease at some point within their lifetime, and women have a 1/3 chance. Pretty crazy isn't it? (source)

In a time where so much information is coming to light, challenging the belief systems of so many, it's important to keep an open mind to new information to help us see through what's really been happening on our planet. It's no secret that a small group of corporations dominate almost every aspect of our lives, from energy to education, all the way to modern day healthcare.

The Cancer Industry

One aspect of healthcare is the cancer industry, and while people still scoff at the idea that there could be a suppression of cures and a lack of funding for proven alternative treatments, this is a fact that continues to come to light and is necessary for people to acknowledge if we are going to move forward and save millions of lives.

Comment: Money, greed and profits run the cancer industry, therefore the medical cartel will never find a cure for cancer because the business is simply far too lucrative. The industry marginalizes safe and effective cures while promoting their patented, expensive, and toxic remedies whose risks far exceed any benefit. However, while cancer is a complicated disease and there are multiple factors at play, there are a number of positive steps that can be taken to combat the disease:


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Not diabetic? Pharma / medical cartel wants you to take diabetes drugs anyway!

That's what the medical establishment is scandalously recommending. There are billions of dollars to be made, even if the drugs are harmful even for actual diabetics.

"Prediabetes" refers to a condition of abnormal but not pathological blood sugar levels. People with "prediabetes" are considered to be at risk to develop type 2 diabetes. One in three Americans are said to be prediabetic. That is a lot of people, and it has Big Pharma salivating: $322 billion is already spent annually caring for people with diabetes and prediabetes.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has obliged by recommending diabetes drugs for "prediabetes." It should come as no surprise that the list of the AACE's corporate sponsors includes the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world: Novo Nordisk, Merck, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and many others.

Some of the worst diabetes drugs have by now been taken off the market. But current diabetes drugs are still both ineffective and involve enormous risks, especially for the heart.

Comment: What BigPharma doesn't want you to know is that you probably don't need their drugs - it is possible to reverse diabetes with a proper diet, which is NOT the one recommended by the ADA. There is no biological need for carbohydrates in the diet. So if governmental dietary recommendations do not call for any restriction of carbohydrates, especially for those who are extremely sensitive such as diabetics, it tells us that those recommendations are not based on healthy science but on corporate greed.


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National Institutes of Health researchers identify antibody that neutralizes 98% of HIV strains

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An antibody from an HIV-infected person has successfully neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including the lion's share of strains resistant to other antibodies of the same class, US scientists have found.

The striking efficiency of the powerful antibody, named N6, makes it an ideal candidate for further research to treat or prevent HIV infection, scientists from the National Institutes of Health, the largest biomedical research agency in the world, have stated.

Scientists scrutinized the evolution of N6 over time to understand how exactly it managed to develop the ability to potently neutralize the majority of HIV strains.

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Aging reversals: Injecting old mice with human teenage blood

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Of mice and young men...
Injecting blood from young people into old mice improves the mice's brain power and leads to increased physical activity, according to new research. The finding could lead to breakthroughs for people suffering from degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease. The findings, which have yet to be peer-reviewed, were presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego, California on Monday, the New Scientist reports.

Researchers from anti-ageing research company Alkahest took blood samples from 18-year-old humans and injected the plasma into 12-month-old mice twice a week for three weeks.

A one-year-old mouse is roughly equivalent to a 50-year-old human, and by that age mice have already started to show signs of aging such as deteriorating memory and being less physically active. When injected with human plasma, the old mice began to behave like younger mice, running around in open spaces. Their memory also showed improvements when tested in a special maze that measures spatial learning and memory.

The elixir of youth appears to be in the blood plasma. A previous study had involved surgically conjoining young mice with old mice so that they shared a blood supply for several weeks. Older mice received the younger one's blood and vice versa.Old mice that received young blood experienced a boom in the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that plays a key role in memory. Meanwhile, receiving old blood had the opposite effect on the brains of young mice.

When researchers at Alkahest examined the effect on the mice's brains after receiving human blood they also found evidence of new cells being created in the hippocampus.

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Fitness experts are going ga-ga over crawling

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On any given morning, as the sun peeks over the horizon, Danielle Johnson can be found crawling down the hallways of her Rochester, Minnesota, home.

It may sound bizarre, but Johnson crawls every day to strengthen her core muscle groups. "You can crawl in many ways. You can crawl on your hands and knees. You can also prop up on your toes and just hover, one or two inches above the ground, which is really going to pull in those core muscles and work those muscles effectively," said Johnson, a physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

"Then, as you start to move, you're working on your shoulder girdle, you're working on your hips," she said. "If I could give one exercise to almost everybody, this would be it.

Crawling has been used as a physical therapy tool, Johnson said, and now it has been adopted for strengthening and fitness.The idea of turning crawling like a baby into exercise has been championed by the training system Original Strength, which repurposes fundamental movements into a fitness regimen.

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Test anxiety is not all in your head

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The Impact Of University Exams On Your Body

University exams are the fundamental factor that decides whether you have the eligibility to sit in the next year or whether you are eligible for the post nominal degree. University exams are inevitable when it comes to your undergraduate or postgraduate life.

Depending on the status of the degree you undertake, you will have a bulk of topics and books to be covered and studied. For a higher degree like medical education you will indeed have a vast amount of topics to be covered for upcoming exams. It's tough, weary and stress worthy! Indeed, no doubt about it, as everyone who passes through the typical stages of life normally experiences these stressors...

Some may even avoid their sleep and some may even avoid their food in order to save the time for studying and covering subjects. Due to various subjects, medical students find it difficult to memorize them and hold on to what they have previously learned. So the only thing that helps them pass their exams is the rehearsal of information that they start before the day of the tests - and luck, if the questions asked are from the topics they have learned for the exam.