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Device Created for 'Red Wine Headache'

The effects are all too familiar: a fancy dinner, some fine wine and then, a few hours later, a racing heart and a pounding headache. But a device developed by University of California, Berkeley, researchers could help avoid the dreaded "red wine headache."


Raising a Brand-Free Kid

Parents, be warned: It takes only a single visit to McDonald's for your child to get hooked on the greasy stuff for life.

Okay, so that's an exaggeration. But the three-year-old son of Angela Verbrugge still remembers his one and only meal under the golden arches. Which has Verbrugge worried.

And Kyla Epstein swears if her young son Max ever wants to eat there, he'll be doing it on his own dime.

Magic Wand

Toddler with eight limbs branded 'reincarnation of Hindu god'

A toddler born with eight limbs and believed by some to be the reincarnation of the multi-limbed Hindu goddess Vishnu, is set to undergo a 40-hour operation to remove half of her limbs.

Lakshmi Tatma was born joined to a 'parasitic twin' and will go under the knife at the hands of 30 surgeons to remove two of her useless arms and legs.


Bayer Halts Sales of Anti-Bleeding Drug

WASHINGTON - Bayer AG halted worldwide sales Monday of its anti-bleeding drug Trasylol at the request of U.S. and foreign health officials pending further analysis of a Canadian study that suggests it's linked to a 50 percent higher risk of death than the other drugs in the clinical trial.


Pennsylvania parents grow wary of vaccines

Elena Neil's oldest daughter already showed symptoms of autism by the time Neil learned that Pennsylvania allowed parents to claim a religious exemption from mandatory vaccinations of their children.

Fever and rashes afflicted Gina, now 9, each time she received a vaccination, her mother said. But when Gina became reclusive and introverted after five vaccinations in one day when she was about 15 months old, Neil wondered if those treatments were causing her daughter's health problems.

Several years of naturopathic treatments have rid Gina of her neurological disorder symptoms, her mother said. Yet she is allergic to penicillin, peanuts, wheat and gluten and has asthma. Neil said she believes the vaccinations caused those maladies.

"People look at me like I'm crazy because I've never had Olivia vaccinated," Neil, 40, of Bethel Park said about her second daughter, who is 5. "But she's had nothing of what Gina has."


Some Chemicals are more harmful than anyone ever suspected

[Rachel's introduction: Evidence is piling up to show that many chemicals can cause serious illnesses, which then can be passed on to our children and grandchildren.]

New evidence is flooding in to suggest that many industrial chemicals are more dangerous than previously understood. During the 1990s, it came as a surprise that many industrial chemicals can interfere with the hormone systems of many species, including humans. Hormones are chemicals that circulate in the blood stream at very low levels (parts per billion, and in some cases parts per trillion), acting like switches, turning on and off bodily processes. From the moment of conception throughout the remainder of life, our growth, development and even many kinds of behavior are controlled by hormones.


Grandma's ghost may linger as a harbinger of health

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel - people being programmed to develop obesity or diabetes 20 or 30 years before they are born, when they exist as a mere dot in their grandmother's womb.


Science: Grandfather made me what I am

When we think about inheritance, what usually comes to mind is the way our DNA carries information, with parents' genes affecting things like their children's eye colour, height, and intelligence.


Fascist State! Mother Jailed, Put On Trial for Curing Her Son of Melanoma

An unholy alliance of California Child Protective Services (CPS) with a hostile doctor and judge is attempting to railroad Laurie Jessop, framed as a threat to her son and the establishment for finding a way to cure him of malignant melanoma. She is now on trial, under a gag order, since she had gone to the press. When she was arrested, she was put in maximum security, solitary confinement, in the Orange County, CA jail. They claim that everything about. her says anti-Establishment, so she was told, as she was considered a threat in starting a riot.


Propaganda Alert! VA Says Six Percent of Combat Vets Have TBIs

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Comment: The report would like to 'talk it down' and have us believe that trauma and brain injury is only a minor problem for soldiers at war, affecting only an insignificant minority. An assertion which does not stand up to scrutiny in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary:

Undiagnosed brain injury - the hidden legacy of Iraq

Thousands of GIs cope with brain damage

Low Morale Has U.S. Troops in Iraq Pretending to Patrol

Soldiers in silent revolt in Iraq

Pentagon Denies Increase in Troops' Suicides a Result of War

Shelters take many vets of Iraq, Afghan wars

The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness

Soldiers to learn signs of stress, brain injury. Army program aims to encourage troops to seek treatment, remove stigma

Depression may play a bigger role in readjustment than previously thought in troubled vets

Overstretched armed forces leading to mental health problems

Study shows fallout! Iraq veterans suffer stress and alcoholism

Iraq commanders say no to mental health breaks in combat

Insanity Alert! Pentagon may drop mental health question

Finding therapists proves hard for troops

Parrots, war vets team up in L.A. healing program

Treating trauma: Veterans programmed to kill and later thrown away.