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Study: Try honey for children's coughs

A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and help them sleep better, according to a new study that relied on parents' reports of their children's symptoms.

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The folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. Honey may work by coating and soothing an irritated throat, the study authors said.

"Many families are going to relate to these findings and say that grandma was right," said lead author Dr. Ian Paul of Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine.

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Disturbing! Over 40 million in U.S. can't afford health care

More than 40 million people in the United States say they cannot afford adequate heath care and go without drugs, eyeglasses or dental treatment, according to a federal report released on Monday.

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A customer at a pharmacy counter in a file photo.

Comment: The last couple of paragraphs seem to be a distraction.

See? Things are really getting better. Who needs health care anyway? In the U.S. that would be only the wealthy.


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'Cweet': Another artificial sweetener being pushed to market

Brazzein, a sweet protein from the berries of a West African plant named Pentadiplandra Brazzeana, may soon hit supermarket shelves as the newest "natural" alternative to sugar.

The product, which will be marketed globally as Cweet, is said to be 1,000 times sweeter than sugar with no undesirable aftertaste. Cweet is also touted as tasting similar to sugar, is heat stable and water soluble, and has zero calories.

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Cheap, 'safe' drug kills most cancers

IT SOUNDS almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their "immortality". The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe. It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.

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Slow pace of advances against cancer frustrate researchers

Despite optimistic claims by American officials that the tide is finally turning against cancer, a growing number of patient advocates and researchers say they are discouraged by continuing slow progress in the 36-year-war against the disease in the United States.

Comment: The problem is the multi-billion dollar health care system is sustained by the cancer industry which doesn't like to look at cheap, safe and simple solutions to curing cancer or preventing it.


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First human trials for experimental cancer drug approved

Health Canada has approved the first human trial of an experimental cancer drug called dichloroacetate, or DCA, in people with an advanced form of an aggressive brain cancer.

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Vitamin D something of a panacea

People who take vitamin D supplements appear to have a lower risk of death from any cause, an analysis of numerous studies has found, adding to the weight of evidence suggesting that the "sunshine nutrient" confers widespread health benefits.

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Avandia May Raise Osteoporosis Risk

WASHINGTON - The popular diabetes drug marketed as Avandia may increase bone thinning, a discovery that could help explain why diabetics can have an increased risk of fractures.

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Town of Allopath

See below to watch the free animated short video that has created a major controversy across the Web. The video parodies the drug companies and conventional healthcare system and many are furious about the truth being exposed.

If you do not have speakers or cannot play sound, please click here for the illustrated storyboard.

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Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others

Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats. This relationship between party identification and reports of excellent mental health persists even within categories of income, age, gender, church attendance, and education.