Californians Call For Health Massive Healthcare Reform; Prioritizing Prevention
August 12, 2007 09:44 PM - Paul Schaefer
Nearly 3,500 Californians gathered in eight cities Saturday in an interactive forum on health care priorities called CaliforniaSpeaks. and 82 percent advocated major changes. The most popular suggestions called for putting people before profit, prioritizing wellness and prevention, and making health care affordable and accessible to everyone.
Desalination: Option or Distraction for a Thirsty World?
August 12, 2007 04:32 PM - WWF Global Freshwater Programme
Making drinking water out of sea water is a growing trend, but it also poses a potential threat to the environment that could exacerbate climate change, says WWF in a global review of desalination plants worldwide.
Aging Adults Have Choices When Confronting Perceived Mental Declines
August 10, 2007 03:49 PM - University of Illinois
Aging adults may joke about memory lapses and “early Alzheimer’s.” But they have more control over their “cognitive vitality” than they may realize.
Obesity A Risk For Multiple Myeloma
August 10, 2007 03:00 PM - American Association for Cancer Research
An obese person is more likely than a lean person to develop multiple myeloma, according to researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health.
Marijuana Increases Susceptibility To Kaposi’s Sarcoma
August 10, 2007 02:45 PM -
The major active component of marijuana could enhance the ability of the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma to infect cells and multiply, according to a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School.
Do Bones Help Control Metabolism and Weight?
August 10, 2007 12:07 PM - Columbia University Medical Center
Researchers have shown for the first time that the skeleton is an endocrine organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and weight and, as such, is a major determinant of the development of type 2 diabetes.
Study: Concord Grape Juice May Protect Against Breast Cancer
August 9, 2007 03:32 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN
According to a new study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Medicinal Foods, natural compounds in Concord grape juice protected healthy human breast cells from DNA damage.
Big Drop in US Cocaine Use - All Time Low Achieved
August 9, 2007 03:23 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN
There's been an unprecedented decline in cocaine use by American workers. So much, that the latest survery saw a new low during the first half of 2007.
End Fluoridation, Say 600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists, and Environmentalists
August 9, 2007 01:35 PM - Flouride Action Network
Over 600 physicians, dentists, scientists, and environmentalists today called on congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted.
Ecstasy: High Body Temperature, More Brain Damage, Study Shows
August 7, 2007 05:49 PM - Basque Research
A new study from the University of Navarra, Spain suggests that the brain damage from the drug "Ecstasy" is connected with the body temperature of the drug user. The conclusion: the hotter the drug-user, the more the brain damage.