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How 8 Industries Have Swayed Science at the Expense of Public Health

It can take a lot of money to carry out a careful study. The influence of corporate funding has been known to leave a black eye on the good faith of the scientific…

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How to Balance Melanoma Risk With Need for Vitamin D

Dr. Ann Corson: I treat patients with chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, mold-induced illness. I check them all for both 25-hydroxy vitamin D (most doctors check this only) and 1-25 dihydroxy…

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Healing Depression Across Cultures

  The memoir “Shadows in the Sun,” by Gayathri Ramprasad, a native of India, looks at depression through a cross-cultural lens and the inspiring story of her 30-year battle with depression. Martha Rosenberg: Your…

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New Superfood? Japanese Pickled Turnip Could Prevent Flu

Japanese researchers have found the bacteria in a weird-looking Japanese traditional pickled turnip, suguki, could prevent infection by flu and relieve symptoms, according to the Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM) journal, Letters in…

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Winter Tea Tonics to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

These tea and herb combinations will warm and strengthen you during the cold months ahead. Roasted Barley and Black Tea. Roasted barley is very popular in many Asian cultures. In Japan, it is known…

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5 Native American Herbs for the Cold and Flu Season

Before flu shots, NyQuil, and Mucinex, native tribes and early American settlers had their own arsenal of cold and flu treatments—herbs. In a New World of unfamiliar plants, many white settlers didn’t understand…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Breast Cancer was front and center in the headlines earlier this year when Angelina Jolie told the world about her double mastectomy. Whether you applaud her decision to take such a drastic approach,…

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September is Healthy Aging Month!

  September is Healthy Aging Month and it got me to thinking–what exactly does it mean? Surely healthy living is something we all want to achieve at any age. I don’t want to…

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The Liver: Your Selfless General

The liver is like a heroic character who works tirelessly to keep your body clean of pollution and toxins. If it gets overworked or ill, you will end up feeling tired and irritated,…

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

A very daunting statistic: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. There is something about being in the sun that sometimes makes it difficult to realize…

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