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Death Rate Doubles in Seniors Taking Prescription Drugs Due to Increased Risk of Falling

Death Rate Doubles in Seniors Taking Prescription Drugs Due to Increased Risk of Falling

Nearly every older adult in the US has been prescribed a drug that can significantly increase their risk of falling, according to new study from the University at Buffalo. The study found that the percentage of adults 65 and older who were prescribed a medication that increased their risk of falling jumped to 94% in 2017, a significant leap from 57% in 1999. The research also revealed that the rate of death caused by falls in older adults more th>> Read Post

Vital Exhaustion Linked with Increased Risk of Heart Attack in Men

Vital Exhaustion Linked with Increased Risk of Heart Attack in Men

Men experiencing vital exhaustion are more likely to have a heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The risk of a myocardial infarction linked with exhaustion was particularly pronounced in never married, divorced and widowed men. "Vital exhaustion refers to excessive fatigue, feelings of demoralization and increased irritability," sai>> Read Post

Selenium Supplementation Protects Against Obesity And May Extend Lifespan

Selenium Supplementation Protects Against Obesity And May Extend Lifespan

Adding the nutrient selenium to diets protects against obesity and provides metabolic benefits, according to a new animal study. The results could lead to interventions that reproduce many of the anti-aging effects associated with dietary restriction, while also allowing people to eat as normal. Several types of diet have been shown to increase healthspan – that is, the period of healthy lifespan. One of the proven methods of increasing healthspan in ma>> Read Post

Normal-Tension Glaucoma Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Normal-Tension Glaucoma Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

A type of glaucoma called Normal-Tension Glaucoma is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment and possibly dementia, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve becomes damaged and this can eventually lead to blindness. In most types of glaucoma, the damage is caused by a build-up of pressure in the eye, but this is not the case with normal-tension glaucoma>> Read Post

Scientists Detect 55 New

Scientists Detect 55 New "Mystery" Chemicals Never Previously Reported in Pregnant Women

Scientists at UC San Francisco have detected 109 chemicals in a study of pregnant women, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 "mystery chemicals," whose sources and uses are unknown. The chemicals most likely come from consumer products or other industrial sources. They were found both in the blood of pregnant women, as well as their newborn children, suggesting they are traveling through the mother's placenta. The study was >> Read Post

Dry Eye Disease Negatively Affects Physical and Mental Health as Well as Vision

Dry Eye Disease Negatively Affects Physical and Mental Health as Well as Vision

Patients suffering from dry eye disease symptoms have a lower quality of life compared to those without symptoms, a new study reports. The findings showed that patients with the condition reported negative effects on visual function, their ability to carry out daily activities and their work productivity. Dry eye disease is a common condition and a frequent reason for patients to seek medical care. It can affect people of any age but is most prevalent i>> Read Post

The Right '5-a-Day' Mix is 2 Fruit and 3 Vegetable Servings for Longer Life

The Right '5-a-Day' Mix is 2 Fruit and 3 Vegetable Servings for Longer Life

Studies representing nearly 2 million adults worldwide show that eating about five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which 2 are fruits and 3 are vegetables, is likely the optimal amount for a longer life, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables help reduce risk for numerous chronic health conditions that are leading causes of death, includi>> Read Post

Vision Impairment Associated With Higher Risk of Death

Vision Impairment Associated With Higher Risk of Death

The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with vision impairment and blindness is expected to more than double over the next 30 years. A meta-analysis in The Lancet Global Health, consisting of 48,000 people from 17 studies, found that those with more severe vision impairment had a higher risk of all-cause deaths compared to those that had normal vision or mild vision impairment. According to the data, the r>> Read Post

Study Finds Eating Two Servings of Fish Per Week Can Help Prevent Recurrent Heart Disease

Study Finds Eating Two Servings of Fish Per Week Can Help Prevent Recurrent Heart Disease

An analysis of several large studies involving participants from more than 60 countries has shown that eating oily fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine on March 8. The critical ingredient is omega-3 fatty acids, which researchers found was associated with a lower risk of major CVD events such as hear>> Read Post

Scientists Identify More Than 140,000 Virus Species in the Human Gut

Scientists Identify More Than 140,000 Virus Species in the Human Gut

Viruses are the most numerous biological entities on the planet. Now researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have identified over 140,000 viral species living in the human gut, more than half of which have never been seen before. The paper, published in the journal Cell, contains an analysis of over 28,000 gut microbiome samples collected in different parts of the world. The number and diversi>> Read Post

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Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men and Women

Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men and Women

While shedding a few hairs on a daily basis is normal, losing more than 100 hairs per day is considered excessive and may be an indication of a serious issue. Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of hair loss, affecting roughly 40 million men in the US. Approximately 25 percent of men with male-pattern hair loss will begin to lose their hair by age 30, and up to 66 percent will begin balding by age 60. An>> Read Article

Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the same shopping trip. Although there are types of bacteria that can make us sick, Caltech professor of biology and biological engineering Sarkis Mazmanian and his team are most interested in the thousands of other bacteria — many already living inside our bodies — that actually keep us healthy. His pas>> Read Article

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

By Jim English  Tonic Herbalism is the practice of combining traditional ‘tonic herbs’ to achieve a synergistic effect that far greater than what can be obtained by taking individual herbs. The basis for tonic herbalism is the belief that, through regular consumption, tonic herbs help the body maintain its self-regulatory capacity, assuring optimal functioning. Tonic herbs, referred to in Asia as “superior herbs,” comprise an “elite class” of about 60 >> Read Article

Lithium Orotate

Lithium Orotate

The Unique, Safe Mineral with Multiple Uses   By Ward Dean MD and Jim English Lithium is a mineral with a cloudy reputation. It is an alkali metal in the same family as sodium, potassium and other elements. Although lithium is highly effective in the treatment of manic depressive illness (X4 DI), its pharmaceutical (prescription) versions – lithium carbonate and lithium citrate – must be used with caution. (1) The reason for the caution with pr>> Read Article

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Health authorities around the globe continue to warn of a potential influenza pandemic that they fear the world is ill prepared to cope with. As communicable disease experts scrutinize daily reports for signs of an impending outbreak, public health specialists and drug manufacturers are working to develop vaccines, drugs, and strategies to quarantine and treat the ill. Unfortunately these plans will take years to implement, and some of the most dangerous s>> Read Article

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Allergy Season

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

Winter is over and everyone should feel free to retire “snowpocalypse” and “polar vortex” from their vocabulary. If letting go of these buzz words isn’t that easy, take comfort in this: The harsh winter could cause a historically bad allergy season because of what some are referring to as the “pollen vortex.” Essentially, the long wint>> Read Article

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

A new scientific report out October 3 from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)[i] dismantles the myth that the epidemic rise in allergies in recent years has happened because we're living in sterile homes and overdoing hygiene. But far from saying microbial exposure is not important, the report concludes that losing>> Read Article

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The common cold is the main cause of acute sinusitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the nasal cavities, >> Read Article

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AllerPhase® User Reports “Enormous Difference”

I first read about your product, AllerPhase, in an article in HSI that said it would only take 25 to 35 minutes to work. They were exactly correct, as I felt an enormous difference right then. I now take 2 caps in the morning and 2 in the night, and I feel perfectly good. This is substantially better than taking allergy shots. I have been>> Read Article

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Customer Surprised With AllerPhase® And ImmunoPhase®

February 12, 2010 I first heard about AllerPhase and ImmunoPhase through my dentist. I bought the products with much speculation, basically to shut him up. I had the product in my cabinet for about 2 months and had not taken any of them. I have struggled with seasonal issues associated with molds and cedar pollen for 42 years. I was>> Read Article

Sleep

Study Links Loss of Dream-Stage REM Sleep to Higher Risk of Death

Study Links Loss of Dream-Stage REM Sleep to Higher Risk of Death

Spending less time in REM sleep is linked to a greater overall risk of death from any cause, as well as from cardiovascular disease and other diseases except for cancer, a new study finds.“The effect of short REM time on mortality has not been previously shown,” said Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, who directs Sleep Basic Research in the Division >> Read Article

Gut Damage Linked to Premature Death From Sleep-Loss in New Animal Study

Gut Damage Linked to Premature Death From Sleep-Loss in New Animal Study

Scientists have long studied sleep, a phenomenon that appears to be fundamental for life, yet one that in many ways remains mysterious. Almost every known animal sleeps or exhibits some form of sleeplike behavior. Without enough of it, serious consequences ensue. In humans, chronic insufficient sleep is associated with heart disease, >> Read Article

Deep Sleep Triggers Waves of Fluid to Flush Toxins From Brain During Slumber

Deep Sleep Triggers Waves of Fluid to Flush Toxins From Brain During Slumber

Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is vital to physical and psychological health, but understanding exactly what is happening in our brains as we dream has been an enduring challenge. Scientists have long suspected that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clear, watery substance that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord, migh>> Read Article

Deep Sleep May Act as Fountain of Youth in Old Age

Deep Sleep May Act as Fountain of Youth in Old Age

As we grow older our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Not according to UC Berkeley researchers, who argue in an article published April 5 in>> Read Article

Deep Sleep Helps Brain Remove Waste and Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

Deep Sleep Helps Brain Remove Waste and Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain's ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces and potentially explains the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer's di>> Read Article