What’s the Best Time of Day to Avoid Summer Allergies?

Scientists map the worst times of day for people allergic to grass pollen. Based on their results, the researchers provide new advice to allergy sufferers Atishoo! Help, there are flowering grasses around, please stay indoors – while your friends enjoy the nice summer weather! Traditionally, people allergic to grass pollen are advised to be aware of…

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FDA Approves Many Drugs They Know Increase Heart and Stroke Risk

University physician calls on FDA to address hidden risk The agency charged to protect patients from dangerous drug side effects needs to be far more vigilant when it comes to medications that affect blood pressure. Robert P. Blankfield, MD, MS, a clinical professor of family medicine, issues this call to the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Asthma: Why So Many Attacks?

by Catherine J. Frompovich When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack. – Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin-4 Statistically, 9.3%…

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After The March Against Monsanto, Momentum Favors The People

by Jefferey Jaxen It is clear that we have just witnessed the largest single worldwide protest against a company and their products. What is also clear is the major public disgust for anything bearing the words ‘GMO’. Monsanto’s only refuge lies in massively funded mouthpieces in the form of news clips and certain public figures,…

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New Artificial Sweetener Approved by FDA ‘Sweetest’ Yet

By Heather Callaghan Just like its five previously approved counterparts, advantame is said by the FDA to be low-calorie and doesn’t generally raise blood sugar. The FDA gave the green light to the new artificial sweetener on Monday. It is a white crystalline that dissolves in water, and does not break down under heat. Advantame…

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Poor Diet Before Pregnancy is Linked with Preterm Birth

University of Adelaide research has for the first time confirmed that women who eat a poor diet before they become pregnant are around 50% more likely to have a preterm birth than those on a healthy diet. Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute investigated the dietary patterns of more than 300 South…

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