Category Archives: Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System

Posts on the envi­ron­men­tal effect on health, drug side effects infor­ma­tion, and poten­tial dan­gers of the med­ical sys­tem.

Pink Slime Burgers? Better Know What You’re Putting In Your Mouth

An arti­cle on food safe­ty and the ques­tion­able ingre­di­ents found in processed foods from “Cur­rant Table” — a blog cov­er­ing food sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Why People Skip the Medication They’re Supposed to Take

Up to one-third of patients fail to fill their pre­scrip­tions and about three-quar­ters fall short of tak­ing their med­ica­tion as direct­ed. Why? And what should pol­i­cy-mak­ers do about it? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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What Works Best to Treat Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome?

A sur­vey per­formed in 2003 asked peo­ple with Mul­ti­ple Chem­i­cal Sen­si­tiv­i­ty what treat­ments worked best. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Eight Best Ways to Detox Your Life

We live in an increas­ing­ly tox­ic world. Dis­cov­er the impor­tant steps you can take to safe­guard your health. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Scientists Claim: Antibiotics Make You Fat

Sci­en­tists are dis­cov­er­ing the many ben­e­fits we get from our sym­bi­ot­ic rela­tion­ship with the bac­te­ria that live in our diges­tive tract. Now it appears that gut bac­te­ria play a role in reg­u­lat­ing appetite and sati­ety. And that antibi­ot­ic use, which wipes out ben­e­fi­cial colonies of bac­te­ria, can con­tribute to obe­si­ty. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Fourth Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

The FDA tracks adverse drug reac­tions in the Unit­ed States and ranks them as the 4th lead­ing cause of death. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics

The man­u­fac­tur­ers of cos­met­ics and skin care prod­ucts use a vari­ety of poten­tial­ly harm­ful chem­i­cals in their prod­ucts, run inad­e­quate safe­ty tests, label them in con­fus­ing ways, and then unleash them on unsus­pect­ing con­sumers. Pro­tect your health by get­ting to the bot­tom of the con­fu­sion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Three Best Ways to Avoid Mercury Toxicity Symptoms

Envi­ron­men­tal expo­sure to mer­cury is one of the lead­ing envi­ron­men­tal caus­es of brain dam­age, and there’s no safe lev­el. Dis­cov­er the three most impor­tant steps you can take to lim­it your expo­sure to this dan­ger­ous envi­ron­men­tal tox­in. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Your Health Manifesto

Being healthy today isn’t easy. You have to take an active role in fight­ing back against the soci­etal trends that con­spire to make you less healthy than you could be. Arm your­self with these pow­er­ful ideas to help you take con­trol of your health. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Drugs That Can Destroy Your Hearing

The Cen­ter for Hear­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion pub­lish­es an impor­tant book­let list­ing those drugs that are known to have a neg­a­tive effect on your sense of hear­ing. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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