20 More Health-Related Articles Worth Checking Out

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2009

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 20 more articles that have stacked up over […]

Around the Web: Tips to De-Stress, Recharge and Treat Your Body Right

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Overwhelmed? Over at HuffPo, Tara Stiles offers 10 ways of dealing with it.   Exausted? Zen Habits’ guest blogger Greg Go suggests 55 ways to get more energy.   Wanting to eat healthy but strapped for cash? Check out Diet Blog’s info on how to get five servings of fruit and veg a day for […]

Biofilm-Fighting Cool Plasma and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2009

Wiping Out Tooth Infections: Cool Plasma Packs Heat Against Biofilms (ScienceDaily) Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth. But it’s not another futuristic product of George […]

Fast DNA Damage from Particulates and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2009

  Environmental Exposure to Particulates May Damage DNA in as Few as Three Days (ScienceDaily) Exposure to particulate matter has been recognized as a contributing factor to lung cancer development for some time, but a new study indicates inhalation of certain particulates can actually cause some genes to become reprogrammed, affecting both the development and […]

Drinks That Eat Your Teeth and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2009

Sports Drink Consumption Can Cause Tooth Erosion, Study Finds (ScienceDaily) In a recent study, the researchers found that prolonged consumption of sports drinks may be linked to a condition known as erosive tooth wear, in which acids eat away the tooth’s smooth hard enamel coating and trickle into the bonelike material underneath, causing the tooth […]

No Benefit, Some Cost to UV-Enhanced Tooth Bleaching…and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2009

More recent news items we want to be sure you don’t miss… UV Light-Enhanced Tooth Bleaching Is Not Only a Con but Is Dangerous to Your Eyes and Skin (Medical News Today) The light treatment gives absolutely no benefit over bleaching without UV, and damages skin and eyes up to four times as much as […]

Stressed Out Decision-Making, Vaccines and CFS, and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008

Stress Hinders Rats’ Decision-Making Abilities (Science Daily) A little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making in rats for several days, making them unable to reliably seek out the larger of two […]

Health Risks from Dental Sealants

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2008

Mrs Hilksom/Flickr It’s funny what gets passed off as “preventive dentistry” for kids. Brushing, flossing, good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits seem to be considered much too hard to instill in children. So instead, dentists turn to things like fluoride treatments, even though fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and sealants, even though they contain BPA […]

And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’: BPA Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The New Scientist reports: Exposure to a compound commonly found in plastic food containers is linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the first large epidemiological study in humans. *          *          * In the new study, …Tamara Galloway at the University of Exeter, UK, and her colleagues analysed data from 1455 human […]

BPA Ups the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Blocks Formation of Some Synapses in Primates

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2008

massdistraction/flickr No sooner had the California Legislature voted down the proposed ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in children’s products, new reports of potential harm began to show up in the media. First, research from the University of Cincinnati suggested that BPA is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome – a cluster of risk factors for […]

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