Archives for November, 2008
People who experience the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) may have a heightened risk of stroke and heart disease. In fact, the results of a recently completed study show that people with this condition may actually be at twice the risk as non-RLS sufferers.
RLS is considered to be a neurological disorder which causes unpleasant [...]
Many professional athletes in the United States turn to Chiropractic to help them through the rigors and physical demands of their sport. Players on the men’s professional golf tour have chiropractors available to them at all of their tournaments. Many professional football players get Chiropractic help following rough and tumble games. Now professional baseball organizations [...]
Information on the general ineffectiveness of cough medicines has been in the news recently, leaving the parents of coughing youngsters wondering where to turn to find a source of relief for their child. Now, a time tested product may offer the answer that has eluded modern-day parents. The solution is in the cupboard and not [...]
Here is more good news for older adults who get regular exercise in the course of living. Persons who include calorie-burning activities in their daily life reduce their risk of death over those who chose a more sedentary life style.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recently sponsored a study that involved 302 older adults aged [...]
An old adage claims that “laughter is the best medicine.” When it occurs, it’s usually a pretty good indicator that a happy moment has happened. But, what about anticipated laughter? Would looking forward to some happy times in the future produce an equally beneficial effect on a person today?
That’s what researchers at the University of [...]
The U.S House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate recently voted to override a Presidential veto on the 2008 Farm Bill. Included in that legislation was a provision to ensure Country-of-Origin Labeling (C.O.O.L.) for all meats and produce produces entering the United States.
Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R – CA) has been working for over 6 [...]
Numerous manufacturing deficiencies sited at its West Point, PA, plant are the target of a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Warning Letter recently delivered to Merck & Company, Inc. The 9-page FDA letter said inspectors found “significant objectionable conditions” in the manufacture of vaccines and drug ingredients. This is the same plant where [...]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating an outbreak of acute allergic-type reactions among patients who have undergone hemodialysis (dialysis* of the blood) since November 27, 2007. The total number of reported cases is now near 60 as the CDC takes its search nationwide. The thrust of the investigation has [...]
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