How Stress Triggers Immune System, & Other News of Note

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System (USA Today) Shedding some light on why stress might be bad for you, a new study finds that parts of your immune system ramp up when you get into personal conflicts with others. It’s not clear how this effect of stress may make you sick, but the activated …

Another Reason to Kick the Sugar Habit, & Other News of Note

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps Your Skin Age Prematurely (New Scientist) A sweet tooth does more than pack on the pounds. It causes your skin to age prematurely, making you look older than you really are. But how much older? A team led by Diana van Heemst at Leiden University in the Netherlands divided 569 …

Just What the Doctor Didn’t Order

Did you catch this news item last week?     It brought to mind an article Dr. Verigin wrote for Biosis more than 5 years ago:     Reflecting on his evolution as a biological dentist, Dr. Verigin used the example of mercury amalgam to illustrate the kind of thinking that puts product – and …

Stat!: No Haven of Health

Odds of dying in a plane crash: 1 in 10,000,000 Odds of dying in a hospital due to medical error: 1 in 300 Odds of experiencing any medical error while hospitalized: 1 in 10 The main cause? Infections – over half of which could be “prevented if health care workers [would] clean their hands with …

“Medicine” Is That Which Has Been Proven to Work?

A while back, we posted an article on the “alternative medicine” canard and the double standard of proof that holistic health practices are often held to. In it, we quoted from a paper by Kenneth R. Pelletier of Arizona State University and UC San Francisco – a passage worth repeating here as we look to …

Effects of Too Many Dental X-Rays & Other News of Note

Dental X-Ray Link to Thyroid Cancer (Telegraph) In a study of 313 cancer patients, scientists from Brighton, Cambridge and Kuwait found the chances of developing cancer rose with increasing numbers of dental X-rays. The researchers said the idea that dental radiography is absolutely safe merits further examination due to their findings. They argued that their …

Stat!: Medical Overkill & Waste

Portion of medical tests and treatment done yearly in the US that may not be needed: 1/5 to nearly 1/3 of all procedures World rank of US citizens in terms of most medical radiation received: 1 Number of antibiotic prescriptions given annually for viruses: “Tens of millions”   According to a recent study in Health …

27 Health & Wellness Articles Worth a Look

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 27 more articles that have stacked up over …