Toxic Town

Our health depends on the health of our planet, and overall, neither are faring too well these days. Sometimes the toxic assault is concentrated and dramatic, as in the case of cancer clusters like the one in Crossett, Arkansas, where among 15 families living on Penn Road, there have been 11 deaths. Many more remain […]

How Toxins Linger in the Environment, & Other News of Note

Environmental Pollutants Lurk Long After They “Disappear” (ScienceDaily) The health implications of polluting the environment weigh increasingly on our public consciousness, and pharmaceutical wastes continue to be a main culprit. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher says that current testing for these dangerous contaminants isn’t going far enough. Dr. Dror Avisar, head of the Hydro-Chemistry […]

Perio Health – Fertility Link, & Other News of Note

“Floss for Fertility,” Women Advised (BBC) Women who want the best chance of having a baby should make sure they floss their teeth regularly, say doctors. Poor oral health is as bad for fertility as obesity – delaying conception by about two months. Experts at a fertility meeting in Sweden heard how women with gum […]

How Pool Water Can Hurt Your Teeth, & Other News of Note

Pool Water May Strip Tooth Enamel (Futurity.org) Taking a dip in the backyard pool may cause permanent damage to teeth if chlorine and pH levels are not properly maintained. “Improperly maintained pool chlorination in swimming pools can cause rapid and excessive erosion of dental enamel,” says Leila Jahangiri, a clinical associate professor prosthodontics of New […]

Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs, & Other News of Note

Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs (Dental Tribune) Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections can be […]

Growing New Teeth to Replace Decayed Ones & Other News of Note

Gel That Can Help Decayed Teeth Grow Back Could End Fillings (Mail Online) The gel, which is being developed by scientists in France, works by prompting cells in teeth to start multiplying. They then form healthy new tooth tissue that gradually replaces what has been lost to decay. Researchers say in lab studies it took […]

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 […]

Eminently Quotable: Bobby McLeod

When the earth is sick and polluted, human health is impossible…. To heal ourselves we must heal our planet, and to heal our planet we must heal ourselves.         According to Wikipedia, “Bobby McLeod (1947 – May 30, 2009) was an Aboriginal activist, poet, healer, musician and Yuin elder. He was from […]

Quick Links: ‘That Viagra for Women Study,’ Saliva Proteins, Chemical Scents & CAM for MS

What’s Wrong with that ‘Viagra for Women’ Study in JAMA? (Jim Edwards’ NRx) Licking Your Wounds: Scientists Isolate Compound in Human Saliva that Speeds Wound Healing (PhysOrg) Fresh Scent May Hide Toxic Secret (Seattle P-I) Exposure to Bad Air Raises Blood Pressure (Science Daily) ‘New Car Smell’ Becoming Less Toxic (CNET News) Complementary and Alternative […]