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UN health chief cautions H1N1 may not be conquered until 2011 
29 December 2009 - The moderate impact of the H1N1 pandemic is the “best possible health news of the decade,” but the head of the

Minute organs in the ear can alter brain blood flow
December 27, 2009 Minute organs hidden deep within the ear appear to directly alter blood flow to the brain, scientists have revealed.

Drinking cups of tea and coffee 'can prevent diabetes' 
December 15, 2009, Tea and coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a large body of evidence shows. 

Vitamin A 
Posted 21 Dec 2009 - Vitamin A is fat soluble vitamin, which means it is stored in the fat tissues of the body for a few days to up to six months. 

Artificial retina gives woman limited vision after decades of darkness 
December 11, 2009 (CNN) -- As a thick, gray haze began to descend over the words in her schoolbooks, and eventually the faces of loved

To keep muscles strong, “garbage” must go 
Dec. 3, 2009 To maintain muscle strength with age, cells must get rid of garbage that slowly accumulates in them, just as a household
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Funding, commitment gaps threaten gains in curbing measles deaths, UN warns 
3 December 2009 - Global measles deaths have fallen by 78 per cent within the past decade, with vaccinations saving some 4.3 

Gene offers bowel cancer 'shield' 
25 November 2009 - A gene known to shield the body from harmful chemicals may also protect against bowel cancer, a study
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Conscious man trapped in 23-year 'coma' 
23 November 2009 - A man thought to be in a coma for 23 years after he was left paralysed by a car crash was misdiagnosed by
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Health care for women still far below need and expectation, UN report finds 
9 November 2009 - Many of the world's countries continue to fail to meet the health-care needs of women at key stages of their lives,
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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu spreads 'between patients' 
20 November 2009 - Health officials say a Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu has spread between hospital patients.
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Ban urges support for developing countries in combating diabetes 
14 November 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater support to developing countries in preventing diabetes,
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UN-backed Global Fund awards $2.4 billion to fight killer diseases over next two years 
12 November 2009 - The United Nations-backed Global Fund today announced that it has approved new grants worth $2.4 billion to
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UN health agency set to receive 50 million H1N1 vaccines for developing countries 
10 November 2009 - A giant pharmaceutical company is slated to donate 50 million doses of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine to the
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Life-logging camera brings new hope for memory-loss patients
November 5, 2009 STORY HIGHLIGHTS, A small, wearable digital camera could be used to treat memory-loss patients.
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US House backs healthcare reforms
8 Nov The US House of Representatives has backed a healthcare bill in a step towards reforms promised by President Obama,

Child obesity 'is levelling off'
Nov 3 Forecasts of a huge rise in obesity among children in England have been significantly downgraded following a new analysis of

Aspirin 'only for heart patients'
3 Nov The use of aspirin to ward off heart attacks and strokes in those who do not have obvious cardiovascular disease should be

Depression link to processed food
2 Nov Eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression, research suggests.

New UN campaign aims to save over 5 million children from pneumonia deaths
1 November 2009 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new action plan

Thousands in Asia-Pacific sprint to fight H1N1 - UN
31 October 2009 - Some 11,000 people have taken part in today's United Nations running festival in Bangkok, Thailand, to raise

UN health agency urges countries to remain prepared for H1N1 virus
3 November 2009 - The United Nations health agency today reiterated that countries need to remain prepared for the H1N1 virus,

Lawmakers vow to take urgent measures strengthening reproductive health and rights
28 October 2009 - Parliamentarians from some 115 countries pledged to promote sexual and reproductive health as well as women's

UN-backed project seeks to ensure medicines reach needy in time of crises
27 October 2009 - The ability to safely deliver medicines during humanitarian crises around the world is just as crucial as being able

Tony Blair attends launch of Transatlantic Healthcare Alliance between Yale University and University College London
Posted 27 Oct 2009 Recognizing their shared aspirations for the advancement of biomedical research and healthcare for people

Cancer May Pass From Pregnant Mom to Baby
Oct. 12, 2009 -- Researchers have found new evidence that it's possible for a mother with cancer to pass the disease on to her

Ban calls for donor support to treat mental disorders in developing countries
10 October 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used World Mental Health Day today to appeal for donor support to care for Read Read more

International pact needed to prevent organ trafficking, UN-backed study says
13 October 2009 - A new, binding international treaty is needed to prevent trafficking in organs, tissues and cells (OTC), protect

ROME, OCT. 15, 2009 (Zenit.org).- A Rome conference which drew together world leaders in the field of HIV/ AIDS has highlighted
Quality health care key to averting unnecessary deaths in childbirth, says Ban
8 October 2009 - Investing in quality health care in poor countries can make a dramatic difference to the survival rates of the

Heat-Treated Tumors Respond Better to Chemotherapy
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:49 AM   
Cancer patients whose tumors are targeted with heat treatment as well as chemotherapy are more likely to stay alive and cancer-free for longer than those who receive only chemotherapy, researchers said on Tuesday.

'Gene cure' for colour blindness
16 September 2009 18:03 UK
Scientists say they are step closer to curing colour blindness using gene therapy. A US team were able to restore full colour vision to adult monkeys born without the ability to distinguish between the colours red and green.
Doctors warn on climate failure
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 00:31 UK
Failure to agree a new UN climate deal in December will bring a “global health catastrophe”, say 18 of the world's professional medical organizations.
UN health agency outlines measures to reduce impact of H1N1 flu in schools
11 September 2009 - The United Nations health agency today outlined steps schools can take to reduce the impact of the H1N1 influenza pandemic...
UN's anti-malaria envoy confident of reaching protection milestone in Africa
27 August 2009 - The official tasked with spearheading United Nations efforts to tackle malaria says he is confident that the world can achieve Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's goal of providing
Otherwise healthy people do not need antivirals for H1N1, says UN health agency 
21 August 2009 - Otherwise healthy people infected with the H1N1 virus do not need to be treated with antiviral drugs,
Your Body Literally Glows With Light 
August 15, 2009, 
The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day. Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels which can be seen with the naked eye
Low health standards impeding recognition of indigenous peoples' rights - Ban
9 August 2009 - The low standards of health among indigenous communities is perpetuating the gap in many countries between the recognition of their rights and the actual situation on the ground, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for swift action to find solutions.
Scientists find a new strain of HIV
August 2009
Gorillas have been found, for the first time, to be a source of HIV.
Previous research had shown the HIV-1 strain, the main source of human infections, with 33m cases worldwide, originated from a virus in chimpanzees.

Influenza A(H1N1): UN public health arm to determine most vunerable age groups
28 July 2009 - The focus of the United Nations health agency's efforts in easing the impact of influenza A(H1N1) has shifted to identifying age groups most at risk from contracting the virus, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson said today.
Poorest at risk of worst diabetes
26 July 2009
Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes
The poorest people in the UK are more than twice as likely to have diabetes at any age than the average person, a charity has warned.
Saliva test for early birth risk
22 July 2009
It is still unknown why about 40,000 UK women a year give birth prematurely . A simple saliva test could help spot which expectant women are likely to go into premature labour, experts believe. 
World-first H1N1 vaccine trial underway  
22nd July 2009, 17:44 WST
A vaccine for the deadly swine flu could be available within weeks as Australia, which has already recorded more than 40 deaths, begins world-first human trials.
Half-brain girl sees all in one eye 
Monday, July 20 02:35 pm
Scientists say they had discovered how a girl born with half a brain has both fields of vision in one eye. Skip related content
Innovation key to ensuring adequate vaccines for all, says UN health chief 
14 July 2009 - The manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccines is “woefully” inadequate for a world of 6.8 billion people, the head of the United Nations health agency said today, highlighting...

New UN-backed report finds declining funding levels for HIV vaccine research      
20 July 2009 - A new United Nations-backed report on investment in HIV prevention research in 2008 finds that funding levels for a possible vaccine for the virus have decreased for the first time since investment trends have been tracked. 

22 June 2009, Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks on receiving the Polio Champion Award from Rotary International, in Birmingham, United Kingdom, on Sunday, 21 June: 

UNICEF uses text messages to spread the word about polio in Zambia     
20 July 2009 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will be sending text messages to millions of Zambian parents this week as part of a new initiative to harness modern technology in the fight to prevent polio. 

Pregnant swine flu patients fighting for life     
ABC - July 16
Pregnant women are among those fighting for their lives after contracting swine flu.  Health authorities in New South Wales are now urging expectant mothers to take extra care - and go to their doctors early if they have flu symptoms.

Countries plan swine flu vaccinations     
15 July 2009
The "unstoppable" swine flu pandemic on Tuesday raised fears of millions of cases by next year and countries talked about mass vaccinations, while South America sought a united front to combat the disease.

Global cooperation key to boosting public health - UN Economic and Social Council     
9 July 2009 - A high-level United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) gathering wrapped up today with a call for global cooperation to tackle public health challenges in the face of interrelated food, economic and climate crises which are stalling efforts to reach development targets.

Flu - What is the flu?    
Posted 12 July 2009
The flu, or influenza, starts with a virus that causes a respiratory illness. Flu symptoms include a high fever, chills, and dry cough, sore throat, and muscle aches. Young children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to flu and resulting complications.

Cancer fight in developing world gets boost from joint UN initiative    
26 May 2009 - Two United Nations agencies are launching a joint initiative aimed at strengthening and accelerating efforts to fight cancer in developing countries, using their respective strengths in the areas of health and radiation medicine. 


Rife Revisited?   
Last Updated Saturday, 04 July 2009
Will  scientists someday be able to 'dial up' an electromagnetic treatment for some people's cancer? Possibly, according to scientists at eight laboratories in five  countries, who published an interesting article recently in the Journal of Experimental Clinical Cancer Research (2009;28:51).
Why the world needs global health initiatives  
Honourable Mayor of Venice, honourable President of the Veneto Region, honourable ministers, colleagues from the United Nations system, representatives of global health initiatives, researchers and academics, civil society, ladies and gentlemen,
WHO warns swine flu 'unstoppable'   
Friday 3rd July,
WHO calls for vigilance over swine flu
The UN's top health official has opened a forum in Mexico on combating swine flu by saying that the spread of the virus worldwide is now unstoppable.
Swine flu fears hit Wimbledon as toll hits 70,000   
June 30
LONDON (AFP) - Swine flu fears hit the Wimbledon tennis championships on Monday as WHO figures showed global cases leaping past 70,000 while Australian researchers said a vaccine could be ready in months.
Fourth swine flu sufferer dies   
AAP June 26, 2009, 7:45 pm
A 71-year-old Melbourne woman has become the fourth Australian with swine flu to die.
Second person dies with swine flu in Vic    
AAP June 24, 2009, 5:24 pm
Victorian Health Minister Daniel Andrews says a 50-year-old Victorian woman has died from swine flu.
Vic man with swine flu dies in hospital   
AAP June 23, 2009, 5:26 pm
A 35-year-old Victorian man who had been diagnosed with swine flu has died in hospital. 
Switzerland inserts complementary medicine in the constitution   
Press release of 18 May 2009
On 17 May 2009 the Swiss people voted in favour of a constitutional article for complementary medicine in a national vote. 67 percent of voters supported the new constitutional article.
Man with swine flu dies in Adelaide   
AAP June 19, 2009, 9:07 pm
A West Australian man has become the first person with swine flu to die in Australia.  The 26-year-old man died in the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) on Friday afternoon after being diagnosed with the virus on Thursday.
Head of UN agency calls for 'fairness' in global health policies  
15 June 2009 - The head of the United Nations public health arm today urged senior government officials to place “fairness” at the core of decisions to protect the most vulnerable against major
worldwide crises.
First flu vaccine batch produced  
AAP June 12, 2009, 6:39 pm
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said it was making faster than expected progress on the production of a vaccine against swine flu.
World facing global A(H1N1) flu pandemic, announces UN health agency 
11 June 2009 - The A(H1N1) influenza outbreak has officially reached global pandemic levels, the public health arm of the United Nations announced today, as it raised its warning system to Phase 6.
Five with swine flu in intensive care 
Five people with swine flu have been placed in intensive care in Victoria and residents at three nursing homes are being tested for the potentially deadly virus. 
UN-backed fund lauds Australia's offer to convert debt into health initiatives
28 May 2009 - The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed Australia's decision to join an innovative debt conversion scheme which enables poor countries to free up more resources to fight the three deadly diseases.

Experts urge new screening for diabetes
(CNN) -- A diabetes test that measures a person's average blood glucose control over the preceding two to three months is being recommended as the new diagnostic tool for the condition. 
More than 1,000 confirmed with swine flu
AAP June 7, 2009, 8:28 am
More than 1,000 Australians have tested positive for swine flu. Eight people in Tasmania have now been confirmed as having the virus after two more positive results.
Australian swine flu tally hits 303
ABC May 31, 2009, 2:30 pm
Over 300 people have been diagnosed with swine flu in Australia, health authorities have confirmed.  The number of swine flu cases diagnosed in Victoria has risen to 212 - making up more than a third of the national total.
Vic doctors' flu supplies 'running out'     
AAP May 30, 2009, 4:40 pm
The swine flu outbreak has escalated in Victoria with the first cases outside Melbourne confirmed on Saturday.
Three country residents are among 35 new cases diagnosed since Friday. There are now 173 Victorians with confirmed swine flu, an increase of 74 in less than 24 hours.
“Swine Flu” was circulating undetected, scientists say 
May 23, 2009
Courtesy Science and World Science staff
By sequencing the genomes of more than 50 samples of the new A(H1N1) influenza or “Swine Flu” virus, researchers have found that the virus is distantly related to its nearest relatives.
Swine flu vaccine months away: Roxon 
AAP May 27, 2009, 7:58 am
A vaccine to counter human swine flu is still some months away, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says.
At least 50 cases of A(H1N1) virus have been confirmed in Australia, and more are expected.
New cases of swine flu on cruise ship
May 26, 2009, 6:19 am 
Two children aboard a cruise ship that arrived in Sydney on Monday are the latest Australian swine flu cases.
The boys bring to 22 the number of people detected with the virus in Australia.
Swine flu has arrived: experts
With confirmation of the first human-to-human transmissions on Australian soil, swine flu has officially arrived.
Health Minister Nicola Roxon says new cases should now be expected with every hour, in keeping with expert predictions the virus would eventually side-step border control efforts and spread within the community.
Transgenic Plants for Food Security in the Context of Development
Poverty in developing countries is usually linked to low agricultural productivity. Inadequate quantity and quality of food impacts human development potential, physically and mentally.
Reliable information on new flu critical - WHO chief 
18 May 2009 - Obtaining reliable information on the different aspects of the influenza A(H1N1) infection is critical to make informed decisions on how to manage the outbreak and prepare for a possible global pandemic,
Flu will spread, say health authorities
Victorian health authorities have moved to contain the "inevitable" spread of swine flu by closing a Melbourne school after two pupils
were infected with the virus.
A Genetic Clue to Why Autism Affects Boys More
By ALICE PARK Alice Park-Wed May 20, 6:20 am ET
Among the many mysteries that befuddle autism researchers: why the disorder affects boys four times more often than girls. But in new findings reported online today by the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers say they have found a genetic clue that may help explain the disparity.
Third Australian swine flu case confirmed
 20 May 2009 | 03:16:54 PM | Source: AAP
A third swine flu case has been confirmed in Australia, NSW Health Minister John Della Bosca says.
    * Swine flu cases set to top 10,000
    * Japan flu cases rise, 2,000 schools shut
Acupuncture found to beat “usual” care for back pain
May 11, 2009 - Courtesy JAMA/Archives Journals and World Science staff
Three types of acupuncture therapy—including one described as only “simulated” acupuncture —appeared more effective than usual care for chronic low back pain in a new study, researchers report.
Number of confirmed influenza A(H1N1) cases rises to nearly 6,500 - UN agency
14 May 2009 - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that nearly 6,500 laboratory-confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) infection have been reported by 33 countries, adding that the death toll has increased to 65. 
Ban urges global solidarity to tackle influenza A(H1N1) outbreak
The A(H1N1) situation needs to be carefully monitored 5 May 2009 - The current influenza A(H1N1) outbreak is yet another
reminder of just how much countries are interconnected, Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon emphasized today, urging global solidarity to tackle the virus.
Warning against diet supplements for swine flu
LONDON, England -- Several associations in the alternative medicine industry have joined forces to warn against non-conventional remedies that claim to cure or prevent swine flu.
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 17
6 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 6 May 2009, 22 countries have officially reported 1516 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 822 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 29 deaths. The United States has reported 403 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Use of antiviral drugs against influenza A(H1N1)  
5 May 2009
For what purposes can antiviral drugs be used against
influenza A(H1N1)? So far most people who have contracted the new A (H1N1) virus have experienced influenza-like symptoms (such as sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever, malaise, headache, joint/muscle pain) and recovered without antiviral treatment.
WHO raises swine flu alert to 5 out of 6
The World Health Organisation raised its flu alert on Wednesday signalling a swine flu pandemic is "imminent" as a toddler in the United States became the first to die of the disease outside of Mexico .
QLD on alert amid 16 suspected flu cases
There are nearly fifty suspected cases of swine flu across Australia, as the virus spreads worldwide. Doctors are looking at ten cases in New South Wales, 14 in South Australia , 16 in Queensland, five in the ACT and three in Western Australia . In Victoria, three tourists were tested for the virus but were found to be clear. 
Swine Flu FAQ
What is swine influenza? It is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. It regularly
causes high flu outbreaks in pigs but with low death rates. There are four main sub-types of the virus, but the most recent isolated influenza viruses from pigs have been H1N1 viruses.
UN cranks up global pandemic alert level to phase 4 due to swine flu spread  
Global alarm as swine influenza virus spreads
27 April 2009 - With increasing numbers of people contracting the deadly swine flu virus, the United Nations health agency today elevated the international pandemic alert to phase 4, on a six- point scale, for the first time since the current warning system was introduced in 2005 in response to the avian influenza crisis.
Australia is prepared for swine flu: AMA 
Australia is well prepared to deal with a potentially deadly swine flu outbreak if one occurs, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says.  The new influenza strain, feared to have killed 86 people in Mexico and infected 20 in the United States, has "pandemic potential", the World Health Organisation has warned.
UN-NGO IRENE Pacific Asia Conference 
I am glad to inform you, my dear friends and fellow IRENE coordinators that we hosted another seccessful UN-NGO-IRENE/ Asia-Pacific Conference, the 4th of its kind, on 19th March 2009 in Beijing. It was focused on Public Health Awareness...
Can the Human Lifespan Reach 1,000 Years -Some Experts Say "Yes"
27 March 2009, Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey has famously stated, “The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years or younger can expect to live for centuries.”
New electrical stimulation technology may hold the key to allowing stroke victims walk again
Electrical stimulation is a technique that has been used in rehabilitation and sports medicine for years. The technique applies electricity to a muscle causing it to contract involuntarily, helping to tone and build muscle tissue.
Vaccine to prevent colon cancer being tested in patients
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have begun testing a vaccine that might be able to prevent colon cancer in people at high risk for developing the disease.
Malvern, PA, [October 8, 2008] - Neuronetics, Inc., a privately-held medical device company and a leader in the field of neuromodulation, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its NeuroStar TMS (Transcranial
Magnetic Stimulation)
Magnet Device Aims to Treat Depression Patients 
The FDA has approved a brain stimulator for those suffering from depression.
The government has approved the first noninvasive brain stimulator to treat depression - a device that beams magnetic pulses through the skull. If it sounds like science-fiction....
Juices with added extras may be harmful 
Fruit juices containing added extras do not have significant health benefits and may be harmful to some people, Australia's leading
consumer group says.
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Vaccine method 'offers instant immunity' 
In a breakthrough, a method of vaccination has been developed that provides instant immunity, researchers say. The new approach has the potential to give humans spontaneous protection against diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, toxins and even cancerous cells, they said.
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Caffeine may reduce skin cancer risk
Scientists are getting closer to understanding how drinking tea or coffee can reduce the risk of skin cancer.  A US study has found caffeine plays a protective role for damaged skin by boosting the body's natural process called apoptosis, or synchronised cell suicide. 
Calcium cuts colon cancer risk 
Regular consumption of calcium appears to cut the risk of developing colon cancer or other tumours of the digestive system, a new study said.  'In both men and women, dairy food and calcium intakes were inversely associated with cancers of the digestive system,' the authors of the study in the Archives of Internal Medicine wrote. 
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B Vitamins May Lower Risk of Macular Degeneration 
Among health concerns for the elderly is vision loss, which is not surprising given that there is a 1 in 3 chance of having some kind of vision reduction by the age of 65. One of the most common vision-related issues is age- related macular degeneration (AMD). 
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New Protocol for Newborn Baby Screenings 
There has been a new breakthrough for babies with a new protocol being required to screen for 29 life- threatening and debilitating conditions directly following birth. Mandatory in all 50 states, 24 states along with the District of Columbia have already implemented the new screening.
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Food Combining: The Little-Understood Secret to Optimal Health & Weight Revealed 
Steak and potatoes, tuna-noodle casserole, scrambled eggs with toast... these classic American meals are also classic examples of why the Standard American Diet is making us fatter and more prone to disease. After eating one of those traditional American meals, you might experience bloating or feel gassy, dehydrated or tired. No wonder! They violate all the principles of food combining.
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From oral to moral? Dirty deeds may prompt -bad taste- reaction 
When people say immoral behaviours -leave a bad taste in your mouth,- that may be more than a metaphor, some psychologists say.
A new study suggests moral disgust triggers a physical reaction much like the one bad tastes provoke, and thus may be linked to older forms of revulsion related to poison and disease.
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How can we protect our bodies from Degenerative Diseases?  Many people die from degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, etc. A major cause of degenerative disease is oxidative stress caused by free radicals.  What are Free radicals? Free Radicals are highly reactive oxygen molecules that damage normal cells. These free radicals are continuously produced within the body by our normal metabolic processes and are an essential part of energy production. The majority of these free radicals are short-lived and do no harm however, with excessive production they pose a problem. The Cause of Free Radicals:
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What Is Herbal Medicine?   
Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to the use of any plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Long practiced outside of conventional medicine, herbalism is becoming more mainstream as up-to-date analysis and research show their value in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Geopathic Stress - Could Your House Be Responsible For Your Illness  
The term "Geopathic Stress" is used to describe negative energies, also known as 'harmful earth rays', which emanate from the earth and cause discomfort and ill health to those living above.  Earth energies can be bad, good, or neutral...
Bio - Energy Therapy 
Bio- energy therapy is defined as; Quantum Energy & Electromagnetic waves emitting from the practitioner ie. transition of bio-energy.  It is either -non contact- or -soft touch- and is a spontaneous method with no additional means required by the practitioner.
Antioxidants and Free Radicals
What do we need to protect our bodies from degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer disease, diabetes.... Before we continue on, we should be aware that 75% of people die from Degenerative disease.  Medical research now tells us that the major cause of Degenerative disease is Oxidative stress caused by Free Radicals
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Connectedness has Acquired a New Meaning for Health
For today's health researchers, a persons connectedness with family,friends, and community has a new significance.  It means fewer illnesses and medical complications, and faster recovery and rehabilitation. Connectedness may be the single most important factor for survival. Just ten or fifteen years ago, had anyone blamed loneliness for physical illness.

Eating with Awareness
Digestion is one of three processes by which food becomes part of our body.Through digestion, the food we eat is softened and broken down into a form that's soluble. The most important factor in proper digestion is whether or not food has been properly alkalised before it reaches the stomach. This can be achieved partly through proper chewing, which releases.

Fighting Childhood Obesity: Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Today in the United States, nearly 25 million children are obese or overweight. Childhood obesity is increase at an alarming rate, and if current trends continue, today's kids could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents.

Health Via Food
Health: All are talking about Health. What is health? We can say health means,the state of not having any kind illness. Of course, both our body and mind should be healthy. One of the best ways to maintain our health is to maintain our food. Many people think that we should eat more to become more healthy. What we eat day-to-day,

Integrating Alternative Medicine and Conventional Medicine
Until recently, there has been a battle between proponents of alternative medicine and believers in conventional medicine. It seemed that to back one was to deny the other. This is no longer the case. An increasingly knowledgeable public is aiming for health and wellness, a more general term that recognises that both conventional medicine and alternative medicine...

System in crisis as hospitals fail most targets
HOSPITALS in Victoria (are still failing to meet five out of nine performance targets, prompting the Australian Medical Association to declare the system to be in crisis.  Health: All are talking about Health. What is health? We can say health means, the state of not having any kind illness. Of course, both our body and...

The Benefits of Fasting
IN THIS ARTICLE YOU WILL learn about some of the tremendous benefits that can be derived from a properly conducted fast.  When properly utilized,fasting is a safe and effective means of maximizing the body-s self-healing capacities.  The results can be truly amazing. Before going on to describe some of the many advantages of fasting, let-s define it...

Using meditation techniques to manage chronic pain mindfully
In a quiet room in a hospital basement, seven men and women are sitting around a table in comfortable, upright chairs. It is the sixth week of Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals eight-week pain management course and they are here for the mindfulness meditation session led by clinical psychologist Lynne Bousfield. All have lived with chronic pain...