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6 Exercises to Relieve Back Pain


One of the most bothersome and often debilitating pains a person can be afflicted with is back pain. Back pain can inhibit your ability to enjoy...

Depression Raises Impotence Risk in Diabetics


The stresses of daily diabetes care and the management of your health can build until its explosive. You may feel alone or set apart from your...

20 Drugs the FDA is Watching


The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is the United States government agency that enforces laws on the manufacturing, testing, and use of medical...

Adam Yauch Diagnosed with Parotid Gland Cancer

Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys was diagnosed with cancer last week, which caused the group to cancel their scheduled release of new album...



Parotid Gland Tumor (Cancer)


A Parotid Gland Tumor is a cancer of the mouth. Considered highly treatable, a parotid gland tumor is painful but not considered life threatening...

What the FDA Isn't Telling You


The United States Food and Drug Administration are supposed to be the authority on all drugs available in the country.  No drug can be sold...

Swine Flu Symptoms Checker


The following Swine Flu Symptoms Checker should not be used as a replacement for medical advice. Please consult with a doctor if you are...

Regina Benjamin Becomes Surgeon General


Regina Benjamin has become the Obama administration's surgeon general. The surgeon general is the head of the United States' public health service...

H1N1 Swine Flu Virus Now Resistant to Tamiflu


The flu treatment Tamiflu may no longer be effective against all strains of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus. A Danish citizen who had already recieved...

Demerol: Potentially Fatal Drug


Demerol is a narcotic drug used to treat extreme pain in surgery or pregnancy. Demerol is a synthetic narcotic, closely related to the opiod...

Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62


Farrah Fawcett in red swimsuit poster smilingFarrah Fawcett died today of the anal cancer that she has been battling for years. Just hours before her death she was visited by a priest who...

Farrah Fawcett Last Rites


A priest has been called in to Farrah Fawcett's hospital room, where she may be recieving her last rites -- a Catholic ritual for the sick who are...

Michael Jackson Dead at 50


Michael Jackson (not Micheal Jackson) was found to be not breathing after fire fighters responded to a 911 call. The singer was transferred to...

Michael Jackson Heart Attack Update


Michael Jackson suffered a massive heart attack, which led to the singer's death late this afternoon. Fans are gathering outside of the UCLA...

Mediterranean Diet Increases Longevity


The Mediterranean Diet may be linked to longevity – Researchers working for the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition...

Ed McMahon Dies of Cancer


Ed McMahon and Johnny Carson The Tonight Show in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaEd McMahon is dead at 86 years old. The cultural icon and sidekick on Johnny Carson’s late-night television show passed away at the Ronald Reagan...

Obama Drug Company Agreement


President Barrack Obama reached an agreement with drug companies last week that will close the gap in drug coverage provided by Medicare. Obama's...

Nestle Cookie Dough Recall


A Massive Nestle Cookie Dough Recall is under way today due to the discovery of E. Coli Bacteria by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Nestle...

Continental Airlines Pilot Dies During Flight


The captain of Continental Airlines flight 61 died of natural causes while flying from Brussels to New York.

Hypochondriasis: Hypochondriac Help


Hypochondriasis, sometimes reffered to as hypochondria or health phobia, is an excessive preoccupation with the thought of having a serious...

Green Now, Green Again!


6 ways you can Go Green Again and do it RIGHT NOW! Going green is a trend that has been around for a number of years, and has been gaining...

Real Age Test: What is it?


The Real Age Test is Dr. Roizen's latest appearance on Oprah was all about the Real Age Test which is used to determine the "real age" of a person...

Zicam Recall


Zicam Nasal Gel has recently faced threats of an FDA recall due to a side effect that can destroy the sense of smell. The Food and Drug...

AMA Annual Meeting: Healthcare Reform


President Obama faces a skeptical audience today at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting held in Chicago, Illinois. The president...

Obama Speaks at AMA Annual Meeting


President Barack Obama asked skeptical doctors Monday to get behind an overhaul of the nation's health care system, declaring the system a...

Red Yeast Rice Instead of Statin


Red yeast rice may be the newest supplement to provide alternative treatment to patients who cannot tolerate therapeutic doses of statin.

Pua Aloalo Health Benefits


The beautiful Hawaiian Haibiscus flower,Pua Aloalo has long been revered by the Hawaiian people. 

Dystonia Cure: Botox


Dystonia is a muscle disorder that is noticeable through the involuntary sustained muscle contractions it causes in those who are affected. People...

Anti Aging Foods


Eating the right foods can not only help you look younger, feel younger but can lengthen your life! Defeating the aging process is really not that...

Cancer Prevention: Lose Weight


Colorectal growths, also known as colorectal polyps or colorectal adenomas are abnormal tissue or tumor growths that project from a mucous...

Fabric Softener: Toxic!


A recent report indicates that fabric softeners found in most homes are highly toxic. According to reports, fabric softeners are among the most...

Side Effects: Resveratrol


The side effects of Resveratrol are relatively unknown - the only reports available seem to be those generated by distributors of Resveratrol...

Goop.com: Addiction


Gwyneth Paltrow, creator of Goop.com recently started a conversation with various experts on addiction. The exchange shows what it means to be...

National Donut Day: Free Donuts!


Donut chains nationwide will be giving away free donuts today because of a national holdiay known simply as "Free Donut Day".

Racing For Recovery


Racing For Recovery is the growing idea that drug addiction and alcoholism can be cured by focusing one’s energies towards something positive.

Dry White Wine


Dry white wines are not just for those who are new to drinking wines - some of the most revered wines worldwide are dry whites. A dry white wine...

Anorexia Nervosa: Eating Disorder Help


Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder.  Individuals that have anorexia have an extreme fear of gaining weight.  They will limit how much food...

Home Remedies For Acne


Acne can be damaging both physically and emotionally. Check out these home remedies for acne that may help finally clear your skin.

Pseudocyesis: False Pregancy


Pseudocyesis, also known as 'false pregnancy' in humans and pseudopregnancy in other mammals, is the appearance of clinical and/or subclinical...

Healthy Dieting Tips


Are you looking for a way to lose weight without having to go on a starvation diet? You can lose weight easily and sensible if you just follow...

Remedies For Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Usually people with IBS are doomed to a life of comfortable situations, what they do not realize is that there are many natural ways to treat IBS...

Thyroid Disease Symptoms


Thyroid disease might be something that you have not heard of, but it affects many people everyday. The good news is thyroid disease is completely...

Multiple Sclerosis


medical art of man detailing Multiple Sclerosis symptomsFor the human body to correctly and normally operate, the brain and body must effectively communicate using the nervous system.  The disease named...

Proteus Syndrome (Purple Urine)


Purple pee is caused by a heavy growth of Providencia rettgeri, a bacteria that produces ammonia. Check out the case study Al-Jubouri and Vardhan...

Alternative Medicine


Alternative Medicine is a science that combines the knowledge and power of modern medicine alongside the wisdom of ancient healing. For a person...

Digestive Supplement


I found a product review for this stuff called ActiveZyme, I have heard of it before but never got around to seeing what it's all about....

Home Remedies


Aging gracefully can be done! With just a few basic ingredients that a common to obtain from local retail shops you can start looking your best....

Beef Recall: Danger Update


If you were planning on having a backyard barbeque over the memorial day weekend, you might want to reconsider. The USDA ordered a recall of over ...

Skin Cancer


Skin care is a serious problem and definite risk.  The sun's rays have long been thought harmful, and now the truth of that fear has been proven. ...

World No Tobacco Day


The World No Tobacco Day 2009 theme is “Tobacco Health Warnings”. Every year the World health Organization (WHO) holds an anti-tobacco day in an...

Amy Mickelson: Breast Cancer


Amy Mickelson, wife of pro golfer Phil Mickelson, has been diagnosed with breast cancer - her husband has dropped everything to be at her side....

Lose Wight: NOW!


Want to lose those stubborn pounds and inches that just wont seem to come off? Check out the diet advice below and follow it for three days -...

Missing Link Found


The missing link that verifies Darwin's theory of evolution is said to have been found in Germany:

Prevent Breast Cancer


One of the most commonly diagnosed and most devastating diagnoses to get is that of breast cancer. The numbers are staggering, especially when you...

Wayne Allwine: Voice of Mickey Mouse Dies


Wayne Allwine, voice of America's beloved cartoon character Mickey Mouse passed away Monday due to complications with diabetes.

Alcoholism: Causes and Treatments


Alcoholism: What it is and how it can be treated

Alcoholism is a disease, no matter how much society looks down on the millions of people who...

Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that affects over 2 million people. The disorder is sometimes referred to as: Bipolar Depression,...

Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)


Carla Sosenko, a well known copy editor and freelance writer has publicly announced that she is suffering from a rare disease called...

KTS Syndrome: Carla Sosenkoā€ˇ


Carla Sosenko‎ was born with a potentially fatal disorder known as KTS, or Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome. Her condition has begun to take a turn for...

Ethylene Oxide Cancer Scare


Ethylene Oxide, a compound found in antifreeze and used to steralize certain medical products has been making news lately due to it's possible...

Eyebrow Muscle: How it works


It seems that it either takes one muscle (the Occipitofrontalis) OR two (the Frontalis and the Occipitalis) to lift the eyebrow, depending on what...

Farrah Fawcett: Strength and Hope


While she watched the television documentary that chronicled her uphill battle against cancer Farrah Fawcett cried, but managed to slip back in to...

Sunoco Fire: Caused by Hazardous Chemical


The Sonoco Inc’s Marcus Hook refinery, the second largest in the northeast erupted into a fireball that could be seen, heard and felt for miles.

Nemenhah Band: No Chemo


A Minnesota judge will make a ruling today as to whether or not the family of a 13-year-old boy diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma will be forced...

Purple Pee: Medical Phenomenon

closeup urine examination by doctor with maskPurple pee is caused by a heavy growth of Providencia rettgeri, a bacteria that produces ammonia. Check out the case study Al-Jubouri and Vardhan...



Swine Flu May 14: CDC Update


The CDC released updated information on the Swine Flu outbreak, including the number of cases and the current threat level.

Do Not Resuscatate?


The term "Do Not Resuscatate" has long been used in the medical field - in layman's terms it means to allow a natural death.

Dysphoria: What is it?


Dysphoria, commonly known as Bipolar Disorder, is a malfunction of the mind which will cause an individual to feel extreme emotions that often...

Ewing's Sarcoma: About the Cancer


No one really knows what kind of cell generates Ewing’s Sarcoma, however there is reason to believe that it may be generated from one that is...

FES2: Threat Analysis


FES2 Has been making recent headlines due to a discovery of the harmful substance in Chinese drywall used in hundreds of thousands of United...

Pfizer: Free Drugs for America


Pfizer Incorporated, the drug manufacterer based in New Jersey has revealed a new program that provides free drugs to people who have lost their...

The China Study: Hot Diet


Dr. Colin Cambell and Thomas Cambell II have released a book detailing their diet plan drawing on project findings in rural China.

FDA Cheerios


The FDA recently sent a letter to General Mills, the maker of the popular cereal brand Cheerios, stating that the companies claims were inaccurate...

FES2: Toxic Chinese Drywall


Chinese drywall, installed in many homes throughout the United States, is known to contain dangerous compounds such as FES2 that can make you sick.

Heel Stick: Genetic Screening


The Heel Stick test is a genetic analysis performed on newborn babies to screen for potentially fatal genetic disorders.

Helen Phillips: The Biggest Loser


Who is Helen Phillips? The story behind her incredible success on The Biggest Loser

Powerbocks: An Exciting Way to Get Exercise


Powerbocks are an innovative technology that allows fitness enthusiasts to jump higher than ever before.

Raw Meat Diet


raw cuts of meat on plate garnished with herbsThe Raw Meat Diet, also known as the Primal diet consists mainly of raw food such as: eggs, meat, fat(butter, avacodo, or stone pressed olive...

Facial features of the rich and famous


Do facial appearances effect one's ability to succeed in life? Many researchers are starting to think so...


Prescription drug abuse in highschools


A frightening new trend in teenage drug abuse is covertly destroying the youth of America. Prescription drugs are readily available in the home,...

Dana Reeve: In Memory


Dana Reeve, loving widow of the late Christopher Reevedied in 2006 at age 44 from complications caused by lung cancer. A year after her husband’s...