Month: November 2006

Enviga

Leave it to the biggest name brand in the world to cash in on the multi-billion dollar weight loss business. Yes Coca-Cola will be launching a new green tea soft drink called Enviga. They claim it helps burn calories about 20-30 calories per 12-ounce can. This new tea/soft drink comes with a powerful punch. It …

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Environmental Causes of ADHD

Nearly half a million cases of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder among U.S. children are related to exposures to lead or their mothers’ smoking while pregnant. A recent study suggested that these two environmental hazards might account for more than a quarter of drug-treated ADHD cases. The study found that children whose mothers smoked before giving birth-but …

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Instincts of the Stomach

When you browse through the health section at the bookstore you encounter a large number of books pertaining to what is a proper diet. These can include books promoting high-protein diets, diets based on blood type, vegetarian diets, and candida diets to name a few. Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the founder of homeopathy, felt that diet …

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What Are Your Rights?

It is law in all US states that children be properly immunized before attending school. However, in addition to medical exemptions offered in each state, 48 states allow for religious exemptions and 19 states allow personal belief exemptions. Personal belief exemptions include religious, philosophical and any other unspecified non-medical exemption. Those states that do not …

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Help For Test Taking

I remember my pre-med studies at BYU as exhilarating yet stressful- especially when it came to for testing. For a pre-med student his GPA was the most important factor that medical schools used in determining whether it was worthwhile inviting you come out for an interview. As chemistry was my hardest course I had quit …

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Advances in Medicine

There have been great strides in the acceptance of alternative therapies the last 10 years. As an example more than one in four U.S. hospitals now offer complementary and alternative therapies (CAM), such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and massage therapy. A survey shows the percentage of hospitals offering one or more CAM services increased from 8% …

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