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Researchers Develop Possible Alternative Medicine For Pain

The leaves of the crepe jasmine plant have long been used in Asia as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Now, researchers have discovered that a byproduct of the plant’s bark called conolidine may be powerful enough to rival morphine in the pain-killing arena.

States Cutting Costs By Wait-Listing HIV/AIDS Patients Needing Lifesaving Drugs

Advocacy groups are outraged by some States’ recent efforts to scale back funds for AIDS drug assistance programs (ADAPs). The Washington Post reported a record 8,300 people are now on waiting lists to receive antiretrovirals and other drugs used to treat HIV and AIDS. 

County Keeps Funding For Viagra In Budget — Despite $300 Million Shortfall

The Montgomery County, Md. County Council has decided it’s not going to let budget problems stand in the way of its employees’ bedroom activities and has decided to continue paying for their little blue pills. The County Council is keeping funding for Viagra off the chopping block, despite the jurisdiction’s $300 million budget shortfall, according to an article on WashingtonExaminer.com.

Some OB-GYNs Refusing To Treat Overweight Patients

According to the American Medical Association, “Obesity kills more Americans every year than AIDS, all cancers and all accidents combined.” So why are some doctors refusing to accept otherwise healthy new patients solely because they are overweight? The Sun Sentinel conducted a poll in South Florida and found 15 obstetrics-gynecology practices out of 105 “said they have set weight cutoffs for new patients starting at 200 pounds or based on measures of obesity — and turn down women who are heavier.”

American Heart Association Updates Guidelines For Women

The American Heart Association (AHA) has changed some of its guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease in women to better address factors that may go ignored in some clinical settings. 

How To Beat The Flu: Simple, Natural Approach Does The Trick

You think the flu is harmless? You’re wrong. In fact, influenza kills more people than AIDS, lung cancer and heart disease combined. Here’s a sobering thought: Every year you run a 50/50 chance of contracting this disease. Read this article for natural tips to help you avoid the flu… 

Cardiovascular Disease Preventable By Controlling Blood Pressure

Recent research has indicated that by lowering blood pressure, women cut their risk of experiencing stroke, myocardial infarction or heart failure and could possibly reverse some effects of cardiovascular disease. 

Yoga: Ancient Pain-Relieving Practice

More than half the American population is said to suffer some form of chronic pain. This pain interferes with quality of life by affecting sleep, emotional states and ability to work. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that pain is the single most common reason that Americans seek medical attention. Read this article to learn about an ancient pain remedy…

Reducing Our Recommended Daily Dose Of Poison

The Environmental Protection Agency has finally admitted the danger posed by injecting fluoride into our water supplies and using it to control pests in food storage and processing facilities… but isn’t ready to ban the poison completely. Read this article to learn about the danger of fluoride…

Cardio Kickboxing: Healthful Or Harmful?

You have undoubtedly seen Billy Blanks’ Tae Bo Workout infomercials that make their way into our homes a half-dozen times a year. Tae Bo has sold millions of units to date, becoming the country’s best-selling workout video in the process. But the growing popularity of martial art aerobic programs has come with a price… 

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