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The Truth About Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

Most urologists in conventional medicine place high emphasis on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to determine prostate health. Even though researchers have placed substantial doubts on the validity and reliability of the PSA test, conventional doctors continue to use the test and rely on it to determine male prostate health.

Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. A higher number, of course, calls for biopsy and may lead to prostate surgery.

Natural Mosquito Repellant

There are about 150 species of mosquitoes in the United States, and many of them spread disease.

For instance, the Asian tiger mosquito can transmit yellow fever and Dengue fever. The northern house mosquito can transmit West Nile virus.

Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine, produced from the vinca plant, has been shown to help protect the nervous system. Vinpocetine supports brain metabolism by increasing the body’s ability to use adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is used for cellular energy.

Vinpocetine also increases the synthesis of several brain neurotransmitters. It is reported to be considerably more effective than ginkgo biloba for supporting mental acuity and alertness.

Do Your Hemorrhoids Indicate Something Serious?

Although it may be embarrassing to discuss the unpleasant condition of hemorrhoids with your healthcare provider, it could be important for your digestive and excretory health.

Hemorrhoids occur when the veins located in your rectum and anus become inflamed, swollen and twisted. They can be very painful and are most often caused by constipation or pressure during bowel movements. For women, they can develop during pregnancy and childbirth.

Children Of Women Taking SSRIs During Pregnancy Have Greater Risk Of Brain Malformations

A new study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has found that children of women treated for depression with any of a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant were more likely to develop brain malformations than children of mothers with no history of depression.

SSRIs include almost all of today’s major antidepression medications, including Prozac, Paxil, Luvox, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 234 million prescriptions were written for Americans in 2010, including for between 7 percent and 13 percent of all pregnant women.

Now Government’s Harassing Americans Who Signed Up For Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, remains one big mess. Now the Barack Obama Administration is harassing hundreds of thousands of those who have signed up for the world’s biggest boondoggle, seeking verification of eligibility for subsidies they were initially told they were eligible to receive.

The documents requested include birth certificates, Social Security cards, high school diplomas, driver’s licenses, pay stubs and voter registration cards.

Natural Cold And Cough Remedies Provide Chemical-Free Relief

Spring has sprung out all over, and with it comes allergy symptoms. But don’t reach for over-the-counter medicines for relief. Try the natural way.

Herbs provide safe relief without the harmful chemicals and side effects.

Diet Drinks Help Weight Loss? Fat Chance!

Another day, another farcical “study” on the “benefits” of drinking diet sodas.

This one, reported on Denver’s local CBS affiliate, claims drinking diet sodas is better for losing weight than drinking water. This is “good news for diet soda lovers who also want to drop some pounds,” the reporter breathlessly proclaimed in her report.

Missing ‘Red Eye’ In Children’s Photos May Be Sign Of Cancer

Red eye can be a photographic annoyance. Nowadays, even the most rudimentary photography software provides filters to remove it.

But if red eye never shows up in your children’s photographs, it might be a sign of a rare but serious form of eye cancer.

Collateral Circulation

Collateral circulation is a very important concept but it is little known by the average heart patient. In this instance, it has to do with the heart and its ability to create different pathways for blood flow. I am sure all cardiologists and heart surgeons are very familiar with this natural phenomenon.

There are many signals or symptoms of a heart going into a heart attack or a heart not getting enough blood and oxygen causing the symptom of heart pain as well as other symptoms. If one survives a heart attack or just symptoms of a heart attack and is able to live for a short time, the heart begins a natural process of building collateral arteries around a closed off artery, even restoring full blood supply around a blocked artery.

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