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All Trilium Health Articles:

10 Day Microwave Experiment: Can microwaved water kill a plant?
We've all heard of the damaging effects microwaves have on food by destroying its nutrientsbut how can we really tell?   
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40% of All Store Receipts Covered In Dangerous Hormone-Disrupting Chemical
A scientific study has found that receipts from ATMs, grocery stores, fast food restaurants and gas stations contain massive amounts of bisphenol A (BPA), the harmful chemical that is known to cause fertility problems and cancer.  
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A "Sunny Cure" for the Cold and Flu?
You may remember hearing about stories of Tuberculosis sanitariums of the 18 and 1900's where the main treatment was fresh mountain air and sunshine?  
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A Hormone Prevents Premature Births
For pregnant women who get diagnosed with a short cervix, an ordinary pregnancy can become an exercise in anxiety about a baby that might arrive too soon.   
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Acne is another Nasty Bump from Recession
Here's another nasty bump from the economic meltdown: adult acne!  
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ADD and ADHD in Children: Finally, a Call to Ban a Common Food Additive
The dangers of food dyes, which are used in everything from candy to canned soups, also pose risks of cancer and allergies.  
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ADHD diet study suggests healthy eating might help kids
A new review of ADHD diets by pediatric researchers suggests healthy eating could actually help kids reduce their ADHD symptoms.   
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Air Pollution May Lead to Smaller Babies
Study: Exposure Affects Growth of Fetus  
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Another blood pressure concern: Link to dementia
If the cardiologist's warnings don't scare you, consider this: Controlling blood pressure just might be the best protection yet known against dementia.  
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Bed sharing 'drains men's brains'
Sharing a bed with someone could temporarily reduce your brain power - at least if you are a man  
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Beet Juice – Nature’s Performance Drug May Also Lower Blood Pressure
 Growing numbers of elite athletes are turning to beverages with beetroot juice and tart cherry juice to provide what they hope will be a legal performance benefit.   
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Biotech Battle: Are Genetically Engineered Fish Safe?
A battle is expected to be brewing over whether the Food and Drug Administration should approve the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption - a fast-growing Atlantic salmon.  
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Breast-feeding could save lives and billions of dollars
The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars saved, if U.S. mothers breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.  
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Brisk Walking Helps Seniors' Memory Problems
Increased blood flow may give slight boost to aging brain, researchers say  
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Calling all Fair-skinned and Freckled People
“Fair-skinned people who are prone to sunburn may need to take supplements to ensure they get enough vitamin D,” reported the BBC.  
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Can Low Cholesterol Cause Stomach Cancer?
Preliminary Evidence Provides a Link between Low Cholesterol and Stomach Cancer  
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Can Vinegar Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels
The holidays marks the start of a season that poses particular hazards for people with diabetes and others who are sensitive to the blood-sugar spikes that can follow big meals.  
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Cancer Cells Slurp-up Fructose, Reproducing in Body
Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.  
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Chemical Signal in Women's Tears A Turnoff For Men
A surprising experiment found tears of sadness from a woman may temporarily lower a man’s testosterone level.   
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Chemicals In Great-Grandmas Life May Promote Disease In You
Chemical exposures during fetal and early postnatal development have been known for quite some time to increase incidences of later life diseases.  
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Chemicals in Meat may be Linked to Bladder Cancer
The same chemicals that paint your hot dogs pink and keep botulism out of your bologna could also raise your risk of bladder cancer, suggests a new study.  
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Childrens Vaccines Could Make More Vulnerable to Disease
For decades now, perfluorinated compounds have been used in nonstick coatings, stain-resistant fabrics and some food packaging.   
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Cholesterol Drug prescribed for normal cholesterol levels
Drug study might lead as many as 7 million more people in the U.S. alone to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs  
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Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury
Whether a person's injury will lead to chronic pain may depend on the level of communication between two parts of their brain, a new study finds.  
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Cognitive abilities linked to diet and nutrients
If you want to be smarter into your later years then it is important that you start now!   
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Cognitive Ability in Seniors Linked to Vitamin D
Two recent studies indicate that low vitamin D intake can have a significant effect on the cognitive abilities of the elderly. Unfortunately, more than half of older Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D.  
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Cookware chemical linked to causing arthritis
A new study out of West Virginia University's (WVU) School of Medicine has found that people with the highest blood levels of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), a chemical used in non-stick cookware and stain-resistant coatings like Teflon and Gortex, are 40 percent more likely to develop arthritis than people with the lowest blood levels.  
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Countertop or KRYPTONITE?
Reports of granite emitting high levels of radon and radiation are increasing. As the popularity of granite countertops has grown in the last decade demand for them has increased tenfold. With increased demand and variety, there have been more reports of hot or potentially hazardous countertops, particularly among the more exotic and striated varieties from Brazil and Namibia.   
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Daily diet soda tied to higher risk for stroke, heart attack
The study found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack.   
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Dark Chocolate Prevents Heart Disease
Tiny Bit of Dark Chocolate Daily Reduces Inflammation That Leads to Heart Disease  
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Debate continues over safety of the Pill
Oral contraceptives are convenient, but studies show a few health risks  
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Diabetes could be linked to a common household chemical
More than twice as many Americans have type 2 diabetes than 30 years ago, and new research suggests that our sedentary lifestyle habits and overconsumption of calories may not be the only reasons.   
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Diabetes rate sharply increases
An estimated 350 million people worldwide have diabetes, according to new research published in the Lancet.   
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Did you know? Vitamin-C Cured Polio During the Epidemic of 1948-49
It's common for the conventional medical paradigm to comment on all the various vaccine triumphs of the past, including that reported eradication of polio.  
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Do Eggs Raise Heart Disease Risk?
One Egg A Day Raises Risk 1 Percent, Study Says  
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Do Food Dyes Affect Children’s Behavior?
Studies suggest a link between artificial food coloring and hyperactive behavior in children.   
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Does More Dental Plaque Mean Higher Chances of Dying From Cancer?
The gnarly plaque lurking on your gums and teeth may increase your chances of dying from cancer, new research suggests.  
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Don't be SAD!!! Bring light into your life…
As the weather changes to the wintry side, many start to notice the subtle changes and symptoms associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD  
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Dr. Iverson Comments December 2011
A comment from Dr. Iverson about this month’s articles  
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Drinking Diet Soda Tied to Risk of Premature Birth
New research suggests that drinking artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature births.  
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Drop the joint!—before it Drops YOU and your IQ
Scientists detected a link between recreational marijuana use and a greater chance among males in their early teens through their mid-30s of contracting a particularly dangerous form of testicular cancer -- non-seminoma tumors.  
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Drop the Sandwich!
Uncovering the link between kids, cancer and processed deli meats  
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Dying for love? Brain cocktail might help
Neuroscientist says a potion for our emotions may not be far off  
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Eco-bulbs are a health hazard due to mercury
Energy-saving light bulbs were at the center of a fresh health scare last night after researchers claimed they can release potentially harmful amounts of mercury if broken.   
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'Emotional' Writing May Help Ease Cancer Pain
Some cancer patients may find that putting their emotions down in writing helps improve their pain and general well-being, a study suggests. Such writing, part of a concept called "narrative" medicine, has been seen as a way to aid communication between seriously ill patients and their doctors.  
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Estrogen for Menopause Symptoms May Be Beneficial to Women
Some women going through menopause may safely be able to take estrogen and with less fear and some health benefits, says a new report based on information from the government's massive Women's Health Initiative study on hormone replacement therapy.  
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Expanding the Nation’s Wasteline with Snacking
Americans eat roughly 570 calories more per day than they did in the 1970s, according to a new study. While supersize portions are partly to blame, steady snacking is the bigger culprit.  
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Fast food marketing for children is on the rise
Fast food marketing to children is on the rise and the foods that popular restaurant chains are advertising are extremely unhealthy.  
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FDA Cracks Down on Kids' Cough Medicine
Consumer groups and medical experts called on the FDA Thursday to pull children's cough and cold medications off the market or make them available only by prescription.  
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Fish Oil Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Taking fish oil supplements may help reduce breast cancer risk, shows a preliminary study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.  
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Fish oil supplements prevent mental illness; safe and effective alternative to antipsychotic drugs
An important new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry reveals that fish oil supplements beat mental illness.  
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Flu Strain Resistant to Leading Flu Treatment
Tamiflu, Leading Drug Treatment, Fails to Fight Most Common Flu Strain  
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Fluoride Linked to #1 Cause of Death in New Research
Since 1962 the government has recommended fluoride be added to the public drinking water. Flouride has been praised for its alleged power to prevent tooth decay and boost oral health.   
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For Senior Citizens, How Effective are Flu Shots?
After six decades of steadily expanded use among the elderly, flu vaccination for seniors has come under critical scrutiny in several studies.   
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FRUCTOSE is NOT any better for you!
According to the latest statistics, new cases of diabetes have increased by 90 percent in the last 10 years, and diabetes or pre-diabetes now strikes one in four Americans.   
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Fukushima still spewing massive radiation plumes; America in 'huge trouble,' says nuclear expert
During a recent Congressional delegation trip to Japan, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden witnessed with his own eyes the horrific aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which we have heard very little about from the media in recent months.  
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Gardening activities reduce lung cancer risk by 50%
Not only is having a green thumb a great way to stay healthier and happier, but new research shows it can actually protect you from cancer.  
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Genetically Modified Foods Cause Concern
Genetically modified foods have saturated supermarket shelves.   
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Gluten allergy linked to earlier menopause
In people with celiac disease - about one percent of Americans - the immune system reacts to a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, and rye.  
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Green Tea Improves Memory And Spacial Awareness
Although previous studies have shown that green tea consumption aids in weight loss, can lower cholesterol levels and is full of anti-oxidants, a new report reveals that it may also benefit memory and spacial awareness as well.  
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Gut Bacteria Probiotics Play a Role in Heart Disease?
Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis many heart attack victims do not even have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or unhealthy triglycerides.   
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Gut Super-Bug Sickening Thousands A Year
Cases of potentially deadly diarrheal infections jumped by more than 200 percent in the nation’s hospitals between 2000 and 2005, fueling new worries about the next bad bug.   
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Half of US Doctors Use Placebo Treatments
Patients given a fake or ineffective treatment often improve anyway, simply because they expected to get better  
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Heavy Metals Found in Wine
Red, White Wines Carry Dangerous Doses of Toxic Metals  
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Herpes Often Spread Unknowingly
One out of five women could unknowingly be fueling the herpes epidemic  
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High Protein and Dairy Consumption are Suspect for Osteoporosis and other Disease
Don't think dairy when it comes to building strong bones, say proponents of the low-acid diet. Focus instead on a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, these nutrition scientists say.  
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Holiday Specials! BioSmart Infrared Heater and Surround Air Purifiers
Dr. Iverson has researched far-and-wide to find these money and energy saving devices for a healthy New Year.  
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Honey and Silver Used to Treat Hard-to-Heal Wounds
Honey's positive effectson the healing process are myriad, from reducing inflammation, swelling and pain...  
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How to Cook PERFECT Eggs
With Easter only a few short days away, most of us are probably getting ready to hard boil eggs.   
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In Pain? Stop and Smell the Roses
How roses can protect and possibly rebuild joint tissue for those suffering from arthritis   
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Less Common in Sunny States
People who live in sunnier regions of the United States are less likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study says.  
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Is our Nutrition being Nuked?
As of today, the FDA will allow food producers to zap fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce with enough radiation to kill microorganisms such as E. coli and salmonella that for decades have caused widespread illness among consumers.  
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Keeping Food Diary Doubles Weight Loss
Dieters Who Keep Track of What They Eat Lose Weight Twice as Fast  
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Lack of Sleep Increases Likelihood of Stroke
Not getting enough sleep may be hurting more than your job performance, according to new research.   
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Law curbs McDonald's Happy Meal toys
San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children.  
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Link Between Successful Weight Loss And Vitamin D Levels
Vitamin D levels can predict weight loss success a new study found.   
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Looking for Armour Thyroid? WE FOUND IT!
Many Americans suffering from hypothyroidism are beginning to panic as the long-term shortage of Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid, and Westhroid continues.  
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Low-calorie diet seems to extend lives of primates
Eat less, live longer? It seems to work for monkeys: A 20-year study found cutting calories by almost a third slowed their aging and fended off death.   
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Magnesium found to boost learning and memory
Magnesium is an essential nutrient that benefits health in many important ways.  
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Mammograms Not Recommended Until Age 50
An expert panel’s recommendation that mammography screening to detect breast cancer be scaled back has caused consternation among women and doctors.   
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Many breakfast cereals 'have more sugar than desserts'
Some of the leading cereals contain more sugar than cakes, doughnuts and ice cream, research shows.   
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Marinate Meat for Healthy Grilling?
Study Shows that Store-Bought Marinades may keep Cancer-Causing Compounds from Forming on Grilled Meats  
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Memory Loss Can be Reversed -- Just Do THIS
Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment -- and a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program can improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition.  
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Millions of Kids' Antibiotic Prescriptions Unneeded
Pediatricians write more than 10 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions—for conditions like the flu and asthma—every year, suggest a new study.  
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'Mindfulness' May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
People with IBS have repeated bouts of abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.  
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Mistletoe May Kill Off Cancer Cells
Mistletoe is renowned for inspiring Christmas-time kisses, and Australian scientists are now probing its power to kill off cancer cells.  
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Monounsaturated Fats Boost 'Good' Cholesterol
The monounsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, nuts, and avocados can help boost a person's "good" cholesterol levels and curbs "bad" LDL cholesterol a recent study suggests.  
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More and More Foods Leaving out MSG
Many critics claim MSG the cause of a variety of symptoms  
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More evidence links diabetes to Alzheimer's risk
You've heard that diabetes hurts your heart, your eyes, and your kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.  
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New Cautions about Long-Term Use of Bone Drugs
In an unusual move that may prompt millions of women to rethink their use of popular bone-building drugs (known as bisphosphonates), the Food and Drug Administration published an analysis that suggested caution about long-term use of the drugs, but fell short of issuing specific recommendations.  
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New Study of Splenda Reveals Shocking Information About Potential Harmful Effects
James Turner, the chairman of Citizens for Health, has expressed shock and outrage after reading a new report from scientists outlining the dangers of the artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose).  
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New study: Be good to your HEART by saying NO to sugar
Right now, the average American consumes a little over 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day.  
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New Worries About Gardasil Safety
There are new concerns about Gardasil, the vaccine that prevents a virus that causes cervical cancer.   
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Nuking your Bread to Keep it Fresh—and at What Expense?
Every month, Americans throw out about 40 percent of the food they buy, wasting $2,275 per year.   
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Obesity Causes 100,000 US Cancer Cases a Year
Obesity causes more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States each year and the number will likely rise as Americans get fatter, researchers say.  
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Officials Say Kids Getting Too Much Fluoride
The federal government is proposing to restrict levels of fluoride in drinking water because of the concern over a condition called fluorosis which can produce white lines or spots on teeth.   
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Oh, 180-day-old Happy Meal, why won’t you rot?
Sally Davies, a New York artist and photographer, decided to buy a McDonald’s Happy Meal, set it out on a plate in her apartment, and document its gradual decay.   
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On EdgE? Coping with an Economic Panic Attack
Housing prices are plummeting and the financial industry’s meltdown threatens the whole U.S. economy. No wonder Americans are feeling more than a little tense.  
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One more reason not to buy canned, packaged or prepared foods
Nestlé, the world's biggest food manufacturer, says its will stop putting Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) into US products within three years, while tinned giant Heinz is at "an advanced stage" in removing it from UK baby food, and is funding research.  
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Parents weigh the risk of vaccinating children for H1N1
Physicians say they are hearing young parents express doubts about inoculating their children against the swine flu H1N1.  
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Parkinson's patients benefit from dancing like a butterfly and stinging like a BEE!
There is a new therapy that is promising both physical and emotional benefits for people living with Parkinson's disease. The progressive neurological disorder causes tremors, rigidity, a slowing of movement, and difficulty with balance. The best way to fight it, doctors say, is to keep moving.  
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Placebo Power Grows, Perplexing Big Pharma Companies
It's a real challenge developing better drugs for loads of common conditions because there are already so many effective treatments.  
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Plastic Waste Garbage Floating in Pacific Ocean has Increased 100-fold
The world's oceans are increasingly becoming dumping grounds for mankind's waste, where amounts of floating plastic garbage have increased 100-fold.  
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Puberty Comes Earlier For Today's Girls
The rates of early puberty for girls have doubled in a little more than a decade, a new study of girls between 6 and 8 years old finds.  
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Radiation scientists agree TSA naked body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations
The news about the potential health dangers of the TSA's naked body scanners just keep getting worse.   
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Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
Children might be exposed to environmental triggers that can trigger a genetic predisposition to autism  
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Researcher warns of brain cancer risk from cell phones
The head of a prominent cancer research institute has issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff: Limit cellphone use because of the possible risk of cancer. The warning from Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, issued Wednesday, is contrary to numerous studies that have not found a link between brain cancer and cellphone use and a lack of official concern from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  
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Science behind Sex Appeal: What REALLY attracts you to your mate?
Physical attraction may be as old as time, but new studies are beginning to uncover the science behind sex appeal.  
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Scientists Discover Link Between Weight Gain and Bacteria Microbes Found in the Gut
A high-fat, high-sugar diet does more than pump calories into your body.   
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Sex as Nature’s Antidepressant? Diet Soda putting you in the Dumps? A Dad’s depression affecting an unborn child?
Studies show that diet soda drinkers are more likely to be down in the dumps than regular soda drinkers.  
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Should Woman Quit Caffeine While Pregnant?
Studies report babies born smaller than expected, due to a potential link to caffeine consumption   
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Showering after Sun Exposure Lowers Vitamin D Levels
First, it’s important to understand that vitamin D3 is an oil soluble steroid hormone that’s formed when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation.  
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Sleep Deprivation Linked to Prediabetes
Study Shows Increased Risk for People Who Get Less Than 6 Hours of Sleep a Night  
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Sleepiness makes fatty foods extra tempting
Slacking off on shuteye could make it harder for you to resist high-calorie treats and fattening foods, new research found.  
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Smile! You'll look younger
Forget the face lift. Skip the Botox. And ditch the pricey wrinkle creams.   
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Statins Sometimes RAISE Stroke Risk
Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs celebrated for their ability to prevent stroke and heart attack, may actually cause stroke in some patients.   
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Stress management prevents Multiple Sclerosis brain lesions
For those suffering from the autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis, life alternates between almost symptomless periods of time and episodes of intense neurological problems that can result in anything from painful muscle spasms, loss of vision or problems moving arms and legs.  
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Strokes are rising fast among the young
Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.  
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Sugary drinks linked to high blood pressure
Drinking too many sugary beverages appears to raise the risk of high blood pressure, experts are warning.  
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Summer babies 'tall and strong' and allergy free
Children who are born in late summer or early autumn are often taller and stronger than peers born in spring and winter, a large study suggests.   
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Summer Fun in the SUN… right around the corner!
There is little scientific evidence to justify the many health campaigns that urge you to completely avoid the sun. In fact, the sun is healthy for you.  
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Swine flu Could 'Explode' in Fall
The United States and other northern countries are bracing for a second wave of swine flu infections that could sicken millions of people and contribute to the hospitalization and deaths of thousands, including many children and young adults.   
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Teen’s Top Ramen Addiction results in Organ Damage
Ramen-style noodles, a staple in the pantry of broke college students, has been the mainstay of one teenager's diet for the past 13 years.   
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THANKSGIVING IS HERE!!!...Burn Fat Faster with Green Tea
Sipping green tea before a workout may help incinerate your spare tire faster  
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The Cholesterol Controversy
The heated debate continues about the role of cholesterol in the development of atherosclerosis and heart disease.  
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The Fertility Diet
Anxious to start a family, newlyweds took Dr. Koren Barrett's advice and went on the fertility diet.   
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The Hidden Health Effects of Traffic Jams
Congested cities are fast becoming test tubes for scientists studying the impact of traffic fumes on the brain.  
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The New Dirty Dozen: 12 foods to eat organic
Eating organic means not only avoiding the pesticide residue left on foods, also it may even mean eating a more nutritious variety of foods.  
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The Science of Happiness
Happiness is not a goal, it’s a process  
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There is nothing innocent about these baby carrots
A multi-million dollar campaign, launched last month by carrot farmers, is aimed at reinventing the image of baby carrots.  
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This vitamin could lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
Results of a new KORA study have shown that people with a good supply of vitamin D have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes mellitus...  
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Top 10 Fattest States in America
Americans are fat and getting fatter by the year. Recent data reported in medical journal Lancet showed that BMI (Body Mass Index), a recognized measurement of obesity, is higher on average in America than in any other nation.  
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TRILIUM HEALTH... New Location and New Name!
Please take note of our new address and visit us at this location beginning October 15th. Our telephone contact information will remain the same.  
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TRILIUM TASTY: Posole
A Mexican Holiday Tradition  
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Trilium Trivia
Do you have a common health question you want answered?  
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USDA calls for dramatic change in school lunches
Hold the french fries and salt. The government is calling for dramatic changes in school meals, including limiting french fries, sodium and calories and offering students more fruits and vegetables.  
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USDA to limit sugar, salt, and fat in foods at public schools
Pressure from consumer and non-profit groups to eliminate all forms of "junk" food from public school lunch rooms across America has led the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to pose to ban chips, soda pop, candy bars, and many other sugary, salty, high-fat foods from not only school cafeterias, but also from campus vending machines.  
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Use IT or lose IT: Yes, it's true…
Urology clinics have a saying: "Erections make erections."   
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Use raw honey for health, skin, hair, and more
Raw honey is more than just a natural sweetener. Honey also has a variety of uses in your health and beauty regimen.   
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Vegetable Juice Aided In Dietary Support For Weight Loss And Lower Blood Pressure
Decades of studies have documented the multiple health benefits of eating a diet rich in vegetables, yet nearly eight out of 10 people worldwide fall short of the daily recommendation.   
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Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S.
New research suggests that most Americans are lacking a crucial vitamin.  
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Vitamin E Grows Hair
Vitamin E is a vital nutrient known mainly for its benefits to heart health. But vitamin E has many other properties that maintain health and has long been used both internally and externally.   
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Watching R-Rated Movies May Lead to Early Alcohol Use
Children who aren't allowed to watch R-rated movies are much less likely to start drinking alcohol at an early age, a new study suggests.  
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Watermelon: A Natural Viagra?
Watermelon may be a natural Viagra, says researcher Bhimu Patil PhD. That's because the popular summer fruit is richer than experts believed in an amino acid called citrulline, which relaxes and dilates blood vessels much like Viagra and other drugs meant to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).   
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Well-done meat doubles bladder cancer risk
Frying, grilling and barbecuing until meat is charred can form cancer-causing chemicals, research shows.   
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What kids drink at 5 could affect weight at 15
Parents may be setting their children up for weight problems simply by allowing them to drink sweetened drinks daily.  
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Why Anxiety is linked to Cardiovascular Disease
People under distress more likely to adopt bad lifestyle habits like smoking  
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Why does your child have a mysterious tummy ache?
Here's a common scenario: a young child complains of a tummy ache. But he or she has no fever or other symptoms.  
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Why Kids Get Sicker at Night
Why they're worse at night and what to do  
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Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don't
If you want to achieve maximum health, there are a few things that we know we should do: exercise regularly, eat nutritious and minimally processed foods, drop those extra pounds -- and pray.   
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World Health Organization Classifies Cell Phone Radiation as Class B Carcinogen
Dr. Devra Davis, author of "Disconnect--The Truth About Cellphone Radiation," has been researching the safety hazards of radiation emanating from your cell phone.   
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Yoga poses for what ails you
"People often have a hard time believing they can get such powerful change from yoga, but they do," says Dr. Dean Ornish  
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