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Does Tamoxifen Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

A joint analysis performed by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the University of California at Davis, the University of California at San Francisco, and the University of Pittsburgh indicates that most women at high risk for developing breast cancer do not experience an increase in life expectancy by taking the drug, tamoxifen. Read more about Does Tamoxifen Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

 

How to Treat Sinus Infections Naturally

Hi Dr. Kim,

I've been struggling with a sinus infection for several months. I believe it is an infection because I don't have congestion, but do have drainage and it's giving me very bad breath. I also have pain in my lower sinus cavities when I press on them. And occasionally, I can feel a bubbling sensation in my lower sinuses.

I fasted for 3 days several weeks ago hoping to get the healing process moving and have been sticking to a pretty good diet since then. But so far I haven't seen any improvement. I recently went and sat in a sauna and it seemed to help while I was there. I plan on going several more times. Read more about How to Treat Sinus Infections Naturally

 

Eating Fish Can Help Keep Your Heart Regular

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that eating fish that are naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids appears to have a health promoting effect on the electrical system of the heart. This information is particularly important for people with cardiac arrhythmias to be aware of.

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of Harvard Medical School analyzed data that was recorded for 5096 adults who were 65 years of age or older from 1989 to 1990. Specifically, electrocardiograms and dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids from fish were analyzed. Read more about Eating Fish Can Help Keep Your Heart Regular

 

Mercury In Tuna Fish

Do you eat tuna fish on a regular basis? If so, you should know about a recently published report on dangerous levels of mercury found in canned tuna fish.

The report was published by an environmental group called "Defenders of Wildlife," which contracted New Age/Landmark Laboratory in Benton Harbor, Michigan to test 164 cans of tuna fish that were produced in Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United States. Read more about Mercury In Tuna Fish

 

How To Protect Yourself Against Liver Damage

A study published in the July 5th, 2006 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that taking the maximum recommended dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fourteen consecutive days can cause acute liver damage.

Medical researchers who co-ordinated this study had 106 participants take 4 grams of acetaminophen (the equivalent of eight 500 mg tablets of extra-strength Tylenol) every day for two weeks. Thirty-nine participants received placebo pills. Read more about How To Protect Yourself Against Liver Damage

 

Pomegranate Juice For Prostate Cancer

A study conducted at the University of California in Los Angeles and published in the July 1st, 2006 edition of Clinical Cancer Research suggests that drinking an 8 oz. glass of pomegranate juice on a daily basis can significantly slow the progress of prostate cancer. Read more about Pomegranate Juice For Prostate Cancer

 

The Health Benefits Of Eating Together As A Family

Families are often so busy that they can’t seem to find the time to eat dinner together. If you are a parent to young children or adolescents the current research suggests you may want to make the time to sit down and share meals. Read more about The Health Benefits Of Eating Together As A Family

 

Don't Sleep Well? Modifying Your Thoughts and Behavior Can Be More Effective Than Taking Sleeping Pills

A study published in this month's Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that psychotherapy sessions can be more effective for treating insomnia than a sleeping drug called zopiclone, sold under the commercial name, Imovane. Read more about Don't Sleep Well? Modifying Your Thoughts and Behavior Can Be More Effective Than Taking Sleeping Pills

 

Six Ways To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Although we don't know and may never know the exact causes of Alzheimer's disease, we do know that several food and lifestyle choices are strongly linked to a decrease in one's risk for developing Alzheimer's.

What follows are six important food and lifestyle factors that can dramatically reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

1. Drink Vegetable Juices Read more about Six Ways To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

 

The Health Benefits Of Tai Chi

For sedentary individuals who want to start exercising, but don’t know where to start, the very idea of the strenuous physical exertion involved in the currently popular fitness programs is probably enough to send them straight back to the couch. If the thought of huffing, puffing, pumping, extreme-stretching, and grimacing your way through a workout makes you want to retreat to the safety of your reclining armchair with a relaxing cup of tea and a jelly doughnut, then tai chi may be the exercise answer for you. Read more about The Health Benefits Of Tai Chi

 

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