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Potential Dangers Of Regular Cell Phone Use

Here are some points* that all cell phone users need to be aware of:

  • The risk of death from brain cancer is higher for cell phone users who hold their cell phones against their heads compared to those who keep their cell phones away from their heads.
  • Using a cell phone for six years or more is associated with a fifty percent increase in risk of developing an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumour of a nerve that lies close to the ear and is within close range of the radiation that comes from a cell phone's antenna.
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Are You Damaging Your Kidneys Without Knowing It?

Before we look at some of the most common ways in which you might be damaging your kidneys, here are a few of the many reasons why having healthy kidneys is absolutely essential to your overall health:

  1. Your kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin that has the important responsibility of stimulating your bone marrow to produce red blood cells.

  2. Your kidneys produce renin, a hormone that helps to regulate your blood pressure.

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Antibiotic Use By Infants Can Lead To Dental Health Problems

On the heels of last week's article on why antibiotics are not good for the common cold or acne, this week saw the publication of an important study that links antibiotic use to dental health problems. Read more about Antibiotic Use By Infants Can Lead To Dental Health Problems

 

How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

According to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Instittute, regular intake of red meat, pork, and processed meats can significantly increase your risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Read more about How to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

 

Which Foods Contain the Most Antioxidants?

One of the most important steps you can take to prevent heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease is to eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods. As discussed in a previous article on free radicals, antioxidants protect your health by preventing and repairing damage caused to your cells by excessive free radicals. Read more about Which Foods Contain the Most Antioxidants?

 

Why Antibiotics Are Not Good For The Common Cold Or Acne

For years, dermatologists have prescribed various oral and topical antibiotics as a first line of treatment for acne.

This standard of care may soon change due to a study in the September 2005 Archives of Dermatology that reports that people who use oral or topical antibiotics to treat acne have more than double the chance of having a cold during the following year. To put it plainly, regular use of antibiotics increases your risk of developing the common cold. Read more about Why Antibiotics Are Not Good For The Common Cold Or Acne

 

Understanding Your Partner's Primary Love Language

Do you know anyone who just doesn't get along with his or her significant other? Here is an important question for him or her to consider: Read more about Understanding Your Partner's Primary Love Language

 

Are Dairy Products Good For Your Health?

Before my parents immigrated to Canada close to four decades ago, my mom was convinced that one of the benefits of living in Canada was the amount of cow's milk that was available. Back in Korea, moms, dads, and grandparents of all ages were sure that their babies and grandchildren could be bigger, stronger, and healthier if they could only have easy access to milk. Read more about Are Dairy Products Good For Your Health?

 

Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

If you're still going for a mammogram screening once every year or two years, please consider the following: Read more about Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

 

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