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A Chicago-area study of 50 individuals with a misaligned Atlas vertebra (located high in the neck) and high blood pressure showed that after a one-time specialized chiropractic adjustment, blood pressure decreased significantly. The decrease was equal to taking two blood-pressure drugs at once.

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Use of cannabinoids (marijuana) could assist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder patients. This is exposed in a new study carried out at the Learning and Memory Lab in the University of Haifa’s Department of Psychology. The study, carried out by research student Eti Ganon-Elazar under the supervision of Dr. Irit Akirav, was published in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience.

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When it comes to Tamiflu there are two things to watch for this flu season.

FDA issued a public health alert for the oral suspension, because U.S. health care providers usually write prescriptions for liquid medicines in milliliters (ml) or teaspoons, while Tamiflu is dosed in milligrams (mg). The dosing dispenser packaged with Tamiflu has markings only in 30, 45 and 60 mg. Prescribers and pharmacists should be alert and not allow dosing errors, but FDA already received reports of errors where dosing instructions for the patient didn’t  match the dosing dispenser. So, again watch out if you want to stay well and alive.

And the other thing…

As part of the federal government’s response to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza public health emergency and after scientific testing and analysis FDA authorized the use of certain lots of expired Tamiflu for Oral Suspension ( for use beyond their labeled expiration dates).This lots of Tamiflu are not required to be relabeled , so if you want to verify if it has been authorized for use you can do it trough this website: : http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm154962.htm

There you can find information for another antiviral medicine ( Relenza) also.

In a first-of-its kind study, scientists reported today at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that snack foods like popcorn and many popular breakfast cereals contain “surprisingly large” amounts of healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols.”

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Do you want to know how much pesticides we consume? Do you want to reduce them as much as possible? The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides, released from Environmental Working group ranks pesticide contamination for 47 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of 87,000 tests for pesticides on these foods, conducted from 2000 to 2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. Nearly all the studies used to create the list test produce after it has been rinsed or peeled! The Guide does not present a complex assessment of pesticide risks, but instead simply reflects the overall load of pesticides found on commonly eaten fruits and vegetables.

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