Vitamin D Deficiency In Teenagers

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A full one in seven U.S. teenagers are deficient in vitamin D, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers from Cornell University, published in the journal Pediatrics and presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Society. “These are alarming findings,” researcher Sandy Saintonge said. “We need to do a better job of… Read more »

Depression Medications May Reduce Male Fertility

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As many as half of all men taking the antidepressant medication paroxetine (trade names Seroxat, Paxil) may have increased sperm DNA fragmentation — a predictor of compromised fertility. Research led by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center also found that the changes are reversible with normal levels of sperm returning after discontinuation of the drug. The… Read more »

Kid-Safe Chemical Act

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The human race is now polluted with hundreds of industrial chemicals – with little or no understanding of the consequences. Babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies when they enter the world. Our current federal chemical law is clearly failing us. We need the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act to… Read more »

New Tobacco Regulations Aim to Reduce New Smokers

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Oncologists are well acquainted with the significant toll smoking takes on health. In addition to being the cause of most lung cancers, which is the number one cause of cancer death, smoking increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Ever since the Surgeon General warned of the dangers associated with smoking nearly 50 years… Read more »

Magnesium for High Blood Pressure; Again, Exercise to the Rescue

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Magnesium is magnificent for high blood pressure. Supplemental magnesium may reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure, but with seemingly normal magnesium levels, says a new study. On the other hand, the supplements had no effect on the blood pressure measurements of individuals with normal blood pressure, according to findings. These findings suggest… Read more »

Cancer Studies Biased By Pharmaceutical Industry Money

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So what if cancer researchers have close financial ties to Big Pharma? Scientists have to disclose their associations with drug companies when they publish research in respected journals and they’d never let a little thing like financial ties influence how they interpret outcomes or run a study. Right? Not exactly. In fact, a new analysis… Read more »

Meat Intake and Mortality

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In the March 23rd issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a report was published showing that increased intake of red meat and processed meat was correlated with a modest increase in total mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality [Pub Med]. With an impressive half million subjects from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health study, risk… Read more »

Benefits of Magnesium, Antioxidants, Vitamin D

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Magnesium may help reduce the risk of stroke Low blood levels of magnesium may increase the risk of stroke by 25%, while increasing levels of the mineral could decrease the risk of ischemic stroke, with the effects related to magnesium’s benefits on blood pressure and for diabetics, according to a recent study. Adding magnesium, potassium… Read more »

Dr. Allan Sosin Interview

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Please click the following videos below to see in interview with Dr. Allan Sosin explaining how we treat various conditions at Institute for Progressive Medicine. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3