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Don't Let Pain Rule Your Life: How to Manage It Naturally

Jun 21, 2018
Dr. Corinne Weaver

Pain is defined as suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. Everyone experiences pain differently which can make it difficult to define and treat. Pain is the body’s way of telling us there is something wrong and plays an important role to protect us from harmful situations. For example, when we touch something hot, our brain reacts quickly to a signal of danger. Chronic pain, however, can be debilitating and reduce our quality of life.

Some common terms used to describe pain include: Aching, burning, stabbing, shooting, tingling, and dull, sharp, and/or throbbing. These descriptions help me as a doctor to determine where the pain might be coming from, but because pain is so different to every individual this job can sometimes be difficult. 

The most common causes of pain include: Muscle overuse and trauma, tension, stress, and minor injuries.

There are 2 main categories of pain:

  1.   Tissue damage or visceral pain
  2.   Nerve damage or neuropathic pain

Visceral pain occurs when organs, muscles, or tissues are inflamed, damaged, or injured. Some examples of visceral pain include: Appendicitis, gallstone pain, chronic chest pain, diverticulitis, and pelvic pain...





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8 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Sugar and Save Your Life

Jun 21, 2018
Lynn Allison

"Eating light and eating often can help regulate blood sugar levels throughout the day.” -- Tara Gidus Collingwood

(Orlando, FL) -- It sounds dramatic, but it is no exaggeration: Balancing your blood sugar could be a matter of life and death. Chronic high blood sugar levels can wreak havoc with our internal organs and blood vessels, paving the way to a …

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Vitamin A Deficiency Linked to TB, Whooping Cough

Jun 21, 2018
News Staff

TB is the biggest infectious killer in the world, and multiple-drug resistant TB, which does not respond to regular antibiotics, is a major threat to global health.

(Ireland) – Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St. James's Hospital, Dublin, have discovered how vitamin A drives the lung immune system to deal with tuberculosis (TB). The findings have just been published in a top respiratory journal, the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

TB is the biggest infectious killer in the world, and multiple-drug resistant TB, which does not respond to regular antibiotics, is a major threat to global health. TB killed 1.7 million people in 2016 and is considered the top cause of death related to infection worldwide. With the increased incidence of drug-resistant TB at home and abroad, additional strategies are required to treat the disease. Unlike in the case of antibiotics, TB resistance should not develop against vitamin A.

Vitamin A deficiency is commonly observed in patients with TB and is associated with a 10-fold increase in the risk in developing the disease. It drives the global TB epidemic, yet the mechanism by which vitamin A protects people's lungs against TB infection remains unexplored...





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Tonsil and Adenoid Removal Linked to Respiratory, Allergic and Infectious Diseases Later in Life

Jun 20, 2018
News Staff

"As we uncover more about the function of immune tissues and the lifelong consequences of their removal, especially during sensitive ages when the body is developing, this will hopefully help guide treatment decisions for parents and doctors." – Dr. Sean Byars

(Australia) – Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases: Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined - for the first time - the long-term effects of the operations.

The researchers suggest renewed evaluation of alternatives to these common pediatric surgeries that include removal of tonsils (tonsillectomy) to treat chronic tonsillitis or adenoids (adenoidectomy) to treat recurrent middle ear infections. 

The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as a first line of defense, helping to recognize airborne pathogens like bacteria and viruses, and begin the immune response to clear them from the body...





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"We Will Never Accept Alfie's Death. The Truth Will Be Out Soon": Tom Evans Breaks Silence On His Son's Treatment

Jun 20, 2018
Dorothy Cummings McLean

“We are not done! We are angry, upset, distraught, and truly heartbroken.” – Tom Evans

Dorothy Cummings McLean

(England) – [Lifesitenews.com] – The father of late toddler Alfie Evans has broken his silence to say that the full story of his death will be exposed soon.

Tom Evans posted a message on Facebook to tell supporters that he and Alfie’s mother will be informing the world of what transpired in the five days between Alfie’s ventilator being torn from his lungs and the boy’s death.

“It’s been 1 month and 2 weeks since our gladiator was [taken] away from us, deprived, neglected, mistreated and respected!” Evans wrote on June 16...





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Want to Live Longer? Be a Person of Faith, Obits Reveal

Jun 20, 2018
News Staff

"We found that volunteerism and involvement in social organizations only accounted for a little less than one year of the longevity boost that religious affiliation provided. There's still a lot of the benefit of religious affiliation that this can't explain." It may be related to the rules and norms of many religions that restrict unhealthy practices such as alcohol and drug use and having sex with many partners … -- Laura Wallace

(Columbus, OH) – A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion.

That four-year boost - found in an analysis of more than 1,000 obits from around the country - was calculated after taking into account the sex and marital status of those who died, two factors that have strong effects on lifespan.

The boost was slightly larger (6.48 years) in a smaller study of obituaries published in a Des Moines, Iowa, newspaper.

"Religious affiliation had nearly as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life," said Laura Wallace, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in psychology at The Ohio State University...





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Dozens of People Sick Due to Death Causing Parasite in These Food Products: Recall Issued

Jun 19, 2018
Cal Grove

So far, the specific ingredient carrying the parasite has not yet been identified. 

(Washington, DC) – [Faith, Family, America] – Del Monte has issued a recall for some of its products after 78 people fell ill from a parasite that could potentially lead to death.

The Food and Drug Administration confirmed that 6-ounce and 12-ounce trays of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery and dip contained the parasite cyclospora. People in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin who bought the trays were affected.

According to Newsweek, cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite …

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