(Natural News) In what many are now considering to be an unprecedented rollback of civil rights, Bermuda has officially become the first jurisdiction to repeal the legalization of same-sex marriage.According to Bermuda’s minister of home affairs Walton Brown, the repeal legislation that was signed by Governor John Rankin will bring more balance and stability to the country. Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage will appreciate that the reversal means that marriage is between one man and one woman, while progressives will be satisfied with the fact that same-sex couples will still be recognized and protected under the law.“The act is intended to strike a fair balance between two currently irreconcilable groups in Bermuda, by restating that marriage must be between a male and a female while at the same time recognizing and protecting the rights of same-sex couples,” explained Brown, whose own Progressive Labor Party initially … [Read more...] about Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage as backlash against LGBT activism grows
(Natural News) A study, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, found that more than 50 percent of Lyme disease survivors still suffer from severe, persistent symptoms even after being clinically cleared of the infection.A team of researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine evaluated 61 individuals who were either self- or physician-referred to the Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center at Johns Hopkins and who met the study criteria. The participants were from 18 to 82 years old. In addition, the research team involved 26 healthy participants as controls who do not have a clinical history of Lyme disease symptoms and no antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi that would point out past or current infection.Every participant underwent a comprehensive battery of clinical and laboratory tests as well as a physical exam that analyzed vital signs and evaluated different organs and joints. In addition, they received an extensive neurological assessment. Their detailed … [Read more...] about More than half of Lyme disease survivors experience severe, persistent symptoms, even after being clinically cleared of infection
(Natural News) You may have noticed that I have a Twitter account, but you may also notice something else about it: I don’t use it much.Outside of making a few comments and observations here and there, my Twitter account is primarily for the distribution of stories from The National Sentinel where I serve as editor-in-chief. For that reason alone, you might want to consider following me (shameless plug).But the reason I don’t use Twitter for much else is because overall it is nothing more than a cultural sewer — a place for people to say things to each other mostly anonymously that they would never say to another person’s face (out of humility or, in most cases, fear of physical reprisals). It’s no wonder it’s the most popular social media site in the world that can’t seem to make any money.Case in point: President Donald J. Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, wife of his son Don Jr., had a scare earlier this week after some deranged … [Read more...] about Sicko Left-wing Americans take to the Twitter sewer to mock Vanessa Trump after white powder letter scare
(Natural News) An enzyme found in the traditional fermented soybean dish from Japan called natto can help unclog arteries as well as sinuses, according to a study.Natto contains nattokinase, which is an enzyme that is produced by fermenting the boiled soybeans with a bacterium called Bacillus natto. Nattokinase is well known for its strong fibrinolytic or “clot-busting” activity. This means that it breaks down a component of blood clots and atherosclerotic plaque called fibrinogen. Increased fibrinogen levels also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Fukui in Japan who looked at the effects of nattokinase on nasal polyp tissues from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. In conducting the study, the research team analyzed pieces of nasal polyps that were incubated either with saline or natokinasse at 37° Celsius for a day. Then, they analyzed the presence of fibrin in nasal polyp … [Read more...] about Traditional fermented soybean dish from Japan can clean out your arteries and clear your sinuses
(Natural News) No one wants to have rats in their home, but it turns out that using rat poison to deal with the pests could ultimately have the opposite effect. British households are being warned that rats are growing resistant to poison because of a genetic mutation known as L120Q. This mutation essentially renders the poison ineffective, which means that rats could soon plague homes throughout the UK.University of Reading scientists have recently discovered the wide reach of L120Q resistance throughout central southern England. While data for other parts of the UK was not immediately available, experts believe that this gene could spread quickly throughout the country’s rat populations and create a major problem for residents.According to the British Pest Control Association’s Dee Ward-Thompson, this could pose a “significant risk to public health” if nothing is done to stem the problem. Poison-resistant rats have been rising in numbers in recent years, and … [Read more...] about RAT POISON USE has resulted in new “super rodent” rats that are immune to chemical poisons
(Natural News) The word “diet” comes from the Greek word diata which means “way of life.” Many types of diets are increasingly becoming popular today, such as the Paleo, low-carb, and fasting diets. However, adhering to a diet should not just be like jumping on the bandwagon. Before following a diet, you must weigh its pros and cons.Low-carb diets – Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, Dukan, and Pioppi diet, limit the intake of carbohydrates, which include those found in grains, starchy vegetables, and fruits, and highlight foods rich in protein and fat. Low-carb diets are typically used for losing weight. However, these diets are deemed harmful. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which prompts the release of insulin, and insulin aids in storing the energy from food as fat, particularly around the belly. However, carbohydrates are not the only ones that stimulate the production of insulin in the body, but also foods rich in protein and fat too.Paleo … [Read more...] about Pros and cons of Paleo, low-carb and fasting diets: What they all have in common is lots of fresh vegetables
Gastrointestinal complaints are paramount among athletes. But it's not just mid-ride stomachaches or bathroom breaks that can plague them. Exercise-induced nausea can make it hard to get out the door.“Those who engage in intense bicycling, high-intensity training, marathons, and triathlons are at higher risk for [exercise induced nausea],” says Robert Glatter, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and attending emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital. And those who have a history of GERD (or acid reflux) are at an even higher risk, thanks to excess pressure on your core, he says.According to a 2013 study published in Gastroenterology Review, exercise-induced nausea can happen in athletes episodically after high-intensity or strenuous training. This nausea can turn in to vomiting, unless there's some relief, like slow and deep abdominal breathing and application of a cool compress to the forehead or back of your neck.Why does … [Read more...] about Eat These Foods to Prevent Exercise-Induced Nausea
Milia are small, yellow or white cysts that appear in clusters, usually on the face. They are often found in newborns but can affect people of any age. This article looks at different types of milia, their causes, and possible ways to get rid of them. Milia are small, bump-like cysts found under the skin. They are usually 1 to 2 millimeters (mm) in size. They form when skin flakes or keratin, a protein, become trapped under the skin. Milia most often appear on the face, commonly around the eyelids and cheeks, though they can occur anywhere. In most cases, milia will disappear on their own within a few months. A number of home remedies may help get rid of milia. While no specific remedy has been proven to remove milia quickly, these treatments are mostly low-risk. For example: Clean the affected area daily. Use a mild soap to prevent skin irritation. Steam open the pores. This can be done by sitting in the bathroom and running a hot shower. Exfoliate the area regularly. However, … [Read more...] about How can I get rid of milia?
Medial epicondylitis is a type of tendinitis, a condition marked by inflammation or irritation of a tendon. In the case of medial epicondylitis, overuse or injury causes small tears in the tendon that connects the elbow to the wrist. These tears cause swelling of the tendon and pain. A person with medial epicondylitis typically experiences pain when they bend the wrist toward the forearm. Often referred to as golfer's elbow, this condition may affect anyone who performs an activity that puts a continual strain on the wrist and forearm. In this article, we examine the symptoms and causes of medial epicondylitis. We also look at available treatment options, including a number of exercises that can help. Symptoms of medial epicondylitis may develop slowly, particularly when the condition has been brought on by overuse. Other people may develop symptoms suddenly, especially in the event of injury. Symptoms associated with medial epicondylitis may be mild or severe. Some include: pain when … [Read more...] about What is golfer’s elbow and how is it treated?
Dive Brief: Rising costs, growing consumerism and heightened government scrutiny have created a cocktail of forces that leave the healthcare industry “ripe for disruption," according to a new S&P Global Ratings report. Amazon, which last year upended the supermarket industry with its purchase of Whole Foods Market, could seize market share from medical supplies distributors such as McKesson and Cardinal Health with its announcement this week it will expand efforts in that market and is in a pilot with a major hospital system. However, serious erosion could take time due to long-term relationships between buyers and existing distributors. The e-commerce behemoth could spark mergers and acquisitions among healthcare companies vying to survive in an increasingly competitive and unstable environment. For example, there’s been speculation that the CVS Health-Aetna merger was prompted by Amazon’s apparent interest in entering the pharmacy business. Dive … [Read more...] about Healthcare industry ‘ripe for disruption,’ S&P Global warns