Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: agriculture, badfood, badhealth, badpollution, bees, CSA, Dicamba, dicamba drift, environment, farms, food deserts, herbicide, herbicide drift, herbicides, organic crops, organic farm, organic farms, pesticides (Natural News) Herbicide drift continues to plague millions of acres of American crops, and the experience of one Missouri organic family-run farm shows just how devastating this problem can be. Vesterbrook Farm has been in Carol Brabo’s family for almost a century. Fed up with the prices of organic foods at stores like Whole Foods, she and her husband, Mike, decided to start working the farm in 2008 after he survived thyroid cancer. Thankfully, it was easy to convert the farm to organic because nothing had been growing on it for the previous 15 years. The farm, which is situated an hour north of St. Louis in Clarksville, quickly began to thrive. On the 24 acres at their disposal, the Brabos planted more than 60 … [Read more...] about Organic family farm ruined by herbicide drift: A case study (and warning for humanity)
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What if I told you that five or 10 years from now, you may not have the ability to sweep the floor, answer the phone, or shop for your weekly groceries? These simple tasks are very important components of your everyday life; in fact, without assistance, if you lost the ability to complete these everyday tasks, you likely couldn’t survive. And while you may wear glasses, eye health–related decline and your chance of eye disease can increase with age, especially above the age of 65. Everyday tasks are simply more difficult as a result of vision loss, which can lower your survival rate, according to data compiled by Purdue University researchers and recently published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The researchers observed the Salisbury Eye Evaluation study, which measured the degree at which vision loss increased the death rate in relation to the inability to complete basic daily activities. More than 2,500 older adults between the ages of 65 and 84 participated in the … [Read more...] about New Study Links Poor Vision and Survival Rate
There are many types of eye pain, but a feeling of pressure behind the eyes is something else altogether. This unpleasant sensation may be caused by an issue affecting the eyes, but the cause is more likely a condition affecting the surrounding tissue of the face. Here we look at the following conditions that can cause a feeling of pressure behind the eyes: migraines and other headaches sinus infection Graves' disease optic neuritis toothache injury to the face We also look at when someone should see a doctor, and what the treatment options are. 1. Migraines and other headaches The American Migraine Foundation note that headaches and pain around the eyes often go together. However, they also point out that most headaches are classified as migraine- or tension-type, and have nothing to do with eye strain or related conditions. Migraines are frequently associated with a feeling of pressure or pain behind the eyes. Other symptoms of a migraine include: pulsing pain in the … [Read more...] about What causes a buildup of pressure behind the eyes?
(Natural News) Some of the common practices seen in modern medicine are not quite as effective as commonly believed, and oxygen therapy for heart attack patients could be one of them as newly presented research has shown that oxygen therapy does not improve the survival rate of patients who have heart attack symptoms.The study’s lead author, cardiologist Dr. Robin Hofmann, said that the findings call into question the current routine practice of giving oxygen therapy to patients suspected of having a heart attack.In the randomized trial, 6,229 patients with a suspected heart attack in 35 Swedish hospitals were studied. Half of them were given oxygen using an open face mask, while the other half were simply exposed to the air in the room without using a mask.There was no statistically significant difference in the mortality rate of any cause after one year between the two groups, with the oxygen group noting a mortality rate of 5 percent and the air group 5.1 percent. In addition, … [Read more...] about Standard procedure for heart attack found to be ineffective: Recent study finds oxygen therapy does NOT improve survival
Come back to work after lunch with bloodshot eyes and your coworkers are going to talk: Were you really running some errands, or were you toking up out back?Truth is, while bloodshot eyes may have been commonplace in college, they’re just plain unattractive—and suspicious—in the adult world (Here are 10 reasons your eyes are bloodshot)."Redness in the eyes is caused by dilated blood vessels on the surface of the eye," says Brenda Pagán-Duran, M.D., clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. "Your eye is sending a message that something is wrong, and you're seeing the blood vessels react."The cause could be a number of things, but bloodshot eyes are usually caused by one of two things: irritation or infection, says Dr. Pagan.The infection, known as pink eye, could be caused by a virus or bacteria, usually accompanied by other symptoms including discharge, soreness, and burning, which usually are treated by doctors and prescription … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Fix Your Bloodshot Eyes Without Visine
They say that love is blind, and it turns out that may be more true than ever. A 29-year-old guy in England lost part of his vision after having too strong of an orgasm. While cumming so hard you go blind may seem hard to believe, there's a legitimate medical reason for it. First, the patient didn't exactly go blind, but his vision was legitimately impaired. The man went to the hospital after waking up with vision problems, and admitted to doctors that he'd had "vigorous sexual intercourse" the night before. Upon examination, the doctors found that he had a tiny hemorrhage in his left eye that was blocking part of his vision.The problem, doctors assumed, was that while having an orgasm, the man had performed the valsalva maneuver—basically, holding your breath and straining your abdominal muscles, which sometimes can prevent you from climaxing—and the resultant pressure buildup popped a blood vessel. The case study published in the BMJ notes that his condition resolved … [Read more...] about This Guy’s Powerful Orgasm Made Him Lose Vision In One Eye
Dive Brief: Having a primary care physician (PCP) care for their own patients in hospital settings may result in meaningful differences in care patterns and patient outcomes, according to a new JAMA study. The study found that patients cared for by their PCP had slightly longer lengths of hospital stay, but were more likely to be discharged home and less likely to die within 30 days compared to patients cared for by hospitalists and other generalists. The study authors suggested models of care that integrate PCPs with their patients’ hospital care may “yield substantial benefits in outcomes that are meaningful to patients.” Dive Insight: The study explored whether the type of generalist caring for a hospitalized patient affects the patient's outcomes both in and out of the hospital. Researchers studied more than 560,000 admissions of Medicare beneficiaries in 2013. The study analyzed admissions data involving hospitalists, PCPs and … [Read more...] about Study shows positive results for PCPs in hospital settings
Most of us have consumed energy drinks at one point or another, either because of a looming deadline or during a fun night out. Although energy drinks are often perceived as harmless, a new case report links the beverages to liver damage, after a previously healthy man developed hepatitis from consuming too many. In the United States, most energy drinks are consumed by young males between 18-34 years of age. Almost one third of teenagers between 12-17 years old consume energy drinks regularly, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Between 2007-2011, the number of energy drink-related emergency department visits in the U.S. doubled. Main concerns regard the combined use of energy drinks with alcohol, which leads to excessive binge drinking. As for the contents of an energy drink, it is believed that caffeine and sugar pose the greatest threat to consumers' health. According to a new case report, however, there may be something in … [Read more...] about Energy drinks linked to hepatitis in new case study
Thanks to its worrying rise in prevalence and the potential consequences for unborn children, media coverage of the Zika virus has been ubiquitous. A recent case study described in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases adds to the level of concern. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease, first described in Ugandan monkeys in 1947 and Nigerian humans in 1954. Most often, carriers of the virus are asymptomatic, and, if individuals do present symptoms, they generally pass within a week. However, the virus has been shown to travel through the placenta from the pregnant mother to her unborn child. Concerns surrounding resultant birth defects have been mounting. Because of the swift rise in Zika incidence rates, travel warnings have been issued for multiple countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean and parts of Oceania and Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1, 2016. As with any of the … [Read more...] about Case study: Zika virus causes stillbirth?
blood pressure of a 76-year-old woman who had experienced severe preoperative hypertension prior to total knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis (OA). While the patient was unresponsive to aggressive pharmacologic interventions, the woman's blood pressure dropped dramatically when she sang several religious songs. This case-report appears in the April issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. These medications are used to lower blood pressure to acceptable levels for surgery, however, a number of patients do not respond to these treatments. In patients unresponsive to standard therapies, as in the current case study patient, alternative hypertension interventions are needed. stress and anxiety," explains lead author Nina Niu, a researcher from Harvard Medical School in Boston. "Our case study … [Read more...] about Case Study Reports Singing Lowers Patient’s Blood Pressure Prior To Surgery