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Can Optimism Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease? Optimism is more than just feeling good, it improves the body’s functioning in many ways, including reducing the risk of developing heart disease. Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to […]


The vast majority of cases are Parkinson’s Disease, are caused by unknown environmental causes, prompting enormous interest in identifying environmental risk factors involved. The link between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and gastric ulcers has been known for several decades, but new evidence suggests that this harmful bacterium may play a role in Parkinson’s as well.


Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, and increase it five-fold for those smoking and using e-cigarettes according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UC San Francisco.





A 2017 study reported in the media determined cancer patients that used alternative therapies were five times more likely to die, in comparison to those who received conventional therapy. How could this be true, I wondered, considering my long-term experience with cancer patients—then it occurred to me to read the study’s fine print. This is yet another apple comparison to oranges that is quite concerning and misguiding.




A Harvard University researcher while reporting the findings of a new study, said, “In these patients, alternative strategies are invaluable. In this study, we found that the relaxation response can successfully help reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients who are not taking medication!”

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