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Because patient advocacy groups aren’t always what they seem: A quick guide to nonprofit sleuthing

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Journalists shouldn’t take organizations they report on at face value. Rather, they should ask who calls the shots and who provides the funding. And they should report findings that call into question a group’s credibility. But as HealthNewsReview.org has repeatedly found, that essential legwork often doesn’t occur when it comes …

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How to Use Cumin for Digestion, Immune Health, & More

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It’s always fascinating to me to learn about the powerful health benefits of common kitchen spices. We use ground cumin powder when we make chili, tacos, curry, or fajitas (which is often!). In fact, cumin is the star in a whole host of Mexican, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Indian dishes.(In …

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Health care news releases may not tell the whole story: Merck edition

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Posted By Kevin Lomangino is Managing Editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. Derek Lowe, a biomedical researcher at Novartis, is talking “A bit about biopharma investing” today on his blog. It’s all about the problems inherent in making decisions based on drug company news releases. His comments are targeted …

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How to Make Homemade Air Fresheners to Help Your Home Smell Great

Homemade Natural Air Fresheners Recipes

Between pets, kids, and everyday life, homes can smell less than fresh sometimes. Artificially scented air fresheners don’t offer much of a solution as they just mask the smell with toxins. I frequently use these 3 methods to cleanse the air in our home, but I also like using these …

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Podcast #35: Allen Frances, MD - A psychiatrist’s take on the DSM, Pharma, and Donald Trump

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Posted By Michael Joyce produces multimedia for HealthNewsReview.org and tweets as @mlmjoyce Is President Donald Trump mentally ill? Do we really need over 500 psychiatric diagnoses? What do the changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (or ‘DSM’ for short) over the past 60+ years say about …

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Vaginal Health, Menopause, and Hormones with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Vaginal Health Menopause And Hormone Therapy With Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an internationally recognized gynecologist and obstetrician specializing in holistic anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She uses a functional medicine approach and tools like bioidentical hormone therapy, diet, and superfood supplements to help women solve their hormonal health problems.If you’re a woman (and I’m guessing most of you …

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just a rice crispy away

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 Hello hello! Happy Monday to ya. I hope that you’re having a wonderful day, and hope that those who are off work today and enjoying some R&R. A very happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends out there, too! We’re back in Valdosta after an awesome short trip to …

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‘Ethical bordellos:’ Op-eds don’t always disclose Big Pharma conflicts of interest

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Drug companies have been promoting their views on the nation’s op-ed pages via commentary writers who come across as neutral-sounding experts, and editors don’t always call out these industry mouthpieces for what they are. Pharma-friendly guest columns have appeared on editorial pages around the country without disclosure of the authors’ …

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How to Use Activated Charcoal (For Beauty, Health & Home)

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Activated charcoal has been part of my natural medicine cabinet for years, but now it is showing up in beauty magazines and DIY websites for its many other uses!Activated charcoal is one of those rare areas where ancient traditional medicine and today’s medical literature agree. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine used this sooty, jet-black …

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JACKED-o-Lantern Total Body Strength Pumpkin Workout!

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Hey friends! How are ya? Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on the Family page yesterday. It was definitely an interesting day. The full moon was in full.swing around here, and I’m so looking forward to the weekend. We had a surprise roadtrip planned, but the potential hurricane may …

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