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Herbs perform many functions.

Dr. R McCaiden writes: I am a psychiatrist who practices integrated medicine as well. I am also an athlete and compete in triathlons. I was introduced to Matol®/Km® about ten years ago. My wife and I live in the country where we grow a lot of our own food, our well water is clean, we are very active athletically and I didn’t feel I
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Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today Dear EarthTalk: What’s the nutritional difference between the carrot I ate in 1970 and one I eat today? I’ve heard that that there’s very little nutrition left. Is that true?—Esther G., Newark, N.J. It would be overkill to say that the
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Rapid tests ‘would cut antibiotic use

Rapid diagnostic tests are urgently needed to help doctors know which patients need antibiotics, a report says. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance calls for tests to indentify viral and bacterial infections. Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotics. The review team said such tests could end “just in case” prescribing which sees a huge proportion of antibiotics used needlessly. The review was set up last
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Height and Cancer Risk linked – Swedish Study.

A Swedish study of five million people appears to support the theory that height and cancer risk are linked. The study found that taller people had a slightly higher risk of breast cancer and skin cancer, among other cancers. Its results found that for every extra 10cm (4in) of height, when fully grown, the risk of developing cancer increased by 18% in women and
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