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Can Meditation Switch on Genes That Fight Disease?

In a separate study conducted by Dr Dean Ornish and co-workers, men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer were asked to incorporate positive lifestyle changes as a potential treatment for their disease, as they had opted not to undergo conventional treatment. The researchers...
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Research: Dioxin stimulates RANTES expression in an in-vitro model of endometriosis

The industrial contaminant 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is associated with inflammatory disorders in women and other mammals. In monkeys, exposure to dioxin correlates directly with an increased prevalence and severity of endometriosis (Rier et al., 1993; Yang et...
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Legislation: 26 States to Consider Toxic Chemicals Legislation in 2013

Despite intense industry opposition and Congressional inaction, state governments continue to defend the vulnerable from toxic chemical exposure.  In 2013, we expect at least 26 states to consider legislation and policy changes that will: Restrict or label the use of bisphenol A...
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Veterans Disability Benefits: New Audits Reveal VBA Crisis Worsening

In a new audit, Veterans’ Disability Benefits: Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge, the GAO notes that VBA’s paper-based claims processing system involves “multiple hand-offs, which can lead to misplaced and lost documents and can cause unnecessary time delays.” The...
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Toxic Dangers: The Plight Of A Protective Parent In A Chemical World

Lindsay Dahl, deputy director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, is focused on the same goal. Earlier this year, her nonprofit coalition helped lead more than 200 moms and kids as part of the National Stroller Brigade in Washington, D.C. Their mission: convince Congress to...
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Monsanto Roundup Ready GMOs Glyphosate Resistant Seeds: Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned

The serious harm to health and the environment caused by the use of glyphosate herbicides is clear. There is a compelling case for banning or phasing out glyphosate-based herbicides worldwide, in favour of a global transition to non-GM, herbicide-free organic agriculture (see...
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Disabled Children of Vietnam Veterans Suffer High Incidence of Autoimmune and Rare Diseases

Our research indicates that there is a high incidence of autoimmune and rare disease among the children of Vietnam veterans. AARDA states that there is ‘untold suffering’ of people due to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis which can lead to possible vital organ...
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WSU lab fights Agent Orange effects

  Guerrero-Bosagna said he hopes the team’s research will lead to medical developments that could protect future generations from the complications of exposure to the chemical. But for now, the researchers need to further their understanding of the mechanism of the...
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Despite knowing Agent Orange, Parkinson’s link some veterans still have questions

In 2009, the department announced that veterans with Parkinson’s disease who were exposed to Agent Orange during military service may be eligible for disability compensation and health care. “I’m not doing as well now,” Anderson said. “So now,...
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