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EmaxHealth publishes reporter opinion on current news and recent events.

New Numbers in on Parkinson's Disease: Genetics and Environmental Factors

Parkinson's Prevalence

Parkinson’s disease does not seem as important as curing cancer or studying stem cells uses. However, as prevalence grows, perhaps, the money to research will follow. A very large sampling is projecting double the cases of Parkinson's Disease by 2030. It will be interesting to see if projections are accurate considering very little is known about the cause, and much less how to treat successfully.

Pros and Cons of Adult Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

adult hormone replacement therapy

Adult hormone replacement therapy is a controversial and hot bed topic for a variety of reasons, and it’s not possible to address all of them here in detail. However, one issue with adult hormone replacement therapy is a lack of understanding of what each type of therapy can and cannot offer men and women, including the pros and cons of each type of therapy. In fact, in some cases the term “therapy” may be misleading, as use of HRT in certain situations is not medically advisable and so is not therapeutic at all.

3 Day Dry Fasting Is Not a Tool For a Permanent Weight Loss, but a Means of Self-Control

Dry fasting man praying for self control

Many people think that since fasting for a day or three days is a great challenge to overcome they will lose a considerable amount of weight. This is not true. You will lose water and your body will quickly recover that water. The true benefit of fasting is self-control, not a permanent weight loss.

Current Statistics About Going Back To School and What Motivates Adults

College Classroom

When I was growing up it was very uncommon to see adults going back to school. In fact, I had never heard of the phrase "continuing education." But these days statistics show that many adults go back to school and get a new college degree to improve their marketability. Some people go back to school because they are simply motivated to learn new things. They do so even when they are retired.

How Fast Will I See Benefits of Human Growth Hormone Treatment?

Human Growth Hormone Treatment article 1200x900 size

Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in human growth hormone (HGH) and its role in the aging process. Given the rising number of older adults in the United States, the fact that people are living longer, and the desire to make those later years as vital and productive as possible, more and more people are interested in the benefits of human growth hormone and how fast they can expect to experience results.

Why A Loss of Smell Stinks and May Be A Warning Sign of Dementia

Sense of smell

Researchers have found in a new study that the inability to smell peppermint and other familiar smells may be a link to the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the rate of dementia is set to triple by 2050 from 50 million to 152 million. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Can our nose give our brain away?

This Albuquerque Policeman Chose Hope in Adopting Opioid-Addicted Baby

Hope Vs. Despair

As Christmas draws near we tend to focus on what feels warm and fuzzy. As the holiday song says: “Let your heart be light. From now on our troubles will be far away.” However, this Albuquerque police officer chose to embrace the harsher side of reality and gave the gift of hope to this opioid-addicted baby. Maybe what this broken world needs a little bit more of this Christmas is a heart opened by love itself.

Why Meat Eaters Laugh at Veganism

Meat Eaters

I realized something when I was a smoker. I had smoking friends who would joke about getting lung cancer. Seriously. It isn't just non-smokers that call cigarettes 'cancer sticks'. Smokers also do it. As well, when I recall a bunch of us outside smoking right after warning labels started appearing on labels. With a french accent, a friend read aloud the french side of the pack. "Le cigarette causent le cancer"! Everyone, except myself laughed.

How Big Pharma Works - Why Americans are Angry and Why We Should All be Fighting for Healthcare Reform

Map of World using drugs

If you live in the United States you must understand our current medical system and I do not mean the Affordable Care Act, but simply how Big Pharma works and why Americans are angry and why we should all be fighting for healthcare reform.

UN blasts excessive medicalizing and torture by psychiatrists: Natural alternatives are the best option for mental health care!

Psychiatric abuse victim

In a significant move highlighting how tragically criminal in nature psychiatry is UN Rapporteurs have hit psychiatry for
the excessive medicalization of mental health issues and for torture which is inherent in psychiatric practices. Clearly non-psychiatric natural mental health care approaches are the only humane and effective interventions for mental health issues.

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