High Iron Levels May Signal Diabetes Risk


Feb 10, 5:21 PM (ET)

CHICAGO (AP) – Women with high levels of iron in their blood may run nearly triple the risk of developing diabetes, a study found.

The research involved 32,826 healthy women who were followed for 10 years after giving blood samples. Type 2 diabetes was diagnosed in 698 of the women. On average, they who had significantly higher initial iron levels than the other women. If the results are confirmed in further studies, simple blood tests might some day help doctors determine which patients will develop diabetes.

Good News – Drug Company Profits Drop while Mercola.com Rises

by mercola.com

Although drug sales for two major drug companies rose, charges took their toll on Pfizer, the world’s largest drug maker, and Wyeth, the 10th largest.

Data shows Pfizer’s revenue rose 52 percent, but their net income declined to $602 million, or 8 cents a share, from $2.86 billion, or 46 cents a share, this time last year. The decline was due to the $1.76 billion in charges to cover lingering legal problems associated with the withdrawn diabetes drug Rezulin and an epilepsy remedy Neurontin. Both drugs were once marketed by Warner-Lambert Co., which Pfizer obtained in 2000.

Study Creates Concern over Deodorant Chemicals

by Citizens for Health

Sure, that deodorant may keep you extra dry, but a recent study found that chemicals in deodorants, antiperspirants and other cosmetics can actually build up in the body. British researchers detected traces of one chemical preservative in a study of women with breast cancer.

Dr. Philippa Darbe and other British colleagues at the University of Reading tested samples of 20 different human breast tumors. In every sample traces of chemicals called parabens were found. Parabens, chemicals found in deodorants and other cosmetics, are believed to seep into tissue after placed on the skin, thus accumulating in people’s bodies. This is the first test to show that these chemicals can actually build up in human tissue.

Drugs & Doctors May be Leading Cause of Death

by Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O.

At one time, the main title of my Web site (www.mercola.com) read:

Doctors are the Third leading Cause of Death

Many of you reading this have read or seen this in many places other than my Web site. This article, available on my home page, was widely circulated on the Internet and was one of the reasons why my Web site was initially popular. What you may not realize is that I am the one who made this analysis and popularized it. The original study was published by Dr. Starfield, a full professor of public health at the most prestigious hospital in the United States, Johns Hopkins. Her study never had the headline in it, but instead listed the published research documenting the various causes of deaths that doctors contributed to. I simply added them all up and compared them to cardiovascular diseases and cancer and came up with the above headline, which was widely circulated on the Internet.

Bird Flu may have 75% Mortality Rate

by www.medicalnewstoday.com

The avian virus, known as the ‘bird flu,’ is said to be able to remain active in 70 degrees Celsius below zero, and to have a mortality rate in humans of over 75 percent.

Dr. Lance Jennings, a virus specialist in New Zealand, said Wednesday that the strain of avian virus (H5N1) found in Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam could produce a mortality rate of over 75 percent when in humans, the New Zealand media reported.

Cinnamon Great for Type 2 Diabetes

by www.medicalnewstoday.com

The aromatic bark can lower blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol levels, as well as improve insulin functioning, particularly in Type 2 diabetics, researchers have found. Richard Anderson, lead scientist at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Md. (USA), calls its medicinal properties the most significant nutritional discovery in 25 years.

What is Avian Flu?

by www.medicalnewstoday.com

Avian flu is used to describe the influenza viruses that infect birds – for example wild birds such as ducks and domestic birds such as chickens. In fact, birds appear to a natural reservoir of flu viruses – 15 subtypes influenza A virus are known to be circulating in bird populations.

Many forms of avian flu virus cause only mild symptoms in the birds, or no symptoms at all. However, some of the viruses produce a highly contagious and rapidly fatal disease, leading to severe epidemics.

Italian Chemtrail Researchers come to survey U.S. – Canada

by William Thomas

Concerned countrymen have dispatched two Italian filmmakers to document chemtrails on the other side of the Atlantic. After flying in from Rome last week, Vincent Gambino and Duccio Benvenuti interviewed the author – and were questioned in turn.

Vincent and Duccio showed recent video from their 3,500-year-old village in northern Italy. Perched 1,500 feet above the sparkling Mediterranean, residents look out daily on air traffic departing and landing to the south. While high-flying airliners sometimes scrawl brief contrails in their wake, most of the distant aircraft leave no trails at all.