Herbal and dietary supplements such as probiotics and other organic, alternative medicines may not be entirely good for our health.
While not discounting the effects of pharmaceutical and prescription drugs, many Americans believe in dietary and herbal supplements. It is a multi-billion industry and a new research has found that it may not even be that effective and may have dangerous side effects.
No Regulations for Herbal, Dietary Supplements in the US? A report posted by Consumer Reports on their website reveals that herbal and dietary supplements in the US are not well regulated or not at all by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Herbal and dietary supplements that are not regulated means the ingredients used to make them may not be effective or even safe to begin with. more >>
When people on social media requested that Kirk Franklin meet a teenage boy stricken with cancer to make his wish come true, the gospel music star obliged.
A message made its rounds on social media when Letrice Felton sent a tweet into the twitterverse about her 17-year-old son, Richie Artis,' battle with cancer. According to the Daily Advance, Richie requested to meet Franklin through the Virginia-based Toby's Dream Foundation that grants wishes to children with terminal illnesses.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards denounced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's comment calling pregnancy an "inconvenience."
In a speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Richards spoke about the issues she had with Trump's stated views on women and abortion.
"Donald Trump has pledged to appoint justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and undo decades of progress. His policies aren't just frightening — they're rooted in a disturbing worldview," said Richards. more >>
Before people can help a loved one who's coping with a terminal illness, they must first face their own fears about death, says Saddleback Church Senior Pastor Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Sunday, Warren, who's the author of the best-selling book, The Purpose-Driven Life, quoted Psalm 89:48: "No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave."
"Before you can help anybody who is facing death, you've got to deal with the fears you have related to death," stated Warren. "Death exposes our hidden fears. When we feel exposed, we typically hide. We've been hiding from our fears since Adam and Eve hid from God because of their nakedness." more >>
Big Daddy Weave is gearing up to head back out on tour just one month after a life-threatening infection led to bassist Jason Weaver having an emergency double amputation.
The band had quite the scare when Jason had to undergo surgery to remove both of his feet last month. Through it all the band stayed hopeful and now that Jason is home recovering, the guys have decided to head back out on the road for the fourth edition of their Beautiful Offerings Tour.
Hitting venues across the country, the tour is set to kick off Aug. 18 in Watertown, South Dakota, featuring Plumb and breakout artist We Are Messengers. The 50-city tour, sponsored by World Vision, will conclude Nov. 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina. more >>
Scientists have created a new breed of tiny medical microbots that they hope can mimic bacteria as it enters the body.
There are blood diseases that are delicate and too risky to operate on. With the help of medical microbots, scientists aim to precisely deliver drugs by having the small robots swim through the bloodstream to target certain areas.
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