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Chinese herb may ease rheumatoid arthritis

A new study shows that the Chinese herbal remedy Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF), also known as "lei gong teng" or "thunder god vine," helped decrease joint tenderness and pain in a small group of people treated with the medicinal plant.

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The US FDA declares mercury amalgam fillings safe for all

Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice says, "FDA remains alone in the world in failing to protect children and pregnant women from mercury fillings. Since 1996, Canadian dentists have been told not to put mercury amalgam in children or pregnant women. Since 1998, British dentists have been told the same for pregnant women. Norway and Sweden have banned amalgam altogether. Regrettabl...

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The more hybrid drivers the better?

On the one hand, Honda is playing to a sense of fairness that its American audience may have. "Sure," the typical magazine reader might think. "Everyone should drive a hybrid. Good for Honda." Yet even a fuel-efficient hybrid car could be disastrous for the planet.

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Water scarcity looms

Water scarcity grows in urgency in many regions as population growth, climate change, pollution, lack of investment, and management failures restrict the amount of water available relative to demand.

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Health through humour and happiness

As the founder and director of the Gesundheit Institute - a holistic medical community in West Virginia in the United States, Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process and therefore, true healthcare must incorporate those aspects of life.

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Red yeast rice targets cholesterol

Red yeast rice, a dietary supplement that has been used in China for centuries, contains a chemical that is identical to the active ingredient in the prescription statin Mevacor (lovastatin). However, red rice yeast does not seem to cause the side effects the drug does.

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