Tag Archives | World Health Organization

Spare A Thought For Iodine

Every effort I make to improve my health seems to throw up new hurdles – take the case of iodine… I live in the Midwest and have been trying to reduce my salt intake. However, my saltshaker is actually my most consistent source of iodine, an essential element for the health of my […]

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The Dirty Dozen Plus Two

You’ve probably heard of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen™ and Clean 15™ guide for buying produce. The Dirty Dozen are fruits and vegetables that have the highest amount of pesticide residues. The clean 15 are those fruits and veggies that have the lowest amount of pesticides. (In case you are unsure, farmers use […]

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Researchers discover cervical cancer origin cells

Send to Kindle As unpleasant as the annual doctor or OB GYN visit is, there’s a good reason women should get their pelvic exam and pap smear.  The World Health Organization reports nearly 530,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually worldwide and 275,000 die from the disease. While regular screening has drastically cut down […]

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Stop Smoking Now!

Send to Kindle Do you smoke? Are you dying to quit? (No pun intended!)  Today is World No Tobacco Day, a World Health Organization campaign and when WHO talk, YOU should listen – “Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death. This year, more than 5 million people will die from a tobacco-related heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung […]

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