Dr. Josh Mansour: Vaping Deaths makes FDA 3-year Plan for Youth Restrictions Feel like a Millennium

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How Much More Damage will be Done before the Fix Is In? In recent weeks the death toll from vaping has risen to 12. States, cities and some countries have banned flavored e-cigarettes. In an effort to lower teen use, cities are banning e-cigarette sales for those under 18. InRead …

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Plant and Animal-Based Nutraceuticals for Respiratory Health

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Respiratory diseases have been a major health concern for human beings since several decades. Soothing the irritated nasal passages and airways had been a mutual necessity in multiple ancient cultures. In ancient China, herbs were largely used to help deal with cough and reduce mucus, thereby maintaining respiratory health. In

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Webinar: Medical Food for Pediatric Asthma, by Dr. Julienne Lindemann

Children shouldn’t be sidelined by asthma. Today’s Practitioner is offering a free webinar for licensed practitioners on leukotriene management in pediatric asthma. Leukotrienes can exacerbate asthma by sustaining inflammatory reactions. This webinar will discuss the clinical benefits of the medical food, Lunglaid,™ which provides the nutritional support to manage leukotrieneRead …

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Apathy Aside, Six Factors to Reducing Global Health Risks

The biggest threat to global health and wellness can be narrowed down to six, preventable non-communicable diseases: respiratory illness from tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, salt intake, high blood pressure and blood sugar, and obesity. According to a May 2014 Lancet study, if nations could reduce target levels for these lifestyle related diseases in the next 25 years, 37 million early deaths would be prevented. But by not reaching these targets, an additional 10.5 million deaths would occur as compared to the 28.3 million who died in 2010. And while experts say this could be possible, critics say apathy from leadership is the biggest obstacle to achieving the desired target.

New research suggests kava may prevent lung tumors in smokers

A new study on a special preparation for kava root from the University of Minnesota and Texas Tech University may help explain low rates of lung cancer despite tobacco smoking. Rates of cancer in the South Pacific Islands of Vanuatu, Fiji and Western Samoa are dramatically lower than those inRead …

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Bromelain Limits Airway Inflammation

By Eric R. Secor Jr, ND, MPH, MS, LAc; Sonali J. Shah, BS; Linda A. Guernsey, BS; Craig M. Schramm, MD; Roger S. Thrall, PhD ABSTRACT Context • Allergic asthma continues to increase despite new pharmacological advances for both acute treatment and chronic-disease management. Asthma is a multifactorial disease process

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