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Antibiotic children

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December 2009

Autism epidemic worsening: CDC report

Rosuvastatin indication broadened

High-protein diet effects

 

November 2009

Folic acid cancer risk

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Sweet, short life on a sugary diet

 

October 2009

Smoking health hazards: no dose-response

C. difficile warning

Asthma risk and waist size in women

 

September 2009

Antioxidants' melanoma risk: 4-fold or none?

Murky waters of vitamin D status

Is vitamin D deficiency hurting you?

 

August 2009

Pill-crushing children

New gut test for children and adults

Unhealthy habits - whistling past the graveyard?

 

July 2009

Asthma solution - between two opposites that don't attract

Light wave therapy - how does it actually work?

Hodgkin's lymphoma in children: better alternatives

 

June 2009

Hodgkin's, kids, and the abuse of power

Efficacy and safety of the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's:
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Long-term mortality and morbidity after conventional treatments for pediatric Hodgkin's

 

May 2009

Late health effects of the toxicity of the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's

Daniel's true 5-year chances with the conventional treatment for Hodgkin's

Daniel Hauser Hodgkin's case: child protection or medical oppression?

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Protection from EMF: you're on your own

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EMF health threat and the politics of status quo
 

March 2009

Electromagnetic danger? No such thing, in our view...

EMF safety standards: are they safe?

Power-frequency field exposure
 

February 2009

Electricity and health

Electromagnetic spectrum: health connection

Is power pollution making you sick?

January 2009

Pneumococcal vaccine for adults useless?

DHA in brain development study - why not boys?

HRT shrinks brains

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Tin and your health

Not long ago, it wasn't known for sure whether tin (Sn) is a nutrient essential to our health, or not. Nowadays, this micro-mineral is classified as essential, not only because our body has cell receptors for it, and contains minute but always present amounts, but also because it has been linked to some important body functions.

Still, tin as a nutrient is fairly obscured, and probably needs more attention with respect to the specifics of its food intake and the relating health effects.

Known importance of tin stems primarily from it supporting the function of adrenal gland - one of the key glands in your body. Since adrenal gland controls cardiac function, tin deficiency can result in cardiac insufficiency; also breathing difficulties, asthma, fatigue and depression.

Excessive tin intake can result in digestive problems, nausea, skin rush and headache.

There is no established DRI (Dietary Reference Intakes, the most recent set of dietary recommendations set by the government) for tin, and data about its general intake and deficiency/excess patterns are scarce and inconclusive. Suggested adequate daily intake for an average healthy adult is 10mg-20mg.

Tin sources are canned foods, as well as a variety of foods of plant and animal origin. R

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