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Facts About Chemo

Posted on January 25, 2019

Just hearing the word “chemo” scares the heck out of most of us after what we’ve either seen in movies or on TV and what we’ve been told by our loved ones that have endured the treatments of chemo. Oh! I must also include how it seems the oncologist frightens us by using the fear […]

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Lemon & Salt Tonic

Posted on January 23, 2019

There are many potential benefits of real sea salt and lemon. The sea salt has been proven throughout the years and through science that moderate levels of this is actually good for your heart health and does not negatively affect blood pressure.  Stephen Seifert wrote an article reviewing the benefits of sea salt combined with […]

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Cancer Mortality Dropping

Posted on January 21, 2019

According to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, with the exception of two forms, the 5-year survival rates for almost all cancer types have increased significantly. Ana Sandoiu has posted the findings of this document. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the National Cancer Institute […]

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Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

Posted on January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]

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What Is Pheochromocytoma?

Posted on January 16, 2019

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually grows in the middle of your lower back in your adrenal glands.  This is most commonly found in adults ages 30 to 50, but those of all ages can have it. About 10% of all cases are made up of children.  Few of these tumors spread to other […]

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New Year, New Excuses? No — It’s Time to Fulfill Your Goals This Year

Posted on January 14, 2019

February is just around the corner — say it isn’t so! Millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year. However, did you know only 8 percent of men and women actually accomplish them? For those of us who took part in this annual tradition, realizing we didn’t […]

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Social Media

Posted on January 14, 2019

Can social media leave you socially isolated?  Randy Dotinga from HealthDay Reporter addressed this issue in a recent article.   When young people spend a lot of time on social media, mainly websites designed to bring people together, it seems to isolate them, according to new research. They also found that the heaviest users of social […]

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Meals Trigger Inflammation

Posted on January 11, 2019

We are not only taking in nutrients when we eat we are also consuming a significant quantity of bacteria. That’s certainly not fun to think about! In order to fight these bacteria, our body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. An inflammatory response is triggered that activates […]

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Repurposing Drugs

Posted on January 9, 2019

Have you heard the latest? Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be repurposed for treating Parkinson’s by putting together the cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology.  This research was published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, and uses a stem cell technique to change a small […]

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Surprising Sources Of Carbs

Posted on January 7, 2019

The normal foods that we associate carbs with are bread, pasta and cake.  We avoid these to keep the blood sugar level down. Carbs, however, can lurk in many less obvious places that we need to be aware of when counting carbs. Most people with diabetes aim for 45-60 grams of carbs per meal; however, […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon