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Breast Cancer & Bacterial Deficiency

 October 2, 2019

According to researchers, the bacterial makeup of breast tissue in women with breast cancer, was found that it has insufficient levels of a certain bacterial genus called Methylobacterium.  Ana Sandoiu explains the findings in her recent article. The total number of bacteria living in the human body, or the human microbiome, is known to play […]

Laughter Yoga For Seniors

 October 1, 2019

There is a rise in life expectancy due to advances in medical science and the population of senior citizens is likely to triple by the year 2020.  The family structure is crumbling and youngsters are steering away from parents, leaving them alone either in aged care facilities or old-age homes.  This leaves them prone to […]

Nerves Fuel Prostate Cancer Growth

 September 30, 2019

Exactly how can nerves fuel growth of prostate cancer?  Much of this is explained in an article written by Hannah Nichols and fact checked by Jasmin Collier.  According to a study conducted by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, certain nerves support the growth of prostate cancer by a tumor vessel proliferating a […]

Mutations Needed for Cancer To Emerge

 September 29, 2019

Hannah Nichols is giving us more information on the mutations needed for cancer to emerge that the scientists have uncovered.  The article has been fact checked by Jasmin Collier. There are somewhere between one and 10 driver mutations required for cancer to develop.  This information is according to a team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger […]

Suppressor To Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

 September 28, 2019

Honor Whiteman recently wrote about a new study confirming that not all gene mutations are bad, after discovering a mutation that appears to give a known tumor suppressor gene a boost against pancreatic cancer.  They found that mice possessing a specific mutation in the p53 gene were significantly less likely to develop pancreatic tumors when […]

Brain Age

 September 27, 2019

I’ve always been told that we do not use our brains to it’s full capacity. The research says we should do things to encourage our brain to learn new things because its’ a muscle that needs to be worked. As we get older, we sometimes stop trying to learn new things and become complacent in […]

What’s a Gleason Score?

 September 26, 2019

If you’ve never heard or understood what a Gleason score is, this article written by Jenna Fletcher and reviewed by Christina Chun, MPH, should help to enlighten you. Those men diagnosed with prostate cancer want to know their outlook and treatment plan quickly.  The Gleason score will definitely play a major role in them deciding […]

Sadness, Stress & Pain

 September 25, 2019

There is more global feeling of sadness, stress and pain than ever before.  Rachael Rettner, senior writer at Live Science reports on the future & outcome of these conditions.  Right now our world isn’t emotionally so hot. After completing a survey of daily emotions of individuals, worldwide, they are revealing negative emotions that include sadness, […]

Overprescribing Antibiotics

 September 24, 2019

This is now a world in which some bacteria no longer succumbs to the common drugs that we use against them.  The overuse of antibiotics may be leading to further resistance.  Robert Ashley, M.D., is an internist and assistance professor of medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles who gives us some information […]

AZ Crop Guide: What’s in Season for Your Nutrition

 September 23, 2019

Because Phoenix, AZ doesn’t experience harsh winters, it’s easy to find an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Fall, in particular, is a special season for produce in the area.  Arizona-Grown Fruits and Vegetables to Eat This Fall Here are some of the most nutritious fruits and vegetables available at your local […]