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Dental Implant Reduces Infection Risk

 November 30, 2018

I recently read an interesting article written by Catharine Paddock, PhD on a dental implant that has a slow-release drug reservoir that reduces infection risk. In a laboratory test, the reservoir slowly released a strong antimicrobial agent and showed that the new implant could prevent and eliminate bacterial biofilms, which is a major cause of […]

Immunotherapy

 November 28, 2018

Immunotherapy, sometimes called biologic therapy, has been a game changer for many types of cancer. This might actually improve your life and extend your years longer than with other treatments. With allergies, you might have gotten allergy shots. With each shot they provided a very small amount of the allergen, which was the thing that […]

Friendship Not Money

 November 16, 2018

It seems that people nowadays, in their quest for happiness, are putting all their efforts into material possessions, rather than what really matters most. Money can buy a lot of “things” but what about love, good health and good relationships? Aren’t those more important for our mental health? A study was conducted entitled the new […]

What’s More Important in Your Life?

 November 14, 2018

For some people the most important thing in their life is cultivating the ability to help people be happy, and to relieve some of them of the suffering they might be experiencing. Leaving each person that you interact with a little bit better off than the way you initially found them, is an aspiration in […]

The Science of Positive Thinking

 November 5, 2018

Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Positive thinking is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss and rarely carries the weight, as words like “work ethic” or “persistence.” It is now being revealed through research that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying upbeat attitudes. […]

Mistakes We Make When Getting Sick

 October 29, 2018

We all want to get better really fast when we get sick. Some of our habits may actually make our symptoms worse though. Some things we should avoid when evading that common cold and flu as we fight our way to recovery are: 1. Strive to power through and don’t keep the usual routine. Our […]

Relationship of Brown Toast & Potatoes to Cancer

 October 24, 2018

According to the U.K. government scientists, you should cook your toast and potatoes to a golden color, not browned, in order to reduce the intake of a chemical that may increase the chance of having cancer.  Acrylamide is a natural byproduct of the cooking process and not deliberately added to food. Acrylamide is formed when […]

Breath Test to Detect Stomach & Oesophageal Cancers

 October 22, 2018

There is a test that now measures the levels of 5 chemicals in the breath that has shown promising results for detecting cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial that has been presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017.   Stomach and oesophageal cancer together, currently account for around 1.4 million […]

An Antidote to Aging

 October 19, 2018

I recently read an article touching on the subject of coffee being the latest antidote to aging, written by Alice Park and appearing in the Time publication. Other articles are reflecting some similar details but this one delved more fully into the issue. They are finding growing evidence that the daily jolt of java might […]

Statins & Diabetes

 October 15, 2018

Most older women are prescribed statins that have high levels of blood cholesterol, but the effects of the drug have not been well-studied in this group as it seems was done in other groups.  There is currently a new study from Australia that find older women taking statins to lower cholesterol may have a significantly […]