Summer is the time of year when we pull out our sandals, bathing suits, shorts, and 32-ounce water bottles. We hear ‘hydration, hydration, hydration,’ but many of us associate it with just water, which without electrolytes can lead to serious problems such as seizures and cardiac arrest. What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are naturally occurring elements
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“I’m a zombie until I drink my coffee,” so say many coffee addicts who claim to not feel “alive” until they’ve had a coffee to start their day. A recent study in Annals of Internal Medicine found that drinking two to four cups of coffee reduces the likelihood of circulatory disease and cerebrovascular disease mortality.
Tagged under: Cancer
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 by Sophia De-Oliveira
There has been an “epidemic” of asthma and allergies in children in the last 50 years. Currently 235 million people have asthma and it is expected to affect 400 million by 2025. The reason why so many more children are being diagnosed with asthma and other allergies is still unclear. However, a study by the
Monday, 10 July 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
“Doctor, ever since my surgery, I don’t remember things as well as I used to and sometimes, I have trouble concentrating—Why?” Doctors and their patients, the world over, are grappling with this question and the answer is still elusive. Something mysterious happens to the brain-especially the older brain-as a result of surgery that scientists are
Saturday, 01 July 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
The National Cancer Institute defines BRCA1 and BRCA2 as “human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. These proteins help repair damaged DNA and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of the cell’s genetic material. When either of these genes mutates, or is altered, such that its protein product either is not made or does not function correctly, DNA damage may not be repaired
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How did we get small, loyal Poodles and Corgis, massive sweet tempered Great Danes, and thousands more dog breeds from wolves? What made people decide to breed dogs rather than pigs or foxes to become our best friends? An article inNature (May 2017) sheds light on this by describing research on the bones of 9000-year-old dogs.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “you are what you eat”—so what are you and why does it matter? It matters because eating well ensures a healthy life now and into the future. Your body requires nutrient-rich foods to help protect you against a variety of illnesses and can help reduce your risk of disease.
There have been hundreds of movies made about extraterrestrial life from The Arrival to Mars all of which can be found in the SciFi category of Amazon or Netflix. What if now those movies are transformed into documentaries? There have been several missions to Mars to determine if life existed. In 2011 NASA’s launched Curiosity,
It’s said that there is no medicine for a broken heart, but what if the ability to heal were already within us? Zebrafish have hearts that can regenerate themselves, yet mammalian hearts (including those of mice) do not have the same capacity. However, a new study published in June of 2017 in Nature identified Agrin,
Monday, 19 June 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
Anyone who has ever read futurist Ray Kurzweil’s seminal work, The Singularity, knows he’s an advocate of artificial intelligence, nanobots, and the blending of biology with supercomputers to obtain immortality but until now his writings were merely pie-in-the-sky prognostications. Elon Musk, innovator and CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and now Neuralink hopes to bring Kurzweil’s future