Thursday, 17 August 2017 by Rudrani Banik, M.D.
On August 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night during the Great American Solar Eclipse. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will be able to see the spectacular colors and light
Many animals share behavioral traits with human beings—for example, while some humans kiss their dogs, they in turn show affection by licking their masters or playmates. Apes and chimpanzees show their parenting skills by grooming their young and keeping them out of harm’s way. Now, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National
Friday, 11 August 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
You either heard it on TV or read it in the newspapers that a recent study published in the journal Neurology found that “decreases in stroke incidence over time are driven by a decrease in ischemic stroke in men. Contrary to previous study periods, stroke incidence rates were similar by sex in 2010.” The study specifically
Researchers Claim Moderate Alcohol Use May Lower Your Risk Against Diabetes According to a major study conducted in Denmark, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may actually lower your risk against getting diabetes. And shockingly enough, teetotalers who abstain run a higher risk of getting diabetes! The Danish paper published in Diabetologia (the Journal of the
When explorer Ponce de León set out on his many expeditions, his goal was to find the “Fountain of Youth.” He settled instead for Florida—which today, ironically, is a fountain of retirement. Perhaps inspired by Ponce de León’s quest for youthful vitality, scientists have stumbled upon an actual rejuvenation technique which harnesses proteins found within
Monday, 31 July 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
The spring and summer seasons are the best for gardening, hiking, picnicking and enjoying all other outdoor activities; however, lurking in our woods, parks and gardens are tiny terrors that spread a host of diseases and pathogens. Welcome to the world of ticks! According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the
Decades ago, when walking down the street or sitting in a restaurant one would be surrounded by wafts of tobacco smoke. Nowadays pedestrians are surrounded by puffs of cotton candy and mint smoke emanating from electronic cigarettes. The act of smoking electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes (EC) is known as vaping. Vaping has created a new
Young adults and children suffering with leukemia and lymphoma now have hope as a new CAR-T Therapy Tisagenlecleucel, developed and manufactured by Novartis, has been recommended by an oncology advisory panel of The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many experts believe CAR-T Therapy presents a paradigm shift in how we approach and treat cancer.
Tagged under: Cancer
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