Category Archives: Health

104 Studies: Pesticides linked Parkinson’s

00 … A recent meta-analysis published in the journal Neurology, examined data from 104 studies published between 1975 and 2011, in search for a potential link between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease. As many previous studies, it found one… Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder in which neurons in a region within your brain responsible for… Read More »

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

00 Don’t try to have all positive emotions as the “negative” ones exist for good reasons. Negative emotions also most likely aid in our survival. Bad feelings can be vital clues that a health issue, relationship or other important matter needs attention, Adler points out. The survival value of negative thoughts and emotions may help… Read More »

Surprising Sex Specific Benefit from a Vegetarian Diet

00 In a recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers investigated the association between a vegetarian diet lifestyle and that of mortality using data gleaned from 73,308 Seventh-day Adventist men and women who participated in the study by answering a quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Based on the questionnaire, the study participants were… Read More »

In Seeing the Brain, Losing the Mind

00 Understanding the brain is of course essential to developing treatments for devastating illnesses like schizophrenia or Parkinson’s. More abstractly but no less compelling, the functioning of the brain is intimately tied to our sense of self, our identity, our memories and aspirations. But the excitement to explore the brain has spawned a new fixation… Read More »

Expert: Modern Wheat is “Perfect Chronic Poison”

00 The world’s most popular grain is also the deadliest for the human metabolism. Modern wheat isn’t really wheat at all and is a “perfect, chronic poison,” according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist, author and leading expert on wheat. … Approximately 700 million tons of wheat are now cultivated worldwide making it the second… Read More »

How to Grow Your Own Organic Food in Small Spaces

00 Sprouts are an authentic “super” food that many overlook or have long stopped using. In addition to their superior nutritional profile, sprouts are really easy to grow if you’re an apartment dweller, as they don’t require an outdoor garden. A powerhouse of nutrition, sprouts can contain up to 30 times the nutrition of organic… Read More »

Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows

00 Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion — the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior. A new study by researchers at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that… Read More »

Federal Government Funds $400G Smoke-Detecting Underwear Project

00 Smoke-detecting underwear is the latest federally-funded project commissioned to monitor peoples’ smoking habits for them. The project, which was overseen by the National Institute of Health and commissioned by scientists at the University of Alabama, uses a bracelet and a sensor located on the midsection to keep track of hand-to-mouth motions and inhalation, according… Read More »

Environmental Toxins Linked to Childhood Obesity

00 Are toys, pacifiers and even shampoo driving the epidemic of childhood obesity? Researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between a class of chemical substances known as “phthalates” and obesity in young children. Phthalates are man-made chemicals that disrupt your endocrine… Read More »

Nano-scientists develop new kind of portable water purification system

00 Researchers at India’s Institute of Technology Madras have developed a new kind of portable water purification system based on nanoparticle filtration. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team explains how their new device does its job–it employs nanoparticles to remove not just biological hazards, but toxic… Read More »

Psychiatry divided as mental health “bible” denounced

00 The world’s biggest mental health research institute is abandoning the new version of psychiatry’s “bible” – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , questioning its validity and stating that “patients with mental disorders deserve better”. This bombshell comes just weeks before the publication of the fifth revision of the manual, called DSM-5… Read More »

Ag-Gag Laws Could Make America Sick

00 Video of a downed cow forklifted into position at a Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company plant in Chino, California filmed in 2008 by an undercover investigator with the Humane Society of the United States, led to the largest meat recall in U.S. history. A wave of laws that target animal welfare activists who take undercover… Read More »

Vitamin D: More may not be better

00   In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of too-low vitamin D levels, and urging high doses of supplements to protect against everything from hypertension to hardening of the arteries to diabetes. But new research from Johns Hopkins finds that… Read More »

T cell’s ‘rheostat’ helps ensure immune response matches threat

00 Scanning electron micrograph of T lymphocyte (right), a platelet (center) and a red blood cell (left)A properly functioning immune system is a lesson in balance, providing protection against disease without attacking healthy tissue. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists and published recently in Nature Immunology has identified a mechanism that helps… Read More »

Experts: Prices Keep Leukemia Drugs From Patients

00 Pricey cancer medications prevent many Americans with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) from receiving lifesaving treatment, an international team of experts claims. These drugs can cost more than $100,000 a year for patients with CML, once considered a death sentence but now highly treatable with ongoing treatment, according to a commentary penned by 120 specialists… Read More »

Vitamin D Boosts Energy — from Within Cells

00 Vitamin D is vital for making our muscles work efficiently and boosting energy levels, new research from Newcastle University has shown. A study led by Dr Akash Sinha has shown that muscle function improves with Vitamin D supplements which are thought to enhance the activity of the mitochondria, the batteries of the cell. (Full… Read More »

Lightning May Cause Headaches

00 According to new research, headaches may have more to do with electrical storms than anyone imagined. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that lightning may in fact contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines. (Explore an interactive of the human body.) Lightning has been linked to headaches. Photograph by Shireen Nadir,… Read More »

Synthetic Biology Circuits Perform Logic Functions and Remember the Results

00 Synthetic Biology Circuits Perform Logic Functions and Remember the Results Engineers at MIT have developed genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results. Image: Liang Zong and Yan Liang Researchers at MIT have developed new synthetic biology circuits that combine memory and logic. MIT engineers have… Read More »

Cannabis more damaging to under-18s, study suggests

00 Cannabis is not harmless, particularly for adolescents, the researchers say Link to this video Adolescents who are regular users of cannabis are at risk of permanent damage to their intelligence, attention span and memory, according to the results of research covering nearly four decades. The long-term study which followed a group of over 1,000… Read More »

Vitamin E May Cure that Painful Lump in your Armpit

00 I took 10,00 IUs of vitamin E one morning in late april 2009. In 2018 I don’t recall why I did. Are you suffering from one or more very sore red cyst-like lumps under your arm pit? Well, it may be Lymphadenitis. If you are in a lot of pain right now and can’t… Read More »