All posts tagged "Tips"

  • Stem cell brain implants could ‘slow ageing and extend life’ (at least in mice)

    Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat age-related diseases and extend the human lifespan. Implants of stem cells that make fresh...

    • Posted September 2, 2017
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  • Maryland’s Anti–Price-Gouging Law

    It is too soon to tell what the local and national effects of the Maryland law will be. But this effort is part of a growing movement among states to address untenable increases in prescription-drug prices. Other...

    • Posted June 9, 2017
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  • Surviving Liver Cancer … so far

    For the last year or so I’d been losing weight without trying (not something that my family does) and also losing some strength (not ideal when you’re pushing heavy equipment around on a farm). My only symptoms,...

    • Posted July 1, 2016
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  • Raw Beef Tapeworm – Yuk!

    You may not eat raw beef again after you read this article about a guy who passed a 20-ft tapeworm! (The image is just an artist’s representation) Full article: Taenia saginata Infestation — NEJM

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Where did Zika originate?

    I didn’t know only a specific type of mosquito carries Zika, but then until recently we didn’t know it could be transmitted sexually.   Zika, which was discovered incidentally in Uganda in 1947 in the course of...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • The Psychiatrist Who De-Pathologized Homosexuality

    Until 1973, the psychiatric field classified homosexuality as a mental illness. Dr. Robert Spitzer, who spearheaded the change, died on December 25th, 2015. When the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) dropped homosexuality as a...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Watch out for those supplements!

    I don’t know if you’re taking supplements, or if you purchase them from these retailers, but this report from the New York Attorney General is kind of scary, especially if, like me, you believe that your vertigo...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • B Vitamin May Prevent Some Skin Cancer

    I’ve had one instance of basal cell carcinoma on my head, and I wasn’t happy about it. This study in Australia, which has one of the highest rates of skin cancers in the world, says one B...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knees — not so great?

    The British Medical Journal (aka BMJ) has published a report from doctors who dug through all the studies available on whether or not knee surgery really helps middle aged or older patients with knee pain and degenerative...

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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  • Calcium intake and bone mineral density

    “Conclusions: Increasing calcium intake from dietary sources or by taking calcium supplements produces small non-progressive increases in BMD, which are unlikely to lead to a clinically significant reduction in risk of fracture.”   For years doctors and...

    • Posted January 3, 2016
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