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Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
 By American Chemical Society  Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The health-promoting perks of wine have attracted the spotlight recently, leaving beer in the shadows. But scientists are discovering new ways in which the latter could be a more healthful beverage than once thought. They’re now reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that a compound from hops could protect brain cells from damage — and potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

World’s smallest, cheapest patch pump for diabetics
 By Guest Column  Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The patch pumps worn by many people with diabetes are a game-changer in managing the daily infusions of insulin needed to control their chronic condition.

Weight Gain Is Contagious? And Snacking Fights it?
 By Dr. Gifford Jones  Sunday, January 25, 2015

How many people in mid-life can fit into their wedding clothes? Not too many, because predictably, most have exchanged muscle tissue for body fat and more pounds. Now, a report from Johns Hopkins University claims there are proven ways to limit and even reverse weight gain in both sexes.

Oranges versus orange juice: Which one might be better for your health?
 By American Chemical Society  Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Many health advocates advise people to eat an orange and drink water rather than opt for a serving of sugary juice. But in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that the picture is not clear-cut. Although juice is indeed high in sugar, the scientists found that certain nutrients in orange juice might be easier for the body to absorb than when a person consumes them from unprocessed fruit.





By 2050, cancer will hardly kill anyone under 80, researchers say
 By News on the Net  Monday, January 19, 2015

Today, cancers are “becoming either preventable or effectively curable,” a researcher notes—and that means that by 2050, hardly anyone under 80 will die of such diseases, a study says.

“DILI” Is Killing More People Every Year
 By Dr. Gifford Jones  Monday, January 19, 2015

North Americans must rid themselves of a major misconception. Too much Cabernet Sauvignon is not the only way to damage the liver. Today liver injury is being caused by prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and some herbal supplements. More than 1,000 drugs and supplements have been associated with drug induced liver injury (DILI) which is increasing every year.

Trouble sleeping? Watch your back
 By Guest Column  Wednesday, January 14, 2015

If you suffer from insomnia, you are nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to experience back pain, according to a study published recently in the journal PLOS One by researchers at the University of Haifa.

Breakthrough In PTSD Treatment, The Muss Rewind Technique
 By News on the Net  Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Millions of people around the world suffer from a silent and creeping condition that surreptitiously torments them in the light of the day and in the darkness of the night. Whether military veterans, rape victims or witnesses of horrific scenes they suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, a condition for which there were so far only some alleviating treatments.





The Vitamin D Bandwagon: Is it Ahead of the Science?
 By Dr. Gifford Jones  Sunday, January 11, 2015

Here are some of the 100 medical conditions that have been associated with decreased blood levels of vitamin D; arthritis, asthma, colon cancer, emphysema, dementia, depression, diabetes, coronary heart disease, fibromyalgia, hypertension, infections, multiple sclerosis, muscle weakness, obesity, Parkinson’s Disease and psoriasis. But how many of these links have been proven by scientific studies?

‘Cyborg’ spinal implant could help paralysed walk again
 By News on the Net  Friday, January 9, 2015
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