Breakthrough in the Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

It’s hard to imagine a time without antibiotics, which first came into use during World War II. If there were no antibiotics, even minor infections, such as ear infections, could once again become deadly. And a large proportion of medical procedures and treatments, from joint replacements and bowel surgery to chemotherapy, could become too dangerous…

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Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats Come in Healthy and Unhealthy Varieties

Food can be classified into three categories: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. A healthy diet includes food from all three categories, but it is important to understand that each of these categories contains both healthy and unhealthy foods. Protein Protein is fundamental to maintaining proper functioning of the body and building healthy muscle. There is a…

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Coenyme NAD+ Linked to Vitality and Longevity

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, better known as NAD+, has become the subject of numerous research studies in recent years. This coenzyme is a naturally occurring molecule which decreases with age. Since research has shown that restoring levels of this molecule can extend our years of good health, it is often referred to as the “antiaging molecule”.…

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Stevia May Benefit Diabetics

Sugar substitutes are big business. In 2016, the global market was valued at 13.7 billion dollars. However, despite the demand, concerns about health have dogged the industry since saccharin, the first sugar substitute, was considered a possible carcinogen in 1960, ten years after its introduction. Although saccharin is still in use, it has been followed…

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Leg Pain? It may be CVI.

Aches and pains are often a normal aspect of growing older, but persistent pain is not normal, and needs to be addressed. Leg pain, especially after extended periods of standing or sitting, may be a symptom of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Veins in the legs contain valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards. In CVI,…

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Study Offers Hope for a Universal Blood Test for Cancer

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 18 million cases of cancer were diagnosed around the world in 2018. And the number of new cancer cases is expected to reach more than 23 million by the year 2030. The average person has a nearly 40% chance of being diagnosed with cancer at some point…

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Too Little Sleep Harms Cognition. So Does Too Much.

Too Little Sleep Harms Cognition — and So Does Too Much

In recent years there is a growing amount of evidence showing a direct negative impact between diminished sleep and a variety of complaints, including cognitive function. Recently researchers from Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute in Canada set up the largest sleep study ever conducted, examining data from 40,000 people. Dr. Adrian Owen, a cognitive…

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Breakthrough in Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Breakthrough in Treatment of Osteoarthritis

More than 30 million people in the United States currently suffer from osteoarthritis. Although osteoarthritis is usually found in the joints and cartilage of the hands, knees, and hips, it can affect many other areas as well, including the spine. It is a progressive, degenerative condition, and the most common form of arthritis. Since there…

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Slowing Down Aging — at the Cellular Level

Slowing Down Aging at the Cellular Level

A fundamental process of aging is cellular senescence, when an aging cell loses its ability to divide, effectively dying. Once this happens, the cell releases an inflammatory signal which tells the immune system to destroy it. Generally speaking, the younger a person is, the more efficiently their immune system can remove senescent cells. As we…

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The Link Between Junk Food and Cancer

The Link Between Junk Food and Cancer

Several countries around the world, including England, France, and Belgium, have introduced new nutrient profiling systems in order to allow people to see clearly the nutritional value of any product. There is irrefutable evidence that poor nutrition is linked to poor health. But recently, a study found a direct link between the consumption of foods…

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