HEALTH

Using stem cells to stop macular degeneration

Using stem cells to stop macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration currently affects more than 23.5 million people over the age of 50 worldwide and is the 4th most common cause of blindness after cataracts, preterm birth, and glaucoma. However, Dr. Marc Grossman of Natural Eye Care, Inc. in New Paltz, NY does not believe that the eye disease, in general, is “an inevitable part of the aging …

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Diagnosing Parkinson’s via retinal exam

Diagnosing Parkinson’s via retinal exam

Researchers have set their sights on a simple eye test that could reveal the earliest indications for Parkinson’s Disease in humans providing doctors with the ability to recognize the early stages, and thus instigate effective and safe intervention before major problems appear. Many people may not realize is that Parkinson’s actually starts one or more decades before the onset of …

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Caffeine found to cut odds on developing dementia

Caffeine found to cut odds on developing dementia

Caffeine freaks may not be able to get the sleep they need, but many may actually be lowering their risk of dementia, according to a new study, which found that postmenopausal women, 65 and up, who consume about 261 mg of caffeine daily lowered their odds of developing impaired cognition by at least 36%. This translates to drinking the equivalent …

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formula focus

Formula Focus Reviews | Does it Work or Scam?

Formula Focus is a dietary supplement that claims to increase mental performance by boosting all cognitive functions. But unlike other similar products, it should be particularly helpful for those who are looking to increase their focus and memory recall.   This is the main purpose of this product according to its official website, and judging by the ingredients, it might …

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Mom's morning sickness beneficial for babies

Mom’s morning sickness beneficial for babies

Morning sickness may be bad news for moms-to-be, but, according to a new study, it us good news for babies. According to a new study led by researchers led by Stefanie Hinkle at the National Institute of Child Health and human Development, women who suffer from nausea and vomiting early on in their pregnancies have more than half the likelihood …

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Severe anxiety linked to increased cancer risk in men

Severe anxiety linked to increased cancer risk in men

A new study out of the UK has determined that men diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder were 2-times as apt to die from cancer than their less anxious counterparts anxiety disorder. While the actual report has yet to be published in a peer review journal, researchers, including University of Cambridge doctoral student Olivia Remes. presented their findings during the European …

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muscular dystrophy

Running to fight Muscular Dystrophy

39-year old Venezuelan l runner Michael Melamed overcame his muscular dystrophy (not to mention the wind, rain and cold) to finish the Boston marathon after 20 grueling hours yesterday in a Herculean effort to prove that it is humanly possible to overcome the devastating disease, as well as to raise money for charity and to educate and” inspire Venezuelan youth.” …

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Brain cancer now deadlier than leukemia in kids

Brain cancer now deadlier than leukemia in kids

The CDC has announced that brain cancer has toppled leukemia as the deadliest disease now facing children in the US, although (combined) the two account for slightly more than 50% of all cancer deaths among those aged 1-19 in 2014. At the same time, the agency noted that 30% of the nearly 2,000 kids who died from cancer that year …

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glutathione Super-Antioxidant now available in spray form

Super-Antioxidant gluthathione now available in spray form

Chances are you may not have heard of glutathione. But the compound is an important antioxidant found in plants, animals, and fungi, as well as cyanobacteria and proteobacteria, known to be effective in preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides and heavy metals. Although glutathione is not an “essential” …

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Nasal spray flu vaccines nixed for 2016-2017 season

Nasal spray flu vaccines nixed for 2016-2017 season

There are bound to be a lot more tears this flu season now that but those looking to get flu shots this year will be stuck (literally) getting inject able vaccines after the CDC announced it was no longer authorizing the use of the nasal sprays made popular last year. Although hyped as painless alternative to old-fashioned hypodermic needles, government …

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