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Infants Prove that Altruism is an Inherent Human Trait

Infants Prove that Altruism is an Inherent Human Trait

Human behavior is complicated.  As a matter of fact, the debate as to Humanity’s inherent goodness (or evil-ness) is among the oldest philosophical debates, argued by thinkers like Plato and Aristotle.   But... 
Get More Flavonol To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Get More Flavonol To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

You have probably heard the term before, but perhaps not fully understood what a flavonol is.  This is a type of flavonoid, which is a phytochemical naturally found in plants.  Flavonols are important because... 
Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $344M in Pelvic Mesh Case

Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $344M in Pelvic Mesh Case

On Thursday this week, a California judge ordered personal care company Johnson & Johnson to pay nearly $344 million in penalties to the Golden State following a ruling that the company misled women over the inherent safety... 
Infant Incline Sleepers Recalled Over Potential Suffocation Risk

Infant Incline Sleepers Recalled Over Potential Suffocation Risk

The US federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced, this week, a recall of more than 165,000 infant incline sleepers due to concerns over suffocation risk.  Four baby product manufacturers have been impacted... 
Starbucks wants to cut down its carbon footprint by reducing single-use plastics and other items

Starbucks wants to cut down its carbon footprint by reducing single-use plastics and other items

Starbucks is following China’s lead in cutting down its carbon footprint by cutting its carbon, waste and water use by 505 by 2030. China announced that it was currently banning all single-use plastics in major cities and by... 
You can brush your teeth in ten seconds using a Y-shaped electric toothbrush

You can brush your teeth in ten seconds using a Y-shaped electric toothbrush

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, the Y-Brush, as it is named, made its second debut in its final form. The Y-Brush can brush all of your teeth in just 10 seconds and now you can actually purchase... 
Frequent users of Marijuana are dangerous drivers even when they are sober

Frequent users of Marijuana are dangerous drivers even when they are sober

Forty-five people were recruited to be tested for the latest research study in a driving simulator to see what effects Marijuana use (aka cannabis, pot) had on their driving skills and it was found that heavy users were dangerous... 
See a Show or a Visit a Gallery If You Want To Live A Long, Healthy Life

See a Show or a Visit a Gallery If You Want To Live A Long, Healthy Life

Live theatre could save your life.  According to new research from the University College London, even attending just one artistic event a month—whether theatre or a gallery or museum—could cut risk of premature... 
Processed Meat Carries Cancer Risk—But Not All Processed Meats are Equal

Processed Meat Carries Cancer Risk—But Not All Processed Meats are Equal

It has been four years since the World Health Organization classified processed meats as Group 1 carcinogens.  The agency cited there is sufficient evidence that these products do, in fact, cause cancer in humans.  A... 
Will Food Labels Connecting Calorie Count to Physical Activity Change Human Eating Habits?

Will Food Labels Connecting Calorie Count to Physical Activity Change Human Eating Habits?

Food labels are important. They tell us not only the nutritional information of the food we eat but also list the ingredients, informing us of potential allergens, sensitivities, or other facts that help us make sound dieting... 
Americans Are Taking Cheap Fish Antibiotics To Circumvent Rising Health Care Costs

Americans Are Taking Cheap Fish Antibiotics To Circumvent Rising Health Care Costs

There is a drug epidemic sweeping across America but it has nothing to do with heroin or fentanyl or even amphetamines.  Apparently, more and more Americans have been buying fish antibiotics, online, as a means to save... 
Could Dietary Supplements Delay Aging?

Could Dietary Supplements Delay Aging?

Getting older is just part of life, but part of getting older is being more vulnerable to certain diseases.  And, unfortunately, the more vulnerable you are to age-related conditions, the lower your quality of life can... 
New Drug Combination Could Help Pass Kidney Stones

New Drug Combination Could Help Pass Kidney Stones

More than half a million Americans go to the emergency room, every year, to deal with kidney stone issues.  Most of the time kidney stones pass out of the body on their own but, of course, this process can be extremely... 
Alynlam Gets FDA Approval for Second RNA Interference Drug, Givlaari.

Alynlam Gets FDA Approval for Second RNA Interference Drug, Givlaari.

The United States Food and Drug Administration, this week, approved a new groundbreaking drug: the second to be based on a Nobel prize-winning technique called RNA interfence.   This emerging treatment intends to... 
FDA Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked with Fresh Thyme Brand Blackberries

FDA Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked with Fresh Thyme Brand Blackberries

The United States Food and Drug Administration is warning of an outbreak of hepatitis that could be linked with fresh blackberries from the Fresh Thyme grocery store chain. In conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control... 
To gain better mental health try this optimal diet from a nutritional psychiatrist

To gain better mental health try this optimal diet from a nutritional psychiatrist

Today’s generation is experiencing increased levels of anxiety and nutritional psychiatrist Georgia Ede, M.D. passionately believes the leading cause of it is due to poor nutrition and is the basis of our struggles with mental... 
Scientists may have figured out why newborn babies hiccup

Scientists may have figured out why newborn babies hiccup

As adults we may consider hiccups a nuisance, but scientists have made the discovery that for newborns hiccups could play a crucial role in the development of regulating their breathing by forming a link between their brain and... 
Poor Family Relationships Could Increase Certain Health Risks

Poor Family Relationships Could Increase Certain Health Risks

The relationships in your life may have more affect on your health than you think, but a new study advises that its the relationships you can’t choose that might bear the most effect.  The study finds that the... 
Sleep Disturbance Tied to Stroke and Heart Attack

Sleep Disturbance Tied to Stroke and Heart Attack

People who have sleep issues might be at a higher risk for stroke or heart attack, warns a new observational study of roughly half a million people in China.   Study coauthor Liming Li MD, of Peking University, notes... 
Anti-Inflammatory Agents May Be Effective Depression Treatment, Study Finds

Anti-Inflammatory Agents May Be Effective Depression Treatment, Study Finds

The study authors note that these results—which come out of a systematic review, by the way—definitely suggest that anti-inflammatory agents play an important role in helping patients with major depressive disorder. Most importantly,... 
Biogen Reverses Abandoned Drug Trial, Now Looking for FDA Approval

Biogen Reverses Abandoned Drug Trial, Now Looking for FDA Approval

Early this week, drugmaker Biogen made a surprising announcement of a plan to seek US regulatory approval of is new Alzheimer’s treatment.  The reveal comes after the latest data from two discontinued studies showed... 
Johnson & Johnson Issues Baby Powder Recall Over Asbestos Concerns

Johnson & Johnson Issues Baby Powder Recall Over Asbestos Concerns

At the end of last week, Johnson & Johnson announced the beginning of a voluntary recall of its popular Baby Powder, in the United States, on concerns of asbestos contamination.  It should be noted that the recall... 
Heart attack risk can be significantly reduce ​with Fish oil

Heart attack risk can be significantly reduce ​with Fish oil

In a new study conducted by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) it was found that the potential of cardiovascular and cancer-related health risks could be reduced with the consumption of fish oil and Vitamin D. VITAL,... 
Are the fuzzy tuffs of molds really dangerous?

Are the fuzzy tuffs of molds really dangerous?

Your loaf of bread has been sitting on the counter for far too long and that bar of cheddar cheese has been in the fridge for weeks and green, or white furry, fuzzy mold has appeared and the questions posed are why is mold fuzzy... 
Red Wine Compound (but not the Wine Itself) Could Help Your Depression or Anxiety

Red Wine Compound (but not the Wine Itself) Could Help Your Depression or Anxiety

The debate over the health benefits of red wine continue this week as a new study suggests that the active compound found in red wine could actually be quite effective at relieving the symptoms of anxiety and depression.  According... 
Elevated Estrogen, in The Womb, Linked to Autism Development

Elevated Estrogen, in The Womb, Linked to Autism Development

Scientists have recently identified what they believe to be a definitive link between exposure of high levels of the estrogen sex hormone in the womb and autism risk.  It all started in 2015, when a team of scientists... 
Researchers Explore Genetic Molecular Mechanisms Behind Stroke and Autism

Researchers Explore Genetic Molecular Mechanisms Behind Stroke and Autism

DNA may be the building block of all organic matter but it actually has no power or function on its own.  In order for DNA to enforce its genetic mechanisms—and transform gene into proteins—it must first be transcribed... 
Might a Gut Infection Be the Precursor to Parkinson’s Disease?

Might a Gut Infection Be the Precursor to Parkinson’s Disease?

Scientists in Montreal published a study this week detailing that an infection in the gut could lead to a pathology that very closely resembles Parkinson’s disease, in a mouse model absent one gene that it linked to the human... 
Scientists Make Giant Leap Towards New HIV Cure

Scientists Make Giant Leap Towards New HIV Cure

HIV and AIDS research has come a long way since the 1980s but a cure continues to elude us.  Yes, we have new treatments that can help to lessen the risk for transmitting it, but curing it is a completely different thing.  This... 
FDA Fast Tracks RRMM Drug for Potential Combination Therapy

FDA Fast Tracks RRMM Drug for Potential Combination Therapy

This week, the United States Food and Drug Administration gave Kayropharm Therapeutics accelerated approval for its oral therapy drug selinexor (Xpovio), to be used with the corticosteroid dexamethasone as a combination therapy... 
Even A Quick Bout of Exercise Can Enhance Brain Function

Even A Quick Bout of Exercise Can Enhance Brain Function

We all know that exercise is good for us, and that even a little bit—on a somewhat consistent basis—can provide many health benefits.  But apparently exercise can enhance brain function and even make you smarter,... 
Common Kitchen Sponge Viruses May Consume Tough Bacteria

Common Kitchen Sponge Viruses May Consume Tough Bacteria

New research presented this weekend at the annual American Society for Microbiology suggests that some viruses—which often populate kitchen sponges—are able to eat bacteria.   Of course, a kitchen sponge is consistently... 
Plants Can Transmit Superbugs to the Human Gut That Can Hide For Years

Plants Can Transmit Superbugs to the Human Gut That Can Hide For Years

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a major threat to human survival, today; and it looks like the threat may be more complicated than we had originally thought.  A new study out of the University of Southern California... 
You could drink 25 cups of coffee a day and it would still be ok for your heart

You could drink 25 cups of coffee a day and it would still be ok for your heart

According to a new study, drinking 25 cups of coffee will not cause your arteries to stiffen or endanger your heart, Past studies have said that drinking coffee could cause stiffening of the arteries thus exerting pressure... 
Burnout is now classified by WHO as a work related phenomenon

Burnout is now classified by WHO as a work related phenomenon

On Tuesday, May 8, 2019, NBC News reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) has now classified ‘burnout’ as an occupational phenomenon. The term ‘burnout’ was coined back in the mid-1970s... 
Poor Sense of Smell Linked to 50 Percent Higher Mortality Risk

Poor Sense of Smell Linked to 50 Percent Higher Mortality Risk

We know that body function declines as we age but a new study warns that a poor sense of smell could be a sign of pending death within the next ten years.  While the study examined this trend occurs among older adults,... 
Tick Season is Here and You Should Prepare

Tick Season is Here and You Should Prepare

After a long winter of cabin fever and with the now nice spring weather, we all want to get out in the sun and engage with nature. But watch out because so do tiny little critters like ticks which become active from April through... 
Don’t Expose Babies to Electronic Screens

Don’t Expose Babies to Electronic Screens

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the United Nations health agency, issued health guidelines regarding electronic screen time usage for children which included that infants younger than... 
Apparently, Meal Kits Are Better for the Environment

Apparently, Meal Kits Are Better for the Environment

Inside Refrigerator Food production, across the world, has a massive carbon footprint.  In fact, one study estimates that food production could be responsible for as much as 30 percent of global annual greenhouse gas... 
A Higher Risk of Heart-Related Death Is Significantly Linked to Skipping Breakfast

A Higher Risk of Heart-Related Death Is Significantly Linked to Skipping Breakfast

A recent study revealed that there may be a link between your risk of dying earlier from heart related deaths or stroke-related death and skipping breakfast. This study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology... 
Put A Freshness Card In Your Fridge To Keep Food From Spoiling Too Fast

Put A Freshness Card In Your Fridge To Keep Food From Spoiling Too Fast

Extend the shelf life of fruits, vegetables and bread up to 50% by placing a napkin-sized laminated card in the center of in a typical sized refrigerator called the Food Freshness Card. The Food Freshness Card is made... 
Allergy Season Worsens Due To Climate Change

Allergy Season Worsens Due To Climate Change

Allergy season has arrived.  We know it because those who have spring allergies are sneezing and their eyes are stinging as well as the air in some parts of the country is yellow with pollen, covering houses, cars, and... 
New Study Reveals Toddlers Engage More With Print Books Than Ebooks

New Study Reveals Toddlers Engage More With Print Books Than Ebooks

I remember as a young toddler my first book of nursery rhymes and all those colorful pictures. I also remember my mother reading to me and as time went by I connected the pictures and the words. I became hooked on books and eventually... 
FDA Proposes Changes To Mammography Standards For First Time In More Than 20 Years

FDA Proposes Changes To Mammography Standards For First Time In More Than 20 Years

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time in over 20 years prosed changes to mammography standards today.  The changes are being made to improve quality in mammography screening  aiming at... 
New Drug Could Help Postpartum Depression—If You Can Afford It

New Drug Could Help Postpartum Depression—If You Can Afford It

Feelings of sadness are quite common for new mothers, just after giving birth, in a phenomenon known as postpartum depression. While some also report these feelings while still pregnant, the condition is categorized by overwhelming... 
Drinking Very Hot Tea Could Be A Cancer Risk

Drinking Very Hot Tea Could Be A Cancer Risk

A new study seems to warn that drinking a moderate amount of very hot beverages every day could put you at a much higher risk for developing esophageal cancer.  Specifically, the study suggests that drinking 700 mL—approximately... 
Could A Common ADHD Medication Increase Psychosis Risk in Younger Patients?

Could A Common ADHD Medication Increase Psychosis Risk in Younger Patients?

ADHD medications are on the rise, particularly among teens and young adults, and that is something of great concern.  The latest data shows that some medications used to treat this condition could cause extreme side... 
Daily Marijuana Use And Highly Potent Weed Linked To Psychosis

Daily Marijuana Use And Highly Potent Weed Linked To Psychosis

More states in the US are legalizing the use of marijuana and in particular the use of it medicinally giving it an aura of healthfulness where in fact there are some serious health risks involved with its frequent use.  And... 
Diet is No Substitute for Depression Medication (But It Could Help Prevent It)

Diet is No Substitute for Depression Medication (But It Could Help Prevent It)

If depression medications operate on the function that the body is simply not making the right balance of neurotransmitters, it should make sense that nutritional intervention should help correct that imbalance, right? Well,... 
Serious Infection During Pregnancy Can Increase Fetal Autism and Depression Development Risk, Study Says

Serious Infection During Pregnancy Can Increase Fetal Autism and Depression Development Risk, Study Says

Pregnant women who have severe infections while carrying their child have an increased natal risk for autism spectrum disorder and depression. This the alarming result of a new study that suggests serious infections—like sepsis,...