Friday, November 1, 2019
By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains: The findings could lead to a universal flu vaccine and more effective emergency treatments -- ScienceDaily
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Risk Of Heart Attack Can Be Minimized By Eating These Types of Food
Friday, October 11, 2019
Aging world population
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
The ingredient that’s finding its way into almost everything we eat - Thrive Global
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
What type of doctor do other doctors dislike?
Friday, August 9, 2019
China swine flu
The pork industry is worth about $128 billion in China and the country's 375 million pigs make up just under half the planet's total.
The number of pigs China will fatten to prepare for slaughter and sale this year is predicted to fall by 20%, from 2018. This is the worst annual slump since the U.S. Department of Agriculture — interested in exports to China — began counting China's pigs in the mid-1970s.
The virus spreads easily among the animals as it can be carried in clothing, infected blood, or fluids from urine, saliva or faeces, and on tires and shoes.
There are concerns that Chinese provincial governments are suppressing data and asking pork companies not to report new outbreaks
The pig flu was first detected outside Africa in 1957, in Portugal, but never before has it spread so rapidly and been so damaging as it did in China now. All of the 33 provinces and regions in China have been affected.
Other countries are battling the outbreak. The disease has been found in Mongolia, Cambodia and North Korea. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization believes that cases reported by local governments are underestimates
This outbreak was first detected in China in August 2018 in Liaoning province in the northeast. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs immediately responded with emergency measures.
According to guidelines, all pigs in a three kilometer zone around an infected herd had to be killed. Roadblocks were meant to be set up and inspection and disinfection stations established within a 10-kilometer buffer zone. This was not strictly implemented.
Pork is the meat of choice in China and no meal is complete without it. Braised in sauce, as Mao Zedong demanded, in dumplings or just plainly fried or boiled, pork accounts for nearly three-quarters of Chinese meat consumption.
Pig rearing in China, despite large industrialized farms, remains a predominately small-scale affair. Pigs also provide cheap garbage disposal services.
Monday, June 17, 2019
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Friday, May 31, 2019
Frozen pizza, ice cream & doughnuts among ultra-processed foods linked to early death - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Weight loss may help cut heart attack, stroke risk in diabetics: Cambridge study | Business Standard News
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
DASH diet reduced heart failure risk 'by almost half' in people under 75
Monday, May 13, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50 percent two years after fecal transplant
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Dr. Marc Siegel: Heavy pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome | Fox News
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
How does poor gut health affect vitamin C and E in metabolic syndrome? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Are Negative Ions Good For You?
This video does a really good job of looking at the health benefits of negative ions from a scientific perspective.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Cure for cancer? Israeli scientists claim to be on brink of development
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Copy of my Facebook post from 2 years ago today.
Cancer has claimed the lives of a few people I know.
What can we do about? I think that the first rule of living should be, "Don't do stupid stuff." Stupid stuff can get you killed. Don't take unnecessary risks. Obey the law. Don't do drugs. Drive defensively. Obey the speed limit. Keep your vehicle, especially your tires, properly maintained.
Keep fire extinguishers and working smoke detectors in your home. Get at least two carbon monoxide detectors, because if both alarms go off at the same time then you know it is not just a defective detector. This happened to me, but I also know a whole family that got carbon monoxide poisoning and had to be treated at the hospital.
I think that the second rule of living should be, "Take reasonable steps to protect your health." Don't smoke. Drink in moderation or not at all. Eat as healthy as you can. Consume more plant based foods and less red meat. Eat fewer processed foods and more fresh foods. Exercise.
By the way, there is much research to indicate that sugar is very bad for you and addictive. For this reason, I don't keep any sweets in my home, otherwise I know I would eat them.
This is all common sense, but humans in general have a tendency to ignore common sense. We think that nothing bad will happen to us, but I have seen bad things happen to too many people. There is potential disaster around every corner. This is the reality we live in.