Vampire Bacteria!

Scientists have finally discovered why specific bacterial strains are so deadly: they’re vampires! No, really! They literally have a thirst for human blood. Washington State University researchers discovered that the world’s deadly bacteria consume nutrients in the blood as food, including common infections like salmonella and E. coli. Scientists have discovered that certain bacteria are…

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Annoying & Dangerous

It’s more than just difficult to sleep next to. It could be dangerous. We’re talking about snoring.  Snoring can be a warning sign and cause life-threatening effects on the heart… and many don’t even know they’re doing it. When we’re asleep, the muscles and tissues in our nose, sinuses, mouth, and upper throat tend to…

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Goodbye Colonoscopies?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide and is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in adults in the United States. While early detection can prevent over 90% of those deaths, more than one-third of the population eligible for screening are not up to date. Often, the discomfort and…

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The NIH is Moving On

A bizarre Twilight Zone-like era has come to an end. The NIH is halting guidance on COVID treatment. In recent times, if you contract COVID-19 and are at risk of developing serious complications, you can opt for treatments such as Paxlovid pills or antiviral infusions. These medicines have proven effective in keeping patients with mild…

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How the Black Plague Saved Lives

It is an almost humorous understatement to say the Bubonic plague had an enormous negative impact on humanity, but researchers have started to uncover a silver lining we didn’t expect! Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic plague, once caused millions of deaths around the world and wiped out a third of Europe’s population. Even…

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Dr. Funk’s Vital Amines

If taking vitamins is part of your daily routine, you have biochemist  Casimir Funk to thank. He’s the brainiac behind the whole vitamin boom.  Funk was a genius who made several contributions to the field of biochemistry and is known for his work on the nature of enzymes and vitamins, a term he coined when…

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Eating for Epilepsy

The keto diet has been gaining popularity in recent years as a way to lose weight, but it was first created back in the 1920’s as a way to treat epilepsy, particularly in children. We want to bring that use-case back into focus! Epilepsy affects around 50 million people worldwide, causing recurrent electrical discharge in…

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Know the Danger

As consumers, we often assume that our cosmetics and personal care products are safe. But did you know that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives about 5000 reports yearly about cosmetics-related health problems? These reports are known as Adverse Event Reports (AERs) and are submitted to the FDA by consumers, healthcare professionals, and…

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Camp Lejeune & Cancer

According to federal health officials, military personnel who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1975 and 1985 were found to have at least a 20% higher risk of developing a number of cancers as compared to those stationed elsewhere. The officials have released a long-awaited study on the contaminated drinking water at the North Carolina…

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Winter Immune Boosters

During the winter, our immune system can take a hit, making us more vulnerable to illnesses. The good news is that supplements can help strengthen our immune system and keep us healthy. We need to up some heavy hitters during the cold and flu season.  First on the list is vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant…

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