Green & Blue

Has bad weather kept you inside for too long?You may need some time out in a green or blue space. Getting outside for a walk or a jog or along a lake or a tree-lined area may reduce the need for medication for anxiety, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, or insomnia, a new study found.…

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Man-Made Organs

Does anyone need an artificial pancreas? That may soon become a reality for people with type 2 diabetes in the United Kingdom. Researchers from the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge developed an artificial pancreas that they tested on patients with type 2 diabetes who were on dialysis due to end-stage…

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Cleaner

This past June, we posted about PFAS, often called “forever chemicals” found in drinking water. These harmful manufactured chemicals are present everywhere — in the air we breathe, the soil, and the food we eat. Recent research even reports rainwater anywhere on the planet contains hazardous PFAS levels. What’s worse is that PFAS are almost…

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How to Take a Pill

Stop taking your pills the way you’ve been taking them.  It’s the wrong way! Or, so a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University says.  The study simulated how pills and tablets dissolve in the human stomach and are released into the upper intestine. As soon as you take a pill, it begins a…

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Youths, Anxiety, & Vit B6

According to a new study, researchers from the University of Reading found that young adults who took high-dose vitamin B6 supplements for a month reported feeling less anxious and depressed.  “Vitamin B6 helps the body produce a specific chemical messenger that inhibits impulses in the brain, and our study links this calming effect with reduced…

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FRAUD

Last week, some shocking allegations made concerning a prevailing theory of Alzheimer’s shook the research community, calling into question the validity of the study’s authoritative results. Apparently, part of a pivotal 2006 study of Alzheimer’s disease may have been fabricated.  Science magazine proclaimed that it uncovered evidence that images may have been altered in the…

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Chemical Imbalance?

*PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STOPPING ANY MEDICATION!* NOTE: We typically try to let this sort of research speak for itself, this topic is complicated and fraught with risks. Depression, Anxiety, and mood disorders in general are very real and can have awful consequences. To be perfectly clear: – This research DOES NOT show that…

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Treating Vitiligo

According to a press release by Incyte, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for a topical treatment for vitiligo in patients 12 and older. The Delaware-based pharmaceutical company announced on Monday that its Opzelura cream, known as Ruxolitinib, is the first FDA-approved treatment for repigmentation in patients with nonsegmental vitiligo, the most…

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Hepatitis A

There’s some exciting news coming out of Chapel Hill, NC.  It looks as though scientists have discovered a drug that may hold the key to curing Hepatitis A.  A team from the UNC School of Medicine found that the virus needs specific interactions between the human protein ZCCHC14 and a group of enzymes called TENT4…

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Remarkable & Unprecedented

“I believe this is the first time this has happened in the history of cancer.”  It’s a bold statement, but the results from a cancer trial that left every patient in remission might give Dr. Luis A. Diaz Jr. an excellent reason to exclaim them. And according to the New York Times article, the study…

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