Archive for the disease prevention Category

Healthy Care vs. Healthcare

Posted on May 13, 2010 by

It seems to me that there should be some real interest on the part of our government and private sector in creatingo a “healthy care” industry focused on disease prevention and overall wellbeing. This would include nutrition and diet, exercise, lifestyle enhancemnet and mental health sustenance (sans drugs) including intellectual and emotional stimulation. We can’┬át […]

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Dimentia Numbers Continue to Rise

Posted on May 10, 2010 by

The results of studies show that the prevalence and incidence of dimentia continue to rise Incident dimentia was almost identical in terms of the percentage of men and women. The number of people with dimentia has risen to 35 milion up from 24 million in 2004. A statistical analysis of the numbers shows that dimentia […]

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Top Potential Medical Breakthrough Gamechangers for 2010

Posted on February 8, 2010 by

1. HIV Vaccine: Researchers have deciphered two antibodies produced by some HIV patients which have neutralized many HIV strains. These are far more potents than the four previously discovered and may be specific to the developing world where 95% of the new cases happen. The current focus is on creating a vaccine active ingredient to […]

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Millions at risk as AIDS focus fades

Posted on February 8, 2010 by

Global attention appears to be turning away from the AIDS epidemic and this comes just at the wrong time as a fresh wave of the disease is expected to infect millions of people in high risk countries a leading expert said Friday. “There seems to be a perception now that AIDS has been dealt with […]

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Gene Modification Can Prevent Huntington’s Disease

Posted on January 21, 2010 by

Researchers have founf a molecular switch that can prevent the development of fatal Huntington’s in mice. Huntington’s is a neurological condition caused by a mutation of a gene that codes a brain protein known as huntingtin. It is characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements and stuttering. According to a study published in NEURON, a chemical modification […]

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DO IT YOURSELF CELL-PHONE MICROSCOPE

Posted on January 17, 2010 by

One of the more significant developments in technology and medicine is the creation of a cell-phone microscope allowing for the use of a standard cell phone and off the shelf lens. This allows physicians to view blood cells to help diagnose blood borne illnesses such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. This device, created by Aydogan […]

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Why Does Denmark Lead the Way for Digital Healthcare?

Posted on January 12, 2010 by

Denmark has spearheaded the use of electronic healthrecords and use of telemedicine via the internet to assist doctors in treating their patients. There are a number of telemedicine projects allowing monitoring patients in their home saves doctors an average of 50 minutes a day in administrative work. Apparently Denmark’s success may relate to its small […]

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Caffeine consumption reduces liver fibrosis

Posted on January 7, 2010 by

Top researchers have completed a major study which concluded that consumption of caffeine in coffee greater than two cups per day significantly reduces the incidence of certain liver diseases. January 2010 Journal of Hepatology

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PEANUT BUTTER EATEN REGULARLY PROTECTS AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S

Posted on December 18, 2009 by

According to the Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry, the niacin in peanuts, when eaten regularly, provides protection against Alzheimer’s disease. The study, conducted on 3000 men 65 or older found that those getting 22mgs of niacin a day were 70% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those consuming 13 mgs. In addition, peanut butter […]

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SOY CONSUMPTION MAY HELP BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

Posted on December 15, 2009 by

High soy consumption appears to decrease the risk of tumor recurrence among breast cancer survivors, according to a study published in JAMA. The subjects consumed an average of 47 milligrams of isoflavones, in the soy, 80 times as much as the average American woman. The study cautioned that the findings should not be generalized to […]

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