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  • Solving the puzzle of Henry VIII

    03/03/2011 12:38:11 PM PST · by decimon · 67 replies
    Southern Methodist University ^ | March 3, 2011 | Unknown
    Could blood group anomaly explain Tudor king's reproductive problems and tyrannical behavior?DALLAS (SMU) – Blood group incompatibility between Henry VIII and his wives could have driven the Tudor king's reproductive woes, and a genetic condition related to his suspected blood group could also explain Henry's dramatic mid-life transformation into a physically and mentally-impaired tyrant who executed two of his wives. Research conducted by bioarchaeologist Catrina Banks Whitley while she was a graduate student at SMU (Southern Methodist University) and anthropologist Kyra Kramer shows that the numerous miscarriages suffered by Henry's wives could be explained if the king's blood carried the...

    11/08/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 11/07/18 | SHANE CROUCHER
    **SNIP** “Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it’s about restoring the constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi, 78, said at the election night party in Washington D.C. “It’s about stopping the GOP and Mike—Mitch—McConnell’s assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the health care of 130 million Americans living with pre-existing medical conditions.” Then, raising her fist in the air, Pelosi declared: “Let’s hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions!”
  • Japanese suit that fights (swine) flu

    10/11/2009 2:43:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies · 604+ views ^ | Oct 06 2009 | Julian Ryall
    A Japanese company, Haruyama Trading Co., has developed a suit that it claims protects the wearer from the deadly H1N1 strain of influenza. The company has produced 50,000 of the suits and will start selling them on Thursday, according to a company spokesman. The suit is coated with the chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts to light to break down and kill the virus when it comes into contact with it, according to Junko Hirohata.
  • Jim Bakker is now hawking a silver gel he claims can cure all venereal diseases for $25 per bottle

    06/26/2018 8:39:04 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 100 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/24/2018 | STEPHANIE HANEY
    Televangelist, author and convicted felon Jim Bakker is back with another product he says cures 'all venereal disease' and is made up of 'silver.' In a video clip where he's introducing the product, the star of The Jim Bakker Show sits beside his co-host and wife, Lori Bakker, as the two tout the benefits of 'Silver Solution.' 'Do you know the one thing we never talk about, really, is one of the few gels and products that cures, or gets rid of, all venereal diseases,' he says to the man and woman sharing the screen with the Bakkers, in a...
  • There’s metal in your dairy products (titanium dioxide)

    06/13/2014 11:59:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2014 | Nina Elias (Prevention Magazine)
    How about a side of silver with your yogurt? According to an ongoing inventory by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), 96 food items containing nano-sized particles of titanium dioxide—including many found in the dairy aisle—have hit the market. And that number is up from just eight foods in 2008. […] So what’s the big deal? In short, too many unanswered questions. In 2012, the FDA released a draft revealing its many safety concerns about nanoparticles in food. Specifically, they worry that nanoparticles alter the bioavailability, or how much your body can absorb of a substance, and may cause unforeseen...
  • Low Cost Air Cleaner Can Kill Anthrax?

    11/04/2001 11:04:07 PM PST · by BlackJack · 21 replies · 533+ views
    Oikos Products ^ | Blackjack
    An indoor air cleaning system originally developed to zap dust mites and mold spores also destroys airborne anthrax and other pathogenic microbes, says the University of Florida engineering professor who pioneered the technology. The system has been successfully tested against a close cousin of the anthrax bacteria and could be installed relatively inexpensively and quickly in office and home heating and air conditioning systems, says Yogi Goswami, a UF professor of mechanical engineering and director of UF’s Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory. “There are other technologies for air cleaning, but for air disinfection, there is no more effective system,” ...
  • A bathroom that cleans itself

    02/08/2006 10:12:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,048+ views
    Cleaning bathrooms may become a thing of the past with new coatings that will do the job for you. Researchers at the University of New South Wales are developing new coatings they hope will be used for self-cleaning surfaces in hospitals and the home. Led by Professor Rose Amal and Professor Michael Brungs of the ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, a research team is studying tiny particles of titanium dioxide currently used on outdoor surfaces such as self-cleaning windows. The particles work by absorbing ultraviolet light below a certain wavelength, exciting electrons and giving the particles an oxidising quality stronger...
  • Psst! This Stuff Keeps You Young, but It's Illegal

    06/10/2005 5:40:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 2,931+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 9, 2005 | LAUREL NAVERSEN GERAGHTY
    MEXORYL is not the most notorious drug on the black market. Only a few insiders, most of them women, even know its worth, let alone where to buy it. But it is one of the most ordinary substances ever to be bootlegged. Mexoryl SX, made by the Paris-based skin-care giant L'Oréal, is an illegal sunscreen in this country, one that is thought to be particularly useful in preventing wrinkles. Called by dermatologists one of the most effective filters of all wavelengths of ultraviolet light, Mexoryl has been used in sunscreen lotions sold in Canada and Europe for more than a...
  • Diabetes may begin more than 20 years before diagnosis

    10/07/2018 6:40:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 57 replies
    Science Daily/Diabetologia ^ | October 4, 2018 | Dr Hiroyuki Sagesaka and Professor Mitsuhisa Komatsu
    Early signs of type 2 diabetes can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to new research presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (1-5 October). The Japanese study tracked over 27,000 non-diabetic adults (average age 49 years) between 2005 and 2016 and found that increased fasting glucose, higher body mass index (BMI) and impaired insulin sensitivity were detectable up to 10 years before the diagnosis of diabetes as well as prediabetes. [snip] "As the vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes go through the stage of...
  • Amputation and Diabetes: How to Protect Your Feet

    08/30/2018 8:52:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Lifestyle ^ | August 29, 2018 | Self Magazine
    Diabetes complications can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly. The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. In fact, better diabetes care is probably why the rates of lower limb amputations have gone down by more than 50 percent in the past 20 years. When foot ulcers do develop, it's important to get prompt care. More than 80 percent of amputations begin with foot ulcers. A nonhealing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bone...
  • A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in grocery stores could help fight cancer, diabetes

    08/06/2018 11:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/01/2018 | Hilary Brueck, Business Insider
    Many curries and stews around the world are made with turmeric, which gives them a yellowish hue and a peppery, ginger-like taste. Shutterstock Turmeric and the chemical compound derived from it, called curcumin, have some amazing health benefits. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory that helps boost circulation, turmeric may also be an anti-cancer, antioxidant therapy that can fight off brain plaques, possibly helping prevent diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and more. And unlike a lot of other vitamins and supplements, it's cheap. Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting,...
  • Denver woman nearly dies every week before she can get medical treatment

    08/02/2018 2:59:32 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 48 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | 2 Aug 2018
    The 51-year-old mother of five is in kidney failure, a result of her Type 2 diabetes. Lucia (whose last name has been withheld at her request because of her family’s immigration status) is one of an estimated 6,500 undocumented immigrants in the United States who are living with end-stage renal disease, She feels grateful for the limited care she receives here in the United States, because she is acutely aware of the reality that she would not be entitled to any care in her native Mexico and would almost certainly have died by now.
  • Woman almost loses leg after infection, disease blamed on pedicure

    07/24/2018 11:30:10 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 27 replies ^ | Annie Sharp Tuesday, July 24th 2018
    Woman almost loses leg after infection, disease blamed on pedicure NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The infection that a North Carolina woman contracted at a 'grade A salon' urged her to issue a warning to other pedicure lovers. According to a Facebook post, on June 22 Tracy Lynn Martinez went to get a pedicure at her local salon in Winston, North Carolina. The next day, she said that she had body chills, nausea, and dizziness. She tried to sleep it off but when she woke up her leg had swollen to three times its size. Martinez called an ambulance and shortly...
  • Lena Dunham feels 'joyous' being heavier

    07/18/2018 5:52:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | July 12, 2018 | Lisa Respers France
    Lena Dunham got a lot of attention last year when she appeared in public looking svelte. Now the actress has said she is heavier and happier. The "Girls" star posted a split image of herself Wednesday showing her at 138 pounds in the past and now at 162 pounds. The 24 pounds has made a difference, Dunham said. (HILARIOUS-TWEET-AT-LINK) "On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work," the caption on the photo read. "Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only...
  • Is the Keto Diet Good For Diabetics? A Keto Expert Gives Us the Answer

    07/15/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 121 replies
    MSN/Pop Sugar ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Stiehl
    The keto diet has been a proven tool to help people lose weight and even fight off inflammation. But there's another chronic condition that the keto diet can successfully treat: diabetes. Specifically, type 2 diabetes. We spoke to Steve Phinney, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Virta Health, who explained which patients can benefit the most from the keto diet, and how to successfully use the diet to treat type 2 diabetes. He stressed that the treatment of type 2 diabetes with the keto diet should be done under close medical supervision, especially if the patient takes medication that lowers...
  • BD, having bought Bard, is hiring 45 workers or more (New York State)

    07/04/2018 10:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | July 3, 2018 | Kathleen Moore
    QUEENSBURY — A medical device company has gone on a hiring spree after buying Bard, which has a well-known local manufacturing plant. BD has put up signs on the bike trail, is passing out flyers and recently changed the sign at Bard on Bay Road as it tries to hire 45 new employees. The company needs engineers, supervisors, workers trained in the “continuous improvement” efficiency system and many other positions. A flyer being circulated around the region says the company is also looking for manufacturing team members, with no previous experience needed. The openings are listed at The company...
  • Many patients show signs of chronic kidney disease before diabetes diagnosis

    06/24/2018 6:39:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | March 14, 2018 | Veterans Affairs Research Communications
    Doctors have long known that patients with diabetes are at risk for kidney disease. But the new study shows that patients could be suffering undiagnosed kidney damage even before they are aware that they have diabetes. ...the researchers found that more than 30 percent of diabetic veterans had prior CKD signs. The results appeared in the Feb. 9, 2018, issue of the journal PLoS One. About 10 percent of the U.S. population -- around 20 million people -- have CKD. Diabetes is the leading cause of CKD and end-stage renal disease. One-third of adults with diabetes have CKD. Other conditions...
  • Possible link found between diabetes and common white pigment

    06/24/2018 6:13:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 21 replies
    June 20, 2018 | University of Texas at Austin
    The team examined 11 pancreas specimens, eight of which were from donors who had Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and three from donors who did not. Whereas the three non-diabetic pancreatic tissue specimens contained no detectable TiO2 crystals, the crystals were detected in all of the eight T2D pancreatic tissue specimens. The UT Austin researchers found more than 200 million TiO2 crystallites per gram of TiO2 particles in the specimens from T2D donors but not in the three specimens from non-diabetic donors. They published their findings last month in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. In the mid-20th century, titanium dioxide...
  • Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of diabetes

    06/24/2018 6:19:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 16 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 19, 2018 | University of California - San Diego
    The findings are reported in the April 19, 2018 online issue of PLOS One. The scientists studied a cohort of 903 healthy adults (mean age: 74) with no indications of either pre-diabetes or diabetes during clinic visits from 1997 to 1999, and then followed the participants through 2009. Vitamin D levels in blood were measured during these visits, along with fasting plasma glucose and oral glucose tolerance. "We found that participants with blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D that were above 30 ng/ml had one-third of the risk of diabetes and those with levels above 50 ng/ml had one-fifth of the...
  • Simple molecule could prevent, alleviate pre-diabetes

    06/24/2018 6:59:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 26 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | February 7, 2018 | University of Sydney
    Levels of CoQ and the presence of insulin resistance were analysed in a range of experimental laboratory settings, mouse models and samples from humans, as part of an ambitious research collaboration conducted with the University of Sydney, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Genentech Inc. and the University of New South Wales. Concentrations of CoQ were found to be lower in insulin resistant body fat and muscle tissue. When the researchers replenished CoQ, insulin resistance or pre-diabetes was reversed. "CoQ is found in mitochondria, the power plants in the cells of...