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New Numbers in on Parkinson's Disease: Genetics and Environmental Factors

Parkinson's Prevalence

Parkinson’s disease does not seem as important as curing cancer or studying stem cells uses. However, as prevalence grows, perhaps, the money to research will follow. A very large sampling is projecting double the cases of Parkinson's Disease by 2030. It will be interesting to see if projections are accurate considering very little is known about the cause, and much less how to treat successfully.

How You Can Show Support During Porphyria Awareness Week: April 21-28th

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It is Porphyria Awareness Week (April 21-28th). Acute hepatic porphyrias (AHPs) is a family of rare genetic diseases characterized by potentially life-threatening attacks and debilitating symptoms. AHPs mostly affects women between the ages of 20-30. AHPs patients worldwide unite this week, raising powerful voices in an effort to turn the tide of this devastating disease.

This is how a woman reacted after breathing for the 1st time after her lung transplant

Woman breathing herself for the first time after lung transplant

Jennifer Jones looks incredulously around her. She does understand what is going on; she seems to be in a trance. Lying on a bed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by machines that keep her balanced and with wires going in and out of her body, she will experience something new. And she is nervous. For the first time, she can breathe on her own after a lung transplant surgery.

Meet gammaCore: FDA-approved nerve stimulator that relieves migraine pain from outside

gammaCore migraine treatemtn

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vagus nerve stimulator for the treatment of migraines in adults, which is called gammaCore. The portable device is placed on the vagus nerve in the neck, releasing a slight electrical stimulation to the afferent nerve fibers. gammaCore relieves migraine pain from the outside.

Experts share why older adults need flu vaccine: 8 things to know

Experts warn why you shouldn't skip the flu shot, especially if you're 65 or older

Experts share flu season is likely to be severe, making it important to get your flu shot, especially for those age 65 and above. EmaxHealth asked Dr. Adam Welch, Associate Professor at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University and Gina Venditti MPAS, PA-C, Board of Trustees, Physician Assistant (PA) Foundation why it is so important for older adults to get an annual flu vaccine.

Seven inappropriate and stupid questions people with disability are asked

Stupid things people with disabilities get asked

Anyone with a disability has likely suffered through questions that are - so to speak - truly insufferable. Some people are upfront about their disability and willing to share; while others may not have any visible signs. One should never assume. Here is a list of seven stupid and inappropriate things that people with disabilities have been asked.

2 Contrasting Psychological Approaches to The Frustrations of Having Hashimoto's

Thyroid disease

Thyroid disease, whether it is hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, or Graves, affects patients in two contrasting types. I have been both types, and I want to empower you through my own healing journey of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis to find the courage and permission to heal yourself.

The 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew

The 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew

We often hear that orange is the best citrus fruit to boost vitamin C levels, but there are other health benefits of eating oranges, which are mostly because of a plant molecule called hesperidin, which is abundantly found in orange fruit. So, below are some scientific studies on the 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew.

5 vegan foods to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

5 vegan foods to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

According to the Global Prevalence of Glaucoma and Projections report, in 2013, the number of people (aged 40–80 years) with glaucoma worldwide was estimated to be 64.3 million, increasing to 76.0 million in 2020 and 111.8 million in 2040. So, if you have a family history of glaucoma disease and want to do something about it, the 5 vegan foods below may be able to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress.

Natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

Natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye's optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye, and according to the National Eye Institute from 2010 to 2050, the number of people in the U.S. with glaucoma is expected to increase by more than double, from 2.7 million to 6.3 million. Glaucoma treatment consists of using beta-blockers medication or surgical procedures. However, there is evidence that dietary choices can prevent glaucoma from progressing. So, below are some natural approaches to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress.

3 vegan foods that are anti - acne

3 vegan foods that are anti - acne

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million americans annually. The mainstream treatment for acne, consists of using of pharmaceutical formulations to control break outs, but there are studies that have shown that nutrients and their metabolites can influence skin hydration, hyperproliferation and metabolism. So, here are 3 vegan foods that are anti – acne.

3 vegan foods that provide L- arginine to improve fertility

Vegan food to improve fertility

According to the Word health Organization infertility, infecundity and childlessness affects one in every four couples in developing countries. Boosting L- arginine to improve fertility is a well - known procedure used by holistic doctors. So, below are 3 vegan foods that provide L- arginine to improve fertility.

3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier

3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier

According to the CDC About 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying (infertility), and about 12% of women aged 15 to 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, regardless of marital status (impaired fecundity). Fertility treatment clinics advise exercise, eating foods that promote fertility and undergoing other natural therapies to promote uterine health. So, here are the 3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier, based on scientific research.

The vegan way to lose weight and keep it off

The vegan way to lose weight and keep it off

Obesity is rapidly becoming a worldwide phenomenon and serious issue for the public health system. According to the CDC, the healthcare costs of obesity in the US alone are of nearly $147 billion per year, and obesity is associated with poorer mental health outcomes, reduced quality of life, and the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. So, here you will find out more about vegan ways to lose weight and keep it off

Expert suggests that type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a plant - based diet

type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a plant - based diet

The Centers for Disease control estimates that in the US, between 90 to 95 per cent of the 29 million people diagnosed with diabetes, have what is called type 2 diabetes, which is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar ( glucose). But, expert from nutritionfacts suggests that diabetes can be reversed with a plant -based diet. Below is how.

6 plant derivatives that kill the yellow fever virus

Yellow Fever Mosquito

Yellow fever is contracted via a type of flavivirus carried and transmitted by the Aedes or Haemagogus mosquitoes. Currently, there are no antiviral approved therapies for the treatment of human disease caused by flaviviruses. However, there are studies showing that certain plant derivatives that kill the yellow fever virus are not only available, but are also effective.

Here are he latest findings on the anti seizure activities of cannabis oil

anti seizure activities of cannabis oil

The use of medicinal cannabis (also known as Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica) seems to be a topic that is getting a lot of attention in the media. This is because all around the world cancer patients are using cannabis oil to either heal their cancer, or deal with pain related to this disease. In addition to that, there is growing scientific evidence that cannabis oil does have anticancer compounds. Recently, however trials are focused on the anti seizure activities of cannabis oil, and below are the latest findings.

The 5 health benefits of eating watermelon you never knew

health benefits of eating watermelon you never knew

Watermelon is a juicy fruit that mostly reminds people of summer, because of its high water content of approximately 92 percent. According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Centre, The U.S. annual per capita consumption of watermelon is at approximately 14 pounds per person. But, besides being juicy and delicious, consuming watermelon is great for health. So, below are 5 health benefits of eating watermelon you never knew.

5 easy vegan recipes to fight the man flu

5 easy vegan recipes to fight the man flu

According to the World Health Organization, these annual flu epidemics are estimated to result in about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness. Man flu as a real condition, has been discussed, and laughed at, but polls revealed that men do suffer more and for longer periods from viral illnesses, which makes it all the more necessary to consume foods that will boost immunity. So, these 5 easy vegan recipes to fight the man flu will do just that.

5 Kid-friendly vegan recipes to boost vitamins lacking in male children with undescended testicles

Vegan Diet for a baby

Male children with cryptorchidism or undescended testicles is a fairly common condition, but parents are usually left without more natural approaches to regulate hormonal deficiencies found in their children, and often opt for hormonal treatment, as well as, surgical procedures. While, cryptorchidism itself has not yet been treated with food, there are certain foods known to stimulate the hypothalamus, which is responsible for releasing the needed hormones that will play a vital role in helping male children with cryptorchidism. So, here you’ll find Kid-friendly vegan recipes to boost vitamins lacking in male children with undescended testicles.

Natural approaches that may help male children with undescended testicles

Natural approaches that may help male children with undescended testicles

Undescended testicles in male children is a disease called Cryptorchidism. According to ‘My Virtual Medical Centre,’ it affects one in twenty term males, and one in three pre-term males. The procedure undertaken to treat this condition, if it has not resolved by 6 months, is to administer the patient with hormones or perform a surgical repair. But, there are certain natural approaches that may help male children with undescended testicles. These include using foods and other natural remedies that will help regulate hormones.

A plant- based diet will provide all the nutrition you need and make you healthier, according to science

A plant- based diet will provide all the nutrition you need and make you healthier, according to science

You don’t need any longer to try guessing, what sort of dietary habits will provide all the nutrition you need for optimal health. Because, there is enough scientific evidence that, a more plant- based diet will provide all the nutrition you need, make you healthier and less prone to developing chronic diseases. Here is what science says and how this is impacting society.

3 dessert recipes, free of artificial sweeteners, to avoid weight gain and diabetes

dessert recipes to avoid weight gain and diabetes

The CDC estimates that 1/3 of adult Americans are obese and over 29 million Americans have diabetes. But you don’t have to miss out, if you like a sweet treat, because there are alternatives to artificial sweeteners, which recently have been linked to weight gain, obesity, and diabetes. So, here are 3 desert recipes free of artificial sweeteners.

5 recipes with foods that kill gonorrhea

recipes with foods that kill gonorrhea

It is becoming more important to know what foods to eat, not only to be healthy, but to equip our immune system to fight against the rise of antibiotic- resistant diseases. The world Health Organization has reported that there has been a rise in the number of people infected with antibiotic- resistant gonorrhea. But, there are easy to find foods that have been shown to kill gonorrhea. So, below are 5 recipes using them.

These two antibacterial foods can kill gonorrhea, according to studies

antibacterial foods that can kill gonorrhea, according to studies

The WHO says that more than 70 million people are infected with gonorrhea each year, and according to recent reports that some strains of gonorrhea had developed widespread resistance to ciprofloxacin, the antibiotic typically used to treat gonorrhea. So, knowing what antibacterial foods can kill gonorrhea has become all the more important.

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