Measles continues to infect 20-30 million individuals every year, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia, in areas where access to vaccines is limited. The Phillipines saw a large outbreak in January. In the United States, the CDC declared Measles as eradicated in 2000, but the recent months have seen the largest spike (700 cases in 22 states since January). Here’s explaining why Measles is such an important public health hazard.
E-cigarettes were invented in 2003 in China by a Chinese Pharmacist named Li Chak, and have spread to every corner of the Globe. Sales in the United States have increased exponentially. Common age of the first e-cigarette in America is often adolescence; 15-16 years. The addition of various flavors and other additives make the e-cigarette highly attractive and marketable to youth. Unlike cigarettes, tobacco, and other tobacco related products, current FDA restrictions allow unfettered access to e-cigarettes.
Fermented foods and beverages were among the first processed foods consumed by humans. Improved shelf life, safety and properties of fermented foods added to their value. Investigators have found strong associations between the consumption of fermented foods and diseases. In humans, further understanding is needed for the potential benefit of apple cider vinegar and weight loss.
Lentein is a plant-based protein derived from water lentils. The possibilities and health benefits of this powerful plant-based protein are endless. In this article, we will explore why Lentein is a superior plant-based protein for you, humanity, and the planet.
Equelle is an exciting new non-hormonal supplement for menopause symptom relief now available in the United States. In this article, we will explore what makes this non-hormonal supplement for menopause symptom relief work and learn the scientific secrets behind its success.
For healthcare workers, there has been a vaccine for Hepatitis B for some time now. T-cell immunity plays a vital role in pathogen infections. MicroRNA are small, single-stranded non-coding RNAs that regulate T-cell immunity by targeting key factors, signaling and proteins and cytokines associated with T-cell activation, differentiation, and function. This study of specific immune responses can provide new therapeutic opportunities against various infectious diseases.
Obesity remains an epidemic in the US as well as worldwide. Little has been studied and understood about the epigenetic basis of obesity in adolescents. There has been found an association between the level of DNA methylation in obesity-related genes and BMI percentile. In the last decade, a novel mechanism of epigenetic regulation of gene expression has been studied. Although there is increased awareness of lifestyle and environmental factors associated with obesity, there remain major gaps that exist in understanding the contribution of epigenetics.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative condition that is almost always fatal; usually in three to five years after diagnosis. Most recently we have lost Steven Hawkin who was a very great scientist-he suffered from this disorder. The etiology of ALS remains unresolved and no effective treatment exists. This study looked at an area of ALS potential treatment that is understudied. Reprogramed induced pluripotent stem cells from patient cells reverse key hallmarks of cellular age. Increased recognition of cell type-specific aging paradigms underscores the importance of tipping the balance from a state of compensated dysfunction to decompensation and progression.
Organic Traditions is a Canadian-based company passionate about providing organic, easily accessible ingredients to consumers seeking a healthy, nutritious lifestyle in Canada and the United States. Awareness of the superior nutritious content of organic foods and beverages is the secret behind surging organic food market growth. Organic food market growth is predicted to exceed a market value of $320 billion globally by 2024.
Could Food Additives Be Impairing the Effectiveness of Vaccines? And could there be alternative methods to boost the immune system?
Research has been done in mice that suggest that the food additive tBHQ found in many common products from frozen meat to crackers and fried foods can interfere with the immune response in the body. This was especially seen in people when fighting the flu. this effect increasing the severity of the flu symptoms and tBHQ exposure could reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine through its effects on T cells; a vital part of immune system.