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Herpes causes Alzheimer's

Herpes virus causes nearly 40 to 50 percent of all Alzheimer’s disease. Think twice about kissing someone with a cold sore. image source He…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 26, 2014
Reply by Plinius

Flu vaccine protects heart

Flu vaccine may hold key to preventing heart disease Would you rather not have a heart attack this year? Getting your flu shot cuts in half…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 21, 2014
Reply by Luara

Fomites 101

Every game-changing historical event requires new vocabulary. "Fomites" is a key word you should know if Ebola reaches your country. Fomite…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Oct 20, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Trash bags for home Ebola care

Fatu Kekula nursed four Ebola-infected relatives at home without catching it, using trash bags, gloves, a rain coat and rubber boots. Woman…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Sep 27, 2014
Reply by Randall Smith

Six ways climate change is making us sick, here and now

"6 Ways Climate Change is Making Us Sick" -- here and now (from TIME) "...a new analysis of 56 studies on climate change-related health pro…

Started by Grinning Cat

1 Sep 22, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Poisons in our tea

As I post this, I'm drinking a big pot of green tea. My cupboard is full of a dozens tins of cheap Chinese tea. Aagh! Tea was supposed to b…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

13 Sep 6, 2014
Reply by Grinning Cat

Hazardous Poultry

Discover magazine reports that there's been a surge of antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections traced to E. coli contaminated poultry…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 12, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

You might be fat because your grandma's pesticide exposure

Pesticide linked to three generations of disease: Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes Methoxychlor , also called Chemform, Methoxo, Meto…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 25, 2014

Are you taking too many antioxidants

James Watson proposes a radical new explanation for disease and inflammation. Hydrogen peroxide, an oxidant, helps new proteins stabilize t…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

6 Jul 17, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Smoking tied to suicide

Smoking appears to alter mental health in such a way to increase suicide tendencies. Smoking may contribute to suicide risk Cigarette smoke…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jul 17, 2014
Reply by Plinius

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