Sickness Unto Death: An American Dilemma. Part One ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death:  An American Dilemma.  Part One  ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Introduction: The United States is alone among industrialized nations in using wealth as a gatekeeper for access to health care. The wealthier you are, the more and better health care you get. The national debate that is now taking place focuses on whether every individual, irrespective of their income, should have access to great […]

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Washington, DC…Millions of Americans age 50-plus take prescription drugs, yet few know the health risks of taking them along with certain foods and over-the-counter (OTC) supplements. For instance, some blood thinners taken with everyday foods like spinach, kale, and tomatoes can increase the risk of irregular heartbeat and heart attack. To address these kinds of […]

Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

New York, NY…More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country’s ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.  Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center analyzed a federal health information database and concluded that 3.4 percent of the U.S. population (more than 8.3 million) adult Americans […]

Researchers Find Frog Slime Kills Flu Virus

Researchers Find Frog Slime Kills Flu Virus

Atlanta, GA…A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India have discovered. Frogs’ skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. The finding, published Tuesday in Immunity, suggests […]

Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

Worcester, MA…Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues, bones, even whole organs to implant in people to treat disease or traumatic injuries: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Current bioengineering techniques, including 3-D […]

City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

City Of Hope Researchers Achieve Cancer Remission Using Car-T Cell Therapy On Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

Duarte, CA…City of Hope researchers recently reported on the successful treatment of a patient with recurrent multifocal glioblastoma using CAR-T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, to effectively attack cells with the IL13Rα2 antigen which is common in brain cancer. A case study published in the Dec. 29 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine […]

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

Get Free Help With Your Medicare

San Francisco, CA…The column is by Cate Kortzeborn, Medicare’s acting regional administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Territories to help people understand their Medicare benefits better. When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take […]

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Scientists Film Bacteria’s Maneuvers As They Become Impervious To Drugs

Boston, MA….This is the best visualization of the progression of antibiotic bacteria we have ever seen.  The following is from the Harvard Medical School that should have all of us cutting back on the antibiotics.  “In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a […]

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