New study has found that the roof of a person’s mouth can play a key role in the spread of the Flu virus. From MIT News: Scientists have now discovered that the soft palate — the soft tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth — plays a key role in viruses’ ability.. read more →

The dark side of American Football: In a new study the degenerative disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, has been found in 96 percent of NFL players examined in a recent study. From Frontline: A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center.. read more →

From United Press International Researchers were surprised to find in a new study that a significant number of breast cancer cells from more than 200 women had evidence of exposure to bovine leukemia virus, or BLV. BLV infects dairy and beef cattle’s blood cells and mammary tissues, and was for a long time thought not.. read more →

A new study conducted in South Korea has found that Antibacterial Soaps are not more effective than Regular Soap for the normal user. From WebMD: Most people who wash their hands with antibacterial soap do so for less than 30 seconds, Rhee noted, using formulations containing less than 0.3 percent triclosan — the maximum allowed.. read more →

From Nanowerk News MIT biological engineers have developed a modular system of proteins that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a specific response, such as cell death.This system can be customized to detect any DNA sequence in a mammalian cell and then trigger a desired response, including killing cancer.. read more →

New research on trying to “reset” the visual cortex of the brain may be making headway to a new and safe treatment for anisometropic amblyopia. From Nautilus: The researchers hope to help people with anisometropic amblyopia, which begins in early childhood but can go undetected for years. In this disorder, the eyes themselves are fine, but.. read more →

More evidence against pesticides: Childhood cancer risks linked to indoor / outdoor pesticides. From the New York Times: Childhood exposure to indoor insecticides is associated with an increased risk for certain childhood cancers, a new study has found. Researchers reviewed 16 studies of children exposed to indoor pesticides, including professional pest control services, indoor flea.. read more →

In addition to a “micro-biome” could we also have individual “Microbe Auras”? New study finds unique bacterial footprint from person to person. From the Atlantic: In a small study published today in the journal PeerJ, researchers from the University of Oregon and the Santa Fe Institute found further support for the idea that this signature.. read more →

From Time: Women eating a Mediterranean-style diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil had a lower risk of breast cancer over a five-year period, a new study shows. The new report, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, looked at the outcomes of following two versions of the Mediterranean diet characterized by lots of.. read more →

While some study has found this chemical compound ingested via normal wine and food consumption isn’t enough to cause effective change in study statistics, supplemental amounts have been found to be effective at various health benefits, however, study has not yet been conducted on it’s long term safety as a supplement at the higher dosages.  From.. read more →

Dehydration, a very common occurrence in our daily lives has serious consequences; fatigue, increased histamine in the bloodstream, more strain on organs and an increase muscle and join pain. from Dr. Kevin Kita Chronic pains such as back pain, neck pain, and hip pain can be caused by dehydration because the muscle, tendons, and ligament tend.. read more →

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WorkSafe and Consumer Protection have issued a warning after asbestos were found in some imported crayons. Some suggested to be at risk from various news media outlets may include: Dora the Explorer personalised 32 pack crayons Dora the Explorer jumbo crayons Arti Crafti 16 piece crayons Peppa Pig 8 wax crayons Disney “Frozen” jumbo crayons.. read more →

From Washington State University: Ilia Karatsoreos, an assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, shifted mice from their usual cycle of sleeping and waking and saw that, while they got enough sleep, it was of poorer quality. The animals also had a disrupted immune response, leaving them more open to illness. Most.. read more →

About 30 years of research regarding non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer) and its correlation with occupational exposure to 80 agricultural pesticides and 21 chemical groups has linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, with cancer of the lymph tissue. In a paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 44 papers representing.. read more →

A new 800,000 person study found that those who spent more on carbonated drinks or “sodas” had a much higher incident of heart attack. From the Washington Post: Yet another study has found links between soda and negative effects on your health. This one is large — involving data from 800,000 people in Japan — and.. read more →

A new study finds that the leaves of broccoli, and not the florets contain the highest amount of cancer fighting nutrients. From the Study Abstract: Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. italica) has been marketed as a health-promoting food because it naturally has high content of bioactive phytochemicals such as glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, vitamin C, and mineral.. read more →

New research shows that the venom of Polybia Paulista, a Brazilian wasp, contains a powerful drug that attacks tumour cells without harming normal cells. It works by destroying lipids, which form the fatty tissue of certain cell surfaces. From the BBC : read more →

A new study links Obesity to early onset Alzheimer’s disease. From Time Magazine: Scientists at the National Institutes of Health studied midlife obesity’s connection to Alzheimer’s and announced in a study published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychiatry that they had found a connection between being overweight or obese in middle age and developing Alzheimer’s… read more →

Many take over the counter painkillers such as Naproxin, Ibuprofen and other NSAID based drugs but are unaware they have been linked with heart attack, stroke and other risks. While they may be a safe option in moderation, many persons taking them over the counter assume there are no side effects of these drugs, and.. read more →

A growing body of evidence suggests that adopting the Mediterranean diet, or one much like it, can help slow memory loss as people age. The diet’s hallmarks include lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains (as opposed to ultrarefined ones) and a moderate intake of fish, poultry and red wine. Dining mainly on single.. read more →

In a groundbreaking discovery, doctors have found a way to turn ‪cancer‬ cells back into regular cells in the lab. While not a treatment or close to being used on humans as of yet, this breakthrough could have fast track ramifications on ongoing treatment developments. From the Telegraph UK Cancer cells have been programmed back to.. read more →

More study on our Microbiome, the complex ecosystem of beneficial bacteria and microbes that help our bodies function. From Gut microbes may be a key link between jet lag and obesity, according to research done in mice and confirmed in two humans. Mice whose daily rhythms were disrupted showed changes in the populations of.. read more →

New Study: Air ‪Pollution‬ in ‪China‬ estimated to be killing 4,000 people a day, and the country still sustains it’s energy on 64% coal. Air pollution is killing on average 4,000 people in China a day, according to a new study published Thursday. It is the first such piece of research to draw from newly.. read more →

It’s  been a bad year for so called “empty calories”. With new studies finding links between health declines internationally and a habit of drinking sugary drinks, with no benefits, companies such as Coca Cola, Pepsi and others have seen a sharp decline in sales as popularity of the drinks wane. Now, a recent report highlights.. read more →