Archive | January, 2009

The Sialic Quirk of Humanity

28. January 2009

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The Sialic Quirk of Humanity

Why are people susceptible to so much disease? How is it that the most sophisticated creatures on planet earth succumb, sometimes completely, to some of the most simplistic viruses, like the flu? We would expect that our bodies have seen every intruder possible in our evolutionary trek to becoming human - and should have developed a solution. But we haven't. So, what then is this evolutionary step that has made us so susceptible to microscopic pathogens? A fascinating physician-scientist may have uncovered the answer.

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Obesity Caused by a Viral Infection

26. January 2009

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Obesity Caused by a Viral Infection

It turns out that comparing weight gain to the flu might not be as far off as you might think. Obesity, like the flu, might be caused by a non-lethal infectious virus spreading through the United States.

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University of California, San Diego: Primate Evolution and Human Disease

23. January 2009

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Beer and Barbecue Really Do Belong Together: A Lesson in Cancer Prevention

23. January 2009

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Beer and Barbecue Really Do Belong Together: A Lesson in Cancer Prevention

Whether it be the braai of our meat-loving South African friends, the asado of Argentina or the barbie of the Kiwis and Aussies, grilled meat is sacred to many cultures the world over. But cancer is never on the menu. At least explicitly. In fact, if you asked most people, barbecues are probably the last thing they would think of when they hear cancer. For our friends with a family history of cancer, however, it may be one of the first places to look.

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Book Review: The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD

15. January 2009

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Book Review: The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD

Dr. Ravnskov, a founding member of the International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics, takes many positions against cholesterol and goes even further in his book, "The Cholesterol Myths" published by NewTrends Publishing. One part detective mystery, one part conspiracy theory, Ravnskov tears through piles of medical studies digging towards the "truth." His thesis is rather simple: cholesterol does not cause heart disease. We put emphasis on the word cause for good reason: Ravnskov's entire argument hangs on tearing apart the correlation-versus-causation dichotomy. For the most part, he succeeds but at a cost to his text.

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Piven Sickened by Sushi’s Mercury

12. January 2009

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Piven Sickened by Sushi’s Mercury

Actor Jeremy Piven announced yesterday that he will leave the David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow because he has a mercury level running almost six times that of a normal person.

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University of Calgary: How Mercury Destroys the Brain

12. January 2009

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ABC News: Jeremy Piven Sickened by Mercury

12. January 2009

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CBS’ Early Show: Purple Tomatoes

12. January 2009

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Welcome to Nutrition Wonderland!

12. January 2009

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Hello and welcome to Nutrition Wonderland.  We specialize in explaining the world of nutrition. We cover new developments in both the worlds of traditional and alternative medicine, break them down and help you make sense of your health in general.  We especially focus on the impact food has on the body and how that relates [...]

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