Month: July 2018

What are the benefits of activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses. Its toxin-absorbing properties have a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic uses, though none are scientifically proven. Superheating natural sources of carbon, such as wood, produces activated charcoal. The black powder stops toxins from being absorbed in the stomach …

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Cancer cells destroyed with two antipsychotic drugs

Some cancers survive on high cholesterol levels. New research uses antipsychotic drugs to “starve” these cancer cells of cholesterol. Cell culture experiments showed that two antypsychotics can effectively destroy cancer cells. Some studies have shown that certain malignancies depend on cholesterol to survive, and that high serum cholesterol levels can predict the risk of cancer. Moreover, a drug compound called leelaminehas been shown …

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‘Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established’

That diabetes and cancer are linked in some way is by no means a new idea, but it had never previously been confirmed. Now, a major new study draws a firm conclusion: diabetes raises a person’s risk of developing cancer. New research warns that the risk of cancer is sex-specific in people with diabetes, and …

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Improving Medication Compliance with Smart Pill Bottles: Interview with AdhereTech CEO Josh Stein

Compliance with medications is considered one of the best ways for patients to stay on track in managing their health. However, driving adherence is a complex problem influenced by not only medical, but also economic, social, and geographic factors. Ensuring patients continue taking their medications, while understanding and addressing the source(s) of an individual’s tendency …

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Inflammation: What can deep-diving seals teach us?

As scientists dig deeper into inflammation, its role in health and disease is coming into focus. A new study investigates the lungs of deep-diving seals and provides new insight. The lungs of elephant seals may help design the anti-inflammatory drugs of the future. Although inflammation is not inherently bad — it is a way for the body …

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Is it safe to give infants Benadryl?

Doctors and pediatricians do not usually recommend Benadryl products for babies or infants. However, in some circumstances, they will recommend supervised use of Benadryl for infants younger than 2 years old. Benadryl is a medicine used to relieve allergy symptoms including sneezing, itchiness, and skin rashes. Benadryl is available in several forms, some of which …

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Citroën Unveils Glasses That Help Alleviate Motion Sickness

Citroën, the french car manufacturer, is releasing special glasses that help to prevent motion sickness. Though motion sickness was always a problem for some, since the introduction of smartphones and tablets the condition has been affecting more people as more of us look at screens while being chauffeured around. The so called “SEETROËN” glasses are …

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