Homemade remedies for bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes that transport air to and from the lungs. Because of this inflammation, bronchitis patients tend to cough up thickened and discolored mucus. Patients might also experience congestion, headaches, sore throat, muscle aches and fatigue. It can be chronic or acute. But despite the pain and discomfort it … Continue reading Homemade remedies for bronchitis

Natural treatments for bronchitis may be found in Kampo medicine

Medicine has indeed developed by leaps and bounds, which is great, for the most part. However, it also means that more “modern” forms of medicine, such as Western medicine, have become the norm in healthcare, with more traditional approaches being labeled as “alternative” or worse, shunned altogether. It’s unfortunate, really, since they are still as … Continue reading Natural treatments for bronchitis may be found in Kampo medicine

STUDY: Vaccinated children “significantly less healthy” than unvaccinated children

New research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reveals that vaccinated children are less healthy than their unvaccinated peers. Dr. James Lyons-Weiler from the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge in Pittsburgh along with Dr. Paul Thomas from Integrative Pediatrics in Portland looked at 10 years’ worth of data on a cohort of child patients, all of whom were … Continue reading STUDY: Vaccinated children “significantly less healthy” than unvaccinated children

Uncovering the truth about pesticides in food

Every year, six billion pounds of pesticides are used around the world. The effects of all this pesticide use are felt in every aspect of our lives because these chemicals are incredibly pervasive. Even if you eat organic – and you definitely should – it is still hard to avoid pesticide exposure entirely. That’s unfortunate … Continue reading Uncovering the truth about pesticides in food

Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

The term “air pollution” is typically associated with factory fumes, smoke-belching vehicles and roaring bush fires. But the air inside your home is also at risk of pollution in the hands of certain household items that may seem harmless at first glance. If left undetected, these products can produce pollutants that cause health complications like respiratory infections, memory … Continue reading Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

Breathlessness – The Lack of Oxygen

Emergency medicine considers oxygen to be a drug used for patients with indications or risk of hypoxia (such as difficulty breathing, low SpO2 under 95%, and chest pain). EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) philosophy holds true to the belief that giving any patient oxygen is usually okay if you believe it would benefit them. One of the … Continue reading Breathlessness – The Lack of Oxygen

Epigenetics Involved in Improving COPD Treatment

Breathing can be difficult for millions of people around the world who have COPD. While there are available treatments that can reduce the symptoms of this condition, one major barrier to their effectiveness is corticosteroid resistance. The mechanisms that contribute to this type of resistance are unknown, but recent evidence suggests that certain epigenetic factors may play … Continue reading Epigenetics Involved in Improving COPD Treatment

Epigenetic Differences Found between Office Workers and Nickel Smelting Workers

It’s possible that someone’s occupation could have an influence on their epigenetic signature and potentially their well-being. Some people may prefer to work in a steady office environment, some take up graveyard shifts, and others might enjoy working outdoors. All of these occupational settings may have consequences for an individual’s mental and physical health and … Continue reading Epigenetic Differences Found between Office Workers and Nickel Smelting Workers

It’s in the air: Air pollution can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study says

Aside from the lungs, a recent study showed that air pollution affects heart health as well. Researchers from the University of Buffalo, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that exposure to ground-level ozone may damage the arteries and increase the risk of atherosclerosis. The research and its findings are published in Environmental Health … Continue reading It’s in the air: Air pollution can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study says

Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark

Air pollution is not only a significant threat to our environment, but also to our health. Ranging from vehicles to industrial facilities, common sources of air pollution are all around us. These pollutants are linked to serious health issues, such as respiratory disease, impaired lung function, asthma, cancer, chronic bronchitis, and increased morbidity. According to … Continue reading Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark