Childhood cancer caused largely by environmental factors, report finds

For children in the U.S., cancer is the leading cause of death from disease. Worldwide, cancer has become so prevalent and devastating that some may use the phrase “like curing cancer” when describing something unfeasible or highly complicated. Yet in September, a team of more than 60 stakeholders and leaders in the health, science, business, policy and advocacy sectors … Continue reading Childhood cancer caused largely by environmental factors, report finds

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children and adults suffering from Angelman syndrome … Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Inaccurate test results, patient histories fuel more coronavirus speculation

The Wuhan coronavirus may have spread in the United States as early as the fall of last year, according to several reports. The allegation is fuelled by a volatile combination of inconsistent coronavirus antibody tests and testimonies from individuals who claim to have exhibited the infectious disease’s symptoms months before U.S. health authorities confirmed its presence … Continue reading Inaccurate test results, patient histories fuel more coronavirus speculation

Long coronavirus lockdowns causing people’s mental health to rapidly DETERIORATE

Both adults and children are experiencing mental health problems for the first time as a result of being cooped up inside due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Fears and worries over job insecurity, bereavement over COVID-19 deaths, the breakdown of relationships and the long periods of isolation are causing people to have psychotic episodes, mania, anxiety and depression. … Continue reading Long coronavirus lockdowns causing people’s mental health to rapidly DETERIORATE

Asymptomatic coronavirus carriers puzzle scientists

The number of people who’re infected with the Wuhan coronavirus but never get sick varies greatly from place to place. As such, scientists are having a hard time pinpointing a global average for COVID-19 since they’re finding different rates in different places. “We’re still in learning mode. The numbers are a bit all over the place,” said Peter … Continue reading Asymptomatic coronavirus carriers puzzle scientists

B vitamins are CRUCIAL to heart health, brain health and eye health

Have you had a conversation with your healthcare provider about B vitamins? If not, it is time to bring them up, because these vitamins are crucial to the health of your heart, brain, and eyes. Vitamin B-complex consists of eight different nutrients, each with essential functions to the body: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine … Continue reading B vitamins are CRUCIAL to heart health, brain health and eye health

Treating neurological disorders in children with oriental herbal medicine

Experts say there are over 600 disorders of the nervous system. These include epilepsy, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), among others. Many of these emerge during childhood, and some can be diagnosed at birth. Oriental herbal medicine has been widely used in treating neurological disorders in children … Continue reading Treating neurological disorders in children with oriental herbal medicine

Learn how to identify magnesium deficiency, and what foods fix it

Magnesium — often called the master mineral — is involved in more than 300 metabolic processes in our bodies, including protein synthesis, calcium regulation, vitamin D absorption, blood glucose control, muscle and nerve function, and blood pressure regulation. Dr. Norman Shealy, a pioneer in pain medicine, even said that “every known illness is associated with a … Continue reading Learn how to identify magnesium deficiency, and what foods fix it

Study confirms a very low-carb diet can help manage Type 1 diabetes

Adhering to a very low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet can help improve blood sugar control in people with Type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. This finding was based on the results of an observational trial on children with Type 1 diabetes who follow a low-carb diet. In the study led by Belinda Lennerz … Continue reading Study confirms a very low-carb diet can help manage Type 1 diabetes