Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

A researcher from the University of Exeter is developing a novel method for detecting Type 2 diabetes. It involves a simple eye scan that searches for biomarkers of diabetes called advanced glycation end-products or AGEs. Dr. Mitra Tavakoli, the person behind the study, recently completed a test pilot and said that the results were successful. Using biomicroscope screening, she was able to detect … Continue reading Researchers develop a simple eye scan that detects undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes

Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19

Since authorities declared the pandemic in March and set quarantine protocols, the skies have cleared up due to reductions in man-made causes of air pollution. This is a good thing, as long-term exposure to air pollution has been found to raise the risk of COVID-19. But scientists are starting to shed light on another group of threats … Continue reading Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19

Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

It’s no secret that soda is one of the unhealthiest drinks out there, but that doesn’t stop people from consuming it. That being said, this recent research might change people’s minds. In the largest cohort of its kind, a group of 50 researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied the soda consumption of more … Continue reading Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

Insulin resistance happens in the gut – but how? Researchers explain

Insulin resistance is a metabolic condition often studied in relation to diabetes. This is because it is considered a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. According to a group of researchers from Canada and the U.S., obesity can bring about insulin resistance, and it all starts in the gut. Published in the journal Nature Communications, their groundbreaking finding … Continue reading Insulin resistance happens in the gut – but how? Researchers explain

Study: Animals under dietary restrictions have better protection against tumors and bacterial infections

A study published in the journal Cell found that restricting food intake can produce better immune responses against tumors and bacterial infections. During animal testing, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases observed that T cells of mice that had their caloric intake reduced displayed improved immune memory. Although further research is needed, these findings may one day help clinicians … Continue reading Study: Animals under dietary restrictions have better protection against tumors and bacterial infections

Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?

The disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVD-19) isn’t just a respiratory disease. It also affects other parts of the body and, in some cases, even the heart. Looking at how the virus affects certain parts of the heart can help doctors gauge the severity of COVID-19, says a new study. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York reported … Continue reading Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?

Scientists identify 13 flavonoids from traditional Chinese medicine with powerful antidiabetic properties

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders marked by chronically high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar is a condition that happens when the body is unable to produce enough insulin to meet its needs. Approximately four percent of people around the world suffer from diabetes. The management of diabetes symptoms is important due the high … Continue reading Scientists identify 13 flavonoids from traditional Chinese medicine with powerful antidiabetic properties

High blood pressure and diabetes could be raising your coronavirus risk

With coronavirus continuing to take thousands of lives across the planet, most of us are looking to reduce our risk as much as possible. Perhaps you’re already making sure you get plenty of vitamins C and D and zinc, but could something else in your medicine cabinet actually be working against you? If you have a … Continue reading High blood pressure and diabetes could be raising your coronavirus risk

Sources and Uses for Iodine / Iodine to Rescue

Anyone who tells you to stay away from iodine is a medical idiot. Actually that statement does not cover the story of medical cruelty and the pharmaceutical terrorism that is centered on iodine phobia that is rampant in the medical world today. One of my neighbors, who has cancer, recently visited the Gerson Clinic in … Continue reading Sources and Uses for Iodine / Iodine to Rescue

Ibuprofen may increase susceptibility to the coronavirus, new study says; experts also link infectious complications to its use

People should avoid using ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs because they could increase the risk of infection by the deadly coronavirus. This advice came from a tweet made by the French Health Minister Olivier Veran on March 14 that soon gained traction worldwide. Following his social media post, the French government released an official announcement concerning the use … Continue reading Ibuprofen may increase susceptibility to the coronavirus, new study says; experts also link infectious complications to its use