There’s a new miracle drug that could cure those who are suffering from myeloma, a kind of cancer that affects that blood cells and the bone marrow. This drug called pomalidomide is still in clinical trials but it promises great benefits the way insulin does for managing diabetes.
The benefits of this miracle drug are not just talk. A 70-year-old runner named Don Wright has experienced its good effects. He was diagnosed with myeloma just two weeks after running his first marathon. His doctor told him that he only has 5 years left to live but thanks to pomalidomide it has now been eight years and he’s still running in marathons! By taking just one pomalidomide pill a day he’s able to maintain his good health.
A breakthrough in conquering Alzheimer’s disease could be just around the corner! And all it could take to avoid the disease altogether is fish! Yes.
A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiologic Society of North America showed that eating baked or broiled fish every week could improve brain health thus lowering the chance of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Take note that’s broiled or baked, not fried fish!
Do you know that chewing gum could help you make your memory sharper? A new study certainly points that way. A team of psychologist at St. Laurence University conducted a study wherein they experimented on 159 students with a series of demanding cognitive tests. Half of them were asked to chew gum whole doing the tests while the other half were not. Their finding points out that the test results of the gum-chewing group were higher than the non-chewing bunch.
According to them, the gun-chewing group performed well because chewing what they call as “mastication-induced arousal”. This is an occurrence wherein the person becomes fully awake through chewing in order to focus on what needs to be done at that moment.
We’ve heard before how using a cell phone causes cancer and even low sperm count, and now Dr. Devra Davis is reiterating the harmful effects of using a cell phone. In her new book ‘Disconnect: the Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect your Family’ she discusses how exactly the cell phone harms the user and also how people can protect themselves and their family from its harmful effects.
During an interview with TechCrunch TV she revealed that even though the cell phone radiation is too weak to damage the DNA, it can still cause damage through the pulse nature of its signal that ‘makes disturb resonance in all of our cells.”
A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago suggests that heading a soccer ball can lead to serious brain damage. The finding is that, soccer players who frequently use their head to hit the ball have “brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.
Researchers came up with this finding by using MRI to scan the brains of 38 soccer players. The data they found led them to the implication that damage to the brain, "“isn’t from hitting headers once in a while, but repetitively, which can lead to degeneration of brain cells.”