Researchers found higher levels of mis-folded proteins in the appendix of Parkinson’s patients compared to healthy controls. The researchers suggest that this finding of alpha-synuclein in the appendix may mean that misfolded alpha-synuclein can travel from the appendix to the brain as one of the potential mechanisms that leads to Parkinson’s disease.
Vitamin D does not appear to help prevent cancer and heart disease in a 5 year long study of over 25,000 older Americans.
Cancer remains one of the major public health challenges facing society today. Despite advances in cancer treatments, the WHO estimates that the disease will cause a staggering 9.6 million deaths in 2018 making it the second leading cause of death READ MORE
Researchers found in a recent study that coconut oil had no impact on body weight but may have a small postive impact on cholesterol compared to butter.
Certain behaviors are often socially accepted and even encouraged when they’re considered productive, regardless of potential health risks. This can include behaviors like exercising, dieting, and working. Frequent exercise is generally seen as a sign of a healthy lifestyle, but READ MORE
Typhoid fever is an infection caused by a bacteria called Salmonella enterica typhi which, according to the CDC, affects about 22 million people every year. Many of those affected by the disease come from developing countries where there is poor READ MORE
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection, which if it not treated properly, can lead to complications and symptoms involving the eye, including inflammation, redness, and even vision loss. These complications are referred to as ocular syphilis. There have been a READ MORE
New approaches for preventing and treating illnesses are on the rise, including the use of gene therapy through vaccines. With this technique, healthy copies of genes can be introduced to the body to reverse the bad effects of genes working READ MORE
A landmark clinical trial was announced recently by researchers at Kyoto University. For the first time in history, this trial tests the use of stem cells for the treatment of a major degenerative brain disease: Parkinson’s disease. The significance of READ MORE
As infants, we absorb any information our surroundings have to offer, especially if other humans are involved. Infants can recognize their native language, the faces of their own species, and even the faces of their own race. It’s all part READ MORE