Scientists create spray-on bandages that could save lives in remote areas

Scientists create spray-on bandages that could save lives in remote areas

Spray-on bandages could help protect wounds and deliver life-saving drugs in far-flung places where immediate medical care is not available, according to a new study.But now scientists have developed an electrospinning device with a smaller electric field that could safely deposit bandages onto skin, the study states.

Kidney issues? Drink more water

Kidney issues? Drink more water

In this study, a team of researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Australia looked at whether increasing water intake can slow the progression of polycystic kidney disease.

'Night owls' can change into early risers within a few weeks, study finds

'Night owls' can change into early risers within a few weeks, study finds

Co-author Dr Andrew Bagshaw, from the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health, said: “Having a late sleep pattern puts you at odds with the standard societal days, which can lead to a range of adverse outcomes – from daytime sleepiness to poorer mental wellbeing.

Big Pharma and Organized Crime — They Are More Similar Than You May Think

Big Pharma and Organized Crime — They Are More Similar Than You May Think

As a physician and researcher, Peter C Gøtzsche has firsthand experience with the criminality behind the pharmaceutical industry — and subsequently exposed the massive fraud in “Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare.”.

Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health

Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People over the millennia have reported having deeply moving religious experiences either spontaneously or while under the influence of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms or the Amazonian brew ayahuasca, and a portion of those experiences have been encounters with what the person regards as "God" or "ultimate reality."

Lacking sleep may be the reason why you’re packing on the pounds

Lacking sleep may be the reason why you’re packing on the pounds

A study published in the journal Science Advances revealed that even one sleepless night can change metabolic processes in your body that result in weight gain and muscle loss.

Blueberries Beat Drugs for Hypertension

Blueberries Beat Drugs for Hypertension

But new research delivers better news: according to a study out of King’s College in London, blueberries can lower blood pressure as effectively as medication and can reduce heart disease risk by 20 percent.

FDA Admits Most Sunscreens Are Probably Unsafe

FDA Admits Most Sunscreens Are Probably Unsafe

Importantly, as I’ve noted on a number of occasions, of all the active sunscreen ingredients used in products on the U.S. market, only two — non-nano-sized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide — have been deemed safe for human use by the FDA.

Top Traits Happy People Have in Common

Top Traits Happy People Have in Common

4 It could be, then, that making an effort to have deeper conversations could be a key to increasing happiness: "Together, the findings demonstrate that the happy life is social rather than solitary and conversationally deep rather than superficial … On one hand, well-being may be causally antecedent to having substantive interactions.

Exercise More! CDC Doubles its Weekly Exercise Recommendations

Exercise More! CDC Doubles its Weekly Exercise Recommendations

CDC Doubles its Weekly Exercise Recommendations In a major update of its previous exercise guidelines, the CDC has released the second volume of its Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans publication and the takeaway is rather straightforward—we need to exercise much more.

Losing weight could ease symptoms of depression

Losing weight could ease symptoms of depression

The study found that all types of dietary improvement appeared to have equal effects on mental health, with weight-loss, fat reduction or nutrient-improving diets all having similar benefits for depressive symptoms.

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

In our population-level study we identified several groups of bacteria that co-varied with human depression and quality of life across populations.’ Previously, Prof Raes and his team have documented low microbial count and biodiversity among Crohn’s disease patients.

Can the natural products industry help reduce medication addiction?

Can the natural products industry help reduce medication addiction?

“As more Americans discover the risks involved with opioid medication, natural medicine is quickly becoming a first line of treatment.” Other major organizations that have advocated for complementary and alternative medicine as a potential solution to the addictive pharmaceuticals crisis include the American College of Physicians; the Journal of the American Medical Association; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; the National Institutes of Health; and others, reported NUHS.

Study: More fish consumption and omega-3 supplementation needed

Study: More fish consumption and omega-3 supplementation needed

The goal of this study was to answer the question: “What combination of (non-fried) fish intake and omega-3 supplement use is associated with a cardioprotective Omega-3 Index level (i.e., 8 percent or above)?” according to lead researcher Kristina Harris Jackson, a registered dietician who has a doctorate in nutritional sciences.

Build Better Health by Growing Your Own Food

Build Better Health by Growing Your Own Food

Other commonly sprouted beans, nuts, seeds and grains include: Another plant that is easy to grow that has many valuable health benefits is fennel.

Top 5 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

Top 5 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

Definition of Vitamin D Deficiency According to research 1 published in June, 2018, an estimated 40 percent of Americans are profoundly vitamin D deficient, defined as having a serum (blood) level of vitamin D below 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L).

Commonly Used Chemotherapy Medications Are Made From Periwinkle

Commonly Used Chemotherapy Medications Are Made From Periwinkle

Vinca alkaloids inhibit cell proliferation by binding to microtubules, which can cause a mitotic block and apoptosis … Side effects of [vinblastine] consist of toxicity to white blood cells, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dyspnea, chest or tumor pain, wheezing and fever.

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead to Increased Allergies

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead to Increased Allergies

Rising Prevalence of Allergies Corresponds to Increasing Vitamin D Deficiency Food allergies associated with IgE affects 3 percent of the population, with severe effects on daily life.

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

However, a new study provides a unique take on it, saying that the state of your heart and blood vessels affects the population of good bacteria that live inside the gut.

Using Mortality Statistics to Evaluate Risk-Benefit of Vaccines

Using Mortality Statistics to Evaluate Risk-Benefit of Vaccines

For example, while it’s unclear what kind of infection caused a New York State senator to die from sepsis, he had recently received a flu shot and avoided seeking medical attention thinking his illness was a routine minor side effect of the vaccine.

Movember Health: 5 Ways to Naturally Support Prostate Health | Live in the Now

Movember Health: 5 Ways to Naturally Support Prostate Health | Live in the Now

So it’s no wonder that the prostate is a common focus when it comes to men’s health.However, just because the risk of developing prostate cancer and other negative prostate symptoms increases as we age, that doesn’t mean men are without certain preventive measures.There are a variety of proactive approaches that can help lower the chances of encountering prostate trouble with age.

Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

Being Grateful Is Good for Your Health

The good news is, small changes in perspective and/or behavior can add up, and practicing gratitude may be at the top of the list of strategies known to boost feelings of joy, ultimately leading to sustained, long-term happiness and life satisfaction.

Anthocyanin: This Purple Pigment Fights Disease

Anthocyanin: This Purple Pigment Fights Disease

Authors of a literature review involving data collected from more than 602,000 individuals across Australia, Europe and the U.S. assert anthocyanins, a flavonoid pigment found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as help in the treatment of certain types of cancer and diabetes.

Alkaline Water or Hydrogen Water

Alkaline Water or Hydrogen Water

Molecular hydrogen, on the other hand, does have a number of health benefits, some of which mirror the claims made for alkaline water — and there's a really good reason for that. One of the purported health benefits of drinking alkaline water is cancer prevention.