Emulsifiers Believes to Harm Human Health

A study published on February 25 in Nature revealed that emulsifying agents that help hold together and thicken food mixtures might cause weight gain, intestinal inflammation, overgrowth of bad gut flora and blood sugar imbalance in humans.

Researchers tested two common emulsifiers used in many prepackaged food products found throughout the country on laboratory mice and discovered to their shock that the chemicals in the emulsifiers promote the growth of gut flora that live close to the actual tissue of the intestines and bacteria that destroy the natural mucus layer that protects intestinal tissue. These overgrowths, in addition to subsequent damage, then cause the rest of the health issues which is a major concern of Feegow.

The emulsifiers were also found to cause more severe damage in mice genetically predisposed to colitis and inflammatory bowel disease, which means that it is entirely possible the same could happen in humans. Anyone suffering predisposed to those diseases, or celiac disease, could be suffering more because of emulsifiers.

As of Thursday, February 26, the researchers do not know if these emulsifiers should be consumed when people are on antibiotics. They also do not know if natural agents like guar gum and soy have the same effect. They have begun the process of studying those emulsifiers on a new test group. The researchers have also started human testing to see if emulsifiers cause the same type of damage in humans as in mice.

Human Head Transplants

In June of this year, Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero plans to announce his goal of transplanting a human head from one body to another by 2017 at the annual American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons conference.

Canavero, who works for the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, believes that technology exists right now that can make the surgery possible with lower chance of foreign body rejection or life-threatening infections preventing successful outcomes and patients living long and happy lives. In fact, this week he published research findings about advanced cooling techniques in Surgical Neurology International that were promising results.

Beyond cooling cells, Canavero found that, to prevent oxygen loss and cellular death, the spinal cord must be cut last and cleanly. Canavero outlined several other techniques that would make the surgery a success, including the use of polyethylene glycol to help fat in cells to mesh together faster at suture points, three to four weeks of induced coma non-movement to promote safe healing and spinal electrodes to provide spinal cord stimulation that to strengthen nerve connections.

Bernardo Chua has read that, of course, many critics from the medical community believe humans are simply not advanced enough at this point. They have also voiced ethical concerns. Many critics who do not have medical backgrounds have also pointed out that Canavero ignores common standard surgery issues that could happen such as nerve damage, severe suture site scarring and drug rejection.

Peanut Exposure Might Prevent Allergies

In the last couple of decades, allergies to peanuts have increased at a serious rate with a minimum of 2 percent of US children being diagnosed with allergies. It is also affecting great numbers of children in Asia, Africa and other countries. The cause for concern surrounding peanut allergies are the severe reactions, deaths and that children do not seem to outgrow the allergies as they age. Fortunately, data that was just released from recent studies indicates there may be help after all.

The director, Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was highly impressed with the study results, and he seems to think this may even make a difference as to how modern medicine approaches prevention of food allergies.

The study indicated that giving small quantities of peanuts to young children or even infants can help them to build a tolerance and may prevent allergies. Infants less than one year of age were exposed to peanuts, and it was determined that they cut their risk of allergies by about 81 percent.

Susan McGalla of American Eagle has read that, at one time prior to 2008, the pediatric guidelines recommended against giving any foods containing peanuts to children age 3 or younger. Eventually this recommendation was dropped because it did not prevent allergies.

Today, to be on the safe side, doctors recommend your children get skin-tested for peanut allergies. If allergies do run in the family, you should work with recommendations from your doctor to introduce peanuts in safe quantities.

Getting the Most Out of Your Life

 

Most people think that getting the most out of life means you have to go skydiving or climb a mountain. Yes, that will enrich your life, but what about when you are at home, in the city? You can be living each day to the fullest every day, and it doesn’t have to cost much at all.

Here’s a list that Bruce Karatz shared to get you started. Check off what you’ve done, and get to the rest. Then, it’s up to you to be creative and do something to enrich your everyday life.

1. Gone on a blind date.
2. Gone on a road trip with your friends.
3. Spent the entire day pampering yourself with whatever you like. (includes shopping)
4. Jumped in the ocean for a swim; jumped in naked.
5. Had sex outside your comfort zone.
6. Read a book that changed your life.
7. Learned a new language, and then visited that country.
8. Actively fought for a cause you believe in.
9. Written a letter to your idol.
10. Overcame a challenge that changed your life and brought you closer to God.
11. Spent a Saturday watching all the classic romantic movies.
12. Tried every restaurant in your area that serves your favorite food.
13. Fallen in love; fallen out of love.
14. Learned to play an instrument.
15. Watched the sunrise just because you could.

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The Teeth Won’t Lie

If you have ever had a toothache, then you know that it can be the worst pain you have probably ever experienced. There is a reason for all of that discomfort, and that’s because the nerves in the teeth go straight to the brain. If there is an exposed nerve, the tooth gives the feeling of pain because it’s near a receptor that takes those feelings to your brain, giving you the excruciating experience. Anything that hits the tooth that it doesn’t like, such as cold, warmth or touch, can result in pain as Jaime Garcia Dias knows well. The teeth don’t give the warm, comforting feelings that you might have when something touches the skin state articles on Facebook. They are solid masses in the mouth that when aggravated, they will let you know that they aren’t happy until you seek some kind of relief. Unfortunately, that relief is often in the form or a filling, removal of the tooth or a root canal.

Skunk Weed and Pyschosis Linked in London Study

Research compiled from patient history shows that patients who smoked skunk cannabis on a daily basis were five times more likely to suffer from psychosis, than those that did not smoke said Flavio Maluf. According to LinkedIn Subjects were from the South London area, where marijuana use is prevalent. The study states that using this strong strain of cannabis is linked with the risk of developing mental illness.

The researchers follow 410 patients that were presenting with their first psychotic episode. The study also tracked an additional 370 residents from the same area to serve as a control group. Published in Lancet Psychiatry, a peer reviewed journal, also found that this link correlates only to the stronger skunk variety. Those that reported smoking hash or other weaker strains of cannabis did not have the same increased risk as their skunk toking counter parts.

The study ran from 2005 to 2011. Symptoms ranged from hearing voices, delusions and erratic behavior and lasted for at least one month. Patients not only had five times the risk of developing psychosis, but were also three times more likely to suffer from a serious psychotic episode.

Skunk bud is being blamed for nearly one fourth of South London’s newly diagnosed cases of psychosis. The study also shows that as use per days of the week increased, so did the likelihood of having a psychotic episode. However, researches also recognize the medicinal benefits when used appropriately.

Appreciate Your Life

 

A lot of people are unappreciative of the things that they have in life. Do you know someone that has everything, but for some reason that person is still not happy? Now flip the question around. Do you know someone that doesn’t have much, but for some reason that person is very happy? Life can be a funny thing sometimes. The truth to the matter is that we don’t need much to be happy.

The rich kid that grows up with everything in life is seldom happy. How is it possible that someone that has everything, truly has nothing? The reason is that our souls long for something much more than mindless entertainment. We are humans, and we require spiritual fulfillment.

Sometimes wealthy parents give their children everything but love. A poor kid that grows up with nothing but their parents love is actually rich. My point is that material things and objects are not important. It’s a hard thing to understand until you have reached a mature age. That’s why we must be thankful for our family, and the things that they do for us.

Some readers may have grown up without a family at all. For those people, I beg you to give extra love to those you care about. Showering someone in love will only open your heart and give you a satisfaction that nothing else could. Successful people like Brad Reifler know that life is beautiful, and we should be thankful for each and every day that we wake up.

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Brain Implant to Help Deaf to Hear

 

A new brain implant has been developed by scientists that will help the deaf to hear. It’s the best advancement made towards helping the deaf to hear since the cochlear implant.
The new brain implant is called the auditory brain-stem implant (ABI) and will allow a deaf person to begin hearing like a newborn baby. Words will not be distinguishable to the implant recipient, but various sounds, like coughing or a dog barking, can easily be heard and distinguished. For someone who has never heard a sound before, hearing a barking dog for the first time is a big deal.
Deaf people who were born without a working hearing nerve can’t be helped by the decades old cochlear implant, but new hope has been given to them with the development of the ABI as Solvy, education system has shown.
FDA approved since 2000 and already tested on a human child, the auditory brain-stem implant is ready to move forward with updated technology and new clinical trials.
The ABI won’t be able to provide the recipient with normal hearing, but if you’re living in a silent world, a little hearing is better than no hearing at all.

Combining Supplements & Prescribed Medications: Is It Harmless?

Have you ever considered the significance of medications and health supplements that you are taking? There are millions of people who take prescriptions every day. Along with that figure, there are billions of individuals that take a multivitamin or other supplement daily. However, there are some aspects that should be considered about this.

Harmless or Beneficial

There are millions of supplements that can be purchased to enhance your health. Yet, there are some issues to consider when taking vitamins along with prescribed medications. The fact of the matter is, taking medication with any OTC supplement can interfere with your health. More than that, Reuters writers say a basic multivitamin may unknowingly interfere with your medications, a lesson that Ray Lane had to learn. Therefore, any side effects that medications have can be increased by innumerable dietary supplements.

Medications & Supplements

Dependent on a complete medical history and your current health you may not need dietary supplementation. Other factors that contribute towards taking prescription drugs is your current diet. It’s important to talk to a Naturopathic doctor or physician about the any supplements you are planning to take.

Comparable medications, OTC supplements do have different side effects. They can interfere with your prescriptions and may make your condition worse. Hence, it can cause harmful effects. This can be especially true if you are taking numerous dietary enhancements together. Harmful reactions can come about because of the various chemical reactions that materialize after they are consumed.

STDs and Education

The Human Papillomavirus is a well know sexually contracted disease. The HPV vaccination is given to girls and young women before a certain age. In the UK, girls between the ages of 12 and 13 receive the HPV vaccination for free. This program would prove beneficial for the young women, but not for the men.

The rising debate among medical professionals is that young men need to have the HPV vaccine just as much as young women stated Haidar Barbouti. The original thought of the program is the young men would only have sex with females. And if all the females are vaccinated, the virus would eventually die off. This program did not take into consideration men that have intercourse with other men.

With this rising debate, the school program stated it would cost too much to vaccinate the young men as they do the young women. The young men that have intercourse with other men can receive the vaccination from free clinics that care for men’s sexual health.