Author: Sasha Hart

Study finds protein that can stop brain tumor growth

A recent study conducted in Madrid, Spain, has found that a certain protein can stop brain tumor growth, thus increasing the life expectancy of brain cancer patients. The study refers specifically to glioblastoma brain tumors and has been proven to work on humans. Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) in Madrid, Spain, led by Maria A. Blasco, head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group, have observed that, by inhibiting a protein called telomeric repeat binding factor 1, or TRF1, the growth of glioblastomas is halted. TRF1 is a protein that, as part of a larger protein...

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Groundbreaking Parkinson’s study may find cure

A groundbreaking Parkinson’s study may be the basis to find a cure for the motor problems patients are dealing with. A recent study, conducted by two prominent scientists – Prof. Daesoo Kim (Department of Biological Sciences at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology in Daejeon, South Korea) and Prof. George Augustine, (The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore), “overturned three decades of consensus” on how Parkinson’s disease is triggered. The new findings show the mechanism that hides behind the symptoms and promises future medication able to tone down, if not face out completely the motor...

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5 easy ways to get rid of inflammation in your body

Inflammation occurs when the body perceives an external factor as a threat to its integrity (an allergy), or a trigger that is already in the body, which it tries to prevent from expanding (an infection).  While medication is often prescribed, here are 5 easy ways to get rid of inflammation in your body that you can do at home:   Sleep with your head elevated – this is an efficient method of prevention inflammation of the nose, when you have a cold, an allergy, non-allergic rhinitis and other conditions that cause a stuffy nose. Stack two pillows to sleep...

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20 foods with empty calories that you should keep out of your diet

If you are like any of the rest of us mortals, you have tried everything on this list. You know the taste and some you may also know the recipe for. However, if you want to support your physical and mental health, these are 20 foods with empty calories that you should keep out of your diet:   Soda – too much sugar, nothing else, really; plus, it promotes that acid reflux you don’t really want to scare anyone with Fruit drinks – unless you have a juice maker and you squeeze the fruit (and vegetables) yourself, you can...

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Study reveals the best way to achieve long-term weight loss

A recent American study revealed the best way to achieve long-term weight loss. The study, published in the journal Obesity, showed that certain behaviors during the weight-loss program can ensure you keep those pounds off. Scientists at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, researched how certain behaviors during a weight loss program can influence the constancy of the results at the end of the program. In other words, they wanted to find out if people who decide to lose weight and go on a diet do something special to ensure they are keeping those extra pounds off even when they...

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