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  • Ancient viruses resurrected to improve gene therapy
    Ancient viruses resurrected to improve gene therapy
    The replacement of gene fragments that are damaged due to disease or cause disease is a new frontier in medical science. While biochemical engineers have successfully used viruses to deliver therapeutic agents the results have not proven as...
  • Vitamin B is essential to proper health.
    Essential nutrients: Vitamin B six and twelve
    A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the benefits of vitamins B one through three. I thought it would be appropriate to finish up the B-complex. An important thing to note is that all B vitamins are water soluble meaning that they dissolve in...
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    8 tricks for avocado lovers
    Although historically a drought in California probably raise their prices to a new level, the popularity of avocados that would not hurt. It is no coincidence: this creamy green fruit containing monounsaturated fats, fiber, folic acid, and...
  • Chris Mohr, PhD. RD
    Talking summer nutrition with Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD RD
    Dr. Mohr offers new tips and recipesEvery summer most Americans set out on summer escapes to relax from all the hustle and bustle in their lives. Just because its summer does not mean we can forget about fitness or eating healthy. Dr. Mohr a...
  • A dose of ginger does the stomach good
    Ginger: A belly’s best friend
    It may get overlooked on the produce shelf, but ginger root has so many more uses than a way to clean your palate between sushi bites.Megan Ware, author of “Ginger: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information” says, “Many studies...
  • Parkland earns LEED Gold award, hospital opens August 20
    Parkland earns LEED Gold award, hospital opens August 20
    The new Parkland Memorial Hospital has been awarded the LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, which sets voluntary standards for buildings. This is...
  • New drug shows Rett syndrome may be reversible
    New drug shows Rett syndrome may be reversible
    Rett syndrome is one of the most deadly and devastating of the autism spectrum disorders. Present therapy relies on treatment of symptoms. Professor Nicholas Tonks and colleagues at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are the first to develop drug...
  • Leaky vaccines proven to create more virulent viruses for the first time
    Leaky vaccines proven to create more virulent viruses for the first time
    Scientists proposed that some vaccines for human and animal viruses could produce a super-virulent virus by mutation 10 years ago. Andrew Read the Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and Eberly Professor in Biotechnology at Penn State...
  • Rosemary: More than a culinary herb
    Kitchen herbs: Hidden health benefits of spices
    In recent history, especially the thirty years between the nineteen seventies and nineties, the nation was bombarded with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Health became so bad that many cited a "bad health epidemic." During...
  • Sugar danger
    FDA wants to change nutrition labels to show hidden sugars
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially recommended that all nutrition labels now list the amount of added sugar as well as the percent daily value (% DV) as of Friday. This action has been long encouraged by health professionals but...
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    Set fitness goals with Qapital
    Finding extra motivation any way possible is excellent for staying committed to a regular fitness regime. According HealthyLiving.azcentral.com "Motivation is a necessary component of maintaining commitment to achieving your goals in many...
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    On-site massage is one of the latest big business perks
    It has become common to see images of major employers such as Google offering unusual employee perks, including video game lounges, free food and the ability to bring pets to work. All of these benefits make the workplace more comfortable,...
  • Products with a very long shelf life
    Emulsifiers in processed foods: new study
    If you read product labels on foods, you’ve known for a long time that manufacturers have been putting additives into processed foods. One particular culprit, emulsifiers, are added to enhance the texture of food and extend its shelf life....
  • Michael Strahan
    Michael Strahan shares the importance of health and wellness
    Michael Strahan is well-known for his daytime talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael, his former position as defensive end for the New York Giants and Good Morning America! With a busy life as a professional, role model and father Michael always...
  • Luciferase speeds up disease detection
    Luciferase speeds up disease detection
    Luciferase is the bioluminescent chemical that makes fireflies glow. Kai Johnsson and colleagues at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a way to use luciferase to detect cancer and other disease in humans and...
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