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  • Scientists say superbug threat is as grave as climate change
    America is going through an antibiotic crisis
    America is experiencing an antibiotic crisis. Superbugs are on the rise infecting two million Americans each year, and killing 37,000.In 2010, Peggy Lillis died from taking an antibiotic after she had a routine root canal. The antibiotic killed...
  • St. John's wort: Medicine or fluke?
    Ripe and ready: St John's wort
    St. John's wort, also known as Klamath weed, is traditionally harvested on the first day of summer. This tradition comes from old superstitions; it may be harvested all throughout the season. So, now is the perfect time to go on a nature walk...
  • Guarding against MERS
    Expert talks about MERS and the Korean outbreak
    The Examiner spoke with Dr. Peter Hotez, Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, on June 19 about Middle East...
  • The diet that mimicked fasting
    A diet that mimics fasting may promote longevity and health
    A new study reports that periodic fasting promotes regeneration, enhanced cognitive performance, and longevity in rodents and reduces biomarkers of aging and disease in people. Results of this study were published on June 18, 2015 in the journal...
  • Southern medicinal practices
    Confederate medicine substitutes due to shortages
    Medical supplies in the confederacy were lacking throughout the war. Often the supplies were high jacked by the Union blockade. This development caused southern officials to actually advertise in the southern newspapers to attempt to purchase...
  • Pacific Vision Institute LASIK/PRK results - May 2015
    How to program the Excimer laser? Pacific Vision Institute LASIK results
    How do you know what to program into the Excimer laser?Issues:The nature of laser physics is such that each laser is unique. Two lasers of same model, same software, and identically maintained will perform slightly differently.The environment...
  • Thoracic surgery goes wireless
    Thoracic surgery goes wireless
    Thoracic surgery is the surgical specialty focused on the thorax or the chest. Thoracic surgeons perform procedures treating diseases of the lungs, trachea, esophagus and mediastinum. In some countries, like the United States, surgeons may...
  • The dog flu is spreading beyond the Midwest
    Dog flu H3N2 spreads beyond the Midwest facts dog owners need to know
    The dog flu first made headlines when cases spring in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015. Now the respiratory virus, also known as canine influenza or H3N2 is spreading across the United States. As the virus spreads dog owners need to be on alert as...
  • Dr. Jixun Zhan
    Exclusive Interview with Biochemical Engineer Dr. Jixun Zhan
    Stacey Chillemi: Hi Jixun Zhan! Can you start by telling us a little about yourself?Jixun Zhan: I earned a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering. I have been working in the Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University since 2008....
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman supports legalization of marijuana for medicinal use
    Morgan Freeman has revealed he is all for legalized marijuana according to a Monday, May 11 report from Hollywood Life. Freeman has revealed he is an avid user stating that he would smoke, eat, or snort marijuana, and that he wants to see it made...
  • Blood in urine
    Thousands may receive part of $2.4 billion to settle Actos bladder cancer suits
    Lawsuits on behalf of 3,900 people who were diagnosed with bladder cancer after they took the prescription medication Actos may have been settled in the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County yesterday. A sum of $2.37 billion will be set aside in a...
  • Addium Brain Enhancer
    Addium Review - Is Addium the Most Powerful Brain Enhancer?
    Addium Brain Enhancer OverviewThis is a product that is helpful in enhancing the brain performance and claims to be the best complex for a cerebral enhancement in the market currently. The product is beneficial in since it improves the functioning...
  • Useful Family Recipes for Curing Diseases of Man and Beast 1845 part 5 of 6
    Useful Family Recipes for Curing Diseases of Man and Beast 1845 part 5 of 6
    This is the 5th part of a series about a home remedy book for families from 1845 published by William Munger. Many of the medical cures in the book involve the use of roots of trees and plants as well as other items which may have hurt the person...
  • Multiple sclerosis
    Repair damaged nerves in multiple sclerosis by stimulating body's own stem cells
    A recent study found two drugs that can activate stem cells in the brain and reduce disease severity in animal models of multiple sclerosis. The results of the study were published on April 20, 2015 in the scientific journal Nature. Both of the...
  • Iced tea kidney failure Umbar Ghaffar
    Iced tea kidney failure: Dr. Umbar Ghaffar ties iced tea habit to renal failure
    Iced tea causing kidney failure? Dr. Umbar Ghaffar treated a fellow who drank a LOT of iced tea. So much so that the unidentified Arkansas man went into kidney failure. Too much of a good thing? At more than four liters of iced tea each day... Yes...
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