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  • 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...
  • Alzheimer's animal model
    Experimental cancer drug restores brain function in Alzheimer’s disease
    On March 31, 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that a drug originally developed to treat cancer, might be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The study demonstrated that the drug saracatinib restores memory...
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Types
    A new gene associated with severe autism
    A recent study identified a new gene associated with severe autism. The gene (delta-2 catenin or CTNND2) provides new clues about the factors that cause autism. CTNND2 plays a role in the development of the nervous system. Some defects in this...
  • Senators speak out in favor of medical marijuana bill
    Could the Senate be poised to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level?
    A bipartisan bill to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level is making its way through congress this week, and it may put to rest a lot of concerns many patients have about the current rules governing cannabis. The bill was introduced on...
  • Death rates
    A new approach for developing drugs for Alzheimer’s disease
    On March 11, 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that mutations in the presenilin-1 gene cause Alzheimer’s disease by decreasing the activity of the enzyme gamma-secretase. In a mouse model, the normal presenilin-1 gene...
  • SEM of HIV
    Detecting hidden HIV virus particles
    A new study, published on March 9, 2015 in Nature Methods, describes a novel, non-invasive, imaging technique that detects the presence of virus in areas of the body not accessible to conventional detection methods. The study used this technique...
  • Brain atrophy in severe Alzheimer's
    Reduced transport of glucose into the brain aggravates Alzheimer’s disease
    A new study reports that disease progression in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) gets worse when glucose transport across the blood brain barrier is impaired. The results of the study were published on March 2, 2015 in the journal Nature...
  • Talking Story
    Marie-Rose Phan-Lê on 'Talking Story'
    Brought to you by North Atlantic BooksYou can find this book and DVD on Amazon1. What was your prime motivation and inspiration for creating your book, Talking Story One Woman's Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions?After...
  • Broken Heart
    Death by broken heart?
    When people say, “I have a broken heart,” I see that literally as a broken heart that aches like a sore muscle. The heart is a muscle. As with any muscle that has been injured, bruised, cut, or torn, recovery can be slow. Time, therapy...
  • lenvatinib
    New drug: FDA approves Lenvima for the treatment of thyroid cancer
    On Feb. 13, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lenvima (lenvatinib) to treat patients with thyroid cancer who do not respond to conventional therapy (such as radioactive iodine therapy).Progressive, differentiated thyroid...
  • Outpatient hip replacement offered at  Scott & White - Round Rock
    Outpatient hip replacement offered at Scott & White - Round Rock
    In before breakfast, and home in time for dinner; that’s the new reality for Central Texas patients who qualify for same-day anterior direct hip replacement, a new surgical procedure offered at Scott & White - Round Rock. Dr. Richard...
  • What should consumers know?
    FDA quietly moves to change consumer warnings in DTC print ads
    In draft guidance posted online today, FDA has indicated that it will no longer require pharmaceutical marketers to include the full package insert (PI), including side effects, in direct-to-consumer (DTC) print advertisements. In order to fulfill...
  • Out of the Bubble,” an amazing memoir that shares her and her family’s roller coaster ride as they fight for their son’s life as he battles the fight of his life with epilepsy
    "Out of the Bubble,” an amazing memoir that shares the fight of her life
    When your child is diagnosed with epilepsy, the world seems as if it has been knocked off its axis and suddenly the materialistic or the small things in life that you thought were once important no longer have any significance. You go from...
  • The Art & Science of Healing
    Interview with Dr. Mark J. Rogers, author of 'The Art & Science of Healing'
    Today’s guest is Dr. Mark J. Rogers, author of the medical self-help book, The Art & Science of Healing – With Light. Dr. Rogers has been a general practitioner for thirty years and developed his expertise in soft tissue injuries,...
  • 3D printer helps repair the hole in one two-year-old's little heart
    3D printer helps repair the hole in one two-year-old's little heart
    Modern technology is awe striking. One modern technological feat can be seen in the 3D printer. It has expanded the possibilities within the realms of multiple domains, including architecture, the arts, automotive technologies and even medicine...
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