Scientists led by Prof David Ginsburg of the University of Michigan’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute inhibited the action of a gene responsible for transporting a protein that interferes with the ability of the liver to remove cholesterol from the blood in mice. Trapping the destructive protein where it couldn’t harm receptors responsible for removing cholesterol preserved the liver cells’ capacity to clear plasma cholesterol from the blood, but did not [...]
Greece is facing a serious shortage of medicines amid claims that pharmaceutical multinationals have halted shipments to the country because of the economic crisis and concerns that the drugs will be exported by middlemen because prices are higher in other European countries.
Hundreds of drugs are in short supply and the situation is getting worse, according to the Greek drug regulator. The government has drawn up a list of more than 50 [...]
Data includes weight, cholesterol, BMI, family health history and pulse rate
Doctors will be forced to reveal alcohol consumption and smoking status
Privacy campaigners described it as ‘biggest data grab in NHS history’
Part of new Health Service programme called Everyone Counts
Officials insisted data will be anonymous and deleted after analysis
GPs are to be forced to hand over confidential records on all their patients’ drinking habits, waist sizes and illnesses.
The files will be [...]
Obama won, Obamacare is the law, and, as my wife says, I will just have to learn to dance to a new song.
Now, don’t get me wrong, Obamacare is awful. Forget all the “free stuff” it provides. Children covered on their parents’ plan until 26 years of age? A scam, making young adults — excuse me, children — pay for complete, comprehensive health insurance when all they need and should [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks.
Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at least once — not just people considered at high risk for the virus, an independent panel that sets screening guidelines proposed Monday.
Have the nerve-damaging properties of statin drugs now been confirmed? There are over 300 adverse health effects associated with the use of this chemical class of cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, with myotoxicity (muscle-damaging) and neurotoxicity (nerve-damaging) top on the list. When will the FDA step in and warn the public, as proof of the problem in the biomedical literature reaches an alarming level of clarity?
The neurotoxicity of statin [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) – City Streets and Sanitation workers say they were shocked when they walked into a garbage truck garage that had been converted into a temporary clinic for wellness screenings.
Streets and San employee Marty Zamora told WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller that, in his 29 years with the city, he’s seen a lot of garbage, but when he saw that a garbage truck garage at Ferdinand Street and Tripp Avenue had [...]
A new multipurpose pill that reduces blood pressure and cholesterol while lowering a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke could ostensibly save thousands of lives a year, according to a new British study. The “polypill” is intended to make life remarkably easier for adults over age 50, and some doctors predict it could even be a game changer. Here’s what you need to know:
How does it work?
The “four-in-one pill,” [...]
Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake!
By Dwight Lundell, MD
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new weight loss drug from Vivus Inc. that many doctors consider the most effective therapy in a new generation of anti-obesity pills designed to help patients safely shed pounds.
The agency cleared the pill Qsymia for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.
Patients taking [...]
One of life’s simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer. Regular or decaf doesn’t matter.
The study of 400,000 people is the largest ever done on the issue, and the results should reassure [...]
From Mark’s Daily Apple:
Despite its obsessive focus on cholesterol levels as the ultimate arbiter of cardiovascular disease, most of the medical field agrees that plenty of other factors also contribute: tobacco usage, psychosocial stress, activity level, and genetic predispositions.
In short, a diverse set of lifestyle and genetic factors are consistently associated with cardiovascular disease. This is accepted in the ancestral health community, just as it’s accepted in the mainstream medical [...]
In the early 1990′s, soy and soy products exploded onto the supermarket scene with promises of bountiful health benefits.
This “new miracle food,” soy, was supposed to lower cholesterol, take the heat out of hot flashes, protect against breast and prostate cancer, and offer a filling alternative to earth-loving vegetarians.
The problem with these claims?
Most of them are false.
Sadly, most of what you have been led to believe by the media [...]
One of us is on a whole bunch of essential generic meds. We got prescriptions for a 3 month supply with refills and then did a search on medtipster.com to find out who had the cheapest generic med deal. ALL of them were available somewhere for about $10 for 100 pills (obviously this does not apply to many other meds which are not generic, and even to some that are generic). [...]
Scientists say they have found a way to disarm the AIDS virus in research that could lead to a vaccine. Researchers have discovered that if they eliminate a cholesterol membrane surrounding the virus, HIV cannot disrupt communication among disease-fighting cells and the immune system returns to normal.
Scientists have discovered that HIV needs cholesterol, which it picks up from the first immune cells it infects, [...]
In a future defined by increasingly expensive and/or scarce energy, food preservation skills will take on heightened importance. What if prolonged, unpredictable blackouts cause your refrigerated food to spoil frequently? Or if rising inflation threatens to make tomorrow’s staples substantially higher than todays?
This article provides an introduction to the two most widespread techniques for preserving meat – curing and smoking – which have been [...]
by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds
The Only Way Forward Is to Accept Reality: Default Is Not the End of the World
The catastrophe isn’t default, it’s “extend and pretend.”
Unwelcome crises are part of life. What’s unnatural isn’t crisis, it’s pretending that life should be nothing but a smooth, uninterrupted rise in consumption.
Yes, I’m talking about Greece and the EU. The situation is somewhat analogous to finding out [...]
Don Gorske has been eating two burgers a day for years
A retired prison guard in the US has eaten his 25,000th Big Mac.
It has been 39 years to the day since Don Gorske ate his first nine.
At a ceremony in his honour at a McDonald’s in his hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, he said he would continue to eat Big Macs “until I die”.
Mr Gorske, 57, [...]
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – Bay Area scientists have come up with a test that might turn out to be as important as getting a cholesterol checkup, or even taking your blood pressure.
The simple test looks at your DNA and tells you if you may have a health concern, especially if you’re stressed out.
- CBS News
Eric Sprott Is Not Optimistic
King World News interviews Eric Sprott, who effectively melts the wires with the heat of his pessimism. Alarmingly, it is fairly hard to argue with his reasoning.
I took away many things. One being that the public sector now employs a populous equivalent to the private sector and are compensated at or better.
Even if, which they aren’t, [...]