Pakistan’s capital city Karachi was struck by an outbreak of Naegleria fowleri, also known as ‘brain-eating amoeba.’ The deadly freshwater microbe kills 98 percent of those infected. The source of the infection has yet to be identified.
The amoeba is transmitted from contaminated water through the nasal cavity and travels to the brain, causing inflammation. Symptoms are initially mild, including headache, stiff neck, fever and stomach pain, but after five to [...]
Hospital admissions have almost doubled in a decade
Soaring numbers of patients are being admitted to hospital with gout triggered by obesity and heavy drinking.
The painful illness is known as the disease of kings as it afflicted a number of monarchs including Henry VIII.
Hospital admissions have almost doubled in a decade to more than 4,400 a year.
On the rise: The swollen foot of a patient with gout, also known as uric [...]
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 [...]
From Dr. David Eifrig in Retirement Millionaire:
Watermelon is my next miracle food… Eating watermelon helps reduce inflammation. Regular readers know inflammation is probably the biggest (and most underappreciated) health risk people face. Diseases directly linked to inflammation include heart disease, arthritis, and high blood pressure.
Watermelon is loaded with inflammation-fighting antioxidants, including vitamins A and C. And it’s a great source of lycopene – a carotenoid (antioxidant than gives carrots their color) [...]
Tests showed the immune systems of those who were stressed were less sensitive to cortisol
As many of us know, stress can leave you feeling run down. Now scientists think they can explain why.
A study has shown how long-term stress plays havoc with the immune system, raising the odds of catching a cold.
The same process could also explain the role of traumatic events in raising the odds of illnesses from heart [...]
A chronically ill schoolgirl has been given a new lease of life after both her mum and her dad each donated part of their lungs for a rare live transplant operation.
Tugce Basar, 15, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis which causes inflammation of the airways. The teenager had been hospitalised for nearly a year in Istanbul, Turkey, after both her lungs filled with mucus and stopped working properly.
Determined: Tugce Basar received part of a [...]
DETROIT (Reuters) – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was diagnosed with inflammation of the intestine and will remain at a hospital for further observation, just days before the struggling city faces a key financial deadline, the mayor’s office said in a statement on Friday.
Monday is the deadline for a panel created by the state of Michigan to recommend what to do to fix Detroit’s dire financial situation. The city and the [...]
A young woman fears she could killed by her own tears because she is allergic to water.
Katie Dell, from Flint, North Wales, suffers with the condition aquagenic urticaria, which is so rare it affects just 35 people in the whole world.
She cannot even cry because her own tears bring her out into a painful rash. Long soaks in the bath are out of the question because they trigger burning inflammation.
February 27, 2012
Did you know that vaccinating your cat with the typical, recommended feline vaccination schedule may lead to your furry friend developing cancer? In a recent article published in The Ledger, Karri Miller, Central Florida’s only full-time board certified veterinary oncologist, admits that inflammation caused by vaccines can cause some cats to develop cancer years down the road — and yet she still recommends that people have their pets [...]
From Dr. David Eifrig in Retirement Millionaire:
There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s. Medications are available to treat some of the symptoms (like memory loss and mood swings). But the side effects can be severe… and are known to worsen the older the patient is.
The best thing you can do to stave off Alzheimer’s is to live a healthy lifestyle. Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet can prevent inflammation. And you can [...]
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 [...]
I’d like to share why I personally am convinced that GM foods are harmful to human health.
A couple of years ago, I started to occasionally have some asthma symptoms. Tightness in the chest, couldn’t take in a full breath feeling. In a couple of days the symptoms went away, but it was really odd, because I am over 40 and have had zero allergies or asthma in my entire life. [...]
December 27, 2011
Tiny sensors which monitor the health of cells have been developed by scientists in a move which could improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and degenerative illnesses.
The sensors – so small you could fit several of them into a single cell – measure the tiny electronic signals that keep cells functioning.
When the signals become irregular, it can indicate that the cells have been damaged by inflammation, toxicity, [...]