New Skin Cancer Treatment

Injections of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine into the multiple squamous and basal cell skin cancers of a 90-year-old lady got rid of all the cancers in 11 months (JAMA Dermatol, Jun 1, 2017;153(6):571-574). This is just one of many studies sho

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Vegetarian Diet Helps to Control Diabetes

It is long established that diabetics should restrict sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Now research shows that diabetics should also restrict meat. A review of nine separate trials showed that diabetics who switched to vegetarian diets had si

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Liz Taylor's Eyelashes: Clue to Rare Genetic Disorder

Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American actress who was famous for more than 50 movies, two Oscars, eight marriages, countless lovers and a net worth at death of more than $600 million. Her eyes are the first thing you notice when you see pictu

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What You Eat, Not Your Genes, Determines Your Microbiome

The hottest area of medical research today may well be on the bacteria that live in your gut to affect how much you weigh, how long you live, and your susceptibility to many diseases. In the largest and most complete study of its kind ever, researc

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Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Exercisers

A new study in mice shows that having low levels of vitamin D may harm athletes and exercisers by limiting how long they can exercise (Aging, June 2018). Six-month old mice were put on a low vitamin D diet for one year. A six-month-old mouse is equ

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Donald Ritchie, Ultramarathon Runner

Donald Ritchie ran more than 208,100 miles during his lifetime as one of the best ultramarathon runners of all time.  He set more than a dozen international records for distances from 50 kilometers to 200 kilometers.  Exercise has been

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Alzheimer's Disease May Come From an Infection

Nearly fifty percent of people over 85 suffer from symptoms of dementia of which Alzheimer's disease, a progressive loss of brain cells, is the most common form. The second most common type of dementia comes from repeated strokes. This month re

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Overnight Fasting

Fasting can help people lose weight and slow the diseases being overweight causes (Obesity, Feb 2018;26(2):254-268). For several years I have been recommending the various types of intermittent fasting, but perhaps the easiest way to use fasting fo

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Major Alcohol Study Cancelled for Conflict of Interest

The National Institutes of Health cancelled and withdrew funds for a prospective study on how drinking alcohol affects heart attack risk because it was to be largely funded by the alcohol industry itself, and for "concerns about the study desi

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Chuck Vinci: Heart Damage in a Pre-Steroid Olympic Weightlifter

Chuck Vinci won gold medals at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic games and the 1955 and 1959 Pan American Games, and set 12 world records in the bantamweight class of weightlifting.  He was arguably one of the world's greatest weightlifters befo

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