FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
FOUND IN OUR VEINS?
Can young blood reverse aging?
Can young blood reverse aging?
“Instead of taking a drug for your heart and a drug for your muscles and a drug for your brain, maybe you could come up with something that affected them all.”
Side Effects: Some believe young blood may cause cells to multiply uncontrollably (how cancer starts).
Unknowns: Cost, dosage, frequency and quality control. One U.S. clinical trial offered teenage blood to elderly at $8K/treatment, but with no peer review or control study, some questioned company’s proclaimed positive results.
Young blood research focuses on the internal - it won't erase wrinkles. But "vampire facials" use the same blood therapy often used by athletes to repair muscles in an attempt to reverse the signs of aging. Is this the next logical step in the anti-aging industry?
Approx. 1 out of 8 U.S. adults smoke cigarettes. A new study says e-cigarette use is on the rise, especially among young people.
According to new U.S. study of self-reported e-cigarette smokers 18+:
- Nearly 1 in 20 adults vape with 1 in 3 e-cigarette users vaping daily
- 15% never smoked cigarettes
- More than 50% are below 35
“The most common pattern of use in the U.S. is dual use, i.e. current use of both traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.”
Dr. Michael Blaha, study co-author
E-cigarettes are NOT an FDA-approved quit smoking aid.
E-cigarettes are considered a “tobacco product” because they contain nicotine, which is highly addictive, and derived from tobacco.
“E-cigarette aerosol generally contains fewer toxic chemicals than the deadly mix of 7,000 chemicals in smoke from regular cigarettes. However, e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. It can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances, including nicotine, heavy metals like lead, volatile organic compounds, and cancer-causing agents.”
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. adolescents. According to a 2018 National Academy of Medicine report, e-cigarette use in adolescence increases the frequency & quantity of future cigarette smoking.
As America continues to honor Sen. John McCain, brain cancer research delivers quite literally mind-altering innovations.
“The word cancer is derived from the Latin word for crab because cancers are often very irregularly shaped, and because, like a crab, they “grab on and don’t let go.”
(beyond radiation, chemo & surgery)
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“Just to use this ad that used to be out, ‘This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.’ Well, this is not your father’s brain tumor either. I want sort of give a message of hope to patients. The future will add to these treatments and make it even better.”
Novocure, the company using Tumor Treatment Fields, received FDA approval for treating Glioblastoma using its device (with chemotherapy). It's also working on a device for lung, pancreatic and ovarian cancers.
Sen. John McCain fell victim to one of the most common and deadliest of malignant primary brain tumors.
“He was good company, excellent company. I think I’m going to miss him more than I can say. We disagreed on most issues, but I admitted — but I admired his passion for his convictions, his patience with the hard and sometimes dull work of legislating, and his uncanny sense for when differences could be bridged and his cause advanced by degrees.”
America drinking less beer – but more alcohol than ever.
Avg. Amt of *Pure* Alcohol Americans Drink Each Year
Americans gravitating toward more local brands, perceived as healthier. It’s not just beer (although that’s part of it) – it’s big companies, like Bud, finding local competition.
“Brands such as Kellogg’s cereal, Campbell’s soup and Aunt Jemima pancake mix are all feeling the pinch” (WSJ)
Could free sunscreen be as readily available as public drinking water?
The nation’s largest city adds free sunscreen dispensers, even though we often don’t know how much to use or what SPF even means.
- Sun Protection Factor
- SPF 30 covers 98% of UVB rays; Higher than SPF 30 offers only slightly higher protection.
- SPF doesn’t reflect protection against dangerous UVA rays.
- Docs worry those wearing higher SPF may feel “invincible” and stay in sun longer.
“Many of the more than 5 million skin cancer cases that are diagnosed annually could be prevented by protecting skin from excessive sun exposure and not using indoor tanning devices.”
Did you know you should be using “about a shot-glass worth" of BROAD SPECTRUM sunscreen every time you apply? Though the first "free sunscreen" made this tough to do. We learned a lot creating this card - we hope you did too!
Does constant use of technology put our kids at risk of ADHD?
New study tackles this topic and raises some fascinating questions along the way.
“Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).”
"We put children into the Wild West, and I think that’s where the problems start," Dimitri A. Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute to 'Mashable.' Read Full Article:
As if bathing suit shopping isn’t scary enough, why July is the month to be extra careful in and out of the water.
July/August = deadliest months
July 4th = deadliest day on the road in America.
“Each year on the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., an average of 118.4 lives are lost in crashes, making it the most consistently deadly day of the year across the five-year study period.”
Majority Occur In July.
“Unfortunately when we look at accidental deaths, summer is not the carefree period we’d like it to be,” Ken Kolosh, manager of statistics at the National Safety Council who compiles data over the last 98-years.
Half of Americans will experience a traumatic event in their lives, yet women are MORE than 2X as likely as men to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Causes: Exposure to a traumatic event such as violent acts (including personal assaults, accidents & combat-related) and natural or human-caused disasters
What makes PTSD – PTSD?: Direct relation to a specific traumatic event. Disorder tracked back to a moment in time – trauma reoccurs in the person who suffers.
About 1 in 3 women & nearly 1 in 6 men experience sexual violence in their lifetimes, according to the CDC.
What's the latest innovation to treat PTSD? Magnets used for depression - "An electromagnet, essentially a wire wrapped around a solid coil, is charged with electricity and then placed over specific points on the skull." Read More.
New study finds the EXACT moment coffee will benefit YOU the most (and your best serving size).
The app uses an algorithim that considers your sleep cycle and how much caffeine you plan to consume – and then spits out what you should drink and when.
Researchers found users upgraded their performance by more than 60% & ironically reduced their caffeine consumption by more than 60%.
This study mentions sleep loss as a problem for performance for both civilians and the military. One of the head researchers works for the Dept. of Defense. Read more on the health benefits of coffee:
Put a ring on it.
New study says marriage may factor into your heart health.
Results same for married vs single, divorced OR widowed.
Researchers say this topic needs more research. They admit they did not focus on the quality of marriage or long term relationships either. BTW - Marriage rates have declined in America, but Tiffany's sales of engagement rings are UP. Check it out:
American child tests positive for a mysterious case of bubonic plague.
It’s not “the plague” – it’s technically just “plague” but both are used.