People on Standard Sleeping Pills Probably will not Wake up to Alarms

A Japanese study with mice that was published January 8, 2019 in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows that most people probably will sleep through all kinds of alarms for fire, earthquakes, etc. if they take sleeping pills from the benzodiazepine family of drugs. The Study Mice were divided into three groups. One group received a…

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Dogs can Alert Diabetics if Glucose is too High or too Low

Man’s best friend can detect when glucose is too high or too low in type 1 diabetics. This is quite amazing. We marvel when we see guide dogs leading the blind and now man’s best friend can be trained to detect when a person or child with type 1 diabetes is in danger from a…

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Breakthrough for Treating Cancer Shows 70% Success in Destroying Solid Tumors

A new Israeli startup called AlphaTAU (Alpha Tel Aviv University) for using alpha radiation against cancerous tumors shows 70% success for destroying solid cancerous tumors. This new technology called Diffusing Alpha-Emitters Radiation Therapy (Alpha DaRT) was patented in 2003 by Prof. Yona Keisari and Prof. Yitzchak Kelson together with Tel Aviv University. Prof. Kelson was…

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Vitamin B3 Niacin Prevented Glaucoma in Mice

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month  January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the purpose of which is to raise awareness about a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” because there are no symptoms and when vision is lost, it is permanent and cannot be reversed. As much…

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World War II Antidote may Reverse Damage from Parkinson’s Disease

Dimercaprol, a drug that was used as an antidote for chemical attacks during World War II, may be able to reverse the damage from Parkinson’s disease.  According to a report published December 4, 2018 in the Purdue University Research Foundation News, researchers from Purdue University discovered that Dimercaprol can safely and effectively remove a neurotoxic…

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Tips for Caregivers and their Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s During Holidays

How to Care for a Loved one with Alzheimer’s and Enjoy Holidays  Holidays can present unique challenges for Alzheimer’s caregivers. On the one hand, the holidays bring friends and families together, trigger up good memories and can also be a kind of reminiscent therapy for people with Alzheimer’s suffering from memory loss. However, holidays  can…

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Tips to Prevent Holiday Heart Attacks

The AARP reports on a new analysis from Sweden published in the BMJ British Medical Journal that shows a dramatic rise in coronary heart attacks on Christmas Eve. In fact, there was a 37% higher risk to have a heart attack on Christmas Eve, especially around 10:00 pm, which is a few hours after eating…

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