Health should be FREE

Imagine that you receive a notice in the mail stating “In order to maintain your freedom of speech, you will be billed $10,000 per year.” You would be—understandably—outraged. Freedom of speech in America is precious, something Americans have fought wars to defend. We view free speech as a basic right, no big check to write in order to maintain it. It should be free and available to everyone regardless of religion, color, political leanings, or income. I believe that same principle should apply to health. Being healthy means living free of common chronic health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood sugars, acid reflux, migraine headaches, skin rashes, joint pain and hundreds of other health conditions. While such conditions are typically not catastrophic or immediately life-threatening, they are exceptionally common and consume the majority of healthcare dollars. Most money spent in healthcare is not for transplanting hearts or treating cystic fibrosis; it’s spent on much more common, though less dramatic, “diseases of lifestyle.” Think of the $23 billion spent every year on statin cholesterol drugs, or the $20 billion for stomach acid-blocking drugs, or the $11 billion for injectable inflammatory drugs. It is a trillion dollar, $10,000 per American per year burden, growing every year, and is unsustainable, now consuming an unprecedented 17.5% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But there is a little known secret here. As ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored crowd wisdom health free Healthcare System predatory wheat belly Source Type: blogs

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Authors: Chu Y, Ge W, Wang X Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. The present study investigated the effects of miR-448 on the progression of neuropathic pain in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve. Reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction was conducted to detect the gene expression. The paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) and paw withdrawal latency (PWL) were used to assess the pain threshold. The protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were detecte...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
This article reviews some epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of these conditions. PMID: 31803301 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 185Author(s): Furqan A. Maulvi, Lakshmi V. Pillai, Kajal P. Patel, Ankita R. Desai, Manish R. Shukla, Ditixa T. Desai, Hetal P. Patel, Ketan M. Ranch, Shailesh A. Shah, Dinesh O. ShahAbstractLidocaine is widely used as a local anaesthetic in the clinical practice to manage pre- and post-operative pain, skin burns, etc. However, the short duration of action (
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
"Age has no implication in terms of the antimyeloma effect of transplant," said one oncologist. Researchers called this largest study of auto-HCT in older adults with multiple myeloma.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Diabetes Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs
All people are the same; only their habits differ. ~ Confucius This is a post about what keeps us stuck and sets us free, about the good news behind bad luck, and the wrong way to want the right thing: It’s about our habits. Human beings are creatures of habit — even emotionally. But why is this? Why do we fall into routines? And why is it so hard to break a habit? The short answer is something called set point. You’re probably familiar with this idea if you have ever been on a diet or had a new year’s resolution. They both start well. You are going to make a change in your life and you are ready fo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Habits Happiness Proof Positive Self-Help Appreciation Gratitude habituation Source Type: blogs
WINTER is the hardest time of year for cystic fibrosis sufferers, a charity has revealed.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Schulte C, Zeller T Abstract Cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment is based on the utilization of risk scores, enabling clinicians to estimate an individual's risk to develop CV pathologies and events. Such risk scores comprise classic CV risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and blood cholesterol levels. Recently, other CV biomarkers such as cardiac troponins have been suggested and evaluated as alternative biomarkers not only in the acute diagnostic setting of myocardial infarction, but also as markers for risk stratification in the general population. In this review, we summarize the curre...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Authors: Anqi C, Takabatake K, Kawai H, Oo MW, Yoshida S, Fujii M, Omori H, Sukegawa S, Nakano K, Tsujigiwa H, Jinhua Z, Nagatsuka H Abstract The stroma affects the properties and dynamics of the tumor. Previous studies have demonstrated that bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) possess the capability of differentiating into stromal cells. However, the characteristics and roles of BMDCs in oral squamous cell carcinoma remain unclear. The current study therefore investigated their locations and features by tracing green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labeled BMDCs in a transplantation mouse model. After irradiation, BALB-c ...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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