Many of the deadliest cancers receive the least amount of research funding
(Northwestern University) Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. 'Embarrassing' or stigmatized cancers, like lung and liver, are underfunded. Colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic and lung cancers were all poorly funded compared to how common they are and how many deaths they cause, the study found. In contrast, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and pediatric cancers were all well-funded, respective to their impact on society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is bile acid malabsorption?
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CDx Diagnostics Founder and CSO Shares Company ’s Journey
CDx Diagnostics is on a mission to provide clinicians with tests and tools to preempt cancer through enhanced detection of precancerous cellular changes. The Suffern, NY-based company accomplishes this goal with WATS3, a diagnostic platform that synthesizes computer imaging, artificial intelligence, molecular biology and three-dimensional cytopathology to detect precancerous change earlier and more reliably than prior methods. MD+DI caught up with the company’s founder and CSO to discuss the evolution of the company and where it goes from here. MD+DI: Let’s talk a little bit about CDx D...
Source: MDDI - June 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Steffanie Strathdee: ‘Phages have evolved to become perfect predators of bacteria’
In 2015, the scientist ’s husband was almost killed by an antibiotic-resistant superbug, until she found a cure that is now saving othersInfectious disease epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee ’s husband survived a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection thanks to her suggestion of using an unconventional cure popular in the former Soviet Union: fighting the bug with a virus. Now the global health expert at the University of California, San Diego, she has, along with her husband , Tom Patterson, who is also a scientist at the institution, written an account of their nine month ordeal –The Perfect Pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Biology Science Books Society Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 6/1/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 6/1/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine Program, shares how complementary medicine, also known as integrative medicine, is used in cancer care. Also on the podcast, Dr. Bret Petersen, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatment for bile duct cancer. And Dr. Randall DeMartino, a Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blood Test Could Spot Multiple Cancer Types, Researchers Say
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- A gene-based blood test can accurately detect breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric or bile duct cancers in patients, researchers report. The test uses artificial intelligence to identify and interpret... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the GGT test
The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Latest T-Cell Study Opens for Mesothelioma Patients
Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have opened a much-anticipated clinical trial involving a novel T-cell therapy for patients with mesothelioma. The two institutions are establishing dosage levels and measuring efficacy of TC-210, a type of immunotherapy that targets mesothelin, a cell surface protein highly expressed in several cancers. The study also is open to patients with certain types of bile duct, ovarian and non-small cell lung cancer. Participation is based upon individual levels of mesothelin expression. Researchers at the two centers are hoping to ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

New connection found between NAFLD and rare pregnancy complication
(Digestive Disease Week) A new link has been found between a rare and serious condition that typically presents as itchy palms during pregnancy and the world's most common chronic liver disease, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Researchers found that intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a bile acid disorder in adults that affects roughly one of every 300 pregnancies, may be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Check your spice rack for these 10 gut-healthy spices
(Natural News) Certain foods, like apples and yogurt, can improve your digestion. But aside from these beneficial foods, some spices like cardamom and garlic can relieve digestive problems. Boost your digestive health with spices Several studies have determined that various many spices stimulate the liver, which helps the organ secrete bile with a higher percentage of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Simple way to beat pain of gallstones. Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that is found on the right-hand side of the abdomen, tucked under the liver. It stores and concentrates bile, the yellow-green liquid made by the liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stillbirth Risk Up With High Serum Bile Acids in Pregnancy
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The risk of stillbirth is increased in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy when serum bile acids concentrations are ≥100 µmol/L or more, according to a review published in the March 2 issue of The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bile Acid Synthesis Disorder Masquerading as Rickets Bile Acid Synthesis Disorder Masquerading as Rickets
A set of twin infants presents with refractory rickets and failure to thrive caused by a bile acid synthesis disorder. How was this case ultimately diagnosed?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gardenias improve bile flow
(Natural News) When a person has a liver disease called cholestasis, the flow of bile from their liver is decreased. This may cause symptoms such as jaundice or fatigue. Thankfully, a study published in the journal Chinese Herbal Medicines has revealed that gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) may help address this condition. In the study, researchers observed the effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salk scientists uncover how high-fat diet drives colorectal cancer growth
(Salk Institute) A new study led by Salk Institute scientists suggests that high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth by upsetting the balance of bile acids in the intestine and triggering a hormonal signal that lets potentially cancerous cells thrive. The findings, which appeared in Cell on Feb. 21, 2019, could explain why colorectal cancer, which can take decades to develop, is being seen in younger people growing up at a time when higher-fat diets are common. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time
Clara Peterson, six, from Green Acres, Washington, was diagnosed when she was an infant with a disease that causes bile salts to build up in liver cells instead of being excreted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI singles out high-risk prostate cancer on mpMRI
Working with radiomics data on multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scans, an artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Advanced imaging offers insight into targeted therapies AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI AI can differentiate glioblastoma, brain metastasis CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer Faster MRI protocol avoids unneeded prostate biopsies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tumor metastasis to lymph nodes requires YAP-dependent metabolic adaptation
In cancer patients, metastasis of tumors to sentinel lymph nodes (LNs) predicts disease progression and often guides treatment decisions. The mechanisms underlying tumor LN metastasis are poorly understood. By using comparative transcriptomics and metabolomics analyses of primary and LN-metastatic tumors in mice, we found that LN metastasis requires that tumor cells undergo a metabolic shift toward fatty acid oxidation (FAO). Transcriptional coactivator yes-associated protein (YAP) is selectively activated in LN-metastatic tumors, leading to the up-regulation of genes in the FAO signaling pathway. Pharmacological inhibitio...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lee, C.-k., Jeong, S.-h., Jang, C., Bae, H., Kim, Y. H., Park, I., Kim, S. K., Koh, G. Y. Tags: Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 shown to limit impact of certain parasitic diseases
(George Washington University) For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University have successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of parasitic worms responsible for schistosomiasis and for liver fluke infection, which can cause a diverse spectrum of human disease including bile duct cancer.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rupture of the common bile duct due to blunt trauma, presenting difficulty in diagnosis - Ishida T, Hayashi E, Tojima Y, Sakakibara M.
We present a case of a 19-year-old young woman with rupture of the common bile duct due to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Could You Have Silent Gallstones?
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- As many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most don't have any symptoms, but not all will escape a gallstone attack. The gallbladder is a small organ in the upper right abdomen. It's a reservoir for bile, the fluid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Going viral: New cells for norovirus production in the lab
(Osaka University) Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, an Osaka University-led research team found that human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived intestinal epithelial cells allowed for efficient growth of human norovirus in the laboratory, without requiring human tissue or bile. This method raises fewer practical and ethical issues than conventional systems and should prove useful for industrial applications such as testing new potential vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The benefits of acupressure on gallbladder health
(Natural News) Underneath your liver is a small pouch called the gallbladder. It’s an organ that stores the bile produced by the liver. The gallbladder plays an important role in flushing out toxic byproducts from the muscular system. Without it, our muscular strength and vitality would wane and we would be left with chronic fatigue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Botched Surgery Costs Hospital U.S.$27 000
[The Herald] Negligence by doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals which resulted in a patient suffering a bile leak has proved costly after the High Court ordered the public institution to pay damages amounting to US$27 890 in expenses plus R252 546. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MS Linked to Alterations in Bile Acid Metabolism MS Linked to Alterations in Bile Acid Metabolism
Abnormalities of these cholesterol metabolites in both children and adults with MS, along with encouraging preclinical findings, have spurred a clinical trial to assess supplementation therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer
Researchers from China have developed a radiomics model that can determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiomics helps distinguish lung cancer nodules on CT AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes AAPM: Radiomics helps fine-tune radiation therapy dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UAB center dedicated to pancreas and bile duct diseases established
UAB has established a new program to treat diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. The new Pancreatobiliary Disease Center within the UAB School of Medicine plans to link medical professionals from across UAB Medicine involved in managing pancreatobiliary diseases, which includes pancreatic and gallbladder cancer, cysts, bile duct injuries and bile duct injures. “While malign ancies of the pancreas and bile duct present their own unique challenges to treatment, so do the litany of benign diseases… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Silicone Materials for Long-term Medical Implants: Innovate for the Future
By Feifei Lin, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Elkem Silicones USA Corp. With the growth of the aging population, the number of age-related diseases has increased. Every year millions of patients sustained or improved their lives through surgical procedures involving implanted medical devices. Implants such as orthopedics, pacemakers, cardiovascular stents, defibrillators, neural prosthetics or combinational devices like drug-eluting stents have become an indispensable part of modern medicine. Long-term implantable devices used to improve and sustain life are highly regulated by regulatory bodies around th...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Source Type: news

Here's another reason to eat more fermented foods: They are excellent probiotics
(Natural News) Researchers found that certain fermented foods from Malaysia contained Lactobacillus strains which could be promising probiotic candidates. The study, published in CyTA – Journal of Food, evaluated Lactobacillus strains based on important properties of probiotics. This included tolerance to low pH, bile salts, antibiotic susceptibility, and cell surface properties. Probiotics are live bacteria that provide multiple... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your liver is your best friend: Keep this organ clean for better health
(Natural News) The liver is the largest and heaviest internal organ in the body – and for good reason. It’s responsible for a lot of things: It makes proteins, helps with blood clotting, produces bile, converts glucose into energy, and manufactures triglycerides and cholesterol, among other functions. And, in light of the amount of work... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links BAP1 protein to tumor suppression in kidney, eye, bile duct and mesothelioma cancers
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have shown how BRCA-associated protein 1 (BAP1) serves as a tumor suppressor gene in kidney, eye, bile duct, mesothelioma and other cancers by regulating a form of cell death called ferroptosis, opening up a potential new area of therapy research. Findings from the study, led by Boyi Gan, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, were published in the Sept. 10 online issue of Nature Cell Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Which Technique Is Best for Gallstones/Biliary Duct Calculi? Which Technique Is Best for Gallstones/Biliary Duct Calculi?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines the efficacy and safety of four techniques for removing stones in the bile duct and gallbladder.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

GW Researcher investigating link between parasitic infection and bile duct cancer
(George Washington University) Paul Brindley, Ph.D., at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received more than $1.7 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to investigate the cellular and molecular links between liver fluke infection and bile duct cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Bile acids -- gut compounds that aid in the digestion of dietary fats -- reduce the desire for cocaine, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bile duct cancer symptoms: Eight signs of the deadly disease you need to watch out for
BILE duct cancer is a rare form of cancer but it ’s important to recognise all the signs as soon as possible, for in the later stages of the disease no cure is possible. There are eight signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stefan Karl Stefansson dead: LazyTown actor dies - what is bile duct cancer?
STEFAN KARL STEFANSSON, the LazyTown actor that starred as Robbie Rotten, has died after a battle with bile duct cancer. Bile duct cancer symptoms include  itchy skin and weight loss - these are the warning signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Gallstones
-- Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder contains a fluid called bile that is released in the small intestine to aid digestion. Gallstones can vary from the size of a grain of sand to that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gut bile could treat cocaine addiction, study suggests
Millions of Americans report using cocaine annually, but there are no approved drugs to treat addiction to it. A University of Alabama study suggests stomach bile may disrupt the drug's effects, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies Document Some Severe Outcomes After Drug-induced Liver Injury
New insights into outcomes from drug-induced liver injury include the rate of fatal outcomes, frequency of bile duct damage and loss, and racial/ethnic disparities in disease severity. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Albireo Appoints Jason G. Duncan as General Counsel and Secretary
BOSTON, June 18, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the appointment of Jason G. Duncan as Gene... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulator, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bile duct obstruction?
A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and may require surgery. Here, we look at the leading causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of bile duct obstruction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Albireo Elects Anne Klibanski and Stephanie Okey to Board of Directors
BOSTON, June 08, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the election of Anne Klibanski, M.D., and ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulator, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis
For patients with gallstones in the common bile duct, a so-called rendezvous approach is associated with the highest rates of safety and success compared with three other techniques, researchers in Italy say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GERD Trends Shift and PPI Safety is a Question
News from DDW 2018: GERD is appearing in younger patients; PPI first use linked to many adverse events; and, new test for bile salts in saliva. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Conferences/Digestive Disease Week Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria control cancer immunity in the liver
Scientists discover that a Clostridium gut microbe species blocks the liver's immune response to primary and metastatic tumors by altering bile acids. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Bile acids and liver cancer
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kelly, P. N. Tags: Immunology twis Source Type: news

Gut microbiome-mediated bile acid metabolism regulates liver cancer via NKT cells
Primary liver tumors and liver metastasis currently represent the leading cause of cancer-related death. Commensal bacteria are important regulators of antitumor immunity, and although the liver is exposed to gut bacteria, their role in antitumor surveillance of liver tumors is poorly understood. We found that altering commensal gut bacteria in mice induced a liver-selective antitumor effect, with an increase of hepatic CXCR6+ natural killer T (NKT) cells and heightened interferon- production upon antigen stimulation. In vivo functional studies showed that NKT cells mediated liver-selective tumor inhibition. NKT cell accum...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ma, C., Han, M., Heinrich, B., Fu, Q., Zhang, Q., Sandhu, M., Agdashian, D., Terabe, M., Berzofsky, J. A., Fako, V., Ritz, T., Longerich, T., Theriot, C. M., McCulloch, J. A., Roy, S., Yuan, W., Thovarai, V., Sen, S. K., Ruchirawat, M., Korangy, F., Wang, Tags: Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?
From passive-aggressive notes on ambulance windscreens to bilious political discourse, it feels as though society is suddenly consumed by fury. What is to blame for this outpouring of aggression?A neighbourobjected to a young couple from Newcastle being naked in their own home. “We are sick of seeing big bums, big boobs and little willy,” was the core message of the note, crescendoing to: “We will report you both for indecent exposure.” It is such a small thing, banal, without consequence. It connects to no wider narrative and conveys nothing but the bubbling disco mfort of human beings living near ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Psychology Social media Digital media Social networking Science Source Type: news

Handful of walnuts a day may prevent heart disease and bowel cancer by encouraging 'good' bacteria
Researchers from the  University of Illinois found eating a third of a cup of walnuts for six weeks reduces the production of excess bile acids, as well as lowering 'bad' cholesterol levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news