Cheers! The Penultimate Post
So today I turn 60. And even with all the horrors going on right now--a lethal virus allowed to run rampant by a reckless leader, the rise of an authoritarian regime bent on destroying democracy, millions of citizens on the brink of economic ruin, and racism, sexism and xenophobia run amok--I'm still superficial enough to be a little creeped out about having a milestone birthday.I always imagined 60 as the portal through which middle-aged people traveled to arrived at official old age. Now that I'm stepping through the threshold myself, I find myself shrieking: "Noooo, not me, not yet! I'm not ready to be old!"An...
Source: Cranky Fitness - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs

Why Engaging in Nature ’ s Healing Energy Is So Powerful
Research confirms what many have observed: that nature has healing energies. Studies show we can experience health and psychological benefits if we spend time in the woods practicing shin-rin yoku or “forest bathing.” Twenty or thirty minutes spent in natural surroundings will likely give you a sense of wellbeing and reduce your body’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Even listening to recordings of natural sounds can reset your nervous system into a more relaxed state. While in a park, your yard, or another natural area, you might want to focus on a scene or phenomenon and observe. You might walk ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Spirituality & Health forest bathing healing energies Nature Source Type: blogs

Scrubbing your hands dry? Soaps, moisturizers, and tips to help keep skin healthy
If you’re like most people trying to do their part in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, you’re washing your hands diligently with soap and water many times a day. Excellent hand hygiene is one essential public health measure to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, additional handwashing can result in dry skin and hand dermatitis, a rash that can manifest as red, itchy, cracked, or sore skin. People who have a history of eczema or who are prone to dry skin may be even more likely to develop dry, chapped hands during this pandemic. What’s happening to your hands? Intact skin acts ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Janelle Nassim, MD Tags: Health Infectious diseases Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 36-year-old man with abdominal cramping, diarrhea, malaise, and nausea
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 36-year-old man is evaluated for a 10-day history of abdominal cramping, diarrhea, malaise, and nausea. Diarrhea is watery without mucus or blood. He returned 2 weeks ago from a 7-day trip to Lima, Peru. On physical examin ation, temperature is 37.7 […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Answer to Case 572
Answer toParasite Case of the Week 572: Tungiasis, due to the parasitic female sand flea. As Blaine mentioned, it is most likelyTunga penetrans,but in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru, there is a second species infesting humans:T. trimamillata.It's not possible to tell the two species apart from this image alone.What we can see from this beautiful image by Dr. Maia is an anterior portion of the femaleTungaflea that had been curretted from the patient's foot lesion.Infestation with theTungaflea is called tungiasis. From anonymous: Tungiasis " is one of our favorite words as sounds very nasty and rolls off the tongue very nicel...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - December 8, 2019 Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs

Artificial Blood: Unsolvable Biological Puzzle Or Soon-To-Be Reality?
What is the common denominator for milk, lamb blood, urine, and beer? You would never guess, so we let you off the hook: they were all tried as substitutes for blood during experiments on the quest to find an alternative fluid to replace the elixir of life: human blood. Despite the tremendous efforts, though, artificial blood remains an unsolvable biological puzzle with only a few innovative solutions that give hope that one day it will become a reality. An entire bloody business in vein? Blood has been the symbol of life for millennia – as it is connected so vehemently to good health and well-being. People no...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine blood donation history biology history of medicine artificial artificial blood substitute Source Type: blogs

New Cato Journal Features an Array of Articles on Urgent Monetary Matters
Amanda GriffithsThe Fall 2019 edition of theCato Journal, the Cato Institute ’s interdisciplinary journal of public policy, is now available online. Readers of Alt-M will find the articles on monetary and financial topics of special interest. Their topics range from financial inclusion, to macroprudential policy, to Modern Monetary Theory, to the politicization of the Fede ral Reserve, to European monetary policy. Here are links to the full-text articles–followed by a summary of each."Consumer Protection and Financial Inclusion"Drawn from remarks he delivered at the Cato Institute ’s Financial I...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 2, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Amanda Griffiths Source Type: blogs

The World ’s Most Spiritually Powerful Places
Conclusion: These are just a few of the many magical places where you can harness your spiritual or psychic abilities. Hopefully, this article has inspired you to go on a voyage of inner discovery of your own.  Just remember, wherever you travel, it’s important to keep a positive state of mind. So, my final words are just to embrace the energies with open arms and feel them entering your body. Megan Neal writes for Psychic Future offering a full range of psychic, tarot card, and horoscope services and guidance. Whether you are looking for advice or specific answers, their psychic readers, clairvoyants, and me...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: meganneal Tags: featured motivation self improvement spirituality travel Source Type: blogs

Pediatric Conjunctivitis a Simple Diagnosis Until It Isn’t
​Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed.Conjunctivitis is either infectious (viral or bacterial) or noninfectious (allergic or nonallergic). Viral infections are more common in adults, bacterial ones in children, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. Adults tend to have more S. aureus infections, while the other pathogens are more common in children. An adenovirus is typically responsible for viral-associated infections in conjunct...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Five Misconceptions about the Crisis in Venezuela
Some media reports and analyses on the latest developments in Venezuela are repeating the following five misconceptions: 1.      “Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself president of Venezuela” Juan Guaid ó is the president of the National Assembly, a body that is controlled by the opposition. On January 10 a new presidential term started and, as required by the Constitution, the president-elect had to be sworn-in in front of the National Assembly. However, Nicolás Maduro was “reelected” last M ay in a sham election that the leading opposition parties w...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 28, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Juan Carlos Hidalgo Source Type: blogs

Free Markets to Combat Climate Change
One of the concerns about climate change is that it may generate more natural disasters such as hurricanes and forest fires. People living along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts or in forested areas of California may face higher risks if pessimistic climate predictions come true.That is disagreement about large-scale policy actions we might take to try and reduce future climate risks. Washington State voters, for example,soundly rejected a carbon tax on the ballot in 2018. People are skeptical of big government solutions to climate change.There are, however, many pro-market reforms we can take to reduce the risks to life and p...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 2, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

Health Technologies To Eradicate Insects Transmitting Deadly Diseases
Drones transporting sterilized male mosquitos, cybernetic dragonflies, genetically modified insects with malaria-resisting traits, supersensitive radars or digital maps: the most innovative methods are deployed in the war on the tiniest but most murderous beasts out there: mosquitos, fleas, ticks carrying infectious diseases. Here’s the latest arsenal of digital technologies to eradicate insects and reduce deadly epidemics. Unusual suspects: mosquitos, fleas, and ticks Sharks, bears, tigers, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog in association with sharp teeth and claws represent the traditional image of deadly animals. Ho...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Policy Makers Researchers AI big data CRISRP digital health digital maps disease disease awareness epidemics gene editing Healthcare Innovation insect mosquito prev Source Type: blogs

What happened to the grasshoppers?
When I was a kid, grasshoppers were everywhere. I walked through a field every day to get to school and grasshoppers were everywhere, jumping back and forth across my path, frequently banging off my legs. At night in summer, the backyard was filled with fireflies that we’d chase and capture in jars to watch up close. And there were butterflies of many colors and varieties everywhere, flitting from flower to flower. Today, I don’t see any grasshoppers. In fact, I haven’t seen one in over 40 years. I saw one—just one—firefly this past summer in my backyard. And I can count the number of butterie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Agribusiness bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Nutrigenomics: Could Your Genes Choose the Right Cheese for You?
Nutrigenomics emerged lately in food science and dieting similarly to blockchain: it shows the way into the future, but sometimes seems to be hijacked by companies yearning for attention but not having the proper science to back up their products. As many people have no idea what nutrigenomics entails, not to speak about what it should, The Medical Futurist decided to show what nutrigenomics means, where the technology stands at the moment and what it could bring in the future. Food shopping and eating out in 2068 Mathilda had her full genome sequenced in school as part of the general health check-up. Her parents not only ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Food Genomics diet dieting DNA eating food science Genetic testing genetics Health Healthcare healthy lifestyle nutrigenomics technology Source Type: blogs

Venezuela: The Biggest Humanitarian Crisis That You Haven't Heard Of
ConclusionThe Venezuelan emigration crisis is going to worsen before it improves.   If the labor market and economic integration of Syrians refugees outside of Syria since 2011 can offer any lessons to South America, they are:Allow Venezuelans to legally work in host countries so that their employment and labor force participation rates rise.Deregulate labor markets generally because more legal work opportunities will reduce Venezuelan labor market competition with locals.  Legal employment reduces the net cost of social services and charity as well as increases feelings of belonging and contentment among the emi...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Would You Choose a Foreign Country for Alzheimer's Care?
Eldercare Lessons from the Land of the Incas:  Eldercare in America is expensive, with Alzheimer’s topping the charts. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than half of Alzheimer’s caregivers are cutting back on everyday necessities in order to cover the cost of Alzheimer’s care. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) website carried an article published in the Health Tidbits section of the Journal of the National Medical Association that says: “Patients in most nursing homes are not receiving proper care due to a shortage of workers.” This is not to say that many U.S. nu...
Source: Minding Our Elders - June 30, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 25th 2018
In this study, we investigate mitochondrial energetics and mtDNA methylation in senescent cells, and evaluate the potential of humanin and MOTS-c as novel senolytics or SASP modulators that can alleviate symptoms of frailty and extend health span by targeting mitochondrial bioenergetics. Exercise versus the Hallmarks of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/06/exercise-versus-the-hallmarks-of-aging/ The paper I'll point out today walks through the ways in which exercise is known to beneficially affect the Hallmarks of Aging. The Hallmarks are a list of the significant causes of aging that I dis...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

A Failure of the Imagination when it comes to Human Longevity
Researchers recently published a study on attitudes to longevity that is reminiscent of the 2013 Pew survey. When asked, people want to live a little longer than their neighbors, at the high end of the normal life span for old individuals today. When asked how long they want to live given the guarantee of perfect health, people pick a number close to the maximum recorded human life span. This sounds like a collusion between the instinctive desires for first conformity and secondly hierarchy, deeply entwined with the human condition, present in all of our primate cousins, a self-sabotaging gift from our evolutionary heritag...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 21, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

Mayaro Virus Disease and Travel
As of April, 2018 eleven cases of travel-associated Mayaro virus infection have been reported (see chart below). [1,2]  The current report on ProMED is the third to have originated in Peru.  A user-generated Gideon chart comparing the clinical features of several mosquito-borne viral diseases of Peru (Dengue, Chikungunya, Oropouche, Mayaro, Group C viruses and Zika) is also displayed.                                                                  ...
Source: GIDEON blog - May 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology ProMED Travel Source Type: blogs

5 Amazing Life Hacks You ’ve Never Heard Of
Life Hacks are ten a penny with entire websites designed to share them with the world. The only problem is that many have zero basis in science and simply don’t work. Here are 5 that absolutely do work – if that is, you can be bothered to implement them properly. 1. Hacking Procrastination If I had $100 for every client that told me they worked better the nearer they got to a deadline, I’d probably have bought a small island in the Caribbean by now and be lunching on tasty crustaceans with Richard Branson. The reality of the situation is almost everybody works better the closer they get to a deadline...
Source: A Daring Adventure - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Life Coaching NLP & Hypnotherapy life hacks Source Type: blogs

There is a neuropathology museum in Lima, Peru
The Institute of Neurological Science (INCN) in Lima houses the only " Brain Museum " in Latin America. The  collection contains over 3000 samples from which around 300 are on permanent display, including brains with diverse cerebral diseases and anomalies as well as fetal brains with abnormalities.  Unique photomicrographs and other items are also on display. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: history Source Type: blogs

Tap into the NIO for Easy, Safe Intraosseous Access
​Intraosseous (IO) access was first introduced in 1922, but soon fell out of favor with the emergence of IV catheters. Even when IO was picked back up to benefit peripheral IV in the 1980s, it was only indicated for children 6 years old or under. (Crit Care 2016;20:102.) But that changed with the invention of automatic IO devices like the New Intraosseous device (NIO).​The NIO is designed for emergency physicians, paramedics, military medics, and practitioners who treat medical emergencies involving patients with difficult venous access or the need to administer drugs or fluids, among others. It is a single-use automat...
Source: Technology & Inventions - February 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Hispanic Nurses On Fire
I recently spent an incredibly inspiring and powerful weekend with 100 Latino nurse leaders who gathered in San Antonio, Texas for the inauguralNational Association of Hispanic Nurses Leadership Institute. This spirited group of forward thinking nurses of all ages clearly demonstrates that unity, organizing, critical thinking, and planning for the future are part and parcel of enlightened 21st-century nurse leadership.The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is the premier nursing organization focused on growing Latino nurse leaders and uniting the many cultures and people within the Hispanic nursing community throughou...
Source: Digital Doorway - January 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: careers healthcare healthcare careers nurse nurse career nurse careers nurses nursing nursing careers Source Type: blogs

Medgadget Boards the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
Fresh off a project in Cameroon, the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital paid a special visit to the San Francisco Bay Area for fundraising activities and a resupply before spending the holidays in Arizona for maintenance and its next project in Peru. Medgadget was given a private tour and got a close look at everything from the cockpit to the converted cargo hold below. Our tour began as we approached the massive mobile hospital, which was parked on the tarmac at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, CA. A McDonnell Douglas model MD-10, this plane had previously served as a cargo transport plane for FedEx. FedEx not ...
Source: Medgadget - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Jung Tags: Exclusive Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs

Guide to the Diversity Visa: Demographics, Criminality, and Terrorism Risk
ConclusionThe diversity visa is a relatively small green card category that has allowed in about a million legal immigrant principals since 1993, or about 5 percent of the total.   As far as we know, immigrants who entered on the diversity visa are responsible for committing one terrorist attack on U.S. soil that murdered eight people.  Foreign-born people from countries that have sent many diversity visa immigrants to the United States have lower incarceration rates than native-born Americans.  Calls to end the diversity visa based on a single deadly terrorist attack are premature. Table 1Diversity Vis...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Digital Maps Help Fight Epidemics
Have you ever thought that it would be possible to monitor drug overdoses, Zika cases or the spread of the flu in real time? Have you ever imagined that satellites wouldbe able to tell how and where a malaria epidemic will happen months before the actual outbreak? It is mind-blowing how, in the last years, digital maps developed to a level where they serve as effective tools for evaluating, monitoring and even predicting health events. That’s why I decided to give a comprehensive overview of digital maps in healthcare. John Snow, cholera and the revolution of maps in healthcare Before Game of Thrones monopolized Joh...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Mobile Health digital health digital technology epidemics epidemiology gc4 Innovation interactive maps Source Type: blogs

The Hydra-Headed Drug Business
With television cameras rolling and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on hand in San Diego, the Coast Guardannounced late last month that it had set a new record for cocaine seizures at sea —more than 455,000 pounds through September 11, topping last year’s record.  At last we ’ve turned the corner in the war on drugs. Right? Don ’t bet on it. When Americans read about ever-larger drug busts, or when we watch television shows about drug enforcement, we get the impres­sion that drug enforcement agents are clever and innovative, always staying one step ahead of the sinister pushers. Bu...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs

Travel Ban Is Based on Executive Whim, Not Objective Criteria
ConclusionFor countries on the list, and for any country wishing to remain off the list, it is vitally important that they understand which factors led to their inclusion or exclusion. If the United States is acting in good faith —seeking to change behavior as opposed to looking for an excuse to ban people—its criteria should be clearly explained and understood. The Iran nuclear deal, for example, hasvery precise requirements for Iran to avoid sanctions, down to the exact percentage of purity for its enriched uranium. This is very far from the case here.No consistent combination of factors or mitigating factors...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

A Geriatrician Reviews Cicero ’s “On Old Age”
As a geriatrician entering the twilight of my career, I look to the philosophers of my field for guidance on how to navigate my own later years. In addition to contemporary texts and journals I turned toward the ancients and discovered a gem in the writings of Cicero, one of the greatest philosophers of the Roman Empire. The work is entitled De Senectute – Latin for “On Old Age.” Cicero wrote this in 44 BC, the year before he was executed at age 63 by Marc Antony’s henchmen for his alliance with Julius Caesar’s assassins and political opposition to the rulers of Rome. On Old Age is a...
Source: Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - September 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jeffrey Levine Tags: An Aging World Art & Medicine Featured Medical Articles art and aging art and medicine history medical history medicine and art Source Type: blogs

The fine line between do no harm and do nothing
On a particularly sultry day in a hospital of the Peruvian Amazon, I found myself with the task of telling a group of parents that their babies, who had been waiting in the hallways for days without eating in preparation for surgery, would not be able to have their cleft lip and palate fixed. We, a group of American doctors and medical staff offering this procedure free of charge to a population without access to a plastic surgeon, had overbooked our week out of eager hopefulness and now had to cancel the cases that we couldn’t fit in before our flight home. Nobody else from our group could do this job. They didn&rsq...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/amy-fan" rel="tag" > Amy Fan, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease Pediatrics Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Eldercare Lessons from the Land of the Incas: Part 2
...When we left Part 1 of Eldercare Lessons from the Land of the Incas, HealthCentral and Barbara Drake were discussing, via an email interview, how health insurance, or lack thereof, affected the move to Peru.  Barbara Drake: I should add a caveat for anyone thinking of moving an elder to Latin America. Our experience involved caring for an elderly person who was relatively healthy. Apart from Alzheimer’s, my octogenarian father didn’t have any major chronic illnesses. He had an enlarged heart that wasn’t giving him trouble at the time we moved him. Our care focus was on getting help with ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - August 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Eldercare Lessons from the Land of the Incas: Part 1
Elder care in America is expensive, with Alzheimer’s topping the charts. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than half of Alzheimer’s caregivers are cutting back on everyday necessities in order to cover the cost of Alzheimer’s care. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) website carried an article published in the Health Tidbits section of the Journal of the National Medical Association that says: “Patients in most nursing homes are not receiving proper care due to a shortage of workers.” This is not to say that many U.S. nursing homes aren&rsqu...
Source: Minding Our Elders - August 29, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

How To Quit Your Job (with romantic worst-case scenarios)
You're reading How To Quit Your Job (with romantic worst-case scenarios), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you feel sick with the prospect of being an employee for the next 20 to 30 years of your life then I hope that what you will read will put you a minute closer to showing the teeth to the crazy idea of scheduling the best years of your life to a time when your body is frail. Free beer on Fridays is not enough freedom I always thought to be ‘successful’ meant having a permanent job, ea...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: perubuesa Tags: career creativity featured happiness self improvement success 9-5 work week best self-improvement blogs death of 9-5 how to quit your job inspiration modern economy pickthebrain productivity tips Source Type: blogs

The Mysterious Demise of World Health Networks - Fugitive Kazakhs, the Trump Organization, Dodgy Visa Applications, Oh My
DiscussionAs we have previously discussed, based on the doctrines ofneoliberalism ormarket fundamentalism, the US health care system is increasingly dominated by for-profit corporations.  The practice of medicine is increasinglycorporate.  Hospitals and hospital systems are increasingly owned by for-profit corporations.  Health insurance is increasingly provided by for-profit companies.  Drug, device and biotechnology companies have been almost entirely commercial for a long time.  And touted as  sources of innovations, there are entrepreneurial start-ups everywhere offering new products and s...
Source: Health Care Renewal - July 27, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: crime Donald Trump market fundamentalism marketing neoliberalism public health Steward Health Care Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: Health Should Be (Almost) Free
Follow the current debate on “healthcare reform”–which has NOTHING to do with healthcare reform, but healthcare insurance reform, by the way–and you will hear comments about the escalating and uncontrolled cost of healthcare and how people need access to it. What you will NOT hear is that fact that, because the healthcare system fails to deliver genuine health, real health is actually quite easy, straightforward, and inexpensive–nearly free. We achieve a life of being Undoctored, not becoming a profit source for the healthcare industry, not being subjected to the predatory practices of Big P...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux anti-aging autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis energy Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health healthcare Inflammation joint pain low-carb Source Type: blogs

The Field Museum Uses CT Scans to Visualize Egyptian and Peruvian Mummies
Literally thousands of years ago, the Egyptians and Peruvians would mummify the dead as a way to honor them and prepare them for the afterlife. For centuries, scientists were stumped as to how to examine mummies and their physical properties without unwrapping the body. Yet, in the last ten years,researchersat both the Field Museum in Chicago and the American Museum of National History have been using CT scans to observe the mummies ’ anatomy in a non-invasive way.1977 was the first year a mummy was analyzed via CT scan, a meretwo yearslater after the medical technology was invented. According to astudyfrom the Unive...
Source: radRounds - March 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Preventing Traveler ’s Diarrhea Can Be Surprisingly Tasty. See How I Did It.
Potato chips for Preventing Traveler’s Diarrhea? It doesn’t seem likely, but it’s a cheap and easy trick that actually works… if you do it right. And it’s FAR safer for preventing traveler’s diarrhea, than to wait until you get it and take dangerous antibiotics, such as the Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics, that are often used for the treatment of diarrhea, that can cause dangerous ‘superinfections’ such as C-Difficile Infection. But before I tell you how to make potato chips your best friend on a trip to a foreign land, first I’ll tell you how I know it works. Since m...
Source: Immune Health Blog - January 31, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kerri Knox, RN Tags: Digestive Health gut health prebiotics prevent traveler's diarrhea probiotics resistant starch travel tips Source Type: blogs

““I came from Peru in 1963. I was legally given a visa. At...
""I came from Peru in 1963. I was legally given a visa. At the time when I came into this country, they didn't give us money or anything like that. You came in. You put your money in the bank. And then you supported yourself. Nowadays, this country gives all the Muslims or whoever is coming, welfare, money, housing, furniture. I worked for the city of La Mesa in California and I used to deal with a lot of people from Afghanistan. They come into America and they give free rent, free food, free money and all of that. I worked all my life. I went to school. And, now, we have to work harder to support those people.&q...
Source: Kidney Notes - January 23, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joshua Schwimmer Source Type: blogs

COP-Out: Political Storyboarding in Peru
Patrick J. Michaels The 20th annual “Conference of the Parties” to the UN’s 1992 climate treaty (“COP-20”) is in its second week in Lima, Peru and the news is the same as from pretty much every other one. You don’t need a calendar to know when these are coming up, as the media are flooded with global warming horror stories every November. This year’s version is that West Antarctic glaciers are shedding a “Mount Everest” of ice every year. That really does raise sea level—about 2/100 of an inch per year. As we noted here, that reality probably wouldn&rsq...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 9, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Patrick J. Michaels Source Type: blogs

Traveling From Peru For The Best Tubal Reversal Surgery
A couple travels from Peru for tubal reversal surgery after two unsuccessful rounds of IVF. (Source: Tubal Reversal Blog)
Source: Tubal Reversal Blog - October 6, 2013 Category: Infertility Authors: Dr. Monteith Tags: alabama Dr. Monteith ivf ligation and resection reversing tied tubes tubal ligation tubal ligation reversal tubal reversal surgery why tubal reversal best best place for tubal surgery in vitro fertilization peru reversing tubes Source Type: blogs