Archive for August, 2009

Chinese Medicine

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Traditional Chinese medicine evolved over several thousands of years. Unlike acupuncture, acupressure is the applying of physical pressure to an area of the body without using needles. They also focus highly on healing through spiritual energy, believing it has an ability to cleanse the body and the mind and purge a person of their illness. Brown rice is used as a medicinal food but tends to go rancid faster than other varieties of rice.
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New Product Offers Hope For Those With Pancreatic Tumors

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Pancreatic Cancer is deadly, killing approximately 35,000 people in the US yearly. New technology from Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc., aids in treating cancer patients during radiation treatment. The Calypso (R) system tracks tumor movement in the pancreas. This is extremely important because movement can cause the radiation beam to miss the organ, and irradiate healthy tissue accidentally. This exciting new product is the only one that shows real-time tracking of the tumor, offering hope for those suffering from this terrible disease.
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Does Obesity Cause Global Warming?

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

According to an article published in the “International Journal of Epidemiology” there may be a correlation between obesity and the global warming. The reasoning behind this theory was that food production and transporting it create roughly 34% of greenhouse gases. The theory is a stretch though, and without a realistic study there is no way to judge the validity of the authors claims. Heart attacks caused by obesity are enough of a reason to fight this health problem.
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Amish Aid Research Into Parkinson’s Disease That Prevails Throughout Community

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Discovering that Parkinson’s Disease is three times higher within the Amish community gave researchers the opportunity to look into what causes this disease, and hopefully discover a cure. PD manifests itself with tremors, and is caused by degeneration of neurons. PD is believed to be passed on genetically, but environmental factors may play a role. The Amish are of great help in the study due to their genetic bottleneck, and lack of outside genetics being introduced into their genetic pool.
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