Can we really uses hated viruses to cure cancer? Watch this stunning documentary from Vice and see how doctors are using HIV, measles and genetically-engineered cold viruses to mark cancer cells for destruction by out immune system.
These breakthroughs have the potential to completely change how we fight cancer, in perhaps may lead to actual cures.
Ebola is a very serious disease and obviously a very serious public health issue. It’s something that should be taken very seriously, and as we’ve seen even the CDC makes mistakes.
But there are way too many people out there trying to gin up fear and hysteria over this issue. That includes media members trying to generate clicks or eyeballs, and politicians trying to capitalize on the fear.
The reaction to this photo is just one example. Read this article, and hopefully you’ll be able to keep calm while taking this seriously.
In a stunning announcement today, the largest soda companies in the United States have agreed to find ways to have consumers drink less soda loaded with sugar. Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper/Snapple have entered into a voluntary agreement with the Clinton Global Initiative to cut beverage calories consumed per person in the US by 20% by 2025. This is a stunning development and it’s an acknowledgement that these beverages contribute to the obesity crisis in this country and around the world.
The approach will be through a variety of tactics, involving marketing, packaging and distribution. Of course, the companies will do this in large part by marketing low-calorie or zero-calorie beverages that they own. The trends away from sugary soft drinks have become more pronounced, though in poorer areas not much has changed. Still, by changing the sizes of soft drinks and encouraging consumption of water and low-calorie drinks, this move can have a huge impact on public health over the years.
So if you have your own bad habit of consuming sugary soft drinks every day, now is the time to stop!
Here’s one of the new health care influencers to keep an eye on – Elizabeth Holmes. Her company, Theranos, is on the cutting edge of an exciting new trend in medicine involving instant diagnosis. The key is the ability to analysis tiny blood samples in real time and use sensors to communicate that information to health care professionals.
Elizabeth is already a billionaire at the age of 30 as her company has the potential to revolutionize the diagnostic lab industry.
Learn more about her and this trend in the video above, and check out some of the articles written about her and her company here, here and here.
Stretch marks have traditionally been one of the most difficult challenges for cosmetic surgeries, even those as esteemed as Cosmos Clinic led by Dr Joseph Ajaka. Due to the fact that they are caused by abnormal collagen formation in the first place, most long term treatments focus on stimulating new collagen production as a means to treating this condition. There are more solutions these days than there used to be and thanks to the introduction of laser skin treatment, stretch marks may soon be a thing of the past. Below are five ways to get rid of stretch marks that use only minimally invasive procedures and avoid long periods of downtime.
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