Orange essential oil may help alleviate PTSD and Anxiety

We review the recent study” Orange essential oil may help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder ” in regard to how just the scent could potentially assuage PTSD symptoms in humans Citation: Experimental Biology 2017. (2017, April 24). Orange essential oil may help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder: Researchers find evidence that essential oil reduces fear, diminishes immune…

Odds of being misdiagnosed?

We briefly review the Mayo Clinic Study ” The value of second opinions demonstrated in study ” In which they find the initial diagnosis was right only 12% of the time. Citation- Extent of diagnostic agreement among medical referrals. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, April 2017 DOI: 10.1111/jep.12747

Lutein essential for working memory in older adults

We review the research ” Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults ” in regard to maintaining crystallized intelligence ” – the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime”. Citation: Parahippocampal Cortex Mediates the Relationship between Lutein and Crystallized Intelligence in Healthy, Older Adults. Frontiers…

Magnesium could prevent fractures by 44%

We briefly review the study “Low serum magnesium levels are associated with increased risk of fractures: a long-term prospective cohort study” in regard to decreasing bone fracture risk by 44%. Citation: Low serum magnesium levels are associated with increased risk of fractures: a long-term prospective cohort study. European Journal of Epidemiology, 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s10654-017-0242-2

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem. – MIT Technology Review

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI by Will Knight April 11, 2017 Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated…

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Stevia helps control blood sugar levels even in the presence of antibiotics

We review the recent research ” Researchers unravel how stevia controls blood sugar levels ” in addition to how stevia can still help maintain blood glucose control with a disrupted microbiome Citation” Steviol glycosides enhance pancreatic beta-cell function and taste sensation by potentiation of TRPM5 channel activity. Nature Communications, 2017; 8: 14733 DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS14733 “

Cellular Aging Reversed

We review the ground breaking study ” Reversing aging now possible! “. Were researchers we able to actually restore cell division to a healthy state. * Chemical screening identifies ATM as a target for alleviating senescence Nature Chemical Biology (2017) doi:10.1038/nchembio.2342

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Potassium more vital for Blood Pressure than low sodium?

Potassium may be more important to those with high blood pressure than low sodium. We review the recent study ” Cardiovascular benefits associated with higher dietary K vs. lower dietary Na evidence from population and mechanistic studies, in regard to this phenomenon. Citation: Cardiovascular benefits associated with higher dietary K vs. lower dietary Na evidence…

Large Vitamin C dosages shown to shorten cold duration

We review the research ” Larger doses of vitamin C may lead to a greater reduction in common cold duration and infections” in regard to Vitamin C placebo control studies primarily showing benefit at 3 grams or more. Citation: Vitamin C and Infections. Nutrients, 2017; 9 (4): 339 DOI: 10.3390/nu9040339

Judge rules Donald Trump incited violence | The Independent

The courts keep taking Donald Trump both seriously and literally. And the president’s word choices are proving to be a real headache. A federal judge in Kentucky is the latest to take Trump at his word when he says something controversial. Judge David J. Hale ruled against efforts by Trump’s attorneys to throw out a…

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Vitamin C effective in targeting cancer stem cells

We review the study ” Vitamin C effective in targeting cancer stem cells ” in regard to how it is at least 10 times more effective at eliminating cancer stem cells than other tested pharmaceutical agents. We will also briefly look at the highlights in regard to: Stiripentol (a Pharmaceutical) , Honey-bee propolis (CAPE) ,…

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

We review the research ” Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise ” in regard to helping the incapacitated or those unable to participate in a regular exercise program. * This research can easily be incorporated into designing hospital beds the can generate whole body vibration in an effort to assist those whom…

Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank. In December, CrowdStrike said it found evidence that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian…