Archive for the Health Category

Ellagic Acid Miracle Under Our Nose, Part 2

Carcinogens of this kind are called polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and they are planar (flat). Ellagic acid is also planar, so it can form a complex with these planar epoxides. In this kind of complex with benzopyrene, two of the OH groups are positioned where they can easily react with the epoxide, rendering it harmless. Studies […]

Ellagic Acid Miracle Under Our Nose, Part 1

Living causes cancer,’ said a sign on the back of a bicycle that whizzed by me about 20 years ago on the campus of U. C., Davis. Even at that time, we knew a little more about cancer than that, and we had an arsenal of anti-cancer drugs — drugs that had lots of side […]

Waiting to Inhale. Part 2

Good News for Type 2 Diabetics, Too Analgesics aren’t the only medications expected to be available soon for administration via inhalation.

Waiting to Inhale. Part 1

Who hasn’t winced at hearing these words of reassurance in a healthcare setting? But getting a shot with today’s sharper, smaller needles may be nearly pain free.

What can I do to Help my 22-year old Son with his Gambling Addiction?

Q: What can I do to help my 22-year-old son with his gambling addiction? Our Parenting Expert, Stephanie Bennett, responds to a concerned mother’s question about her son’s gambling addiction.

Health Risks

If awareness of a problem is the first step to solving it, the U.S. may have a long way to go in solving the daunting problem of childhood obesity. According to a recent study, half of the parents of obese children in the study did not recognize their child’s obesity, and nearly three-quarters did not […]

Baby’s First Year Resource List

The Web is a wonderful resource for new parents, who are often confined to their homes and don’t have time to browse for information in a bookstore or library. There are many Web sites that deal with parenting and health issues (including this one!) and a quick search will yield a trove of great sources […]

Mental Prep for Racing

Training for a race is hard work. The training life is filled with moments of fatigue, recovery and improvement followed by a regeneration period. It is a cycle involving long hours, many sacrifices and the willpower to endure physical as well as mental exhaustion. In order to complete this cycle over and over again, year […]

Is this Rash Scabies or Fifth Disease?

Scabies is a very itchy, bumpy, lightly pink rash that can occur anywhere on the body — although not usually on the face — especially in the folds at the waistband, under the arms and between the fingers.

What Are the Effects of Hypothyroidism on Family and Friends?

The emotional problems hypothyroid patients experience often make it very difficult for them to perform well at work or in school. Home life may also become challenging for both the patient and her or his family.