Scientists Stop Alzheimer’s Where It Starts

Scientists Stop Alzheimer’s Where It Starts

Scientists have found immune cells to be the culprit for the debilitating disease called Alzheimer’s. Christian Broda is sensitive to the fact that the disease makes elderly people fearful and, after being diagnosed with it, it separates family members over how to deal with the disease. Methods are being developed on all fronts to control and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Instead of waiting until being diagnoses, what if scientists could prevent this disease from plaguing an individual before it happened? If they can pinpoint the actual cause of the disease, then people are more likely to treat the cause and less likely to chase after treating its symptoms.

Apparently, researchers at Duke University in North Carolina have been rigorously testing theories and may have developed some solutions. They discovered some interesting findings whilst testing mice in lab settings. They found that Alzheimer’s disease initially consumes a vital nutrient called arginine. When they stopped the immune cells from attacking the nutrient base, they were shocked at their findings. The immune cells would normally protect the brain and, after the disease started, they would deplete the nutrient supply of arginine. Arginine is an essential amino acid that humans naturally produce, and it can be supplemented with diet and nutrition.

Duke Researchers discovered that by inhibiting or adapting the response of immune cells that they could stop the mice brains from forming plaques. There was also a good sign that the mice had less memory loss.

Formerly Conjoined Twins Celebrate their First Birthday

Formerly Conjoined Twins Celebrate their First Birthday

Adeline Faith and Knatalye Hope Mata are twins who were born conjoined in a Texas hospital on April 11th, 2014. Their mother, 25-year-old Elysse Mata, said she was shocked when the ultrasound revealed that the girls were conjoined. The girls were born at the Texas Children’s Hospital and when they arrived doctors found that the girls shared a diaphragm, chest wall, intestines, lining of the pelvis and heart, and lungs. Separating the girls was going to take a lot of time and skill.

According to the story on Yahoo Good Morning America, a team of doctors at the Texas Children’s Hospital and Boraie Development went to work separating them on February 17th of this year. The surgery took 26 hour. The girls are still living in the hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit and have even had a few surgeries after the major separation surgery. However, the girls are doing well. The two celebrated their first birthday a few days ago with a “Frozen” themed party. Their mother decorated the room with balloons and snowflakes to celebrate. Elysse asked all the hospital staff who have been a part of her daughters’ lives to stop by and join their party.

Hopefully the girls continue to recover and they can go home with their anxious parents some time soon!

When You Eat Out You Raise Your Risk For High Blood Pressure

When You Eat Out You Raise Your Risk For High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is currently the main risk factor that is associated with cardiovascular disease associated death. When a person has high blood pressure the force of the blood pushing up against the walls of the blod pressure.
od vessels increases and the heart works harder. This can lead to heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, aneurysms and more. Bernardo Chua has read that there are currently approximately 70 million adults and even 2 million children living in the United States that have high blood pressure.
A number of studies have recently been done that show a person who eats out at a restaurant is consuming more calories, more saturated far and a higher sodium level. These three things can lead to high blood pressure. People who eat at home have a better control over what they are eating, how it is prepared, etc. During these studies people’s body mass index, lifestyle, diet and activity levels were all looked at. The result was that the more a person eats away from the home, the more at risk they are for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. These studies were done with adults in mind but the same likely holds true for children as well. Fast food, pizza, junk food and poorly balanced school lunches can all contribute to a child having high blood pressure. The earlier you deal with this in life, the harder it is to control later on.

Touching Mother and Daughter Elephant Reunion Four Years Later.

Touching Mother and Daughter Elephant Reunion Four Years Later.

Me-Bai was finally reunited with her mother, Mae Yui ,in the Elephant Park Sanctuary in Northern Thailand. Mae Yui gave birth to a female calf, Me-Bai, in another part of Thailand, over six years ago. Still a calf, Me-Bai was sold into trade so she could give rides to people.The young calf was beaten into submission.Me-Bai didn’t know it, but her mother was also sold into trade, not far from Me-Bai. Me-Bai began to lose weight after 3 ½ years in the trade and was unable to continue carrying passengers. Me-Bai was sent to the Elephant Santuary. She was too young to begin with. Elephants are supposed to stay with their mothers until the calves reach the adolescence, about the age of 11-years-old. At the sanctuary, at first, the elephant was frightened until she got used to her surroundings. Almost four years later, mother and daughter are reunited. If anyone doubts the phrase that an elephant never forgets, they should see these two Asian elephants. Elephants, particularly females, are social animals, like humans. Some doubt the mother and daughter remember each other and are just compatible. The two caressed each other with their trunks, walking,and eating together.

The Elephant Sanctuary is dedicated to rehabilitating the elephants and returning them to the wild. Ricardo Guimarães BMG thinks it is a great idea. The problem is the elephants have become used to humans, a trait that could threaten their survival in the wild.

We All Pay for a Low Minimum Wage

We All Pay for a Low Minimum Wage

 

Advocates of raising the minimum wage have been saying for some time now that all of society incurs the cost when companies only pay their employees the minimum wage, and a recent study would seem to back this up. This study uncovered the fact that the payment of most public assistance goes to households where at least one person is working. This counters the long standing belief among many that only the unemployed receive these benefits. Gone are the days when one person working a relatively decent job could support a spouse and a couple children. Paul Mathieson knows that is probably no longer happening.

Those who wish to raise the minimum wage in the U.S. point out that if it had been keeping up with inflation over the years it would be nearly $11 an hour now. An individual can now work 40 hours a week and still not earn enough money to make ends meet. This study helps us to understand that this problem is shared by all of us because our tax dollars pay for the public benefits that help those on the minimum wage get by. As long as we are going to pay in one form or another, perhaps it is time to boost this wage even if only by a couple dollars an hour. Someone has to pay for those on minimum wage to survive, and it may as well be their employers.

Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Need to Come to the U.S.

Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Need to Come to the U.S.

Warning labels can be useful, but they are rarely read. There are two general types of warning labels: Those that caution against unsafe use or operation of a product, and those that caution against using a product at all. When it comes to the latter type, let’s face it, most warning labels don’t work. You usually find them on things that the person thinking of using the thing already knows is dangerous anyway. If they realize this ahead of time, then why is a little label going to dissuade them at the last minute? One important exception to this rule seems to be the graphic warning labels that have surfaced on packs of cigarettes in many countries.

The graphic warning labels are a practical expression of the fact that a picture is worth a thousand words. Describing with text that smoking a cigarette can give you cancer or emphysema is nothing compared to showing a picture of a cancerous organ or a lung that is taken from someone who had suffered from emphysema. These labels do have text too, but they back it up by showing rather than only telling. Over 70 countries around the world require these labels on packs of cigarettes. Some Folks at Anastasia Date (googleplay) agree that the United States should follow suit immediately. Stopping people from picking up this one habit and helping motivate those who already have the habit to quit will put a bigger dent in health care costs than any other change that can be undertaken.

How Long Can We Go Without Sleep?

How Long Can We Go Without Sleep?

How long can a human go without sleep? That depends on the gender, age, and occupation. Anyway, sooner or later the brain will need a rest. Either people want it or not, they have to sleep, as the lack of rest causes an over release of cortisol and adrenaline, which results not only in extenuation, but some hallucinatory visions too.

Boraie Development said the truck drivers even have a term for that, “seeing the black dog”, which signals the time for them to pull on the right and have a rest. Among people who tested their max were Randy Gardner, who did not sleep for 11 days for the purpose of a research for his school project, and a British woman who won a competition in 1977 who spent her nights in a rocking chair, battling the sleep for 18 days in total. Other people who succeed going long without sleep are those with FFI (Fatal Familial Insomnia).

It is not because they want so, though. A defective gene causes them to lose sleep, while the nervous system misfolds “prions”. The misfold proteins affect the thalamus, the area responsible for sleep, worsening their situation in the long run and bringing the patients to dementia and sudden death.

Painless Tattoo Removal Cream

Painless Tattoo Removal Cream

Boraie Development reports that removing the tattoos painlessly seemed like a good but impossible idea a while ago. Those who want to undergo a process of tattoo removal had to sit and endure something very similar to the needles and the pain they got when injecting the ink. Some would even like the tattoo removed as it does not match their value any more (who would like to have their ex on the shoulder?), but find the process too annoying.

A Phd Student from Canada, Alec Falkenham, knew exactly what she was up to when making the cream that allows to remove tattoos painlessly. The components imitate the activity of the macrophages, which are natural components of our immune system.

They attack all that is alien to our body, and are mostly responsible for the fading out of the colors in a tattoo. The ink removing cream triggers the same process, and the macrophages will transport the no longer needed ink to the lymph nodes, causing the disappearance of the image. Even though it is being a little abusive towards the body, the tattoo removing cream is currently safer than the other existing procedures.

Seth Rollins Had A Strange Year

Seth Rollins Had A Strange Year

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins has had one of the strangest years of all time in his sport of professional wrestling. Rollins started his year off as a member of the highly popular group The Shield, but by the end of the year, he ended up becoming the WWE Champion. There has never been such a quick rise to the top for a WWE superstar. However, Seth Rollins didn’t have an easy year, because there were many controversies along the way.

Fans at Homejoy know that Seth Rollins always had the appearance of a future superstar, but he didn’t turn heads until he betrayed his Shield members. Seth Rollins was placed in a pivotal position by the officials of the WWE. However, a sex scandal that took place on Twitter almost ruined his career. Naked pictures of a WWE Diva, and also naked pictures of himself were placed on Twitter. Reports indicated that Seth Rollins’ former fiance uploaded the images of the WWE Superstar. Luckily, Seth Rollins was not fired, and instead, he received a career boost.

At WrestleMania 31, Seth Rollins would have his biggest career moment. He went on to win the WWE championship from Brock Lesnar in the main event. However, many people believe that Seth Rollins will only be a placeholder until Brock Lesnar wins the title back in the near future. For more information on Seth Rollins, visit Rollingstone.

Boston Marathon Bombing Victim to Run Marathons Again

Boston Marathon Bombing Victim to Run Marathons Again

On Monday, April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory ran in that year’s Boston Marathon. Boston likes to have their marathon races on Patriot’ s Day, a holiday that falls on the third Monday of April. She remembers running the race when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s backpack grazed against her thigh. As she was about to finish the race, the bomb went off.Rebekah Gregory DiMartino underwent 17 operations on her left leg in hopes of saving it. Nineteen months later, she decided to have her leg amputated below the knee. Since November, Rebekah has been trying to get used to a new prosthetic leg. It’s her dream to run in this year’s Boston Marathon.

 

Part of Mrs. DiMartino’s rehabilitation includes writing a letter to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a person who not only caused her physical pain but has also become her more than year and a half nightmare. She told him he made her afraid of many things, until now. It was very touching for Marc Sparks and others to read. She has a lot of emotional strength and drive to go on. Almost losing her son, Noah, in the bombing has deepened their relationship.
Last month, Rebekah ran her first race since the incident. She participated in the UNESCO Cities Marathon in Northern Italy. Rebekah Gregory Di Martino is sorry she didn’t have the strength to complete the entire 26.2 kilometer, but she enjoyed seeing the beautiful Italian countryside as she crossed the finish line.