Lipoic acid in nutritional supplements found to help prevent multiple sclerosis, study finds

Lipoic acid in nutritional supplements found to help prevent multiple sclerosis, study finds:

The results of a new pilot study showed the efficacy of lipoic acid in the reduction of whole brain atrophy among patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) compared with recently approved FDA drug ocrelizumab (brand name Ocrevus). In a randomized, double-blind study, researchers found that a daily dose of 1,200 mg of lipoic acid taken for two years reduced symptoms associated with SPMS, a more severe form of multiple sclerosis. These findings could offer hope for patients with MS, a condition with no recognized cure.

Lipoic acid is a naturally-occurring antioxidant produced by the body. In Europe, it is regulated as drug as a treatment for diabetes-related complications as well as conditions associated with alcoholism. Here, it is marketed as an alternative supplement, aimed at reducing the effects of oxidative stress. While there have been several attempts to link the antioxidant with the prevention or treatment of various diseases, this is the first conclusive study which suggests the potency of lipoic acid with regards to neurological conditions.

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Magnesium found to treat DEPRESSION better than antidepressant drugs: New science

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Magnesium found to treat DEPRESSION better than antidepressant drugs: New science:

A breakthrough nutritional study conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in PLoS ONE has found that just 248mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression symptoms in study subjects.

“New clinical research results show magnesium is effective at addressing symptoms and is safer and easier on the wallet than prescription therapies,” reports Science Daily, echoing the reporting of Natural News from over a decade ago. Today, even mainstream science is now confirming that magnesium is a safe, affordable and effective treatment for depression.

What’s really astonishing about all this is that while dangerous pharmaceuticals are bankrupting our nation and causing our health care system to collapse under the weight of out-of-control costs, magnesium can treat and prevent depression for mere pennies a day. Just a quarter of a gram of magnesium is all that’s necessary, and it costs less than 10 cents a day.

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Certain bacteria in youngsters’ stools boost their motor and language skills

Your baby’s future could lie in their diaper: Certain bacteria in youngsters’ stools boost their motor and language skills:

Certain bacteria in babies’ stools boost their cognitive ability in later life, new research reveals.

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Brexit negotiators urged to examine tougher rules on farming antibiotics

Brexit negotiators urged to examine tougher rules on farming antibiotics:

Campaigners and politicians say discussion is a matter of urgency following fresh revelations of superbugs in UK supermarket meat products

Tougher regulations on the use of antibiotics on farm animals are needed as a matter of urgency as part of Brexit negotiations, campaigners and politicians have urged, after fresh revelations of superbugs found in UK supermarket meat products.

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How Does the New ‘Gene-Altering’ Therapy Fight Cancer?

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How Does the New ‘Gene-Altering’ Therapy Fight Cancer?:

A new type of cancer treatment that involves altering a person’s genes — and could save children’s lives — passed a major hurdle this week, when a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel recommended that the agency approve the therapy, The New York Times reported. But how does the treatment work?

The treatment is for an uncommon type of leukemia, called B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, that affects mainly children and young adults, according to the Times. The success rate of the treatment that was seen in a recent clinical trial was “astonishing,” said Lee Greenberger, chief scientific officer of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Greenberger was not involved directly in the research of the new therapy, but the LLS has contributed significant funding toward the work.

Leukemia is cancer of white blood cells, and it starts in the bone marrow, the soft material found in the center of bones that produces blood cells.

H/t reader kevin a.

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People Could Make Smallpox from Scratch in a Lab, Scientists Warn

And what could possibly go wrong?

People Could Make Smallpox from Scratch in a Lab, Scientists Warn:

Scientists have re-created a relative of the smallpox virus in a lab, from scratch.

This virus, called the horsepox virus, is not harmful to humans, but the new findings suggest that it’s possible for people to make the deadly smallpox virus in a lab. That virus was eradicated from the world in 1980, according to the journal Science.

Re-creating the horsepox virus wasn’t a trivial feat, but it did not require extensive resources, either. The researchers ordered the DNA fragments they used to make the virus from a company that makes DNA pieces for researchers, with made-to-order sequences, and sends them through the mail. In total, the project cost $100,000 and took six months, Science reported. [The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth]

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Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In

This has been predicted by many seers a looong time ago….

Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In:

  • A new report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the federal government’s central institution for monitoring and preventing diseases, confirms an across-the-board increase in disease since 2015, when Germany took in an unprecedented number of migrants.
  • Some doctors say the actual number of cases of tuberculosis is far higher than the official figures suggest and have accused the RKI of downplaying the threat in an effort to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.
  • “Around 700,000 to 800,000 applications for asylum were submitted and 300,000 refugees have disappeared. Have they been checked? Do they come from the high-risk countries?” — Carsten Boos, orthopedic surgeon, interview with Focus magazine.

A failed asylum seeker from Yemen who was given sanctuary at a church in northern Germany to prevent him from being deported has potentially infected more than 50 German children with a highly contagious strain of tuberculosis.

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Medical BOMBSHELL: Chemotherapy found to spread cancer

Medical BOMBSHELL: Chemotherapy found to spread cancer:

New research conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that chemotherapy spreads cancer throughout the body, causing a sharp increase in cancer cells circulating throughout the body (including the lungs).

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Environmental Nightmare! Dozens Of Highly Toxic Substances Have Been Found In Tap Water All Over America

For all those who want safe & healthy drinking water:

Doctors And Experts With The Courage To Tell The Truth About Distilled Water

Environmental Nightmare! Dozens Of Highly Toxic Substances Have Been Found In Tap Water All Over America:

After reading this article, you will never look at tap water the same way again.  Most Americans have generally assumed that the water coming out of our taps is perfectly safe, but the Flint water crisis and other similar incidents are starting to help people to understand that there are some very dangerous substances in our water.  In particular, I am talking about things like arsenic, lead, atrazine, perchlorate and a whole host of pharmaceutical drugs.  According to an absolutely stunning NRDC report, close to 77 million Americans received their water from systems “that violated federal protections” in 2015.  And even if you get your water from a system that meets federal standards, that still does not mean that it is safe.

Let’s start by talking about arsenic.  Earlier today I came across an article that talked about how levels of arsenic in the water at some schools in the San Joaquin Valley “exceed the maximum federal safety levels by as much as three times”

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Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists:

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.

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Doctors recommend plant-based diets for better health

Doctors recommend plant-based diets for better health:

Forget popping pills: Physicians have begun recommending vegetables and fruits to their patients. From the American Cancer Society to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, medical groups and doctors alike are now touting plant-based diets as the pathway towards improved overall health, reported OrganicAuthority.com. And quite frankly, it’s about time.

The fact is that embracing a diet with a heavy emphasis on fruit and vegetable consumption has been linked to numerous health benefits. One of these is a healthier heart. The researchers behind a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that plant-based diets greatly reduced the risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, as well as halted the progression of coronary heart disease. Additionally, the researchers noted that plant-based proteins were far more “heart-healthy” than animal proteins.

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Beyond Meat “chemical” burger to start invading fast food restaurants across America

Beyond Meat “chemical” burger to start invading fast food restaurants across America:

Though the majority of the world population still has an insatiable hunger for meat, veganism has become the number one health and dietary trend. In 2016, Google Trends showed a 90 percent increase in “vegan” searches.

With a growing community deciding to shun all animal products, the food industry saw its chance to increase profits by introducing fake, artificial meat. Backed by a former global chief executive of McDonald’s and Tyson Foods, a controversial fake meat company, called Beyond Meat, is on a mission to take over the food world with lab-grown, fake meat products.

Beyond Meat is the firm who claims to produce Petri dish burgers that taste more like meat than real beef. Touted as the first plant-based burger that sizzles and bleeds, Beyond Meat sealed a deal with BurgerFi to sell the burger in eight of BurgerFi’s 101 locations — Malibu; New York City; Poughkeepsie, NY; Philadelphia; Coral Springs, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; and two stores in Delray Beach, Florida, reported the Daily Mail Online.

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Broccoli sprouts found to have significant impact in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Broccoli sprouts found to have significant impact in the treatment of type 2 diabetes:

Broccoli tends to be one of those polarizing vegetables. Like spinach and mushrooms, people tend to either love or hate it with no in-between. Regardless of how you feel about its taste, however, you might want to start eating more of it if you have type 2 diabetes. That’s because recent research has discovered that eating broccoli or even drinking its juice could help people suffering from the condition.

The news comes at a time when diabetes rates are skyrocketing, affecting nearly 10 percent of Americans. More than 300 million people around the world are currently suffering from type 2 diabetes, which can lead to stroke, kidney failure, blindness, heart attack, and even limb amputation.

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