Tag Archives: Bad Medicine

Low B12 Seen in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia

The brains of the elderly & younger people with autism & schizophrenia may share a usual link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say. The facts that blood…

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Baking-Soda Ingredient May Lower Risk of Premature Death

Older people may be at increased risk of premature death if they have low levels of bicarbonate, a main ingredient in baking soda, in their blood, a new study suggests….

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Scientists Make Gains on 'Universal' Ebola Medicine

Scientists have created a single treatment that may fight the two deadliest strains of the Ebola virus. The treatment is 100 percent effective in protecting laboratory mice against these strains….

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Suspect Science: The Top 5 Retracted Papers of 2015

The scientific method is a painstaking process of observing nature, asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, conducting experiments & collecting data … & then sometimes just making stuff up when reality…

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Poop Goes Mainstream: Fecal Transplants Get Past the 'Ick'

In an era of thousand-dollar pills & DNA-altering technologies, doctors are increasingly turning to a seemingly crude technique to treat chronic intestinal problems: poop transplants. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), as…

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Children's Hormone Treatments May Have Planted Alzheimer's Seeds

Children's hormone treatments may have planted the seeds for after Alzheimer's disease, according to a small, new observational study. The study is based on the autopsies of eight people who…

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'Lego-Stacking' Technique Could Help Scientists Grow Human Organs

By stacking human cells together like Lego blocks, scientists have found a way to create tiny, 3D models of human tissue. The advance may enable scientists to test customized medicines…

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'Science of Mom': Author Sifts Through Childrearing Facts & Fictions

Some new moms might feel as if they need to be scientists to understand what's best for their babies: Vaccinate on schedule or not? Breast-feed exclusively or allow for some…

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Vegan Diet Eases Nerve Pain of Diabetes

For people with diabetes, switching to a plant-based diet may ease the searing nerve pain that can come with the condition, & perhaps reduce their risk of losing a limb,…

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Even a Little Walking Can Improve Your Health, Study Suggests

Want to reduce your risk of dying at a young age? Try walking casually for as little as 2 minutes per hour. While it is well known that intense exercise…

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