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Researchers develop bioartificial pancreas to treat diabetes

Researchers develop bioartificial pancreas to treat diabetes

A team of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (IBILI-FMUC), Portugal is developing a bioartificial pancreas, a microcapsule with insulin-producing cells, those that are destroyed in type 1 diabetes or are dysfunctional in type 2 diabetes. Several factors have limited the clinical application (transplantation), of these encapsulation systems of the insulin- producing […]

Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

New Medical Discovery A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years. They have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person’s bloodstream that can quickly oxygenate their blood. This will even work if the ability to breathe has […]

Support The Troops – Empty Words For Betrayed Disabled Veterans

Support The Troops – Empty Words For Betrayed Disabled Veterans

Take a few moments today and watch this shocking documentation of how many of our veterans have been used by the Military Industrial Complex for the past 100 years ~ and remember this video when you hear “Support the Troops”.

John Bradshaw – Father of Inner Child Movement Passes On at 82

John  Bradshaw – Father of Inner Child Movement Passes On at 82

I am indebted to John Bradshaw for using his own tortured childhood experiences to find and identify the Well of Grief that many of us experienced in our own dysfunctional families ~ but I courageously surrendered to and went beneath that well of grief and found a spring of joy~ a Unified Field of love, joy and soul consciousness that lay not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears

Doctors used to literally ‘blow smoke up your ass’ with 18th Century medical treatment

__________ Bethania Palma Markus, Rawstory The colloquial expression about “blowing smoke’ up a person’s ass generally means they are being dishonestly flattered. But “Today I Found Out” went back in history to see where the phrase originated. While it’s unclear whether there is a direct link with the phrase, doctors did actually used to blow […]

Wine & coffee are good for your gut, scientists say

Wine & coffee are good for your gut, scientists say

Dutch scientists have put a new spin on the Victorian mantra “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A cup of coffee or a glass of wine also appear to help maintain “good” bacteria in the gut, a new study has found. Large-scale DNA analysis enabled researchers to examine what factors affect the diversity […]

The Unseen Enemy PTSD Continues To Take Its Toll

The Unseen Enemy PTSD Continues To Take Its Toll

PTSD is really a reaction to being exposed to death, and anyone who’s been exposed to death in even a single incident, like a car accident ~ you don’t want to go back and think about that all the time. But you can’t not think about it.

Psychological, Emotional, and Moral Injuries of War

Psychological, Emotional, and Moral Injuries of War

How we characterize the injuries sustained by veterans in war is crucial both to our understanding of the war experience and to the healing process. I have argued elsewhere that to ignore, trivialize or subsume the whole of the veterans’ readjustment difficulties under the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) umbrella as mental illness is misguided and […]

Nano-sized particles cure final-stage breast cancer in mice – breakthrough study

Nano-sized particles cure final-stage breast cancer in mice – breakthrough study

Nanotechnology has helped scientists cure mice which have breast cancer in its terminal stage. The study could be a turning point in treating the disease with clinical trials on human patients expected to be conducted as early as next year. “I would never want to over-promise to the thousands of patients looking for a cure […]

VA Expands Hepatitis C Drug Treatment

VA Expands Hepatitis C Drug Treatment

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is now able to fund care for all Veterans with hepatitis C for Fiscal Year 2016 regardless of the stage of the patient’s liver disease. The move follows increased funding from Congress along with reduced drug prices.

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