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CoQ10 helps heal neurodegenerative disease

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Most of us know the value of CoQ10 for heart health. Now a recent case report has demonstrated that CoQ10 may be of value for reversing even extreme neurodegenerative diseases. This case report involved a 75-year-old with what is considered one of the most irreversible progressive neurodegenerative diseases known: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ... Read More »

The Calcium Wars: Magnesium deficiency causes heart disease

Heart with Stethascope

Many people think that calcium is the only nutrient necessary for strong bones. This is a dangerous myth that needs to be addressed.(1) In fact, it takes 18 different nutrients to make durable bones. However, the most important bone mineral is magnesium because it activates alkaline phosphatase, the enzyme required to ensure optimal bone cell activity, as well as a ... Read More »

Serbia has alleged witness to organ trafficking by Kosovo rebels

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Serbia says it has obtained a statement from a former Kosovo rebel, who allegedly took part in harvesting the organs of kidnapped Serbs and selling them on the black market. “We have a witness who testified about a medical procedure, done in northern Albania, that consisted of harvesting organs from Serbs kidnapped during the 1998-99 conflict in Kosovo,” Serbia’s war crimes ... Read More »

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure, improves vascular function to lower heart attack and stroke risk

Vitamin C

Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5 millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a fatal heart attack or cerebrovascular event. Nearly 30 percent of US adults have high blood pressure or hypertension that places them at much higher risk ... Read More »

New radio frequency treatment used for hypertension

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For thousands of patients who don’t respond to drugs (that shouldn’t even be taken), a new therapy that targets the kidneys with radio waves could be the cure. In the most recent trial, reduced blood pressure—and no ill side-effects—persists in patients at least 18 months after a radio frequency treatment called renal denervation. Long-term monitoring will continue, but the Daily Mail says that ... Read More »

Cyborg tissue is half living cells, half electronics

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They beat like real heart cells, but the rat cardiomyocytes in a dish at Harvard University are different in one crucial way. Snaking through them are wires and transistors that spy on each cell’s electrical impulses. In future, the wires might control their behaviour too. Versions of this souped-up, “cyborg” tissue have been created for neurons, muscle and blood vessels. ... Read More »

Statin drugs found to accelerate arterial calcification

Artery calcification

Newly published research reveals that more frequent statin drug use is associated with accelerated coronary artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly contribute to cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Published Aug. 8th, 2012 in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers studied patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced atherosclerosis and found that coronary artery calcification “was significantly higher in more frequent ... Read More »

Turmeric proven to fight diabetes…again!

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Research highlighting turmeric’s powerful health-boosting properties just seems to never cease, with some recent research showing yet again that the super spice can help to prevent diabetes risk thanks to the spice’s active compound curcumin. What’s more, the compound helps to prevent diabetes among those with prediabetes – indicated that extremely high blood sugar levels that could ultimately result in ... Read More »

Swimming ‘Jellyfish’ built out of rat cells & silicone

jellyfish rat cells

Using rat heart cells and silicone polymer, researchers have bioengineered a “jellyfish” that knows how to swim. The odd jellyfish mimic, dubbed a “Medusoid” by its creators, is more than a curiosity. It’s a natural biological pump, just like the human heart. That makes it a good model to use to study cardiac physiology, said study researcher Kevin Kit Parker, ... Read More »