Spider Venom for Pain Relief

Spider Venom for Pain Relief

Recently the University of Queensland in Australia published the results of research searching for solutions to pain relief. They suggest that spider venom may be the answer. Seven compounds were discovered which could have the ability to block the molecular pathway responsible for sending pain signals from nerves to the human brain. Researchers studied 205 […]

Fireworks in the Chilean Sky

Fireworks in the Chilean Sky

Tuesday morning Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupted creating a fire in the sky. The 9,000 foot high mountain spewed fire, lava, steam and ash as high as 3,000 feet into the early morning heavens. Villarrica lies just 400 miles south of Chile’s capital city Santiago. The eruption forced the evacuation of 3,385 people from the surrounding […]

Antipsychotics Overly Prescribed

Antipsychotics Overly Prescribed

If you have a relative in a nursing home who is suffering from dementia, you might want to question the staff about the medications he or she receives. Antipsychotics are frequently prescribed for patients in these homes; the side effects are upsetting and can even lead to their early demise. When dementia patients exhibit symptoms […]

Leprosy in Florida

Leprosy in Florida

Florida has reported three confirmed cases of a disease previously believed to have been eradicated within the United States by most people. They occurred in Volusia County during the last five months. After examining the infected patients, health care officials believe that at least two of them contracted leprosy from contact with armadillos. Scientists have […]

Suicide Rate Rises for Older Americans

Suicide Rate Rises for Older Americans

We’ve been reading about the numbers rising of Americans who live in poverty, and we have also learned about the growing number of homeless, especially children. We know that they are victims of increasing income inequality in the United States. Here’s another group of victims to add to the list of Americans who have suffered […]

Ultimate Black Hole Discovered

Ultimate Black Hole Discovered

Although everyone has heard the term ‘black hole,’ I’m sure some of us couldn’t define it. They are dense regions of space which collapse into themselves from which nothing can escape, including light. Scientists in China have discovered a black hole six times larger than any previously seen. It is 12 billion times larger than […]

Ice Cream, Margarine, and Bread may be Making You Sick

Ice Cream, Margarine, and Bread may be Making You Sick

Wednesday scientists revealed research related to inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. If you use margarine instead of butter, buy packaged bread, or like to have an ice cream cone once in a while, you won’t like this. After tests were completed using mice, scientists came to the conclusion that emulsifiers used for […]

Texas Conjoined Twins now Have Separate Lives

Texas Conjoined Twins now Have Separate Lives

The parents were advised months ago to terminate the pregnancy of conjoined twins. The statistics supported the advice the 25-year-old mother received. Approximately 60 percent of conjoined twins are stillborn; not quite 35 percent survive a single day. Those who pass the first two tests receive only a chance of survival between five and 25 […]

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