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New Study Confirms Chemotherapy causes Cancer

Mutations in the human body occur due to the use of chemotherapy and radiation in the mid and long terms. Scientists at the Institut de Recerca Biomèdica of Barcelona have characterized, for the first time in human tissue, the genetic alterations caused by six therapies used for the treatment of cancer. Five of the therapies were based on chemotherapeutic drugs and one on radiotherapy. The patterns of alterations identified ...Read full article...

Pollution negatively affects the results of in-vitro fertilization

Although the jury is still out on man-made climate change, the reality is that environmental pollution is very real and its negative effects result in unwanted outcomes. Pollution is not only behind respiratory and cardiovascular ailments, but also plays a role in the results of in vitro fertilization. Scientists have now discovered that pollution negatively impacts assisted reproduction. According to a study by the Hospital del Mar Institute for ...Read full article...

Immunotherapy goes beyond treating cancer

Immunotherapy is already responsible for waking up the immune system to attack tumor cells. It revolutionized the prognosis of some very aggressive tumors in the last decade and aims to achieve the same in other non-oncological pathologies. Although research is still in its beginning stages, the first results are encouraging. The Institut de Recerca de Barcelona (IRB) gathered a group of experts to address this new paradigm and, during ...Read full article...

Can civilization recover from antibiotic resistance?

Perhaps current generations are doomed when it comes to using antibiotics to fight disease caused by bacteria, but there seems to be a chance that such a fight can still be leveled. Antibiotic resistance has become a nightmare in recent years. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people die worldwide because the abuse of these drugs has made many microorganisms immune. The good news is that if the pressure ...Read full article...

Internet of Things: The organic version

Imagine a bacterium or group of bacteria transmitting a text message to another group and this second group taking it to different places in your body. Well, this has already been done in laboratories, where scientists used E. Coli to do exactly that: transmit information. If you are familiar with the Internet of Things or IoT, you will realize that this system of sending and / or receiving information ...Read full article...

Space mining: The next big resource-rich prize are asteroids

“Planet Earth is running out of resources” for humans to continue their march towards wherever they want to go, many environmentalists and scientists say. No one would like to go back to living like cave people, so technology and innovation may allow us to think about new ways of getting the raw materials we need to continue growing as a civilization. Many people, especially rich entrepreneurs have their eyes ...Read full article...

Why do they add fluoride to toothpaste and drinking water?

For decades, fluoride has been presented as one of the most important ingredients in toothpaste, because according to common wisdom, it helps prevent cavities. What promoters of using fluoride don’t tell you is where it comes from, how did it become an ingredient in toothpaste and how unnecessary it is to take care of your teeth. So, where does fluoride come from? Fluoride is an industrial waste that is ...Read full article...

Your heart may be missing the great O

According to Wikipedia, Omega is the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet. It literally means “great O”, and perhaps that greatness goes beyond Greek beliefs. In a balanced diet, all nutrients are important, but there are some that, because of the role they play in the body, are simply essential. One of them is omega 3, the best ally of the heart. Omega 3 is of great ...Read full article...

Why sleeping less is so expensive?

In a recent article, I wrote about how happiness has become an unhealthy obsession. It is impossible to be happy all the time, and most people do not even understand what it means to be happy. Incredibly, the pursuit for success, not health or happiness, has taken a key role in modern society, even if the price of success, if achieved, is extremely high for money to pay for ...Read full article...

Happiness is an obsession, and it’s making people miserable

The great enemy of well-being is stress: 94% of American university students suffer it. “It’s the new global pandemic,” says Tal Ben-Shahar, a doctor of Psychology and Philosophy from Harvard University. Doctors call it the “silent killer.” But the psychologist believes that for years he has been looking at the wrong side; do not study the factors that cause it, but the behaviors that do not cure it. “We ...Read full article...

Is the human brain the key to understanding human nature?

The hallmark of human evolution is the explosive growth of the frontal cortex. No one denies that understanding the brain is one of the two or three major challenges of science. Although research has been intense, bright and abundant, scientists, at least publicly, have not found the key to dissecting it. We know today that the key to our mind is the connectivity between neurons, the geometry of its ...Read full article...

Study: Hormonal Menopause Therapy associated with Breast Tumors

In a five-year therapy, usual today, half of the extra risk is recorded during that same period, but the other half is distributed during the 15 years following the cessation of hormone administration. An analysis of more than 100,000 women shows that daily estrogen and progestin treatment for five years is linked to one more case of the tumor for every 50 users The largest study to date has ...Read full article...

This is what happens to your brain when you snort cocaine

The number of deaths linked to drug use in the world is increasing, as well as the number of consumers and people with serious drug problems. According to data from this year’s UN World Drug Report, in 2017 5.5% of the population used drugs, and cocaine production stood at a historic record with 1,976 tons, 25% more than the year previous. While production numbers are increasing, the brains of ...Read full article...

What determines longevity?

A team of researchers has found that there is a very clear relationship between what being lives and the speed at which their telomeres – the structures that protect the genes in the chromosomes – shorten. This is the main conclusion of a study published in the journal PNAS, in which researchers also show that this relationship can be expressed with a mathematical equation, a formula capable of accurately ...Read full article...

Essential nutrient reduces cardiovascular disease by 70%

In a balanced diet all nutrients are important, but there are some that, by the role they play in the body, are indispensable. One of them is omega 3, the best ally of the heart. If people followed a Mediterranean diet with a high content of this fatty acid it could reduce the incidence of cardiovascular diseases by up to 70%. It plays a key role and remains largely ...Read full article...