Cancer often comes back after surgery. Scientists developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that was successful half of the time in awakening immune systems in mice to stop the cancer from recurring after surgery and inhibit it from spreading to other parts of the body. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the first two paragraphs of the linked academic press release here: Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often […]

Are They the Secondhand Smoke of Our Time?

The thing about smoking cigarettes is that the behavior is something we wanted to stigmatize, in order to decrease its frequency in people. At its height in the 1950s and 1960s, 2 out of every 5 people smoked in the U.S. It’s a huge health hazard, decreasing lifespan and increasing health problems in smokers. But […]

The Secret to Practicing Truly Nourishing Self-Care

There are myriad ways to practice self-care. Meditating. Stretching. Reading. Running. Getting a massage. Taking a long, hot bath. Taking a walk. Going to your favorite restaurant. Dancing. Deep breathing. Writing. Taking a break. Taking a trip. But, at its core, the secret to practicing truly nourishing, supportive self-care is to know yourself. As psychotherapist […]

Weekly Link Love—Edition 6 | Mark’s Daily Apple

Research of the Week In the healthy elderly, daily aspirin use failed to improve disability-free survival while increasing the risk of bleeding. Prenatal exposure to PFCS, found in teflon cooking surfaces and plastics used in food packaging, may reduce penis size and fertility. Adding powdered mustard seed to your cooked broccoli increases the amount of […]

Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to new research. Those who had no bedtime routine at age 9 had shorter self-reported sleep duration and higher BMI at age 15. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the first paragraph of the linked academic press release here: Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to researchers at Penn State. Those who had no bedtime routine at […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 7 December 2018

Dear everyone I am writing this week from Pakistan, where PHE has been working since 2016 on behalf of the UK government with the Pakistan federal and provincial governments as they improve their systems for disease surveillance and response, an international responsibility under the WHO International Health Regulations. A nation of 208 million people, Pakistan […]

4 Low-Carb (& Keto-Friendly) Cocktails

It’s holiday party season, and no one wants to be left out of the celebration. Whether you’re eating Primal, paleo, general low-carb or even keto, there’s no reason to relegate yourself to club soda when you’d rather be enjoying something more… festive. Today we’ve got four delicious takes on classic cocktail recipes for your holiday. […]

Does Bone Broth Break a Fast?

This is a surprisingly common question. To get it out of the way: Yes, it does. Bone broth contains calories, and true fasts do not allow calorie consumption. You eat calories, you break the fast. However, most people aren’t fasting to be able to brag about eating no calories for X number of days. They […]