Cancer Cells’ Use of Sugar Holds the Key to Their Destruction

This post was originally published on this site Scientists have suggested a way to improve treatments that use viruses to attack cancer. It exploits the fact that cancer cells need a lot of glucose and must metabolize it rapidly to survive. Oncolytic viruses specifically target and enter cancer cells and use the cells’ machinery for their own … Read moreCancer Cells’ Use of Sugar Holds the Key to Their Destruction

Implants ‘Made of Your Own Cells’ Could End Back Pain

This post was originally published on this site Back and neck pain are often the result of the progressive damage of the discs that separate the spinal vertebrae. Thanks to new multidisciplinary research, we may soon have a better solution to this problem: bioengineered discs grown out of a person’s own cells. Intervertebral disc degeneration … Read moreImplants ‘Made of Your Own Cells’ Could End Back Pain

These 10 Essential Oils Can Kill Persistent Lyme Disease

This post was originally published on this site Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. Some essential oils have strong antibacterial properties. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which is transmitted to humans by ticks. In the … Read moreThese 10 Essential Oils Can Kill Persistent Lyme Disease

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Schizophrenia Risk

This post was originally published on this site Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct. A new study has investigated the link between low vitamin D levels and schizophrenia risk. According to the National Institute of … Read moreVitamin D Deficiency Increases Schizophrenia Risk

Study: Eating Chocolate and Drinking Red Wine Could Help Prevent Aging

This post was originally published on this site Since the beginning, The Hearty Soul has shared the many health benefits of consuming dark chocolate and red wine. Chances are you know that these benefits come from a natural chemical compound called resveratrol. However, today we’re going to talk about something slightly different that may be able … Read moreStudy: Eating Chocolate and Drinking Red Wine Could Help Prevent Aging

Young Man Invents “Water You Can Eat” to Help Dementia Patients Like His Grandma Stay Hydrated

Dysphagia refers to a difficulty in swallowing – it takes more effort than normal to move food from the mouth to the stomach. Usually caused by nerve or muscle problems, dysphagia can be painful and is more common in older people and babies. Although the medical term “dysphagia” is often regarded as a symptom or … Read moreYoung Man Invents “Water You Can Eat” to Help Dementia Patients Like His Grandma Stay Hydrated