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Study: Elderberries block flu virus from attaching to and entering human cells


New study explains how elderberries stop the flu virus dead in its tracks.

Scientists have identified a chemical compound in elderberries that immediately immobilizes the flu virus.

Previous studies have already shown elderberry extract can ease flu symptoms and cut the duration of the illness in half, but a new study explains exactly how the ancient remedy works.

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Eggs Fried

Eggs are not bad for your heart, thirty-year study finds

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Researchers say eating up to one egg every day is not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) - which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Eggs will not increase your heart disease or stroke risk as previously feared, a thirty-year study has found.

Because of their cholesterol content, eggs have long been the subject of fierce debate around their role in causing heart problems.

But scientists say they have finally cracked the case - confirming that there is no link.

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How the method of birth can influence lifelong health

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Microorganisms in your gastrointestinal tract form a highly intricate, living "fabric" that plays an integral part in your health, affecting everything from body weight and nutrition to chronic diseases of all kinds. And, as detailed in the featured documentary, "Microbirth," written, produced and directed by Alex Wakeford and Toni Harman, the groundwork for your gut microbiome laid at the time of birth.

The film highlights how events during childbirth have lifelong consequences, and reviews the current scientific views on how to best seed your baby's microbiome in order to build a robust immune system.

Importantly, a baby basically "inherits" the microbiome from its mother, which is why it's so important to address your gut health before, during and after pregnancy.

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The number of millennials with early-onset Alzheimer's disease is surging, report finds

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The number of Americans being diagnosed with early-onset dementia and Alzheimer's disease at younger ages is surging, according to a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease traditionally have been considered a concern for older generations. But recent spikes in early onset of these conditions in Americans as young as 30 suggest a different story.

Between 2013 and 2017, early-onset dementia and Alzheimer's diagnoses increased by 83% among commercially insured Americans aged 30 to 44, according to a report released by the health care insurer. That age group includes the oldest millennials.

Overall, early-onset diagnoses increased by 200% among commercially insured Americans between ages 30 to 64. That included a 50% jump among those 45 to 54 and by 40% for those aged 55 to 64.

The average patient was diagnosed at age 49.

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Objective:Health - When Placebos Aren't Placebos

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The 'gold standard' in nutritional and medical studies is the random controlled trial (RTC) which relies on the fact that neither the experimenters nor the subjects are aware of which subjects are getting the actual intervention or are receiving a placebo (an inert preparation that is indistinguishable from the real substance being tested, be it a pill, an injection, etc.). The idea is that this will control for the bias of both the experimenters and the subjects so that their preconceived notions don't affect the results of the trial.

But a recent controversy has lead many to question the validity of many these studies. It turns out unscrupulous scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the results by using placebos that aren't actually inert substances. The ingredients of the placebos used in trials are often not disclosed (the information being carefully protected, as some researchers and reporters have discovered). It seems that placebo tampering is yet another way for some scientists to manipulate the data to show their drugs are more effective and have less side effects than they actually do.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we look into the implications of placebo tampering. Can we trust any science at all at this point?

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Mr. Potato

Why cockroach milk is the new health obsession

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Our health is of great value and we are always on the look-out for the product that will provide us with numerous health benefits. Well, there is something new in Nature and that is the milk of the Pacific Beetle cockroach. Believe it or not, this milk is packed with valuable nutrients.

The cockroach species recognized under the name of Diploptera punctata produces this super healthy milk. Its valuable content was acknowledged by a research team based at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India and its findings were released in the Journal of the International Union of Crystallography.

Diploptera punctata is native to India, Australia, China, Hawaii, and Fiji. The milk of this species is high in calories and fats containing plenty of essential lips, and all 9 essential amino acids highly needed for human cell growth. This milk is being secreted in the cockroach's brood sac (uterus) and imbibed by the embryo thus quickly developing pharyngeal muscles.

A 40-day-old female secretes a pale yellow liquid that nourishes the offspring containing crystalloid protein molecules. These crystals are a complete food, being full of fats, proteins, and sugars according to the findings of the researcher Sanchari Banerjee. According to the analysis, this milk has in its content 45% protein, 5% free amino acids, 22% lipids, and 25% carbs. This milk contains three times more the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk.


The weighted blanket that scientifically puts you to sleep, helps with anxiety and depression

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The weighted blankets are very popular recently, especially on social media as they offer a lot aside the needed comfort.

They are called weighted as they weigh more than the standard blankets, in the range of 4 to 30 pounds. The reason for that is that they are filled with natural substances such ashemp, buckwheat, and hypo-allergenic fillers like glass beads. All these substances bring many benefits for the body, but the additional weight does something even more it offers a deep touch pressure therapy (DTP).


The sensory processing disorders benefit a lot from this therapy so its implementation will be very helpful in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's dementia, depression attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), and sensory processing disorder (SPD). All these disorders are commonly related to anxiety, depression, chronic stress, restlessness, poor attention spans, and irregular sleeping patterns.

The weighted blankets are very popular recently, especially on social media as they offer a lot aside the needed comfort.

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Wine n Glass

Alcohol: The deadliest drug

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Opioids are taking the news headlines by storm, and rightfully so, as we are living amongst a deadly opioid overdose epidemic here in the U.S. People are dying from prescription pills every day, and we cannot do enough to reduce the number of these deaths. However, what we don't hear enough about is alcohol and how deadly it is. Alcohol is the most socially acceptable drug on the market and the most easily accessible. Even with this knowledge, the general public still has a tendency to believe alcohol is ok, not dangerous, and an acceptable form of relaxation. Science tells us something different. Alcohol is the deadliest drug of all. Let's look at why this is true.

Comment: The Australia-first study: Alcohol causes most overall harm of any drug

Monkey Wrench

Genetically Engineered Food - The lie that won't die

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Promises, promises, promises. The toxic world of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and industrial agriculture is built on false promises. For nearly 30 years we have been listening to the propaganda of the big biotech companies like Monsanto/Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont/Pioneer, BASF and others about how genetic engineering will transform farming and food production.

We've heard how it will reduce the environmental impact of farming by lowering pesticide use. We've been promised that it will increase the nutritional content of food. We've been told how it will boost farmers' profits by increasing yields, and that those increased yields will help "feed the world."

As the problem of man-made climate change has moved to the top of the global agenda, new promises have emerged about how GMOs will fight climate change and how genetic engineering will make plants more resilient to drought and flooding. The huckster promises keep on coming, but what has the biotech industry actually delivered over nearly three decades?


The unintended consequences of fake meat

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Fake meat - Real concerns
Consumers are currently being bombarded with commercials and ads for various forms of what I term "fake meat." Curiously, many who are manufacturing and selling these products, as well as their supporters, prefer to call them "clean proteins." The ads appear to be almost everywhere - on the TV, in magazines, radio, billboards, store signs, newspaper and any place imaginable. It's pretty much impossible not to see, hear, or read about fake meats. Not only are there direct ads, but there have been, and continue to be, numerous stories about "clean proteins" and their benefits for human health, animal welfare, the environment, and climate change.

Comment: A massive backlash is building against fake meat products like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods