Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream
June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

Great news for all those women (and men) who have wanted to try the beautifying effects of snail slime but could never get past the “ick” factor. 20yrsyounger.com promises to get rid of the Ewww… while still letting women reap the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of snail slime cream. The process itself is called lyophilisation [...]

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New NIH series offers consumer-friendly tips on complementary health practices
March 6, 2012 – 7:13 pm | No Comment
New NIH series offers consumer-friendly tips on complementary health practices

New NIH series offers consumer-friendly tips on complementary health practices Previous research has found that Americans’ use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is on the rise. In responding to the growing popularity of such treatments and therapies, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new series of monthly health tips to provide consumers with easy-to-read information [...]

Egg-Producing Stem Cells Found in Women
March 5, 2012 – 10:40 pm | No Comment
Egg-Producing Stem Cells Found in Women

Egg-Producing Stem Cells Found in Women Researchers have isolated egg-producing stem cells from the ovaries of women and observed these cells giving rise to young egg cells, or oocytes. The finding may point the way toward improved treatments for female infertility.   Egg-producing stem cells isolated from an adult human ovary can generate an oocyte [...]

Colonoscopies Prevent Colon Cancer Deaths
March 5, 2012 – 9:10 pm | No Comment
Colonoscopies Prevent Colon Cancer Deaths

Colonoscopies Prevent Colon Cancer Deaths Removing polyps during colonoscopy can not only prevent colorectal cancer, but also reduce deaths from the disease for years, according to a new study.   Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women nationwide. In 2012, more than 143,000 people in the United States [...]

Bacteria’s Contracting Syringe Machine
March 5, 2012 – 8:38 pm | No Comment
Bacteria’s Contracting Syringe Machine

Bacteria’s Contracting Syringe Machine Some bacteria, such as those that cause cholera, use a special system to inject toxins into the cells of host organisms and other bacteria. A new study has revealed how this syringe-like injection system works at a molecular level. A bacterium delivers a lethal injection to another cell. Illustration by Everett Kane. [...]

Ask Stanford Med: Neuroscientist responds to questions on pain and love’s analgesic effects
March 5, 2012 – 7:38 pm | No Comment
Ask Stanford Med: Neuroscientist responds to questions on pain and love’s analgesic effects

Ask Stanford Med: Neuroscientist responds to questions on pain and love’s analgesic effects Stanford neuroscientist Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, recently took questions about pain research and the analgesic effects of love as part of our ongoing Ask Stanford Med feature. Mackey began his responses with a message for everyone who submitted questions: “I would like to first complement the [...]

How cutting the walking time to a water source can reduce childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
March 5, 2012 – 6:29 pm | No Comment
How cutting the walking time to a water source can reduce childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

How cutting the walking time to a water source can reduce childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa Reducing the amount of time families spend fetching water can improve the health of young children in sub-Saharan Africa, according a recent Stanford study. Over a third of the world’s population doesn’t have potable water piped into the home, but [...]

Most Addictive Prescription Drugs. Opiate Abuse and Addiction.
March 5, 2012 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
Most Addictive Prescription Drugs. Opiate Abuse and Addiction.

Medications can be effective when they are used properly, but some can be addictive and dangerous when abused. This chart provides a brief look at some prescribed medications that—when used in ways or by people other than prescribed—have the potential for adverse medical consequences, including addiction. In 2010, approximately 16 million Americans reported using a [...]

Almost Alcoholic. Is My or My Loved One’s Drinking a Problem.
March 4, 2012 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Almost Alcoholic. Is My or My Loved One’s Drinking a Problem.

Almost Alcoholic. Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem The First Volume in The Almost Effect Series by Robert Doyle, MD and Joseph Nowinski, PhD   “A stunning achievement. ALMOST ALCOHOLIC shines light on behavior that has thus far largely escaped scrutiny—namely drinking that is definitely causing problems even though it doesn’t rise [...]

The Almost Effect.
March 4, 2012 – 5:39 pm | No Comment
The Almost Effect.

 The Almost Effect What is The Almost Effect™? Welcome to The Almost Effect website. The Almost Effect was developed at Harvard Medical School in collaboration with many experts from Harvard Medical School, Hazelden and other institutions. Most medical conditions present along a continuum that begins just to the right of “normal” if you were to [...]

Stanford chair of otolaryngology discusses federal court’s ruling on graphic cigarette labels
March 2, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment
Stanford chair of otolaryngology discusses federal court’s ruling on graphic cigarette labels

Stanford chair of otolaryngology discusses federal court’s ruling on graphic cigarette labels Earlier this week, a federal judge declared unconstitutional new rules that would have required tobacco companies to display graphic images on packs of cigarettes. At issue were regulations published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year mandating tobacco companies affix large warning labels to cigarette packages, cartons [...]