Category Archives: Practical Medicine

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Anti-Ageing Interventions

A Few Biomarkers or “Mileposts” of Ageing It will be very difficult to measure the success of anti-ageing interventions without using a number of validated biomarkers that reflect the current state of ageing of the organism or person. Here are … Continue reading

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Sweet AGE-ing: Focus on Advanced Glycation End-Products

Advanced glycation end products, (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that become glycated as a result of exposure to sugars.[1] They can be a factor in aging and in the development or worsening of many degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, … Continue reading

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Things to Come

You Know How Some Days It’s Hard to Choose Between Kale and Cannabis? Now you don’t have to chooose! In a tour-de-force destined to change the world, amateur scientists have succeeded in creating a hybrid cross of the nutritional green … Continue reading

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An Uber Style of Medical Care for the US?

The Tech Revolution is Sweeping Over Much of US Society — Why Not Health Care? Health care-market distortions have considerably worsened since Kenneth Arrow famously described them in 1963; but in other industries less dominated by misguided government intervention, similar … Continue reading

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Newer Life Extension Pathways

Mitochondrial Health Microarray screening revealed that epigenetic downregulation of the nuclear-coded GCAT gene, which is involved in glycine production in mitochondria, is partly responsible for these aging phenotypes. Treatment of elderly fibroblasts with glycine effectively prevented the expression of these … Continue reading

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Honeys that Heal

The ancient Egyptians used medicinal honey regularly, making ointments to treat skin and eye diseases. “Honey was used to cover a wound or a burn or a slash, or something like that, because nothing could grow on it – so … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Not Just for Rickets and Osteoporosis

Vitamin D has an important role in regulating cell growth. Laboratory experiments suggest that it helps prevent the unrestrained cell multiplication that characterizes cancer by reducing cell division, restricting tumor blood supply (angiogenesis), increasing the death of cancer cells (apoptosis), … Continue reading

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Essential Home Remedies: Tea Tree Oil

Here are some uses for tea tree oil, often referred to as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle”: 1. Use a dab to treat acne. 2. An anti-fungal for treating Athlete’s Foot, eczema, various yeast infections, etc. 3. An antiseptic … Continue reading

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