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Ebola Virus Facts

What is the Ebola Virus? The Ebola virus is characterized by a systemic inflammatory response and immune suppression which can lead to organ failure and ultimately death. With no available vaccine or treatment, this virus is extremely dangerous and containment is currently the primary course of action. Signs and Symptoms of Ebola After contracting the virus, […]

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Treating Autism with Broccoli Sprout Extract

Sulforaphane for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Treatment – Study “The substantial improvements of individual ASD patients’ trajectories were conspicuous and suggest that further investigation of sulforaphane in ASD is promising,” say researchers involved in the study. The study, titled Sulforaphane Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, explores the effects of sulforaphane (a broccoli sprout extract) on behavioral […]

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Chikungunya Virus Epidemic Threatens America’s

Deputy Health Minister Fernando Ruiz on the Chikungunya virus, Based on what has happened in other countries, Chikungunya could infect about 670,000 people in Colombia in the next few months. – F. Ruiz Symptoms of the Chikungunya Virus Signs and symptoms of the Chikungunya virus include the acute onset of a fever, severe joint pain, […]

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Synapse Study on Autistic Spectrum Disorders

A study published August 21st, 2014 may help experts understand Autism Spectrum Disorder better than ever before. The study looked at the brains of Autistic children and found a synapse overload. Synapse Development and Autism The majority of our synapse development occurs in our very early childhood years, as we progress through our childhood years […]

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Folate, Folic Acid and MTHFR

Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid Folate is a general term used to characterize a group of water soluble B vitamins. Folic Acid is the oxidized, synthetic form of this vitamin. Folic acid is a more stable form so it commonly used in fortified foods and supplements. When you see the term Folate, it refers […]

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Understanding Diabetes

Types of Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Usually diagnosed in young children, Type 1 Diabetes occurs far less frequently that Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is incapable of producing insulin, the hormone responsible for controlling glucose in the blood. Only 5-10% of diabetics have Type 1 Diabetes. Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in […]

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New Alzheimer’s Study – Blood Test for Early Detection

Better Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers at Georgetown along with six other health institutions discovered and validated this test. Releasing their findings in the April issue of Nature Medicine. This discovery will help the development of early treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease as well as offer a reliable test to discern your risk before the disease […]

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