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Rising ocean temperatures may be making us ill and it’s only getting worse.
Warmth-loving marine bacteria are growing in abundance and posing an increased risk to human health as waters heat up, according to a study published this week. Leer Más
Veinish is an Ayurvedic herbal supplement, which works on several levels, protecting your body against several diseases. From painful varicose veins to serious brain conditions, Venish works in tandem with Vasko, another herbal supplement. Leer Más
When Anna Pesce was visiting her children in Wagener, SC, in November 2014, the then-85-year-old Orangeburg, NY, native almost collapsed trying to climb a set of stairs. Leer Más
An Oregon company has developed a way to purify water using nothing more than the power of the sun. The company, Focal Technologies, uses a solar focusing lens to heat a sample of water and break down contaminants such as E. coli and Salmonella. Leer Más
Turmeric is quickly becoming an “it” superfood. You’ve probably seen the ingredient all over Pinterest and Instagram in the form of golden-hues lattes, soups, and vegan ice cream. It was even called a “rising star” by Google Food Trends, since searches for turmeric jumped a whopping 56% in between November and January of last year. And as a nutritionist, I’m thrilled, since this healthy food trend is both delicious and backed by research. Leer Más
January of 2011, Ilana Brito maxed out her credit cards and booked a trip to Fiji. At the time, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, with a particular interest in how infectious diseases move throughout human communities and the environment. Nine months earlier, Brito had attended a talk in New York by Stacy Jupiter, a marine biologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s program in Fiji, who discussed the link between watershed health and human health. In Fiji, cases of typhoid typically spike after cyclones and other serious storms: pools of standing water form, providing safe harbor to Salmonella typhi, the bacterium that causes the illness. Like many other infectious diseases, typhoid can be very difficult to track in humans, but Brito—undaunted by the challenge of this epidemiological quandary—began to wonder whether it was possible instead to follow the bacterium as it travelled. She approached Jupiter after the talk with the idea of piloting the Fiji Community Microbiome Project (Fijicomp). Soon, she was on her way. Leer Más