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Coconut Oil: Tooth Decay's New Enemy

Coconut Oil: Tooth Decay's New Enemy | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Coconut oil is used in hair care and skin care products and now scientists are saying that it could be used in dental care products to fight tooth decay.

Researchers from the Athlone Institue of Technology in Ireland said that coconut oil treated with enzymes blocked the growth of the main cause of tooth decay, streptococcus bacteria.

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George H.W. Bush admitted to Houston hospital - 

George H.W. Bush admitted to Houston hospital -  | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
After contracting an infection that spread to his blood
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Sales Revenues at the Potential Expense of Patient Safety: The Example of You&i TM – The Cancer Letter Publications

Sales Revenues at the Potential Expense of Patient Safety: The Example of You&i TM – The Cancer Letter Publications | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

In this context, we urge the Food and Drug Administration to review the safety of the You&iTMprogram in the context of the approved drug label, given that it creates a barrier to optimal prescribing for some patients. We further urge the FDA to recognize that the combination of the high price per pill and the flat pricing scheme are specific impediments to safe administration, and that ignoring the marketing approach for ibrutinib is antithetical to fostering optimally safe dosing and administration. We also urge clinical investigators to consider studies of every other day dosing of ibrutinib, given that it is an irreversible inhibitor of its target, and that its target’s turnover rate is relatively low and would likely permit effective dosing on this schedule.[11]  Of course, this would also result in a 50% reduction in treatment cost, despite You&iTM.

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Researching compound to combat aging-related diseases

Researching compound to combat aging-related diseases | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Christopher Martens investigates compound’s role in delaying mild cognitive disorder and dementia
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ADA Requires Reasonable Accommodations For PTSD

ADA Requires Reasonable Accommodations For PTSD | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits private employers with 15 or more employees, State and local governments, employment agencies, and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. (42 U.S.C.)

The ADA is not limited to a list of medical conditions that constitute disabilities, rather, it contains a general definition of disability that each person must meet on a case by case basis. A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having an impairment. (EEOC Regulations, 2011). According to the EEOC, the individualized assessment of virtually all people with PTSD will result in a determination of disability under the ADA given its inherent nature. The major life activities of learning, reading, concentrating and thinking, as well as the major bodily functions of the brain and neurological function are included in its definitions. Indeed, PTSD is specifically included in the definitions of the implementing regulations to the ADA as substantially limiting brain function.

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Proposed bill would allow pharmacists to diagnose flu

Proposed bill would allow pharmacists to diagnose flu | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
A possible game changer for flu season.A bill is moving through the law-making process that would give pharmacists the ability to diagnose the flu.If it becomes law, people could go to the corner drugstore instead of the doctors office.CBS12 News talked to
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A Model to Incorporate Functional Medicine into Chronic Pain Care

A Model to Incorporate Functional Medicine into Chronic Pain Care | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
A functional medicine approach studied among veterans may help reduce idiopathic chronic pain and related symptoms.
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‘We feel like our system was hijacked’: DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper

‘We feel like our system was hijacked’: DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Investigators wanted a $1 billion fine and criminal charges brought against McKesson. Instead, they got a $150 million fine and no charges.
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Socia Chats Health chat with Rebecca Kallaus, founder of Elevated Health - Social Chats

Socia Chats Health chat with Rebecca Kallaus, founder of Elevated Health - Social Chats | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Social Chats Health with Tonya Scholz and Sandra Lopez, founder of TurnOn South FL chat with Rebecca Kallaus, founder of Elevated Health. Elevated Health’s mission is to empower the individual with their health by providing tools and education for non-invasive therapies which support the body’s natural healing from the comfort of one’s own home.

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Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death

Silicon Valley’s plan to hack death | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley titans have hacked phones, computers, even cars. Now, they are taking to their own bodies, reprogramming themselves for longevity, intelligence and youthfulness.

A microbiologist there uses needles and electricity to retool his DNA. “Smart drugs” are as common at tech firms as coffee. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison invested $430 million in anti-aging research.

When Gavin Belson, the tech exec played by Matt Ross on “Silicon Valley,” received an infusion from his “blood boy” on a recent episode, it lampooned Valley excesses.

Here are five real ways in which Silicon Valley movers aim to live longer, look better and learn faster.

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What Exactly Are Adaptogens and How Do You Know if Need Them?

What Exactly Are Adaptogens and How Do You Know if Need Them? | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Burnout, adrenal fatigue and chronic stress affect tens of thousands of people—here's how to know if adaptogens will help.
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The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

James Clement has scoured the globe for
supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to
contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache.

 
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Could sugary diets fuel Alzheimer's disease? Scientists discover link between high levels of glucose in the brain and memory loss symptoms 

Could sugary diets fuel Alzheimer's disease? Scientists discover link between high levels of glucose in the brain and memory loss symptoms  | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
People whose brains were less efficient at breaking down glucose suffered worse dementia symptoms associated with Alzheimer's, National Institute of Aging researchers found.
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Can fresh blood reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

Can fresh blood reverse Alzheimer’s disease? | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Infusions of blood plasma from young men may have helped a few Alzheimer's patients --not affecting memory, but day to day functioning.
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Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill

Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

A drug that treats a variety of white blood cell cancers typically costs about $148,000 a year, and doctors can customize and quickly adjust doses by adjusting how many small-dose pills of it patients should take each day—generally up to four pills. At least, that was the case until now.

Last year, doctors presented results from a small pilot trial hinting that smaller doses could work just as well as the larger dose—dropping patients down from three pills a day to just one. Taking just one pill a day could dramatically reduce costs to around $50,000 a year. And it could lessen unpleasant side-effects, such as diarrhea, muscle and bone pain, and tiredness. But just as doctors were gearing up for more trials on the lower dosages, the makers of the drug revealed plans that torpedoed the doctors’ efforts: they were tripling the price of the drug and changing pill dosages.

The drug, ibrutinib (brand name Imbruvica), typically came in 140mg capsules, of which patients took doses from 140mg per day to 560mg per day depending on their cancer and individual medical situation. (There were also 70mg capsules for patients taking certain treatment combinations or having liver complications.) The pills treat a variety of cancers involving a type of white blood cell called B cells. The cancers include mantle cell lymphoma, which was approved for treatment with four 140mg pills per day, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, approved to be treated with three 140mg pills per day. Each 140mg pill costs somewhere around $133—for now.

Imbruvica’s makers, Janssen and Pharmacyclics, have now gotten approval to sell four different tablets of varying strengths: 140mg, 280mg, 420mg, and 560mg. But the new pills will all be the same price—around $400 each—even the 140mg dose pill. The makers will stop selling the old, cheaper 140mg pill within three months, according to a report by the Washington Post.

The plan nixes any chance to lower costs with lower dosages. Even if patients can drop down to just 140mg a day, they’ll pay three times what they pay now for each 140mg pill.

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Chronic nicotinamide riboside supplementation is well-tolerated and elevates NAD + in healthy middle-aged and older adults

Chronic nicotinamide riboside supplementation is well-tolerated and elevates NAD + in healthy middle-aged and older adults | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
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Local governments look to new forms of addiction treatment

Local governments look to new forms of addiction treatment | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

 As the battle against opioid addiction continues, some local governments are taking a look at less traditional forms of treatment, to see whether that can help get people off drugs and save lives.

Tuesday night, inside the Lifepointe Church in Westfield, some local officials were hoping to learn more about a new way to treat opioid addiction.

“I’m hoping to learn what this center can provide for our people not just in our township but statewide,” said Westfield-Washington Township Trustee Danielle Carey Tolan. She said her office sees firsthand those addicted to drugs in the area.

“We have up to three to five people that come in a day asking for assistance,” said Carey Tolan, “and probably one out of those five are addicted to drugs.”

The product they were here to learn more about is NAD-infusion therapy, a 10-day IV treatment which doctors who administer it say infuses patients with a naturally-occurring compound that targets the area of the brain responsible for cravings.

“It certainly has a remarkable way of clearing a patient’s mind and freeing them of cravings,” said Dr. Timothy Pohlman, medical director of the Emerald Neuro-Recover Center, which offers the treatment. He said the approach is just one tool with which to fight addiction.

“It works for opioids, it works for benzodiazepines,” said Pohlman, “each treatment is tailored to the specific substance.”

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Heal Yourself with Food - Ivanka Trump HQ

Heal Yourself with Food - Ivanka Trump HQ | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Pharmacist Kimmi Stultz shares a prescription for better health, starting with 5 medicinal mocktail recipes.

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Can young blood actually help cure Alzheimer's?

Can young blood actually help cure Alzheimer's? | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

A startup company in California called Alkahest has an unconventional, and rather vampiric, idea for curing Alzheimer’s disease. The founders believe that the disease can be slowed, stopped, or possibly reversed using blood from young people.

Well not “blood” exactly, but plasma, which is all the fluid left behind after you remove the cells from the blood. And right now, a small sample of patients with Alzheimer’s disease are receiving weekly injectionsof plasma donated by healthy, young people as a potential treatment.

Research behind the healing capacity of young blood has a long history. In the mid-1800s a French scientist named Paul Bert developed a technique called parabiosis. Here, two mice are sutured together so that they share a common bloodstream. You can pair a sick mouse with a healthy mouse to ask how blood from one mouse affects the other. Despite the gruesome tableau, these experiments have yielded fundamental information about how aging occurs.

When a young mouse is paired with an old mouse, the benefits on the old mouse can be profound. Older mice have better memoryheal faster, and are more agilewhen they share a bloodstream with a young mouse. Yet, interestingly, no one has convincingly shown that young blood can extend the lifespan of a mouse.

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Everything You Should Know About Functional Medicine

Everything You Should Know About Functional Medicine | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Doctors explain what sets functional medicine apart from conventional medicine, and who can benefit most from the functional approach.
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coMra-Therapy

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THE TECHNOLOGY OF COMRA-THERAPY UTILIZES THE SYNERGISTIC COMBINATION OF NEAR-INFRARED LASER, LED, MAGNETS, AND ULTRASOUND IN ONE DEVICE.

Why “coMra”?

The “co” in coMra stands for “Coherent.” The “M” and “ra” stand for there being multiple radiances, meaning multiple modalities. This essentially means that the therapy is delivered coherently, in a straight trajectory, allowing it to penetrate far enough into the body to treat even deep internal organs.

What is the device?

The technology of coMra-Therapy is delivered through the Delta device. This device is classified as a Class IIA laser, meaning there are essentially no risks and very few general precautions are required in order to use it. To see more about classifications of lasers, click HERE.

“Delta” refers to the base of the device, while the modalities of coMra-Therapy are delivered through an attached head. The head attachment comes in 4 different options depending on the treatment delivery needs: medical terminal, aesthetic terminal, probe terminal and meridian terminal.

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Rhodiola Quickly Combats Fatigue - Life Extension

Rhodiola Quickly Combats Fatigue - Life Extension | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Fatigue is a common complaint heard by physicians. A new study shows that low-cost rhodiola extract improves symptoms of fatigue in less than a week.
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The Future of Anti-Aging

The Future of Anti-Aging | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

A baby born within the past decade could live to be 150 years old. “Technology has reached a point where extending animal life span by 30 percent is routine,” says David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and a renowned authority on longevity. “Dozens of companies are testing aging-reversal technologies in human clinical trials, and the combination of these could extend life span by decades.” Why is that a good thing? Because with science, those additional years could be happier, healthier ones. It does seem cruel, however, to have all that extra time if we’ll also look 150 years old. Fortunately, the most visionary anti-aging treatments on the horizon make pioneering plastic-surgery procedures seem run-of-the-mill. Read on to find out how a key supplement, DNA editing, and young blood could someday add years to your life, erase wrinkles, and potentially wipe out age-related diseases.

A molecule called NAD+ may hold the secret to boundless energy. The good news: Our cells already produce it, as it helps regulate our metabolism. The bad news: NAD+ declines as we age—by 50, levels are half of what they were at age 20. But scientists have discovered some powerful boosters that can help cells produce more NAD+. One of the most promising is NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a form of vitamin B3 found in fruits and vegetables like avocado and broccoli. A 2013 study showed that older mice that were given an NAD+-boosting compound containing NMN had dramatically healthier cells and muscle tissue. “We took a mouse that was the human equivalent of a 65-year-old back to a 25-year-old—in a week,” says Sinclair, one of the study’s authors. What’s more, he says, the mice not only had more energy and could run farther but were resistant to diseases like cancer and diabetes. “If you reverse aging in one organ or tissue, usually the whole body is reversed, because all cells have the same underlying defects,” he explains.

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FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework

FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including novel cellular therapies.

The framework – outlined in a suite of four guidance documents – builds upon the FDA’s existing risk-based regulatory approach to more clearly describe what products are regulated as drugs, devices, and/or biological products. Further, two of the guidance documents propose an efficient, science-based process for helping to ensure the safety and effectiveness of these therapies, while supporting development in this area. The suite of guidance documents also defines a risk-based framework for how the FDA intends to focus its enforcement actions against those products that raise potential significant safety concerns. This modern framework is intended to balance the agency’s commitment to safety with mechanisms to drive further advances in regenerative medicine so innovators can bring new, effective therapies to patients as quickly and safely as possible. The policy also delivers on important provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.

“We’re at the beginning of a paradigm change in medicine with the promise of being able to facilitate regeneration of parts of the human body, where cells and tissues can be engineered to grow healthy, functional organs to replace diseased ones; new genes can be introduced into the body to combat disease; and adult stem cells can generate replacements for cells that are lost to injury or disease. This is no longer the stuff of science fiction. This is the practical promise of modern applications of regenerative medicine,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “But this field is dynamic and complex. As such, it has presented unique challenges to researchers, health care providers, and the FDA as we seek to provide a clear pathway for those developing new therapies in this promising field, while making sure that the FDA meets its obligation to ensure the safety and efficacy of the medical products that patients rely upon. Alongside all the promise, we’ve also seen products marketed that are dangerous and have harmed people. With the policy framework the FDA is announcing today, we’re adopting a risk-based and science-based approach that builds upon existing regulations to support innovative product development while clarifying the FDA’s authorities and enforcement priorities. This will protect patients from products that pose potential significant risks, while accelerating access to safe and effective new therapies.”

The framework includes two final guidance documents and two draft guidance documents.

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Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk tall

Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk tall | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health created robotic armor that can help children with cerebral palsy walk easier and upright.
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Could young blood cure Alzheimer’s? First study shows ‘hints’ that plasma revives old brains

Could young blood cure Alzheimer’s? First study shows ‘hints’ that plasma revives old brains | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Results from the world’s first study to test infusing youthful plasma into elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease found 'hints' the controversial treatment improved their ability to perform basic tasks
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