Here are some of the most important news that have appeared recently, and that have to do with health and medicine.
Smoking is terrible, and some people even consider it to be a disease. While not everyone agrees with these people, everyone agrees that everyone who smokes should quit right away. But, that’s easier said than done. However, it appears that a new anti-smoking therapy may be on its way, due to the fact that is was proven that a nicotine-eating bacteria can help people fight smoking. This therapy works by letting this bacterial enzyme eat up all the nicotine before it reaches the human brain. According to the Journal of the American Chemical Society, this enzyme could be made in a lab, and that it has all the right properties to become the perfect therapeutic.
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Most of us have seen a couple of police TV series in which the officers and the forensics get on the crime scene and use a spray to show the tiny particles of blood that were invisible to the human eye. Well, according to a study by Paul Sigala and his colleagues, this spray could be used to fight malaria! This spray contains luminal and it glows when it touches an oxidizing agent. However, this luminal also triggers amino acids that can be found in human blood, and forces them to fight and destroy Plasmodium falciparum – a malaria parasite that can de bound in red blood cells of the infected person.
Recently, more and more people have started working up and building their bodies. However, a recent research has proven that the supplements that the bodybuilders use could lead to eating disorder. In fact, it was shown that some people devour these supplements in such a way that it is already considered to be an eating disorder on its own. That is why people should only rely on those supplements on which they have an agreement with their doctors, or should just work out, without taking any supplements. You may not be as muscular, but you’ll be healthier, that’s for sure.
Blood is a journal that has recently published a new study that shows that there is a topical gel that could help with the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It does so by starting up an immune response which kills the malignant cells. In the past, this disease could only be fought with a bone marrow transplant, but today, it was proven that Resiquimod gel could battle this illness in its early stages.
There is a great chance that older people might develop the Alzheimer’s disease, and after the age of 65, the chances of getting this disease doubles every 5 years. That is why doctors are working extremely hard to find a cure for this, and it appears that they might be onto something. At least, they have discovered what it is that makes this disease appear in older people. It was found that the brain loses its ability to clear away all the toxins that are associated with this disease. They say that now they know where to start in their search for a cure.