December 2020 / 60 posts found

Functional Medicine Improves Health Related Quality of Life. Medical Study

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One of the most respected medical journals, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has just published a study concluding functional medicine significantly improved patient health outcomes, compared to a traditional medical care setting. Of course this is not news for anyone working in Functional Medicine, but it’s extremely exciting to start to see this being reflected in the medical literature. Our conventional system is world class and absolutely brilliant for acute care issues such as life saving surgeries, infections and so on. If you have a broken leg, myocarditis or are having a heart attack, you don’t need […]

Vital asthma and diabetes drugs could cost 7 times more in new Donald Trump deal – Mirror Online

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Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy notice Vital drugs for asthma, diabetes and cancer could cost up to seven times more under a UK trade deal with Donald Trump’s America, according to new analysis by Labour . President Trump and senior members of his cabinet have said they are tired of ‘foreign freeloading.’ They say any new trade deal should bring prices into line with those in the US – which is bad news for the NHS. Stats show the world’s top twenty best selling prescription were over three times more expensive in the US than […]

Fauci says Biden, Harris should receive coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible

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26m ago / 1:24 PM UTC Poor countries face long wait for vaccines despite promises NEW DELHI — With Americans, Britons and Canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive coronavirus vaccines, the route out of the pandemic now seems clear to many in the West, even if the rollout will take many months. But for poorer countries, the road will be far longer and rougher. The ambitious initiative known as COVAX created to ensure the entire world has access to COVID-19 vaccines has secured only a fraction of the 2 billion doses it hopes to buy over the next year, […]

Moderna vaccine appears to protect against coronavirus infection

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Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is 94 percent effective at preventing illness and appears to protect against infection as well, according to documents released Tuesday morning ahead of a meeting of advisors to the Food and Drug Administration, scheduled for Thursday. The findings set the Moderna vaccine up for FDA authorization by the end of this week, meaning Americans could soon have two highly effective Covid-19 vaccines. The high efficacy was noted after two doses of the vaccine, given 28 days apart. This is about the same level of effectiveness as the Pfizer vaccine, the first shots of which were given to […]

Eating tiny nutrient particles could be better than health supplements | New Scientist

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Nutrient deficiencies are a big problem worldwideGetty Images Getty Images Tiny particles packed with vital nutrients could provide a better way of delivering dietary supplements to people worldwide. The particles can protect their contents from moisture and also resist heat during cooking before breaking down in the stomach to release their contents. Some 2 billion people globally have nutrient-deficient diets. This is the leading cause of cognitive and physical disorders in the developing world, according to an international research team led by Ana Jaklenec and Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A major challenge in adding nutrients to […]

The Most Common Causes of Alopecia: A Functional Medicine Guide | Dr. Will Cole

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How Much Hair Loss is Normal?  The average human loses about 100 hairs a day. And normally, we don’t even notice! That’s because new hair is constantly growing in its place, maintaining the thickness of the hair on our head. When alopecia — which is a general term of hair loss — occurs, hair isn’t growing as much as it’s being lost and that can lead to balding and thinning of the hair.  There are a lot of different types of alopecia and they can all cause a different form of hair loss. For example, it can occur in patches, as a […]

Insulin discovery documentary shows how children were saved from Type 1 diabetes.

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Opinion | The Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Solve Everything – The New York Times

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“Open America up,” Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, tweeted recently. “Masks don’t work,” said Ron Paul, the former Republican presidential candidate. Both these assertions defy science and public health recommendations; they are not just misleading but potentially lethal. All this may worsen the pandemic. “I think we’re going to go up for weeks,” warns Dr. Tom Frieden, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Cases are cresting in the upper Midwest, but that’s just from massively high rates, and the post-Thanksgiving bump is just beginning to play out.” Just as the Thanksgiving bump fades, I […]

FDA approves Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for distribution

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When will the treatment be available to the public? Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja provides insight. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday formally granted emergency approval for Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine candidate, officially paving the way for widespread distribution of the long-awaited vaccine. The vaccine has been recommended to be distributed first to health care workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.  The FDA’s move came just one day after an advisory panel to the agency voted to endorse the Pfizer-BioNTech product.  , Pfizer must still show whether the vaccine works in children younger than 16 and […]

Best Vitamins & Supplements For Energy | myvitamins

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Our busy lifestyles can mean that getting the right nutrition from our diets becomes ever more challenging and energy levels can begin to slump; put some spring back in your step and explore our range for energy and endurance. Wakey Wakey, our convenient one-a-day energy boosting multivitamin, containing a scientifically selected combination of Vitamin B6, Pantothenic acid, Chromium, Zinc and more is designed to increase energy levels and a reduce feelings of tiredness & fatigue. Caffeine, a natural stimulant which has been found to contribute to an increase in endurance capacity and performance among athletes, as well as stimulating cognitive […]