Tag: disease

Experts Expect Bad Year for Ticks as Disease-Carrying Bugs Expand Range in Canada

The prevalence of ticks that can carry Lyme disease is expected to be higher than ever in much of Canada this year, researchers say. Vett Lloyd, a researcher and director of the Lloyd Tick Lab at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, says that as the impacts of climate change progress, each tick season will…


Foods That Cause Inflammation

Excessive inflammation may play a role in a number of leading causes of death and disability, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. But what are the stimuli that jumpstart the deleterious inflammatory cascade? You typically hear about the pro-inflammatory nature of a chronic high-fat diet, but the inflammatory effect “may not be limited…


Celiac Disease

What is Celiac Disease? Just about everybody loves the smell of freshly baked whole-wheat bread, but not everyone can afford to take a bite. For anyone with celiac disease, this treat is practically poison. People with this condition are extremely sensitive to gluten, a class of proteins found in all foods made with wheat, rye,…


Pesticides (DDT) and Alzheimer’s Disease

Although there is a growing list of Alzheimer’s disease susceptibility genes, even if you put them all altogether, they account for less than half of all Alzheimer’s cases. The single most compelling piece of data on the potential control we have over the disease is the fact that if you have identical twins, with the…


How Sugar Affects the Body!

What’s the difference between sugar and high fructose corn syrup! Is one better for us over the other? One of the two gives this particular organ a good beat down session! Dr. Sean McCaffrey is a physician, speaker, teacher, author, mentor, and radio host. He is the Founder of McCaffrey Health Center and McCaffrey Laboratory….


Puzzling Outbreak of Liver Disease in Children Spreads to EU, US

LONDON—Health officials say they have detected more cases of a mysterious liver disease in children that was first identified in Britain, with new infections spreading to Europe and the United States. Last week, British officials reported 74 cases of hepatitis, or liver inflammation, found in children since January. The usual viruses that cause infectious hepatitis…


Modern Civilization, Modern People, and Modern Diseases (Part III and IV)

From the beginning of the industrial revolution, human beings have accelerated the destruction of the environment. Since drilling for and utilizing petroleum, humanity set about destroying and polluting the environment in earnest. In the past, people stored things in vats, wooden containers, and willow and bamboo baskets. Vats are made from heating molded clay and…


What Is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a common condition that develops when a sticky substance called plaque builds up inside your arteries. Disease linked to atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in the United States. About half of Americans between ages 45 and 84 have atherosclerosis and don’t know it. Atherosclerosis develops slowly as cholesterol, fat, blood cells and…


Modern Civilization, Modern People, and Modern Diseases

Modern science strongly influences people. Today, people enjoy modern civilization while suffering from new diseases. The basis of modern science is direct observation. Founded on tangible objects that we can see, modern science applies qualitative and quantitative methods of examination. As advanced as we are today, if we calmly look at the history of human…


Fungus That Causes Fatal Bat Disease Found in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS—A fungus that has killed millions of bats nationwide has been found in Louisiana, but no bats in the state have been sickened by it so far. The disease it causes is called white-nose syndrome because bats develop fuzzy white patches of fungus on their noses, wings, and other hairless areas. The disease also…