New research published in the journal Vascular Pharmacology shows that a molecule found in Nigella sativa, also known as black seed or black cumin, binds to ACE2 receptors in the lungs, potentially stopping spike protein particles from inducing inflammation and vascular damage. The molecule is being studied for possible drug development. Continue reading
Ivermectin, a common anti-parasite drug, has shown great efficacy in the fight against covid-19. For the first time, medical researchers have documented how ivermectin docks to the SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain that is attached to the ACE2 receptor. In this way, ivermectin effectively inhibits viral attachment and replication, assisting a precise antiviral response that can target the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein at its most advantageous cleavage site. The researchers showed how ivermectin interferes with the attachment of the spike protein to the human cell membrane Continue reading
On the show “Life, Liberty & Levin,” host Mark Levin talked to Dr. Harvey A. Risch, a professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, about hydroxychloroquine, a drug that can be used to prevent and treat coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue reading
Dr. Stella Immanuel of the Rehoboth Medical Center in Houston, Texas went viral in a matter of hours after appearing live at the “White Coat Summit” in Washington, D.C. in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Immanuel gave a hopeful, passionate speech about curing coronavirus patients with 100 percent effectiveness. Continue reading
Today we feature a contributed article by Gary Heavin, who has been intimately involved in working with doctors and hospitals to document the most effective treatments that can halt covid-19 and put an end to lockdown tyranny. Continue reading
You know, they say there’s not much use for Latin any more. Some scholars even call it a “dead language.”
But a group of doctors is banding together to remind their colleagues of one old Latin phrase they should have learned on their first day of medical school.
Primum non nocere. It means, “First, do no harm.”
That’s the message behind a new set of guidelines issued by a health group that’s trying to put the kibosh on 90 medical tests and treatments that may do more harm than good. Continue reading
Don’t think that you’re going to walk into your health care practitioner’s office and walk out with a prescription for antibiotics in response to your bronchitis.
Since the usual cause of bronchitis is a viral infection, antibiotics aren’t effective at treating this respiratory problem. Antibiotics can only defeat bacterial infections. So most cases of bronchitis don’t require this form of treatment. Continue reading
Scientists have made remarkable advances in medicine during the past century, finding treatments for everything from strep throat to Parkinson’s disease. Even vanity causes aren’t beyond the reach of drug companies, which offer solutions to even our most embarrassing physical shortcomings. Continue reading
New research out of Michigan State University reveals female athletes and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, findings that call for physicians and athletic trainers to take sex and age into account when dealing with the injury. Continue reading
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that $6.7 billion was spent in one year performing unnecessary tests or prescribing unnecessary medications in primary care, with 86 percent of that cost attributed to the prescription of brand-name statins to treat high cholesterol. The findings are published in a research letter in the October 1 Online First issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Led by Minal Kale, MD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the research team reviewed findings from a study published in the May 2011 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, which identified the top five most overused Continue reading
One of the most frequently read and viewed articles from the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, discusses the causes and treatments of dark under-eye circles.
Basically, they divided the reasons for these into three categories: pigment in the skin, blood vessels, and hollow troughs under the eyes.
Some of these are easily corrected while others are more difficult. Treatments range from topical medications and topical cosmeceutical products (such as Scientificskin.com eye cream) to lasers and soft tissue augmentation product such as Restylane and Juvederm.
Pigment in the epidermis is usually formed after minor irritation, hormones, or after procedures. Continue reading
It is too early to call everyone in North America to prepare for a radiation cloud streaming down radioactive particles from the accident in Japan. According to the media and government, America is not at risk due to radioactive fallout from the recent Japanese nuclear accidents in several reactors but that could change in a heartbeat as authorities race to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns. Nuclear plant operators are working frantically to try to keep temperatures down in several reactors crippled by the earthquake and tsunami, wrecking at least two by dumping sea water into them in last-ditch efforts to avoid meltdowns.
Now, just hours after writing this above paragraph we get a report in the New York Times indicating that even best case scenarios include radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for weeks, months or even years. Continue reading
Caviar Face Cream
Clearly tired of eating the stuff, celebrities have turned to smothering expensive caviar all over their faces. La Prairies Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is a secret fad amongst celebrities including Angelina Jolie.
The cream pot alone is encrusted with Swarovski crystals and takes 2 days to make. The la prairie company claims that “The Caviar Collection combines state-of-the-art science with utter luxury”. The seas proteins within the product are supposed to smooth and pamper you skin giving it a luminous glow. However, the encrusted pot will set you back a whopping $2,900 and the refill costs $390. I think for me the stress of being able to pay for the cream would outweigh any positive ageing effect it may have on my skin!
Stem Cell Regeneration Ant Wrinkle Creams
Another cream with a huge celebrity following is produced by Tranquility Skincare. Their product Swiss Apple Stem Cell Rejuvenation Serum is used by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Julianne Moore.
They say an apple a day will keep the doctor away but now it seems that an apple a day will keep the wrinkles at bay! The product has been taken up by the A-listers so much that it has appeared in Vogue magazine and won the 2008 Innovation Prize for the Best Active Ingredient in Europe. The serum contains a rare Swiss Apple called the Uttwiler Spatlauber which is being branded the ‘super apple’ as it is so rare that only 20 trees are in existence. The apples have a four month longer shelf life and boast self renewal powers that will apparently rejuvenate old, sagging skin. The best news of all is that it will only set you back £30 so if you think these apples are going to be your saviour then they are an affordable option to try!
The S Lift (Short Scar Face lift)
OK, so you didn’t really believe that celebs were secretly getting younger but staying away from the scalpel altogether did you! The stars are still getting cosmetic procedures they are just finding ones which can go under the radar and be less noticeable.
The S Lift is being described as the mini face lift. This new type of lift makes scarring a thing of the past as the incisions are smaller, hidden better and there is a shorter recovery time after the surgery. The evidence has been removed and celebs can go on pretending like they have had no work done at all! This procedure will set you back at around 3k for an instant result but doesn’t last as long as a traditional face lift.
It seems the industry are realizing that traditional cosmetic procedures are long, painful and take a lot of recovery time to allow the bruising and scarring to settle hence, quick cosmetic procedures are on the up, especially among the celebs. Ever wanted an envious flat tummy with some six pack definition like Madonna? Forget Pilate’s and all the stress of working out because celebs are cutting corners and getting some abdominal etching for a fast fix.
The procedure removes any excess fat and skin to give a flatter, tighter stomach area, with stronger muscle definition. The surgeon quite literally etches in a six pack. This has to take laziness to new heights surely! Think I would rather just sweat it out at the gym!
Well I thought I had heard it all until I heard this! You would think that celebs have all their time taken up enough as it is what with all of the applying of creams everywhere and going off for cosmetic procedures every time a bit of skin dares to move but would you believe it – leeches are now being used in beauty therapy.
Yes, you read right. Demi Moore is among the celebrities admitting to having the bizarre new treatment. She swears by this as a way of staying healthy and looking great at 45 as it detoxifies the blood. So if jumping in to a bath of turpentine and allowing leeches to suck on your blood sounds brilliant to you then you can be glowing in no time! This has to be one of the most extreme alternative beauty therapies out there. Be prepared to get waxed though as the little biters do not like body hair!
The cream Preparation H has remained one of the most under the radar ways and perhaps best kept beauty a secret of celebrities to date. To be honest though, I don’t think I would be too pleased to tell the world that I regularly use hemorrhoid cream under my eyes to treat my eye bags especially if I was an A-list star.
So, supermodels and celebrities a like swear by this simple cream claiming it gives them an instant lift when they are bothered by eye bags. Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore (apparently she spends her whole life trying to be young) are advocates of this cream. Hmm, I’m not sure I want to be rubbing hemorrhoid cream under my eyes though and be warned, there have been tales of bad skin reactions in people who have tried this trend. Also, the formula has been changed and Bio-Dyne (the bit that claimed to help) has been removed so apparently it’s now useless!
24 Carat Gold Face masks
Claimed to be the ultimate skin rejuvenating treatment, celebrities are also receiving 24 carat gold face masks. That’s right, if it’s precious in some way or extremely expensive (or preferably both) the stars will find some way to smother it on their faces!
A Japanese company call EMO first introduced this concept but it is now becoming more widely spread in Spa’s across the world for a fee of $250. The gold is applied in a sort of collagen mask that is supposed to moisturize and firm the skin. The gold helps the skin regenerate quicker and fuller and leaves your face more firmer in just one hour. What’s next diamond body scrubs?
Bull Semen Hair Treatment
Call me crazy after all the treatments mentioned above but I think this treatment is a step too far for me! I think I would be much more up for putting caviar on my face. London salons have started using a new hair treatment which is mixed with bull semen.
Bull Semen Conditioner
The hair product is called Hari’s and is a mixture of bull semen and a rare plant from Iran which is supposed to repair the hair especially that which has been damaged from excessive heat styling. The protein is believed to be miraculous at strengthening and repairing hair. This 45-minute treatment ranges from £55 to £85 and uses semen from Aberdeen Angus bulls.
Snake Venom Facial
You wouldn’t dream of getting anywhere close to a venomous snake for fear of getting seriously hurt or dying yet, we would probably consider put a snake’s venom on our face voluntarily. Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Debra Mesingk argue that it does wonders for their face.
Actually, the beauty of this treatment is that no actual snakes are involved..phew!! The serum simply mimics the effects of venom i.e. relaxes the face the same way venom will relax its prey. The skins elasticity is improved which then allows a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and helps bond skin cells. A bit like Botox but without a needle or snake bite in site. The treatment will set you back around $185 though..ouch!
Courtesy of www.Mastersinhealthcare.com