All Things Long Term Care

Baby Boomers Trading In & Trading Up Their Vehicles

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A recent study has found that Baby Boomers have now become the most likely age group to purchase a new vehicle, many of whom choose to finally buy their “dream car.” Luxury automakers Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Porsche are among the most popular choices, with over 50% of sales attributed to Boomers. Read more »

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Baby Boomers Trading In & Trading Up Their Vehicles

BabyBoomerCar

A recent study has found that Baby Boomers have now become the most likely age group to purchase a new vehicle, many of whom choose to finally buy their “dream car.” Luxury automakers Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Porsche are among the most popular choices, with over 50% of sales attributed to Boomers. Read more »

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Asthma Treatment Breakthrough

A team of scientists from CarAsthmadiff University in Great Britain believe they have identified the root cause of asthma. Experiments on mice and human airway tissue found that calcium sensing receptor cells – which detect changes in the environment – go into overdrive in asthmatics, triggering airway twitching, inflammation, and narrowing. Remarkably, drugs already exist which can deactivate these cells. They are known as calcilytics have been used to treat people with osteoporosis. Read more »

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Asthma Treatment Breakthrough

A team of scientists from CarAsthmadiff University in Great Britain believe they have identified the root cause of asthma. Experiments on mice and human airway tissue found that calcium sensing receptor cells – which detect changes in the environment – go into overdrive in asthmatics, triggering airway twitching, inflammation, and narrowing. Remarkably, drugs already exist which can deactivate these cells. They are known as calcilytics have been used to treat people with osteoporosis. Read more »

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Asthma Treatment Breakthrough

A team of scientists from CarAsthmadiff University in Great Britain believe they have identified the root cause of asthma. Experiments on mice and human airway tissue found that calcium sensing receptor cells – which detect changes in the environment – go into overdrive in asthmatics, triggering airway twitching, inflammation, and narrowing. Remarkably, drugs already exist which can deactivate these cells. They are known as calcilytics have been used to treat people with osteoporosis. Read more »

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SODIUM IN YOUR DIET

Sodium is essential for propersalt body functions –it helps balance fluids within the body, it helps transmit nerve impulses and it can influence the contraction and relaxation of muscles.

However, the average American gets about 3,400 mg of sodium a day — much higher than the recommended 2,300 mg. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and stroke. Read more »

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SODIUM IN YOUR DIET

Sodium is essential for propersalt body functions –it helps balance fluids within the body, it helps transmit nerve impulses and it can influence the contraction and relaxation of muscles.

However, the average American gets about 3,400 mg of sodium a day — much higher than the recommended 2,300 mg. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and stroke. Read more »

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BEE VENOM MAY HELP FIGHT CANCER

BeeResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say venom from honeybees may block the growth or spread of cancer. A substance called melittin found in the venom prevents cancer cells from multiplying.

The author of the study, Dianjan Pan writes, “We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory.” Pan hopes to test the treatment on rats and pigs next before eventually treating human patients. Read more »

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