Category: Healthcare

Vitamin D highly questionable

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with a number of disorders and diseases . . .  cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, weight gain, infectious diseases, multiple sclerosis, mood disorders, cognitive impairment, and even all-cause mortality. Scientifically, we simply do not know…

Perhaps nuts are vitamins in disguise

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study looking at the health benefits of nut consumption. The study is impressive because of its scope and size. The conclusions are derived from subsets of two very large studies: the…

Viagra now generic in Europe

Viagra is one of the world’s most recognized drugs. Viagra is also expensive, costing about $10 per pill. Not surprisingly, this is not covered by insurance. Europeans recently got lucky (pun intended). Viagra went generic in Europe in June. This…

Growing organs – medicine of the future

I recently blogged about a scientific endeavor to grow new organs by applying stem cells to the scaffolding of de-cellularized (dead) organs (the result of this was to produce rudimentary, minimally-functional organs, but this is still an amazing first step).…