Did You Know – What May Prevent Allergies
21
October

Did You Know – What May Prevent Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Did you know thumb sucking and nail-biting might prevent allergies? According to researchers at the Dunedin School of Medicine in New Zealand, children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may have a lower risk of developing allergies. The study was done to test the hygiene hypothesis: the idea that increased hygiene is responsible […]


Student Scientists Develop Pollen App for Allergy Sufferers
20
October

Student Scientists Develop Pollen App for Allergy Sufferers

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

We’ve been looking at this issue of pollen. And how do we do more with the science around pollen in the NJCSTM. When talking about this this idea came up of the pollen-tracking app. AccuPollen is a way for you to get real pollen counts in your area. You’ll be able to use that to […]


You’re Too Clean, and It’s Messing With Your Immune System
16
October

You’re Too Clean, and It’s Messing With Your Immune System

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Washing your hands may be the best way to keep from getting sick, but in some ways, DIRT does a body good. We’ve all been taught that dirt is bad for us. In my Grandmother’s house “Cleanliness was next to Godliness” and everything was scrubbed clean and disinfected, but now with new research on the […]


For this Nobel winner, fighting cancer began with his family
11
October

For this Nobel winner, fighting cancer began with his family

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

AMNA NAWAZ: It’s Nobel Prize week. And, today, the Nobel Committee announced its 2018 award in medicine. Jim Allison, an American research scientist, and Tasuku Honjo from Japan, helped create a revolutionary cancer treatment that continues to save lives. Nick Schifrin has that story. NICK SCHIFRIN: For years, cancer treatment was dominated by four techniques, […]


Mast Cell Stabiliser – Cromolyn Gastrocrom Intercron Sodium Cromoglicate
09
October

Mast Cell Stabiliser – Cromolyn Gastrocrom Intercron Sodium Cromoglicate

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hi everybody and welcome or welcome back to Uninvisible: An Invisible Illness Awareness Project. This week I want to talk about a pharmaceutical Mast Cell Stabilizer, which is known by several different names such as cromglicic acid, sodium cromoglicate… There’s a specific brand known as cromolyn, which is taken as an eye drop and then […]


Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest | Cedars-Sinai
30
September

Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest | Cedars-Sinai

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack are two different conditions. With a heart attack there is a problem with the blood supply to the heart and it leads to areas of the heart not working as well. With a cardiac arrest there is electrical chaos in the heart and it’s usually fatal within 10 […]


The Truth About Cholesterol | Part 2
26
September

The Truth About Cholesterol | Part 2

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hey guys, my name is Amy Jane and welcome back to my channel. This is part 2 of a series titled “The Truth about Cholesterol.” If you haven’t already, go check out part 1 of this series where I talk about cholesterol myths, the dangers of cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins, and my dietary recommendations. That […]


10 things to know about asthma in children
15
September

10 things to know about asthma in children

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

Asthma affects over half a million Australian children and is one of the most common reasons why children have to go and see their GP or to attend the emergency department so it’s important that you know what the most common asthma symptoms are these can include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing. They most often […]