1. J

    Placebo Effect Vs. Get Better Anyway Effect

    Placebo effects are weak: regression to the mean is the main reason ineffective treatments appear to work
  2. J

    Cancer Overwhelmingly Due To Environment "Earlier this year, researchers sparked a debate after suggesting two-thirds of cancer types were down to luck rather than factors such as smoking. The new study, in the journal Nature, used four approaches to conclude only 10-30% of cancers were down to...
  3. L

    Carbs, Not Fats, Boost Half-marathon Race Performance

    Carbs, not fats, boost half-marathon race performance ... 094542.htm
  4. L

    Caffeine And Effect On Brain Seen Through Scans

    Hmmm.... I know it is Daily Mail, but interesting: ... =applenews
  5. haidut

    Epigenetics Probably Affects Long Term Evolution

    This article adds even more support to the importance of the epigenome over the genome. It's still a bit too early to make a definitive announcement. However, if the evidence stands that epigenetic changes are inherited for more than a few generations then epigenetics certainly affects long term...
  6. L

    Mitochondria Affect Stress Responses

    Mitochondria affect stress responses Cell's powerhouse plays role in mind-body interactions, with long-term health effects Wallace postulates that the current study indicates that an important reason for our limited progress in understanding the genetic and biologic basis of psychology is our...
  7. haidut

    Stress Causes Genetic Mutations; Cancer Thrives Under Stress

    This article caught my eye since it once again found metabolic underpinnings in cancer initiation and progression. However, perhaps the even more important revelation is that according to the scientists stress can cause mutations in DNA of normal cells, which can lead to cancer. This in direct...
  8. haidut

    Obese Men Pass This Handicap On To Their Children

    Another study adding to the evidence that it is possible to inherit non-genetic features. The article reviews several studies, including one I mentioned on Danny's show. All of the studies so far had been in animals but this is the first evidence from a human study that non-genetic features are...
  9. haidut

    Chemotherapy Causes Cancer Metastases, Tumor Evolution

    Most people on the forum are familiar with Ray's opinion on "treating" cancer by the "cut, poison, burn" method - i.e. not only it does not work but in many cases makes the cancer more resilient and spread when it otherwise it would not have done so. Well, it seems there is now validation of...
  10. bodacious

    Loneliness Triggers Cellular Changes

    :o "The serious dangers of loneliness have long been known, but the cellular mechanisms by which loneliness causes adverse health outcomes have not been well understood. Now, a team of researchers has released a study shedding new light on how loneliness triggers physiological responses that...
  11. charlie

    Frequent Blood Donors Live Longer Than Less Frequent Donors

    More at link: ... ive-longer
  12. haidut

    Scientists Now Think That Being Fat Can Protect Your Health

    Finally, the "obesity paradox" is becoming mainstream knowledge. The most plausible explanation is that as per another study I posted, overweight and mildly obese people tend to have higher metabolic rate then lean ones. A second plausible explanation is that, as the article itself points out...
  13. haidut

    Fundamental Physical "constants" May Change Over Time

    Ray has written about the pathological science currently represented by elementary particle physics and quantum mechanics. In his view, everything in nature changes and there is no reason to believe any constants exist. This study below adds support for the "constants change" view but...
  14. P

    Straight Talk About High-fructose Corn Syrup: What It Is And What It Ain't1,2,3,4 CONCLUSIONS The hypothesis that HFCS is a unique cause of obesity is not supportable in the United States or elsewhere, and the reasons are clear: HFCS has the same sugars composition as other “benign” fructose-glucose sweeteners such as...
  15. P

    Cell Life Versus Cell Longevity: The Mysteries Surrounding The Nad+ Precursor Nicotinamide Abstract Nicotinamide, the amide form of niacin (vitamin B3), is the precursor for the coenzyme β-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and plays a significant role during the enhancement of cell survival as well as cell longevity. Yet, these...
  16. haidut

    PUFA Causes Hypoxia And Hypoxia ALWAYS Causes Cancer

    Fairly recent study, with a good review of the role of PUFA in the hypoxia that, if maintained chronically, always leads to cancer. Chronic cellular hypoxia as the prime cause of cancer: what is the de-oxygenating role of adulterated and improper ratios of polyunsaturated fatty ... - PubMed -...
  17. ken

    Aspirin And Cancer

    Interesting article on the BBC site. Somebody decided to do a grand study on whether aspirin would benefit cancer survivors.
  18. haidut

    Niacinamide Is A Potent Antifungal Effective Against Candida

    I posted some studies some time ago showing that aspirin and methylene blue are able to eradicate Candida infections. This study adds niacinamide to the tools we have against pathogenic fungi, and it seems niacinamide is especially effective against Candida. The human equivalent dose was 35mg/kg...
  19. haidut

    Stress May Be The Primary Cause Of Als

    The study claims that the neurological symptoms of ALS may be caused by retroviruses living inside every human being. Typically, the retroviruses are dormant and do not cause any harm to the individual. However, stress, toxins, and estrogen powerfully activate the retroviruses and as such may be...
  20. charlie

    Statins: Heart Disease Drug Speeds Up Ageing Process, Warns New Research

    The hits keep coming...... :hattip Karl Denninger More at link: ... se-warning