A Defective Gene in Juvenile Arthritis
Week of July 19

defective geneArthritis is something at our age, we’ll start to deal with but there’s a form of arthritis that hits children called Juvenile idiopathic arthritis or JIA. They have chronic joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and in some cases fever, swollen lymph nodes and rash on the trunk of the body. These symptoms can last for months or for the rest of their lives. And, it can interfere with their bone development and damage joints... More »

Blessed Be The Soil
Week of July 12

blessed be the soilPerhaps it’s fitting that a new lifesaving antibiotic was discovered inside a churchyard. For centuries, maybe longer, people believed the soil at the Sacred Heart Church in Boho, Northern Ireland cured infections. People wrapped small amounts of the soil in cloth and placed it next to an infection such as the skin or even under a pillow for nine days. The soil had to be returned and people still come from all over to use it... More »

Alzheimer's and the Bacterium in Your Gums
Week of July 7

gum bacteriaYou know the children’s song Dem’s bones: “the shin bone is connected to the knee bone; the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone” How about an update, Norbert. I can do this: “The gum bacteria are connected to the brain tissue”. See? Okay, so what’s the connection? A new study now links a bacterium in gum disease to Alzheimer’s dementia.... More »

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