Medical News Today: Could bone broth boost heart health?

Recently, bone broth has enjoyed a boost in popularity. To add to its new-found fame, a recent study concludes that it could have benefits for heart health, too. Bone broth may be fashionable, but is it good for your heart? Bone broth is a soup containing brewed bones and connective tissue. Slowly cooking the bones…

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Doctors: A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic

I first met my patient, a man in his late 80s, in 2012, when he had been living with myelodysplastic syndromes, a form of bone marrow cancer, for five years — longer than the average survival for those diagnosed with the condition. He was a former high school math teacher who was unerringly precise about…

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Meanwhile: Meet the People Who Seek Out Radon Water (and Then Take a Big Gulp)

Image Wendy MacNaughton is a graphic journalist based in San Francisco. You can find her via website and Instagram. More ‘Meanwhile’ Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrated column about the big implications of seemingly small things. What Goes Into a $4,500 Pair of Handmade Boots? They take months or even years to create. ‘I don’t even measure. I…

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Bites: At Hidden Fish in San Diego, the Dance of the Omakase

Deep in the blue-collar San Diego neighborhood of Kearny Mesa, wedged between auto dealerships and neon-lit fast-food chains, the chef John Hong is performing nightly timed shows of the Japanese ritual omakase. This isn’t a theater. It’s the restaurant Hidden Fish, a Lilliputian space of only 13 seats wrapped around an L-shaped bar. But you…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Scottsdale

Scottsdale may look like a suburb of neighboring Phoenix, but its own origins in agriculture and as a haven for culturally enlightened visitors from the East and Midwest had nothing to do with the city that would eventually eclipse it in size. The retreat vibe is still intact in Scottsdale’s shop- and gallery-filled Old Town,…

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Living With Cancer: A Cancer Rap, With Thanks to Nina Simone

Two women in my cancer support group died last year; both were considerably younger than I am. Furious at the disease, I’m starting the new year with a yowl. Survivors of patients who have not survived, people dealing with a terminal condition, and their caregivers are generally advised to seek acceptance. However, great artists of…

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Recognition for biotechnology influencer

IMAGE: Kelvin Lee, Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the 2019 Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology from the American… view more  As the director of NIIMBL, the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, Kelvin Lee is a changemaker in the biomanufacturing industry, which…

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NCI awards $1.7 million to UIC for research on Southeast Asian fruit

For generations, traditional healers in Southeast Asia have used the mangosteen fruit to treat skin infections, wounds, dysentery and urinary tract infections. A new $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to study the fruit and its potential as a treatment for prostate cancer.…

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New combination blood test for pancreatic cancer may catch disease earlier

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 17, 2019) — A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people at high risk before it reaches more advanced and difficult-to treat stages. A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has developed a new, simple blood test that, when combined with…

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