Thursday, April 11, 2019 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: Alzheimer's, disease treatements, goodhealth, goodmedicine, medical discovery, organ transplant, Parkinsons, prevention, research, silica, Silicon dioxide, Stem cells (Natural News) The cells in your body all serve a very specific purpose, but stem cells are basic cells that have the power to become nearly any type of cell your body needs. Doctors and researchers alike have been studying them for years to help understand how the body functions and how things go wrong sometimes, and they’re also being explored for their potential to treat disease. There are just two main sources of stem cells: embryos and adult body tissues. The way that human embryonic stem cells are obtained is a hot-button issue. However, in adults, stem cells can be found in bone marrow, blood, skin, and the liver and brain, although they aren’t always easy to find or abundant. When they divide and regenerate, they can accomplish tasks like healing … [Read more...] about Study: Silica nanoparticles can help promote stem cell growth
By Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle Published 10:33 am CST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Houston-based U.S. Silica closed 2018 with a $201 million loss on $1.6 billion of revenue following a dramatic crude oil price drop in the fourth quarter and competition from in-basin frac sand mines. Houston-based U.S. Silica closed 2018 with a $201 million loss on $1.6 billion of revenue following a dramatic crude oil price drop in the fourth quarter and competition from in-basin frac sand mines. Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Houston-based U.S. Silica closed 2018 with a $201 million loss on $1.6 billion of revenue following a dramatic crude oil price drop … [Read more...] about In-basin frac sand mines erode U.S. Silica’s 2018 profits
Occupational health hazards are often hidden, and may not even be appropriately disclosed to workers who are exposed. They are usually shielded from public view, meaning they don't get the attention needed to ensure protections are put in place to address them. But every once in a while, hazards to workers' health are right in front of you. Yesterday morning, I was driving on FM 1626 in Kyle, TX and passed this scene: Two construction workers standing in a nasty cloud of dust. The men were working at the new campus of Austin Community College in Hays County, TX and were cutting stone using a masonry saw. Austin Community College Hays,TX campus, September 9, 2013 (Celeste Monforton) The saw was obviously not equipped with a mini water pump to damp down the dust. If the stone they were cutting through contains crystalline silica and this kind of dusty task is a routine part of their job, the workers are at risk of developing silicosis, or another … [Read more...] about Working in clouds of dust. If it’s silica, it’s not safe.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: alternative medicine, antioxidants, Camellia oil, Camellia oleifera, Chinese medicine, goodhealth, goodmedicine, goodscience, herbal medicine, Herbs, natural cures, natural healing, natural medicine, pulmonary fibrosis, remedies, research, respiratory health, Tea oil camellia (Natural News) Tea oil camellia (Camellia oleifera) is a Chinese plant most known as the source of tea seed oil, a sweet-smelling, herbal oil with a multitude of uses. The seeds of teal oil camellia have been the subject of interest for quite some time due to their pharmaceutical potential. This potential is what compelled a team of researchers to assess the possible applications of this plant in preventing pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic and progressive lung disease that affects tens of thousands across the globe. Come the end of their study, the researchers discovered that tea oil camellia extract could indeed prevent this condition, and protect the … [Read more...] about Chinese medicine’s “tea oil” found to help prevent scarring of lung tissue due to antioxidants
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE It can happen at just about any social gathering where food is present: a well-meaning carnivore wants to know why I’m vegetarian, and more pointedly, how on earth I can survive without meat; as in, how am I alive? I can answer the first question just fine: I’m a vegetarian because I love animals and would rather not eat them when given the choice. But the second question, often more aggressively framed, tends to break down into a dozen other queries: Am I getting enough protein? Am I getting enough iron? What supplements do I take? If I were to eat meat now, just a little, would I get sick? Most people are trying to lower their carbon footprint, and a really easy way to do that is to opt for a vegetarian diet. Standing there with my plate piled with greens, potatoes and the sad Boca burger somebody threw in the microwave last minute, I start to feel a lot of pressure — like a PhD student trying to defend her thesis … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about going vegetarian — explained