Scientists believe this common household object could cause Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Copper pipes really could be the cause of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to a new study. Researchers have found that the metal causes proteins in the brain to misfold, leading to brain damage and symptoms of neurodegenerative disease. Copper ions also cause misfolding prion proteins to seed misfolding and clumping of nearby […]

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9 Weird Facts About Marijuana (cannabies)

1.Marijuana is NOT Hemp! Can you tell the difference? (Hemp is on the right.) Although both marijuana and hemp are weeds, have a similar leaf shape, and are subspecies of the Cannabis sativa plant, they are in fact very different. Marijuana has flowering buds with a high content of THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) the stuff that […]

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7 Myths and Facts About Crohn’s Treatment

There’s no clear-cut path to treating Crohn’s disease. That’s because the chronic inflammatory bowel disease varies greatly from person to person. Symptoms can run the gamut from mild to severe, says Edward Levine, MD, a gastroenterologist and associate clinical professor in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. And the […]

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