Tellus Health News Updates

  • Antibiotic Recipes Found in Medieval Medical BooksAntibiotic Recipes Found in Medieval Medical Books
    By Erin Connelly, CLIR-Mellon Fellow for Data Curation in Medieval Studies, University of Pennsylvania. A recipe for an eyesalve from ‘Bald’s Leechbook.’ © The British Library Board (Royal MS 12 D xvii) For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which […]
  • New Stem Cell Discovery May Pave Way to Cure for CancerNew Stem Cell Discovery May Pave Way to Cure for Cancer
    Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing “disease-causing intruders” responsible for the growth of cancerous tumors. Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research said the stem-cell research breakthrough could one day pave the way toward creating a cure for cancer. Unlike ordinary thymuses […]
  • Mosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us alive this summerMosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us alive this summer
    Bust out the bug repellant Pexels Much of the United States is expecting higher than average mosquito numbers this year. This winter, as occasional cold snaps were outnumbered by weirdly balmy days, we at the PopSci offices had a running theory that come spring time we might be contending with buggy madness—enough mosquitoes to keep […]
  • High Intensity Exercise Reverses Aging ProcessHigh Intensity Exercise Reverses Aging Process
    Exercise has long been known to stave off some of ill effects of aging, but a specific type of workout has been pinpointed as the best form for older adults. High-intensity interval training can be particularly beneficial for older adults because of the effect it has at the cellular level, according to a study published […]
  • Deadly Spider Venom Could Ward off Stroke Brain DamageDeadly Spider Venom Could Ward off Stroke Brain Damage
    {By Ian Sample, The Guardian} Doctors have stumbled on an unlikely source for a drug to ward off brain damage caused by strokes: the venom of one of the deadliest spiders in the world. A bite from an Australian funnel web spider can kill a human in 15 minutes, but a harmless ingredient found in […]
  • Colorectal Cancer on Rise in Young AmericansColorectal Cancer on Rise in Young Americans
    Millennials have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared with baby boomers, raising serious questions about whether differences in lifestyle or some yet unidentified factor could explain what researchers called a “curious” increase. While colon cancer has been in sharp decline since 1974 and is still generally concentrated […]
  • Male Contraceptive Gel Passes Major HurdleMale Contraceptive Gel Passes Major Hurdle
    Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis. The company behind it says a two-year trial, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, shows the gel works and is safe – at least in primates. It hopes to have enough evidence to begin tests in men […]
  • How to Activate Your Brain’s Ability to LearnHow to Activate Your Brain’s Ability to Learn
    A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery. Pexels How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, ad infinitum. In music, you have scales. In Jiu Jitsu, it’s drilling. Most of us just call it practice. Whatever you label it, many believe that greatness, heck even […]
  • Rand Paul Unveils His ACA ‘Replacement Act’Rand Paul Unveils His ACA ‘Replacement Act’
    Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul was one of the first Republican leaders to say that while Obamacare should be repealed his party must also present an alternative plan. “If Congress fails to vote on a replacement at the same time as repeal, the repealers risk assuming the blame for the continued unraveling of Obamacare,” […]
  • Breath Analyzer Can Detect Parkinson’s, CancerBreath Analyzer Can Detect Parkinson’s, Cancer
    This article originally was published on the International Business Times. Scientists have developed experimental breath analyzers, but most of these devices only focused on a single type of disease, such as cancer. Now, researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have created a device that can identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer or Parkinson’s […]


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