Researchers say they’ve proven a long-held theory about heart disease: that lowering inflammation may be nearly as important as cutting cholesterol levels.
They showed that using a targeted drug to reduce inflammation cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other “events” in patients who had already suffered one heart attack – independent of any other treatment they got.Read the whole article
A famous skin doctor in Estee Lauder’s generation, Erno Laszlo, used to say that “you want your skin to be just this side of dry.” So, not oily, but not dry – just that *perfect* level of moisture that’s so hard to attain. Winter weather can make getting to that perfect...Read More
Scientists have identified a chemical that could be suitable for a male contraceptive pill in a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas say ouabain, a toxic substance derived from two...Read More
Curiosity overpowered hunger as I arrived at Organica restaurant, an unconventional member of San Francisco's eclectic range of cuisine offerings. There's no place for a stove at Organica. Vegan dishes -- containing no meat, fish, eggs, or dairy -- made of raw, organic foods fill the menu, which includes much more than just celery sticks and kidney beans. I...Read More