Archive for January, 2011

New Defibrillators Outperform Drugs For Arrhythmia

Monday, January 24th, 2011

A recent study suggests that defibrillator implants to control arrhythmias save lives – even better than drug therapy. That’s big news for the hundreds of thousands of people with some types of life-threatening, erratic heartbeats.


Hepatitis A Virus

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Epidemics of jaundice have been reported since antiquity. During World War II it was clearly established, based on incubation periods and risk factors, that infectious hepatitis and serum hepatitis were distinct entities. The agents presumed to be responsible for these infections were named hepatitis A virus and hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) was first identified at the National Institutes of Health in 1971, using electron microscopy performed on the feces of volunteers experimentally infected with infectious hepatitis.


Choosing Breads and Grains

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, we do not need breads & cereals in our diet. A variety of fruits, vegetables, and leafy plants will give us all the nutrients and fiber our bodies need. By significantly reducing the foods we consume from this category we can reset our metabolic mode from feed-and-store to burning calories efficiently.