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Certain medical centers and hospitals throughout the country will turn away those who wish to visit loved ones if they exhibit flu symptoms. The United States is having an early flu season with most of the country now experiencing high levels of flu-like-illness. As public health officials struggle to contain the spread of flu (or influenza), […]

December 19, 2012 (Northbrook, IL) – Food safety laboratory Northland Laboratories is proud to report outstanding results on their annual customer satisfaction survey, which offers insight into their customers’ experience with the lab.  The survey was taken by clients at their locations in Northbrook, IL and Green Bay, WI. Northland Laboratories is an ISO/IEC 17025 […]

DHEA is a hormone naturally produced by the human body. It is produced in the adrenal glands, changed into a hormone called androstenedione.  Androstenedione is then changed into the major male and female hormones in the body. DHEA peaks in peoples 20’s and 30’s, and then decreases gradually with age. Replacing DHEA through supplementation is […]

Catholics around the world were greeted my their Pope this morning via twitter. Over 1 million followers of “@pontifex” were ready to read this first tweet, and indeed subsequent tweets, which was available in 8 languages. His first tweet will be followed by a question and answers session. Although Pope Benedict XVI (85 years old […]

Often cited as “Obamacare” and the “Accessible Care Act”, the Affordable Care Act legislation has had a rocky journey since its introduction on March 23rd 2010. The legislation proposed to give access to medical insurance for millions of Americans. This was welcome news, especially in states like Texas. In Texas 25% of residents in are […]

 Good news for women with poor ovarian response. A study in India has investigated whether mixing Letrozole with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and using it as a new protocol could improve IVF treatment while lowering IVF cost. Advanced female age is associated with poor ovary response and poor ovarian volume. To improve ovarian response, the […]

Pregnancy through female egg donation (first successfully achieved in 1984), has allowed women from all corners of the world to become mothers. Women who suffered complications like premature ovarian failure, advanced maternal age, diminished ovarian reserve and failed IVF procedures, for the first time had a chance to conceive a child. However conception through female […]

You already knew routine biking was good for your health, but now researchers are saying it can reverse Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent article in The Atlantic. Of course, it’s not as easy at it seems. Biking was only found to help patients when they exercised beyond their comfort levels in what scientist call […]

The BBC reports smoking cigarettes can “rot” the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to researchers at King’s College London. A study of 8,800 people over 50 showed high blood pressure and being overweight also seemed to affect the brain, but to a lesser extent. Scientists involved said people needed to be aware […]

The United Nations reported the number of new AIDS infections has declined by half in 25 of the world’s poorest countries. UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe said the eradication of AIDS is within reach. “We are already achieving the millennium development goal of halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic. New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are […]

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