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Mitochondria

A Mother's Fear

Jessica Fein | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Jessica Fein

I'm back in the PICU having spent exactly 27 hours "on the outside." After 42 days in intensive care with my 9-year-old daughter due to a cold that became pneumonia that led to a month-long intubation, we thought we were in the clear when we were transferred to rehab.

First, Do No Harm: How We Failed Justina Pelletier and Her Family

Cristy Balcells | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science
Cristy Balcells

Justina Pelletier has been in the news lately. She's a 15-year-old girl from West Hartford, CT who loves ice skating and going to the mall with friends. However, she's not in the news for her accomplishments.

Heartfelt Thanks From the Marriott Family

Bill Marriott | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Bill Marriott

Thank you for lightening our burden with your caring and concern. It has meant a great deal to both me and Donna.

DARE to Be 100: Why Is Physical Activity Good and Inactivity Bad for Everything?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

As we exercise the mitochondria of our muscles and many other body components heat up as the result of increased blood flow. The HOT MITOCHONDIA are the reason exercise is good and inactivity is bad for everything.

Scientists Discover A Way To Slow The Aging Process

Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

A new and simple weapon in the ongoing fight against aging has been identified: antibiotics. In a new report in the journal Nature, a team of resea...

What I Never Expected When I Adopted My Daughter

Jessica Fein | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Jessica Fein

When you have a daughter with a degenerative disease, you spend hours a week in waiting rooms when she should have been playing. You keep a visual record, taking approximately 752 pictures of the two of you -- smiling faces masking the anxiety and exhaustion, the time wasted.

Mercury, Vaccines Hot Topics at Autism Hearing

David Kirby | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
David Kirby

You probably didn't know it, but Congress recently held a major hearing on the government's response to autism, grilling two key federal officials on everything from prevalence studies to services for adults with the disorder.

Life's Most Amazing Invisible Secrets

Andy Mannle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
Andy Mannle

One of my heroes, evolutionary microbiologist Lynn Margulis, died this past Thanksgiving. Here are some of her most surprising, and fascinating revelations

Does Getting Older Always Mean Getting Weaker?

The Globe And Mail | Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

It's the chicken-and-egg question of aging: Do we become less active as we get older because our bodies start to break down, or do our bodies start to...

Take a Simple Nutrient? Improve Gulf War Syndrome

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Those vets with this set of health problems -- often referred to as "Gulf War Illness" -- have not been improving since the end of their service. And their symptoms picture is shared by many others who never served in the military.

Government and Many Scientists Agree: Vaccine-Autism Research Should Continue

David Kirby | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
David Kirby

As the following comments, funding decisions, research priorities and published papers suggest, the U.S. government and many scientists will be researching and discussing this topic for years to come.

How to Give Yourself a Metabolic Tune-Up

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

How could they eat high amounts of bad food and not exercise, yet still become fitter AND live 30 percent longer than the average rat? One word: MITOCHONDRIA -- the source of your energy.

Do You Believe that One In 60 American Males Has Autism?

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

For the Obama Administration and the mainstream media to accept that autism levels have always been this high is, frankly, wishful thinking and unsettlingly wrongheaded.

Athletes Risk Lifetime Of Suffering From Head Injuries

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

A well-known cause of dementia is dementia pugilistica, or what has commonly been called being "punch drunk." In some cases, the presentation is virtually indistinguishable from Alzheimer's dementia.

The Hidden Costs of War: Veterans and Dementia

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

In the majority of cases, the development of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia is the result of the acquisition of various risk factors throughout life. PTSD is one such factor.

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - Now What?

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder, the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.

Top US Panel: Some Vaccine-Autism Research is "Appropriate," "Worthwhile" and "Warranted"

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

This week, the Federal Government's leading immunization advisory panel unanimously approved a sweeping list of vaccine safety research recommendations, several that are linked to the vaccine-autism debate.

Notes From the Big "Anti-Vaccine" Conference

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

If we are going to find the actual environmental triggers to autism, we had better get busy.

"Revolutionary" News From Medicine: 1 in 200 People Carry Mitochondrial Disease Mutation

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Until now, estimates of mitochondrial disease rates have held steady at about 1-in-4000 people. A new study shows that 20 times that number have genetic mutations that could cause the disease.