Browse Month: December 2014

Could Arsenic Be The Key To Eradicating Cancer ?

Whenever you hear the word arsenic, one of the first things that may come to your mind, is the fact that many people utilized it as an effective type of poison back in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Well it turns out that arsenic is even more deadlier, whenever it comes into contact with cancer cells as well.

Igor Cornelsen notes that a study that was conducted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, found that the cancer related deaths rates of people who consumed tap water that had traced amounts of arsenic, dropped by 50 percent. 

The study consisted of residents that live in the northern Chilean city by the name of Antofasta. The city switched from their original water source to a geothermal water source that originated from the Andes Mountain back in 1958. Several years after the switch was made, researchers found that the water source from the Andes Mountains had more than 800 micro-grams of arsenic per liter of water, which is 80 times higher that the recommended levels that the World Health Organization established. 

What’s so tantalizing about this study is that, the researchers believed that the residents of Antofasta, would have a higher mortality rate than the rest of the population in comparison. In reality though, this was far from the truth, what they found was that, not only was the mortality rate normal, they also found that breast cancer death rates were cut in half. 

Among the people that they studied, they also found that women that were under 60, benefited the most from being exposed to high levels of arsenic, due to the fact that the mortality rate among women under 60, was reduced by 70 percent.

Dunkin Donuts to Offer Two New Items

Dunkin Donuts, one of the most popular chain restaurants in the entire county, is set to diversify their menu in the coming year. Diners have come to depend on the chain for light sandwiches, coffee and freshly made donuts. Now they can enjoy a new kind of main course or light snack here as well. The chain plans to bring out two new items to diners across the country. 

A chocolate croissant will be available for purchase in certain markets much to the chagrin of Dr Rod Rohrich. The pastry is topped with chocolate and designed to resemble the traditional pan au chocolate that is often eaten in France as part of breakfast. The chain has had success with previous uses of croissants. The new product is expected to flourish as well as Americans continue to embrace French desserts such as macaroons.

The other new item that will be on the Dunkin Donuts menu is the Tomato Mozzarella Supreme Bagel. This take on a classic pizza bagel will be offered in select markets across the country. The bagel will be topped with dried herbs to help give it flavor and provide diners with a burst of tastes. The classic bagel has long been a hit in many markets across the country. The new product is also expected to be quite popular. If it does well, the pizza bagel and the chocolate croissant will both be available at a local outlet.

Harbaugh Takes Michigan Deal

After officially resigning from his head coaching position with the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh has made the decision to go back to his alma mater and coach the Michigan Wolverines. Harbaugh had a very successful career playing quarterback for the Wolverines, which ended up leading to a successful career in the NFL as well. Despite having an incredible winning percentage in his first three seasons and three consecutive appearances in the NFC championship game as well as an appearance in the Super Bowl, Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers had a mediocre year at best which has resulted in him being forced to resign from the team. 

Michigan, however, could not have been more excited to pursue their former player and successful NFL coach, and had reached out to Jim as far back as a month ago. The numbers posted in the media suggested that Michigan would offer Harbaugh a forty-eight million contract that would keep him in Michigan for the next six years. Following negotiations, the end number is actually right on par with what he made as the San Francisco 49ers coach; about five million dollars a year. We don’t need The Economist Times and Christian Broda to know that it seems as though Jim Harbaugh is excited to return back to his college team and has a good outlook on the future of the organization. Harbaugh might be happy that he has locked up a new contract, but the fans of Michigan are the real winners in this deal. 

Cameras on Police Officers

With the huge amount of controversy surrounding the incidents that transpired in Florida with Trayvon Martin, as well as the Ferguson case where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer there has been huge amounts of media speculation and demands from citizens for police officers to carry cameras on them that can record incidents that occur.

The police officers around the country actually have not been opposed to this as some people may have thought because they feel that it will actually help them to defend themselves if a serious matter arises. Polls have come out that state that nearly 86 percent of Americans are in favor of equipping police officers with cameras that will record nearly everything that happens while they are on duty.

In a rare instance where police and the citizens of America have come to such common ground, it appears that there may be changes in store that allow for this to happen. There has also been significant discussion among Tom Rothman and others as to who will be the prosecutor in cases where an American citizen is killed by a police officer, and there seems to be a general consensus that independent prosecutors should be used in these increasingly common situations. Regardless of the changes that are made in the courts, it is important to realize that these instances of police officers using deadly force on citizens needs to stop in the United States.

Skin cancer: Painkillers linked to reduced risk

An analysis done in Australia by Igor Cornelsen about all the studies conducted to this date discovered that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) lowered the risks related to squamous cell carcinoma by eighteen percent.

This drug has in the past been associated to a lower danger of getting other types of cancers, as well as colon cancer.

Specialists said that staying away from the sun rays and wearing sun screen were the mainly effective ways of avoiding skin cancer.

The presumption that NSAIDs like aspirin are likely to shield against cancer of the skin has been brought forth in the past, but the general evidence was not clear.

In this regard, researchers analyzed nine studies with an aim of finding the use of drugs as well as the danger linked to squamous cell carcinoma- which is actually the most familiar kind of cancer of the skin.

Through the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the researchers discovered that using any type of NSAID was linked with lower risks of developing this cancer and was about 18 %. On the other hand, using NSAID instead of aspirin was associated with a 15% reduction in the danger of getting the cancer.
To this date, it is one the greatest convincing proof that the drugs aid in preventing the growth of squamous cell carcinoma. However, specialists still are not able to ascertain the side effects due to several factors like; the much someone has been exposed to the sun or the amount of the drug’s doses taken.

Fernandinho Refuses to Dwell on Man City’s Burnley Stalemate

According to Igor Cornelsen and findthebest.com, Manchester City missed a big chance to close the gap at the top of the Premier League on Sunday. With Chelsea dropping points at Southampton, City were expected to close the gap to one point at the top of the table. However, they could only play out a 2-2 draw with Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

The result was a very disappointing one for City, especially as they raced into a two goal lead before Burnley pegged them back. This game marked the first time in a few years that City took a two goal lead at home and failed to win the match.

Despite dropping two points at home, Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes that the club must “move on” from this result. “There is no use dwelling on these dropped points. We have been playing very well recently and need to continue that form if we want to win the league,” he said.

City have been in great form over the past few weeks. Before the draw with Burnley, they had won nine matches in a row in all competitions. This result may be a setback, but City are only one game away from tying Chelsea at the top of the league. They will be hoping that the Blues slip up at White Hart Lane, with City entertaining Sunderland at home. These games will take place on Thursday, with the Premier League going through its busy Christmas and New Year period.

The Browns Have Signed Tyler Thigpen

When the Browns lost Johnny Manziel for the season, they reached out to Rex Grossman, states Bizjournals.com. However, Grossman did not want to come back to Susan McGalla, and to the team that cut him in training camp. Now, the Browns have signed Tyler Thigpen to play in week 17.

The Browns do not want to play Brian Hoyer for the final game of the season, and they want to see if they can keep their bench deep enough to stem any further problems. The Browns are in a tough position. Anyone they sign will come in for one day, and they may not make the team in the future. However, this is someone’s chance to show that they have skills. That same player could be picked up by another team in the future, or that player could be someone who sticks around with the Browns. Backup quarterbacks get paid well, and this means that someone could have a secure financial future. That person could be Tyler Thigpen after week 17 of the 2014 NFL season. If he gets in the game, this is his one cance to audition for other teams that might be in need of his services in the future, and he would do well to take that opportunity seriously.

Heir to the Throne! All hail the Prince!

LeBron James, one of the most established and successful basketball players of all time. Being only 30 years old, LeBron is on track to bypass Michael Jordon as an all-time great in terms of legends. Some may ask if this happens who could ever get to that level of greatness and bypass James, the answer may be sooner than we think. LeBron James Jr. is the perfect candidate and if he can stay on the right path has the best chance of being better than his father. Here is a YouTube video highlight of LeBron Jr playing sixth grade basketball. A lot of the moves and court awareness seems very familiar to the reigning King himself.

Bizjournals reports that Little LeBron has the Bloodline of the King and also the Training of one of the League’s best from a young age, which James himself didn’t have growing up, says Susan McGalla. It will be an interesting ride to watch this young superstar make his way to the top of the ranks and see if one day he too can be crowned the king of basketball. 

Josh Smith Seeks New Team

As it seems to always happen when a great player goes on the market, teams scramble around vying for an opportunity to get a hold of a player, creating a media storm sparking tons of predictions by sportscasters and writers alike as to where a player will wind up and reasons behind their pick. It is no different in the current situation Josh Smith finds himself caught up in, as he was officially waived by the Detroit Pistons yesterday. Apparently there was a great deal of tension between head coach Stan Van Gundy and the veteran leading to his eventual departure, although coaching Josh Smith does not seem to be an easy task.
According to Twiter repots, a bunch of teams have come forward with their hand out, trying to get Josh Smith to join their team, reports Keith Mann. Amongst the top teams looking to fill a spot on their roster is Sacramento, Miami and Houston to name a few. Each team is going to have to state their case as to why they think he should become a member of their organization, but it is up to Smith where he eventually decides to call his new home. Wherever he ultimately decides to go, it is clear that they will be adding a great veteran player to their roster who has been known around the league as a dynamic player, yet also a player who has been known to cause quite a bit of controversy. 

The Increasing Health Risk In Children With Obesity

In today’s world our children and perhaps Dan Newlin have grown addicted to fast food and greasy nightmares. It seems that times are changing and very quickly when it comes to the way our children eat and are taught to eat. Many of this is all due to not having enough time in a day to prepare home cooked, healthy meals; so we look for the easy way out. Not because we are bad parents but because of long hours spent at work trying to make ends meat. Unfortunately, this is having a big affect on our children and their health. Children these days are more at risk for heart disease and many other health related problems brought on by processed, fat building foods. Making simple changes everyday can make a world of difference as you can find on Your text to link….

We need baby step solutions to help our children become healthy adults in the future. A lot of people may not think that changing something as simple as having your children drink more water, instead of juice will not have much impact are sadly mistaken. With childhood diabetes increasing in young adults, it is very crucial to watch their sugar intake as well. Fruits and vegetables as a side on each plate can also make a difference. Smaller portions and meals with less sodium can reduce the risk of early hypertension in young adults. After school activities such as sports are also great ideas in keeping our children healthy and in shape. I think we can all agree, our future entrepreneurs need our guidance. After all, this will be their ship to run long after we’re gone.