Moving Forward in the Fight Against Sepsis

May 2, 2016 purposelywell 0

An international group of researchers may be making strides against sepsis, having found a very effective treatment [1]. Typically used within chemotherapy, Topoisomerase 1 inhibitors work by halting multiple nucleus processes carried out by their namesake enzyme [2]. Sepsis itself is a terrifyingly common condition, with symptoms including mental changes, […]

Heart Disease Over-medicated?

May 2, 2016 purposelywell 0

New algorithms to determine heart disease medications may be prone to over-prescribing, according to a report by TIME [1]. Heart disease is responsible for about 25% of deaths in America according to the CDC [2], and there are many reasons to be cautious in our treatment of it. Many medications […]

Walt Whitman’s “Manly Diet”

May 1, 2016 purposelywell 0

One of Walt Whitman’s final works has been rediscovered by the literature community, and it’s not quite what you’d imagine. The New York Times reports [1]: “Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else,” Whitman wrote, sounding more than a little paleo. As […]

Civilization Syndrome: Social Media and Disease

May 1, 2016 purposelywell 0

Civilization syndrome is, in essence, the factors that predispose us to diseases based off our culture. Though this term is a relatively recent development, where the many modern things are concerned, it was first used to describe the North American obesity epidemic in 1993 [1]. The authors of the study […]

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