Dr Mannys Notes

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have developed a blood test that measures identifying genetic markers of stress, states a press release in ScienceDaily (1). The test could create a new wave of personalized treatments as well...
People have been searching for the proverbial Fountain of Youth for years. Their search might have led them to makeup, creams, surgeries and diets to stop the aging process. But a new option is coming on the horizon—young blood. That...
Last year, the FDA recognized a new drug for epilepsy made from marijuana’s own CBD (otherwise known as cannabidiol) (1). That means the marijuana plant may have a confirmed medical use after all. So what about medical marijuana and diabetes?...
Low-calorie sugar substitutes have been the source of heavy debate for years now. Many health experts point to studies that suggest the sweeteners’ negative role in cancer, diabetes, metabolic disorders and more. However, one new systematic review is telling a...
Legalizing marijuana in many states across the US has led to more access for scientific study. But marijuana users should steel themselves in case of unfavorable results. A new study by Duke University Medical Center indicates that THC, the high-inducing...
Glaucoma has been a bit of a mystery for eye professionals and researchers. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, an estimated 3 million Americans suffer from the eye disease. To date, scientists have known little about glaucoma’s cause. Large...
Glaucoma has been a bit of a mystery for eye professionals and researchers. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, an estimated 3 million Americans suffer from the eye disease. To date, scientists have known little about glaucoma’s cause. Large...
Many states have legalized the use of cannabidiol products for medicine or recreation. What states may not have taken into account, though, is how their routine drug testing might affect legal CBD users. To be clear, CBD in itself...
When going to the doctor for a simple bacterial treatment, you wouldn’t think of it as a risky venture. But one antibiotic has been showing some concerning side effects lately. The US Food and Drug Administration has called for an...
Imagine if you could actively stave off dementia, a widespread condition that’s likely affected someone you know. Who might be helped by that possibility? It’s more than a possibility. Now, experts are raising awareness that people can take steps to...