Elder Abuse: It Deserves more Attention

By Victoria Brewster, MSW What is Elder Abuse? It is abuse that is aimed towards a senior/older adult by family, friends, professionals, and society in general. It can be: financial, emotional, verbal, psychological, neglect, physical and/or sexual. It causes distress and/or harm to another, which can be…

Clinical Research Using Mobile Technology: Apple’s ResearchKit

By Illana A. Stanley, Ph.D. INTRODUCTION TO APPLE’S RESEARCH KIT Apple, the company behind the iPhone and the maker of one of the most popular mobile operating systems, iOS, announced on March 9, 2015 an addition to the iOS operating system called ResearchKit. On April 14, 2015, ResearchKit…

Huntington’s Disease

By Anna Noll What is Huntington’s Disease? Huntington’s Disease also known as Huntington’s Chorea is a progressive, degenerative brain disorder. It causes nerve degeneration in the brain (breaks the nerve cells down). It has huge impact on the patient’s personality, cognitive (e.g. judgment, decision making…

Vitamin B3

By Dr. Hasina Akhtar INTRODUCTION OF VITAMIN B3 or NIACIN Vitamin B3 also known as niacin or nicotinic acid (pyridine-3-carboxylic acid) is a water soluble B vitamin. Its derivative nicotinamide is the precursor of two vital coenzymes produced in human body, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NADP) and Nicotinamide…

Vitamin D

Lubna Ahmed Introduction1,2,3 Vitamin D is a nutrient that is produced within the body; it can also be found in some foods or taken through supplements. This nutrient is vital for the human body and maintains the health of its bones. There are two forms of Vitamin D…

Gene Therapy to eradicate Prostate cancer

A Synergistic approach towards curing Prostate Cancer Cancer is one the leading cause of deaths worldwide with prostate cancer accounting for around 8 per cent of all the new cancer cases and 15 per cent in men. Despite recent advances in detection and treatment of prostate cancer, it still remains…

Breaking The Mystery of Stem Cells

Joanne P. Shelby-Klein, BSN, RN Stem Cells, all human beings and animals have them, but what are they and what can they do? Stem Cells are the forerunners or building blocks of all cells in the human body. They are able to reproduce themselves to replace or fix the…

Proteins - The Building Blocks of Life

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]   Dr. Hasina Akhtar, Ph.D. Proteins is a common term used every day for health and diet. Innumerable suggestions pour in when topics related to ‘proteins’ and health are discussed. But, are we well informed about proteins and its relevance to our health?  Might not…

Energy Drinks

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Energy drinks, most of us have seen them for sale in stores or advertised on television and sporting events. They are in common use, especially among teenagers and young adults and they make up a multi-billion dollar industry…