Nutrition Health Review

Health magazine (tabloid).

Articles from No. 59, Summer

A "Forgotten Germ" Returns Revisiting the Elderly with a Vengeance
Because tuberculosis has not disappeared but merely gone into hiding, the incidence of the disease has multiplied in numbers and is striking many of the elderly whose immune systems have diminished in strength. More than one third of the cases of...
A Pictorial Journey through Humanity's Battle against the White Plague
No Mystery About TB Then There have been epidemics since antiquity of a disease whose symptoms are now known as tuberculosis. Modern science was confounded by the ailment until Robert Koch isolated the tuberculosis bacterium. But healers in...
A Reminder from the Past; Only Vigilance, a Doctor Warns, Can Keep the Dreaded Disease from Flaring Up Again
Amid the euphoria and joy of science having vanquished tuberculosis, William C. Bailey, M.D., a respected authority on the subject, chairman of the American Thoractic Society and one of the modern pioneers in tuberculosis treatment, sounded a sobering...
Illness as Degradation
It is embarrassing to be ill, although the largest part of the population is involved with doctors, hospitals, and self-medication. (Consider the tremendous amount of nonprescription drugs devoured by the public.) Many people feel shameful about...
No Tan Is a Safe Tan; Depletion of the Ozone Layer Impairs Protective Screen against Cancer-Causing Radiation
With a consistent message, experts are warning of the hazards of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the sun's UVA and UVB wavelengths. These imperil all sun worshippers -- regardless of natural skin color. To understand why sun damages, says Warwick...
Selman A. Waksman Confronts the Killer; the Discovery of Streptomycin: For the First Time, Tuberculosis Meets a Potent Adversary
Although Robert Koch's discovery of the germ that caused tuberculosis was a historic achievement in the battle against one of the most horrible of enemies, his success in finding a cure remained elusive. It wasn't to happen for almost another century,...
TB in the Elderly Not Easily Detectable
Tuberculosis in older people does not follow a predictable course. It is often the reason that many physicians overlook the seriousness of the problem. The most common symptom is a chronic cough that may have had its origins with what appeared to...
The Butchering of Barbara (Crossed out) George Bush?
Recent news accounts report that our president's wife is suffering from Graves' disease, an ailment caused by an overactive thyroid that overloads the body with thyroid hormones. The symptoms include persistent fatigue, sudden weight loss (or gain),...
The Disease That Built Mini-Empires - and Changed the Course of 19th-Century Society
Science had ot yet become a major social force during the 1800's when tuberculosis was estimated to be killing off more than a third of the human race, Mark Caldwell writes in his monumental work The Last Crusade (Macmillan), a study of the dreaded...
The Romantic Death; in the 19th Century, Tuberculosis Was So Prevalent That Poets, Artists and Musicians Glorified the Spirituality of the Disease
Instead of acute terro, in many observers and victims of the fatal disease the attitude was one of lofty melancholy. Tuberculosis had gained the reputation of being spirutal, a cleanser of base qualities. Its victims wasted away ethereally. Perhaps...
Tuberculosis in the AIDS Era; More Prevalent Than AIDS, Deadlier Than Some Forms of Cancer, Not Enough Attention Is Being Focused on the Silent Plague
Q: What are the most common symptoms of tuberculosis? A: Symptoms often resemble those of influenza. Other symptoms include sudden weight loss, low persistent fever, chronic fatigue, and heavy sweating, especially at night. Later stages of the...
Vitamin C and Tuberculosis; a Neglected Chapter in Anti-Bacterial Research
Twenty years ago, Irwin Stone unfolded his startling conclusions that vitamin C could be effective in preventing bacterial infection, in particular tuberculosis. He also presented evidence that documented its success in treating tuberculosis. Despite...
What Your Baby's Crying Means
"Why does my baby cry so much, doctor?" This is a question frequently asked by new parents who fail to realize many normal babies cry sporadically throughout the day. Even the most piercing cries are usually no cause for alarm. More experienced...
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