daguti + medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom   19

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells around the body. : science
Not exactly "medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom ", as there is nothing folk wisdom said about these channels, but it is interesting that this was never known about the body. The closest possible thing I could think would equate would be chi force from Chinese medicine or chakras from Hindu spiritualism, but I don't think it's the same thing.
health  medicine  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
march 2018 by daguti
Spot of Serendipity - Posts
Diana Young's comments on this:

"If after a birth
you just WAIT a few minutes
the placenta is detached from the uterus and it begins to shut down : all the blood has run out Of the umbilical cord and into the baby

The umbilical cord becomes white, limp, and sticks to itself inside , so it becomes solid (not a tube anymore)

And then is the time to cut if you are cutting
Cause the next stage is the cord gets stiff
Like rawhide
And after a few days if you do nothing the dry, hard cord gets more fragile and breaks

I don't know why so few doctors know this but maybe because doctors see so few medically unmanaged births"

and the caption on the original post: "Fun fact: What modern obstetrics is calling "delayed" cord clamping is still not the optimal timeline to clamp a newborn's umbilical cord.

Check out the amount of blood still within the cord on the left versus the cord on the right in this image. All of that blood still contained in the cord on the left is biologically intended to be in the newborn's body post-birth if we left things to Mother Nature. Newborns whose cord is left intact after birth until all of the blood is transferred to baby have up to 32% MORE blood volume than newborns who have immediate cord clamping! And that comes without any increased risks despite what some care providers are telling women... and we know that based on a study done all the way back in 1995. Another one came out in 2010 stating that early clamping may interfere with 'nature's first stem cell transplant'. Once more, in 2013, a study published in the Cochrane database further supports the practice of allowing a newborn's umbilical cord to fully transfer all blood before clamping. And yet immediate cord clamping is still common practice in most hospitals today.

Newborns whose cord is left intact after birth have higher levels of iron, a lower risk of anemia, fewer transfusions, and fewer incidence of hemorrhage. Even waiting just two minutes before clamping an umbilical cord will increase that baby's iron reserve by 27 to 47 mg of iron! You guys, that is equivalent to 1 to 2 months of what an infant requires in iron. Does anyone find it interesting how pediatricians recommend supplementing with iron when you have a newborn…? What if we just allowed nature to take it's perfectly planned course and that baby already had the iron s/he needed thus no need for supplementation? Hmmm... "

babies-childbirth, meetup-movnat,
MEETUP-MOVNAT-AS-NATURE-INTENDED (new tag; decided on just filing it under "science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom")
babies-childbirth  meetup-movnat  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
march 2018 by daguti
Frogs and Milk- How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration
Frogs and Milk- How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration -

For centuries, before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. In modern times, many believed that this was nothing more than an old wives’ tale. But researchers at Moscow State University, led by organic chemist Dr. Albert Lebedev, have shown that there could be some benefit to doing this, though of course in the end you’ll be drinking milk that a frog was in.

Ice boxes first became available to consumers in the early to mid-19th century and, with that, the ice trade became big business. New England and Norway became major purveyors of ice, but anywhere it was cold, ice was a major export. Usually made out of wood with tin or zinc walls and insulation material like sawdust, cork, or straw, ice boxes were popular until they were rendered obsolete by the electrical refrigerator starting around the 1930s.

Jacob Perkins invented the first version of the refrigerator in 1834 when it was discovered that the hazardous compound ammonia, when liquefied, had a cooling effect. But it wasn’t until the late 1920s when Freon was developed by General Motors and DuPont as a “nontoxic” cooling agent, and replaced ammonia, that refrigerators for consumers started to gain traction.

Despite the prevalence of ice in parts of Russia, in certain small rural Russian villages many didn’t have access to ice boxes, so they had to find ways to keep things cold and unspoiled. A practice developed, that continued into the 20th century, as described by Dr. Lebedev from memories from his childhood,

[For] small portions of milk to drink, they used to put [a] frog inside… A small frog over there could prevent the milk from being spoiled.

This rather curious practice was an inspiration for a study and, then, a discovery that may lead to a significant new source of antibiotics. In 2010, scientists from United Arab Emirates University made an announcement that the secretions from certain frogs’ skins have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Using species native to African countries, they studied the compounds coming from the frogs, which are known as antimicrobial peptides and are a string of amino acids.

After isolating these compounds, they began testing them against various bacterial infections. For example, the dreaded “Iraqibacter,” a drug-resistant bacterial infection that has been known to hit wounded soldiers in Iraq could (once again, potentially) be fought with a compound found in the skin of a mink frog that are native to North America. Secretions from a foothill four-legged frog may have the potential to fight the well-known resistant MRSA staph skin infection.

In 2012, scientists from Moscow State University decided to take this a step further by breaking down the compounds and studying the individual peptides. In a study entitled “Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Skin Peptidome of Russian Brown Frogs” published in the Journal of Proteome Research in November 2012, and using Russian brown frogs (which are edible and considered a delicacy), they extracted secretions by applying electrodes.

What came out was a cocktail of 76 different peptides that all had different properties. Michael Zasloff, now a professor at Georgetown University, but formerly a researcher with the National Institutes of Health said in an interview that, “What is amazing is that no two frogs have the same cocktail. They’re all different, and all beautifully tuned to deal with the microbes that these animals face.”

As promising as the results are so far, many scientists are skeptical of any real benefit coming from them. For instance, Jun O. Liu, a professor of pharmacology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, stated in reference to other apparent natural occurring “magic antibiotics,” “There are natural substances that work in a lab beautifully but then when you give it to a human it’s totally inactive or it’s toxic.”

While this all may or may not ultimately be medicinally helpful for humans, beginning centuries ago certain Russians seem to have been on to something with putting frogs in milk to delay it spoiling. Although, I think we can all agree that putting a frog in one’s milk takes a back seat to the other age-old way to store milk without refrigeration- making it into delicious cheese.

If you liked this article, you might also enjoy subscribing to our new Daily Knowledge YouTube channel, as well as:

The Odd Eating Habits of Marlon Brando

Why Milk is White

What Causes Lactose Intolerance

What Exactly is Malt?

Honey can be Used for a Variety of Medicinal Purposes

Bonus Facts:

The world frog population is currently dwindling. For example, the United States amphibian population (which includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts) has been declining by 3.7 percent per year of late, according to a U.S. Geological Survey released in May 2013. While the study didn’t give firm answers to why this happening, the scientists in the report speculated that possible factors could include climate change, disease, and drought.

“Freon” is the trade name used for a group of chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs. Refrigerators and air conditioners were developed to use these chemicals and were sold as consumer products for the home. Today, of course, it has since been discovered that there are irrefutable links to CFCs, Freon, and the depletion of the Ozone layer.

Expand for References

Keeping Milk Fresh — With Frogs – Discover Magazine

Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Skin Peptidome of Russian Brown Frog Rana temporaria – Journal of Proteome Research

Frogs in milk could lead to new drugs – upi.com

Scientists Look For New Drugs In Skin Of Russian Frog – NPR

Frogs in milk: Household cure may produce antibiotics – Catholic.org

Frog Skin Secretions Could Yield Antibiotic Bonanza -Discover Magazine

Jacob Perkins – American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Myth of Russian Milk-frogging – The Physics Police

Is Frog Skin a Red Herring? – The Scientist Magazine

Amphibian skin: a promising resource for antimicrobial peptides – US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health

Study Is First To Chart Amphibian Populations’ Decline In U.S. – NPR

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source article: www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/04/frogs-milk-keep-milk-spoiling-without-refrigeration/
medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom  meetup-movnat  survival 
november 2017 by daguti
Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) | TED Talk | TED.com
medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom = Right in the first 1/3 of the video or sooner, he presents his own evidence that people (and animals) have been using this banding to deter sharks.
video  tedtalks  animals-sharks  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
june 2016 by daguti
BBC - Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex
medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom = Not medicine related, but this is where I nested the tag when I first came up with it. I've read that Native American populations recognized and honored trans people within their cultures, this is an example of science (i.e. "modern man") finally catching up to what ancient cultures knew all along.
nature  sex  sex-and-society  sexuality  sexuality-homo  sexuality-trans  animals  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
june 2016 by daguti
Diana Young - Can we measure a single ion? How does that even...
Wow, very interesting. Her text: "Can we measure a single ion?
How does that even work?
PS: I am going to predict that in less than ten years, some biotech startup will "invent' homeopathy, but it will cost a lot, and they won't call it that. What cannot be measured is mocked and dismissed: oh, what CAN be measured is COMMODITIZED.
And, at a certain point, all the laughter and knee-jerk mockery about how homeopathy is "nothing" is going to die down, as people realize, hold on, water actually holds a lot of information. And we are FULL of it."

But be sure to read the comment "No. The lifetime of these interactions is very short. They decay at femtosecond time scales."
and the last part of the article including "Our research has nothing to do with water memory or homeopathy"

Source article: http://phys.org/news/2016-04-ion-impacts-million-molecules.html
medicine-alternative  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
april 2016 by daguti
This doesn't necessarily fit neatly into the two tags I used on it, but it's about how we as a species tend to assume everything is safe until a bunch of people start dying from it: prolonged sitting, processed foods, sun exposure, etc
motivation-for-me-david-vs-goliath-fighting-big-money-lobbyists  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
january 2016 by daguti
Being Lonely Can Warp Your Health And Your Genes : Shots - Health News : NPR
"In the world of cubicles and studio apartments, loneliness is everywhere. We find it in both crowds and empty rooms. We change cities and lose friends. Even in marriage, people can be strangers to one another. But things were very different for our ancestors. When humans were evolving in a prehistoric environment, they banded together for food and for protection."
health-mental-depression  genetics  health  disease-prevention  evolvify-topics  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom  personality-traits-loneliness-solitude-isolation 
november 2015 by daguti
Amir Solsky - Timeline Photos
Rafe shared this 2015-05-06. Never give up on yourself: "A few years ago while doing a gymnastics round off (cartwheel type move), I got an injury to my lower back ( L3, L4, L5), doing an X ray exam I was told I have a narrowing in two joints, and was send to do an MRI. At the MRI they discovered I had DDD, That is Degenerative Disc Desease. These tests came after about two years of having pain come and go on and off, where It would take me some half an hour in the morning o be able to stand straight. The doctors told me that the injury wasn't a result of one move, but a damage fom a consistant wrong type of use of the back. and that it was impossible to recover from it since the disc is dry, and it has no capilaries, so liquid and nutrients supposadly can't get in. I was told I need to live with it and that it can only get worst. With my usual approach of never believing to western doctors advice, I took my time to study the real science of my case, I had implemented a few "
meetup-movnat  medicine-doctors-or-hospitals  anti-something  people-rafe-kelley  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
may 2015 by daguti
Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn | MindShift
"Increasingly scientists are proving Montessori right. Researchers are studying the body movements of children as young as four-to-six months old and have found earlier and more frequent movement correlates with academic learning down the road. Kids who could sit up, sustain “tummy time” longer and walk were all correlated with future academic success, even when researchers controlled for socioeconomics, family education and type of future education, among other mitigating factors."
medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom  learning  children  education  meetup-movnat  people-maria-montessori 
march 2015 by daguti

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