NEW IDEAS AND TRENDS (old)
Cigarettes, at least through lore, have been regarded as the one luxury of prison life. Depicted in film, those long drags looked so satisfying when taken by a man behind iron bars. Prisoners would beg their visitors, not for mama's homemade meatloaf, but for cigarettes. Cigarettes were money in prison; they could be traded for favors or possessions of other prisoners....
Scientists from the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the drug SAHA shows promise as a potential therapy for familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD). As yet, there is no treatment for the neurological disease, the second most common non-elderly dementia.
For centuries, a truly 'magic' mushroom has been used in China and Japan to cure or assist the cure of cancers! This magic mushroom is the Trametes versicolor (or Coriolus versicolor) commonly known as the turkey tail mushroom because of its layered, feathered appearance. Finally, in 2011, traditional western medicine has learned about the extract from this beautiful mushroom and observed it stop the development of prostate cancer in mice.