Teen Contracts Hepatitis After Trying to Lose Weight With Green Tea

Here’s something to think about next time you get one of those “miracle green tea” emails in your inbox: doctors treating an unidentified British teenager say she contracted hepatitis and jaundice as a result of her attempts trying to lose weight by drinking diet green tea. And the scary thing is she’s not the only person to suffer this fate.

Source: Teen Contracts Hepatitis After Trying to Lose Weight With Green Tea

The tea is believed to be the vector, not the actual cause.  Additives and/or pesticides are believed to be the actual cause, due to overdosing on green tea.  Read the directions, when in doubt – ask.

I’ve been there, trying to offset the hunger or desire to eat for various reasons.  Rushing does not help, and incrementally making adjustments to your diet will allow you to adopt a new lifestyle easier.  There really aren’t shortcuts.

Yellow Poop is Hereditary. Who Knew?

If in doubt, check with the people in the stalls next to you 😉

If your poop is much lighter colored than nearly everyone else’s, it could be a sign that you have an absolutely harmless medical condition. And your parents are to blame.

Source: Yellow Poop is Hereditary.  Who Knew?

As the joke goes: that’s nice… for me to poop on!

There is one additional symptom/side-effect of having Gilbert’s that is largely ignored by the medical community, but is common amongst around 70% of patient: We get fatigued/tired easily. such that some of us have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Also, it’s common practice to self-medicate with red wine or tea.  More specifically, the tannin apparently help break down the bilirubin in your liver.  I dislike tannin personally – you know it as it makes your mouth feel weird and dry.

Rabbit Virus Improves Bone Marrow Transplants, Kills Some Cancer Cells

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants.

For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous. It replenishes marrow lost to disease or chemotherapy but raises the risk that newly transplanted white blood cells will attack the recipient’s body.

Now researchers say the myxoma virus, found in rabbits, can do double duty, quelling the unwanted side effects of a bone marrow transplant and destroying cancer cells.

Source: Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells

Why is it not a treatment?  This is likely preliminary findings on white blood cells in a petri dish.  It needs a delivery mechanism, dosage calculate and long term study…  It’s like vitamin C – eating high concentrations just gets filtered out, so there’s tests about injection to bypass safeguards.