New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved by China After 17 Years of Testing

The Chinese equivalent of the FDA internationally approved a new drug shown to be effective at managing mild-to-moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after a rigorous, 17-year, 3-Phase clinical trial which yielded positive results.

The announcement paves the way for the new drug, designated GV-971 and marketed as Jiuyiyi, to be prescribed immediately in China and increases the likelihood it may be approved in Europe and North America soon.

Planning For a More Balanced Life

We all want to live the best and happiest lives that we can and there are a large variety of articles available on how we can do that. In spite of all the information that is available to us and despite our various efforts to try to take a variety of actions to improve the quality of our lives through exercise, health foods and relaxation techniques, many of us still suffer from anxiety and depression and are still taking medications and other substances to help us cope with our lives.

Australian Sea Snails May Hold Key To Curing Colorectal Cancer

Research scientists have long known that cures for deadly diseases can be discovered in the humblest (and least likely) of places. After all, Penicillin came from moldy bread accidentally left in a petri dish over the weekend.

But, sea snails curing cancer? 

Apparently. It seems that the mucus produced by the White Rock Shell sea snail, common to the shores of Australia and New Zealand, contains chemicals found to be effective at fighting off colorectal cancer.

The World’s Most Addictive Drugs – Are You Hooked?

In 2018 more Americans overdosed (both accidentally and intentionally) on prescription drugs than on any other potentially addictive chemical substance – combined. This once overlooked epidemic has only increased over the last 3 years, but at least has lead to greater awareness about addictive drugs and their dangers. While this scourge continues, Americans are now learning more about the devastating effects of all addictive substances, both legal and outlawed. Here is some of what we’ve learned so far about the most addictive drugs on Earth.

Dietary Supplements Market Sees Steady Growth

Growing obesity rates and surging prevalence of cardiovascular disorders across the globe is expected to influence the demand for dietary supplements across the globe. Dietary supplements help to promote the immunity system and achieve good health and wellness. Dietary supplements can also replace the prescribed drugs and also aids to achieve the strong wear and tear especially for old-aged consumer. Thus, is expected to witness the lucrative growth during the forecast period.

Community Health Systems Bonds, Short Term, High Yield, Fixed Income Investment, Yielding 23% YTM

This week, Durig Capital looks at the healthcare sector to review one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States. Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) has spent the last few years rationalizing its portfolio of hospitals. The company is beginning to realize the effects of this strategy as evidenced by its same-store results for the second quarter (see above).

Dietary Do’s And Don’ts For Kids Diagnosed With ADHD – How Can Parents Help Beyond Medication?

Whether or not ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder) is a made-up condition doesn’t seem to matter to the millions of doctors prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to a whole new generation of Ritalin-addicted third graders. But, what about when the kids get the munchies? Here are some dietary Do’s and Don’ts for children diagnosed with ADHD that may keep this modern scourge (which used to be called hyperactivity) under control and help kids shut up, sit down and pay attention. Now, where were we?

Fast Food Workers Reveal What You Should Never Order – Once Again, Reddit Leads the Way

We have all learned that Reddit can be an invaluable resource for all kinds of news and information. But, perhaps it’s most useful for unvarnished truth-telling. Here are some comments from Redditors who have worked the other side of the counter at some famous fast food chain restaurants. If you think your biggest worry is employees spitting in your food (or, Yikes! – much worse!) what they have to say may make some customers swear off fast food for good. Let’s just call it “The Reddit Diet.

Alternative Health Therapies That Don’t Really Work – Was Grandma Totally Wrong?

Like the old saying goes, you’ve got everything if you’ve got your health. And most people will do anything to keep it. Especially if Grandma says it worked in her day. Turns out, old people don’t know what they’re talking about either. Here are some health myths that have been proven to be completely wrong.

And (mostly) hilarious…

Eat Breakfast To Lose Weight

The theory is, if you’re full you can have a light lunch and a well-balanced dinner. It actually does work. Unfortunately, it’s all the junk food you fill up on in between that’s really making you fat…

Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of The Human Body – How Are We Walking Around in These Things?

Throughout history, the human race has made some great advances in biology, with significant scientific discoveries proved by intuitive logic, successful hypothesizing and irrefutable empirical evidence. And, oh yeah. Just plain old dumb luck. Still, some mysteries of the human body have yet to be solved.

Here are some of the last remaining few…

The Old-time ‘Snake Oil Salesman’ is Making a Comeback – Is the Internet to Blame?

We’ve all seen the Old West movies and TV shows in which a well dressed gentleman rides into town plying his wares and touting a “Miracle Cure” elixir guaranteed to relieve all health maladies. Invariably, the tincture is nothing more than cheap, watered-down whiskey mixed with something sugary to make the “medicine” go down easier. In the long run, the only benefit is a rip-roaring drunken night, followed by a massive hangover.

Theratechnologies Bonds, Short Term, High Yield, Fixed Income Investment, Yielding 8% YTM

This week, Durig Capital looks to a Canadian issuer, a specialty pharmaceutical company that is successfully treating long-term HIV patients with its unique medicines so that patients have the opportunity to have a better quality of life. Theratechnologies (TSX:TH) has two landmark drugs, Trogarzo™ and EGRIFTA™ specifically developed to help HIV patients. The company has reported its second quarter results (for the three months ending May 31, 2019) and continues to see outstanding growth over its product lines.

Hurdles for Women’s Development

This article is taken out from the book “WOMEN POWER NEEDED FOR VIBRANT SOCIETY AND WORLD (A Scientific & Yogic Perspective)” published by smashworld.com. The reader may get clarity for removing the hurdlers while empowering the women:

Normally, people feel that men and society are responsible for debacle of women. The scenario like men does not help or assist women to achieve their better status and empowerment is not completely true. There could be a sense of man dominating environment but men are not against the development of women’s status and empowerment.

Health Consciousness Driving Meal Replacement Shakes Market

Meal replacement shakes are referred to the products with calorie-controlled shakes in a prepackaged form. Meal replacement shakes in the market are present in ready-to-drink or powder premixes form. The calories from a meal replacement shake are in enough amount to replace a meal. These meal replacement shakes are fortified with minerals and vitamins to add extra nutritional value.

Heart Health Supplements Market Growing Significantly

In order to prevent cardiovascular diseases, a proper balanced diet is essential such as oily fish, vegetables, fruits, and substantial and appropriate amount of fiber in the body. Consumers’ awareness related to maintaining the heart health and demand for heart health supplements has also showcased an uplift over the past few years in order to prevent various cardiovascular diseases.

Over 24.5% Yield-to-Maturity with GNC Holdings, Bonds Mature August 2020

This week’s bond focus takes a third look at a global specialty retailer of health and wellness products. Durig Capital’s last review of GNC discussed the Harbin China deal. While that deal is currently awaiting regulatory approval, GNC has since reported its second quarter results. The company continues to report successes in several areas.

 

  • Q2 international segment sales increased 11% year-over-year.

  • E-commerce sales increased by 8.3%

  • The company’s myGNC and ProRewards customer loyalty programs grew 14% and 8.8% respectively over Q1 levels.

  • Q2 interest coverage was a healthy 1.8x.