OPTHAMOLOGY NEWS/EYE WORLD MAGAZINE / Dr. Ming Wang Helping Patients Save Money on Medications December 7, 2017

eye-macroCost concerns bring practices into the savings game by Vanessa Caceres EyeWorld Contributing Writer

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Live In The Now / Dr. Youdim Ingredient in Cinnamon Found to Promote Fat Burning December 7, 2017

Cinnamonum verumA study from the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute (LSI) has found an essential oil in cinnamon stimulates fat burning. The discovery means the compound might be used in the future as a weight-loss treatment.

Earlier research has shown that the compound called cinnamaldehyde, which is the essential oil that imparts the distinctive flavor in the spice, can protect mice from obesity and high blood sugar levels. Because the mechanisms by which the compound works are poorly understood, researchers in the LSI lab undertook the investigation to learn more about its properties.

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World FInance / Southern California Reproductive Center China suffers ageing population nearly 40 years after introduction of one-child policy November 21, 2017

kid-752289_960_720In 1979, China began what remains the largest demographic experiment in history. The country’s controversial one-child policy was introduced in a bid to slow the explosive birth rate of the world’s most populous country.

Fast-forward to the present, and it’s clear the policy has worked. Ironically, though, it has worked a little too well. China is now struggling with a shrinking labour force, which could spell economic disaster for the global heavyweight.

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