Author Archives: The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.

This New Study Has the Best News Ever About Caffeine

“An extensive multi-year study found that regular intake of caffeine (and a number of related compounds found in tea and dark chocolate) can help block the chronic inflammation that’s linked to over 90% of all noncommunicable diseases of aging, said … Continue reading

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Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

NY Times reports: ” The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published … Continue reading

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New Medical Worry: Deadly Fungal Infection That Resists Treatment.

NPR Reports: “You’ve probably heard of antibiotic resistance — germs that can resist the drugs designed to wipe them out. Now there’s a new kind of resistance to worry about — fungal infections that are resistant to treatment. The fungal infection in … Continue reading

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How burnt toast and roast potatoes became linked to cancer

“This week, the UK’s Food Standard Agency became the latest regulator to draw consumers’ attention to the issue with its Go for Gold campaign that urges the public to avoid singeing their toast or leaving roast potatoes to char in … Continue reading

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Can you sidestep Alzheimer’s disease?

From the Harvard Medical School:   Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by progressive damage to nerve cells and their connections. The result is devastating and includes memory loss, impaired thinking, difficulties with verbal communication, and even personality changes. A person with … Continue reading

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The Power of Will

From The Boston Globe.

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Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness

The NY Times reports: “Two numbers are, to me, particularly emblematic of what science had to tell us about fitness this year. The first is 42 percent and represents the extent by which people’s risk for premature death rises if they … Continue reading

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