Glaucoma Drug Appears to Fight TB

A medicine used for glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis – even the drug-resistant kind, research shows.

Robert Abramovitch, a Michigan State University microbiologist, along with graduate student Benjamin Johnson, have discovered that ethoxzolamide, a sulfa-based compound found in many prescription glaucoma drugs, actually turns off the bacterium’s ability to invade the immune system.

The finding was published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Soybean Oil: The Newest Nutritional Villain?

A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a new study.

Sun and Water Safety Tips for Summer

Summer is a season when outdoor activity increases. Unfortunately, so can the number of skin cancers. There are more cases of skin cancer each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. In fact, of the seven most common cancers, melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is the only type of cancer that is on the rise.

How To Reduce Your Tax 
Burden In Retirement

Retirement should represent an opportunity to enjoy life after decades of hard work and saving.

But it doesn’t always turn out that way, even with people who saved wisely, says Gary Marriage Jr., CEO of Nature Coast Financial Advisors (

Maybe it’s because of worries that those savings won’t last. Or maybe it’s just an inability to adjust after years in the labor force.


Essential Apps for People With Limited Mobility

Smartphone apps have revolutionized the way we go about our everyday lives. Whether you need directions, advice about local restaurants, or are trying to find the weekend weather forecast, as they say in the Apple commercials, “There’s an app for that”. Here is a list of apps specifically designed for people with mobility challenges to help make their day-to-day lives easier.

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