Credit: King’s College London An investigation by scientists at King’s College London into why some people suffer tooth erosion while others don’t has found that it’s not just what they eat and drink, but how they eat and drink, that increases their chances of developing the condition. The research, reviewed in the British Dental Journal, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Have you resolved to take better care of yourself in the new year? Here’s a relatively painless way to do it: Catch a few more zzz’s every night. A third of American adults don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic poor sleep has been […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Seniors Print this issue Keep Active as You Age We’ve all heard that exercise is good for you. Did you know that it’s as true for older people as it is for any age group? You’re never too old to get moving, get stronger, and improve your health. Fitting exercise and physical activity […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, JD, tiptoed around the issue of states openly flouting Obamacare’s rules during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. Democrats pressed Azar to defend the Affordable Care Act, while Republicans argued that no laws were being broken. In his opening statement, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Case Western Reserve University With increased numbers of baby boomers using technology, Case Western Reserve University researchers investigate streamlined, cost-cutting post-treatment advice Researchers at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine are exploring whether using technology—rather than a self-care professional to give patients’ follow-up care instructions—might be an effective, cost cutting means to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more like to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age—and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame. “We know that maternal overweight is linked to overweight in children,” said Dr. Anita […]Continue Reading ...
Naked mole rats are intriguing for researchers for a variety of reasons: they have the longest life span of rodents (average lifespan is 30 years), they are resistant to a variety of age-related diseases such as cancer, and they tend to remain fit and active until very advanced ages. The Gorbunova Lab at the University […]Continue Reading ...
Alternative Vaccination Strategy for Meningitis in Africa. Credit: Yale University In sub-Saharan Africa, meningococcal meningitis continues to pose a serious health threat, with sporadic epidemics resulting in some 30,000 cases each year. While all people are susceptible, young children are at the highest risk, and over 50 percent of those infected will die if not […]Continue Reading ...
Histopathogic image of senile plaques of amyloid beta seen in the cerebral cortex in a patient with Alzheimer’s disease of presenile onset. Credit: KGH, Source: Wikimedia Commons A UCL-led team has developed a cognitive test to detect subtle memory deficits years before Alzheimer’s disease symptoms develop, set out in a new paper published in The […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Losing weight is, for most people, the easy part. The bigger challenge is trying to keep it off for more than a year. New research helps explain why people in this second stage are so much more prone to failure. In a nutshell, people who have shed a significant chunk of […]Continue Reading ...
Having metabolic syndrome (MetS) may hinder recovery from sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), Korean researchers found. Following treatment for hearing loss, individuals with MetS showed lower rates of recovery versus those without the condition (22.9% versus 42.6%, 95% CI -35.4% to -3.2%), Su Young Jung, MD, of Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea, and colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
Images of knee joints from control and FoxO deficient mice. The areas in red are joint cartilage which is destroyed in FoxO deficient mice after treadmill running. Credit: Lotz Lab, The Scripps Research Institute More than 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis making it one of the most common age-related diseases. Now, a study from […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who make an effort to lose weight aren’t just helping themselves, they may be helping others too. That’s the finding of a new University of Connecticut study that tracked the weight loss progress of 130 couples over six months. The researchers found that when one member of a couple commits […]Continue Reading ...
Florescence microscopy image of mouse dendritic cells with mRNA-loaded blood cells. Even if you don’t have allergies yourself, I guarantee you can list at least three people you know who have allergies. Asthma, a respiratory disorder commonly associated with allergies, afflicts over 300 million individuals worldwide. Seddon Y. Thomas who works at the National Institute […]Continue Reading ...
A voluntary program being spearheaded by Intermountain Healthcare that allows family members of hospitalized patients to participate in their care enhanced healing and reduced readmission rates. Credit: Intermountain Medical Center A voluntary program being spearheaded by Intermountain Healthcare that allows family members of hospitalized patients to participate in their care enhanced healing and reduced readmission […]Continue Reading ...
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