I was convinced I would become an adult when I turned 21. But now, I’m certain that turning 65 was the watershed moment that finally grew me up. I’m pleased as pomegranate punch to be 65 — and alive. Not just alive and breathing, but actively engaged in making the right choices about this next […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 14 2018 New evidence unearthed by archaeologists from The Australian National University (ANU) shows that modern humans colonised the island of Madagascar thousands of years later than previously thought. Lead archaeologist Dr Atholl Anderson of the School of Culture, History & Language, said the findings could spur a rethink of the historical timeline for […]Continue Reading ...
It was a memorable place to have an “aha” moment about aging. Peter Sperry had taken his 82-year-old father, who’d had a stroke and used a wheelchair, to Disney World. Just after they’d made their way through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, nature called. Sperry took his father to the bathroom where, with difficulty, […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—You might feel squeaky clean after that morning shower, but you carry an invisible cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi and chemicals every day. That’s one of the lessons from the first study to take a deep dive into the human “exposome”—the collection of microbes, plant particles and chemicals that accompanies people as they move through […]Continue Reading ...
There is no doubt that some high school students will try to get high. However, the ways they’re doing it might be changing. A survey of more than 3,000 10th-graders from 10 high schools in Los Angeles showed that while traditional combustible marijuana is still the most popular method, kids are turning to edible and […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expressed concerns about rising incidence of vaping or smoking e-cigarettes among underage students and teenagers. The FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has said in a statement that use of the devices like Juul brand e-cigarettes have reached “epidemic” proportions. He said that these devices that were targeted initially […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don’t even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes — 10 percent know it and more than 4 percent are undiagnosed. […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 — Adults have spent a lifetime hearing about or experiencing natural disasters such as Hurricane Florence, which is targeting the Carolinas this week. But how to explain to kids the dangers of these events, without unduly scaring them? The key, said child psychiatrist Dr. Victor Fornari, is to lead by example. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found. Researchers in Ireland report that perceived social stigma diminishes quality of life for many who have acne — especially girls and women. “We know from previous research that many acne sufferers experience negative […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Baldness caused by alopecia areata could soon be treated safely and effectively, after an international University of Melbourne-led trial found two new drugs to be safe and effective. Until now there has been no effective treatment for the debilitating condition that causes patchy hair loss and affects up to 147 million […]Continue Reading ...
If only patients knew how expensive medical procedures are and how wildly prices vary by hospital, they could be smart shoppers and lower the cost of health care for everybody. At least that’s what policy experts and health insurers keep saying as they promote “consumer-directed” health care and cost-comparison websites. None of it has had […]Continue Reading ...
Robot interaction with child with ASD, alongside a caregiver. Credit: Scassellati et al., Sci. Robot. 3, eaat7544 (2018) Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism. That’s the takeaway from an experimental home-based therapy in which autonomous “social” robots modeled and encouraged behaviors like maintaining eye contact and paying attention while […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered tai chi program reduced falls nearly a third better in a head-to-head comparison with an exercise regimen that combined aerobics, strength training and balance drills, the researchers reported. “This tai chi […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 — If you’re a clean freak, you could be inadvertently fattening your children, a new study suggests. The research can’t prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting childhood obesity by altering the gut bacteria of infants. Fecal samples showed that 3- and 4-month-old infants regularly exposed to antibacterial […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 — Instead of visiting the doctor each fall, sitting in a waiting room filled with the sniffling, sneezing masses — what if you could just slap on a flu vaccine “patch” sent in the mail? That’s the vision of researchers who’ve developed and conducted early tests on an injection-free vaccine that […]Continue Reading ...
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