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These anti-aging pills seem to be actually working

July 17th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Pills hailed as the first real “anti-aging” drugs inched a little closer to the market after a study found they cut the number of respiratory infections in the elderly by half. The drugs: The pills act on an aging-related pathway called TORC1. Inhibiting this pathway “has extended life span in every species studies to date,” […]



CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

July 16th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

Using CERN technology, Mars Bioimaging has created the first 3D, color X-ray images of the human body. Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in bones, but more detail could help pinpoint other problems. Now, a company from New Zealand has […]



How long can we live? The limit hasn’t been reached, study finds

July 2nd, 2018 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life span. In Acciaroli, a hamlet in southern Italy, about one-in-60 residents are over the age of 90. A survey of about 4,000 Italians found that mortality […]



WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

June 22nd, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

(CNN) — Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its […]



CBD is changing the health industry

June 16th, 2018 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

CBD is legal, and has been taken off the WADA Prohibited Substances List. In February 2008–ten years ago this past winter–Thomas Vanderham, a mainstay in freeride mountain biking, crashed badly in Utah while filming for The Collective’s third movie, “Seasons.” With most footage bagged for the spring release that year, his crew was trying to […]



The Cult of Peloton: Reinventing the Fitness Industry, and Becoming a Microcultural Phenomenon

June 1st, 2018 at 9:47 am » Comments Off

High-tech cycling platform creates a connected community. At Peloton, Robin Arzon, vp, fitness programming, says classes are known as ‘shows’ and instructors as ‘talent.’ Until a month ago, I had never taken a spin class. While friends and colleagues made regular pilgrimages to boutique fitness studios like SoulCycle or Flywheel, the allure of sweating buckets […]



Why a faecal transplant could save your life

April 27th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

The faecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine’s most disgusting procedure. It is pretty much what you are imagining – part of a faecal stool is taken from one person and given to another. The purpose is to introduce new beneficial microbes to the receiving patient’s digestive system. And it […]



28 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

April 12th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like […]



Non-electric waterpik

April 6th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

The Pocket Flosser is the perfect addition to the toothbrush, giving you the best electric oral care experience without electricity or batteries. Using ingenuity, and principles of physics, the Pocket Flosser is a waterpik that can clean your teeth effectively using water or even your mouthwash. Relying on an internal pump that lets you build […]



Debt prompts patients to delay treatment, data shows

March 30th, 2018 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

Does your outstanding debt cause you to avoid the medical care you need? Though Americans certainly aren’t strangers to debt, the impact of owing money extends not just to their financial decisions, but health-related ones, as well. According to new data from lifeinsurance.org, indebted individuals often will delay medical treatment to avoid the added costs. […]



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