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August 12th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Leading scientists reveal secrets for reaching the age 100

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Leukocyte (white blood cell) telomere length in study participants up to 115 years of age. Statistical regression lines belonging to these groups are indicated by the same color as the data. (credit: Yasumichi Arai et al./EBioMedicine)

According scientists at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing in the U.K. and Keio University School of Medicine, they say they have cracked the secret of why some people live a healthy and physically independent life over the age of 100: keeping inflammation down and telomeres long.

 

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August 7th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Can old age be reversed by infusing blood from the young?

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August 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray waited for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing and neurodegeneration. As a rule, the gatherings were forgettable affairs – the incremental nature of scientific progress does not lend itself to big surprises. But a lab member scheduled to speak that day had taken on a radical project, and he had new results to share.

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July 23rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm

How your smartphone may be able to detect if you are depressed

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A small new study finds that depression can be predicted just from smartphone data.   Continue Reading »

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July 23rd, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Feeling 7 years younger and $10,000 richer by living near a lot of trees?

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A new study suggests that you should probably count the number of trees on the block, the next time you are hunting for a house or apartment.   Continue Reading »

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July 14th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Are fish oil pills a $1.2 billion industry built on empty promises?

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The Web site of the National Institutes of Health has some advice for anyone wondering about whether to take a fish oil pill to improve your health.  Yes. And no.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

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Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably impacting cognitive functioning, because of their impact on the type of bacteria that thrive on high-fat and high-sugar diets.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

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Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart.   Continue Reading »

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June 25th, 2015 at 10:13 am

Airing – world’s first hoseless, maskless, cordless CPAP device

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Your whole day can be ruined by missing out on a good night’s sleep. Your mood can be affected, you can find it hard to focus, and it can be nearly impossible to shake the sleepy feeling.

 

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June 22nd, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Top 11 tech innovations that could change medicine

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Huge changes in medicine and healthcare fueled by technology are heading our way.   Continue Reading »

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June 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am

Experts: online human breast milk comes with serious health risks

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British experts have recently warned the growing online craze among some fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers for buying and drinking human breast milk poses serious health risks.   Continue Reading »

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