Aging concept, young and old comparison (stock image). Credit: © blackday / Fotolia Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical aging, and looking older than one's years, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology &...
“I think certainly there’s some promise in developing probiotics that could be targeted to possibly fixing some of the effects of a high-salt diet, but people shouldn’t think they can eat fast food and then pop a probiotic, and...
Stem cell graft. Credit: Copyright Frank Jacobsen A medical team at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum's burn unit and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Modena (Italy) were the first ever to successfully treat a child suffering from extensive skin...
Researchers discover that the genes active in a person’s belly fat are significantly different from those in his or her thigh fat, a finding that could shift the way we approach unwanted belly fat—from banishing it to relocating it. Credit:...
Most obese people develop insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. However, Horowitz and his team found that about one-third of the 30 obese adults in their study did not develop insulin resistance. Credit:...
Doing push ups and sit ups may help you live longer. Credit: © ijetdo / Fotoliaa Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of...
Spanking is defined as using physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain, but not injury, to correct or control the youth's behavior. Credit: © vkara / Fotolia Getting spanked as a child can lead to a...
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the joints, causing inflammation, pain, and eventually destruction of the tissues that make up this essential body part. Credit: © hriana / Fotolia A research team led by...
The L194P egg-adaptive mutation dramatically increases the motility of the major epitope on the hemagglutinin of influenza H3 viruses. Red: high motility; white: medium motility; blue: low motility. Credit: Wilson Lab According to a new study from scientists at The...
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A UC San Diego study links online social interactions to longevity. Credit: © Monkey Business / Fotolia Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it's complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated...
Urban air pollution in the city of Beirut. Credit: © disq / Fotolia Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a Commissioner and author of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health that has released a report detailing the...