Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells

Published Wednesday 8 November 2017 By Ana Sandoiu at www.medicalnewstoday.com Fact checked by Jasmin Collier Seniors may soon be able to live disease-free for their entire lives. New research published in the journal BMC Cell Biology shows that old human cells can be rejuvenated using chemicals similar to resveratrol, which is a substance found in red wine and dark chocolate….

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Your mother-in-law may affect your fertility

Published Sunday 29 October 2017 By Ana Sandoiu  at www.medicalnewstoday.com Fact checked by Honor Whiteman Living with your mother or mother-in-law may significantly affect your fertility, suggests new research. A new study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, suggests that living in the same household with a woman’s mother or mother-in-law may lower the number of…

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Beer, chocolate intake among factors that influence the gut microbiome

Published Saturday 30 April 2016 By Honor Whiteman at www.medicalnewstoday.com By analyzing more than 1,000 human stool samples, researchers from Belgium have uncovered a number of diet and lifestyle factors that influence the composition of gut microbiota, with intake of beer and chocolate among those identified. Study leader Prof. Jeroen Raes, of the University of Leuven (KU…

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A healthy gut means healthy aging

Published Monday 16 October 2017 By Ana Sandoiu at www.medicalnewstoday.com Fact checked by Jasmin Collier ‘Resetting’ our gut bacteria to those of a 30-year-old with food and lifestyle interventions may promote a longer healthspan. Extremely healthy seniors appear to have the same bacterial composition in their guts as healthy 30-year-olds, shows new research. The new study was carried out by…

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Benefits of crying: Why it’s good to shed a few tears

Last reviewed Sat 7 October 2017 By Lana Burgess,  Published at www.medicalnewstoday.com Reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC, CARN-AP, MCHES Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits? It is not unusual to cry, and both sexes…

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Electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

Published Friday 6 October 2017 By Ana Sandoiu Published at: Medical News Today A new smart bandage may change our wound caring practices. Researchers have designed a “smart” bandage that is much more effective and faster-acting than regular healing patches. The same device can also be loaded with drugs, depending on the type and stage of the wound…

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Coping with panic disorder

Published Monday 2 October 2017 By Hannah Nichols at www.medicalnewstoday.com Panic disorder can be frightening, but it is highly responsive to treatment strategies. Do you experience sudden attacks of anxiety, fear, and panic? Perhaps your heart races, you feel unable to breathe or think properly, and you sweat. Do these attacks have no obvious trigger? Here are some…

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Drug resistance: WHO report ‘serious lack of new antibiotics’

Published Wednesday 20 September 2017 By Honor Whiteman www.medicalnewstoday.com The WHO say that there are not enough new drugs in the pipeline to help combat antimicrobial resistance. A new report from the World Health Organization confirms that, worryingly, there are now limited treatment options for some of the most common drug-resistant infections, which highlights the desperate need…

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Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

By Maria Cohut http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ New research has looked into the potential of Lactobacillus reuteri as an aid in colon cancer treatment. A new study looks at the potential of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer associated with inflammatory bowel disease. So far, the results – following tests in mice – are promising, but…

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Too much salt may double your chances of heart failure

By Ana Sandoiu – published at Medical News Today www.medicalnewstoday.com The first author of the study is Pekka Jousilahti, a research professor at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Finland. Sodium – which we mostly derive from the salt we eat – is key for a range of bodily functions, such as nerve function,…

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