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Five Inherited Genetic Variants May Indicate A High Risk Of Prostate Cancer

A potential link between five inherited gene mutations may lead to a more accurate way to assess the prognosis for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. [...]

Why The Brain’s Clock Mechanism Starts Degenerating In Middle Age

A new study has found that the mechanism that controls our :body clock” starts to degenerate in middle age. [...]

Accentuate The Positive And Age Better

A new study used neuroimaging to look at areas of the brain to see whether positive thinking helps us age better. [...]

US Life Expectancy Lagging Other Industrialized Nations

Given the fact that Americans spent twice as much per person health care as people in any other industrialized nation, you’d expect to see some positive results. Unfortunately, we’re not getting value for our money. A study1 by researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom have compared life expectancies in the U.S. [...]

Republican Governor Suppresses Report Showing That Private Healthcare Costs More

The Republican Governor of Louisiana wants to privatize health care for state workers and retirees. He is suppressing an independent report that he commissioned because it shows that it won’t be cost effective, will increase costs and reduce benefits. [...]

Olive Oil May Help Seniors Avoid Strokes

A new study suggests that consuming olive oil as an alternative to other cooking fats and as part of a healthy balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and salt may help seniors avoid strokes. [...]

Scientists May Have Discovered A Way To Block Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists find antibodies that block the development of Alzheimer’s. [...]

Stomach Ulcer Bacteria May Also Be Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists have found a possible link between a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers and the onset of Parkinson’s Disease. [...]

Studies Link Genes To Obesity and Dementia

Two studies that follow up on existing knowledge of particular genes have found links to obesity and dementia. [...]

Link Found Between Hypertension And Declining Walking Speed

Many studies have proven that walking as little as a mile several times a week is good for our health. New research has discovered an, as yet unexplained, link between high blood pressure and walking speed. [...]

UK Team Finds Natural Way To Transport Drugs Across The Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers in the UK have found a way to use a natural mechanism to transport medications across the blood-brain barrier, a potential breakthrough in the treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and meningitis. [...]

Gardening Is Good For Us

Guess what? Gardening is good for us, especially seniors. [...]

New Drug Approved For Treating Lupus

The FDA has just approved the first new drug for treating Lupus in over a half a century. However, it’s only partially effective. [...]

The British Appear To Be Healthier Than Americans

Yet another study emphasizes the fact that we really don’t have the best health care in the world. Even the Brits, with their socialized health care system, are healthier than us! [...]

Scientists Identify New Gene Variations Linked To Heart Disease

A new study of gene variants has opened up new possibilities for investigating factors related to heart disease in addition to the currently understood ones. [...]

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