The Physical Exercise That Can Reverse Signs Of Aging In The Brain

Dancing, whether professionally or recreationally, requires strength, suppleness, coordination and balance. It’s an enjoyable physical and mental exercise that helps you become more physically active and keeps your mind sharp. A recent study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has found dance classes can even reverse some signs of aging in the brain. Older adults who… Continue reading “The Physical Exercise That Can Reverse Signs Of Aging In The Brain”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 22:06:28.

Beware of Turtle: Reptiles Cause Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is cautioning people to think twice before bringing home turtles to keep as pets. On Tuesday, the agency said 13 states are currently investigating outbreaks of salmonella linked to contact with the hard-shelled reptiles. New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Connecticut had the highest number of reported infections.… Continue reading “Beware of Turtle: Reptiles Cause Salmonella Outbreak”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 22:07:59.

World’s Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take Off in Tanzania

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save lives. California’s Zipline will make 2,000 deliveries a day to more than 1,000 health facilities across the east African country, including blood, vaccines and malaria and AIDS drugs, following the success… Continue reading “World’s Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take Off in Tanzania”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 22:00:31.

Most melanomas come from new growths, not existing moles

Skin cancer is easy to prevent as long as you know what to look for Doctors look at naked bodies all day—don’t feel so awkward about yours Deposit Photos Moles, like their furry homonyms, should be roughly round, brown, and symmetrical. When they start changing, something could be very wrong. But it’s not just existing moles… Continue reading “Most melanomas come from new growths, not existing moles”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 19:48:12.

Landmark new cancer drug, just approved, to cost $475,000 a year – and analysts say it’s a bargain

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a futuristic new approach to treating cancer, clearing a Novartis therapy that has produced unprecedented results in patients with a rare and deadly cancer. The price tag: $475,000 for a course of treatment. That sounds staggering to many patients – but it’s far less for the treatment than… Continue reading “Landmark new cancer drug, just approved, to cost $475,000 a year – and analysts say it’s a bargain”

Originally posted 2017-08-30 19:40:08.

Flame retardants may be messing with women’s fertility—and they’re in way more than yoga mats

Potentially harmful chemicals are in everything from car seats to nail polish. Couches like this often have flame retardants to keep homes from igniting too quickly, but that doesn’t mean they’re fire proof… Flickr user Mark H. Anbinder Making things fire retardant seems like a no-brainer. Less fire is better than more fire in a person’s… Continue reading “Flame retardants may be messing with women’s fertility—and they’re in way more than yoga mats”

Originally posted 2017-08-29 00:22:39.

Cancer Treatment May Kill Tumors Without Side Effects

An experimental cancer treatment that works in part by triggering the body’s immune system to help destroy cancer cells was effective in tests, and led to the total destruction of tumors with a low risk of side effects, unlike traditional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy, Sky News reported. The treatment, known as Caspase Independent Cell… Continue reading “Cancer Treatment May Kill Tumors Without Side Effects”

Originally posted 2017-08-28 23:58:57.

This heroin vaccine might solve part of our growing opioid addiction problems

Heroin needle found in the gutter. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. An estimated 9.2 million people in the world use heroin, and the United States is one of the hardest hit countries. In the last decade alone, heroin users have grown fivefold with young, white males being the most vulnerable group. Since the year 2000, the number of… Continue reading “This heroin vaccine might solve part of our growing opioid addiction problems”

Originally posted 2017-08-28 23:40:01.

FDA moves to curb dangerous stem cell clinics

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a crackdown on deceptive and dangerous stem cell clinics, starting with actions against a California company accused of giving smallpox vaccine to cancer patients, and a Florida company that ruined the eyesight of three women. “Our actions today should also be a warning to others… Continue reading “FDA moves to curb dangerous stem cell clinics”

Originally posted 2017-08-28 23:38:15.

Holiday Travelers Do Not Know How to Wash Their Hands

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. For my fourth-grade science fair project, I tested different soaps to see which ones were the most effective at keeping my hands clean. Now, nearly 20 years later as a microbiology doctoral candidate, I can’t help but think, “Ugh, the fourth-grade me was such… Continue reading “Holiday Travelers Do Not Know How to Wash Their Hands”