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Older people who are living independently but have signs of cerebral damage may lower their risk of having dementia if they remain physically active.
Structural damage to the brain from high blood pressure (hypertension) may occur among people as young as 40.
Daily supplements of curcumin may match exercise, in relation to cardiovascular health benefits among postmenopausal women.
Boston University (US) team develops technique to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from stem cells in the peripheral blood.
Exercising on watercycling machines helps people who have joint problems such as arthritis, or are overweight, to participate in aerobic activity.
Norway team reports on the costs of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea on long-term sick leave.
German researchers uncover how the Hydra appears to avoid showing signs of aging, with potential insights into the mechanisms of human aging.
Green tea may lower the risk of developing digestive system cancers by as much as 27%, among women who are long-term tea drinkers.
Four months of a high-intensity interval training program dramatically increased cognitive performance.
Increased consumption of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid, helps to lower the risk of anxiety.
Adult stem cells extracted from one's own fat tissue, then cultured into sheets, and rolled into tiny vessels performed as well as natural blood vessels.
Johns Hopkins researchers successfully use nanoscale artificial fiber scaffolds to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage.
University of Nottingham (UK) researchers have begun the search for a new class of injectable materials that will stimulate stem cells to regenerate tissue.
University of Minnesota Medical School (US) researchers have developed a new strategy to improve the development of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS).
Cardiac injections of hematopoietic stem cells help to relieve refractory chest pain experienced with chronic angina.
Case Western Reserve University (US) team explores mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) capacity to serve as a natural healer.
Singapore scientists discover how to control fate of stem cells without the risk of developing cancer cells.
Indiana University-Purdue University (US) team utilizes induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to correct genetic defect that causes gyrate atrophy.
Offering hope for those suffering from debilitating and deadly diseases, stem cell therapeutics holds a “future [that] indeed is promising.”
Australian researchers report that the 'turkey tail' mushroom is effective in suppressing prostate tumor development, in a lab animal model.
#86 - Sin of the Skin #7: Acne
Acne, America's #1 skin disease, is caused by a disorder of the sebaceous glands (glands in the skin that produce oil) that blocks pores, thus producing an outbreak of skin lesions we've nicknamed as zits, pimples, and other less-flattering names. Use oil-free skin care products and wear oil-free cosmetics and oil-free sunblock to reduce the risk of clogged pores. Do not pick or squeeze acne eruptions, as doing so may cause the blockage to be bushed further into the skin. If you suffer from acne use a lotion or gel that contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide to kill off acne-causing bacteria. If you see no improvement in two months, see a dermatologist.