Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Making Sense of Centenarians

    The number of centenarians is expected to double every ten years, making this formerly rare group one of the fastest-growing in the developed world. Researchers are turning to studies of the oldest old to determine how genes, lifestyle, and social factors contribute to longevity.

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    New drug to treat blood poisoning

    For the first time, a drug has reduced deaths from severe sepsis, a life-threatening immune reaction occurring in 750,000 people in the United States each year.

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    Less morphine may be more

    In mice, very low doses of morphine combined with even lower doses of a drug that usually blocks morphine's effect can give greater pain relief than higher doses of morphine alone.

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    Two genes tied to common birth defect

    Researchers report that defects in either of two specific genes may be responsible for DiGeorge syndrome, the second most common cause of congenital heart defects in newborns.

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    Sedentary Off-hours Link to Alzheimer’s

    People who have Alzheimer's disease in old age were generally less active physically and intellectually between the ages of 20 and 60 than were people who don't have the disease.

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    Stress-prone? Altering the diet may help

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    Surveying the Swiss: The eyes have it

    Magnetic resonance imaging can help determine the health of a wheel of cheese.

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    The Good Trans Fat

    One arcane family of fats may be tapped to treat or prevent a host of diseases.

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    Mice reveal new, severe form of allergy

    Researchers studying an induced condition in mice akin to multiple sclerosis have stumbled across a situation in which mice suffered a severe allergic reaction to injected protein fragments that mimic one their own proteins.

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    Fat harbors cells that could aid joints

    Researchers have found a way to trick fat into generating cartilage.

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    Vaccine may prevent some cervical cancers

    A new vaccine spurs people to produce a strong immune response against human papillomavirus, a virus that can infect both men and women and causes cervical cancer in women.

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    Fighting cancer from the cabbage patch

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