Most people generally assume that aging is simply an unavoidable fact of life – age forces our skin to wrinkle and sag, our joints to ache and the body to become more susceptible to injury and illness. Likewise, the aging ...Read More »
Tag Archives: New Developments In Medicine
Lack Energy? It Might Be Your Diet
The term “junk food” has long been used to describe items with little to no nutritional value. The reason for this is fairly obvious – a steady diet of foods loaded with saturated fat, sodium and sugar tends to thicken ...Read More »
A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients
It is well known that Americans struggle with sleep – according to a 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 percent of American workers get less than six hours of sleep per night. Of ...Read More »
Could Stem Cells Prevent Muscle Loss?
Even if you don’t much about them, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about “stem cells” at some point in the past. Stem cells play a major role in the body, and therefore get plenty of attention from medical researchers, ...Read More »
Growing Human Muscle – With Pig Tissue
Regardless of your level of physical activity, it’s a good bet that you’ll suffer at least a few physical injuries in your lifetime. Many of these bumps and bruises are relatively minor, and the body recovers fairly quickly. Unfortunately, this ...Read More »
Bionic Eyes: A Promising New Technology
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, your body relies on its eyes during every waking second of the day. The eyes play such a key role in our daily lives that it’s hard to envision (pardon the ...Read More »
Learning About Longevity from a 115 Year-Old Woman
It’s a well known fact that human lifespans have increased markedly over the last century. Even taking this into account, it’s still quite an accomplishment to live past the ripe old age of 100. But imagine not only living well ...Read More »
Examining Dirty Money: What’s Lurking in Your Wallet?
There are certain public surfaces where bacteria tend to congregate, such as public drinking fountains, shopping cart handles and ATM buttons. Given that many people touch these objects throughout the day, this fact shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. ...Read More »
Preventing Asthma Attacks by Reducing Stress
You would be right to think that asthma has become more commonplace over the years. Consider that between 2001 and 2009 alone, more than 4 million people were diagnosed with asthma in the United States. Likewise, millions of Americans experience ...Read More »
Is There a Superbug In Your Home?
People like to believe that the homes they live in are relatively clean. But imagine that a microscopic enemy, immune to most antibiotics, managed to get inside your house? A recent study has found that MRSA, a potentially deadly type ...Read More »