Health

February 21, 2019

Dementia Prevented by Hobbies Like Reading and Singing, Scientists Believe

Keeping hobbies in middle age could prevent dementia as we get older, scientists believe. Physical and cognitive activities such as reading books, visiting art exhibitions, gardening, being a member of a club, attending church and singing in a choir were among those linked to a lower risk of developing the neurodegenerative disorder which currently affects millions of Americans.
February 21, 2019

Anxiety, Depression and Bullying Top U.S. Teen Problems, Survey Says

Anxiety, depression and drug addiction are the leading problems in a deepening mental health crisis among America's young people. 
February 21, 2019

Beer and Wine Could Be Contaminated with Arsenic Because of Filtering Process

The filtering process used to remove sediment from beer and wine could contaminate drinks with potentially dangerous heavy metals such as arsenic, scientists have warned. 
February 21, 2019

Transplanting Bone Marrow From Young Boosts Brains of Old Mice, Preserving Memory and Learning

Transplanting bone marrow from young mice into old has been found to prevent cognitive decline by helping to preserve memory and the ability to learn. While the research is far, far from having any implications for human health, it does add to a growing body of evidence about the role blood cells play in aging.
February 20, 2019

Secret of Longevity Could Be Found in Traditional Japanese Plant That Appears to Slow Aging

Scientists believe a Japanese plant used in traditional Asian medicine contains a compound which could slow ageing.
February 20, 2019

Is The 'Zombie Deer' Disease True and Can it Spread to Humans? Myths and Facts About Chronic Wasting Disease

Recently, there have been a flurry of reports about the spread of so-called “zombie deer disease” across the United States. But what exactly is it and could it spread to humans?
February 20, 2019

Hundreds of genes linked to blindness may result in new therapies

Inherited diseases of the eye account for at least 2 million cases of blindness worldwide. A few hundred genes that cause eye disease have been identified, but in many cases the cause is unknown because not all eye disease genes have been identified.
February 20, 2019

Stories of African-American girls growing old with HIV: ‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’

Sophia Harrison, 51, is a single mother of two, with an extended family to support. She has lived with epilepsy her entire life; she suffers from hypertension; and she is a breast cancer survivor.
February 20, 2019

African-American girls with HIV typically missed, under-supported

The face of HIV in the United States has long been white gay men, even though the epidemic has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on African-American communities.
February 20, 2019

Air Purifiers Don't Remove Pollution—however They Could Be Contaminating Our Water and Soil Instead | Opinion

I recently found myself in the surreal world of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas discussing the next generation of pollution sensors that one day you might find inside your phone. The exhibits I saw suggested the next big thing in home technology could be anything from intelligent cat litters to internet-enabled teapots, with everything powered by mysterious machine learning and the unfathomable blockchain.