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Opportunities abound today for older adults to get up, get out and meet up. And whatever activity you choose, the Internet has no doubt made it easier than ever for older adults to connect with friends, family and their communities and to find out what passions they may want to pursue in retirement.
It is known that neurons in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus control how much an animal eats. However, it is not clear what role other brain cells, such as glial cells, might play in influencing feeding. Glial cells do not send nerve impulses like neurons, as they mostly serve to support and protect the neurons. Now, researchers
Gluten-free, casein-free diets may be popular for autistic children, but there's no evidence it's doing them any good.
Can cutting sugar reduce your risk of some kinds of lung cancer?
The Congressional Budget Office's estimates of the newest Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bill are even less rosy than before.
The couples I see for counseling are not always perfect, not that any couples ever are. But when cancer enters the relationship, for some couples, things get ugly and get ugly fast. I believe that we like to think that cancer makes people “better”; that people rise to the challenge and become the best they […]
(Science News) – The Zika virus probably arrived in the Western Hemisphere from somewhere in the Pacific more than a year before it was detected, a new genetic analysis of the epidemic shows. Researchers also found that as Zika fanned … Read More
From The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2 May 2017. Controversy over exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: key lessons for clinicians and academics Alex J Mitchell Professor of Psycho-Oncology and...
(BBC) – The German government plans to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178; $2,806) for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated. Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because of a measles … Read More
(Kaiser Health News) – Half of adults in this age group visit the ER in their last month of life, according to a study in the journal Health Affairs. Of those, half die in the hospital, the study found, even … Read More
(The Guardian) – It has also meant a severe lack of maternal healthcare. There is no local midwife, and Sebila lives five hours’ drive from a hospital, in a region where cars are a rare luxury. Women told me of … Read More
Hallucinogenic fungus may not only be one of the most therapeutically valuable of 'recreational' drugs (and arguably most colorful-looking), but also the safest.
(Medical Xpress) – A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital—with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces—should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact. … Read More
(Washington Post) – Allowing assisted dying to come into the open has helped us gain insights about one of the most fundamental questions of our existence: where humans draw the line between choosing life and choosing death. But a study released Wednesday in … Read More
A new survey suggests that most Americans are confused about what counts as a healthy ...