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Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War -- and lost color in his hair.... Continue Reading →

Belly fat linked with repeat heart attacks

Heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 Prior studies... Continue Reading →

Baby and adult brains 'sync up' during play

Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn't yet talk to you? New research suggests that you might quite literally be "on the same wavelength," experiencing similar brain activity in the... Continue Reading →

Knee replacement timing is all wrong for most patients

When surgery is delayed, people don't get full benefit of new kneeWhen surgery is premature, patients assume unnecessary risk and may need a second replacementNearly 1 million knee replacement procedures are performed in the U.S. each year The timing of... Continue Reading →

Air pollution can worsen bone health

Some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented -lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera- but for others there is less scientific evidence. Such is the case of bone health: there are only a... Continue Reading →

An Astronaut Got a Blood Clot in Space. Here's How Doctors on Earth Fixed It.

An unidentified astronaut aboard the International Space Station had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — or blood clot — in the jugular vein of their neck, according to a new case study. The astronaut's identity and exactly when the incident... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean diet may help preserve the kidney health of transplant recipients

A new study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may help kidney transplant recipients maintain transplant kidney function. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Despite improvements in the survival of transplanted kidneys in the early years after transplantation,... Continue Reading →

Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has been published... Continue Reading →

Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation with fewer side effects

Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and... Continue Reading →

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