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New Mechanism of Pain Control Revealed

Researchers in Japan have revealed a previously unknown mechanism for pain control involving a newly identified group of cells in the spinal cord, offering a potential target for enhancing the therapeutic effect of drugs for chronic pain. While neurons may... Continue Reading →

What are puberty blockers?

Transgender and gender diverse children might choose to temporarily suppress puberty through the use of prescription medications called pubertal blockers. But deciding to get this treatment is a big step. Here's what you need to know about the pubertal blocker... Continue Reading →

How COVID-19 Reaches the Brain

Using post-mortem tissue samples, a team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains of patients with COVID-19, and how the immune system responds to the virus once... Continue Reading →

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments Reverse Aging Process

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. In the biological... Continue Reading →

Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Gut Microbiota Is Confirmed

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Still incurable, it directly affects nearly one million people in Europe, and indirectly millions of family members as well as society as a whole. In recent years, the scientific community has... Continue Reading →

High Blood Pressure in Midlife Is Linked to Increased Brain Damage in Later Life

Higher than normal blood pressure is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. In particular, the study found that there was a strong association between diastolic blood pressure... Continue Reading →

Go (over) easy on the eggs: ‘Egg-cess’ consumption linked to diabetes

Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over. Yet the health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they're cracked up to be as new research from the University of South Australia shows... Continue Reading →

Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure

Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation. Healthy... Continue Reading →

Biosensors Printed Directly On Skin Bring Wearable Tech To Next Level

Scientists have developed an innovative technique to print biosensors, which can measure temperature, electrical heart signals and blood oxygen saturation, directly onto the skin at room temperature. This advance, which was developed by US and Chinese researchers and led by... Continue Reading →

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