Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Stress Hormone Could Trigger Mechanism for the Onset of Alzheimer’s

A chemical hormone released in the body as a reaction to stress could be a key trigger of the mechanism for the late onset...

Estrogen Is a New Weapon Against Urinary Tract Infection in Postmenopausal...

Estrogen stimulates the production of the body's own antibiotic and strengthens the cells in the urinary tract, according to a new study from Karolinska...

Herbal Extract Boosts Fruit Fly Lifespan by Nearly 25 Percent

The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant long used for stress relief was found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations by...

The Link Between Circadian Rhythms and Aging

Gene Associated With Longevity Also Regulates the Body's Circadian Clock Human sleeping and waking patterns are largely governed by an internal circadian clock that corresponds...

Low-Grade Prostate Cancers May Not Become Aggressive With Time

Prostate cancer aggressiveness may be established when the tumor is formed and not alter with time, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a...

Heart Stem Cells Offer New Treatment for Heart Failure

Researchers at King's College London have for the first time highlighted the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in...

UCLA Study Points to Iron as Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease has proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat. After all, aging is the No. 1 risk factor for the disorder, and...

Eat Less — Live Longer

Scientists have shown a link between long-living calorie-restricted mice and the types of microbes residing in the guts of those mice (image above). The...

Researchers Identify Gene Implicated in Statin Muscle Pains, Discomfort

Researchers have used a novel approach to identify a genetic variant that may contribute to the muscle pain and weakness experienced by some statin...

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Nutrition and Aging

By Ward Dean, MD Every cell in the human body is packed with tiny organelles called mitochondria (Fig. 1). Mitochondria are often referred to as...

Osteoporosis a Major Threat to Women’s Independence

According to a new report published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), women may expect to live longer but their quality of life will...

Extending “Healthspan” by Controlling Age-Related Inflammation

Inflammation is the common denominator of many chronic age-related diseases such as arthritis, gout, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. But according to a Yale School of...