Thursday, April 22, 2021

New ‘Skeletal Age’ Calculator Predicts Risk of Bone Fracture, Premature Death

Researchers in Australia have developed a computational model to calculate 'skeletal age', a personalized estimate of an individual's risk of bone fracture and premature...

Scientists Identify More Than 140,000 Virus Species in the Human Gut

Viruses are the most numerous biological entities on the planet. Now researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have...

Vision Impairment Associated With Higher Risk of Death

The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with vision impairment and blindness is expected to...

Selenium Supplementation Protects Against Obesity And May Extend Lifespan

Adding the nutrient selenium to diets protects against obesity and provides metabolic benefits, according to a new animal study. The results could lead to...

The Right ‘5-a-Day’ Mix is 2 Fruit and 3 Vegetable Servings...

Studies representing nearly 2 million adults worldwide show that eating about five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which 2 are fruits and...

Scientists Detect 55 New “Mystery” Chemicals Never Previously Reported in Pregnant...

Scientists at UC San Francisco have detected 109 chemicals in a study of pregnant women, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and...

Dry Eye Disease Negatively Affects Physical and Mental Health as Well...

Patients suffering from dry eye disease symptoms have a lower quality of life compared to those without symptoms, a new study reports. The findings...

Vital Exhaustion Linked with Increased Risk of Heart Attack in Men

Men experiencing vital exhaustion are more likely to have a heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online...

Normal-Tension Glaucoma Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

A type of glaucoma called Normal-Tension Glaucoma is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment and possibly dementia, finds research published online in...

Death Rate Doubles in Seniors Taking Prescription Drugs Due to Increased...

Nearly every older adult in the US has been prescribed a drug that can significantly increase their risk of falling, according to new study...

Cocoa Powder Improves Health of Obese Mice; Implications for Humans

Supplementation of cocoa powder in the diet of high-fat-fed mice with liver disease markedly reduced the severity of their condition, according to a new...