Aging Now a Disease? Humanity Should Treat It Like One, Scientist Says

Scientists are starting to reconsider our major preconception about aging. Is it really a natural phenomenon or a disease that could be treated? It may be helpful to remember that under this question are a lot of factors. For instance, is aging really just a natural...

How bugs in your gut can make you fat (or thin)

This is the second part in our series on the microbial populations we harbour and their effects from brain to bowel. By far the majority of our companion microbes, weighing an impressive 1.5 kilograms and containing more than 1,000 species, reside in our gut, mostly...

Resolving the ‘Hispanic paradox’

Study co-authored by a UCSB researcher reveals Latinos age slower, neutralizing higher health risks of obesity and diabetes University of California – Santa Barbara A new paper co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara researcher reveals that Latinos age at a slower...

Is Coffee Good or Bad for you?

“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about coffee,” writes this week’s house call. “One day I read that it’s so bad for me and the next it’s good for me. Why all the conflicting information?” Let’s face it: Americans love their coffee, which is the number one source of...

Cold sores increase risk of dementia

Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. “Our results clearly show that there is a link between...

Hormones help in sex

The interplay of hormones in the body is crucial in enabling physical intercourse. ONE of the things that I like to tell my patients is that the brain is the most powerful sex organ of all. Women – and their partners who come to the clinic with them – are always taken...

Anti-aging drug breakthrough

Drugs that combat aging may be available within five years, following landmark work led by an Australian researcher. The work, published in the March 8 issue of Science, finally proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to...

5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight You’ve Never Heard About

Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more… Our biological connection and dependence to the sun is so profound, that the very variation in human skin color from African,...

Treat ACNE outbreaks without a prescription

Metazene – Niacinamide Gel Acne vulgaris — or common acne — isn’t just a cosmetic issue: it’s a serious medical problem often leading to permanent skin damage and scarring, and emotional distress with a lifelong psychological impact. Contrary to popular belief...

1 in 6 Americans infected with herpes

About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women...

Aging is Just Diabetes, Only Slower

Aging, diabetes, toast, and roast beef all have something in common: crosslinking. To a chemist, this means that sugars – from carbohydrates, starches, and natural sources – have reacted with cellular components like amino acids, fats, proteins, and DNA....