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A New Study Links Fried Potatoes and Early Death:Researchers look for connections between fried foods and mortality
Film Review: OWN TV’s “Serving Life”:An inmate-staffed hospice program in one of the roughest prisons in the U.S.
Secular Funerals and Rituals Are Becoming More Common:Rituals help atheists, agnostics and the otherwise religiously unaffiliated move through grief
Category Archives: The Science of Us
A new method of preserving heart tissue may reduce the number of hearts wasted
According to United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS, the numbers are grim. Four thousand people are waiting for a heart transplant in the United States. Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the transplant list. Most of these … Continue reading
Research shows the compound can help reduce cellular senescence
A study recently published in the medical journal, Aging Cell, outlines how a compound known as rapamycin may help to suppress neurological damage. This research could lead to new therapeutic approaches to address neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. … Continue reading
Scientists have found a way to reverse aging in mice and rejuvenate their cells.
With the aftermath of the holiday season still sliding off of my shoulders, I vaguely recall the conversations of my older relatives around the dinner table. Each story began with the familiar phrase, “I remember when I was your age,” … Continue reading
Breast cancer screening is not very effective, study shows
If you’re a middle-aged woman and you live in the United States, you’ve had one mantra drummed into your head for as long as you can recall: “Get a mammogram once a year.” First introduced in 1976, mammograms have been … Continue reading