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Tag Archives: Science
Scientists have discovered a series of genetic mutations that could cause early death
Researchers at Edinburgh University have found two genetic mutations that could take as much as four years off the estimated lifespan of those who have them. After studying the genes of 150,000 people, the researchers found that those who had mutations on … Continue reading
A look at further evidence showing just how important exercise is as we age
It’s no surprise that exercise is good for you, and it’s probably something you’ve heard before. But studies are further proving how important exercise is in regard to aging and brain health in middle and old age. With age often comes … Continue reading
Honolulu hospice Kokua Mau offers holistic care tips for those accompanying loved ones in their final moments
Kokua Mau means “continuous care,” a fitting name for the non-profit hospice in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Beyond offering palliative services, this organization provides information on their website that empowers regular people to understand what happens psychologically and physiologically at the end … Continue reading
In an interview with Time, the Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak illuminates why skin cancer is the worst kind
Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak says that despite the general decline of many kinds of cancers in America, that there is one citizens need to be more diligent in preventing: skin cancer. “In the last 35 years, we’ve … Continue reading
Rose-Lynn Fisher saw tears of "grief, joy, laughter and irritation" in extreme detail through her photo series
Smithsonian photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher just revealed her new project, which is titled “Topography of Tears.” Celebrated for her mind-blowing, microscopic images of honeybees, this photo series is a collection of, yes, tears—tears from over 100 volunteers that were also captured … Continue reading