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Why Aging Might Become a Thing of the Past

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

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New Study Suggests Statins Are Linked To Reduction In Cancer Mortality Rates

Researchers call for clinical trials to evaluate the effect of blood-thinning statin drugs on cancer patients

A study carried out by scientists at Aston Medical School in Birmingham indicates that cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could significantly reduce mortality rates among cancer patients.  Researchers analyzed health records of nearly one million cancer patients admitted to hospitals … Continue reading

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Type 3 Diabetes?

Scientists have found a strong connection between insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have long known that there is a strong correlation between diabetes and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. People living with diabetes have an incidence of Alzheimer’s that is roughly twice that of the general population, and they tend to show … Continue reading

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Mortality Risk Assessment: A Tool for Planning End-of-Life Care

Nurse practitioners make inroads in advanced care planning

A recent study from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners shows that sharing realistic information with patients about their medical prognosis helps facilitate discussions about end-of-life care. The study, published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners … Continue reading

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A New Screening Test For Ovarian Cancer

A new British study, though not yet conclusive, provides a glimmer of hope

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women. Jessica Tandy, Coretta Scott King, Dinah Shore and Gilda Radner were just a few of the prominent public figures whose lives were tragically cut short by the disease. SevenPonds features Monday … Continue reading

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Getting Married Could Help Post-Surgery Recovery

A study finds that married people recover faster after heart surgery than unmarried people

Thousands of classic jokes poke fun at the stresses of marital life, but science says marriage might actually save our lives. A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who are married … Continue reading

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