Ageism can shorten life expectancy

Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.

Michael Greenwood-Yale | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging bias life-expectancy seniors stereotypes stress

Blue light can boost healing for mild brain injuries

Blue light early in the morning can aid the healing process for mild traumatic brain injury, potentially because it gets people on the right sleep schedule.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains circadian-rhythms light sleep traumatic-injury

Texas patients are more likely to self-manage abortion

New research identifies four factors that led Texas patients to choose self-managed abortion.

UT Austin | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abortion medications pregnancy stigma

Protein tweak may prevent DMD-related heart disease

Altering 1 protein in the heart may prevent heart disease related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, research in mice shows.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine heart-disease muscular-dystrophy

Special ice solution injected under skin is shown to reduce fat

The lab that invented cryolipolisis or “Coolsculpting,” a popular nonsurgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a promising new form of the technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using an injectable ice solution or “slurry.”

Harvard Gazette | Jan. 15, 2020 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine basic-research coolsculpting cryolipolisis fat-cells fat-deposits lilit-garibyan mgh wellman-center-for-photomedicine

Missing brain protein can cause autism-like behaviors

A missing protein in the brain can cause behaviors that mimic autism, a new study shows.

Robin Lally-Rutgers | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease autism brains proteins

Machine keeps livers going outside the body for a whole week

The machine breaks records for how long livers can last outside the body but can also rejuvenate livers rejected for transplantation.

U. Zurich | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine liver-disease livers transplants

‘Swiss cheese bones’ could cause mystery low back pain

The vast majority of low back pain emerges without injury, especially in old age. A new study sheds light on what may be going on.

Rachel Butch-JHU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine joints pain spine

Home cooking is healthier, but income plays a role

Americans who more often cook at home are more likely to have healthy diets, but the benefits aren't the same for people at lower income levels.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine food money

Solid vaccine eliminates acute myeloid leukemia in mice

A new study presents an alternative treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that has the potential to eliminate AML cells completely.

Lindsay Brownell | Jan. 14, 2020 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml aml basic-research biomaterial-based-vaccine harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences

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