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Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

You Might Be Wasting Your Money on Probiotics If You're Not Eating Prebiotics

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely heard the buzz swarming the topic of probiotics in recent years. But one such topic that's just …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Taking Ibuprofen Daily Raises Your Heart Attack Risk

Ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib are among the most commonly used drugs in the U.S. They don’t require a prescription, and they’re a quick answer to …

Erin Moran Died From Throat Cancer, a Disease That’s Growing Among Younger People

<i>Happy Days</i> star Erin Moran was being treated for throat cancer before she died at age 56, the actress’s friend and former co-star Anson Williams told</i> …

Cancer

I revisited my 23andMe results that can now tell whether you may have an increased risk of cancer — here's what it was like

The test gave me information as varied as how much DNA I share with our Neanderthal ancestors, how much caffeine I most likely consume, and whether I may have a unibrow. It also let me know whether I'm carrying certain genetic variations related to diseases that could be passed on to kids.<p>In April …

Molecular Biology

Apple reportedly has a “super secret” project to change the way we treat diabetes

Apple is reportedly working on a “super secret” medical project: building sensors to monitor blood sugar levels without piercing the skin.<p>According to CNBC, the iPhone maker has been working on this for at least five years, quietly hiring dozens of biomedical engineers and sequestering them in a …

Diabetes

23andMe Can Now Tell You If Your DNA Puts You at a Higher Risk for Diseases

Direct-To-Consumer 2.0<p>On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed course on genetic testing kits from 23andMe, indicating that …

Novel Treatment Extends the Life of Organisms by 37%

An Unlikely Cure<p>While the practice is certainly unappetizing, consuming the poop of the young might extend life, suggests a study at the Max Planck …

Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

More than 42 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 are infected with genital human papillomavirus, according to the first survey to look at the prevalence of the virus in the adult population.<p>The report, published on Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics, also found …

Public Health

A New Drug May Be Able to Completely Reverse Diabetes

Defining Diabetes<p>In the global community, the number of people with diabetes has been on the rise since 1980, with 422 million people diagnosed by …

Stem cell-infused mesh regrows torn rotator cuffs

The rotator cuff is a grouping of tendons that keep the ball of your upper-arm bone in your shoulder socket – and, as many people will know from …

How Wall Street and tech bros are staying forever young

Five years ago, Cass Almendral, a 56-year-old New Yorker who runs a consulting business, started injecting himself with synthetic human growth …

A Bacterium Could Be the Key to an Anti-Aging Pill for Humans

Next Stop: Humans<p>On March 24, Boston biopharmaceutical company PureTech Health announced it was licensing two drug molecules from Swiss healthcare …

Anti-aging

Researchers May Have Antidote for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Dr. Sage Wiener has taken care of dozens of people with carbon monoxide poisoning as an emergency medicine doctor in Brooklyn.<p>He’s relied on oxygen …

3 Women Blinded By Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

Scientists have long hoped that stem cells might have the power to treat diseases. But it's always been clear that they could be dangerous too, especially if they're not used carefully.<p>Now a pair of papers published Wednesday in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> is underscoring both the promise …

Medicine