Maria Pierce

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What Happens to Your Body When You Do Yoga

How this ancient form of exercise slays stress and revs you up, physically and mentally<p><b>Brain</b>What seems like a slow start—breathing deeply, in and out—fires up your prefrontal cortex, the brain's center for higher thought. You just got smarter: In one study, people scored higher on cognitive tests …

When Elderly Are Hospitalized, Families Face Tough Decisions

It's never easy making medical choices for family members who are too sick to speak for themselves. But researchers say families of the elderly should be ready to do so.<p>When people over 65 end up in the hospital, about half of them eventually need someone else in the family to make decisions for …

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine lets you see, hear, and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Talk about going on a gender bender.<p>A new …

Female genital mutilation: Hospitals to log victims

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Female Genital Mutilation

Low vitamin D linked to severe preeclampsia

Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, new research …

It's True: Smoking Kills Your Motivation And Makes You More Sluggish

As if it weren't enough that smoking causes lung diseases and cancer, is bad for your skin and teeth and makes you look older, a small new study shows it's also killing your motivation to be active.<p>Researchers from the Universidade Estadual de Londrina in Brazil found that smokers are less likely …

The 3 Most Important Questions You Could Ask Yourself When You're Stressed

Do you secretly thrive on stress?<p>While none of us would like to openly admit it, we sometimes indulge in the feelings that come from a tense situation. Whether it's pushing our work back until we're on the brink of a deadline or even just immersing ourselves in a friend's personal drama -- we all …

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Should Terminally Ill Children Have the Right to Ask for Their Own Deaths?

While euthanasia is against the law in most of the world, this week Belgium became the first country to allow terminally ill children to choose to …

Missed vaccines and untreated common infections put children at higher risk of pediatric stroke

Close<p>Researchers have discovered yet another way that vaccines save children's lives - pediatric vaccines can prevent the likelihood of children …

New Oral Anticoagulants for Acute VTE

Anticoagulants are the drugs of choice for treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), collectively referred to as venous …

Medical Journals

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

Scientists Find Way To Use Body's Own Immune System To Fight Cancer

Fourteen out of 16 patients with advanced leukemia are now in remission after scientists found a way to genetically modify their immune systems to fight cancer.<p>Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center modified the immune cells of these patients to give them the ability to both …

Testosterone therapy for "low T" carries risk: endocrinologists

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men considering taking testosterone for low libido, fatigue, irritability or muscle loss should be made aware of the heart-related risks of testosterone therapy, according to a statement from the Endocrine Society.<p>Drug companies tout testosterone as a near panacea …

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

Boost your energy, find your focus, and rev your workouts with these breathing exercises you’ve never tried<p>Take a deep breath. Chances are your shoulders shrugged and your chest puffed out.<p>And chances are you don’t realize that’s <i>not</i> how you’re supposed to breathe. See, that belly breath your yoga …

Nonspecific Effects of Vaccines

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The First Person to Receive a Carmat Artificial Heart is Dead After 75 Days

The world’s first receiver of a Carmat artificial heart has died, 75 days after the implant.<p>In a statement on Monday, the Georges Pompidou European …

'Magic' Overdose Drug Works, But Demand And Price On The Rise

Calls to the fire department for suspected drug overdoses are increasingly common in Revere, Mass. The department responded to 16 overdose calls in a single six-day stretch in February.<p>Revere is not alone. Across the country, communities are reporting a spike in opioid overdoses. And in several …

When Will Gene Therapy Come to the United States?

Though many gene therapies have been tested in patients around the world in hopes of curing hereditary diseases, few governments have approved their …

Gene therapy using HIV helps children with fatal diseases, study says

Gene therapy researchers say they used a safe version of HIV to prevent metachromatic leukodystrophy and halt Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome in children.<p>July 11, 2013|By Melissa Pandika<p>Italian researchers used gene therapy to treat children with two rare genetic… (Peter and Maria Hoey/For…)<p>Italian …

Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome – albeit in isolated cells – raising the prospect of a radical therapy for the disorder.<p>In an elegant series of experiments, US researchers took cells from people with DS and silenced the extra chromosome that causes the …

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.<p>Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center, a member of one of two teams of U.S. …

Pioneering gene therapy trials offer hope for heart patients

Gene therapy may offer new hope for those with heart failure struggling to live a normal life if the first British trials in humans, announced on Tuesday, are successful.<p>The two trials, involving about 250 patients, will look at whether the pioneering treatment is safe, reduces emergency admissions …