Personal Health

Microbiome reveals the age of a Person

The complex communities of microbes that live on the skin, in the mouth and in the intestine, are influenced by factors such as diet, environment, and lifestyle. This may change in the course of life. Researchers have now shown that they can determine, on the basis of Multiple, the age of a Person. With the […]

Health Problems

Old drug, new hope for pediatric brain cancer

Some drugs for heart disease might also work against brain cancer, according to an analysis by researchers from the Jackson Laboratory (JAX), Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC), and UConn Health. The researchers used a new approach to identify five heart medicines that might also be effective at fighting the most common type of childhood brain […]

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Parents urge officials to approve a life-saving drug for their son

Parents beg officials to approve the life-saving £450,000 drug which can treat the rare condition crippling their five-year-old son Finley Newell, from Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, has spinal muscular atrophy   A drug already exists which could improve his life but the NHS can’t buy it In August regulators said the £450,000 drug was not value for money  […]

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Tai chi: an ancient art may work best to prevent falls in old age

(HealthDay)—The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered tai chi program reduced falls nearly a third better in a head-to-head comparison with an exercise regimen that combined aerobics, strength training and balance drills, the researchers reported. “This tai chi […]