A new population-based study has looked into substances in urine which may serve as more accurate biomarkers for physiological aging and associated age-related diseases. Through this research, a simple urine test could help to measure just how much the body has actually aged and in what ways this could potentially influence the development of medical conditions during one’s later years.
An accidental discovery prompted a series of research studies that now offers those suffering from epilepsy a seizure monitoring tool that could save their life in an emergency. Embrace is the world’s first epilepsy management smart band that’s been given FDA clearance for market and is expected to have a significant impact in the field of neurological medicine and treatment measures.
In recent years, ‘vaping’ has been dubbed ‘the healthier alternative’ to tobacco smoking, and widely used. But is it really? Research papers are beginning to pile in, suggesting that the e-cigarette alternative is harmful in its own right, and perhaps should be regulated. New research looked at some of the scrumptiously appealing flavours available and found them to be potentially toxic.
Could diet really have a significant influence on the success rates of assisted reproductive techniques like IVF? This question has long been asked and researched. New studies have brought the Mediterranean diet back ‘to the table’ for another helping (so to speak). Is it something specific about a MedDiet that increases success rates, or does it merely come down to general healthy eating?
Two challenges remain heavy on the shoulders of those working to get the better of cancer – high mortality rates and the need for a non-invasive screening test. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center believe they have developed a way to address these challenges and provide some hope for those in the field of diagnosing this complex set of diseases.
New mathematical modelling research based on European death statistics by Norwegian experts points the finger more so at humans than rats as the primary drivers of the ‘Black Death’ plague which started during the 14th century.
The H3N2 Flu is the cause of a number of severe flu cases this flu season as this influenza strain is being referred to as the 'problem child' of seasonal flu. Find out everything you need to know about this complicated virus...