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Dermatology scale validates quality of life

Can having a skin condition impact the quality of your life? Absolutely, claim researchers who have set out to find the best tool to measure the impact on patients.

Antibiotics could be key to relieving chronic bladder pain

Antibiotics can successfully help rid a patient of chronic urinary tract infection symptoms, according to a new clinical study. The research highlights the growing concern of many practitioners that the tests they rely on to diagnose urinary tract infections are inadequate.

Chemical peels are safe for people with darker skin, result in few side effects and complications

Results from a new study indicate that, when performed appropriately, chemical peels can be a safe treatment option for people with darker skin.

Americans slow down the clock of age

A close examination of national health data indicate that the rate of biological aging appears to be more delayed for all Americans, but particularly for men, which may extend their lives. Researchers cite advancements in medicine as one possible reason for the deceleration.

Clearing clumps of protein in aging neural stem cells boosts their activity

Young, resting neural stem cells in the brains of mice store large clumps of proteins in specialized cellular trash compartments known as lysosomes, researchers have found.

Getting lost: Why older people might lose their way

Researchers have found a possible explanation for the difficulty in spatial orientation experienced sometimes by elderly people. In the brains of older adults, they detected an unstable activity in an area that is central for spatial navigation.

Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones old

The absence of TTP, a protein critical to the control of inflammation, may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new study.

A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging, study finds

A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the aging process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person.

Decoy molecules target E. coli to treat UTI in mice

Researchers have designed sugar molecules that block E. coli bacteria from binding to urinary tissues, allowing the bacteria to be washed out of the urinary tract. The compounds represent a step toward treating UTIs without antibiot...

Living in a sunnier climate as a child and young adult may reduce risk of MS

People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun's rays, specifically UV-B rays, may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, according to a new study. Exposure in childhood and young adulthood may also reduce risk.

Rigor mortis in worms offers new insight into death

A dying worm experiences rigor mortis early in the death process, rather than after the main event as it is for humans, according to a new study.

Genes for age-linked brain deterioration identified

A group of genes and genetic switches involved in age-related brain deterioration have been identified. The research found that changes to one of these genes, called Dbx2, could prematurely age brain stem cells, causing them to grow more slowly.

Brain injury may boost risk of Alzheimer's earlier in life

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease earlier in life, according to a new study.

More than just a cosmetic procedure -- 'tummy tuck' reduces back pain and incontinence

In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty ('tummy tuck') surgery with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, reports a new study.

Can our eyes help predict who will develop memory loss?

People whose eyes show signs of small changes in blood vessels at age 60 may be more likely to develop thinking and memory problems by the time they are 80 than people with healthy eyes, according to a new study.

Going skin deep to explore what causes wrinkles

The prospects – and consequences – of ageing are of concern to us all, especially when considering the likelihood of developing wrinkles. They are not only a hallmark of ageing but also play a fundamental role in how we physically interact with many products and devices, from moisturiser cream and make up to razor and the fabrics of our clothes.

Can surgery and anaesthesia affect memory?

Patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anesthesia.

Brain aging may begin earlier than expected

Physicists have devised a new method of investigating brain function, opening a new frontier in the diagnoses of neurodegenerative and aging related diseases.

D-galactose affects ageing male and female brains differently

A research study demonstrates in mice the biological relevance of sex in the effects of accelerated ageing caused by a chronic treatment of D-galactose, a sugar found abundantly in milk and to a lesser extent in fruits and vegetables. Show More Summary

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