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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.

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4 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

We are here to fix those problems today but first: EDITORIAL NOTE: Unless you have one or the other or both of this difficulties with using Time Goes By, this post will you put you straight to sleep so I've...       Related Stories Living and Dying: A Love Story  

An Interview with Vitalik Buterin, Patron of SENS Rejuvenation Research

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Vitalik Buterin is the originator of Ethereum, but also a strong supporter of research and development aimed at bringing aging under medical control. He recently stepped up to make a $2.4 million donation to the SENS Research Foundation...Show More Summary

Increased Elastin Production as a Therapy for Age-Related Arterial Stiffening

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Elastin, as the name might suggest, is an important structural molecule in the extracellular matrix of elastic tissues, such as blood vessels. Elastin content in blood vessel walls falls with age, alongside the stiffening of those blood...Show More Summary

Artificial Cell Components and Membranes, the Start of a Fusion Between Biology and Biotechnology Inside the Body

13 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There will be no bright dividing line between evolved cellular component and artificial molecular machinery in the future of medicine and human enhancement. It is already possible to produce programmable DNA machinery that can reactShow More Summary

ELDER MUSIC: Classical - Various 3

22 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...       Related Stories ELDER MUSIC: Drinking Songs 3  

The Paranoid Style In Today's Politics

Paranoia in politics would be of no consequence if confined to disturbed minds. "It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant."

What Bruno Bettelheim Taught Me About Nursing Homes

The average resident of a nursing home takes about 9 different medications each day. Handholding is at a premium in institutions that have only enough staff to spend, on average, a total of two-hours, twenty-minutes of face time per resident per day.But based on my personal experience with the somewhat discredited Dr. Show More Summary

The 2 Ways People Become Cool

The two factors that control your being seen as truly cool come under scrutiny in a new study of the personality traits of those we want to emulate.

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.

The 2 Biggest Problems in Borderline Personality Disorder

The newest approach to borderline personality disorder allows you to test just how well you, and those you care about, cope with life's emotionally challenging situations.

A Tissue Engineered Retinal Patch Improves Vision in Macular Degeneration Patients

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The trial results announced here represent a promising step forward in efforts to regenerate an age-damaged retina, particularly because the patients were in an advanced stage of their degenerative condition and nonetheless achieved a meaningful degree of restored sight. Show More Summary

An Update on Immune System Recreation as a Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The destruction of near all immune cells followed by cell therapy to speed recreation of the immune system is a fairly harsh procedure, as the only way to clear a sufficiently high fraction of immune cells at the moment is essentially a form of chemotherapy. Show More Summary

Four Ways to Feel Happier and Enjoy Your Happiness

We think of happiness as a desirable state — unless you fear that your happiness will be fleeting. The latest research shows 4 ways to become, and stay, happy and enjoy the moment.

Why the Narcissistically Entitled Are So Difficult to Please

The entitled's narcissism can make dealing with them difficult indeed. Knowing what’s behind their fussiness can make your life, and possibly theirs, much easier.

The Many Mini Ways to Show You Care

It doesn't take a grand gesture to show someone that you care. With a "micro" act of kindness, according to new research, the payoff can be surprisingly high for both of you.

Nicotinamide Supplementation Looks Little Better than Resveratrol in Mice

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Hopefully the Fight Aging! audience recalls the years-long hype over resveratrol, driven by the self-serving processes that enabled investors in Sitris Pharmaceuticals to make a sizable profit at the expense of GSK, and supplement sellers to open up a new market for the credulous. Show More Summary

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.

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