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Mapping Blood Vessel Elasticity in the Brain

53 minutes agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Loss of elasticity in blood vessels occurs for a number of reasons, including the rising level of persistent cross-links that glue together important structural proteins, effects of chronic inflammation on mechanisms needed for blood vessel elasticity, and so forth. Show More Summary

Blogging Advice: Write to One Reader

I grew up mostly carrying on conversations with one person.  Just me and another human being, taking turns making our thoughts come out our mouths.  Due to practice, I got fairly decent at one-on-one conversations.  Yes, misunderstandings arose from time to time, but we usually addressed those misunderstandings within the conversation and put closer on […]

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: "Old" Jo Pavey Wins 10,000 Meters

Forty-year-old Jo Pavey just became the oldest woman to win the 10,000 Meters in the European Championship. And she did it 10 months after giving birth to her second child! Here's the last 800 of the race - look at her kick! Direct link:...Show More Summary

Elite Athletes Live Longer

1 hour agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It remains an open question as to why top-level athletes live notably longer than the rest of us. The point of interest is to what degree the longevity difference is produced by exercise and training versus a population bias among successful athletes to more robust individuals who would live longer regardless of their profession. Show More Summary

Casual Cruetly

He was struggling. No question. Struggling. He looked to be a man, once employed doing something he was good at, who is now waiting tables to earn a living, feed his family. I have nothing to base this on except the way he carried himself, how hard he tried, and the way his mistakes caused him a kind of personal pain. Show More Summary

Patient Voices Winner Heather Gabel Puts On Many Advocacy Hats

We’re happy to feature one more of our 2014 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest winners today — another empowered advocate who’ll be attending our Innovation Summit in November. Meet fellow type 1 Heather Gabel, who’s been...Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: Aug. 20, 2014

2 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Ryan Malone pleads no contest to DUI charge, private schools in Cleveland to start drug testing, and Saudis behead four men for smuggling drugs.

You Asked: Is Coffee Bad For You?

2 hours agoHealth : Healthland

For years, your morning joe got a bad rap from health experts. But newer research suggests coffee may actually be good for you—if you follow the rules

Poll: What's your simple pleasure?

We report today that ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, VisitEngland has published the results of a survey asking Brits of their favourite "simple pleasures". Below is a list of the top ten. Let us know which is your favourite, or if you've got any other suggestions. What is your favourite 'simple pleasure'? • Get [...]

Targeted Brain Training May Help You Multitask Better

The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training

Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

2 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Once you’ve been up on the Roof of Africa in the Ethiopian Highlands, you won’t want to come down Jemima Sissons: … I spent my first few days in Ethiopia exploring the capital, Addis Ababa, then caught a flight to … Continue reading...

The World Is Doing Frighteningly Little About West Africa’s Ebola Crisis

3 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Countries are securing their own borders and leaving West Africa to fend for itself

How Autism Happens: A Conversation With Kathryn Wolcott

By Dan Olmsted This is the first in a series of articles in which parents describe how their children developed autism. Today, a talk with Kathryn Wolcott. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail me at Dan: I...

Senior Government Scientist Breaks 13 Years' Silence on CDC's Vaccine-autism Fraud

Listen to audio from the whistleblower HERE. Below is an unofficial transcript from the audio. CDC Whistleblower "Oh my God. I cannot believe we did what we did, but we did." Dr. Andrew Wakefield: "This is a real story...

Amazing HIV+ Gay Men: Sam Page

With a celebrity clientele that includes Florence Welch, the woman behind the popular indie band Florence and the Machine, and a Zen-learner-meets-gay-Dr.-Oz philosophy, Sam Page is anything but a typical Hollywood trainer. read mor...

New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone to Sleep Problems

Reported online today in the journal Brain, findings from researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University show that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, are substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Celebrate the US Open With Court-Approved Style

5 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

We're just a few days away from watching the best of tennis compete in the US Open in New York City, and while we can't cheer on defending champ Rafael Nadal - who had to drop out because of a wrist injury - we can celebrate Serena, Federer, and the rest with cute tennis outfits for our own end-of-Summer matches. Show More Summary

A Patient Is Being Tested for Ebola at a California Hospital

6 hours agoHealth : Healthland

The hospital has not divulged details of the patient or stated if the patient has recently been in West Africa, the disease's epicenter

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