The Role of Free Radicals in Aging

When scientists from the Buck Institute bred mice that produced excess free radicals that damaged the mitochondria in their skin, they expected to see accelerated aging across the mouse lifespan – additional proof of the free radical theory of aging.  Instead, they saw a surprising benefit in young animals: accelerated wound healing due to increased epidermal differentiation and re-epithelialization.  The was published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Winning the Vaccination Debate

Instead of arguing with someone who doesn’t believe in vaccinations, it’s better to focus on reminding them of their child’s well-being, a study shows.

The researchers report their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

How to Heal a Broken Heart

 By Mario P. Cloutier and Diane Sawaya Cloutier

The scars of a broken heart can leave us severely wounded. Who hasn't experienced or witnessed this happen to a relative or close friend? But a recent study by the University of Arizona and Northwestern University shows there is an effective path to recovery.

The Perils of Junk Food in Diets for Older Adults

By Dr. K.J. McLaughlin 

Not-for-Profit Hospitals May Not Trump For-Profits for Uncompensated Care

While not-for-profit hospitals receive substantial tax benefits, some do not provide free or subsidized care for a higher percentage of patients living in poverty than their for-profit counterparts, according to a study done by the University of California San Francisco in August 2015 and published August 3, in Health Affairs.


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