Trust Grows as People Get Older

Instead of being grumpy and suspicious, people may actually grow more trusting with age, according to new researchers.

That development can be beneficial to well-being.

“When we think of old age, we often think of decline and loss,” said study co-author Claudia Haase, an assistant professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Put Some Spring into Your Sex Life

In honor of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, Couple Appreciation Month, Informed Women’s Month, and National STDs Education and Awareness Month, Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS, men’s urologist and expert for more than thirty years, offers the best information you can have to put a spring in your sex life:

1.   Sex Under the Influence: It’s Not as Good as You Think It Is

Older Blood Is Safe for Transfusions

Although blood is perishable, it’s just as good as new blood after three weeks of storage, Canadian researchers say.

The finding was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to a release from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the large clinical trial provides reassuring evidence about the safety of blood routinely transfused to critically ill patients.

Ten Symptoms Women Should Not Ignore

By Marina Gafanovich M.D.

Women around the world struggle to balance work, home, children, errands and so on. Their list of things to do never ends and in this hectic lifestyle, a large number of them end up ignoring symptoms that might be indicators of potential health problems. Here are ten symptoms women should not ignore:

Off-Patent Antibiotics Effectively Combat MRSA Skin Infections

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found that two common antibiotic treatments work equally well against bacterial skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acquired outside of hospital settings.


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