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New Life for Traditional Antibiotics

“First-line” antibiotics could be brought back to fight against the increasing number of drug-resistant pathogens, according to a new study.

Can Natural Aging Ever Be Reversed?

Researchers have discovered a link between DNA damage, cellular “senescence” and premature aging.

The finding could lead to treatments that counteract some of the effects of progeria, conditions that cause premature aging. Eventually, even the effects of natural aging could be forestalled.

 The study, from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, was published in the journal Cell.

Choosing the Right Adaptive Vehicle

Having freedom and your independence is critical to maintaining a healthy attitude toward life. The ability to drive is usually at the top of the list when it comes to overcoming mobility challenges. There are multiple options for adaptive vehicle equipment on the market. Selecting the appropriate features and modifications can be a tough task to handle on your own.

Seven Ways to Protect your Skin from Sun Damage

By Marina Gafanovich M.D.

Excessive exposure to the sun can cause significant damage to our skin. Dermatologists say that too much exposure to the sun can result in spots, drying, wrinkling and in some cases, skin cancer. That is why it is important to protect the skin from sun exposure. Some simple steps that one can do to protect the skin include:

Spring Allergens Linked to Increased Dry Eye Cases

New ophthalmology research from the University of Miami shows that dry eye - the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling eyes - strikes most often in spring, just as airborne allergens are surging. The study marks the first time that researchers have discovered a direct correlation between seasonal allergens and dry eye, with both pollen and dry eye cases reaching a yearly peak in the month of April.

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