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What Does it Feel Like To Be 100? Centenarians say: ‘83’ Image

What Does it Feel Like To Be 100? Centenarians say: ‘83’

May 12, 2014

Age is just a number, according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey. Centenarians who participated in the survey say they feel 83 “years young” on average, while 65-year-old baby boomers say they feel 55. Read More »


Pig bladders help wounded humans regrow damaged muscle, scientists say Image

Pig bladders help wounded humans regrow damaged muscle, scientists say

May 9, 2014

They had each lost slabs of muscle to bomb blasts or other physical traumas, then struggled to regain even partial function of their mangled legs. Some even considered amputation. After exhausting all conventional treatments, the five men volunteered for an experimental and seemingly outlandish surgical procedure aimed at spurring new muscle growth: They had swaths of chemically treated pig's bladder sewn to their healthy muscle. Read More »


Apathy could signal brain shrinkage in old age Image

Apathy could signal brain shrinkage in old age

May 8, 2014

A new study suggests that as people age, they should be aware of symptoms of apathy, which may indicate a decrease in brain volume and possible brain disease. Read More »


Are we ready for a prenatal screening test for autism? Image

Are we ready for a prenatal screening test for autism?

May 6, 2014

A blood test for diagnosing autism is becoming a realistic possibility, but the ethical implications are profound. Read More »


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