Phys Ed: Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well

Weight training by older people may build not only strength and muscle mass but also motivation and confidence, potentially spurring them to continue exercising, according to an interesting new study of the emotional impacts of lifting weights. The findings intimate that people worried that they might be too old or inept to start resistance training…

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States Seek Financial Relief for Family Caregivers

Gloria Brown didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Her husband, Arthur Brown, 79, has Alzheimer’s disease and had spent most of the night pacing their bedroom, opening and closing drawers, and putting on and taking off his jacket. So Ms. Brown, 73, asked a friend to take her husband out for a few hours one…

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F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most common complication of pregnancy. The drug works very quickly, within 48 hours — a significant improvement over currently available antidepressants, which…

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Time to Clean Your Wristwatch

For nearly 20 years, Troy Surratt, a makeup artist and the founder of the cosmetics brand Surratt Beauty, has worn a designer watch virtually every day. Every couple of weeks, he takes off the one he has had on his wrist — chosen from a rotation that includes 10 Hermès watches in styles like the…

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How our body ‘listens’ to vibrations

IMAGE: Mechanoreceptors along the bones of the mouse forelimb might act as a seismograph to &laquolisten» to vibrations. view more  Credit: UNIGE / Daniel Huber We all know the feeling of a mobile phone vibrating in our hands when announcing an incoming call. If we perceive these vibrations so clearly, it is due to specialized receptors…

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Francoise Mornex is first female recipient of Heine H. Hansen Award [ELCC press release]

IMAGE: Françoise Mornex is Professor of Oncology at the Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, and practices radiation and medical oncology at the Hospices Civils de Lyon. view more  Credit: ©European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano, Switzerland, 20 March 2019 — The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Association for the Study of…

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Children grow in a different way, scientists demonstrate

An international group of scientists under the supervision of a staff member of Sechenov University (Russia) and Karolinska Institute (Sweden) found out that earlier views on the mechanisms that provide and regulate skeletal growth were wrong. Previously, scientists used to believe that at birth a body had a certain number of cells to grow the…

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CRISPR/Cas libraries open new avenues in cancer research

IMAGE: The team of Manuel Kaulich (2nd from right) in the laboratory. view more  Credit: Uwe Dettmar Unfortunately, however, creation of libraries containing high numbers of zip codes covering the entire genome proved to be difficult. Researchers at Goethe University now succeeded in solving this problem. As Dr Manual Kaulich reports in the scientific journal «eLife«,…

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