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Anti-Aging: Japanese Scientists Tweak Genes To Reverse Aging Of Human Cells

Japanese Scientists Tweak Genes To Reverse Aging Of Human Cells

Japanese scientists have altered the behavior of a few genes and gained greater insight on aging. They claim, by further manipulation of the genes, they can either accelerate or reverse the effects of aging. Researchers changed the behavior of two genes that govern the production of amino acid glycine in the cell’s mitochondria and figured… Read more »

Tattoos Using Red Dyes Very Dangerous Says New Study

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Tattoos result in lasting and ongoing pain for a surprising number of people according to a new research study, especially when red dye is used in the tattoo. It may surprise you to find that over 25 percent of the people in the United States have a tattoo, which means almost 80 million americans are… Read more »

Lassa Fever Death Prompts Ebola Fears In New Jersey

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Lassa fever death sparks Ebola fears in New Jersey. The man who had recently visited West Africa died of a the rare Lassa fever on Monday. Federal health officials have “stepped up” their on the ground response to the case after the CDC confirmed the presence of the rare disease in the state. The Centers… Read more »

Sunscreen Causes Cancer, Says New Report

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Sunscreen causes skin cancer. That is what a new report from the British Association of Dermatologists is saying, despite the fact that all of us have been inundated with anti-tanning information and a constant barrage of “remember your sunscreen” advice all summer long. The sunscreen research, put together by the British Association of Dermatologists, indicates… Read more »

Suicide Rates Doubled Among African-American Children Ages 5 To 11 Since 1993

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Researchers have found that rates of suicide among African-American children, specifically boys, have doubled since 1993, surpassing for the first time the rates among white children which dropped over the same period. The study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics Tuesday, was based on data obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which… Read more »