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A New—and Reversible—Cause of Aging

A naturally produced compound rewinds aspects of age-related demise in mice By DAVID CAMERON Mitochondria, organelles on the right, interact with the cell’s nucleus to ensure a healthy, functioning cell. Image by Ana GomesResearchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible. The essence of this finding is a series of molecular events that enable communication inside cells between the nucleus and mitochondria. As communication breaks down, aging accelerates. By administering a molecule naturally produced by the human body, scientists restored the communication network in older…

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Weather changes may be linked to stroke hospitalizations

Stroke hospitalization rates appear to rise and fall with sharp changes in outdoor temperature and dew point, a pilot study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The research, presented this week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014, shows an association of stroke hospitalizations with exposure to extreme daily temperature and dew point fluctuations. The study examined Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance data from hospitals across the United States. The researchers looked at 157,130 hospital discharges in 2010-2011 for ischemic stroke (caused by a…

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Ghanaian Doctors, Nurses Addicted To ‘Heroin Drug’ Pethidine?

Painstaking investigations have revealed that several doctors and nurses in Ghana’s health facilities are abusing Pethidine, a strong painkiller that has the components of heroin and cocaine.   The only Psychiatrist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Dr. Godwin Donnir who confirmed this says the drug has severe side effects on its users, some of whom have become very addicted to it. Pethidine is a strong analgesic for any form of pain. But when wrongly administered or taken in overdose, one portrays same symptoms as a cocaine or…

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