Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Single HPV shot enough for young women: WHO experts

A single vaccine shot against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, delivers comparable protection for girls and women under 21 as two doses, the WHO's immunisation experts said.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Foreign languages slow down brain aging

Medical advances are causing a gradual increase in average life expectancy. However, this comes at a price, as the number of cases of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases grows with age. Researchers from HSE University ...

Overweight & Obesity

Excess weight in midlife means a sicker old age: Study

Here's a compelling reason to shed those extra pounds: A new study finds that middle-aged people who are obese, or even simply overweight, may face more health problems down the road.

Medical research

GlyNAC supplementation extends life span in mice

"Just like a car is subject to wear and tear over many years of use, limiting how long it works well, the natural aging process can progressively deteriorate the body and limit lifespan," said Rajagopal Sekhar.

Oncology & Cancer

Cervical cancer screening uptake, adherence poor for young women

(HealthDay)—A substantial proportion of women who were not vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV) never received cervical cancer screening or were not up to date on screening recommendations in 2019, according to a research ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

'Live' brain models used in hunt for Alzheimer's treatment

Studying tiny 'live' models of the human brain has helped researchers understand its aging and find a key to potential treatments for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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