Medical research

A potential active ingredient for nerve regeneration

Nerve fibers (axons) transmit brain and spinal cord signals through nerves to target muscles or skin, and vice versa. Damage to these fibers thus leads to a disruption of connections and, consequently, to paralysis or numbness. ...

Health

Dietitian answers questions on probiotics

Brian S., from Lincoln, asks, " Can you please provide some trusted clinical studies, books or journals that have to do with how pre- and probiotics are not destroyed by stomach acids or shelf life in order to actually be ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

More schooling is linked to slowed aging and increased longevity

Participants in the Framingham Heart Study who achieved higher levels of education tended to age more slowly and went on to live longer lives as compared to those who did not achieve upward educational mobility, according ...

Medical economics

New study links hospital privatization to worse patient care

A new review has concluded that hospitals that are privatized typically deliver worse quality care after converting from public ownership. The study, led by University of Oxford researchers, has been published today in The ...

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