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Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit

WASHINGTON – Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. 854 more words


15-21 Segment 1: The Health Effects of Loneliness


Synopsis: Loneliness affects far more than our mental health. Studies are now showing that loneliness and social isolation also have profound effects on our physical health, and increase the risk of death substantially. 2,291 more words

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Our Bond With Dogs May Go Back More Than 27,000 Years

by Joseph Caputo | Cell Press

Dogs’ special relationship to humans may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone reported in the Cell Press journal  378 more words

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Get Healthy, Get a Dog

The Harvard Medical School has published a special health report entitled Get Healthy, Get a Dog:  The health benefits of canine companionship. 

The report details the many ways that dogs can improve the lives of humans. 357 more words


Scientists fully decode a pair of mammoth DNA genomes

Scientists fully decode a pair of mammoth DNA genomes

by Andrew Tarantola | @terrortola | 23 hrs ago

A team of Harvard Medical School geneticists have deciphered the complete genomes of not one but two individual woolly mammoths. 648 more words

Harvard Medical School lecture -- the healing power of cartoons

I was recently invited to speak at Harvard Medical School on how cartoon art contributes to a healing process. Many thanks to Dr. John Peteet for this honor. 40 more words

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Illinois peeps, check out - F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers of Stimulant Dangers

The Food and Drug Administration sent letters to the makers of eight dietary supplements on Thursday warning them that their products contain a synthetic, amphetaminelike stimulant that medical experts say is potentially dangerous.. 9 more words