Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream
June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

Great news for all those women (and men) who have wanted to try the beautifying effects of snail slime but could never get past the “ick” factor. 20yrsyounger.com promises to get rid of the Ewww… while still letting women reap the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of snail slime cream. The process itself is called lyophilisation [...]

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In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again
November 19, 2013 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again

In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again ZAMBOANGA, 19 November 2013 (IRIN) – Two months after renegade Muslim militants opposed to efforts by the Philippine government to end a decades-long rebellion laid siege to the southern city of Zamboanga, traumatized children are learning to laugh again. A girl reconnects with friends who [...]

Examining the Impact of Stress
November 18, 2013 – 11:15 pm | No Comment
Examining the Impact of Stress

Examining the Impact of Stress Symposium explores transdisciplinary studies on stress and its role in health disparities Exactly how much does stress really contribute to disparities in disease and premature mortality, and specifically, what is its role in cancer and cardiovascular disease? To arrive at some answers, and encourage collaboration on transdisciplinary approaches to studying [...]

Unnecessary Testing?
November 18, 2013 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
Unnecessary Testing?

Unnecessary Testing? Study finds inappropriate laboratory testing throughout medicine Laboratory testing is health care’s single highest volume activity, with more than 5 billion tests performed each year in the U.S. A new study examining 15 years’ worth of published research reveals some surprising findings about blood tests. Led by investigators at Harvard Medical School and [...]

Save the oceans from warming
November 18, 2013 – 8:56 pm | No Comment
Save the oceans from warming

Save the oceans from warming WARSAW, 18 November 2013 (IRIN) – The Earth’s oceans are being forced to absorb more and more planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, causing them to acidify at rates not seen in the last 300 million years, says a new report released for policymakers today at the UN climate talks in Warsaw. A [...]

Polio drive to target millions in Horn
November 18, 2013 – 8:43 pm | No Comment
Polio drive to target millions in Horn

Polio drive to target millions in Horn KISUMU, 18 November 2013 (IRIN) – Efforts to stop the spread of polio in the Horn of Africa region are being ramped up with major immunization campaigns underway, targeting millions of vulnerable children. Polio mainly affects children under five years of age/ Photo: Jane Some/IRIN There have been [...]

Haiyan Typhoon – David Guetta & Secretary-General Philippines Appeal
November 18, 2013 – 8:39 pm | No Comment
Haiyan Typhoon – David Guetta & Secretary-General Philippines Appeal

Haiyan Typhoon – David Guetta & Secretary-General Philippines Appeal United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international music artist David Guetta came together at the United Nations to ask for your help in supporting relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. … … Millions of people have been affected by this disaster. Families have lost [...]

New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens.
November 18, 2013 – 8:07 pm | No Comment
New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens.

New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens. To be used for teaching, assessment, faculty development In many ways, the stately, white marble buildings around the Harvard Medical School quadrangle don’t look any different today than when they were first erected in 1906, but visitors can now walk into one of them – the Tosteson Medical Education Center – [...]

Genetic Enhancers Fine Tune Each Face
November 18, 2013 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
Genetic Enhancers Fine Tune Each Face

Genetic Enhancers Fine Tune Each Face Researchers identified thousands of genetic sequences that may help shape each person’s unique face. The findings may explain how our facial differences develop and lead to a new understanding of how facial birth defects arise. Inherited genes are known to play a role in shaping a person’s face. Yet [...]

Medical Management Best to Prevent Second Stroke
November 18, 2013 – 6:30 pm | No Comment
Medical Management Best to Prevent Second Stroke

Medical Management Best to Prevent Second Stroke Final results of a clinical trial in patients at high risk for a second stroke confirm earlier findings that stenting adds no benefits over aggressive medical treatment alone. Further study will be needed to identify specific situations in which stenting might help. Stroke is the fourth leading cause [...]

Weight Loss in Adults 3 Years After Bariatric Surgery
November 18, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
Weight Loss in Adults 3 Years After Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss in Adults 3 Years After Bariatric Surgery Severely obese adults who had bariatric surgery had substantial weight loss 3 years later but varied greatly in both the amount of weight lost and in the effects on related conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. These and other findings may offer insight into who [...]