Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 4th 2021
The objective of this study is to quantify the overall and cancer type-specific risks of subsequent primary cancers (SPCs) among adult-onset cancer survivors by first primary cancer (FPC) types and sex. Among 1,537,101 survivors (mean age, 60.4 years; 48.8% women), 156,442 SPC cases and 88,818 SPC deaths occurred during 11,197,890 person-years of follow-up (mean, 7.3 years). Among men, the overall risk of developing any SPCs was statistically significantly higher for 18 of the 30 FPC types, and risk of dying from any SPCs was statistically significantly higher for 27 of 30 FPC types as compared with risks in the general po...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 3, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

A Look Back at 2020: Progress Towards the Treatment of Aging as a Medical Condition
While I suspect that COVID-19 will feature prominently in most retrospectives on 2020, I'll say only a little on it. The data on mortality by year end, if taken at face value, continues to suggest that the outcome will fall at the higher end of the early estimates of a pandemic three to six times worse than a bad influenza year, ten times worse than a normal influenza year. The people who die are near entirely the old, the co-morbid, and the immunocompromised. They die because they are suffering the damage and dysfunction of aging. Yet the societal conversation and the actions of policy makers ignore this. There is ...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 31, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Of Interest Source Type: blogs

Radiotherapy to Prevent Recurrence Post Brain Tumor Excision: Interview with Matthew Likens, President and CEO of GT Medical
GT Medical Technologies, a company based in Arizona, has developed the FDA-approved GammaTile system, which can provide localized radiation therapy for brain tumor excision sites. Its goal is to reduce tumor recurrence and enhance patient survival. The treatment consists of radiation seeds encased in a collagen substrate. These are easy to place at the excision site with a minimum of effort at the end of a surgical procedure. Unfortunately, brain tumor recurrence is relatively common, and so treatments that can help to reduce this phenomenon, while sparing healthy tissues and reducing side effects, are very welcome. The...
Source: Medgadget - December 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Materials Medicine Neurosurgery Oncology Radiation Oncology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 10th 2020
This study aimed to characterize the role of BDNF in age-related microglial activation. Initially, we found that degrees of microglial activation were especially evident in the substantia nigra (SN) across different brain regions of aged mice. The levels of BDNF and TrkB in microglia decreased with age and negatively correlated with their activation statuses in mice during aging. Interestingly, aging-related microglial activation could be reversed by chronic, subcutaneous perfusion of BDNF. Peripheral lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection-induced microglial activation could be reduced by local supplement of BDNF, while shTrkB...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 9, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

MicroRNA miR-218-5p in Follicle Regeneration for Hair Regrowth
As a general rule, people care too much about their hair and too little about their blood vessels. One can live without hair. It is interesting to see both (a) just how much work goes into the regeneration of lost hair, and (b) just how little is known of the fine details by which the capacity to grow hair fades with age. It is this lack of knowledge that leads to the present state of uncertain and largely ineffective interventions for hair growth. No-one is entirely sure as to where the root of the problem lies, or where the most effective points of intervention might be. A great deal of exploration takes place, but succe...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 4, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Wondering about goosebumps? Of course you are
They go by different names: goosebumps, goose pimples, goose flesh, and my personal favorite, goose bumples. The medical term is cutis anserine (cutis means skin and anser means goose). I guess the similarity in texture is just too close to goose skin to ignore. Other medical terms for goosebumps are horripilation, piloerection, or the pilomotor reflex. Each of these terms describes a temporary change in the skin from smooth to bumpy, most commonly developing after exposure to cold. Many people associate goosebumps with fear, or perhaps more accurately, with horror. Perhaps that’s why a popular series of children&rsq...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 3rd 2020
In this study, we examined the effects of oxytocin on the Aβ-induced impairment of synaptic plasticity in mice. To investigate the effect of oxytocin on synaptic plasticity, we prepared acute hippocampal slices for extracellular recording and assessed long-term potentiation (LTP) with perfusion of the Aβ active fragment (Aβ25-35) in the absence and presence of oxytocin. We found that oxytocin reversed the impairment of LTP induced by Aβ25-35 perfusion in the mouse hippocampus. These effects were blocked by pretreatment with the selective oxytocin receptor antagonist L-368,899. Furthermore, the tr...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 2, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Glycosylation Changes in Epidermal Stem Cells as a Biomarker of Aging
Researchers here analyze amounts and types of glycans in stem cells isolated from the skin of old and young mice. The differences observed might serve as a biomarker of aging, but also may be a contributing proximate cause of the age-related decline in skin stem cell function. As is usually the case, connecting downstream changes of this nature to the deeper causes of aging is a project yet to make any meaningful progress. It is also unclear as to whether glycan profile changes are a sizable cause of dysfunction versus all of the other possible proximate causes of stem cell functional decline. Aging in the epiderm...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 28, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 1st 2020
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 31, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Secreted Stem Cell Factors as a Treatment for Male-Pattern Baldness
Both hair graying and hair loss with age are well researched topics, but there remains considerable uncertainty over which of the possible mechanisms involved are the most relevant, or most useful as targets for therapy. This state of affairs is well illustrated by the feverish interest that attends any possible advance towards reversing male and female pattern baldness. Also the sizable marketplaces devoted to treatments that work poorly, if at all. Today's trial results are interesting, in that I don't recall seeing stem cell factors being used topically before. There is of course a great deal of nonsense and unsc...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 25, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Adverse effects of hydroxychloroquine
In case you were ever stupid enough to follow Trump’s lead you would have already injected ultraviolets in your eyeballs by now to save you from Covid and maybe bathed in Domestos or sulfuric acid or both! Anyway, his latest bullshine claim is that he’s been taking the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to keep Covid at bay. Well, for starters there is no evidence that this drug acts as a prophylactic against infection with SARS CoV-2 or indeed any pathogen other than the causative agent of otherwise drug-resistant malaria. It’s primary use is in treating lupus. There was some testing done weeks ago to...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - May 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Health and Medicine Source Type: blogs

Platelet-rich plasma: Does the cure for hair loss lie within our blood?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is derived from the bloodstream and has been used for years to treat musculoskeletal conditions, and more recently, skin conditions. Colloquially termed “vampire” treatments, PRP injected into the skin or used after microneedling (a technique that uses small needles to create microscopic skin wounds) may help to improve skin texture and appearance. Recently, PRP has garnered attention as a promising solution for one of the most challenging problems in dermatology: hair loss. Platelets and hair growth: What’s the connection? Platelets are one of four primary components of bloo...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS Tags: Health Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Skin Diseases
For those who claim that the Bible is the literal and inerrant word of God, and who claim to live by the Bible, Leviticus 13 and 14 ought to pose a considerable problem. Of course nobody who makes that claim is sincere. They just skip the embarrassing parts. Noah's ark is a fun story with animals. You can build a theme park around it. These chapters, however, are just deeply weird.It's important to note that " leprosy " here does not mean the disease which has been given that name in modern times, now more properly called Hansen's Disease. None of the symptoms described here correspond to those of Hansen's diseas...
Source: Stayin' Alive - April 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

The Case of the Bald Baker
Here’s an excerpt from the Revised & Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly, page 184: I had a heck of a time persuading Gordon to drop the wheat. I met Gordon because he had coronary disease. Among the causes: abundant small LDL particles along with the usual accompaniments of low HDL, high triglycerides, and high blood sugar. I asked him to completely remove the wheat from his diet in order to reduce or eliminate the small LDL particles and thereby obtain better control over heart health. Problem: Gordon owned a bakery. Bread, rolls, and muffins were part of his everyday routine, three meals a day, seven days a week. ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open alopecia areata grain-free hair loss Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Don ’ t Overlook Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin with many roles in the body related to bone health, immune support, and inflammation reduction. Some studies show it may have a role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and with sexual function. Vitamin D is now routinely tested with blood workups, and about 50% of the population has been shown to have vitamin D insufficiency with levels less than 30ng/dl. There are many possible signs and symptoms that can be associated with low vitamin D levels, including getting sick often, feeling tired, having lower back pain or bone pain, having muscle pain, experiencing hair loss, or feelin...
Source: Cord Blood News - March 31, 2020 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Thinning hair in women: Why it happens and what helps
Many people think of hair loss as a male problem, but it also affects at least a third of women. But unlike men, women typically experience thinning hair without going bald, and there can be a number of different underlying causes for the problem. “Some are associated with inflammation in the body. Some are female-pattern hair loss,” says Dr. Deborah Scott, assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Hair Loss Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. But the good news is that in many cases this hair loss can be stabilized with treatment, and it may be reversible. Whe...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bilodeau Tags: Health Skin and Hair Care Women's Health Source Type: blogs

The Fantastic Autoimmune Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hairy, scary, funny looking or pretty cool. The beasts in the Harry Potter universe are quite the diverse bunch with unique abilities and qualities. Just like new digital health tech targeted to fight autoimmune diseases or for the main part: their symptoms. Source: Warner Bros. Framestore The common ground for completely different illnesses like type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis is an immune system disfunction. Immune cells and mechanisms target the body’s own cells and structures, deconstructing it bit by bit and inducing inflammation. An estim...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: szandra Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine chatbot diabetes digital health sleep optimization chronic pain chronic illness skin coronavirus autoimmune disease Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 13th 2020
In this study, we investigated the link between AF and senescence markers through the assessment of protein expression in the tissue lysates of human appendages from patients in AF, including paroxysmal (PAF) or permanent AF (PmAF), and in sinus rhythm (SR). The major findings of the study indicated that the progression of AF is strongly related to the human atrial senescence burden as determined by p53 and p16 expression. The stepwise increase of senescence (p53, p16), prothrombotic (TF), and proremodeling (MMP-9) markers observed in the right atrial appendages of patients in SR, PAF, and PmAF points toward multiple inter...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 12, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The State of Tissue Engineering for Hair Restoration
Research into the application of regenerative medicine techniques to regrowth of hair has been ongoing for some time. In principle, the hair follicle is a structure that could be engineered and implanted, or existing follicles induced to restored activity in some way. In practice this is challenging, and most forms of progressive hair loss are far from fully understood at the level of cellular biochemistry in the hair follicle: there is no great guarantee that generating or providing new follicles would have the desired effect, given the surrounding environment and its signaling. Up to date, treatments for hair lo...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 6, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 4th 2019
In this study, we hypothesized that moderately and chronically reducing ACh could attenuate the deleterious effects of aging on NMJs and skeletal muscles. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed NMJs and muscle fibers from heterozygous transgenic mice with reduced expression of the vesicular ACh transporter (VAChT), VKDHet mice, which present with approximately 30% less synaptic ACh compared to control mice. Because ACh is constitutively decreased in VKDHet, we first analyzed developing NMJs and muscle fibers. We found no obvious morphological or molecular differences between NMJs and muscle fibers of VKDHet and contro...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 3, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Low Dose Quercetin as a Geroprotector in Mice
Quercetin is used in combination with dasatinib as a senolytic treatment capable of selectively destroying senescent cells, but quercetin used by itself is not meaningfully senolytic. Researchers here show that long term low dosage with quercetin modestly slows aspects of aging in mice, however, without extending life span. They evaluate a number of potential mechanisms, including possible reductions of the inflammatory signaling secreted by senescent cells. All in all an interesting paper, particularly for the investigation of effects on retrotransposons. I expect that most interventions shown to slow aging will turn out ...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 30, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

HairBoom Air Helmet FDA Cleared to Treat Hair Loss
WONTECH, a Korean company, won FDA clearance for its HairBoom Air hair loss treatment helmet. The device delivers low-power laser therapy to the scalp, bathing it in light. This kind of treatment has been shown to help increase blood flow around hair follicles, increasing oxygenation in nearby tissues, resulting in more hair growth and improved hair quality. The HairBoom Air, similar to the already available iGrow device, looks like a bicycle helmet and was designed to be as light as possible (600 grams, 1.3 lbs). WONTECH hopes that this will lead to patients using the system for the entirety of the prescribed r...
Source: Medgadget - October 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: OTC Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 14th 2019
In conclusion, a polypharmacology approach of combining established, prolongevity drug inhibitors of specific nodes may be the most effective way to target the nutrient-sensing network to improve late-life health. Deletion of p38α in Neurons Slows Neural Stem Cell Decline and Loss of Cognitive Function in Mice https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/10/deletion-of-p38%ce%b1-in-neurons-slows-neural-stem-cell-decline-and-loss-of-cognitive-function-in-mice/ Researchers here provide evidence for p38α to be involved in the regulation of diminished neural stem cell activity with age. It is thought...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 13, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The SENS Research Foundation on the Beneficial Nature of Senolytic Therapies
The SENS Research Foundation should need no introduction to this audience, but, just in case, this is one of the few non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing the state of the art in rejuvenation research and development. The focus of the SENS Research Foundation staff is on unblocking lines of research that are presently moving too slowly, rather than on reinforcing success. The co-founder, Aubrey de Grey, assembled the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) going on twenty years ago. It was, and is, a synthesis of what is known in the research community regarding the root causes of aging. In the SEN...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 9, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Hair is undoubtedly the politician ’s crowning glory
It all started with John F. Kennedy ’s campaign for the presidency.  After eight years with President Eisenhower’s baldness and Vice President Nixon’s receding hairline, the American public was ready for a change.  Kennedy had great hair, which he flaunted by appearing bareheaded at his inauguration.  A new political maxim wa s established that day; to win […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joe-d-haines" rel="tag" > Joe D. Haines, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Dermatology Source Type: blogs

Adult acne: Understanding underlying causes and banishing breakouts
“I’m not a teenager anymore, why do I still have acne?!” This is a question we hear from patients on a daily basis. The truth is, it is quite common to see acne persist into adulthood. Although acne is commonly thought of as a problem of adolescence, it can occur in people of all ages. Adult acne has many similarities to adolescent acne with regard to both causes and treatments. But there are some unique qualities to adult acne as well. What causes adult acne? Adult acne, or post-adolescent acne, is acne that occurs after age 25. For the most part, the same factors that cause acne in adolescents are at pl...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristina Liu, MD, MHS Tags: Health Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

Discreet Wearable for Hair Regrowth Using Body-Generated Electricity
While there are some devices and medications out there to help slow hair loss and regrow hair, they’re bulky, uncomfortable, or have substantial side effects. Low-frequency electric stimulation, delivered in pulses and over extended time periods, has a great deal of potential as an effective way to promote hair growth. The problem is that it currently requires batteries, electronics, electrodes, and accompanying components to work, making it impractical to implement in a hat. Now, engineers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a device that is small enough to be placed under a baseball cap, an...
Source: Medgadget - September 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Nanomedicine News OTC Source Type: blogs

Different Methods To Alleviate Joint Pain
Our body is flexible due the joints. These joints connect two bones, provide support and help in the body parts movement. Joint pain is a feeling of discomfort, aches and soreness in any of our body ’s joint. There have been lots of cases of people having aches in their joints. These joint pains are due to injuries affecting the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain in the joints is also due to infection and inflammation and in an extremely rare case because of cancer. It becomes extremely painful when you try to move your body parts suffering this pain.There are different conditions which are res...
Source: radRounds - September 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Benny Smith Source Type: blogs

DigniCap Delta Hair Loss Prevention System for Chemo Now in U.S.
Dignitana, a company out of Lund, Sweden, won FDA clearance and is now distributing its DigniCap Delta scalp cooling system in the U.S. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will be the first recipient in America of the fourth generation system that’s designed to prevent hair loss in patients undergoing chemotherapy to fight solid tumors. The system pumps a cool liquid, carefully controlled thanks to a number of sensors, through a cap worn by patients undergoing chemo. Cooling the head constricts the blood vessels in the scalp, reducing the amount of chemo that can pass through. At the same time, the ...
Source: Medgadget - August 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Medicine Oncology Source Type: blogs

Is there a role for surgery in treating Hashimoto ’s thyroiditis?
This study raises the possibility of a role for surgery for patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis who continue to feel poorly despite optimal treatment with thyroid hormone. However, the study, while well done, is a relatively small one. We need longer-term follow up and confirmation with additional studies done on diverse populations. It’s also important to consider that thyroid surgery in patients with advanced Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is difficult. Rates of complications, including injury to the laryngeal nerve (which controls voice) and the parathyroid glands (which maintain normal blood calcium levels...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Garber, MD, FACP, FACE Tags: Health Thyroid Disorders Source Type: blogs

Need to check your thyroid? Maybe not
As medical science advances, we have more tests and biomarkers available to help identify illnesses. Yet overdiagnosis and overtreatment that may occur following abnormal results can cause dangerous adverse effects and costly consequences. Hypothyroidism — a lower than normal range of thyroid hormones — may be the poster child for this problem because it is such a common condition. What is hypothyroidism? At the front of your neck lies the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that makes the hormone T4. When released into the bloodstream, T4 converts to T3, the most active form of thyroid hormone. Having sufficient...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Autoimmune diseases Fatigue Tests and procedures Thyroid Disorders Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Persistent Myths of Mental Illness
 Myths spring up about everything that is misunderstood – and mental illness is one of the most misunderstood things out there. People are equal parts fascinated by and terrified of it, seemingly at the same time. In this episode, our hosts take a look at some myths about living with schizophrenia and even tackle the most common one – are schizophrenics violent? Listen now! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People with schizophrenia are more likely to be victims of violence than to cause violence.” – Michelle Highlights from ‘Myths of Mental Illness’ Episode [2:00] What are some myt...
Source: World of Psychology - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Schizophrenia Stigma Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs

From Chernobyl To Mars: The Future Of Radiation Protection
In the minutes after block 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl exploded, no one knew that they are experiencing a disaster that never happened anywhere before on planet Earth. The public health, environmental, and even the socio-political consequences were disastrous and we can still experience the negative impacts. That’s why we posed the question of what public health authorities, as well as individuals, can do to mitigate the consequences of radiation exposure, and what digital technologies are available for radiation detection. In this respect, after our investigations, it even turned out that it would be b...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Space Medicine astronautics chernobyl disaster fiction Health Healthcare Innovation mars nuclear power plant public health radiation radiation exposure radiation protection technology Source Type: blogs

3D-Printing Utilized to Grow New Human Hair
Researchers from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed a tissue engineering and 3D printing method to grow new hair follicles and stop hair loss. Their work, recently published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that they were able to grow human hair follicles in a dish and on mice for the first time. These hair follicles could be used to address hair thinning and pattern baldness that affects millions of Americans. This innovation arises, in part, due to recent advances in 3D printing that enabled the researchers to create a unique patterning device. The printed device has long extensions th...
Source: Medgadget - June 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Siavash Parkhideh Tags: Dermatology Materials Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body
You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: annabelle Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement stress Source Type: blogs

“ I ’ m losing my hair on the Wheat Belly lifestyle! ”
It’s a complaint I hear occasionally from people starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “I’m losing my hair. Big clumps of hair fall out when I brush!” Why does this happen? And is it permanent? Will people become bald after a few months? Take a look at the many before/afters people have posted on the Wheat Belly Facebook page and the photos I’ve posted over the years on the Wheat Belly Blog. Even within the first few days, we commonly witness a curious and dramatic reduction in facial swelling, reduction in around-the-eye puffiness, reversal of skin redness. Many people look quite different. In ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle facial change grain-free hair loss Inflammation skin Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: What is Schizophrenia?
    What is schizophrenia? From pop culture’s view to Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, view of herself to a leading mental health doctor and professor’s view. What are the actual symptoms? What is the difference between a hallucination and delusion? What is it like to experience one? How do you manage it? How is social media changing the way it is viewed? In this first episode of Inside Schizophrenia, Rachel and co-host Gabe Howard with special guest Dr. Ali Mattu explore this often misrepresented mental illness. Highlights From ‘Schizophrenia’ Episode [00:40] Would you th...
Source: World of Psychology - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Peer Support Self-Help Source Type: blogs

My life with telogen effluvium*
Every morning when I get up, after I brush my teeth, I brush my hair. For months from last summer through this winter, every morning I would find more hair in my brush. Because I was losing hair. Which filled me with grief and embarrassment and, for some reason, shame. I have a very nearly bald spot on the crown of my head, not visible to anyone who does not tower over me. But I know it is there and I cringe inwardly about it every day when I see or remember it..I have always loved my hair. Never wished it were some other color. My hair and my eyes let me feel almost pretty, to make up somehow for being fat. My beautiful a...
Source: Jung At Heart - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

Effective Treatment for Hair Loss: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is platelet rich plasma therapy?It is a process of using the healing power of your body's own blood platelets to halt hair loss and enable new hair growth. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a substance derived from your own blood that aids in hair restoration by promoting the growth of hair and skin cells at injection sites.Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for both men and women who are experiencing recent hair loss.See below for a peek at the 3-step, in-office procedure that is quick with no downtime — about 30 minutes for each treatment with three treatments recommended.For ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 28, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: hair loss hair restoration hair treatment platelet rich plasma PRP Hair prp therapy Source Type: blogs

4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics
You're reading 4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As you walk down a store’s beauty aisle, it’s easy to choose the most popular brands and products that line the shelves. After all, they are on sale and the labels claim to be organic or all natural. Despite these perks, what consumers fail to realize is that these labels can deceive consumers into believing their items are safe and toxin-free. The truth is the beauty market across the United States has lack...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Rosati Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement beauty pickthebrain toxic Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Keep Genetic Information an Individual Affair
These times train us to seek continually for more data and more transparency, always assuming that more is better. But some types of data and transparency bring risks, because “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” In particular, sharing genetic information with family members raises daunting ethical issues, along with the need for a mature understanding of consequences, as illustrated by a court case from the UK recently reported in The Guardian. Superficially, this case seems to be a simple balancing act concerning how far a doctor is responsible to fulfill a family member’s right to know. But in con...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Genomics Data Transparency Privacy Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 19th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 18, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Senolytic Therapeutics Uses Nanotube-Carried Toxins to Destroy Senescent Cells
Today, I'll point out an analysis from the SENS Research Foundation that covers the approach to selective destruction of senescent cells taken by one of the newly formed biotech startups in the space, Senolytic Therapeutics. This field is hot because it is now well proven that senescent cells are the enemy. They are one of the root causes of aging, accumulating with age to degrade tissue function via the secretion of inflammatory signal molecules. Senescent cells actively maintain an aged, inflamed state of metabolism, resulting in the development of age-related disease and increased mortality. Senescent cells do se...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 8th 2018
This article, unfortunately paywalled, is interesting to note as a mark of the now increasingly energetic expansion of commercial efforts in longevity science. David Sinclair has been building a private equity company to work in many areas relevant to this present generation of commercial longevity science; while I'm not sold on his primary research interests as the basis for meaningful treatments for aging, he is diversifying considerably here, including into senolytics, the clearance of senescent cells demonstrated to produce rejuvenation in animal studies. This sort of approach to business mixes aspects of investing and...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Commentary on Recent Research into Mitochondrial DNA and Aging
Today I'll point out a commentary on recent research in which a method of degrading mitochondrial function was shown to produce aspects of accelerated aging in mice. The commentary is somewhat more approachable than the paper it comments on. The challenge here is the same as in any form of research in which something vital is broken in animal biochemistry, and wherein the result looks a lot like a faster pace of aging. These forms of artificial breakage are almost never relevant to the understanding of normal aging; they create an entirely different state of metabolism and decline. It is true that normal aging is a ...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 1, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

10 Ways Chronic Stress Is Killing Your Quality Of Life
You're reading 10 Ways Chronic Stress Is Killing Your Quality Of Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Stress is something which is almost unavoidable in modern life. While the right amount of stress motivates individual performance, it is necessary if you could distinguish whether your stress is good or chronic. Chronic stress derives from repeated interaction of the body to intense and stressful situations, contributing to the release of stress hormone. The stress is troublesome when it comes to chronic,...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoriatan Tags: depression featured self improvement anxiety bad habits chronic stress Source Type: blogs

HOW TO Evaluate Medical Apps, Health Technologies, and Websites
How do you decide what’s real or fake news on the internet? How do you evaluate the quality of medical apps or health technologies? As part of our From Chance To Choice campaign, we would like to help medical professionals make a more informed judgment about digital health tools so they would be more confident – and perhaps more open – to talk about online diagnostic means, medical apps, sensors or wearables. Thus, they could successfully navigate their patients in the jungle of digital health – and proudly wear the Ask Me About Digital pin on their coats (yes, we already have that, too!) Ode agains...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: From Chance to Choice Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients Social media in Healthcare apps digital digital health digital technology fake news health apps Innovation wearables websites Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 30th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Breaking and Then Fixing Mouse Biochemistry is Not Reversing Aging
A recent example of research in which researchers break the mitochondrial biochemistry of mice and then reverse that breakage is doing the rounds in the press, being pitched as a reversal of aging. It is not a reversal of aging, however, and I'd say that the researchers involved still have to prove that the particular breakage that they engineered is in fact relevant in normal aging. The appearance of similar outcomes between the breakage and aging does not mean that it is relevant. Why is this the case? Aging is an accumulation of specific forms of biochemical damage that leads to widespread tissue dysfunction. Giv...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 23, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

7 Foods Scientifically Proven To Make You Happier
Conclusion: Sometimes, it could just be the little things which your mind and body are subjected to that could be making you feel bad and unusually grouchy — the amount of sunshine you’ve been getting, the level of physical activity you’ve been having or, the kind of food you are filling up with.  When you fuel up with these 7 foods, you are also enhancing your chances of celebrating a fun-filled day rather than a stressful one. Lisiana is a renowned independent researcher and is studying the impact of technology in the beauty industry. She is passionate about beauty, makeup ideas, fashion, fitne...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: lisianacarter3 Tags: diet happiness self improvement foods that make your happy good foods happier improve your mood mood foods pickthebrain Source Type: blogs