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Yale researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

By Bill Hathaway Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States and leading to progressive loss of central vision. Genome wide studies have identified almost three dozen genes that play a role in the disease, but exactly where in… Read More »

Medical News Today: Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging

New research finds that people who tend to walk more slowly at the age of 45 present with signs of premature accelerated aging, both physically and cognitively. New research suggests that a slower walking speed in midlife may be a marker of accelerated aging. Walking speed may be a powerful predictor of lifespan and health.… Read More »

Vegetarian diet linked with 22 per cent lower risk of heart disease

By Adam Vaughan Are vegetarian diets better for the heart?Westend61/Getty Eating a vegetarian diet rather than consuming meat has been linked with a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease. While the environmental case for going vegetarian is unequivocal and powerful, the long-term health impacts of adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet are still poorly… Read More »

Sheraton Atlanta linked to 11 new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

men in protective suit,outbreak concept,illustration painting So far, 11 people in Atlanta, Georgia have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and it appears that all of them stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta. The hotel is now closed down until at least mid-August, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of Public Health investigators are testing water in the… Read More »

Air Pollution Linked to Increase in Newborn Intensive Care Admissions: Study

New Born Baby | (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Washington D.C, July 20: Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggest the recent findings. Depending on the type of pollution, chances for NICU admission increased… Read More »