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  • Growing bone in space may benefit osteoporosis patients
    Growing bone in space may benefit osteoporosis patients
    On January 22, UCLA announced that it has received funding from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to lead a research mission, which will send rodents to the International Space Station (ISS). The focus of the mission is to...
  • Simple and Solid ways to avoid a heart attack
    Ways to AVOID a heart attack - today!
    According to the Heart Foundation's research, they have concluded that every 33 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease; which is roughly the equivalent of a September 11th-like tragedy repeating itself every 24...
  • Hypothyroid problems
    The thyroid-breast cancer connection
    The thyroid is one of the most important endocrine glands in the body. Located just below the voice box in your neck, it secretes hormones that are responsible for many bodily functions including weight control, blood pressure, hair growth, and...
  • Children of melanoma survivors are avoiding proper sun protection
    Children of melanoma survivors are avoiding proper sun protection
    Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have made a troubling discovery. Children of melanoma survivors are not optimally following sun protection recommendations. This is of significant concern because sunburns are a major...
  • Cold sore
    Tips for preventing, treating, and managing cold sores
    It's not exactly the prettiest topic, but then again, cold sores aren't lovely either. Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are an infection that's caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Although cold sores can appear...
  • Panel recommends HPV test replace Pap test for cervical cancer screening
    Panel recommends HPV test replace Pap test for cervical cancer screening
    For decades, the Pap test has been the standard testing method for testing for cancer of the cervix. More recently, the human papillomavirus (HPV) test has been used as an additional screening tool. On January 8, a panel of experts released new...
  • Bullying or being bullied poses suicide risk
    Bullying or being bullied poses suicide risk
    A new study examined whether bullying or being bullied was associated with a risk of suicide and came up with some disturbing findings. The study was published online on January 5 in the journal Pediatrics by researchers at the School of Education...
  • The victim
    How to avoid the flu
    Is there such a thing as flu season? According to many medical authorities, there is no such thing. Flu bugs are with us all of the time, no matter what the season. For this prepper, it just seems like they are on an annual cycle of some sort....
  • DNA structure
    Wear some new genes
    These are exciting times for health and wellness. Although cancer has reached epidemic proportions and will increase over 57% in the next 20 years, we now understand some of the mechanics in the body that can help us prevent and reverse disease in...
  • The Wrinkle Prevention Pillow: Review
    The Wrinkle Prevention Pillow: Review
    There is a solution for the wrinkles that are obtained simply from the act of sleeping and it makes sense. We sleep on our face and have a nice furrowed brow. The American Academy of Dermatogoly (AAD) states that this the norm and adds that...
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder and preterm birth
    Posttraumatic stress disorder and preterm birth
    Many women who serve in the military suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can also occur as a result of a traumatic experience, such as rape or a terrorist attack, in civilian life. A number of women who suffer from PTSD become...
  • UCLA research may lead to prevention of jaw bone loss from osteoporosis drugs
    UCLA research may lead to prevention of jaw bone loss from osteoporosis drugs
    A complication of treatment with osteoporosis drugs is that they can result in a debilitating and painful condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, which is areas of bone loss within the jaw bone. It is defined as exposed dying bone and...
  • Drink black tea and reduce your ovarian cancer risk
    Drink black tea and reduce your ovarian cancer risk
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Health, ovarian is the third leading cause of death behind (1) lung and (2) breast. A new study assessed the benefit of flavonoids, which are present in black tea, for the prevention of ovarian...
  • UCLA reports sad statistics regarding senior falls
    UCLA reports sad statistics regarding senior falls
    According to a new study released on November 20 by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, half a million Californian seniors (12.6% of the State’s seniors) fall repeatedly. In addition, many healthcare providers do not routinely screen...
  • C-section and antibiotics during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk
    C-section and antibiotics during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk
    A new study has reported that exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy and cesarean sections increase the risk of childhood obesity. The findings were published on November 11 in the International Journal of Obesity,The study authors note that...