Thursday, 14 September 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
Not long ago, the American Association of Retired Persons universally known as AARP, provided their members with 50 tips to live longer. One major tip was to find a female doctor. The reasons are simple: better outcomes for patients occur with female doctors, who are also more adept at communicating effectively with their patients and
On September 15, after a 13-year sojourn, the Cassini Spacecraft will run out of fuel and plunge into the depths of Saturn’s atmosphere never to be heard from again. Without question, Cassini is one of NASA’s greatest technological achievements. Its launch in 2004 heralded the most elaborate orbital expedition designed to explore a planetary system.
The devastation unfolding in Houston and other parts of coastal Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey reminds us of our previous experiences with Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. Now Hurricane Irma threatens the Atlantic Basin. These hurricanes and other natural disasters reinforce the sad truth that while you can’t always prepare for what Mother Nature
Like the iconic “Rosie the Riveter,” women showed the world they could weld steel, build munitions and transport cargo during WWII, women of science also came to the fore showing the world the depth of their intellectual capabilities. In honor of Labor Day, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine would like to pay tribute to the
According to the World Cancer Research Fund, there were an “estimated 14.1 million newly diagnosed cancer cases worldwide in 2012, of these 7.4 million cases were in men and 6.7 million in women. This number is expected to increase to 24 million by 2035.” What is not commonly known is that the majority of these
Through a Novel Gene Editing Technology, Pig-to-Human Organ Transplants May Save Lives As of July 2017, 117,000 Americans—men, women and children—are on the national transplant list waiting to receive a vital organ such as a kidney, liver, heart or lung to save their lives. Unfortunately, the list of needy patients keeps growing while donors are
Thursday, 17 August 2017 by Rudrani Banik, M.D.
On August 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night during the Great American Solar Eclipse. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will be able to see the spectacular colors and light
Many animals share behavioral traits with human beings—for example, while some humans kiss their dogs, they in turn show affection by licking their masters or playmates. Apes and chimpanzees show their parenting skills by grooming their young and keeping them out of harm’s way. Now, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National
Friday, 11 August 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
You either heard it on TV or read it in the newspapers that a recent study published in the journal Neurology found that “decreases in stroke incidence over time are driven by a decrease in ischemic stroke in men. Contrary to previous study periods, stroke incidence rates were similar by sex in 2010.” The study specifically
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Researchers Claim Moderate Alcohol Use May Lower Your Risk Against Diabetes According to a major study conducted in Denmark, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may actually lower your risk against getting diabetes. And shockingly enough, teetotalers who abstain run a higher risk of getting diabetes! The Danish paper published in Diabetologia (the Journal of the
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