Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 — Can feeling young at heart, or at least younger than your actual age, help older people live healthier, longer lives? Yes, according to researchers in Germany. “Individuals who feel younger than they chronologically are seem to benefit from their younger subjective age in various aspects,” explained study lead author Markus […]

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Could a Vaccine Against Future Pandemics Be on the Way?

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 — An ambitious new vaccine effort is taking aim at future coronavirus mutations that may threaten global health down the road. So far, the “pan-coronavirus vaccine” has proven 100% effective in testing among monkeys, investigators reported. “Large outbreaks of coronaviruses have occurred three times in the last 18 years,” explained study […]

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Do Prescription Sleep Medicines Even Work?

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 — An estimated 9 million Americans turn to prescription pills when they can’t sleep, but a new study of middle-aged women finds taking the drugs for a year or longer may do little good. Comparing a group of about 200 women who were medicated for sleep problems with over 400 women […]

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Health Highlights: May 12, 2021

American Medical Association Vows to Confront Racism Among Doctors The AMA has released a plan on Tuesday to confront structural racism inside the organization and the entire U.S. medical establishment. The plan has been in the works for over a year. The plan has taken on urgency as the pandemic has highlighted health inequities, police […]

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