Parasite Infecting Up to 50% of People ‘Really Likes The Retina’, Scientists Say

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people across all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a drug that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

insurance must cover cancer biomarker tests

PHOENIX (AP) – A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state’s Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments. The legislation’s signing was hailed by the American Cancer Society, which called biomarker testing a critical step in … Read more

Is the Peloton Guide – the company’s new strength-training device – a worthy gym replacement?

The sleek Peloton Guide costs $395 and focuses on strength-training instead of cardio.Handout When the world shut down in March, 2020, my family made popular pandemic investments to cheer us up including a puppy and Peloton Bike (no air fryer as of yet). On cold winter days, I’d wake up with grand plans to ride … Read more

Sales Are Booming, But Activity Is Plummeting. Why?

Worldwide sales of fitness trackers increased from US$14 billion in 2017 to over $36 billion in 2020. The skyrocketing success of these gadgets suggests that more people than ever see some value in keeping tabs on the number of steps they take, flights of stairs they climb , time they spend sitting, and calories they … Read more

New Eye Drops Improve Aging Vision Without Glasses. Here’s How They Work

When people get into their 40s and beyond, their close-up vision starts to worsen. For many people, cranking up the font size on a phone or maxing out the brightness on a computer is the only way to be able to read some text. This condition is known as presbyopia, and it affects around 128 … Read more

Scientists Have Pinpointed The Brain Cells That Die in Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists have identified the specific brain cells that die in Parkinson’s disease and discovered what makes them so vulnerable. Led by neurobiologists Tushar Kamath and Abdulraouf Abdulraouf of the Broad Institute, the team studied brain cells from individuals who had died from either Parkinson’s disease or dementia, compared with people unaffected by either disorder. What … Read more

New Eye Drops Improve Aging Vision Without Glasses. Here’s How They Work

When people get into their 40s and beyond, their close-up vision starts to worsen. For many people, cranking up the font size on a phone or maxing out the brightness on a computer is the only way to be able to read some text. This condition is known as presbyopia, and it affects around 128 … Read more

Cognitive Impact of Severe COVID Is Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

We all know that COVID-19 can lead to lingering fatigue and brain fog. But one of the most rigorous examinations to date of the long-term cognitive impacts of severe infection has just yielded some pretty unsettling results. In a study comparing 46 severe COVID-19 patients with 460 matched controls, researchers found the mental impacts of … Read more

Huge Study Identifies The ‘Optimal’ Amount of Sleep From Middle Ages Onwards

Sleep – a lot like eating food – is one of those things we need to live, but apparently there are plenty of ways to do it wrong. A new study has weighed into the debate. Looking at UK Biobank data from almost 500,000 adults, researchers conclude that seven hours of sleep per night is … Read more