Scientists Discover Genes Causing Age-Related Hearing Loss

Researchers are simply beginning to unwind the hereditary reasons for age-related hearing loss. (Credit: Tish1/Shutterstock) Although our ears grow as we age, our hearing tends to fade. This paradoxical issue prevails and gets gradually even worse the older we get. An approximated 25 percent of Americans in between the ages of 65 and 74 have … Read more

Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer: Study also identifies association between excess calcium supplement intake and increased risk of death from cancer

Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to a new study. There was no association between dietary supplement use and a lower risk of death. In addition, excess calcium intake was linked to an increased risk of cancer death, … Read more

Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

Researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts have found that adequate intake of certain nutrients from foods — but not supplements — is linked to a reduction in all-cause mortality. Credit: Pixabay Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is … Read more

Vitamin B12 is identified as the inhibitor of a key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s is the most common, chronic neurodegenerative movement disorder affecting 1% of the global population over seventy years of age. Right now, there is no cure for this disease and the available treatments focus on addressing its symptoms but not its progression. Although most cases of Parkinson’s are sporadic, the inheritable variants of the disease … Read more

76 more gene regions found associated with sleep duration

Study identifies gene regions associated with sleep duration Illustration by Ilana Kohn Both too much and too little shut-eye can be associated with health problems A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified another 76 gene regions associated with sleep duration. The study, by a team … Read more

Study uncovers genetic causes of poor sleep

The international collaboration, led by the University of Exeter and published in Nature Communications, has found 47 links between our genetic code and the quality, quantity and timing of how we sleep. They include ten new genetic links with sleep duration and 26 with sleep quality. The Medical Research Council-funded study looked at data from … Read more

There May Be a Link Between Coffee and Lung Cancer, Study Suggests

Credit: Shutterstock ATLANTA — Drinking coffee has been linked to a slew of health benefits, such as a longer life span, and a decreased risk of conditions including depression, heart attacks and certain cancers. But a new study suggests that there may be a downside to your morning brew: Researchers found that drinking two or … Read more

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