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First of Its Kind: Aging Innovation Lab Opens in Israel

Jan 19, 2018
Abigail Klein Leichman

"Instead of looking for merely technological solutions, we went back to analyze the problem. We developed a 360-degree approach that looks at all aspects of a senior's life." – Ziv Ofek

(Israel) — [Israel21c.org] Israel's first Innovation Lab for Healthy Aging has been launched in Beersheva, simulating the challenges in the everyday living environment of senior citizens in order to inspire solutions. (Photo Credit: Illustrative photo by B. Bernard/Shutterstock.com)

The new project is backed by a 5 million shekels investment and has a partnership with Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan to test its approaches and technologies...





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This Flu Season Is Bad, Here Are Four Tips to Keep You Well

Jan 19, 2018
Lorie Johnson

Health officials say this is shaping up to be a bad flu season and many Americans are already feeling its effects.

[CBN News] The Centers for Disease Control warned of potentially widespread flu this year in at least 10 states, mostly in the south and southwest. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Here is what you can do to prevent getting the illness...





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Top 7 Benefits of Lemons in Your Diet

Jan 19, 2018
Rachael Link, Dr. Josh Axe

And don't get them mixed up with limes. There's a big difference!

[Food is Medicine] A lot of people think of lemons as nothing more than a simple garnish served alongside water at restaurants or a popular flavor for candies and desserts. But did you know that the lemon is actually loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants and health benefits? It's true — lemon nutrition benefits range from reducing the risk of kidney stones to killing off cancer cells, whether we're talking lemon water, lemon essential oil or just the tart fruit itself. (Photo Credit: Dr. Josh Axe/ Food is Medicine)

Plus, the potential uses for lemons extend way beyond the kitchen. Lemons can be used for just about everything from polishing furniture to adding extra shine to hair and improving skin health...





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Best Strategies to Make Sure Your New Year's Resolutions Last a Lifetime!

Jan 18, 2018
Dr. Corinne Weaver

It's week three of the New Year. How are you doing on your resolutions?

[DrCorinneWeaver.com] No matter what your goals are for this New Year, the most important thing is that you have a clear and realistic view of what you want to achieve. Nothing will happen overnight. For that reason, it's important that you have motivation and the ability to self-motivate for those times when achieving your goals seems too much. (Photo Credit: Dr...





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Green Tea: Natural Remedy for Gum Disease

Jan 18, 2018
Chris Pritchard

And don't worry about stained teeth.

[Newsmax Health] Drinking green tea every day may help prevent gum disease, scientific research suggests. (Photo Credit: Flickr)

Dr. Babitha Nugala, an internationally respected expert on periodontal disease, reviewed more than 20 studies of the beneficial role of green tea in cutting the risk of gum disease...





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Does an "Exploding Brain Network" Cause Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain?

Jan 18, 2018
News Staff

"As opposed to the normal process of gradually linking up different centers in the brain after a stimulus, chronic pain patients have conditions that predispose them to linking up in an abrupt, explosive manner." — Dr. UnCheol Lee

(Ann Arbor, MI) — New research reports that hyper-reactive brain networks could play a part in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia. (Photo Credit: Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan)

A new study finds that patients with fibromyalgia have brain networks primed for rapid, global responses to minor changes. This abnormal hypersensitivity, called explosive synchronization (ES), can be seen in other network phenomena across nature...





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Scleroderma Alert! Major Medical Advance Gives Hope to Patients Suffering From the Painful, Deadly Autoimmune Disorder

Jan 17, 2018
News Staff

"This is a major advance in the treatment of severe scleroderma.” Dr. Karen Ballen

(Charlottesville, VA) — An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades. (Photo Credit: UVA Health System)

The experimental procedure uses chemotherapy and radiation to destroy the body's malfunctioning immune system, then replaces it via a stem-cell transplant. The stem cells are taken from the patient's own blood and given back to the patient after the chemotherapy...





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