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The Formation of Bones

As we get older, tremendous increase in size of the bones is an important process in development.  Bone growth usually continues until age 25.  However, do you ever wonder how our body makes the bones or transforms cartilage into bones?  This process of replacing tissues with bones is known as ossification.  Ossification is further split [...]

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HIV Vaccines Possible Now?

AIDS vaccines might be possible as British scientists in a recent study were able to recreate a camouflage mechanism that HIV uses in order to conceal itself from the body’s immune system.  The researchers should be able to use the virus’s strength and turn it into its weakness which might allow them to formulate the [...]

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Genes manipulation may prevent age-related diseases

A new experiment showed that removing certain genes in mice could imitate the effects and benefits of low-calorie diets such as extended lives and prevention of diseases. Scientists said that a drug, which may have similar effect on genes, could help people live longer and healthier lives. British researchers discovered that removal of a gene [...]

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Causes of Acne

Acne is common in most adolescents and is one of the most widespread skin conditions in the world.  More than 90 percent of adolescents and almost 25 percent of all adults suffer from it.  Although there is no cure, we can still educate ourselves about what causes it, in order to better understand the condition [...]

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Chocolate reduces risks of Cardiac Death?

For all the chocolate lovers out there, you might be able to support your consumption of chocolate using health related reasons.  A study performed by Sweden researchers discovered that people who eat chocolate have an increased survival rate after acquiring a heart attack. The study include 1,169 subjects both nondiabetic men and women who had [...]

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Dirty Showerheads & Bacteria

Who knew that your shower could be covering you with a dose of bacteria? Ironically, a new study shows that many showerheads are dirty and might be covering you up with bacteria, which can cause sickness. A research of fifty showerheads from nine different U.S. cities showed that about 15 showerheads or 30 percent of [...]

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Face Masks for Oily Skin

A common issue, especially among teenagers is oily skin.  It leads to the growth of acne/bumps and is pretty tough to deal with!  Well here are a few great natural facemasks for those with oily skin! Enjoy and feel free to share your own!! Banana Mask 1 ripe banana 1 tablespoon honey 1 orange or [...]

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STD’s may lead to Prostate Cancer

A recent study shows that men might be more vulnerable to prostate cancer if they have been infected by a sexually transmitted disease. Those who have acquired trichomoniasis, an STD caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, were slightly more likely to develop prostate cancer, compared to those who were not affected by this STD.  However, more importantly, [...]

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New Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s Discovered

A new study may lead to a better understanding of the Alzheimer’s diseases, especially its biology. Teams of European scientists may have discovered new genetic variants associated with the Alzheimer’s disease, which explain about 20 percent of the risks behind acquiring the disease. These genetic variants were discovered by Julie Williams of Cardiff University in [...]

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Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Researchers at Stony Brook University might have discovered a painless treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture.  Dupuytren’s contracture is a disfiguring disorder, which twists the hands, making even the simplest movements impossible.  This disorder could be treated with an injectable drug that was just recently developed. The disorder occurs because the connective tissue under the palm tightens [...]

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