In case you missed it, here are the biggest headlines of the week!
Investigating the Effects of Blood Exchange on Slowing the Aging Process
Heterochronic parabiosis is the conjoining of two animals of different ages, and is used to investigate the effects of sharing body parts of different ages with one another. In a new study, researchers conducted a similar procedure, but only exchanged blood between the two animals, not organs, and found the procedure to be minimally invasive with greater clinical application for humans … [read more]
Dietary Weight Loss Improves Cardiometabolic Risk and Vascular Function
A new study compares groups of normal-weight and abdominally obese men to highlight how dietary weight loss improves cardiometabolic risk and vascular function. These findings may warrant further investigation to determine long-term effects in order to create more targeted prevention methods for diabetes and heart disease … [read more]
Does Losing Weight Affect the Size of Your Organs?
While the ultimate goal of weight loss is to lose fat, unintentional loss of lean body mass generally occurs concurrently. A new study investigated whether skeletal muscle, along with other tissues and organs, decreases in mass following weight loss … [read more]
Influenza Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk of Childhood Morbidity
According to a recent comprehensive cohort study conducted in Denmark, the influenza vaccine does not increase the risk of childhood morbidity in the children of mothers who received this vaccine during pregnancy. Children exposed during the first, second or third trimester had similar rates of hospitalization as children who were not exposed to the vaccine … [read more]
Is Treating Prostate Cancer Always Necessary?
Prostate cancer is commonly diagnosed, but does not always require treatment, which can have detriments on quality of life. Researchers found that across surgery, radiotherapy and monitoring, there was no significant difference in mortality, though surgery and radiotherapy reduced the likelihood of disease progression and metastases … [read more]