Researchers have discovered a new type of Pain which may be helpful in understanding and treating conditions like Fibromyalgia. Check out this link! (sign up for free email & you can read it nicely!) :-)
Well this is quite exciting! Researchers at Harvard have discovered what causes vascular aging! They found the gene which works with exercise and dieting and when they turn them on in mice the mice that are equivalent to 75 yrs or older in humans return back to the vitality of young mice!! They are now studying this with humans. They believe it can be useful for dementia, diabetes etc. This could be quite interesting! :-) Think of what this could mean, not only living longer but working longer, having children later in life...we better ramp up our efforts in making sure this planet can sustain this! :-)
According to this short article, about 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety or anxiety-related behaviors each year, which makes it the most common form of mental illness. The article also discusses research done at the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork in Ireland which has found gut bacteria and anxiety may be linked. This opens the door to possible new ways of treating anxiety by treating gut bacteria.
As you know there has been quite a bit of stereotyping in the political realm lately, from how to deal with school shootings, women who have been sexually harassed/discriminated/assault, to caring for our environment. People many times find information to confirm their stereotypes which can result in implicit bias and discrimination. There is a great short article in Scientific American on How To Think About Implicit Bias.