When to receive next COVID-19 vaccine after bivalent booster

When to receive next COVID-19 vaccine after bivalent booster

Those who have received a bivalent COVID-19 booster may be wondering what next steps look like for vaccination and whether they can seek additional protection, especially if they are at a higher risk for severe outcomes. Vincent Venditto, Ph.D. and assistant professor at the University of Kentucky’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, told the Herald-Leader that while … Read more

Will revitalizing old blood slow aging?

Will revitalizing old blood slow aging?

Young and old blood stem cells. Rejuvenating the stem cells that create all blood cells could potentially slow aging. Credit: Emmanuelle Passegué Young blood has a rejuvenating effect when infused into older bodies, according to recent research: Aging hearts beat stronger, muscles become stronger, and thinking becomes sharper. Many scientists are looking for the elements … Read more

How Much Testosterone Do Men Need? A New Study Sparks A Fiery Debate

How Much Testosterone Do Men Need? A New Study Sparks A Fiery Debate

Trouble getting pregnant, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, and hair loss are all common symptoms of low testosterone. Ads from a booming testosterone industry remind us of this constantly, as do food and fitness “hacks” touted by so many influencers. Professional opinions on the right levels of testosterone for men vary widely — even among tenured experts. … Read more

Living near a ‘food swamp’ could raise stroke risk in adults 50 and older: research

Living near a ‘food swamp’ could raise stroke risk in adults 50 and older: research

Adults ages 50 and older who live near fast food-dense environments may be at heightened risk of stroke, preliminary research has determined.  So-called “food swamps” typically contain an abundance of fast-food chains and convenience stores — essentially “swamping” neighborhoods with unhealthy eating options, the authors explained.  Meanwhile, food swamps also often overlap with food deserts, where … Read more