Controversial gene-editing procedure to fight AIDS is again being considered by scientists, despite disastrous results a decade ago

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last year that people who take HIV medication religiously for six months can theoretically get to point where they can’t transmit the virus, it was considered a huge advancement. There remains no cure for HIV and AIDS, although it is not Continue Reading

Pesticides sprayed on U.S. cities to fight Zika found to harm motor coordination and neuromuscular systems in children

Naled, a pesticide commonly used in Florida to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes, was associated with motor function deficits in Chinese babies, according to a study published in Environment International. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and the U-M Center for Human Continue Reading

Scientists explore why fear is fun for some; the fight-or-flight chemicals are also present in happiness

What do fear and excitement have in common? Experts reveal, in an article by the Daily Mail, that the “fight-or-flight” response triggered by fear can become a rush of excitement under a different situation. Fear is a fundamental emotion experienced by all complex organisms against perceived danger or threat to Continue Reading

Fight Parkinson’s disease with exercise; physical activity found to improve quality of life for PD patients

Physical activities such as exercise can go a long way in helping people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD), according to researchers. In an in-depth study published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, results confirm that people who live with PD will be able to improve their gait and balance, Continue Reading

Fight menopausal weight gain with the Mediterranean diet: Research shows this eating pattern reduces weight, symptoms

All adolescent women know the burden of having their menstrual cycles. But the end of these monthly periods is only the beginning when it comes to discomfort. Menopause, a natural biological process, marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It is diagnosed after 12 months without a period and Continue Reading

Do you fight in your sleep? New study warns thrashing about in bed may be an early warning sign of dementia, Parkinson’s

Thrashing, laughing, or talking in your sleep can indicate a vulnerability to developing Parkinson’s and dementia later on. Researchers from the Aarhus University state that rapid eye movement sleep behavioral disorder (RBD), which occurs when a person begins to “act out” dreams, may be caused by inflammation in the brain Continue Reading