Why Women's Sex Drives Decrease

Why Women's Sex Drives Decrease

Many of us enjoy having sex, which isn’t a surprise. However, for women, it can become less appealing as they get older. It’s been said that as women age their sex drive starts to decline, but this isn’t necessarily because they’re not interested in making love with their partner. Instead, new research shows it might be because of the…

Researchers Have Created Functioning Small Intestine Segments From Stem Cells

Researchers Have Created Functioning Small Intestine Segments From Stem Cells

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital have used stem cells to bio-engineer small intestine segments. The team implanted these inside rats and found they were capable of delivering nutrients to the bloodstream. This breakthrough, reported in Nature Communications, could help many patients struggling with serious gastrointestinal diseases where part of the small intestine has to…

Postmenopausal Women Are Avoiding Sex Due To The Fear Of Pain

Postmenopausal Women Are Avoiding Sex Due To The Fear Of Pain

Many of us enjoy having sex, which isn’t a surprise. However, for women, it can become less appealing as they get older. It’s been said that as women age their sex drive starts to decline, but this isn’t necessarily because they’re not interested in making love with their partner. Instead, new research shows it might be because of the…

Salad Dressing May Not Be As Unhealthy As Everyone Thinks

Salad Dressing May Not Be As Unhealthy As Everyone Thinks

Once again, everything you know about food and nutrition is false. Not only are you wasting the best bits of your avocados, and being tricked by mischievous coconut oil, but you’re also eating salad incorrectly. According to a new study led by researchers at Iowa State University, if you’ve been munching on some salad without…

Schizophrenia Risk Is 78 Percent Down To Genetic Factors

Schizophrenia Risk Is 78 Percent Down To Genetic Factors

Schizophrenia, a type of psychosis, is something that can be as debilitating as it’s poorly understood. At present, it’s uncertain how much of it is down to genetics, and how much is down to environmental factors. A new study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, has now claimed that nearly 80 percent of the risk…

Autopsies Show Japanese People Have Pretty Unusual Kidneys

Autopsies Show Japanese People Have Pretty Unusual Kidneys

Japanese people are some of the healthiest people on the planet. Their life expectancy is sky high, they eat well, they’ve got an awesome healthcare system, and they enjoy (relatively) healthy lifestyles. Despite this, scientists have been puzzled by the fact that one in eight people in Japan have chronic kidney disease (CKD), the second…

Japanese Scientists Have Grown Disease-Fighting Drugs In Chicken Eggs

Japanese Scientists Have Grown Disease-Fighting Drugs In Chicken Eggs

Researchers in Japan have managed to genetically engineer hens so that their eggs contain cancer-fighting substances – all in a bid to substantially lower the cost of treatment. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the protein that’s found in these miracle eggs is interferon-beta, something that’s produced by mammalian cells (beta-1a) and by modified E. coli bacteria…

According To A New Study, These Are The 10 Most Overused And Unnecessary Medical Treatments

According To A New Study, These Are The 10 Most Overused And Unnecessary Medical Treatments

A new study by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has sought to find the most unnecessary and overused medical treatments used in 2016 in the US. Their findings were recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers studied over 2,252 articles, more than half of which specifically addressed medical overuse. The purpose…

This Is What Happens If You Overdose On Psychedelic Drugs

This Is What Happens If You Overdose On Psychedelic Drugs

A most spectacular feat of narcotic nincompoopery was achieved on July 29, 1972, when eight guests at a San Francisco dinner party mistook powdered LSD for cocaine and snorted the equivalent of several thousand doses of acid. Fifteen minutes later, while receiving emergency treatment, five were in a coma and three were breathing through a…

CDC Now Officially Agrees That People With HIV CANNOT Sexually Transmit The Virus If Their Viral Load Is Undetectable

CDC Now Officially Agrees That People With HIV CANNOT Sexually Transmit The Virus If Their Viral Load Is Undetectable

Clinical trials over the years have shown that HIV-positive people on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit the virus to an HIV-negative person. This important result was announced unequivocally in July at the Ninth International Aids Society Conference and it is now the official policy of the Centers for Disease Control and…

CDC Agrees With Studies Showing That People On HIV Medication Cannot Transmit Virus

CDC Agrees With Studies Showing That People On HIV Medication Cannot Transmit Virus

Clinical trials over the years have shown that HIV-positive people on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit the virus to an HIV-negative person. This important result was announced unequivocally in July at the Ninth International Aids Society Conference and it is now the official policy of the Centers for Disease Control and…