Posts in "Health"

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

David Sinclair has been reverse-engineering the aging process for two decades. As the co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, Sinclair and his colleagues have identified several key enzymes and interactions inside cells that cause them to “lose their identity” over time, making our bodies more susceptible to diseases like cancer, heart disease, and dementia.


In the dirt with Ron Finley, the Gangsta Gardener

Ron Finley is standing in the deep end of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The pool is empty, has been empty for years, the water long ago replaced by an elaborate garden. The garden overflows the geometry of the pool, growing up the sides, in and out of buckets and boxes and pails, around brightly painted artwork and a mural painted by one of Finley’s three grown sons, two of whom are artists.


Good Samaritan returns prosthetic leg lost by Army amputee while surfing in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH Jake Hammit had to make a decision: hold onto his surfboard or let go of his prosthetic leg.
The surfboard could do more damage, plowing into a group of people wading in shallow waters on the inside near the sand, he figured. The prosthetic leg, however, was replaceable.

Gay sauna fights HIV in Britain with first-of-its-kind test vending machine

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An innovative vending machine for HIV tests being piloted in Britain aims to help in the fight to end the epidemic by encouraging more people to find out whether they have contracted the virus as a first step to seek treatment, a doctor said.

102 Year Old Skydiver Jumps For Charity

Oldest skydiver World Record Skydive - Irene O'Shea - SA Skydiving
“It was very clear up there and the weather was good, but it was very cold up there.”
“Irene became the oldest skydiver in the world at 102 years, 194 days,” SA Skydiving, the company that coordinated her jump, wrote on YouTube, “raising awareness and money for MND South Australia to help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.”