Can Fido Fetch the Fountain of Youth?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Humanity’s search for a fountain of youth stretches back centuries, but modern scientists hope new research in dogs might be barking up the right tree. The Dog Aging Project is looking at a drug known as rapamycin, which is already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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America's Fittest City: Arlington, Va.

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Arlington, Va. is the “most fit city in America.” So says the American College of Sports Medicine. Among the nation’s 100 largest cities, Arlington had the lowest smoking rate and highest reports of very good or excellent health, the sports medicine group said. The city received an overall…

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What Makes Up the American Gut?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health. These are the latest findings from The American Gut, part of an ongoing global project that has analyzed the bacterial makeup of the digestive…

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'Superbug' Surfaces at Poultry Farm in China

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — E. coli that’s resistant to a “last-resort” antibiotic has been discovered on a commercial poultry farm in China, researchers report. Specifically, the strain found on the farm carried genes resistant to the antibiotic colistin, which is used against certain bacteria. The study was published May 14 in the…

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