Looking to Bats for Clues to Longevity

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New insights into what gives one bat species a long life span could offer clues to helping people live longer, scientists say. European researchers analyzed DNA from about 500 wild bats from four species. Their focus was on telomeres, the protective structures on the end of chromosomes. In…

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Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Herpes infection rates are dropping among young Americans, and safer sex practices may be one reason why. Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in 1999-2000, a new government report found. The same promising trend was seen with…

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