Smokers With Heart Disease Could Gain Five Healthy Years of Life by Quitting

Quit Smoking Cigarettes Concept

Quitting smoking adds the same number of heart disease-free years to life as three preventive medications combined, according to new research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).[1] “The benefits of smoking cessation are even greater than we realized,” said study author Dr. Tinka Van Trier … Read more

New Tests Evaluate Mission Readiness of Astronauts Upon Landing on a Moon or Planetary Surface

NASA Artemis Extravehicular Activity Training Group

A volunteer from NASA’s Artemis Extravehicular Activity training group moves a 30-pound object through a boulder field while in a spacesuit connected to NASA’s Active Response Gravity Offload System, or ARGOS. He is conducting a trial run through an obstacle course while ARGOS lifts him and the suit in a way that simulates gravity similar … Read more

Private Ax-1 Astronauts Prep for Departure From Space Station As Crew-4 Mission Nears Launch

First Private Astronaut Mission to Space Station Launches Today – How To Watch Live

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft approaches the International Space Station for docking in this illustration. Credit: NASA/SpaceX On Tuesday morning, NASA Commander Tom Marshburn and his six Expedition 67 flight engineers held a farewell ceremony for the four-member Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) crew. Four SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida … Read more

Evidence of Water Near Europa’s Surface

Evidence of Water Near Europa’s Surface

This artist’s conception shows how double ridges on the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may form over shallow, refreezing water pockets within the ice shell. This mechanism is based on the study of an analogous double ridge feature found on Earth’s Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Justice Blaine Wainwright Explanation for the formation of abundant … Read more

Vegan Diets for Dogs May Be Linked With Better Health Over Raw or Conventional Meat Diets

Two Healthy Dogs

Nutritionally sound vegan diets for dogs may be linked with better health, and could be less hazardous, than meat-based diets. Survey findings may support nutritionally complete vegan dog diets over raw or conventional meat diets. A survey study of the guardians of more than 2,500 dogs explored the relationship between dog diet and health outcomes. … Read more

Surprising Changes in Neptune’s Temperatures Detected by Astronomers

Thermal Images of Neptune

Over a 17-year period, an international team of astronomers monitored Neptune’s atmospheric temperatures. They discovered that Neptune’s global temperatures dropped unexpectedly, followed by a dramatic warming at its south pole. Credit: ESO/M. Roman Using ground-based telescopes, including the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), an international team of astronomers track Neptune’s atmospheric temperatures … Read more

Noninvasive Sound Technology Breaks Down Tumors, Kills Cancer Cells, and Spurs the Immune System

Noninvasive Sound Technology Breaks Down Tumors, Kills Cancer Cells, and Spurs the Immune System

The 700kHz, 260-element histotripsy ultrasound array transducer used in Prof. Xu’s lab. Credit: Photo by Marcin Szczepanski/Lead Multimedia Storyteller, Michigan Engineering Tumors Partially Destroyed With Sound Don’t Come Back A new technique pioneered in rats at the University of Michigan could improve outcomes for cancer and neurological conditions. Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University … Read more

Popular Snack or Marijuana Edible? Study Finds Some Cannabis Products Look Like Common Snack Foods

Copycat Cannabis Edibles

“Copycat” edibles look remarkably similar to popular snack foods. Credit: Ompad/NYU Copycat edibles increase risk for accidental ingestion by children, include high THC content. Some cannabis edibles look remarkably similar to popular snack foods and may easily be confused for them, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health … Read more

16/8 Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner’s Guide

Intermittent Fasting Concept

Although it isn’t a silver bullet, research has shown health benefits from intermittent fasting, including weight loss, reduced inflammation, and improved immune system. Are you looking to start 16/8 intermittent fasting? This beginner’s guide will give you all the information you need to get started. This post will discuss what a 16/8 intermittent fast is, … Read more