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Science Care News - March 2017
 
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How your body shape may influence your disease risk

(Fox News) - Could the shape of your body influence your risk of disease? Many doctors think so, and a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that those with a genetic predisposition toward one particular body type actually had a higher risk of conditions like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Read more...

 

Are Prebiotics the Stress Reliever You Never Heard Of?

(Reader’s Digest) - There are traditional methods for coping with stress, from relaxing in the tub to keeping a bullet journal, but according to the newest study, an effective way to bounce back from stress is to get your fill of foods rich in prebiotics.

While probiotics—those friendly gut bugs—are often lauded for their digestive benefits, prebiotics are less understood. WebMD defines prebiotics as “good carbohydrates that cannot be digested by the human body. They are food for probiotics, and their primary benefit along with probiotics is to help your body maintain a healthy digestive system.” Read more...

 

6 factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease

(Business Insider) - Alzheimer's disease affects nearly 5 million Americans, a number that's expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050.

In its mildest form, the neurodegenerative condition is characterized by symptoms including memory lapses, getting lost, repeating questions, and misplacing things — behaviors that generally get more severe over time. Read more...

 

New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

(ABC News) - Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who's really a good candidate to toss their specs? Read more...

 

Why Men Are Much Worse At Being Sick Than Women

(Time) - In the debate over which is the stronger sex, the so-called "man flu" inevitably comes up. It’s a popular theory that men get sicker—or at least act sicker—when they contract the virus, while women soldier on with work, childcare and life. Read more...

 

Diabetes Death Toll Is Bigger Than Expected

(US News & World Report) - People with diabetes have another critical reason to take care of their health: Diabetes is deadlier than previously believed.

New research offers evidence that 12 percent of deaths in the U.S. are caused by diabetes or its complications, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Read more...

 

 

Recent Medical Advancements  

Science Care Donor Contributions to the Medical Community

Every day, Science Care donors are making contributions towards the advancement of medicine. Here are a few recent contributions you might want to know about. 

Recent Projects:

The continuing education of practicing physicians and surgeons regarding total and partial knee replacement. Implant devices and instruments are designed to make the surgical technique simpler and more straightforward, improving accuracy and reproducibilty while reducing operating and patient recovery times. This surgical training is designed to improve surgeon effectiveness leading to improved treatments and outcomes for patients.

Surgical education demonstrating the reconstruction and support of soft nasal tissue and cartilage. The goal of this education is to produce better surgical outcomes for those suffering from sleep apnea, post nasal drip, and deviated septum.

The training of surgeons on minimally invasive cervical spine procedures. With minimally invasive techniques, patients incur less trauma and on average are discharged in half the time of traditional open techniques, thus improving the recovery time and outcomes.

 

See more projects here

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A Comparison Guide: Burial, Cremations and Donation

 

 

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