It’s well-known that women live longer than men’in Canada, the average life expectancy for a woman is 83; for a man, it’s 79. Researchers have discovered one possible reason: Women’s immune systems age more slowly than men’s. Japanese researchers studied 162 healthy male and 194 healthy female volunteers, ranging in age from 20 to 90 years old. They analyzed the participants’ blood, and found that T cells and B cells declined at a slower rate in women than men. The T cells play a central role in immune-system function, while our B cells produce antibodies. The study was published in a 2013 issue of the journal Immunity & Ageing.
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Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), may have more side effects than previously thought. A new study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that people who regularly took acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin is one brand name) for 15 years were more likely to develop age-related blindness. ‘Regular use is associated with increased risk of incident neovascular AMD, […]
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This is cervical cancer awareness week (Oct. 24 to 30) and I talked with Dr. Marla Shapiro, who is working to raise awareness about the "Forgotten Cancer". What I learned: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women age 20 to 44, after breast cancer. It’s caused by the HPV virus and it’s […]
It’s now common knowledge that lifestyle factors’lack of exercise, smoking and obesity among them ‘ can increase your risk of some cancers, diabetes and other diseases. But a provocative article in this week’s New York Times Magazine has me thinking about a new risk factor’sugar. Not that any of us, I’m sure, have ever thought […]
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