For people looking to press pause on ageing, it hasn’t always been as easy as it is today. Throughout history people have used all sorts of outlandish anti-ageing skincare techniques – such as bathing in donkey’s milk as Cleopatra supposedly did, or applying mercury directly to the skin, as the Elizabethans did.
54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has through its non-profit initiative, the African Centre for Translational Genetics (ACTG), completed its first consortium-led publication on over 100,000 Nigerians as commissioned in 2020 at its launch. The Non-Communicable Diseases Genetic Heritage Study (NCD-GHS) consortium has published a paper in the esteemed journal, Nature Genetics, entitled “Promoting the Genomic Revolution in Africa through the Nigerian 100k Genome Project”. Continue reading
SeaWorld proudly supports National Dolphin Day today with more than five decades of rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation of dolphins as part of its commitment to protecting marine animals and their habitats worldwide. More than 68 sick, injured, and orphaned dolphins have been helped by SeaWorld in the last six years alone, the success of which is informed by the study of animals in its care. SeaWorld has experience in caring for seven distinct species of dolphin. Continue reading
If the pandemic has put a strain on your relationship, you might be thinking about going to couples therapy or taking a relationship course to help. After all, research shows that certain relationship education courses can help participants improve their communication skills and relationship quality – which may even prevent divorce. But our research found that whether such courses work for you partly comes down to your genes.
I have been a doctor for over 20 years, 12 of which were dedicated exclusively to the practice of sleep medicine. Over the years, I have seen an enormous increase in the use of melatonin by my patients and their families. Although melatonin has helped many of my patients, there are some concerns that I have that are worth sharing.
European medical cannabis leader Cantourage and Israeli medical cannabis producer Together Pharma (TASE: TGTR) have formed a partnership that will see the first Ugandan medical cannabis brought to Germany. From today, pharmacies and patients throughout Germany will have access to two of Together Pharma’s THC genetics: Glueberry OG® and Power Plant. Continue reading
AliveCor, the global leader in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, today announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG) recommending KardiaMobile as an option for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) for people with suspected paroxysmal AF, who present with symptoms such as palpitations and are referred for ambulatory ECG monitoring by a clinician. Continue reading