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Regular Exercise And Active Life-Style Haults Aging

Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King's College London have found that staying active keeps the body young and healthy. The researchers assessed the health of older adults who had exercised most of their adult lives to see if this could slow down aging.

New Treatment For Allergic Contact Dermatitis

The research found to promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects. They developed a mixture of antioxidants and moisturizers, combined with radical free radical scavengers and inhibitors, which suppressed an inflammatory response to the irritant. The study was published in Dermatology and Therapy.

Many Cancer Survivors Have More Social Connections than Peers

Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer often have stronger social networks than their non-cancer peers, according to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers, who hope to translate that support into better lives for the nation's growing population of cancer survivors. The findings appear online in the journal Cancer.

Blood Stored Longer May be Unsafe to the Patients

In a collaborative study using a mouse model, researchers have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia. This may reveal new approaches to improve the safety of stored red blood cell transfusions. The key player is free heme, a breakdown product from degraded red blood cells.