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Young blood an elixir that prevents illness, study reveals

Young blood an elixir that prevents illness, study reveals

Technology
Blood taken from a young person could be the key to maintaining long-lasting health in old age, scientists claim. Blood factors obtained from young beings can improve late-life health in animals, the study published in Nature journal revealed.It could also help reduce the chances of developing age-related diseases, the scientists at University College London (UCL) said.Dame Linda Partridge, a geneticist at UCL, said research shows that young blood could allow humans to live a life free of diseases such as cancer and heart disease right up until their deaths."I would say ageing is the emperor of all diseases," she told The Times."A lot of people regard ageing as 'natural' and that therefore you shouldn't interfere with nature. But we've always considered it an ethical impera...
Ex-world champion Cavendish to take indefinite break because of illness

Ex-world champion Cavendish to take indefinite break because of illness

Sports
Britain's Mark Cavendish is to take a period of total rest from cycling because of illness.His Dimension Data team said the 33-year-old would be taking an indefinite break "due to the presence of Epstein-Barr virus".Medical tests have shown the 2011 world road race champion has been unwittingly training with EBV - which causes glandular fever - over recent months. "This season I've not felt physically myself," Cavendish said."Despite showing good numbers on the bike I have felt that there's been something not right."I'm glad to now finally have some clarity as to why I haven't been able to perform at my optimum level during this time."Cavendish, whose 30 Tour de France stage wins put him seco...
Richard Bacon placed in medically-induced coma after mystery illness

Richard Bacon placed in medically-induced coma after mystery illness

Entertainment
Twitter RICHARD BACON: The Blue Peter presenter, here last week, is in a medically-induced coma The 42-year-old presenter, who was famously sacked from children's TV show Blue Peter after he was found with drugs, is in a medically induced coma.According to The Sun, Richard is fighting for his life after contracting a mystery illness, which caused him to be hospitalised last week.A source is quoted as telling the publication: "This is an extremely worrying time for everyone who loves him [Richard]."Doctors started treating him for pneumonia, but it soon became apparent that it wasn't working and his condition took a dramatic turn for the worse. "They had no choice but to put him into a medically-induc...
Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

Health
Men with low sperm counts are more likely to have a number of health issues that put them at increased risk of illness, new research suggests. A study of 5,177 men found those with low sperm counts were 20% more likely to have more body fat, higher blood pressure and more "bad" cholesterol.They were also much more likely to have low testosterone levels.The study's authors said it showed that men with low sperm counts should also be tested for other health problems. Sperm drop 'could make humans extinct'Male infertility treatment ‘insensitive’'Risk factors'Low sperm count and problems with sperm quality are factors in around one in three couples who are struggling to get pregnant. But for this new study scientists analysed men in infertile couples in Italy, to see whether semen quality is a
Investigators believe Las Vegas gunman had severe undiagnosed mental illness: Sources

Investigators believe Las Vegas gunman had severe undiagnosed mental illness: Sources

World
The picture that is emerging of Steven Paddock, who has been identified as the gunman in Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, is of a man that some law enforcement officials increasingly believe had severe mental illness that was likely undiagnosed, sources tell ABC News. The portrait, gleaned from interviews with hundreds of people interviewed over the past week, is that while Paddock might have been financially successful, he had real difficulty interacting with people. He is described as standoff-ish, disconnected, a man who had difficulty establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships. Paddock opened fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, killing 58 people and injuring 489 others before taking his own l...