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A lightweight coffin and an aestheticised pill box feature in Anker Bak's exhibition about empathetic design for the elderly as part of this year's 3 Days of Design festival in Copenhagen. Read more
What would it look like to fall into a black hole? It’s a question basically everyone has pondered, and now NASA has finally given us a first-person view of the experience with scientifically-accurate visualizations produced by a supercomputer.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Black hole, Supermassive black hole, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Video, Physics, Astrophysics
Working-age US adults are dying at far higher rates than their peers from high-income countries, even surpassing death rates in Central and Eastern European countries, and midlife mortality rates in the UK are not great either. A new study has examined what's caused this rise in the death rates of these two cultural superpowers.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Deat
A new study has found that an extract derived from the Cannabis sativa plant can inhibit the growth of melanoma cells and trigger cell death. The next step is to develop a targeted delivery system before moving on to pre-clinical trials and investigating whether the extract can be used to treat other types of cancers.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cannabis,
No matter how important something is, too much of anything is bad for you. Scientists have now put that principle to work to kill cancer, with a new drug that causes calcium to build up and choke the tumor to death.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Drug, Drugs, Drug delivery, Tumor, Tumors, Infrared
New research has linked the death of a sibling early in life to a 17% increased risk of cardiovascular disease, with most being early-onset. The findings highlight the profound impact of bereavement on heart health and the need to provide extra support to grieving siblings to reduce the risk of future health issues.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Deaths, Children,
Moderna has announced the results of a Phase 2b trial investigating its mRNA treatment for skin cancer, and it continues a streak of promising news. When paired with an immunotherapy, the treatment significantly reduced the risks of recurrence, metastasis and death compared to existing treatments alone, paving the way for trials against other cancers.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags
Aging is a natural part of life. But does it have to be? Helping humans to live longer and healthier were two things that featured in research during 2023. Here are the top anti-aging stories that appeared on New Atlas throughout the year.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: anti-aging, Aging
A new study has found a strong association between Doctor Who episodes aired over the festive season – between Christmas and the New Year – and a reduction in mortality rates in the subsequent year. The finding suggests that watching a doctor who is caring could encourage health-seeking behavior.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Doctor Who, Deaths, Health, University of Birmingham

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