For the last couple months I got to travel a bit and happened to experience the two extremes of the weather on two different continents. It might be, that as we get a little older, we recall memories of the weather with slightly rose-tinted specs. Often you hear people talk about how they remember the weather being so much warmer or calmer, more sunny and benign. But there could also be an element of truth here.
Desperate for help, many obese people are piling on the pounds and putting their health at greater risk in order to qualify for weight loss surgery with their health insurance companies.
Many people suffer from cold feet, but why do some suffer more than others? In a new study, scientists led by Selvi C. Jeyaraj of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have identified a biological mechanism that may be responsible for icy extremities: an interaction between a series of molecules and receptors on smooth muscle cells that line the skin’s tiny blood vessels.
The findings has been published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.