Health & Medicine http://wvtf.org en Studying the Teen Brain http://wvtf.org/post/studying-teen-brain <p>Even though every adult today was once a teenager, the teen brain remains a mystery to almost everyone.&nbsp; Especially when it comes to risk taking.&nbsp;&nbsp; What makes some teens daredevils and others, not-so-much?</p><p>That’s what psychologists at The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will be looking into in a new study that will last three years.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:13:41 +0000 Robbie Harris 24481 at http://wvtf.org Studying the Teen Brain Appalachian Medicinal Herb Growers http://wvtf.org/post/appalachian-medicinal-herb-growers <p></p><p>When people hear about the “Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine” in Floyd County, they sometimes look surprised and ask, “What’s that doing here? Not only is it serving a local clientele, it’s also working to create a network of farmers raising certified traditional Chinese herbs to supply a growing sector in health care.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:40:30 +0000 Robbie Harris 24122 at http://wvtf.org Appalachian Medicinal Herb Growers Chinese Herbs Growing in Virginia http://wvtf.org/post/chinese-herbs-growing-virginia <p>More Americans than ever before are turning to Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture to heal and prevent disease.&nbsp; Many states, including Virginia now license practitioners and regulate the industry.</p><p>As the sector grows, there is more demand for Chinese Medicinal herbs, an important aspect of the practice. A new project underway to grow Chinese medicinal herbs here is taking root in Floyd Virginia. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:07:56 +0000 Robbie Harris 24045 at http://wvtf.org Chinese Herbs Growing in Virginia Unlocking the Secrets of Aging http://wvtf.org/post/unlocking-secrets-aging <p></p><p>The signs of aging are clearly visible, hair turns gray, wrinkles appear. But scientists at Virginia Tech think they’ve found a new way to measure aging on the cellular level.&nbsp;</p><p>It could lead to new ways to diagnose and determine the causes of certain illnesses.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:54:39 +0000 Robbie Harris 23288 at http://wvtf.org Unlocking the Secrets of Aging Nicotine Not As Safe As Once Thought http://wvtf.org/post/nicotine-not-safe-once-thought <p>The recent trend toward e-cigarettes as a way to avoid the dangers of smoking may not be as safe as previously thought.&nbsp; Scientists at Virginia Tech now say nicotine; even in non-smoke-able forms can,&nbsp; cause cancer.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Robbie Harris 22832 at http://wvtf.org Nicotine Not As Safe As Once Thought