How living things get to be what they are is a question that has occupied philosophers and scientists for a very long time. In the past two or three hundred years, the focus has been on what Gregor Mendel has called units of heredity, or the physical elements that are transmitted from parents to offspring. These are now called genes, and have become an integral part of the conversation about human beings and their health.
About 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence. Most are women. Medications can cause concerning side effects. Now researchers find yoga classes can reduce episodes of incontinence by 70%.