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How much coffee is too much for the heart?

May 17, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?” So wrote the Victorian writer Anthony Trollope in his 1855 novel The Warden. Whatever it is that draws people to coffee — be […]


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Processed foods lead to weight gain, but it’s about more than calories

May 17, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

There are plenty of studies in mice linking processed foods to problems such as obesity and intestinal inflammation. But mice are not people, as critics of such studies are quick to point out. In humans, researchers have reported associations between […]


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Study: Older adults who regularly play word and number puzzles have sharper brains

May 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date. The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their […]


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Researchers use cutting-edge technology to read the dark heart of chromosomes

May 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Although the genomes of thousands of plant and animal species have been sequenced, for most of these genomes a significant portion is missing — the highly repetitive DNA. In the midst of these mysterious genome compartments are the centromeres—essential chromosomal […]


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Study suggests avocados suppress hunger, but can we trust the research?

May 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The avocado is widely hailed as a superfood. With its creamy green flesh, it adorns dishes of all varieties and features in breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The fruit contains a rare combination of healthful fats and fiber and is associated […]


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Breakfast cereals: ‘Almost zero correlation’ between health claims and nutritional content

May 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The nutritional facts and ingredients that appear on a product’s packaging aim to reveal what consumers want to know about a food. A consumer might choose to look at a product’s calorie, fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamin, or mineral content. Those […]


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Where antibiotics fail, ‘bacteria-eating’ viruses may prevail

May 9, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The recent publication of several scientific reports suggesting that many bacterial strands are developing resistance to antibiotics points to the emergence of a global crisis. As more and more dangerous bacteria become unresponsive to strong antibiotics, researchers have started looking […]


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Researchers identify genetic component involved in development of familial sarcoidosis

May 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Working with their colleagues from the University of Lyon, researchers from MedUni Vienna’s Center for Pathobiochemistry and Genetics have discovered mutations in genes that regulate the metabolic sensor mTOR in patients with familial sarcoidosis. The results of this new study […]


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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

May 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live with one form of diabetes, which makes this one of the most common health conditions that doctors diagnose. People with diabetes tend to have a higher risk of developing certain additional […]


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Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children

May 7, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study was carried out in Spain and included over 2,200 mother and child pairs enrolled in cohorts belonging to the INMA Project located in Asturias, Guipuzcoa, Sabadell and Valencia. Information on maternal nut intake was obtained from questionnaires on […]


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Alternative treatment for epileptic seizures in children identified

May 7, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Every day in the UK, 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy, affecting over 600,000 people. Many people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will experience memory and other cognitive problems. The cause of these problems is unknown. It has an […]


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New dataset will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images

May 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists say a new dataset of unprecedented size — comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images — will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University […]


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How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

May 6, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Although science has made a great deal of headway in the treatment of cancer, there is still a long way to go. Some researchers, investigating new and innovative treatments, are casting their nets wide. One such group includes scientists from […]


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Using coal as a potent antioxidant

May 6, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Traumatic events, such as brain injuries, strokes, and heart attacks affect millions of people each year and can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists stroke as the world’s second biggest killer. All of these conditions involve oxidative stress, […]


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Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart

May 3, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room,” said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim, of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. “Our study in non-smokers shows that the risk of high blood […]