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S.Africa's DIY battle against HIV

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An apple a day really does work: The flavonoid-rich fruit improves cardiovascular health, decreases risk of disease

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(Natural News) Apples once again show that they can keep the doctor away. A study has found that the flavonoid-rich fruit enhances cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of disease by improving endothelial function. Just eat it with its skin for more benefits. Past studies have shown that the...

Hibiscus extracts can be used to provide natural food coloring WITH health benefits

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(Natural News) Extracts from hibiscus calyces could be used as a natural food coloring, which can provide health benefits at the same time, according to a study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. The study, written by Aly R. Abdel-Moemin from Helwan University in Egypt,...

Good for body and mind: Women who go for a walk at least twice a week reduce their risk of heart failure by 20 percent

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(Natural News) According to a recent study, “[walking] for at least 40 minutes several times per week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25-percent drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women.” Dr. Somwail Rasla, a cardiologist at Saint Vincent Hospital, ex...

Tai Chi found to significantly improve knee movement and flexibility in osteoarthritis patients

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(Natural News) The day is sunny and bright. You’re looking forward to a fun weekend at the park with your family. The picnic basket is prepared, and so are the children’s toys and favorite things. But your knee suddenly hurts, and you could hardly walk. A few minutes later, it’s swelling a...

Using nutrition to manage different stages of Alzheimer’s disease

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(Natural News) The occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease has grown significantly over the years. It now makes up a significant 50 to 70 percent of dementia syndromes. The disease, described as a continuous neurodegenerative disease that occurs in three stages – mild, moderate and severe – has b...

Nutritional supplementation may provide neuroprotective effects against brain trauma

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(Natural News) Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may potentially benefit from the use of nutritional supplementation, according to a study from Texas Christian University. In the study, the researchers talked about how specific nutrients and nutraceuticals can affect a wider number p...

Drug reduces inflammation in stroke patients

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Promising drug may stop cancer-causing gene in its tracks

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Michigan State University scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing.
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Metabolic profiling may determine aggressiveness, prognosis of prostate cancer

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In laboratory, scientist turns off chemo pain

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Researchers describe their success in an animal model in turning off the excruciating pain that often accompanies a colorectal cancer drug.
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Portable device detects severe stroke in seconds with 92 percent accuracy

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Clinical investigators describe a new visor-like device that detects emergent large-vessel occlusion with 92 percent accuracy. In such cases, emergency medical personnel transfer patients directly to a comprehensive stroke center, routing around less-equipped hospitals and saving valuable time in...
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Three critically ill children helped by speedy genome sequencing

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Genetic factors for most common disease in the first year of life are identified

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Mitochondrial disease patients face difficult road to diagnosis

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A new study documents the prolonged and difficult path patients face before they are diagnosed with mitochondrial diseases, a group of rare, debilitating genetic disorders. The study was led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center; findings appear in the journal Neurology: Gen...
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Antibody removes Alzheimer's plaques, in mice

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Years before people start showing characteristic symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, sticky plaques begin forming in their brains, damaging nearby cells. For decades, doctors have sought ways to clear out these plaques as a way to prevent or treat the disease.
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Hospitals 'failing' on genetic bowel cancer test

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A charity says that more than 80% are failing to test for the genetic condition Lync...

Even quick bursts of exercise can cut your death risk

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Buying Viagra: What you should know

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Men can now buy impotence pills without a prescription at some UK pharmacies. What are the risks?

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

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Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics in humans soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015, fueled by dramatic increases in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academ...
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Combination breast cancer therapy targets tumor cells and the blood vessels that feed them

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Each day, normal human cell tissues express a protein known as p53 that wages war against potential malignancies. However, between 30 and 40 percent of human breast cancers express a defective (mutant) form of p53 that helps cancer cells proliferate and grow. Now, researchers at the University of...
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Known risk factors largely explain links between loneliness and first time heart disease / stroke

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Conventional risk factors largely explain the links observed between loneliness/social isolation and first time heart disease/stroke, finds the largest study of its kind published online in the journal Heart.

Climate policy, carbon emissions from permafrost

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Controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades could substantially reduce the consequences of carbon releases from thawing permafrost during the next 300 years, according to a new article.
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1 in 3 young adults say they’ve ridden with an impaired driver

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One-third of young adults aged 19 and 20 report riding in a motor vehicle with an impaired driver at the wheel at least once in the past year, a new study reports. Marijuana use, not alcohol, was more likely to be the cause of the impairment. Researchers used data from the NEXT Generation Healt...

Mutation promts lung tumor cells to morph into gut cells

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Who becomes a hero? It is more than just a personality trait

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We tend to think of heroes in terms of a psychological profile: brave, altruistic, strong. But a new study suggests that for at least one kind of heroism, it takes a village to save a life.

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero

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The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the fetus to grow and explore, and of course connect to its mother. New evidence from in-utero fetal brain scans shows, for the f...

Looking deeper into brain function

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As neuroscience enters the era of big data bases, a new approach could offer a deeper and more systematic understanding of brain function, scientists argue.

A simple method developed for 3-D bio-fabrication based on bacterial cellulose

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Bacterial cellulose can be used in food, cosmetics and biomedical applications, such as implants and artificial organs.

Intricacies of the pursuit of higher self-control

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Self-control is a central human capacity associated with a wide range of personal and societal advantages. In view of its benefits, increasing self-control among children and adults has been advocated as a remedy to many of society's ailments, from childhood obesity to adulthood criminal behavior...

Improve your information security by giving employees more options

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A recent study suggests information security managers and supervisors could have gre...

Ultrathin endoscope captures neurons firing deep in the brain

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Researchers have developed an endoscope as thin as a human hair that can image the activity of neurons in the brains of living mice, giving researchers access to areas that cannot be seen with microscopes or other types of endoscopes.

Opioid analgesics reduce use of antipsychotics in persons with Alzheimer's disease

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Initiating an opioid analgesic reduced the use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in persons with Alzheimer's disease, a recent study shows. These drugs are frequently prescribed to treat behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia, which can be worsened by other symptoms, such as pain.

Chance is a factor in the survival of species

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In a major study, biologists have studied the role of chance in whether a species survives or dies out locally. One possible consequence according to the researchers, is that although conservation initiatives can save endangered species, sometimes chance can override such efforts.

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not expected to shrink anytime soon

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New method speeds up development of medication

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Researchers have developed a novel method that speeds up the process of determining crystal structures of organic salts and significantly reduces the effort required to do so. As about 40 percent of all active pharmaceutical ingredients are salts, this new crystallographic method is set to greatl...

Blood lead levels of Flint children before and after water crisis

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Flint children's blood lead levels were nearly three times higher almost a decade before the year of the Flint water crisis, new research shows.

Four types of employees who are potential insider threats

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Academics have identified four types of employees who can become a threat to their companies – and explained the reasons why their workplace behavior declines.

Investigating the enigmatic link between periodontal inflammation and retinal degeneration

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Many clinical studies link Chronic Periodontitis (CP) to various systemic disorders and lately age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in elderly, is found to be associated with periodontal disease. The keystone oral-pathobiont and one of the major caus...

Study finds hospital quality report cards and readmission penalties may not tell whole story

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Over the past several years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have...

Hoverboard injuries speeding U.S. kids to the ER

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(HealthDay)—Hoverboards may look cool, flashy and fun, but they're less safe than you might think.