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Intraday hunger because of fasting may strengthen immune system against COVID-19 virus

May 11, 2020

A Turkish internal medicine and gastroenterologist specialist claimed that time-restricted eating practices such as fasting, strengthens the body’s immune system, and therefore facilitates the first line of defense against COVID-19. Specialist Dr. Yusuf Uzun said that hunger triggers autophagy or “protective cell care” in healthy people who do not have any additional diseases that preclude […]

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Using soil may form a wound-sealing plug that also prevents blood loss

April 30, 2020

A surprising new discovery by scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, suggests that sanitised soil could be used to halt bleeding – while regular dirt contains many microorganisms that may cause infections if applied to an open wound, sanitised soil could be easily procured and stored onsite in remote locations […]

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Safely managing coronavirus treatment –before emergency services – at home

April 27, 2020

Managing and overcoming the coronavirus pandemic has left little room for anything else in our lives – family members can easily fall ill as the virus is highly contagious. Although it is rare for an infected patient to remain at home, there are precautions to consider for those living in the same household as the […]

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Low-fat milk could help with slower aging, seen by telomere length

January 22, 2020

Different fat concentrations in your milk may affect aging, according toa team from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah, who discovered a link between low-fat milk and longer telomeres that could equate to several more years of life. Telomeres are the protective caps located at the tips of our DNA-containing chromosomes; the telomeres get shorter after […]

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Intermittent fasting diet backed by scientific evidence, says Johns Hopkins professor

January 3, 2020

The New Year brings about new and renewed commitment to personal health and fitness. Of the many diet options practiced today, intermittent fasting seems to offer much benefit, according to neuroscience professor Mark Mattson at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, US. Now, Mattson has been practicing intermittent fasting for 20 years and claims […]

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Early companionship with “man’s best friend” shown to lessen the risk of developing dementia

December 30, 2019

Early life exposure to pet cats and dogs have been said to alter the human immune system through various means, including pet-induced stress reduction. A study from US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine now suggests that being around a dog,in particular, in early age may lessen the chance of developing schizophrenia later on. Researchers were surprised to […]

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Why organic baby food and feeding?

December 17, 2019

Baby food options can be overwhelming when it comes to nutrition for children. There is a lot of advice floating around when it comes to what you should feed your baby. In the current dynamic, the biggest question is whether you should feed your child organic foods? Well, whenever you can, it’s better to opt […]

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Scientists use honey in surgical meshes to fight post-op infection

December 16, 2019

Honey has been touted as a healing agent due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties – most recently, an international team has incorporated honey into a surgical mesh coating that could help prevent post-operative infections. The electrospun nano-coating for surgical meshes –composed of alternating layers of negatively-charged honey and positively-charged biocompatible polymers – slowly releases […]

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Specific protein tag may help immune system fight disease

December 13, 2019

Cells need proteins to carry out various biological functions, usually tagged to determine/modify their cellular activity. Now, scientists from the University of Iowa, US, who studied proteins tagged ISG15, have developed a novel method to better understand the workings of the immune system. The research began with a small protein called ubiquitin, which was first […]

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Daily avocado intake reduces “bad” cholesterol, promotes eye health

November 27, 2019

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), US, have recently found that eating an avocado a day led to lower levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) – specifically small, dense LDL particles – and oxidised LDL in adults classed as overweight or obese. Highlights of the study showed that avocados were capable of reducing the number […]

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