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Caffeine lowers death risk from kidney disease

September 20, 2018
Caffeine lowers death risk from kidney disease

Consuming greater amounts of caffeine, including soft drinks, tea, and coffee, may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease, according to a study. The research, which was published in the journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, attempted to associate the coffee consumption and mortality of those with the disease, matching previous research [...]

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More rollercoasters, less kidney stones

September 20, 2018
More rollercoasters, less kidney stones

Research concluding the advantages of rollercoasters on kidney stones has won the Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine. Professor David Wartinger at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine began the research after one of his patients returned from a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida.The patient reported that one of his kidney stones became [...]

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How owls could help scientists understand ADHD

September 17, 2018
How owls could help scientists understand ADHD

A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is studying barn owls in an attempt to understand the brain circuits that control attention. While owls are highly focused predatory birds, most people with ADHD are not. The team’s major goal is to figure out what goes wrong in the brains of people with attention problems, [...]

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Going green: A vegetarian diet to save water

September 13, 2018
Going green: A vegetarian diet to save water

According to a new study, becoming vegetarian has a huge impact on water savings.By cutting down on meat an individual can save about 10%, and up 55% by getting on an altogether healthier diet. Shifting to a healthy diet is a “win-win situation”, say researchers.Citizens will be healthier and their food can be produced using [...]

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Soaring growth of cancer around the world

September 13, 2018
Soaring growth of cancer around the world

As countries become wealthier, cancer diagnosis’ are becoming more related to lifestyle than to poverty. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides regular reports of the extent of cancer around the world, looking closely at 36 different cancers in 185 countries. The study anticipates that 18.1 million new cases of cancer and 9.6 [...]

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New sensor examines tears for signs of eye damage

September 5, 2018
New sensor examines tears for signs of eye damage

According to the researchers, this new rapid-sensing device can detect a key marker of eye injury in minutes, which is crucial for eye trauma. Eye injuries are pretty common and their treatment, if not done in time, can cause grave injuries and situations like blindness in some cases. However, a team of researchers from the [...]

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Zika virus reveals possible causes of brain pathology

September 5, 2018
Zika virus reveals possible causes of brain pathology

In healthy individuals, the Zika virus causes flu-like symptoms. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, the unborn child can suffer from severe brain abnormalities as a result of mechanisms that have not yet been explained. A study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPI-B) shows that Zika [...]

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Antioxidants reduces risk for stroke

September 4, 2018
Antioxidants reduces risk for stroke

Doctors have long known that in the months after a heart attack or stroke, patients are more likely to have another attack or stroke. Now, a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology explains what happens inside blood vessels to increase risk—and suggests a new way to treat it. Heart attacks in [...]

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Reduce the time between breakfast and dinner if you want to lose weight

September 3, 2018
Reduce the time between breakfast and dinner if you want to lose weight

A new study says if you reduce the time between your breakfast and dinner, which means have dinner at least half an hour early it can limit calorie intake and burn more fat. It is usually believed that if you have to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories and exercise more. However, scientists [...]

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Women should not sleep straight during pregnancy

September 3, 2018
Women should not sleep straight during pregnancy

Now, even a study done by researchers at University of South Australia confirmed that sleeping on your back during pregnancy can increase chances of stillbirth. Till now we had cautioned mothers from sleeping in the supine position during pregnancy, which means lying on the back with face and torso up. Now even a study has [...]

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