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Nordic research exposes sad bullying outcomes

May 23, 2019

Bullying has long been associated with an increased risk of chronic physical and mental health complaints, but past research has not yet clearly tied painkiller use to bullying. On a grim note, a new study shows that bullied Icelandic youth were more than seven times as likely to take painkillers to alleviate discomfort. A team […]

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Charcoal toothpaste may promote tooth decay

May 23, 2019

Charcoal “whitening” is the latest fad over social media -a myriad of charcoal toothpastes/tooth powders are available, their packaging misleading in terms of “eco-friendly” or “antimicrobial” properties, as there is no scientific proof to back these claims. While limited research data pits the safety and effectiveness of charcoal toothpaste against alternatives, small studies have found […]

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Young adults have higher bowel cancer rates, study finds

May 20, 2019

Colorectal cancer is common amongst the aged and seems to be an affliction for young adults as well – European studies highlight a sharp rise in 20 to 29-year-olds in the past two decades, probably because of poor diet and/or obesity. Researchers from the Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, reported an […]

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BPD is better defined, understood as a reaction to trauma

May 10, 2019

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a frequently misunderstood condition affecting millions globally. People with this condition are vulnerable, impulsive, and highly susceptible to criticism – ultimately being denied access to timely, quality care. BPD is characterised by emotional dysregulation, poor self-esteem, difficulty forming relationships, and repeated self-harming behaviours- around 75% of BPD patients attempt suicide […]

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Restaurant staff unaware of food allergies; says European study

May 6, 2019

Food allergies are commonplace – more than 10% of Europeans are reported to have a food allergy. The problem is easily identified and addressed at home, but when dining out, restaurant staff have been observed to show low levels of food allergy knowledge and negatively approach serving customers with food allergies. This was apparent in […]

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Too much of the wrong protein could reduce lifespan

May 3, 2019

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of essential amino acids most commonly found in protein-rich foods such as soy, eggs, dairy, chicken, and red meat. Muscle-building fitness proteins typically contain high levels of BCAA and are much consumed, but have lesser-known side effects. New research led by Professor Stephen Simpson and Dr. Samantha Solon-Biet […]

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Women: Don’t hide your snoring!

May 2, 2019

Women are vulnerable to snoring as often and as loudly as men. Snoring is sometimes distressing and can be a symptom of sleep apnoea, which underlies other serious conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Women tend to under report their snoring habits and underestimate the loudness of their snoring, but a […]

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Australian researchers discover new antidote to deadly box jellyfish venom

May 2, 2019

The Australian box jellyfish is the world’s most venomous sea creature, with numerous tentacles that can grow up to 10 feet. They populate the coastal waters in the north and west of Australia, particularly during the October-May “stinger season” – a box jellyfish has enough venom to kill over 60 humans. In a molecular dissection […]

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Young girls more likely to be affected by gaming than boys

April 30, 2019

There is potential for gaming to negatively impact a child’s social development regardless of gender. Boys tend to spend more time gaming overall, mostly in groups while girls were more apt to game for lesser periods, alone. Researchers have recently discovered that young girls are more prone to social shortcomings after observing this marked difference […]

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Research advocates personalised, precision medicine to fight cancer

April 29, 2019

In a new treatment course for cancer, personalised, combination therapies were found to improve outcomes in patients with therapy-resistant tumours. Patients treated by University of California San Diego (UCSD) researchers were considered highly matched when more than 50% of their tumour mutations matched to drugs – at least 50% were then more responsive to treatment. […]

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