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Affected by air pollution? A Mediterranean diet may be the answer

May 25, 2018
Affected by air pollution? A Mediterranean diet may be the answer

Following a Mediterranean diet rich in antioxidants could minimize the harmful effects of air pollution on health. The diet, which consists of antioxidants from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry can greatly reduce the adverse effects of exposure to high levels of air pollution, say researchers. The study showed that people [...]

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Eggs eaten daily, may reduce heart disease risk

May 24, 2018
Eggs eaten daily, may reduce heart disease risk

Health specialists have constantly warned us that eating eggs elevates the levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a recent study says otherwise – eating an egg every day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. A team of researchers from China and the UK, who authored the study, claim that Chinese adults who [...]

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Broken your right arm? Exercise your left

May 21, 2018
Broken your right arm? Exercise your left

According to a fascinating new study, working out the muscles on one side of our bodies can keep the muscles on the other side strong and fit, even if we are immobile. The finding has implications for injury recovery and also emphasises how capable and confounding our bodies can be. Many of us – or a [...]

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Quiet rest allows us to retain details after learning

May 7, 2018
Quiet rest allows us to retain details after learning

We know that we need our sleep if we want to create new memories. However research shows that simply resting for only 10 minutes after learning something is enough for us to memorize it in fine details. There is a close connection between sleep and memory. Sleep “blocks” our brain’s mechanisms of forgetting, lowering the [...]

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Five factors that can affect one’s weight

May 2, 2018
Five factors that can affect one’s weight

Battling with obesity takes more than sheer will power. There are five possible factors that can have a direct effect on your weight according to research undertaken in the UK on Britons and presented in a documentary titled “The Truth About Obesity” on BBC News recently. Gut flora Tim Spector has been studying a pair [...]

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Scientists discover ways to teach computers how to analyse brain cells

April 27, 2018
Scientists discover ways to teach computers how to analyse brain cells

There used to be a time where scientists had to painstakingly stain brain cells and draw by hand what they saw in a microscope. Now, machines can do the work in analysing brain cells. According to a new study in Cell, it may be possible to teach machines how to pick out features in neurons [...]

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Mother’s depression affects children’s emotional and intellectual development

April 27, 2018
Mother’s depression affects children’s emotional and intellectual development

Depression in mothers are linked with their children’s development from infancy through adolescence, a new study says. Researchers studied 875 middle- or lower-class mothers in Chile and their healthy children over a 16-year period, evaluating participants roughly every four years. At any point during the study, about half of the mothers had symptoms of depression, [...]

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Excessive alcohol-consumption increases risk of PMS

April 25, 2018
Excessive alcohol-consumption increases risk of PMS

New research shows that women who consume alcohol excessively are at increased risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). “Together with other researchers, we believe that alcohol increases PMS risk by altering the level of hormones, such as gonadotropin, during the menstrual cycle,” Dr. Bahi Takkouche, the study’s senior author, said. Up to 40 % of women [...]

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Too much caffeine intake in pregnancy linked to overweight kids

April 25, 2018
Too much caffeine intake in pregnancy linked to overweight kids

A Norwegian study has found that pregnant women who consume lots of coffee and other caffeinated beverages may be more likely to have kids who are overweight than mothers who limit caffeine during pregnancy. Researchers examined data on caffeine intake for almost 51,000 mothers and weight gain for their babies during infancy. Compared with women [...]

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Scientists come up with genetically-altered antibodies that protect monkeys from HIV-like virus

April 25, 2018
Scientists come up with genetically-altered antibodies that protect monkeys from HIV-like virus

Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have come up with two genetically-modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like virus. After introducing genetic mutations into two potent HIV bNAbs, researchers prepared intravenous infusions of two bNAbs known as 3BNC117-LS and 10-1074-LS. Single infusions of each modified bNAb [...]

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