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Uganda struggling to contain outbreak of untreatable Ebola strain

October 21, 2022
Uganda struggling to contain outbreak of untreatable Ebola strain

A strain of the Ebola virus – for which there is no treatment – has been infecting people in the East African country of Uganda, with as many as 63 cases of infection and 29 deaths reported. The cases represent […]

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Eating late increases hunger and decreases calories burned

October 11, 2022
Eating late increases hunger and decreases calories burned

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) found that late eating increases our appetite and obesity risk, and also affects our energy expenditure and molecular pathways in adipose tissue (fat). Studies have highlighted the simultaneous effects of late eating on […]

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Coping with mental health in the workplace

October 11, 2022

Recently, consulting firm McKinsey found that up to a third of employees in Asia are burnt out. Jim Falteisek, Senior Vice President, 3M Asia Corporate Affairs and Managing Director of 3M Korea, addresses how we can normalize speaking up about […]

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Researchers develop home treatment gel for gum disease

September 21, 2022

Periodontitis is an inflammatory gum disease characterised by persistent inflammation, an imbalance of bacteria in the mouth, and destruction of the bones and structures that support the teeth – untreated, gum disease can lead to painful and bleeding gums, difficulty […]

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Digital mask to safeguard sensitive info in patient facial images

September 19, 2022

A patient’s facial image data – while extremely useful when it comes to identifying and diagnosing disease – is susceptible to data breaches and is not easily anonymised for medical recordkeeping. A joint team of researchers from the University of […]

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Lung cells become cancerous when exposed to airborne pollutants

September 15, 2022
Lung cells become cancerous when exposed to airborne pollutants

A new mechanism has been identified through which very small pollutant particles in the air may trigger lung cancer development in people who have never smoked, according to the ESMO Congress 2022 reports from the European Society for Medical Oncology […]

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A solution to ESKD via a kidney transplant

September 15, 2022

Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) are unable to remove waste products and excess liquid from the body due to poorly-functioning kidneys. While dialysis, whether it be haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, is prescribed to perform this duty artificially, a more […]

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Nutritionally-enhanced purple tomato available in 2023

September 14, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to let home growers purchase and plant seeds of the anthocyanin-rich purple tomato, a variety that has been genetically enhanced to increase its nutritional value. These purple tomatoes were developed by […]

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Sugar substitutes found to change blood sugar levels

August 24, 2022

Contrary to popular belief, non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame and stevia can affect the human body – by altering blood glucose levels as well as glucose tolerance. Non-nutritive sweeteners can provide a touch of sweetness but without the calories and […]

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Rotator cuff tears repaired with experimental treatment

August 15, 2022

Researchers from the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Medicine are working on a potential breakthrough treatment for shoulder injuries, one that employs an unusual technique. Shoulder injuries are often caused by tears to the tendons of a niche group […]

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