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Inhibiting skeletal muscle enzyme could boost exercise performance, fat burning capacity

August 17, 2020

Most cells in the body prefer burning sugar as an energy source but can draw on other energy sources, including fats, as needed. Exercise leverages this type of function in cells. Experiments by Harvard Medical University (HMS), US, scientists have recently found that mice engineered to lack a certain enzyme showed significant increases in exercise […]

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Newly-found hair regrowth molecule could be faster treatment for baldness

August 3, 2020

There have been many leads looking into regrowing hair with the latest being the finding of a special molecule by North Carolina State University (NCSU) researchers that appears to regulate hair regeneration. The molecule could be a new drug target for a shortcut treatment for baldness, which doesn’t involve growing and transplanting new cells in […]

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Academic performance of schoolchildren improves with regular physical activity

July 20, 2020

A recent study led by Japanese professors at the University of Tsukuba and Kobe University suggests that physical activity is linked to better cognitive ability in school-age children. “Previous studies looked at the issue (physical activity/cognition) too broadly – when we broke down the data, we were able to see that physical activity helps children […]

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Some new habits from staying at home to avoid coronavirus optimal for putting on weight

July 9, 2020

The “quarantine weight gain” thanks to the coronavirus-induced sedentary lifestyle and convenient food deliveries is a growing concern for many people. According to Dr. Shim Kyung-won, a family physician at Ewha Women’s University Medical Center, South Korea, revealed that a sudden increase in body weight is very likely to cause health problems such as high […]

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Children develop unique cognitive offloading strategy to simplify thinking

June 30, 2020

Children as young as 4 years old tend to use various cognitive aids – including notepads and apps – to simplify tasks as necessary, according to a recent study from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. This process is known as “cognitive offloading” – the harder a task is, the more likely an […]

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US study finds living environment, socioeconomic status greatly impact longevity

June 23, 2020

A living environment that supports healthy aging is more likely to influence longevity rather than good genes. According to a new study conducted at Washington State University’s (WSU) Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washingtonians who live in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be able to live to their 100th birthday, as will those located […]

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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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