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How Ginseng Works Against Flu

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More healthy effects of ginseng discovered. Not that long ago, I heard about ginseng in my Plants' Diversity class, but it was not give... Read More


New Explanation For Depression And Chronic Stress

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Researchers identified new mechanism responsible for brain dysfunctions. Major Depressive Disorder and chronic stress are both characte... Read More


Making An Injured Central Nervous System Grow Again

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New studies on axon regeneration give hope for treating damaged nerves. Unlike peripheral nervous system (PNS) axons, central nervous s... Read More


Africa vs Malaria: The Tables Are Turning

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Wide-ranging analysis shows a decreased transmission intensity in the last decade Malaria is a devastating and lethal tropical disease that... Read More


New Target To Treat Obesity And Age-Related Diseases

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Increasing fat metabolism and longevity FAT10 seems promising. Nomen omen, destiny in a name. So it seems for the gene that was called... Read More


Gene Editing As A Treatment for HIV

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Taking gene editing from the realm of science fiction to medical reality. The term  'gene editing' sounds like something out of a science ... Read More


Alternative Medicine Revealed as Possible IVF Improvement

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Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may improve chances of pregnancy. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a hot issue at ... Read More


Breakthrough Stem Cell Study Faces Retraction

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Alleged research misconduct leads to public uproar. Less than 2 months ago, a major scientific discovery was made in stem cell science. The... Read More


Deleting The ‘I’ From CIAP

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Researchers found possible causes of mysterious disabling disease. Many people throughout the world, including an estimated 5-8 million... Read More


Obesity, Coca-Colonization And Hunger

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Obesity has become an increasingly global phenomenon, with Mexico in the lead. Obesity is (no longer) a problem restrained to wealthy nati... Read More


Electroacupuncture Blocks Deadly Systemic Inflammation

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Nerve stimulation may attenuate immune responses of sepsis. Sepsis is an intense inflammatory state that affects the whole body, mainly... Read More


Prehistoric Giant Virus Found

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Ancient viruses can be brought back to life. Prehistoric giant virus buried in the Siberian ice recovered from a scientific expedition. No... Read More


How Intensive Care Is Linked To Cognitive Deficits

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Patients at the ICU often show dementia-like symptoms. Recently, a lot of attention in the scientific community has been focused on pat... Read More


‘We Effectively Identified A New Autoantibody Response’

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Dr. Trouw explains potential of Y-shaped biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Recently, Jing Shi and colleagues from the Leiden Universi... Read More


Newly-found antibodies predict joint damage

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Why these Y-shaped proteins may cause severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Edith Piaf (1915-1963), nicknamed ‘The little sparrow’, was a highl... Read More


Using Cannabis To Relieve Stress During Pregnancy

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Study shows that cannabis relieves stress and is not harmful to the child. Stress is a condition that affects more people every day. The as... Read More


Self-Made Cigarettes More Addictive Than Ready-Made Ones

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Roll-your-own cigarettes are not healthier. Ages ago, when I was still in high school, I had a friend who used to roll his own cigarett... Read More


How Aspirin Works Against Cancer

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The anticancer properties of aspirin. There is evidence that aspirin, commonly used for its anti-inflammatory properties, can be effect... Read More


Yogurt Is Good For Type 2 Diabetes

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Higher consumption fermented dairy products reduces risk of type-2 diabetes by 28 percent. The increasing prevalence of diabetes is a c... Read More


Toxin Is The Cause Of ALS

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New treatment is closer. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a relatively rare neurodegenerative disease which represents a revelant... Read More


Antioxidants Can Promote Cancer

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Antioxidants are molecules that neutralize free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) within the cells thus preventing them from da... Read More


Light Activated Glue Could Drastically Improve Vascular Surgery

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Treating hearts like windshields. A few years ago, a rock hit the windshield of my car while I was driving and left a star-shaped crack... Read More


Sloth Fur May Help Scientists Make Our Next Health Pill

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Fungal extracts from sloth fur show activity against human diseases. When it comes to medicines, humans have been tapping the biologica... Read More


Drug Labeling Influences Effects Of Painkillers

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New insights on the placebo effect. A study published this month in Science Translational Medicine by Rami Burstein’s group from Harvard ... Read More


Study Reveals How Sports Reduces Body Fat After Exercise

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Following physical exercise, BAIBA converts white fat cells into brown fat cells. Exercise and you will shed weight and maintain the weigh... Read More


5 Bizarre Facts About Your (Last) Breath

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 No matter the garlic and tooth brushes: your breath is unique. Unless you are a yoga practicioner there is little chance that you often... Read More


Mice Fight Tumor Better In Hot Labs

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Ambient temperature can make or break antitumor responses   'Put all things to the test and keep what is good' St. Paul gave... Read More


How Your Dog Protects You From Getting Allergic

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Dog dust protects against respiratory ailments via gut microbes.  Own a dog? Then put down your duster and turn off the vacuum cleaner. ... Read More


Why HIV Prevention Programs Fail

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The gap between knowledge and practice of risky sexual behaviors for HIV. Sunday the first of December it was World Aids Day, a day t... Read More


Treating Fungi With Plastic Bottles

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What does plastic recycling and drug-resistant fungi have in common? The production of too much litter is a major problem these days, c... Read More


Why Mosquitoes Bite Specific People

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Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon-dioxide and body odors. Are you the one that always seems to be the sweet target of mosquito terror?... Read More


Using Twitter To Track The Flu

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Monitoring tweets for symptoms of the flu boost surveillance. The influenza virus is one of our most enduring opponents. Each year, sea... Read More


Your Risk Of Disease: Would You Want To Know?

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Top DNA testing company has been banned from selling its popular test. It was only a few weeks ago that I was discussing this hot topic... Read More


Finally: Pills Instead Of Injections For Type 1 Diabetes

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The end of insulin shots and pain. Diabetes is an autoimmune disease of which the process continues years after presentation. Its onset nor... Read More


Nightly Flushing Of The Brain

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The molecular mechanism that makes sleep essential for the brain. It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolv... Read More


5 Health Claims About Hot Yoga: True Or False

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Good or bad for your health? I sweated it all out to find out. Hot yoga, including Bikram yoga, is the new ‘in’ thing to do. You ar... Read More