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  • Medical News Today: How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity
    Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Dementia: New risk factor examined
    A number of risk factors are known for dementia; these include hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. A new study may add another.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of STDs in men
    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of common STIs in men and when they typically occur. We also discuss how to diagnose, prevent, and treat... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?
    A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases resolve without treatment, but some need medication and surgery to relieve symptoms.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?
    Experts review the legal, neuro-ethical, and social consequences of using transcranial electrical stimulation to boost creativity.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?
    Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Is carrageenan safe to eat?
    Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible side effects, dangers, uses, and common foods that contain it.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: How to do a foot detox
    Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as well as aiding relaxation. Learn more about... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: How to give an intramuscular injection
    Intramuscular injections are for medicines that people must inject into a muscle rather than the bloodstream or fatty tissue. In this article, find out the standard locations for intramuscular injections. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to give an intramuscular injection at home.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
    Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not classify Crohn's into different stages. Learn more here.... Read more »

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  • Why do people share? It's contagious, six-year study of Hadza people shows
    In the modern world, people cooperate with other people including strangers all the time. We give blood, tip providers of various services, and donate to charity even though there is seemingly nothing in it for us. Now, researchers who've studied Hadza hunter-gatherer people in Tanzania over a six-year period have... Read more »
  • How lactoferrin clamps down on free roaming iron ions to stop nefarious effects on cells
    What prevents our cells being damaged due to overexposure to iron ions is a protein called lactoferrin, known for its ability to bind tightly to such ions. Researchers used a combined experimental and molecular dynamics simulation to study the changes in the structure of lactoferrin as it binds to iron... Read more »
  • In depression the brain region for stress control is larger
    Although depression is one of the leading psychiatric disorders, its cause remains unclear. A recent study found that those affected by depressive disorder have a larger hypothalamus compared to their healthy counterparts. This could explain why many sufferers show increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol and are very often... Read more »
  • Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet
    Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility. ... Read more »
  • Nerve cells in the human brain can 'count'
    How do we know if we're looking at three apples or four? Researchers were able to demonstrate that some brain cells fire mainly for quantities of three, others for quantities of four and others for other quantities. A similar effect can be observed for digits: In humans, the neurons activated... Read more »
  • Researchers patent technology for smart seat cushion, adaptable prosthetics
    Researchers have patented a smart seat cushion that uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair. The same technology can be used to create prosthetic liners that adapt their shape to accommodate... Read more »
  • Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
    A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. ... Read more »
  • Sample size matters in multisensory integration studies
    Sample size (the number of individuals examined for a study) is the most important factor determining the accuracy of the study results. ... Read more »
  • Fish-rich diets in pregnancy may boost babies' brain development
    Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study. The research supports previous findings that show how important a prospective mother's diet and lifestyle choices are for the development of her... Read more »
  • Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance
    Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the antimalarial drug artemesinin with the help of chemotherapy medicines. Artemisinin works through a 'double whammy' attack on the deadly parasite. The drug damages proteins in malaria parasites and clogs the parasite's waste disposal system, known as the proteasome, which... Read more »

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