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Online information about probiotics often misleading

Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics are gaining popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of information online. They find that the majority of “best” websites provide information without scientific evidence. As scientists become more and more interested in the role of gut bacteria, so does the public. With the rise of the microbiome, …

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Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Are women getting incorrect treatment? Recent research suggests that ignoring gender-specific risk factors for heart disease has led women to a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestThe differences between men and women can mean that women are not receiving the right treatment for heart …

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Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy. Experiments on rhesus macaques show that changing the method of administration of an existing vaccine gives “astonishing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestAdministering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally can be significantly more effective. Globally, tuberculosis is one of …

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Answering the top 5 questions about catnip

The Internet is full of funny videos of cats showing their reactions to a plant commonly known as “catnip”. What is catnip, does it affect all felines, is it safe for cats and should humans use it? This special feature investigates these questions and more. Share on PinterestIs your feline …

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Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease has found that a probiotic bacteria can prevent, and in some cases reverse, the buildup of toxic proteins. Poorly folded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein clusters lead …

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Using copper to boost immunotherapy

Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice using nanoscale copper compounds in addition to immunotherapy. Above all, the tumors did not return after stopping treatment. According to World Health Organization, Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world – in 2018, it …

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Oyster Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits

Oyster Nutrition Facts

The hearts of people get filled with mixed emotions when it comes to oysters. Some love them, some hate them, and some are queasy even to give them a try. Irrespective of your perspective, oysters possess nutrition in abundance, and this will always remain a fact. What is Oyster? Oysters …

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How to Use Recovery Heart Rate for Fitness and Health

Recovery heart rate

Recovery heart rate is a heartbeat measurement that’s taken immediately after intense exercise. Recovery heart rate is used in some exercise tests to assess the heart’s ability to recuperate from exercise. The recovery pulse rate could be used to gauge an exerciser’s fitness level. What’s Recovery Heart Rate? If you …

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