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Making The Best Cup Of Coffee Ever

While most people enjoy coffee, few possess the knowledge of how to make it well. This article will give you some tips to help you make coffee like a pro. As long as you properly drink coffee, it’s actually healthy. How you prepare your coffee makes a big difference; cream and sugar are generally not […]

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Meeting India’s air quality targets across south Asia may prevent 7% of pregnancy losses, modelling study estimates

Poor air quality is associated with a considerable proportion of pregnancy loss in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. Previous studies have suggested a link between air pollution and pregnancy loss in other regions, but this is the first study to quantify the burden in […]

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Research paves the way for new anti-fibrotic therapy for glaucoma

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, have shown that a novel low molecular weight dextran-sulphate, ILB could play a key role in treating open angle glaucoma (OAG), a neurodegenerative disease that affects over 70 million people worldwide and causes irreversible blindness. OAG develops slowly over many years. Excessive matrix deposition (fibrosis) within the eye’s […]

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Poverty predicts worse cancer outcomes, even in children receiving top-tier care

A pair of recent studies suggests that even among patients receiving advanced cancer care, poverty is a predictor of worse outcomes. The disturbing findings raise many questions that follow-up studies are now exploring. The studies were led by Kira Bona, MD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. They reviewed outcomes among […]

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Biotin, mitochondria, and dementia: Research reveals a connection

By any measure, carbon-based life originates from carboxylation. That is to say, the coupling of atmospheric carbon dioxide to sugar. Carboxylation is also critical for mitochondria to function. There are five carboxylation enzymes in mitochondria, and they share one thing in common—they are all operated by a covalently linked biotin cofactor. Biotin is also known […]

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Self-awareness can drive behavior change, reprogram the brain’s reward system

For many people, the new year marks a demarcation line for a fresh start, when they set goals for better health or greater productivity. But changing behavior isn’t easy and can sometimes lead to harsh self-criticism, says Vera Ludwig, a research associate in the Platt Labs at Penn. “People often say, “I want to exercise […]

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Resistance training benefits older women just as much as older men

Men and women aged over 50 can reap similar relative benefits from resistance training, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. While men are likely to gain more absolute muscle size, the gains relative to body size are on par to women’s. The findings, recently published in Sports Medicine, consolidated the results of 30 […]

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Australia’s vaccine rollout will now start next month. Here’s what we’ll need

Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout will now begin in mid- to late February. Vaccination will commence with workers dealing with international arrivals or quarantine facilities, frontline health workers and those living in aged care or with a disability. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government “optimistically” aims to vaccinate 80,000 Australians a week, and four million […]