Month: October 2019

A recent study showed significant health benefits of eating fish in early childhood. Allergy-related conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis), asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and food allergies, have considerably increased since the 1950s. Some data suggested that dietary habits, particularly low fish and cod liver oil consumption, could be a related factor. Recently researchers studied whether
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Researchers investigated whether high lead levels or maternal folate status during pregnancy increased the risk of overweight or obesity in children. Obesity is still a growing concern in the United States. Previous studies have shown that toxic chemical exposure during pregnancy can affect fetal development, which includes metabolic development. This is concerning because any negative
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A recent study investigated the effects of vaping on lung cells. The debate surrounding the negative health effects of e-cigarettes is becoming ever more polarised. Scientists at the new University North Caroline School of Medicine, led by Rob Tarran, have recently carried out a study examining the effects of ‘’vaping’’ on the cellular responses within
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Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the body. Their job is to transmit signals from nerve cells to target cells. These target cells may be in muscles, glands, or other nerves. The brain needs neurotransmitters to regulate many necessary functions, including: heart rate breathing sleep cycles digestion mood concentration appetite muscle movement The nervous system controls
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After speaking out against harmful diet products for years, Jameela Jamil has successfully advocated for more regulation and is now closer towards her goal of eradication. A bit of backstory: the Good Place actress recently played a big role in getting Instagram to enforce restrictions preventing minors from seeing sponsored content about cosmetic surgery procedures,
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Acetylcholine is a chemical messenger, or neurotransmitter, that plays an important role in brain and muscle function. Imbalances in acetylcholine are linked with chronic conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Acetylcholine was the first neurotransmitter discovered. Imbalances in levels of acetylcholine play a role in some neurological conditions. People who have Alzheimer’s disease
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A team led by scientists from Cambridge University has developed less intensive strategies for controlling type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects 400 million people globally. It carries the risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. Several measures previously described to control diabetes involved intensive lifestyle modifications and an extreme reduction in dietary calories.
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US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat of Illinois, looks as Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire arrives to testify before a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on September 26, 2019, in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images A House panel is requesting a slew of documents from Reynolds
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A new study investigated the association between pre-diagnostic colonoscopy and colorectal cancer deaths, to demonstrate the effectiveness of colon cancer screening. The development of colorectal cancer is a process that involves multiple steps that take place over a long period of time. This long development process allows screening and detection of early-stage, pre-cancerous polyps before
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Coronary artery disease is caused by the narrowing or blockage of arteries that supply the heart with blood. Despite recent advances in the treatment and care of patients with coronary artery disease, it remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. The condition is often associated with adverse health events including
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Pepto Bismol is a common over-the-counter (OTC) drug that may help control occasional symptoms of simple digestive issues, such as indigestion, heartburn, and diarrhea. Pepto Bismol is an antacid. It is available in a variety of
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