Gynecologists Are the New 'It Girls' of Instagram

It’s safe to say we’re sick of sifting through post after post advertising the too-good-to-be-true benefits of products like flat tummy tea, trendy hair vitamins and dietary supplements. The last year saw a spike in celebrities and wellness influencers pushing holistic health products, like Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent rebrand of her lifestyle site, Goop, that sells all sorts of bizarre and […]

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The brain may need iron for healthy cognitive development

Iron levels in brain tissue rise during development and are correlated with cognitive abilities, according to research in children and young adults recently published in JNeurosci. Future work could lead to iron supplementation as an intervention for atypical cognitive development. Brain cells stay healthy in part by storing iron. It is most concentrated in the basal ganglia, a brain region […]

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Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health

A widespread, fast-growing plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is famous in scientific laboratories due to its position as the world’s most exhaustively studied algae. For decades, the green, single-celled organism, which primarily grows in wet soil, has served as a model species for research topics spanning from algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While other species of algae have been used as […]

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Are you in danger of catching the coronavirus? 5 questions answered

The Chinese government has quarantined Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people, and it has restricted travel to and from several other cities, including Beijing, to contain the coronavirus that has sickened more than 800 people and killed at least 25 as of Jan. 23, 2020. A case has been reported in Seattle, and officials are monitoring a patient […]

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Developing sensors for tumors and dengue fever

Researchers from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) have developed a tumor biosensing chip that can help determine the optimum dosage of chemotherapy required for a cancer patient. Developed by Prof. Anis Nurashikin Nordin and her team, the miniature chip uses cells derived from cancer patients to screen reactions to different drugs and dosages. The sensor measures the growth and […]

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New research finds text messages can predict suicide attempts

Nearly 130 people in the United States commit suicide every day. New work at the University of Virginia suggests that language used in text messages may one day help clinicians predict an increased risk of a suicide attempt in real time. The lead author of the study, UVA Ph.D. graduate Jeff Glenn, said the study was created because it is […]

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As we age, women are frailer but more resilient than men

Women tend to have poorer health status and are more frail, but are more resilient and have longer life expectancy than men, according to the authors of a narrative review on frailty, published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Frailty can be defined as a state of increased vulnerability that is associated with adverse health outcomes. “It has […]

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Coronavirus vs Ebola: How the deadly disease compares to Ebola and SARs pandemic

Coronavirus has alarmed health officials worldwide this year, as the disease, officially designated 2019-CoV, exploded in China in late 2019. Since then, thousands of people have fallen ill with the virus, which mirrors other, more deadly diseases. How does 2019-CoV compare to Ebola? Ebola has posed a global health threat several times, most notably from 2013 to 2016, when it […]

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Coronavirus cases in Arizona, California push US tally to 5

3rd case of coronavirus confirmed in US, 15 more deaths in China Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja on the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one […]

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Kym Marsh health: What contagious bug did the former Coronation Street star catch?

Posting on Instagram over the recent festive period, the mum-of-four (to Emily, Archie, David and Polly) revealed she and her eight-year-old daughter, Polly, were struck down the “winter vomiting bug”. Not only that, Kym wrote: “So after me and Polly both got struck down with the norovirus last night, today I am thankful for makeup and Lucozade! The show must […]

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