Medically assisted reproduction does not raise risk of preterm birth and low birth weight

Couples considering medically assisted reproduction (MAR) because they have difficulty conceiving naturally have feared the possibility of preterm birth (less than 37 weeks of pregnancy) and low birth weight (less than 2.5 kilograms). Doctors often warn prospective parents about these risks. It’s a hard decision for couples with an unmet desire for children. Low birth weight children have more respiratory, […]

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Drug used to treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimer’s

Experimental stroke drug may also prevent Alzheimer’s by ‘preventing the build-up of toxic proteins in the brain’ Giving mice the medication 3K3A-APC stopped Alzheimer’s symptoms  3K3A-APC is used to reduce bleeding within the brain tissue of stroke patients Reduces inflammation, and protects nerve cells and the lining of blood vessels   e-mail View comments An experimental drug used to treat stroke […]

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Katie Byrne: The keystone habits that can positively change your life

As we approach mid-January, many of us are coming to terms with the fact that our New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside. This is what happens when we set overly-ambitious, non-specific resolutions. ‘Lose weight.’ ‘Save money.’ ‘Set up business.’ All noble endeavours, but near on impossible to achieve when they haven’t been broken up into smaller, more manageable […]

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Health effects of metabolic ‘magic bullet’ protein: New model lets scientists activate health-promoting enzyme AMPK at any time and in any tissue

The metabolic protein AMPK has been described as a kind of magic bullet for health. Studies in animal models have shown that compounds that activate the protein have health-promoting effects to reverse diabetes, improve cardiovascular health, treat mitochondrial disease — even extend life span. However, how much of the effects of these compounds can be fully attributed to AMPK versus […]

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N.S. needs to boost long-term care facilities’ staffing levels to address ‘overstressed’ homes: expert panel

An expert panel says Nova Scotia’s Liberal government needs to quickly boost staffing at long-term care facilities to address “overstressed” homes that aren’t meeting residents’ needs. Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey appointed the panel in September in the wake of media reports that raised questions about the quality of care in the facilities, including severe bedsores. Panel chairwoman Janice […]

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Recall campaign: the drugstore chain dm takes rice due to fungal toxins from the shelves

Callback in dm: Increased Aflatoxin levels in the organic long grain rice The drugstore chain dm has started a recall for the article “dmBio long-grain rice nature”. It cannot be excluded that in the product increased Aflatoxin levels. These fungal toxins can affect health. Impairment of the health The drugstore chain dm calls back to the article “dmBio long-grain rice […]

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How our unconscious visual biases change the way we perceive objects

As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But while we can appreciate that others might hold different opinions of objects we see, not many people know that factors beyond our control can influence how we perceive the basic attributes of these objects. We might argue that something is beautiful or ugly, for example, but […]

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U.S. doctor released from Omaha hospital after Ebola monitoring

(HealthDay)—An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor’s possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is an Ebola outbreak. “This person completed the required 21-day monitoring […]

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Better oral health with new type of glass ceramic

Researchers at Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University have now developed glass ceramics that are three times stronger than current ones. This paves the way for better dental care where patients benefit from stronger teeth and do not have to visit their dentist as often. Ceramics are inorganic and non-metallic materials that constitute the main group of materials. Examples of ceramics […]

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