Calories in popular UK restaurant chain dishes can be ‘shockingly high’ warn experts

The calorie content of popular starters, sides and desserts served in UK restaurant chains is too high and only a minority meet public health recommendations, finds a University of Liverpool study published in BMJ Open. University of Liverpool researchers call for the food industry to reduce the number of calories in food products sold to the general public and for […]

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Mother with TWO wombs has baby after doctors said she’d be infertile

Mother with TWO vaginas, wombs and cervixes defies the odds to give birth after doctors told her she would be infertile Eleanor Rowe, 36, found out about her unique anatomy five years ago  Doctors told her it would be difficult to carry a baby before she met her husband Mrs Rowe miscarried one baby before conceiving again in November 2018 […]

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Engineered T cells may be harnessed to kill solid tumor cells

There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small molecule inhibitors. Chemotherapy is still the most widely used cancer treatment, but chemotherapy attacks all the rapidly dividing cells that it locates within the body, whether they’re ultimately harmful or beneficial. A new Tel Aviv University study led by Dr. Yaron Carmi […]

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First systematic review and meta-analysis suggests AI may be as effective as health professionals at diagnosing disease

Artificial intelligence (AI) appears to detect diseases from medical imaging with similar levels of accuracy as health-care professionals, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis, synthesising all the available evidence from the scientific literature published in The Lancet Digital Health journal. Nevertheless, only a few studies were of sufficient quality to be included in the analysis, and the authors […]

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Are You Sexually Attracted to Someone’s Intellect? You Might Be a Sapiosexual

Uptown Funk musician Mark Ronson has come out as sapiosexual. The 44-year-old DJ and singer revealed his sexual orientation on Thursday during an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain.  "I feel like I identify as sapiosexual," he said during the interview, which was greeted by supported from anchors Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, who congratulated him on being "out and proud." Prior […]

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Can you still be healthy if you’re overweight?

(HealthDay)—If you’re overweight but have dodged chronic health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, you might not think that losing weight is a priority. But an analysis of five years of records on 3.5 million people—underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese—has found reason for concern. The researchers discovered that even if people didn’t have any metabolic diseases at […]

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Endocannabinoid system may be involved in human testis physiology

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) may be directly involved in the regulation of the physiology of the human testis, including the development of sperm cells, according to a study in tissue samples from 15 patients published in Scientific Reports. The ECS is a signalling system consisting of endocannabinoids—a type of neurotransmitter—their associated receptors, enzymes and proteins. In humans, the ECS has […]

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AAN recommends people 65+ be screened yearly for memory problems

People with mild cognitive impairment have thinking and memory problems but usually do not know it because such problems are not severe enough to affect their daily activities. Yet mild cognitive impairment can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It can also be a symptom of sleep problems, medical illness, depression, or a side […]

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Why a plan to lower prescription drug prices should not be piecemeal

Demand for prescription medications in the U.S. is at an all time high, given that 50% of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 25% have two or more. Sixty percent of the population, and 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month. Rising health care costs over time are leading to […]

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Transplanting kidneys from patients with hepatitis C could be SAFE

Transplanting kidneys from patients with hepatitis C could be SAFE: Trial finds 53 people stayed free of infection after receiving the donated organs Currently, people with hep-C cannot donate kidneys unless recipient is infected  But American scientists say process is safe after trial of 53 patients in Memphis The participants all stayed free of hepatitis C infection after the procedure  […]

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