Why comic-style information is better at preparing patients for cardiac catheterization

Before undergoing surgery, patients must be fully informed about what the procedure entails. The complex nature of the information involved means that patients often feel overwhelmed rather than well informed. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that patients scheduled to undergo cardiac catheterization may find comic-style information helpful. The researchers’ comic-style booklet was shown to enhance patient comprehension […]

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Sunscreen use could lead to better blood vessel health

A new study suggests that sunscreen protects the skin’s blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may also provide protection to the skin’s blood vessels from sun damage. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in […]

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Could costly ‘activated’ nuts be better for your gut?

Could costly ‘activated’ nuts be better for your gut? Manufacturers are now selling processed varieties which help your body absorb nutrients better Process starts by soaking raw nuts in salted water, then drying them in an oven  Begins germination process and releases enzymes that break down phytic acid Priya Tew, a dietitian based in Southampton, says benefits would be marginal e-mail […]

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You NEED to Try Chrissy Teigen’s Genius Keto Snack That’s Better than Potato Chips

Chrissy Teigen is not only a mom who knows how to make her fans laugh with her funny social media presence. She is a great chef with two cookbooks to her credit. John Legend’s healthy living habits are all a result of Chrissy’s influence and her love for good food. Whenever she recommends a new recipe or a snack, her fans […]

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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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Mr Universe hopeful swaps food for his own URINE

Mr Universe hopeful claims he feels better than ever after swapping food for URINE five days a week – but his wife refuses to kiss him John Moniz-DePass bathes in his year-old urine, which he stores in the fridge Claims he sleeps better and is ‘more lively, energetic, vibrant’ as a result Wife Dora Moniz-DePass is ‘disgusted’ but feels she has […]

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No, crying doesn’t release toxins, though it might make you feel better… if that’s what you believe

Crying is a big part of being a kid. As you grow older, you may find you’re crying less than during childhood and adolescence. Studies show, on average, adult women tend to cry two to three times in a given month, and men only once. Although research is limited, it suggests crying frequency is highly influenced by social and cultural […]

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Donor hearts at increased disease risk offer better survival rates for transplant recipients

Accepting an organ that has an increased risk of potentially transmitting disease offers a higher one-year survival rate for candidates on the heart transplant list over waiting for an organ with less risk, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Increased risk donors make up a growing number in the donor pool […]

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