Men sent to cookery lessons by GPs so they can look after sick wives

Men are being sent to cookery lessons by their GPs so they can look after their sick wives Norman Johnson, 79, from Surrey, attends the Man With A Pan cookery course   His wife’ multiple sclerosis has left her in a wheelchair and barely able to move Mr Johnson is one of many encouraged by a doctor to attend the cookery […]

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Million deaths due to too little fruit and vegetables

Preliminary results of a new study suggest that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption each year causes millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes. According to estimates, one out of seven deaths could be due to plenty of fruit cases, avoid, and one of twelve by enough vegetables. Based on data from the year 2010, scientists at the Tufts University […]

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Global burden of serious health-related suffering due to almost double by 2060

New research findings published today in The Lancet Global Health show that the number of people dying with palliative care needs is set to almost double over the next four decades. By 2060, an estimated 48 million people each year (47% of all deaths globally) will die with serious health-related suffering, an 87% increase compared to 2016. 83% of these […]

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Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

The suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has risen dramatically in the past 15 years. Over the same time period, opioid use and abuse in adults also has increased considerably. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh reported on a connection between these two epidemics in a study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. […]

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Psychological abuse is most common form of maltreatment experienced by national team athletes, study finds

The most common form of maltreatment experienced by athletes is psychological abuse, followed by neglect, a new study from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education has found. The findings are the result of a survey to determine the prevalence of maltreatment among current and former national team athletes, conducted in partnership with AthletesCan and with support […]

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Mum says son's severe eczema was cleared by £7.99 'miracle' cream

‘Having your first baby can be a stressful time as it is, but every day was so difficult as he was so upset and in pain and discomfort,’ said Pui. ‘He wasn’t able to learn as quickly or meet physical milestones like other babies. ‘It felt so cruel to hold his arms down physically as he was using his natural […]

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Protein ‘spat out’ by cancer cells promotes tumor growth

Prostate cancer cells change the behaviour of other cells around them, including normal cells, by ‘spitting out’ a protein from their nucleus, new research has found. The tiny pieces of protein are taken up by the other cells, provoking changes that promote tumour growth and—the researchers believe—help the cancer hide from the body’s immune system. The process has been captured […]

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Investors’ appetites whetted by alternative proteins

Cell-cultured meat, plant-based foie gras, algae milk and seaweed caviar are just some of the increasingly sophisticated alternative protein options flooding the market—and whetting investors’ appetites. Last year alone, dozens of companies were launched, and many are attracting big investors, according to the burgeoning industry’s pioneers. “For every company that’s looking for money, there are two or three investors. I’ve […]

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Sex and aggression in mice controlled by cold-sensor in brain

Testosterone is blamed for sex drive and aggression, but it also appears to be critical for telling the brain “enough!” when it comes to those behaviors. A molecule called TRPM8 (pronounced trip-M-8) embedded in the surface of some cells seems to be responsible for sending these cues in response to testosterone. Without these cues, male mice become dangerously aggressive and […]

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Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent

Dubbed “the silent killer” because it has no visible symptoms in its early stages, hypertension affects approximately 1 in 3 adults in the United States. The condition puts a strain on the cardiovascular system, which in the long run may contribute to heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend that people with high blood […]

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