New clues found to help protect heart from damage after heart attack

Studying mice, scientists have shown that boosting the activity of specific immune cells in the heart after a heart attack can protect against developing heart failure, an invariably fatal condition. Patients with heart failure tire easily and become breathless from everyday activities because the heart muscle has lost the ability to pump enough blood to the body. The study, by […]

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Amy Schumer Posts Throwback Pic From Moment She Found Out She Was Pregnant

Amy Schumer is taking a walk down memory lane. The actress shared an emotional moment from the very beginning of her pregnancy with her Instagram followers. “#tbt the day I found out I was pregnant in [Jessica Seinfeld’s] bathroom,” the comedian, 38, wrote on Thursday, October 3. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3MgPnCpWy-/ #tbt the day I found out I was pregnant in @jessseinfeld bathroom A post […]

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Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack

Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle is not uncommon following such an event. Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with α-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with heart attack, and may ultimately […]

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Enzyme known for promoting cancer found to also protect healthy cells

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase’s only known role in normal tissue was to protect certain cells that divide regularly, such as embryonic cells, sperm cells, adult stem cells and immune cells. Scientists thought telomerase was turned off in all other cells, except in […]

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Kratom herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain found unsafe by researchers

The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it’s not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Binghamton University, had been seeing more and more patients presenting with toxicity […]

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Johnsonville recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of sausage after 'green plastic' found in product

The company said approximately 95,393 pounds of sausage is impacted by the recall. (FSIS) Nearly 100,000 pounds of Johnsonville Jalapeño Cheddar smoked sausages were recalled after a customer complained about finding hard green plastic in the product. In a recall notice posted on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website, the company said impacted items were produced and […]

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We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa’s rate is the rapid growth of the country’s commercial food industry. This has led to increased consumption of cheap, easily accessible and ultra-processed food that is high in […]

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Jennifer Lopez Tells Her Twins How She Found Out She Was Pregnant With Them

A sweet surprise! Jennifer Lopez remembers the exact moment she realized she was pregnant — and she’s now telling her twins all about it. “When I realized I was pregnant, I was in Portugal,” the American Music Award winner, 49, told Emme and Max, 11, in a Monday, April 29, YouTube video. “I was doing a big show. I had […]

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Rich people found to be more charitable if given a sense of control

A pair of researchers, one with Harvard Business School, the other with the University of British Columbia, found that when soliciting donations from wealthy people, it pays to offer them a sense of control. In their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, Ashley Whillans and Elizabeth Dunn describe their study, which involved sending donation request letters to […]

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Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged kidneys in people or be used to test drugs developed to fight kidney disease. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has […]

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