Essential components of dietary restriction revealed

Studies by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), have provided a new understanding into the roles two essential amino acids play in metabolic health, which may help scientists in the fight against obesity. Led by Dr. Adam Rose , the recent finding, published in Nature Communications, shows that by reducing the amount of two amino acids—threonine and tryptophan—in young healthy mice, […]

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Why releasing some prisoners is essential to stop the spread of coronavirus

In a national emergency, governments typically pursue punitive law-enforcement agendas. They can also repurpose prisons and prisoners for forced labor, war efforts and so on. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have tended towards punitive controls and sanctions on movement and hoarding. But the Australian government has been silent on prison policy in its coronavirus control measures. The well-documented […]

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A protein essential for chikungunya virus replication identified

Originally from Africa, chikungunya is aptly named. It derives from a word in the Kimakonde language meaning “to become contorted,” because the severe muscle and joint pains endured by the patients prevent them from moving normally or performing their daily activities. While the clinical manifestations of the disease are well understood, the mechanisms by which the virus infects human cells […]

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These Are the Essential Health Tips Doctors Wish Everybody Knew

In a Reddit thread which has gone viral with more than 40,000 comments, medical professionals have been sharing the things that they wish everybody knew about their own body, and the healthcare tips that everybody should incorporate into their lifestyle. “Many simpler diseases in the body can be compared to a car,” said one doctor. “When you don’t get regular […]

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Do essential oils have any healing benefits, or are they just a fad?

Using the essential oils of plants and flowers to improve one's health or mood has been practised since ancient Egyptian times. But aromatherapy, as we now call it, is currently having a boom. Hundreds of thousands of Australians are buying and using these botanic compounds in a bid to improve health and wellbeing. Vara Maranda, who has practised and taught […]

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