Drinking flavanol-rich cocoa could protect from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events

Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables – could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according to new research. Researchers have discovered that blood vessels were able to function better during mental stress when people were given a cocoa drink containing high levels of […]

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Is Palm Oil Good or Bad in Diet?

People all over the world habitually use oils and fats for their daily cooking, in order to add quick energy and taste, but also to complement their food with certain health benefits. Different oilseeds and nuts, as well as animal fats, have served as the source for these fats. Among these, palm oil has been historically one of the most […]

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Acimax

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ACIMAX® TABLETS Multiple Unit Pellet System Omeprazole magnesium Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some of the common questions people ask about ACIMAX.It does not contain all the information that is known about ACIMAX. It does not take the place of talking […]

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A human gene placed in fruit flies reveals details about a human developmental disorder

Meier-Gorlin syndrome, or MGS, is a rare genetic developmental disorder that causes dwarfism, small ears, a small brain, missing patella and other skeletal abnormalities. In severe cases, MGS results in miscarriages and stillbirths. Igor Chesnokov, Ph.D., and his University of Alabama at Birmingham colleagues study this recessive, autosomal disorder in an unusual way—by placing mutant human genes into fruit flies. […]

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Eating dried fruit may be linked with better diet quality and health markers

Don’t be afraid to toss a handful of raisins or dried apples in your Thanksgiving stuffing this year—a new Penn State study has found that dried fruit may be connected with better health. The researchers found that people who ate dried fruit were generally healthier than those who did not, and on days when people ate dried fruit they consumed […]

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Health alarm over plastic contaminating fruit and vegetables

Apples are the fruit most contaminated with small pieces of plastic while carrots are the veg most tarnished, said the study in the Journal of Environmental Research. Maria Westerbos, of campaign group Plastic Soup Foundation, said: “For years we have known about plastic in crustaceans and fish, but this is the first time we have known about it in vegetables. If […]

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How to live longer: Best diet to increase life expectancy – what foods you should eat

Life longevity is largely determined by the decisions people make along the way. Leading an unhealthy lifestyle can hike a person’s risk of developing a range of life-threatening health complications. Diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity often serve as precursors to more threatening conditions. Evidence suggests sticking to a mediterranean diet may act as a buffer against these common health […]

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Gene protective against fruit fly heat-induced seizures may explain some human seizures

Researchers identified a gene in fruit flies that helps prevent the hyperexcitability of specific neurons that trigger seizures. In humans, mutations in the gene may be linked to seizures associated with Long QT Syndrome. A research team led by Yehuda Ben-Shahar of Washington University in St. Louis report these findings in a paper published 8th August in PLOS Genetics. The […]

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