Anti-nutrients – they’re part of a normal diet and not as scary as they sound

Maybe you’re trying to eat healthier these days, aiming to get enough of the good stuff and limit the less-good stuff. You’re paying attention to things like fiber and fat and vitamins… and anti-nutrients? What the heck are anti-nutrients and are they something you need to be concerned about in your diet? Let me, as a public health nutrition researcher, […]

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US gun violence: Too many people have died in 2020 – and COVID played a larger part than you think

Recent reports here and elsewhere in the media have focused on gun violence in the US, reporting a dramatic rise in mass shootings in 2020—despite the pandemic—which by November had overtaken the total for 2019. The term mass shooting conjures up images of Columbine and Parkland, but the story for 2020 is more complex. How many mass shootings there have […]

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Coronavirus spreads to EVERY part of China as death toll jumps to 170

Killer coronavirus spreads to EVERY region of China as death toll jumps to 170 and almost 8,000 people have caught the deadly SARS-like infection China has confirmed 7,711 cases – more than 100 have been recorded elsewhere Deaths have also risen to 170, with 38 patients succumbing in the deadliest day Finland and the UAE yesterday became the latest countries […]

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Cocaine deaths up in US, and opioids are a big part of it

U.S. health officials say cocaine overdose deaths have been rising. Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine began rising around 2012, and jumped 34 percent between 2016 and 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Thursday. The increase at least partly reflects trends in deaths from heroin, fentanyl and other opioid drugs. Many overdose deaths involve someone who […]

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Mailman loses part of finger after dog bites hand through door slot

A woman tried claiming the postman who had his finger bitten off by her dog as he pushed post through the letterbox had it coming because he was "trespassing." (SWNS) A mailman has lost the tip of his ring finger to a bull terrier after he attempted to push his customer’s letters through a slot in the front door. The dog’s […]

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Biologists have found in the gut bacteria that accelerate aging

Experiments on flies has helped Swiss scientists to access very unusual representatives of flora, directly impacting the immune system and accelerating aging. Their findings have been presented in the journal Immunity. “We opened a specific microbe and a product life that affect the rate of aging of a host organism. There is no doubt that there are other examples of […]

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Became known new way to destroy cancer

Scientists at the University of Otago (New Zealand) learned how the virus Seneca valley infects cancer cells and kills them. In the future this will create a new method of treatment of malignant tumors. About it reported in a press release on EurekAlert!. Experts have observed for infection of tumor cells by the virus via cryoelectronic of high-resolution microscopy in […]

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