Is a banana as bad for type 2 diabetes as SIX spoons of sugar?

Is a banana as bad for type 2 diabetes as SIX spoons of sugar? Two top doctors disagree, but which of them is correct… Dr David Unwin believes cutting out bananas can help patients with diabetes  He suggests a single banana is the equivalent of eating six spoons of sugar Other experts claim the research is flawed as not all […]

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Will a Covid mask starve your brain of oxygen?

Will a Covid mask starve your brain of oxygen? And all the other question the world’s asking… Public health specialists are recommending people should wear face masks  Some people on the internet fear masks will cause them some brain damage They think the masks will either stop oxygen or allow carbon dioxide to build Surgeons are able to work with  […]

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Hoping for a safe bet by gambling online? Now that IS high stakes

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Hoping for a safe bet by gambling online? Now that IS high stakes For my patient Tanya*, it started innocently enough. Off work after an operation, she was bored and killing time online when she clicked on a pop-up advert for a betting site. ‘It seemed like fun,’ she told me. ‘The advert had women […]

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A nighttime whey protein snack increases morning blood sugar level in healthy people

Consuming protein at night increases blood sugar level in the morning for healthy people, according to new research presented this week at The Physiological Society’s virtual early career conference called Future Physiology 2020. Having high blood sugar levels after eating is linked to health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Previous research has shown that a snack a […]

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Can big countries realistically eliminate COVID-19 without a vaccine? Four experts discuss

The UK should change its COVID-19 strategy to try to eliminate COVID-19 even without a vaccine rather than simply managing the disease, according to Independent SAGE, a group of scientists set up as an alternative to the government’s advisory body. New Zealand has effectively managed to eliminate the virus, but can states with much larger, denser populations that have experienced […]

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How to Get Away Without Showering After a Workout

In a perfect world, we would all be able to squeeze in a workout at lunch or in stolen sneaky time midday  so we could sleep in or have more free time in the evenings — but powering through a running sesh and leaving time to shower and recover before returning to work or carrying on with a million other […]

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A memory game could help us understand brain injury

After a traumatic brain injury, why do some people quickly regain their skills while others face long-lasting setbacks? Boston University neuroscientist Jerry Chen and his colleagues have been trying to answer this question by understanding which parts of the brain are used to process sensory information and remember different skills. “From a biomedical standpoint, the question is whether certain parts […]

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Chrissy Teigen Might Launch a New Popcorn Seasoning

Is it weird that a bowl full of freshly popped, lightly buttered popcorn excites us? No, really, hear us out: It’s like this blank canvas that you can flavor in so many different ways. Want it sweet? Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar or caramel seasoning on it. Want it tangy and spicy? A few heavy dashes of Tajín will do it. […]

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Researchers uncover diabetes as a potential risk factor for COVID-19, and possible mechanisms

Researchers from the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) have recently applied an advanced statistical approach to analyze risk factors that may be causally related to COVID-19 infection. Results suggested that diabetes may be a risk factor leading to increased susceptibility to or severity of COVID-19 infection through […]

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Wearing a mask cuts own risk of novel coronavirus by 65 percent, experts say

Fox News Flash top headlines for July 8 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Health experts have stressed the importance of wearing a mask to limit the possibility of infecting others with COVID-19, but a range of new research now suggests they also protect the wearer, according to a report Monday. With many states implementing […]

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