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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The role of perineural networks in disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Juan Nácher, professor at the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Valencia, has conducted research on the role of perineuronal networks (PNN) in the adult brain and their incidence in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could facilitate new diagnostic tools or treatments for these diseases. Inhibitory neurons […]

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Fat cell hormone boosts potential of stem cell therapy

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potential to differentiate into a range of different cell types, including bone, fat and muscle cells. But it’s their ability to stimulate the repair of damaged tissue that has captured the interest of researchers worldwide, with MSCs demonstrating therapeutic effects in the treatment of conditions such as heart disease, liver cirrhosis, and diabetes. However, […]

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US posts new record daily virus caseload of more than 65,000

The US on Thursday posted 65,551 new coronavirus cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The country, the hardest-hit in the world by the pandemic, has a total caseload of more than 3.1 million, with 133,195 deaths. The previous daily record was Tuesday, with more than 60,200 cases in one day. The […]

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Q&A: reducing your risk of kidney stones

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father has a history of kidney stones. He has changed his diet in the past year, which seemed to help. I’m concerned though, since I had heard kidney stones can increase during the summer. Is this true? If so, are there any tips for how he can further reduce his risk? Answer: As temperatures rise during […]

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Older, critically ill patients with COVID-19 may have increased risk of bradycardia with lopinavir and ritonavir

Older, critically ill patients with COVID-19 who received a combination of the antiretroviral medications lopinavir and ritonavir experienced bradycardia, a slow heart rate, more often, according to new research published today in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, an American Heart Association journal. The combination of antiretroviral medications lopinavir (LPV) and ritonavir (RTV) have been previously used to treat patients with SARS-Cov-1 […]

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Sodium found to regulate the biological clock of mice

A new study from McGill University shows that increases in the concentrations of blood sodium can have an influence on the biological clock of mice, opening new research avenues for potentially treating the negative effects associated with long distance travel or shift work. The findings, published in Nature by former McGill Ph.D. student Claire Gizowski and Charles Bourque, a professor […]

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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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