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  • April 09, 2012

Blueberries could be used to fight Alzheimer’s, researchers suggest

Blueberries could be used to fight Alzheimer’s, researchers suggest 4.55662 Blueberries are a popular fruit, easily added to cereals, salads and desserts or eaten as a sweet treat in their own right. They are also known by some as a “superfood,” containing a wide variety of nutrients that offer protection against conditions such as cancer […]

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  • April 03, 2012

The Catchiest Song You’ll Hear Today About Zika Virus

The Catchiest Song You’ll Hear Today About Zika Virus Brazil’s Ministry of Health has come up with quite the catchy Zika virus tune. COURTESY BRAZILIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH Brazil’s Ministry of Health has come up with quite the catchy Zika virus tune. This is apparently the first of six songs scheduled aimed at educating children, […]

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  • April 01, 2012

1918 Spanish Flu Made Body Kill Its Own Cells

1918 Spanish Flu Made Body Kill Its Own Cells 4.51 American scientists believe that the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic was so deadly because it triggered a tremendous immune response in the human body which made it destroy its own cells. Spanish Flu was estimated to have killed over 50 million people – young adults were […]

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  • March 27, 2012

Calcium and Calcium Deficiency

Calcium and Calcium Deficiency 42 Calcium is a chemical element which is essential for living organisms, including humans. Calcium’s chemical symbol is “Ca”. It is found in many foods. We need to consume a certain amount of calcium to build and maintain strong bones and healthy communication between the brain and various parts of the […]

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  • March 23, 2012

Repetitive blast exposure tied to brain changes in combat vets

Repetitive blast exposure tied to brain changes in combat vets 1 Brain injury experts find that combat veterans exposed to repeated mild explosions show chronic changes in neuron activity in certain brain regions – and the more blasts they are exposed to, the more of the lasting changes they show. The researchers say we need […]

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  • March 18, 2012

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring 187 A team of researchers states that intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders. Gestational diabetes mellitus affects as many as 9.2% of mothers in the US, according to the CDC. However, the children of mothers who […]

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  • March 16, 2012

Breastfeeding brings benefits for mothers with MS

Breastfeeding brings benefits for mothers with MS 4 A study recently published in JAMA Neurology suggests that mothers with multiple sclerosis who breastfeed their babies exclusively during the first 2 months after giving birth could increase their chances of a 6-month reprieve from the disease. A new study has found breastfeeding may have benefits for […]

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  • March 07, 2012

Angelina effect: health news of celebrities ‘has long-term effects for public health care’

Angelina effect: health news of celebrities ‘has long-term effects for public health care’ 96 In May last year, actress Angelina Jolie announced she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of breast cancer after testing positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation. According to a new study, this announcement triggered a significant rise in the […]

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