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Should you be cutting back on caffeine consumption?

Caffeine consumption, should you be cutting back?

In recent years, caffeine’s approval rating has been rising among the medical community. The substance has been shown to relieve pain, reduce the risk of more than a few cancers and lower blood pressure, among many other benefits. Of course, too much of a good thing can have consequences and it is important to be […]

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Pig genome could be edited to help with human organ transplants

Edited pig genome could aid human transplants

Pigs organs may offer potential for human transplants in the future, according to a story that recently appeared on CNN. But a few obstacles still stand in the way, While pig organs are similar in size and function to human organs, they can carry what’s known as porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs). Retroviruses, like those found […]

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Coprinus comatus is an edible mushroom typically found in North America and Europe.

Leukemia Treatment Findings in Mushroom Protein

New research suggests mushroom protein could be used to kill leukemia cells. Also called “lawyer’s wig” or “shaggy ink cap,” Coprinus comatus is an edible mushroom typically found in North America and Europe. It grows in meadows and grasslands but may also be found along roads or on lawns in residential areas. When mature, the mushroom […]

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Fountain of Youth

An Unexpected Fountain of Youth

Old rats appeared newly invigorated after receiving injections of cardiac stem cells from young hearts, a study published in the European Heart Journal reveals. Dr. Eduardo Marban, primary researcher in the study, compares the results to “an unexpected fountain of youth.” The search for better heart treatments is nothing new. For some 12 years, Dr. Marban […]

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Rush Hour Exposure

How bad is exposure to ‘rush hour’ pollution?

It’s no secret that rush hour traffic emissions are detrimental. Recent findings may clarify just how bad these pollutants can be, with levels of some harmful particulates inside car cabins twice as high as previously believed. In a study by researchers from Duke University, Emory University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, teams attached uniquely-designed […]

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Chronic Pain

Research suggests new possibilities for pain management

An alternative to chronic pain treatment may be on the horizon. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. Over 11% of the United States’ adult population live with chronic pain. This means that 25 million people across the country have experienced pain every day for […]

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Physical activity may prevent dementia

Can physical activity prevent dementia?

Physical activity is at the epicenter of healthy living: it can assist weight loss, increase energy and now it may even prevent dementia. In a new study conducted by the Gerontology Department of the Institute of General Medicine and the Department of Sports Medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt, the effects of regular exercise on brain […]

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Schizophrenia study pinpoints possible treatment

New hope for schizophrenia treatment

With no known cure, the last 50 years have seen little in the way of advancement for Schizophrenia. Characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, current treatments are focused primarily on reducing symptoms; including antipsychotics, which are ineffective for some patients and often carry significant side-effects. Initially recognized by Medical News today, new […]

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Asthma may be linked to heart failure

New research published in the journal JACC: Heart Failure is suggesting that asthma sufferers may be more at risk of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, heart disease, and stroke. This is because these people who suffer from the condition “may also be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH),” according to Medical News Today.  Characterized as […]

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How some memories can be erased while leaving others intact

When a traumatic incident occurs to a person, it can make them experience fear and anxiety long after the event has happened. Typically taking the forms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such an event occurs, the brain stores information about what happened during the experience. From every detail regarding the scene, what time, what (or who) […]

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