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Day: March 24, 2016

Japanese Diet Linked With Increased Longevity

Sticking to Japanese diet protects the heart, and is thus associated with longer life, says a study published in The BMJ. Japanese diet might be the answer to the growing problem of cardiovascular diseases. A team of researchers at the head of which was Kayo Kurotani from the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine

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Save Your Brain From 10 Years of Ageing By Exercising

Exercising protects your brain as you get older, says a study published in Neurology. The benefits of exercise have been extensively documented by researchers, and the particular advantages it confers on the brain have also been highlighted in the past. A new study adds further to the growing evidence of the salubrity of physical activity, arguing

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Modified Maggots To Boost Healing of Wounds of Diabetics

Genetically-modified fly larvae can be used to boost the healing process of non-healing wounds sustained by diabetics, says a new study published in BMC Biotechnology. The use of lab-grown green bottle fly larvae for maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The maggots are placed on non-healing wounds of

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Beware: Contact Lenses Change Eye Bacteria For The Worst

Beware: Wearing  contact lenses change the eye’s bacterial populations for the worst, says a new study published in mBio®, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. This might explain why lens-wearers are more prone to infections. The human body generally contains more bacterial cells than its own. This intimate coexistence is based

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