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Harder for Females to Gain Weight Because of their Brain

S u m m a r y : Females have a harder time than males to gain weight, and the answer might be lying in their brains! Or so says a new study published in the journal Nature Communications. Why do females have such a hard time gaining weight? This might seem like the wrong

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New Antioxidant Makes Old Blood Vessels Look Young

S u m m a r y : A new antioxidant makes blood vessels in older adults look 15 to 20 years younger, says a new study published in the journal Hypertension. New Chemically Modified Antioxidant A new, mitochondria-specific antioxidant (named MitoQ) ‘reverses’ ageing in the blood vessels of old people who consume it. The

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Moderate Drinking Linked With Heart Disease & Shorter Lifespan

S u m m a r y : Moderate drinking appears to be linked with heart diseases, and having more than 5 alcoholic drinks per week can shorten lifespan, says a new study published in the journal The Lancet. Moderate drinking is not as harmless as previously thought, says a new study conducted by a

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Sweet Tooth Gene Linked With Less Body Fat

S u m m a r y : Sweet tooth has a gene, and its gene is linked with less body fat, says a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. Sweet Tooth Gene & Body Fat All those with love for sugary foods, hear this out! Not only is sweet tooth determined by

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Food Packaging Prevents You From Absorbing Nutrients

S u m m a r y : Food packaging might be interfering with the functioning of intestines, preventing the adequate absorption of nutrients in humans, suggests a new study published in the journal Food and Function. The Culprit: Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Canned food packaging sometimes comes with linings made of nanoparticles of zinc oxide;

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Obesity Kills the Tongue’s Taste Buds

S u m m a r y : Obesity reduces the number of taste buds in the tongue, thereby weakening the sense of taste, says a new study published in PLOS Biology. Obesity reduces the sense of taste through the loss of the tongue’s taste buds, says a recent paper authored by a team of

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My Stress Changes Your Brain

S u m m a r y : Stress is not only contagious but it also changes the brain of the other person, says a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. My Stress, Your Brain Stress is contagious. You would think this was bad enough, but no, there’s more bad news. Not only

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Women, Stop Cleaning to Protect Your Lungs!

S u m m a r y : Women who work as cleaners or who use cleaning sprays at home appear to be more susceptible to lung function decline than women who do not clean, says a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Women, Stop Cleaning! Women, put

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Night-Shift Jobs Increase Diabetes Risk

S u m m a r y : Night-shift jobs have been linked with an increased risk in Type 2 diabetes in a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care. Consider Shifting to Earlier? Permanent work shifts and rotating ones are common throughout the world, and the night ones are potentially unhealthy, implies a

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Nanorobots Kill Cancer in A New DNA Origami Study

S u m m a r y : Nanorobots designed to identfy and kill cancer cells have successfully shrunk tumours. The findings are published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Nanorobots Seek & Destroy Seek and destroy: such was the task of nanorobots designed to get rid of tumours. The brains behind the nanomedicine feat, scientists

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Asparagus Influences Breast Cancer Spread

S u m m a r y : A single piece of proteins, amino acid asparagine found in a number of food sources such as asparagus, might be holding the solution for the prevention of breast cancer, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature. Protein Building Blocks in Asparagus Amino acids are the

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Turmeric’s Curcumin Boosts Memory & Mood!

S u m m a r y : Daily consumption of curcumin, a substance found in common Indian spices such as turmeric, can boost memory and raise the spirits, says a new study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Curcumin For Old People With Memory Problems Curcumin is the molecule behind the bright

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