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Parkinson’s Disease Might Originate From Gut Bacteria

The development of Parkinson’s disease might start off from the gut, says a new study published in the journal Cell. It is assumed that Parkinson’s disease only involves the brain. After all, the symptoms pertaining to the condition do include tremors and difficulty in moving, problems which are caused by the death of brain neurones. However, a

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Why Astronauts Develop Bad Eyesight After Long-Duration Missions

Why do astronauts have vision problems after spending too much time in space? The answer might be lying in the fluid bathing the brain and the spinal cord, says a new study that attempts to shed light on the topic; the paper has recently been presented at Radiological Society of North America‘s (RSNA) annual meeting.

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Head Impacts in Football Cause Brain Changes

Head impacts in football might be leading to changes in the grey and white matter of the brain, says a new study presented at Radiological Society of North America‘s (RSNA) annual meeting. The researchers, led by Elizabeth Moody Davenport from Texas-based UT Southwestern Medical Center, focused on high school football players, and the consequences of

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Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs Can Decrease Related Deaths

Graphic pictures on cigarette packs can decrease mortality and other tobacco-related consequences, suggests a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. The study is the first to look into the effects generated by graphic images that serve as warning on cigarette packs. The team of researchers found that we can have fewer cases of mortality,

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Distractions Benefit The Ageing Brain

Distractions might be good for older adults in carrying out certain tasks, says a new study published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Ageing comes with too many unpleasant effects that humankind has always attempted to tackle. Perhaps, distractions might do the trick? Ageing makes concentrating on specific tasks more challenging. Thus, if distractions are

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Injecting Human Teenager Blood To Your Body Enhances Memory

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Young human blood might prevent old bodies from ageing! No, this is not some vampire-story, but the conclusion to a new scientific study recently presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. Acting Younger Because of Injected Teenager Blood Injecting blood obtained from teenagers can come with rejuvenating powers: when scientists tried

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Artificial Mini Lungs Successfully Transplanted into Mice

Scientists can now grow artificial, but human-like, mini lungs, and place them into mice! The findings, published in eLife, could constitute a weapon against lung disease. These tiny lungs are similar to human cells in various aspects. Senior author Jason Spence describes them as being “indistinguishable from human adult tissue“. The mini organs were made through

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Revolutionary Birth Control For Men Is Here. Discover Hormonal Injection

You don’t have to be female to take birth control shots! Males can, now, get the injections to prevent their female partners from getting pregnant, says a study published in Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Women normally have a wider range of choices for birth control methods, and it might even be considered

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With Age, The Shape Of Your Brain Folding Changes

The folding characterising our brain changes with age, says a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This change might be linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Ageing comes hand in hand with unpleasant experiences that youthfulness would never know. We go through a plethora of changes as we age, and

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Migraine-Sufferers Have More Bacteria in their Mouths

If you suffer from migraine, you might be having significantly more bacteria in your mouth than usual, says a study published by mSystems. Migraines hurt like hell— says (mostly) every sufferer of the throbbing headaches. What causes them, one might ask. A theory states that migraines might be the result of the type of food

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Journey to Mars Comes With Dementia!

Astronauts travelling to Mars might suffer from brain damage that could lead to dementia and other neurological conditions, suggests a new paper published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. Humans are naturally wired to live on Earth, the planet made ideal for us. Still, our ambitious nature has propelled us beyond the ground beneath our feet to what

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Calcium Supplements Are Bad for your Heart

Calcium is good for your bones and everything, but taking calcium supplements is damaging to your heart, says a new study published in Journal of the American Heart Association. This finding is based on the evaluation of medical tests of around 2,700 individuals who participated in a heart disease study; the information, collected over a

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