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White Blood Cells Blow Large Holes in Your Blood Vessels

White blood cells, our body’s first line of defence, blow holes into blood vessels to get the job done. These new findings are published in the journal Cell Reports. White blood cells, also known as leucocytes, form part of the immune system which groups together tissues protecting the body by fighting against harmful foreign bodies.

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Woman Lives Without Lungs for 6 Days to Save Her Life

With her lungs out of her body for nearly a week, a woman with severe infections was kept alive. The feat was accomplished by a team of surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network (UHN). The case is reported in The Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. Bold and Risky Operation is a Success What

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Reversing Diabetes Using Mouse Pancreas Grown in Rats

Tackling diabetes by using rats with mouse-pancreas transplanted into them is discussed in a new study published in Nature. These findings might, one day, pave the way to a similar transplant in humans. Mice & Rats & Diabetes Diabetes is characterised by a pancreatic functional impairment. The pancreas is the organ meant to secrete the

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Secret to Health & Happiness: Share Good News

The sharing of good news, and giving positive responses to it among romantic partners boost one’s health and happiness, according to findings which are to be presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention. Humans are social beings, gregarious by nature. Communication, therefore, plays a key role in our lives. Part

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Sit Less & Live Longer!

Too much sitting coupled with too little exercise might be speeding up the ageing process, says a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. This finding is specially pertinent to women, as the study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows how elderly

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Eat Hot Red Chili Peppers To Live Longer!

Hot peppers might help decrease mortality, suggests a new study published in PLoS ONE. Live longer by consuming hot red chili peppers! A new study from the University of Vermont links the spicy food with a 13% decreased mortality due to heart disease or stroke. Boosting lifespan is one of the greatest worries of mankind—what

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Wanna Live Longer? Care For Others, Says Science!

Care for others, and show them emotional support, to live longer! New findings suggesting this effect are published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. The secret to living longer—if there is any, that is—has kept mankind on its toes. Perhaps, the key would be in focusing on one’s behaviour and attitude, instead of just on

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Pregnancy Causes Brain Structural Changes, says New Study

Pregnancy causes long-term brain structural changes, says a new study published in Nature Neuroscience. Pregnancy comes with its fair share of changes: no woman who has ever been pregnant will testify to the opposite. A new study extends this general principle to much beyond what our eyes can see—to the inside of the brain. The

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Ageing Increases DNA Mutations In Important Stem Cells

Ageing might be causing numerous DNA mutations in an important type of stem cell, says a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. We all know that ageing sucks—the body is no more as it used to be, neither inside nor outside. A new study provides further insight into the changes that occur during

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Famine Might Lead to Diabetes Generations Later

Prenatal exposure to famine might increase the risk of both hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes for individuals of the next generation, says a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Data from Great Famine of China Researchers from Brown University and China’s Harbin Medical University came together to analyse data obtained from

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Sugar or Sweetener—Which is Better?

Does it matter whether you consume sugar-free drinks (with sweeteners) or those with sugar? A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity offers insight into the topic of sugar and sweeteners. The war between sugar and sweeteners has been raging since some time now. A new study looks into the way both types

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