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Everything to know before ditching the animal products

You would be forgiven for thinking that following a vegan diet could miraculously cure all your health problems – after all, that's what Instagram says, right? But as a dietician, I would encourage you to err on the side of caution, since vegan diets can be quite restrictive and leave you at risk for various nutritional deficiencies. But before you …

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Teens urged to cut sugar to save smiles

Australian teenagers are the target of a new advertising campaign that warns that shonky smiles may soon blink unless they abandon their addiction to sugary drinks. The Rethink Sugary Drink campaign, supported by Cancer Council Victoria, focuses on Australians between the ages of 12 and 24, particularly boys and young people. Kicking off at the sound of a drink can …

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New Device that can Rapidly Diagnose Disease Could Save Lives

MELBOURNE, Australia gen. 21, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Biospectroscopists at Monash University have released a US patent for diagnostic technology that one day hope to help doctors diagnose and treat patients much more quickly than current methods of disease. new device can quickly analyze blood in a few minutes to detect a number of disease-causing pathogens, in a breakthrough …

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Horror smiles warn young Australians off soft drinks

Australian teenagers could flash rotten smiles if they do not abandon their dependence on sugary drinks that affect their teeth and health, warns a new advertising campaign. The Rethink Sugary Drink campaign, launched by various health organizations, warns young people not to be sucked into drinking soft drinks, sports drinks or energy drinks. Research reveals that some males consume up …

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Dogs’ emotional attachment to toys studied

A study will examine whether dogs form an emotional attachment to toys in a similar way to small children with blankets and teddy bears. Researchers from the University of Bristol Veterinary School and School of Psychological Science will examine the behavior of a wide range of dogs for work. It is believed that some breeds of dogs may be more …

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Implantable device curbs seizures and improves cognition in epileptic rats

Schematic of a clinical device showing its main components and its function. The right and cropped view shows the cells inside the device. Credit: Giovanna Paolone A protein secretion device implanted in the hippocampus of epileptic rats reduces convulsions by 93% in three months, finds preclinical research published in JNeurosci . These results support the continued development of this technology …

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Arm and Ab Workout For Gym

When I head to the gym, I usually choose full body workouts because they are so damn efficient. But the day before my favorite cycling lesson, I avoid working my legs; I want them to feel fresh and ready to push big gears and ride fast. Since I'm avoiding taxing my lower body, I focus instead on the abdominals and …

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Poo transplant ‘super donors’ have higher success rate treating intestinal disorders – Science News

Not all poops are created equal – especially when it comes to faecal transplants. "Super donors" – people whose stool donations have surprisingly high success rates in pottery transplants – have presented themselves in multiple studies, according to a review article published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. And although much of the effect of super-donors is probably toward …

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Fueling macrophages with energy to attack and eat cancer cells

Immune cells called macrophages should serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to make them fall asleep. Now researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania have claimed to have identified how to feed macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells. It is known that macrophages can support the growth of cancer …

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