Category: Medical News

Low-Salt Intake Might NOT Be Beneficial to Everyone

Salt intake (pertaining to diets containing sodium) is generally thought to be harmful to health, specially if consumed often. However, this ‘general principle’ might actually be more of a specific one: a new study suggests that low-salt diets might not be as beneficial as previously thought, and that they might even be linked with a greater risk of

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Antibody That Neutralizes HIV Found

An antibody has been found to neutralise HIV by causing the immune system to make new, effective antibodies to fight the dangerous virus, according to a study published in the journal Science. HIV has kept scientists busy for decades now as they have attempted to find effective ways to counter the deadly virus. The current

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High-Fat Diets Prevent Sugar From Reaching the Brain

High-fat diets decrease the glucose uptake in brain cells, says a study published in Cell. High-fat foods are known to be generally unhealthy to the human body. A new study provides further data about the extent of the harm: this type of diet disrupts the sugar uptake in the brain, the restoration of which comes with

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Nutrition Experts Are Avoiding These ‘Healthy Foods’

Healthy eating is one of the major topics being discussed in our contemporary societies because of the current increasing rates of diseases associated with unhealthy consumption of food. Among the many lists of food items promoted as being salubrious, you will also find some that are only apparently beneficial. Nutritionists will often have to debunk

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Antibody That Specifically Attacks Cancer Cells Developed

An antibody developed from the human immune system has been used to preferentially attack cancer cells. The paper documenting these findings has been published in Cell Reports. A team of researchers from Duke Health have followed the anti-cancer antibody. When they discovered it, they developed it in their lab to test it in cells lines

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Antibiotics Allow Salmonella To Breathe Inside Your Body

Antibiotics allow Salmonella to ‘breathe’ inside of your body, thereby favouring the growth of these harmful bacteria, says a study published in Cell Host Microbe. Antibiotics are notorious in modern medicine for their double-edged-sword aspect: they are efficient at combatting bacterial infection, but they might also encourage the growth of the pathogens. What makes matters

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Breast Milk Boosts Brain Growth in Premature Babies

The importance of breast milk is something established. Still, science insists on finding more about the benefits thereof. A new study has, thus, found signs of enhanced brain growth in premature babies feeding on mostly breast milk in their first month than in those having little to no breast milk. The findings will be presented

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Kids With Older Mums Are Taller & Better Educated

Kids born from older women might be better off than those having younger mothers in certain aspects, says a new study published in the journal Population and Development Review. Having children at an older age might have its perks. However, pregnancy at a later age is generally thought to entail risks of complications; for instance,

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Infants Eating Rice Have Higher Arsenic Levels in Urine

Infants consuming rice products have a higher concentration of arsenic in their urine than those who do not eat the food items, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation for inorganic arsenic levels in polished white rice is 200 nanograms per gram (ng/g) while that of the

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