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Gut microbiota development driven by specific enzyme in breast milk

Gut microbiota development driven by specific enzyme in breast milk

The term “gut microbiome” refers to trillions of microbial cells that live in community in the digestive tract. Recently, studies have revealed that this community of bacteria has a profound impact on human physiology, metabolism,nutrition and the immune system. An unhealthy gut microbiota has been linked with a number of diseases, such as inflammatory bowel [...]

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Health, well-being no different for children raised in same-sex parent families

Health, well-being no different for children raised in same-sex parent families

The number of same-sex parents in the US has increased significantly in recent years. According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, there are currently 594,000 same-sex couple households in the US, of whom around 27% have children. Most studies investigating the health and well-being of children within same-sex parent families have found [...]

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High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food

High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food

Phthalates come from a class of industrial chemicals that are used to make food packaging materials and other items involved in the manufacture of fast food and dairy produce. Previous studies have suggested that these chemicals leach out of plastic food packaging, causing contamination of highly processed foods. Researchers at Milken Institute School of Public [...]

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Autism patients have more cancer gene mutations but lower cancer risk

Autism patients have more cancer gene mutations but lower cancer risk

While people with autism have more cancer-related gene mutations, they are at lower risk for developing the disease. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers from the University of Iowa. Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by problems with social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors. In the US, it is estimated that [...]

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Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?

Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?

Chiropractic manipulation, also known as chiropractic adjustment, is a form of alternative medicine. A trained chiropractor applies sudden force to spinal joints to correct structural alignment and improve physical function. Most often, patients seek chiropractic adjustment to relieve various types of back, neck and head pain, although it has been trialed for a wide variety [...]

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Do sexist, violent video games reduce empathy for female victims of violence?

Do sexist, violent video games reduce empathy for female victims of violence?

The participants in the study, published inPLOS One, were shown a picture of an adolescent girl who had been physically beaten by an adolescent boy, and their emotional responses to the image were measured. “Most people would look at these images and say the girl pictured has to be terrified,” states co-author Brad Bushman, a [...]

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Delay motherhood to reduce career income losses, say researchers

Delay motherhood to reduce career income losses, say researchers

Study coauthor Man Yee (Mallory) Leung, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues publish their findings in the journalPLOS One. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the proportion of women in the US who have their first child after the age of 30 has increased [...]

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Singing improves Parkinson’s symptoms and quality of life

Singing improves Parkinson’s symptoms and quality of life

The symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremor, particularly in the hands, arms, legs, face and jaw. It causes a slowness in movement, problems with balance and emotional changes. These symptoms are often the prime focus of research, but they are not the only life-changing difficulties that Parkinson’s disease presents. Impairments in breathing and voice are also [...]

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Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Writing in the journal Science Advances, scientists from the University of Tokyo describe how they made their prototype “e-skin” from a thin, flexible, organic material that is stable in air. The e-skin has a protective film comprising five alternating layers of an inorganic material called silicon oxynitrite and an organic material called parylene. This protects [...]

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Study: Brain scans may help detect autism

Study: Brain scans may help detect autism

WASHINGTON, April 14 — Using a combination of algorithms as a classifier, a group of researchers determined a series of biomarkers visible in MRI scans that may be useful for diagnosing autism, according to a recent study. Researchers at Brown University found 16 functional connections in the brain that were as accurate as the main [...]

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Hepatitis C-infected liver transplants may work well for those with the virus

Hepatitis C-infected liver transplants may work well for those with the virus

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 — Here’s some potentially good news for people with hepatitis C who are waiting for liver transplants: Hepatitis C-infected livers seem to do as well as healthy livers in these patients, a new study indicates. The findings suggest that using hepatitis C-infected (HCV-positive) livers could help reduce wait times for people [...]

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Cholesterol drug may fight prostate cancer, scientists say

Cholesterol drug may fight prostate cancer, scientists say

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 14  — A drug designed to lower cholesterol stops the progression of prostate cancer, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. The researchers say using the drug with or without chemotherapy treatments for prostate cancer could prove to be more effective while reducing the level of toxic chemicals needed to fight [...]

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