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Coffee as a health drink?

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Past research has linked coffee consumption to reduced mortality and suggested protective effects against diabetes and cancer. Now, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that adding a bit of sugar to your cup does not eliminate observed mortality effects, contrary to concerns that sweetener might negate the brew’s benefits. In fact,…

New study finds that politicians typically enjoy longer lives than general populations

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The FINANCIAL — New data show politicians have a considerable survival advantage over general populations, based on information from 11 countries and over 57,500 politicians. In some countries this survival advantage is at the highest level for 150 years, and life expectancy at age 45 was found to be around seven years higher for politicians…

Psychologist for back pain?

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If you’ve ever struggled with low back pain, you know that it can be surprisingly debilitating, even if the discomfort is short-term. You may find it difficult to grocery shop, do housework, play sports, or even tie your shoelaces. When back pain is chronic, lasting 12 weeks or longer, it can impair quality of life…

Monkeypox

Monkeypox, everything you should know

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Vaccines used during the smallpox eradication programme also provided protection against monkeypox. Newer vaccines have been developed of which one has been approved for prevention of monkeypox; Monkeypox is caused by monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae;.…

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Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

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The commercialising quantum technologies challenge at UK Research and Innovation has today (15 June 2022) announced £6 million in funding split between 16 UK based projects. These projects will advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK and address one or more of the technical challenges below: connectivity seeing the invisible positioning, navigation and…

Radicle Science and Open Book Extracts release results of the largest ever blinded, randomized clinical trial on cannabinoids and pain

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Radicle Science, an AI-driven healthtech B-corp pioneering large scale clinical trials on health and wellness products, today announced the results of history’s largest cannabinoid clinical trial on pain, in partnership with Open Book Extracts (OBX).  All formulations in the pain study on Cannabidiol (CBD) and Rare Cannabinoids were supplied by OBX, a NSF-certified manufacturer and…

Genetic and clinical research reveals new type of macular dystrophy, a cause of central vision loss

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Retinal images of a patient with a TIMP3 mutation causing atypical symptoms. While there is visible damage in the retina (dark circles), there is no CNV present. NEI Researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI) have identified a new disease that affects the macula, a small part of the light-sensing retina needed for sharp, central…

Scores of people died in a blaze in Odesa in may 2014 that was apparently set off by firebombs thrown inside a building where they had sought refuge amid street fighting. (file photo)

Fight, flight, or freeze: how our bodies respond to doomscrolling

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Deluge of traumatic news is causing collective numbness, say experts. Here’s what to do if you’re feeling overwhelmed. We are living through a time of widespread illness, social and political unrest, economic fractures, and broken safety nets. Whether each of us experiences the ravages of this time close to home or as part of a larger…

No More ‘Flu For You

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It happens every year, especially in winter. A virus saunters into your wide-open respiratory tract, worms its way into lung cells, and, next thing you know, you’re lying in bed with a fever, aches, and chills—classic symptoms of influenza, or flu.…

NIH study finds high BMI and obesity raise infection risk, but asthma does not

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A National Institutes of Health-funded study has found that people with food allergies are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them. In addition, while previous research identified obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, the new study has identified obesity and high body mass index…

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Study sheds light on monkeypox in the UK

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The FINANCIAL — A network of NHS and academic experts from across the country, including the University of Liverpool, has published the results of a timely study looking at the management of previous cases of the human monkeypox virus in the UK by the NHS High Consequence Infectious Diseases Network.…

Reducing TV viewing to less than one hour a day could help prevent heart disease

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The FINANCIAL — Watching too much TV is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease regardless of an individual’s genetic makeup, say a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong.…

The brain’s mechanisms for vision depend on other senses

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The FINANCIAL — Every moment of our awake lives, images fall onto our eyes and go through a series of processing steps in the brain to inform us about what is going on in the world. A team of researchers led by the University of Amsterdam’s Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences finds that the time…

Can we always show our positive emotions to others?

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The FINANCIAL — Social norms dictate when we can express our emotions and to whom. These norms are much stronger for negative emotions than for positive ones. Does this mean that we can always express positive emotions, and to everyone? No, state psychology researchers from the University of Amsterdam who mapped expression norms for eight…

What Are The Most Common Injuries From Slip Or Trip Accidents?

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According to a study conducted by the HSE, slips and trips account for over a third of all injuries reported at the workplace in the UK. Whatever the reasons for slipping or tripping, it’s important to know some of the common injuries that could occur because of such accidents.  When you slip or trip, you…