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Black Tea for a Healthier You

Due to the presence of flavonoids, a daily cup of black tea could help you to enjoy better health late in life. Besides tea, flavonoids are also found in many common foods like apples, nuts, citrus fruit, berries, etc. They have many health benefits. A study of 881 elderly women …

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Lab-grown Meat meets Safety Standards

The US FDA has stated that meat grown in a lab by UPSIDE Foods met all the major safety requirements required by the agency. Lab-grown meat is produced using a process in which animal cells taken from the tissue of an animal are placed in a tightly-controlled lab environment that …

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NEW ANTIBIOTIC AGAINST

Following its independent data monitoring committee’s recommendation to stop studies early because the drug had already proven to be effective, GSK will soon be submitting data on its new antibiotic, gepotidacin, to the US Food and Drug Administration for approval in urinary tract infections. Studies have found it to work …

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Sleep Better with a Weighted Blanket

Made of heavier materials or layers of fabric filled with minute glass or plastic pellets, weighted blankets are heavier than normal ones and can weigh anywhere from 3 lb (1.36 kg) to more than 20 lb (9.07 kg). The pressure applied evenly throughout the body (deep pressure stimulation) can have …

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2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be awarded to Svante Pääbo for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins (the group consisting of modern humans, extinct human species, and all our immediate ancestors) and human evolution, as per the decision of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska …

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Semaglutide and Obesity

A research to be presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting in Stockholm from September 19-23, 2022, states that weekly injections of semaglutide (a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist) more than halved the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) and induced weight loss of …

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Pesticide Use Results in Male Sterility

More than 1,100 former banana workers in Panama say that a pesticide used by a leading fruit company on the plantations made them sterile. The pesticide, Di-bromochloropropane (1, 2-dibromo-3-chloropropane) or DBCP, targets microscopic worms that damage banana plants. Tens of thousands of former banana workers in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, …

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Miracle Molecule for Weight Loss on the Horizon

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Stanford School of Medicine have identified a molecule in the blood produced during exercise that can effectively reduce food intake and obesity in mice. Co-corresponding author Dr. Yong Xu, professor of pediatrics-nutrition and molecular and cellular biology at Baylor believes that it would …

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First Implant of Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small battery-powered device implanted in the chest that delivers electrical impulses via cardiac leads, thereby helping to restore normal heart rhythm. It is meant for the treatment of abnormally slow heart rhythm disorders, including sinus node dysfunction. Pacemakers also treat heart block (when the electrical signals …

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Fohor Kathmandu

I think everyone will agree that Kathmandu is far from being a clean city. The piles of garbage on roadsides, exuding all kinds of disgusting smells of putrefied waste, gags your breath and make you want to puke. And, if you think this is maybe a temporary problem, think again. …

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