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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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All we need to Know about the Minerals our body Seeks

Since day one, we’ve been told to consume food that contains minerals, but what actually are minerals? Minerals, one of the four essential nutrients, are inorganic elements or compounds that are required for the normal functioning and development of a human body. They contribute in the building and repairing processes …

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Euthanasia The Right to Die

Euthanasia is the act of intentionally ending a life to relieve suffering. Assisted suicide is intentionally helping another person to kill themselves. There are four main types of euthanasia—1. active (the direct administration of a lethal substance to the patient by another party with merciful intent), 2. passive (withholding or …

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Cultured Cow and Human Milk on the Way

Research is ongoing throughout the world on producing animal-free food products like cultured meat and cultured cow’s milk. While the cultured meat market is quite well developed, such is not the case with cultured milk. Currently, only three companies are tackling this subject; one of them being BioMilk (now rebranded …

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Vitamin D and the Heart

Genetic evidence for a role of vitamin D deficiency in causing cardiovascular disease has been identified by researchers at the Australian Centre for Precision Health in a first-of-its-kind study published in the European Heart Journal. The results show that people with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to suffer from …

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Another Superfood Purple Tomatoes

Norfolk Plant Sciences has applied for U.S. approval to sell a purple tomato that is genetically modified to make it rich in beneficial pigments. The small company plans to sell seeds to growers and supply fresh purple tomatoes to shops. In 2008, its creator Cathie Martin and her team at …

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New Contraception Method

A new kind of non-hormonal, over-the-counter contraception is on the horizon, due to a discovery that blocks the transition of semen from a thick gel to a liquid. Researchers at the Washington State University recently showed that blocking a prostate-specific-antigen in human ejaculate caused the semen to remain as thick …

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Escape from Joint Pain

Chronic pain in the knee, hip, and back affects many people, which impairs the quality of life itself. Most guidelines to manage the pain emphasize the role of physical activity/exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight. However, people associate physical activity with the onset and increase of pain, assuming that …

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