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    Health Do you monitor your daily steps?

    It's increasingly common to keep track of one's physical activity to keep fit. Walking enough everyday can help reduce your risk of these common health problems: Heart disease Obesity Diabetes High blood pressure According to Healthline, to lose weight one should aim for at least 10,000 steps...
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    The science behind Covid-19 - All you need to know

    How is Coronavirus spread and how contagious is it? According to the CDC, Covid-19 is transferred by aerosol droplets (microscopic drops from respiration in the air) and stays contagious for about 6 hours on most surfaces. But according to a new meta-analysis of 22 studies human coronaviruses...
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    Health Share your coronavirus symptoms

    Most of us are going to be infected or already are, so why not compare our symptoms (for people like me who already caught it) and help others recognise the symptoms? I seem to have caught the virus on my way back from Italy nearly 3 weeks ago. I was in the south of the country, where there...
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    Google DeepMind's AI can detect over 50 sight-threatening eye conditions

    The new technology is intended to speed us diagnosis, but soon it could lead to smartphones being able to diagnose eye diseases just as well as doctors - perhaps even at no cost. For people in developed countries that may just mean saved time and money, but in parts of the world where eye...
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    How CRISPR can be used to detect any kind of cancer and microbial infection

    This New Startup Will Use CRISPR as a Search Engine to Hunt Down Diseases "By now, you’ve heard of CRISPR—the bacterial self-defense mechanism that can be used to modify the genome. From “biohackers” building the hype by injecting themselves with CRISPR—and later regretting it—to the more...
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    Forecasts of genetic fate just got a lot more accurate

    Tests like 23andMe were revolutionary 10 years ago. But their ability to predict risks of developing specific diseases have not always been very accurate, except for carrier status. Things are evolving fast now that millions of individuals have been sequenced specifically to find new genes...
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    Assyrian Clay Tablets Reveal Insights into Ancient Medical Practices

    Before the Greeks excelled in science and philosophy, culture was blooming in Mesopotamia, located between the Euphrates River and the Tigris River in present day Iraq. This region, known as the cradle of civilisation, was the seat of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, which lasted from around 900 to 612...
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    Vegetative-state patient regains consciousness through vagus-nerve stimulation

    Great news. After robotic limbs that move and feel like real ones, immunotherapy that heals some cancers in days, or gene therapy that cures incurable genetic diseases, medicine keeps progressing at a stupendous rate. BBC News: Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy "A man in France has...
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    New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

    From the BBC: New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains "Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. ... The study...
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    SNPs linked to HLA-DR types in Europeans/Caucasians

    The HLA gene regulates our acquired immune system. It is what helps our body identify foreign antigens (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and determine what type of white blood cells and antibodies should be produced. Depending on our HLA type we are more or less resistant to certain diseases and...
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    How to interpret your microbiome (Ubiome) results ?

    Introduction The human body hosts hundreds of billions of bacteria, a number that varies with the food we eat, how often we wash ourselves, brush our teeth, take antibiotics or drink alcohol or other antibacterials (ginger, garlic, turmeric), but generally exceeds the number of human cells, and...
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    Are proteins bad for your health ?

    Two studies published this week in Cell Metabolism, Solon-Biet et al. 2014 and Levine et al. 2014, are telling us that having a diet rich in animal proteins could considerably reduce our lifespan. Here is what Science magazine comments about the studies. One problem with the Solon-Biet et...
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    Doctors in Spain claim to have performed world's first full face transplant.

    Source: Telegraph.co.uk Watch video at the same source.
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