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This hand-held device can read cancer biomarker like blood sugar

Toronto – A team of Canadian researchers has created a prototype for a hand-held device to measure a biomarker for cancer like a blood sugar monitor, paving the way for home-based cancer monitoring and improving access to diagnostic testing. The device could be used in a medical clinic or at home, …

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Brain, not willpower, decides if you will lose weight or not

Jerusalem – Are you trying to lose those extra kilos around your waist by dieting? Listen to your brain first as weight loss is not merely a matter of willpower but is actually connected to much more basic visual and olfactory cues, researchers have found. The team from Ben-Gurion University …

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Have nutritional beverage with exercise for fit body, sharp mind

New York – Daily exercise, along with nutrient-enriched beverages, can do wonder with improving both physical and cognitive health, researchers have discovered. While exercise alone improved strength and endurance, mobility and stability, those who also consumed the nutritional supplement as part of the study saw all of these improvements and …

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Study reveals empathy prevents Covid-19 spread

London – Empathy for vulnerable people in risk groups motivates others to use face masks and keep distance, which can help prevent the spread of Covid-19, say researchers. “We saw that empathy for the most vulnerable is an important factor, and that it can be used actively to combat the pandemic,” …

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Eating disorders may lead to body dysmorphia

London – Researchers have found that people with eating disorders are 12 times more likely to be preoccupied with perceived flaws in their physical appearance than those without. According to the researchers, body dysmorphia can result in anxiety, stress and reduced quality of life. “While sufferers of eating disorders, such as …

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Regular exercise in morning may cut cancer risk

London – If you want to live longer, read on. Researchers have found that that when physical activity is done in the morning throughout lifetime can reduce cancer risk. One potential cause of cancer is circadian disruption, the misalignment of environmental cues (light, food intake, etc.) and our endogenous circadian …

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Telemedicine saves chronic pain patients time, money

New York – Patients who saw a pain medicine specialist via telemedicine saved time and money and were highly satisfied with their experience, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, say researchers. The study, presented at the recent ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting, verified that many chronic pain patients are confident they will receive …

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Humans can transmit Covid-19 virus to wildlife

New York – In a major study, researchers have found that there’s considerable risk that humans transmit SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, to wildlife. The study, published in the journal Mammal Review, noted that if SARS-CoV-2 were to infect and spread among wild mammals, it could potentially cause disease in …

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Nature protection takes backseat in most pandemic recovery plans

New York – Most countries are failing to invest in nature-related economic reforms or investments in their Covid-19 pandemic recovery plans, says a study. Indeed, some countries, including the US, Brazil and Australia, are back-tracking on existing laws and relaxing regulations and enforcement actions aimed at protecting nature, according to lead …

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Covid-19 can spread in poorly ventilated, enclosed spaces: US CDC

Washington – In its latest update, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said Covid-19 transmission can occur in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. In a statement released recently, the CDC said: “Today’s update acknowledges the existence of some published reports showing limited, uncommon circumstances where people …

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