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Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

Many mammals gain weight and become insulin resistant during fall. However, these changes are easily reversible, and the mammals will not develop any further unhealthful symptoms. Researchers believe that the explanation for this lies in mechanisms associated with hibernation. Share on PinterestHibernating mammals may have genetic mechanisms that protect them from obesity.Image credit: Little brown […]

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Using anthrax to fight cancer

Using anthrax to fight cancer

Scientists recently trialed a method that uses anthrax to attack bladder cancer. The approach was successful in experiments using both human and animal tissue. They hope that in the future, it might serve to treat a range of cancers. Share on PinterestScientists are repurposing anthrax to fight bladder cancer. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Are most dolphins ‘right-handed,’ too?

Are most dolphins ‘right-handed,’ too?

Researchers studying a group of dolphins in the Bahamas have made an intriguing discovery: Most of the group had a right-side bias, much in the way that most humans are right-handed. Share on PinterestMost dolphins, like humans, appear to have a right-side bias. Dolphins are cetaceans: water-dwelling mammals. Currently, scientists recognize at least 40 species […]

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Health Tip: Using American Ginseng

Health Tip: Using American Ginseng

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — American ginseng is an herb that people take by mouth as a stimulant, to reduce stress, or to boost the immune system, says MedlinePlus. American ginseng has different medicinal effects from the Siberian and Asian varieties. Here’s what MedlinePlus says about American ginseng: Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. […]

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Are E-Scooters a Quick Ticket to the ER?

Are E-Scooters a Quick Ticket to the ER?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electric scooters are everywhere, offering city-dwelling Americans a quick way to get about town. But new research warns that hopping on one might land you in the hospital with a broken wrist or worse. “E-scooters carry a unique set […]

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Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though fetuses spend nine months in a dark womb, they may detect light by the second trimester, a new study in mice suggests. That’s when light-sensing cells develop in the retina, and it may set up the day-night rhythms that the infant will follow, the […]

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Uncontrolled Asthma a Danger to Pregnant Women, Babies

Uncontrolled Asthma a Danger to Pregnant Women, Babies

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy puts mothers and their babies at increased risk for serious complications, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 100,000 pregnancies in more than 58,000 women with asthma in Canada. Compared to those whose asthma was well-controlled, women who had […]