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Medical News Today: Happiness genes located for the first time

A huge study involving over 190 researchers in 140 research centers in 17 countries has located genetic variants associated with happiness and other traits. It is one of the largest studies ever published on genes involved in human behavior. Researchers … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Neurodegenerative disease damage reversed in fruit flies

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s symptoms have been reversed in fruit flies following treatment with a drug-like chemical, says research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists are making progressing in techniques to protect nerve cells. The discovery, … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet linked to a healthier heart

Choosing to eat a Mediterranean diet is better for people with heart disease than avoiding the unhealthy contents of a so-called Western diet, says research published in the European Heart Journal. The Mediterranean diet includes plenty of vegetables and fruit. … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Beer, chocolate intake among factors that influence the gut microbiome

By analyzing more than 1,000 human stool samples, researchers from Belgium have uncovered a number of diet and lifestyle factors that influence the composition of gut microbiota, with intake of beer and chocolate among those identified. Beer intake was identified … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

Could a doctor’s visit one day result in a prescription for chocolate? According to a new study, it is possible. Researchers suggest that consuming a small amount of chocolate every day may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Binge drinking may be encouraged by cycle of stress and reward

Binge drinking could be curbed by switching off a circuit between two brain regions that control the most prevalent type of excessive drinking in the United States. The findings, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, could lead to future therapies … Continue reading

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Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome: Is Your Trip to the Salon Hazardous to Your Health?

In Florida, a visit to the beauty salon is meant to be a relaxing affair. It’s a way for people to freshen their appearance and enjoy some much needed pampering. For one California woman, her trip to the salon was … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Lab-on-a-chip to measure glucose in a single drop of sweat

Highly sensitive and rapid detection of blood glucose is a diagnostic necessity in medicine. For instance, lack of insulin and too much blood sugar are two main causes of diabetes, both of which can be detected by measuring blood glucose. … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: What Disorders Can Affect the Placenta During Pregnancy?

The placenta and its health are vital to the health of a woman’s pregnancy and fetal development. This organ provides oxygen, nutrients, and filters fetal waste during pregnancy. It also plays an important role in hormone production and protects the … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: ‘Youth gene’ identified by researchers

The quest to find the fountain of eternal youth is probably as old as aging itself. New research, published in Current Biology, moves humanity another small step closer to the prize. A gene has been identified that plays a role … Continue reading

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