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Zinc may help to prevent, treat esophageal cancer

Research led by the University of Texas at Arlington reveals how zinc can target esophageal cancer cells and halt their growth, thereby bringing us closer to new prevention and treatment strategies for the disease. Zinc is a mineral present in a variety of foods – including oysters, red meat, poultry, …

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Psychopathy: Children at risk respond differently to laughter

For many of us, laughter is contagious. But new research suggests that for children who are at risk of becoming psychopaths in adulthood, this may not be the case. A recent study published in the journal Current Biology examines how children at risk of psychopathy respond to laughter. The research was led …

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Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies

A head cold or common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat. It is usually a mild illness, but its symptoms can have a significant impact on everyday activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average adult experiences two to three colds …

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How childhood trauma affects the brain

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United …

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How Fast You Walk Predicts Heart Disease Death

The findings, published in the European Heart Journal, held true even after researchers accounted for factors like exercise habits, diets, and whether people smoked or drank alcohol. “This suggests habitual walking pace is an independent predictor of heart-related death,” said Professor Tom Yates, principal investigator of the study and a reader in …

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The Behavior That Could Drastically Reduce Your Desire To Smoke

For smokers, breaking the habit can seem impossible, but where patches and gum fail, undergoing plastic surgery may succeed. A recent study has found that people who are advised to give up smoking in the weeks leading up to a plastic surgery operation are more likely to stay quit far past the operation. Plastic surgery …

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Using Zika Virus To Kill Brain Cancer May Soon Be A Thing

If you’ve spent any time in North or South America lately, or simply read the news, it’s hard to have missed reports on outbreaks of the Zika virus, which causes flu-like symptoms, but can also lead to serious birth defects in children born to infected mothers. However, new researchshows the virus has a silver …

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Eating Badly Is A Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide

A long list of benefits is associated with maintaining a nutritious, well-balanced diet, including added energy, weight control and a lower risk of diabetes. While many of us are aware we should eat more greens and less processed food, the health risks of not doing so aren’t always so clear. A new …

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Eating Earlier And Skipping Dinner Could Boost Fat Burning, May Aid In Weight Management

You’ve heard the old advice that skipping meals is a sure-fire way to ruin a weight loss plan, but a new study presented this week at the annual Obesity Society Meeting in New Orleans suggests that perhaps we’ve overlooked the benefits of selective fasting. According to the research, eating during a …

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How Acetylsalicylic Acid Relieves Pain, Reduces Inflammation. Should You Take Daily?

Most of us have used aspirin at some point in our lives, but have you ever stopped to think of how the little white pill is so effective at reducing pain? Luckily the team at How Stuff Works recently put together  to help explain the science behind this widely popular …

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