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Could vitamin D supplements treat IBS?

People with irritable bowel syndrome could alleviate their symptoms by taking vitamin D supplements. This is the conclusion of a new study recently published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the large intestine. Symptoms includeabdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and constipation. It is estimated that IBS …

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Causes of Anal Itching

An itch around your bottom is uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing. If you have anal itch, it may be hard to fight the urge to scratch. But scratching will only make the problem worse. Doctors can’t always find a reason for it, but some health problems or habits, or your diet, may trigger …

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What Causes Common Skin Warts?

When skin warts appear, it can seem as if the harmless growths came out of nowhere. But common warts are actually an infection in the top layer of skin, caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus, or HPV, family. When the virus invades this outer layer of skin, usually through a tiny …

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Worst Foods to Avoid With Diabetes To Prevent High Blood Sugar and Weight Gain

Diabetes in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, affecting more than 29 million Americans, based on current estimates (1). That’s around 10 percent of the whole country. While medication helps, one of the best ways to treat (or prevent) this disease is to learn which foods to …

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Why Our Brain Needs Sleep, And What Happens If We Don’t Get Enough Of It

any of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to concentrate. Sleep is more important for our brains than you may realise. Although it may appear you’re “switching off” when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive. What we …

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HUMAN SALIVA CONTAINS A PAINKILLER 6 TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN MORPHINE

Pain is an essential sensation. Sensory nerves with endings in our skin, tissues and organs, are activated by heat, cold or pressure, or by chemicals that are released from cells after tissue injury. The fibres of these nerves reach the central nervous system, activating neurons in the spinal cord which …

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HOW TO CREATE HUMAN BEINGS FROM SKIN CELLS – STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Stem cell research is one of my absolute favorite topics. This amazing field does not only reveal to us how our bodies function and develop, but also holds promising future applications that could help us treat severe diseases, which would not be treated otherwise. However, stem cell research can do …

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO BOOST YOUR INTELLIGENCE BY TRAINING?

Scientists achieved astonishing results when training a student with a memory training programme in a landmark experiment in 1982. After 44 weeks of practice, the student, dubbed SF, expanded his ability to remember digits from seven numbers to 82. However, this remarkable ability did not extend beyond digits – they also tried …

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NEW STUDY DESCRIBES HOW ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SPREADS THROUGHOUT THE BRAIN

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain illness that affects an estimated 47m people worldwide. It is the most common cause of dementia in the Western world. Despite this, there are currently no treatments that are effective in curing Alzheimer’s disease or preventing its relentless progression. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the build-up …

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Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether. The pill in question is still early in development. But it contains the same highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) — the drug combination that revolutionized HIV treatment back in the mid-1990s. Those medications turned a …

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