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New WHO Report: Tobacco Takes Away $1 Trillion and 8 Million Lives Each Year

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Health experts unveiled worrisome statistics about one of the biggest preventable causes of death worldwide, tobacco. According to a recent study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Cancer Institute, the habit of smoking tobacco is costing the global economy more than a whopping $1 trillion a year and will kill about 8 million people annually Read More →

Innovative Dental Filling Regenerates Teeth

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The only way to treat potentially dangerous pulp infections has been the painful and cumbersome root canal. This is one of the most unpleasant procedures in dental medicine, but it may soon become a thing of the past thanks to a major breakthrough made by researchers at the University of Nottingham, England, in association with the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, United States. Read More →

Surprising Causes of Depression

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Depression is a severe disorder that affects at least 5% of the adult population in the USA at any given point. It is also among the prime causes of disability for individuals between 15 and 44 years. There are many common causes of this ailment with the main ones including trauma, stress and a mental illness history in the family. However, Read More →

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring as We Know It Today Can soon Become Obsolete

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The hormone insulin ‘unlocks’ cells so that sugar molecules in the blood can enter them to provide energy. The right amount of insulin production helps maintain normal blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is the result of a deficiency in insulin production. Both abnormally high and abnormally low insulin levels lead to unhealthy fluctuations in blood sugar that can cause a wide range of medical problems. Read More →

Is the World Ready for Babies with DNA From Three Parents?

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Genetics is one of the most important studies in the history of humankind. For example, humans can now cure diseases, fight pests, or end world hunger using information learned through the study of genes from various organisms. DNA i.e. deoxyribonucleic acid lies at the center of genetic studies because it carries the genetic information contained within a living organism. Read More →

Sleep is Critical in the Creation and Retention of New Memories

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Sleep is a natural human activity (or rather inactivity). Many people believe that sleep is important because the body needs to rest. For example, the muscles need to recuperate after hours of continuous activity. However, many people do not understand the connection between sleep and brain activity. Did you know that sleep directly affects your memory? Read More →

The Future of Treatment for Lost Limbs

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For most patients who have lost a limb, the best they can hope for is a prosthetic replacement. While prosthetic replacements are getting more advanced all the time, they still aren’t as good as a human flesh and blood limb. Another option that is becoming feasible nowadays is the use of a transplant. Currently hand transplants are the only major appendage that have been transplanted, but in the future it may be possible to transplant entire limbs. Read More →