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Parasitic worms are the key to a longer life? Scientists say they can actually help slow aging

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Feb 12, 2021 … LONDON — There are few thoughts as unsettling as the notion of having an intestinal stowaway living within one’s very body. Parasitic worm infections are usually the stuff of nightmares, but a new study finds a type of parasite may actually be the “key” to living longer and avoiding chronic disease. Researchers from University College London…

Bats may have started the coronavirus pandemic. Could they be the key to ending it?

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Jul 10, 2020 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bats are thought to be hosts for a number of deadly human viruses, including Ebola, rabies, and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19). Despite carrying these viruses, however, bats themselves are relatively immune to the ill effects of viruses. In a new review paper published in the journal Cell Metabolism, University of…

Fighting While Fatigued Puts Spouses At Risk Of Serious Illnesses, Study Finds

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Jan 12, 2018 … COLUMBUS, Ohio – It is a given that spouses sometimes spat, but couples who frequently feud while fatigued are actually putting themselves at greater risk of some serious illnesses. A new study gives credence to the saying, “Don’t go to bed angry.” Researchers at Ohio State University wanted to know more about what happens on a physical level when couples have patterns of unresolved…

‘Pear-shaped’ people are better protected against dementia thanks to ‘beige’ fat

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Aug 12, 2021 … AUGUSTA, Ga. — “Pear-shaped” people, whose weight is generally distributed more evenly rather than above the waist in “apple-shaped” individuals, are better protected against dementia. Beige fat cells, typically found in higher amounts in the bodies of those with pear-shaped bodies, reduce inflammation linked to dementia, new research shows. Pear-shaped individuals are already at lower…

Amazonian tribe may hold key to having highly healthy brain, avoiding dementia

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Aug 07, 2021 … ORANGE, Calif. — An Amazonian tribe whose members’ brain volume decreases 70 percent slower than that of Westerners may hold the key to avoiding dementia in later life. Researchers say the healthy diet and active lifestyle practiced by the Tsimane tribe could explain the massive difference. Brain atrophy — or a loss of brain cells…

Brush for your gut! Doctors say poor oral hygiene may make IBD worse

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Jul 15, 2020 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects about three million people in the United States. An imbalance in the gut’s microbiome can be the cause of painful, and sometimes chronic, stomach conditions. A new study suggests trouble in your gut may actually start with trouble in your mouth. Researchers from the University of Michigan…

Vitamin D could help weaken brutal chemotherapy side effects

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Jun 20, 2020 … ADELAIDE, Australia — Despite its shortcomings, chemotherapy is still considered among the top cancer treatment options for many patients. Unfortunately, as many patients can attest, the side effects that come along with chemo treatments are often far more debilitating than the cancer itself. However, a new study out of the University of South Australia finds that…

Scientists uncover clues to cause of mystery illness leaving people blind, deaf, and paralyzed

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Apr 02, 2021 … YORK, United Kingdom — The notion of becoming blind, deaf, or paralyzed is a terrifying one. Functional neurological disorder (FND) is known to cause such symptoms in sufferers. Making matters worse, doctors and scientists have been absolutely puzzled as to what causes FND. That is, up until now. Researchers from the University of York say…

Surprising discovery finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria can also heal tissue

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Oct 13, 2020 … JENA, Germany — When most people hear “antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” the first thought is rarely a good one. While many of us will carry these organisms and never know they’re there, some do develop devastating infections. A study by German researchers now reveals bacteria may be even more complex than anyone thought. It turns out these toxins…

New post-COVID syndrome ‘MIS-C’ can cause lifelong damage to children’s hearts

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Sep 07, 2020 … SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A frightening new set of coronavirus research may lead some parents to think twice about in-person learning this school year. Although many people will never know if they had COVID-19, doctors say a frightening side-effect of the virus is being found in asymptomatic children. Researchers in Texas find a life-threatening inflammation of…

Holiday Blues Got You Down? Study Says Avoiding Sweet Treats May Help

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Dec 13, 2019 … LAWRENCE, Kan. — The holidays are supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for many it can actually lead to higher levels of depression than usual. If you’ve been feeling especially blue this year, a new study suggests getting those visions of sugar plums out of your head right away. Researchers at…

Belly’s Best Friend: Mangoes Prevent Constipation, Improve Gut Health

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Jun 11, 2018 … ORLANDO, Fla. — Find yourself frequently battling constipation, but don’t have the tastebuds for prunes? Turns out there may be a sweeter, juicer solution available at your local produce market: mangoes. A pilot study conducted by researchers at Texas A&M University found that eating mangoes helps relieve constipation better when compared to taking a supplement containing…

Cancer survivors age faster, experience physical decline before others

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Aug 04, 2021 … ROCKVILLE, Md. — Surviving cancer is no small achievement, even with modern medicine continuing the increase the odds of someone beating the disease. Unfortunately, a new study finds that battle with cancer may be taking a serious toll on the body, especially in a person’s later years. Researchers with the National Cancer Institute in Maryland say…

‘Shocking’ study finds Millennials, Gen Xers are in poorer health than their parents

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Mar 22, 2021 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — While it’s a common belief that most things get better with each passing generation, it appears health is not one of them. Researchers from The Ohio State University find the overall health of younger generations in America is getting worse over time. Specifically, millennials and members of Generation X are facing higher risks…

New nanotherapy developed may treat childhood Crohn’s disease

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Feb 22, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — Crohn’s disease is a particularly nasty form of inflammatory bowel disease. Patients suffer from chronic stomach inflammation, intestinal obstructions, diarrhea, bleeding, abdominal pain, weight loss, and fatigue. As if all that isn’t enough, pediatric Crohn’s disease can cause malnutrition-related abnormalities in children. On a positive note, however, a team in Chicago says…