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Plastic crisis in Arctic: Pollution just as bad as anywhere else on Earth, scientists warn

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Apr 17, 2022 … BREMERHAVEN, Germany — Plastic pollution in the Arctic is as bad as anywhere else on Earth, warns a new study. Debris from fabrics, personal care products, packaging and other everyday materials is flooding the pristine wilderness. Carried north by waves, winds and rivers, there are high concentrations of these plastic items and microplastic fibers on the seafloor,…

JUUL e-cigarettes trigger inflammatory changes in the major organs, study warns

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Apr 15, 2022 … SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Many proponents of e-cigarettes claim they are a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, but research by a team at UCSD may make you think twice before your next puff. Scientists report that smoking pod-based JUUL e-cigarettes on a daily basis alters the inflammatory state across the majority of the human body,…

Hidden danger: 1 in 4 people have a liver disorder that could trigger heart disease

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Apr 14, 2022 … DALLAS, Texas — One in four adults may be living with an undiagnosed liver disorder that’s putting them at greater risk for heart disease, a new study warns. Known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the condition develops as vast amounts of fat build up in the organ. The condition sometimes results in inflammation, scarring,…

Having allergic asthma actually protects people from a severe case of COVID-19

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Apr 11, 2022 … CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Could pollen and seasonal allergens actually be protecting some people from COVID-19? Researchers in North Carolina found that people with allergic asthma are less likely to have a severe infection. For people with allergic asthma, the same triggers which cause many people to sneeze when their allergies strike causes others to…

Leafy greens like broccoli could help slow growth of COVID-19, other cold viruses

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Mar 24, 2022 … BALTIMORE — Leafy greens are not only good for your health, they may help end the coronavirus pandemic as well. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center have collected compelling evidence that a chemical found within broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may offer a potent new way of fighting both COVID-19 and the common cold. Scientists…

Goodbye supplements! Combining these foods boosts mood, fights disease, and supercharges your health

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Mar 22, 2022 …  LONDON — The nutrition supplement industry collects billions of dollars from health-minded individuals who aim to nourish their bodies and specific organs simply through a pill or powder. Experts say everything we need for peak health can be found right in the foods we put on our plates — especially when we combine products.…

Get in shape, and stay there: Colon cancer risk rises the longer you’re overweight, study warns

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Mar 22, 2022 … HEIDELBERG, Germany — New research shows that maintaining a healthy weight throughout your life can shield you from colon cancer. Scientists say the longer a person stays overweight, the more likely they are to develop the disease. The researchers compare it to the “cumulative effects of smoking” on lung cancer. The alarming report from researchers at…

A nasal spray containing fatty acids may prevent memory loss, Alzheimer’s onset

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Mar 21, 2022 … NEW ORLEANS, La. — A nasal spray containing specialized fatty acids may be the answer to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds. Researchers say the treatment successfully stopped memory loss and brain degeneration in an experimental model of Alzheimer’s — the most common form of dementia in older adults. The team from LSU Health New…

7 in 10 long COVID patients still battle memory and concentration problems

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Mar 18, 2022 … CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — The vast majority of people dealing with “long COVID” are experiencing memory and concentration problems — months after their actual coronavirus infection, a new study warns. Researchers at the University of Cambridge say seven in 10 people experiencing the lingering effects of COVID are now struggling mentally. The study finds long…

‘Invisibility cloak’ for cancer drugs successfully delivers bacteria to kill tumors

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Mar 17, 2022 … NEW YORK — An “invisibility cloak” for cancer drugs could be the new secret weapon that kills life-threatening tumors. Engineering researchers from Columbia University say this invention hides good bacteria from the immune system, enabling these substances to reach tumors undetected. The masked probiotic could revolutionize cancer therapy. In experiments, it wiped out diseased cells…

Growing up near green spaces lowers risk of harmful aging, disease — even without exercise

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Mar 16, 2022 … BARCELONA, Spain — Is simply living near green leaves and grass enough to make you healthier? A new study reveals children who visit or live near green spaces suffer from less cellular stress that can cause harmful aging and disease. A team from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health add that exposure to vegetation alone,…