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Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

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A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.

Different paths to the same goal: Vegetarian and Mediterranean diets both proven to prevent heart disease

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(Natural News) Heart disease claims more American lives than any other disease. A quarter of all deaths in our country are caused by heart disease. Close to 800,000 people have a first heart attack each year, and it kills over half a million people annually. There are many theories about how best...

Deadly Legionella bacteria found to proliferate at car washes, where they can become airborne and be inhaled

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(Natural News) According to a recent report, two gentlemen from Italy have been infected with Legionnaires’ disease at a car wash in two separate incidences. The two individuals were exposed to contaminated water spray and while this might seem shocking, experts say that these incidences aren...

Vitamin D may accelerate muscle repair when combined with olive oil, according to new study

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Seniors who are socially active through volunteering, working or caring for grandchildren are significantly healthier, according to study

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Europe Saw Fourfold Increase In Measles Cases In 2017

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In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared to 5,273 in 2016. Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles. The World Health Organization says unvaccinated people are a factor.(Image credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

From Blue Lights to Gene Therapy: The Intriguing History of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

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0000-0002-8715-2896 Seeing Crigler-Najjar syndrome among this week’s news releases announcing upcoming gene therapy clinical trials conjured immediate images of an Amish farmhouse with a spooky blue glow emanating from an upstairs bedroom, where a small

The Immortal Jellyfish

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Society has long misunderstood these spineless swimmers. Now they could unlock the keys to regeneration.

Important falls in death rates from leukemia in Europe predicted for 2016

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Death rates from leukemia among people of all ages in Europe are falling, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2016. The study by researchers in Italy, Switzerland and the USA looked at cancer death rates in the EU 28 member states as a whole and also in the six large...

Diet that mimics fasting may boost health

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Periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may boost health in a wide variety of ways, new research shows. In a new study, Valter Longo and his colleagues show that cycles of a four-day low-calorie diet that mimics fasting (FMD) cut visceral belly fat and elevated the number ...

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

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Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC's Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits.

Researchers identify gene mutation that can trigger lymphoblastic leukemia

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Two medical researchers from the Children's Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key gene mutation that can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, and several other types of can...

Surgeon proposes human head transplant operation as soon as 2017

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Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy is presenting his proposal to use brain-dead organ donors to test a head-transplant techniqueAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Surviving 42 Minutes Underwater…How Boy Beat the Odds

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A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.

The Plagues Of May: Rubella Wiped From Americas, No You Don't Have Poop In Your Beard, And More

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The Month In Plagues: Rubella Wiped From The Americas, No You Don’t Have Poop In Your Beard, And More

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Your monthly roundup of infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web. In outbreak news: On May 9th, Liberia announced it was Ebola-free, which is great news.

Study examines association of genetic variants with cognitive impairment

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Individually rare but collectively common intermediate-size copy number variations may be negatively associated with educational attainment, according to a study in the May 26 issue of JAMA. Copy number variations (CNVs) are regions of the genome that differ in the number of segments of DNA.

North American ragweed to bring autumn allergy misery to Europe

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Ragweed pollen is the bane of many lives in the US, and climate change could help the plant become much more common in Europe by 2050Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

How our gut changes across the life course

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This image shows the epithelial lining of the gut. Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall health.

Artificial Trachea Researcher Found Guilty of Misconduct

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An independent investigator says that the surgeon misrepresented the truth in papers about artificial trachea transplants.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Study implicates new gene in multiple sclerosis disease activity

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A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient's likelihood of responding to interferon-beta, one of the medications used in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Published in the Annals of Neurology ...