Stem Cells may Help to Cure Diabetes

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Diabetes is a large and growing problem that causes serious concerns to patients and consumes enormous resources from the healthcare system. Although the condition can be well managed, the cure for the disease remains elusive. However, with the development of new stem cell technologies, this may … [Read more...]

Flu Vaccine, 8 Things to Know

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Influenza infection caused by influenza types A and B is one of the most serious respiratory infections. Almost 5-20% of United States population is infected with the this virus and around 200,000 people are hospitalized each year for flu complications. The influenza season starts in the fall and … [Read more...]

Brain Stimulation may Enhance Memory

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Enhancing the brain’s ability and memory is something that most people would consider highly desirable. Unfortunately, none of the methods tested so far have been successful or long-lasting enough. And even when some temporary enhancement of mental capabilities was achieved with the use of certain … [Read more...]

Artificial Sweeteners: What are they?

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  Many of you have tried the so called “diet” drinks instead of classic sugary drinks.  There is no secret that people are looking to limit their daily calorie intake. To be able to respond to consumers requests and limit the calories in variety of foods including drinks, the food industry … [Read more...]

Sleep and Brain: Why can we hear the Alarm Clock?

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Despite the progress of the biological and medical sciences in recent decades, we still have no answer to a seemingly simple question: why do we need to sleep? Multiple theories try to explain the phenomenon of sleep, but none is fully satisfactory so far. The question is not entirely academic – … [Read more...]

Link between Blood Group and Memory

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It is well known that our cognitive abilities and memory can be affected by a deficient blood supply to the brain. This is not surprising because the lack of an adequate blood supply means a lack of oxygen and nutrients needed for the brain cells to perform their functions normally. The exact … [Read more...]

Ebola Fever: What you Should Know

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I am sure that you have already heard about the Ebola virus and Ebola fever. It is almost impossible to miss the extensive coverage of this illness in the media. These kinds of infections can cause some concern especially when we know that most of the people infected with this infection can die … [Read more...]

Tomatoes Help to Prevent Prostate Cancer

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  Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of malignancies among men, second only to lung cancer. It is no secret that the risk of cancer can be reduced by consuming healthy food. But what exactly needs to be eaten and which conditions can be prevented was always a bit … [Read more...]

Does Garlic Help Cold Symptoms?

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  Many of you are probably big fans of garlic in your food or on a piece of fresh bread. Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used in Mediterranean and Asian cooking for hundreds of years. Throughout the ages, this plant was utilized for medicinal purposes and more recently as a pest … [Read more...]

Why is Multiple Sclerosis More Common in Women?

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Multiple sclerosis is a serious illness that affects a significant number of people worldwide. The disease damages brain cells eventually resulting in problems with muscle movement, vision and balance. Scientists were not sure about the nature of this disease for a very long time. However, recently … [Read more...]