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Cocoa and chocolate full of health benefits

Cocoa and chocolate full of health benefits

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:30:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Cocoa and chocolate not only taste great, they also have a host of health benefits.

Cocoa and chocolate full of health benefits

Hot peppers help prevent heart problems

Hot peppers help prevent heart problems

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Chili peppers contain ingredients that can help keep the heart healthy in different ways. Capsaicinoids may help keep your heart healthy.

Hot peppers help prevent heart problems

Flame retardant materials 'can produce toxic gases'

Flame retardant materials 'can produce toxic gases'

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:30:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Some halogen-based flame retardant materials can produce invisible toxic gases - the main cause of fatalities in fires, scientists claim.

Flame retardant materials 'can produce toxic gases'

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:39:01 GMT by Michael Evans

The rarified atmosphere and lack of oxygen at high altitudes on Mount Everest can produce symptoms in climbers that replicate heart disease, obesity and old age. A team from the Mayo Clinic will be monitoring the effects of this on nine climbers during an expedition in April/May this year.

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Popcorn is the ultimate snack, containing high levels of antioxidants, fibre and whole grain, say scientists.

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Posted Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal College of Physician's report of the dangers of smoking that eventually led to greater UK public awareness of its health risks. In other countries, particularly those in Asia, this awareness is not present, smoking levels continue to be high with inevitable results for the future.

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:55:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Some mammals can produce eggs into their adult life, providing hope that stem cells could become a staple of medical ideas. New research explores human female ovary capabilities.

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:54:11 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A natural compound from a Chilean avocado plant has been found that helps antibiotics fight the common Staphylococcus infection, which is the biggest source of an infection following an operation.

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Boys Faces and Fingers

Boys Faces and Fingers

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:04:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Boys', post-natally, have large concentrations of testosterone, then it rapidly decreases to the same level as girls. Particular effects have now been noted on the digits and robustness of face in 4-11 year-old boys. The relationship between the index (2D) and ring (4D )fingers is controlled by two special alleles (named Homeobox).

Boys Faces and Fingers

Speech from the brain

Speech from the brain

Posted Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:37:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Something analogous with brainwaves tells us what parts of speech are being matched by neural areas in the auditory cortex. Details of frequency can be extracted and recorded along with their fluctuations and the rhythm of syllables tripping off the tongue.

Speech from the brain

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Ines Morales

New research warns that the economic costs of asthma caused by traffic pollution are higher than previously thought.

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

There is hope that an active ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, could be used to help with the treatment of depression. Two scientific studies published this week show how activity in certain parts of the brain is subdued by the ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin.

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Bushmeat in NYC!

Bushmeat in NYC!

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:27:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Illegal wildlife products include live rats, chimpanzees and monkeys (bushmeat), but meat from these creatures is also imported. At risk of infecting humans are the RNA viruses, herpes viruses, retroviruses and many other potential health problems.

Bushmeat in NYC!

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The death of someone close increases the risk of a heart attack 21 times in the first 24-hours, say Boston scientists.

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Run Don't Walk

Run Don't Walk

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have looked at the relationship between the gastrocnemius muscle and the Achilles tendon.

Run Don't Walk

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:21:00 GMT by James Mathews

You will be interested to know the new findings from a study conducted with 25 healthy individuals who were put into a controlled setting and fed random diets. It was found that those consuming low protein diets had less weight gain compared to the individuals who had normal and high protein diets.

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

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Has the mosquito had its Day?

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Latest Genetic Links with Medicine.

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On being the right size

Posted Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:46:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spider bites and necrosis!

Posted Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Race starts early for ethnic minority students

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:09:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

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Leukemia relapse linked to newly discovered DNA repair defect

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Avoiding accidents on ice

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Malaria vaccine maybe closer after successful trial

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:26:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:36:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

World Water Day 2011: African cities see increase in 'water poor'

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

German E coli strain is a virulent blend of 2 other bugs

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:51:00 GMT by Martin Leggett