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Preeclampsia risk may be reduced by a healthy high-fibre diet

A healthy diet rich in fibre is generally recommended, but new research shows it could be even more important during pregnancy to promote the wellbeing of the mother and child. Plant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins

‘Cannabis addiction’ gene has been discovered by scientists

‘Cannabis addiction gene’ that could make people more likely to abuse the drug is discovered by scientists in a ‘really important’ breakthrough Gene CHRNA2 regulates a ‘nicotine receptor’ in the brain, scientists have said  Low levels of this receptor has been linked to an increased of marijuana abuse Discovery could help medics treat and even

Tons Of People Swear By This Quick Fix For Gas And Bloating

If you’ve ever had a meal and felt uncomfortable for hours after—think bloating, indigestion, or cramping—you know how much it sucks. But what if you could pop a pill and finally have these issues become a thing of the past? Well, digestive enzyme supplements claim to banish bloat and cramping from gastrointestinal issues, so you

Using data to decide when to transfer patients by medical helicopter

The increased use of medical helicopters over the last half-century has saved countless lives by quickly getting patients from trauma to the emergency room (ER) within the so-called “golden hour.” But a growing number of medical experts contend emergency helicopters may be overused in some transfer situations. Their concern: Patients stuck with an exorbitant cost

This Man Lost 185 Pounds By Falling in Love With Cooking

Patrick Eslick remembers the first time someone made a “comment” about his weight. It was in the second grade. Things got worse during his teenage years, not only because of his growing size, but also the realization that he was gay. Eslick started shying away from the physical activities other boys were participating in (football,

Artificial intelligence can diagnose PTSD by analyzing voices

A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds. Published online April 22 in the journal Depression and Anxiety, the study found that an artificial intelligence tool can distinguish—with 89 percent accuracy—between the voices of those with or without PTSD. “Our findings

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Though this may seem strange, human bodies are actually made, according to recent estimates, of about as many bacteria and other microorganisms as regular human cells. In the colon alone — the tract that contains the largest number of bacterial cells — there are approximately 38 trillion bacteria. These bacteria have important effects on the

Study reveals high rate of phlebitis caused by IV cannulas

(HealthDay)—The incidence of phlebitis caused by peripheral intravenous cannula insertions may be higher among patients with certain risk factors, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Dragana Simin, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia, and colleagues evaluated complications among 368 adult patients undergoing 1,428

Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 — A considerable proportion of cancer cases in men and women are attributable to excess body weight (EBW), with variation in the proportion among states, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Oncology. Farhad Islami, M.D., Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues used state-level,

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart. Joe Crameri, the head of pediatric surgery at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, told reporters Thursday there have been a few bumps along the