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What is a runner’s high?

Have you ever watched a group of exhausted runners limp across a marathon finish line and thought: Why would anyone ever do that voluntarily? Maybe it’s the runner’s high. Ask a runner to explain themselves, and chances are they’ll say something about the fabled runner’s high. But what, exactly, is a runner’s high? How does

Blue is the clue to evaluating diabetic retinopathy

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) demonstrate a thorough and non-invasive imaging technique to identify areas of the eye affected by diabetic retinopathy, a progressive eye disease associated with diabetes Tokyo, Japan—Just as bright light can illuminate the depths of a darkened room, researchers in Japan have found that blue light can be

Glycerin is safe, effective in psoriasis model

Patients with psoriasis have reported that glycerin, an inexpensive, harmless, slightly sweet liquid high on the list of ingredients in many skin lotions, is effective at combatting their psoriasis and now scientists have objective evidence to support their reports. They found that whether applied topically or ingested in drinking water, glycerin, or glycerol, helps calm

High-risk leukemia is more aggressive in children with Down syndrome

Children with Down syndrome have a lower chance of survival from a particular high-risk form of leukemia (ALL) than children without the disability, new research shows. Researcher Naomi Michels in the Den Boer group: “We need to continue the search for targeted therapies and immunotherapy for these children.” Children at higher risk of their cancer

Fructose Vs. Glucose: Which Is The Healthier Sugar?

The sweet world of sugar can be sour if you don’t fully understand the intricacies of sugar’s different forms. We think of sugar as affecting our bodies in weird ways if we have too much of it or it causing strong cravings, but your body can also react interestingly if you cut out sugar abruptly

Mcdonald’s Is Launching the McPlant, Its First-Ever Vegan Burger

Looking for an excuse to take a trip to McDonald’s? Introducing the fast food chain’s first ever meat-free burger, the McPlant. That’s right, McDonald’s has launched a brand-new burger, and this time it’s completely vegan. The new burger has launched in partnership with the US-based, meat-substitute brand, Beyond Meat, and is made from plant-based ingredients

What Is The Most Common Ear Gauge Size?

Sasha Turkina/Shutterstock By Preston Smith/Sept. 7, 2021 1:07 pm EDT Over the last decade, ear gauges have erupted in popularity in the Western world. They’re a unique way to express yourself, but, like any other piercing or body modification, there’s a lot you should know before getting ear gauges. You may worry if you can repair damage from

Ultra-processed food is associated with cardiovascular disease

Weekly consumption of ultra-processed food is linked with an increased risk of heart disease, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2021. Ultra-processed food refers to a wide range of products such as mass produced bread, ready meals, fast foods, sweets and desserts, salty snacks, breakfast cereals, reconstituted meat including chicken and fish nuggets, instant

This Is What You Need To Know About Virgo Season 2021

Rido/Shutterstock By Paige McBride/Aug. 25, 2021 11:33 am EDT Virgo is known as the “get it done” sign. Corresponding with this energy, Virgo season often involves buckling down after summer — heading back to school, coming home after vacation and recommitting to your goals. Indeed, following a busy summer season, it’s likely time to get your

Contraception Is Free to Women, Except When It’s Not

For Stephanie Force, finding a birth control method that she likes and can get without paying out-of-pocket has been a struggle, despite the Affordable Care Act’s promise of free contraceptives for women and adolescent girls in most health plans. The 27-year-old physician recruiter in Roanoke, Virginia, was perfectly happy with the NuvaRing, a flexible vaginal

Existing drug is shown to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 virus

A new University of Chicago study has found that the drug masitinib may be effective in treating COVID-19. The drug, which has undergone several clinical trials for human conditions but has not yet received approval to treat humans, inhibited the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in human cell cultures and in a mouse model, leading to much

SARS-CoV-2 encoded miRNA is a biomarker for stratification of severe patients

In a retrospective, multi-center cohort study, a microRNA-like small RNA encoded by SARS-CoV-2 was identified in the serum of COVID-19 patients. This can be developed as a non-invasive biomarker for stratification of severe patients from mild/moderate ones and for identification of high-risk individuals before clinical manifestation of severe symptoms. This biomarker ensures proper allocation of