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Mosquitos sniff out hosts infected with certain viruses, researchers find

Mosquitos sniff out hosts infected with certain viruses, researchers find

Smell can be a powerful motivator. The fragrance of freshly baked cookies may compel a person to come to the kitchen, while a musky perfume might entice a date. In the mosquito universe, an irresistible scent is one produced by two dangerous viruses after hijacking a human body, a new study found. The viruses that …

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The secret to good health later in life? Researchers think it could be banking your poop now

The secret to good health later in life? Researchers think it could be banking your poop now

A group of researchers has some counterintuitive advice: Saving your poop now could save your life someday. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine, the researchers make the case for autologous fecal microbiota transplantation, or FMT — using your own poop to restore your health later in life.  They …

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What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue - National | Globalnews.ca

What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue – National | Globalnews.ca

Olympic gold medallist Alex Kopacz may be used to being out of breath when pushing a bobsled, but last year after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, he experienced a very different kind of breathlessness. He was put on oxygen for two months and experienced a number of other health setbacks in the months following his …

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Constant change between a low-calorie and high-calorie diet can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study of rats finds

Researchers say switching between healthy and unhealthy foods increases the risk of diabetes

Switching back-and-forth between calorie restrictive and normal diets may be more harmful for a person’s health than never adopting a healthy diet, a new study finds. Researchers at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C., found that an unstable, changing, diet can cause long term harm to a person and even put them at an increased risk …

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Dyslexia isn’t a disorder, it’s part of our species’ cultural evolution, say researchers

Dyslexia should be considered a difference, not a disorder, researchers at the University of Cambridge say. This is evidenced by studies in cognition, behaviour and the brain that show that people with dyslexia are specialised to explore the unknown and think in terms of the bigger picture. The strengths of the dyslexic brain could have …

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Researchers Discover Solutions to Gender Bias in Autism Diagnoses – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reports girls and boys show similar rates of concern for ASD and identifies several biases contributing to the inflated sex ratio for autism diagnosis. The findings could help with the early identification of girls on the autism spectrum. Source: University of Minnesota Published in Biological Psychiatry, a multidisciplinary study led by the University of …

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Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here's What You Need to Know

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here’s What You Need to Know

As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people’s less effective response to vaccines.   But not all immune systems age at the same rate. In …

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Overeating isn’t fueling obesity, it’s too many carbohydrates in our diet, researchers say

Overeating isn’t fueling obesity, it’s too many carbohydrates in our diet, researchers say

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Carbohydrates may be your worst enemy if you are trying to lose weight.  The “Today” show recently highlighted a perspective piece that suggests the key to losing weight is more about cutting carbohydrates rather than worrying so much about balancing the calories we eat and burn, according …

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Every patient in this experimental drug trial saw their cancer disappear, researchers say

Every patient in this experimental drug trial saw their cancer disappear, researchers say

A small clinical trial conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found that every single rectal cancer patient who received an experimental immunotherapy treatment had their cancer go into remission.  One participant, Sascha Roth, was preparing to travel to Manhattan for weeks of radiation therapy when the results came in, Memorial Sloan Kettering said. That’s when doctors …

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