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Granny Smith Apples Benefit Gut Bacteria

Granny Smith Apples Benefit Gut Bacteria

New research from Washington State University has found that non-digestible compounds in Granny Smith apples might help combat disorders associated with obesity.

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Understanding The Five Most Common Sleep Disorders

Sleep is crucial for our mental, emotional and physical health, so it is necessary to understand some of the different sleep disorders which could affect a person.

Breast Cancer Drug Perjeta Shows Unprecedented Success In

Perjeta, a new breast cancer drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, has shown “unprecedented” success in extending the lives of patients in a clinical trial, according to research results released on Sunday.

Early Sign Of Pancreatic Cancer Identified By Researchers

Scientists have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear.

Study Finds Many Patients Excluded From Clinical Trials Due

Lung cancer clinical trials exclude a substantial proportion of patients due to a history of prior cancer, as shown in an analysis by cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Lung Flute Helps COPD Patients Breathe Easier Study

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®

Children With Autism Are More Sedentary Than Their Peers OSU

A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.

Cancer During Pregnancy Chemotherapy And Radiotherapy Are

Children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development, international studies presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid have shown.

Enzyme-Blocking Molecule Could Lead To Development Of

Researchers have identified a molecule that blocks the activity of a disease-causing enzyme – a breakthrough that could ultimately lead to the development of a wonder drug that could be used to fight many different diseases.

Simple Blood Test Could Be Used As Tool For Early Cancer

Hypercalcaemia is the most common metabolic disorder associated with cancer, occurring in 10 to 20 percent of people with cancer. While its connection to cancer is well known, this study has, for the first time, shown that often it can predate the diagnosis of cancer in primary care.

Talk Therapy  Not Medication  Best for Social Anxiety

While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects long after treatment has stopped.

Skin-Like Device Monitors Cardiovascular And Skin Health

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it’s simply time to put on some skin moisturizer.

Common Curry Ingredient Could Help The Brain Battle The

Eating spicy Indian food could help boost the brain’s ability to heal itself, according to new research published in Friday’s edition of the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

Flexible Vacation Policy  A Very Virgin Thing To Do

Richard Branson, creator of the Virgin business empire, likes to do things differently. He got where he is today by daring to think the unthinkable.

Better Nutrition And Some Time Outdoors Can Help Fight

There are many ways to help people cope with depression varying from exercise to therapy, medication to meditation, and so many others. According to new research, nature and the proper amount of fruits and vegetables can also help.

Lower Buffet Prices Lead To Less Taste Satisfaction

Does the price you pay at a buffet influence how much you like the food? Surprisingly, yes!

Alzheimers Patients Can Still Feel The Emotion Long After

A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence—good or bad—on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

CDC US Diabetes Incidence Prevalence Rates Appear To Be

The incidence and prevalence rates of diabetes in the US may be leveling off after doubling between 1990 and 2008, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Federal Food Program Puts Food on the Table But Dietary

A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants.

We Drink More Alcohol On Gym Days According To Northwestern

A new Northwestern Medicine® study finds that on days when people exercise more -- typically Thursdays to Sundays -- they drink more alcohol, too.

Nanotubes Help Healing Hearts Keep The Beat

Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital.


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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withold provisional assent". I suppose that apples may start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

- Stephen Jay Gould
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