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Gene discovery may prevent preterm births

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene called Nodal appears to determine when a pregnant woman will go into labor. The finding could offer new ways …

Inactivity puts physical and mental health of more than 1.4 billion adults at risk, says WHO

Published in The Lancet Global Health journal on Wednesday, the study highlights the well-established benefits of being physically active, including a lower …

Tomatoes are good for your health, and you should include them in your daily diet

There are different reasons for using tomatoes. Some people love having this fruit as a juice. Others prefer mixing them with their favourite dishes. Tomatoes …

Diabetes: facts, statistics, and you

When the human body doesn’t produce or less produce the insulin, doesn’t used that produced insulin, then the body is not able to get the sugar from cells, …

Simple eye exam may detect Alzheimer’s disease early

It may be possible in the future to screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease using a simple eye exam, according to new research. Using technology similar to …

On-and-off relationships take a mental toll

A pattern of breaking up and getting back together can be bad for your mental health, according to a new study. While on-and-off-again couples like Sam and …

These quality diets may promote healthy aging in women

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium, and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular …

Crystalized ‘happiness’ receptor sheds light on drug side effects

By crystalizing a serotonin receptor bound to several common compounds, researchers have discovered how slightly different drugs can cause severe side effects …

Why we tend to go big when we undermine our goals

New research clarifies why we tend to really go for it when violating a personal goal, such as saving money or sticking to a diet. When consumers contemplate …

Hospital bacteria are starting to tolerate hand sanitizer

Strains of bacteria have developed increased tolerance to the alcohols in hand sanitizers, which requires hospitals to rethink how they protect patients from …