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‘Tis the season for potential weight gain’ – how to head off those holiday kilos

  The best approach is preventive – being aware of extra calories, starting now. From Halloween through to New Year, holiday weight gain affects people the world over and, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it can happen with any major holiday, not just the winter (summer in the southern hemisphere) ones. …

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The 10 healthiest (and least healthy) cooking oils listed, according to nutritionists

  Now that the low-fat life is a thing of the past, you’ve probably considered pouring olive oil over your entire life. Really, though, with about a thousand different types of cooking oils seemingly deemed a-okay now, it’s tricky to tell which are actually healthy — and which to use for different recipes and cooking methods. Two …

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Living skin with blood vessels can now be 3D-printed

  Another significant development in 3D-printing might help those who need skin grafts. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a way to print living skin with blood vessels, according to a news report. The research was published in Tissue Engineering Part A and is a great step towards creating more realistic-looking skin grafts for patients who need …

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How deep sleep could ‘rinse’ the day’s toxins from brain

  According to researchers, cerebral spinal fluid, or CSF, helps clear metabolic byproducts from the brain, so that they do not build up. The deep stages of sleep may give the brain a chance to wash itself free of potentially toxic substances, a new study suggests. Researchers found that during deep sleep, the “slow-wave” activity of nerve …

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Smoking vs vaping: Which one is worse?

  Is vaping really safer than smoking? Take a look at what we really know about the recent craze some say could help you quit smoking — and what’s behind the recent spate of vaping deaths abroad.   This video was produced by the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism.   Source: https://bhekisisa.org/multimedia/2019-11-08-is-vaping-really-safer-than-smoking-take-a-look-at-what-we-really-know-about-the-recent-craze-some-say-could-help-you-quit-smoking-and-whats-behind-the-recent-spate-of-vaping-death/

Could more coffee cause a healthier microbiome?

In recent years, numerous studies have demonstrated associations between coffee consumption and lowered health risks of all sorts. Debating whether or not you should have that second cup of coffee? New research that links caffeine consumption to a healthy gut microbiome – the trillions of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract and affect your overall …

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Your noisy knees may be trying to tell you something

  A new technique that listens closely to the clicking, creaking or crunching sounds you knees make may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis   Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis. In the new study, researchers …

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