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Health impairment through carbofuran in red chili unlikely

Carbofuran is a plant protection product which can be used against certain insects, mites, ticks and nematodes. On the basis of the amount of the carbofuran residues and estimated dietary intake of red chilies, exceeding the acute reference dose (ARfD)

Micro-ribonucleic acid in milk: Health risk very unlikely

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) occurs in animal and plant cells and has many biological functions. RNA plays a central role in the reading of genetic material, thereby ensuring that important substances are produced for the cells. Among other things, it also

Healthy, delicious cooking with summer’s peaches, plums

(HealthDay)—Sweet plums and peaches are great on their own, a good source of potassium and a sweet low-cal snack with only 40 calories each. But you can also use them as the foundation of dishes perfect for summer entertaining. When

Trump abortion rule prompts exit at family planning program

The Trump administration’s ban on taxpayer-funded family planning clinics referring women for abortions prompted a major provider in Maine to announce Tuesday it is dropping out of the program after nearly 50 years. Others may follow. “It is objectionable that

Would you like a lizard with that salad?

(HealthDay)—Imagine this: You open a bag of fresh salad greens and out pops a lizard. Or worse. Unfortunately, that scenario is more common than many might think. Researchers analyzed online news between 2003 and 2018 and found 40 articles about

Insurance linked to hospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies

A national study finds children without insurance who seek treatment for a mental health disorder in the emergency department (ED) are more likely than those with private insurance to be transferred to another hospital. The study, conducted by researchers at

Rewards incentivize people to stop smoking

Financial incentives work to help people stop smoking and remain smoke free—according to research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Evidence published today in the Cochrane Library provides strong evidence that financial incentives helped people to stop smoking,

Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change

Findings released today by a commission into health inequities experienced by people with mental illness lays bare their drastic physical health challenges, and recommends changes to health policy and treatment innovations to tackle what is regarded as a “human rights

Higher iron levels may boost heart health鈥攂ut also increase risk of stroke

Scientists have helped unravel the protective鈥攁nd potentially harmful鈥攅ffect of iron in the body. In a series of early-stage studies examining genetic data from over 500,000 people, a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London, explored the role that

Scientists shift goals in Alzheimer’s research to focus on prevention

After more than 100 years of research on Alzheimer’s disease, scientists are beginning to believe that a cure is not achievable. “The idea that there is going to be one drug that fixes all this seems more and more unlikely.

Study finds keys to music in exercise

If you want people to exercise, it has gotta be fun. And if you want people to turn fitness into a habit, you tap into something that keeps them coming back for more. Music can be that key to getting

Study dispels myth of exercise damage in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee

A study by scientists has discovered that therapeutic exercise does not harm articular cartilage of the knee in people with osteoarthritis, a leading cause of disability worldwide associated with pain, impaired mobility and quality of life. It may, in fact,

Apathy: The forgotten symptom of dementia

Apathy is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia, with a bigger impact on function than memory loss—yet it is under-researched and often forgotten in care. A new study has found that apathy is present nearly half of all people

Organoids grown in microfluidic device may help cf patients with diabetes

Scientists created human pancreas on a chip that allowed them to identify the possible cause of a frequent and deadly complication of cystic fibrosis (CF) called CF-Related Diabetes, or CFRD. It may be feasible to also use the small two-chambered

Stop worrying about screen time: It’s your child’s screen experience that matters

Most (80%) Australian parents worry children spend too much time with screens. But what children are doing on and off screen matters more than how much time they’re exposed to screen media. Too much time? There was a time when

Making youth soccer less competitive: Better skills or a sign of coddled kids?

With summer ablaze and recent World Cup fever stoking inspiration, soccer fields are sites of athleticism, friendships and fun. But for some parents, soccer has also become a source of tension. In 2014, soccer teams that were affiliated with the

Researcher identifies differences in genes that impact response to cryptococcus infection

Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen that infects people with weakened immune systems, particularly those with advanced HIV/AIDS. New University of Minnesota Medical Research could mean a better understanding of this infection and potentially better treatments for patients. In “Identification

New technique uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle

In a study conducted by MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital, a new type of device has been successfully used for the very first time to strengthen the weakened heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patients. An implanted pulse generator exercises the heart muscle

Are fertility apps useful?

For many women of reproductive age, the most common way of assessing their menstrual health and fertility means regular visits to a gynecologist or another clinician. When it comes to evaluating changes in fertility, menstrual health and quality of life,

Scientists link frequent use of sleep medication with changes to risk of developing dementia

Many older adults who have trouble sleeping take medication to help them sleep. New research, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019, suggests certain groups of people who take sleep medication may be at a higher risk of developing

Record drug deaths in Scotland are a national scandal

Every early death, like that of Karen McDade who died in Dundee aged 43, is a tragedy for that person and their family. Sadly, an increasing number of families in Scotland are affected by these tragedies. In 2018, 1,187 people

Study finds transgender, non-binary autism link

New research indicates that transgender and non-binary individuals are significantly more likely to have autism or display autistic traits than the wider population—a finding that has important implications for gender confirmation treatments. The study, led by Dr. Steven Stagg of

Australian bee sting vaccine trial holds promise against allergic reactions

Most people have probably been stung by a bee and while it can be painful, it’s especially dangerous for the many that are at risk of suffering a life threatening allergic reaction. Australian researchers have successfully completed a human trial

A genomic barcode tracker for immune cells

Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a new method to spot rare immune cells that are reactive against cancer cells, from within a patient’s own immune system. The patented ‘RAGE-seq’ method enables scientists to track how