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6 foods that lead to diabetes

The use of these products provokes an increase in the concentration of blood sugar and insulin insufficiency which is becoming a prerequisite for the emergence of diabetes of the 2nd type. This was told by the dietician Yelena Tolokonnikova. Product one: flour. Products made with white refined flour bread, buns, cookies, pasta – are digested […]

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Regular checks of very preterm babies’ head size can help identify long-term IQ problems

Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US. The researchers found that a method as simple and cost effective as frequently measuring head size adds valuable […]

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WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization predicted Tuesday that Congo’s Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, saying that informal health facilities have become “major drivers” of the current, deadly transmission. Dr. Peter Salama said that makeshift “tradi-modern” health centers—offering both traditional and modern treatment—were believed to be linked to more […]

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Immunotherapy combination and chemotherapy show encouraging results in Phase II acute myeloid leukemia study

A triple therapy combining two immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) with the standard-of-care chemotherapy, a hypomethylating agent called azacitidine, has shown promising results for treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to findings from a Phase II study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Findings from the study, led by […]

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The illusion of multitasking boosts performance

Our ability to do things well suffers when we try to complete several tasks at once, but a series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we’re multitasking may boost our performance by making us more engaged in the tasks at hand. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for […]

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Spectrum of cardiovascular toxicities with immune checkpoint inhibitors revealed

In the first large-scale analysis of cardiovascular complications linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors, Vanderbilt researchers have shown that heart and vessel complications include myocarditis, pericarditis, vasculitis and arrhythmias, and that they occur early in the course of treatment. The study, published online Nov. 12 in The Lancet Oncology, augments previous work by Vanderbilt University Medical […]

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Eye contact reduces lying

A new study from the University of Tampere found that eye contact can make people act more honestly. In everyday life, we often find ourselves in situations where we suspect that someone is being untruthful, whether it is a child claiming cluelessness about a missing cookie or a colleague arriving late and blaming the traffic. […]