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Electronic cigarette use (vaping) is associated with wheezing in adults

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Electronic cigarette use ("vaping") is associated with wheezing in adults, according to a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to...

Researchers have discovered that fat tissue releases a lipid-filled particle that has a role...

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Researchers have discovered that fat tissue releases a lipid-filled particle that has a role in immune function and metabolism. The study, in mice, was published online in the journal Science. Obesity appears to activate the...

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have many different symptoms

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Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis,...

Torpedo attack : Cellular networks flaws expose 4G & 5G devices to IMSI capturing...

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A team of researchers has disclosed their findings at the NDSS (Network and Distributed System Security) symposium 2019 held in San Diego, revealing that cellular networks have certain vulnerabilities that can...

Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of...

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Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism. ...

Researchers have uncovered a critical mechanism that controls immune reactions against microorganisms in the...

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Researchers from Universitätsmedizin Berlin have uncovered a critical mechanism that controls immune reactions against microorganisms in the intestine. The results of the international study may contribute to the development of...

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain’s ability to...

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New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain's ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we...

The same brain network that adults use when they hear angry vocalizations is at...

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The same brain network that adults use when they hear angry vocalizations is at work in infants as young as six months old, an effect that is strongest in infants whose mothers...

New research shows that vaccination with weakened strains of Salmonella may also protect against...

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New research by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine shows that vaccination with weakened strains of Salmonella may also protect against other infections. ...

A single misbehaving protein is behind 97 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

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A single misbehaving protein - called TDP-43 - is behind 97 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases and 45 percent of frontotemporal dementia diagnoses. It also is found in 80...

Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception

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Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception. The results of the study, which have been published in Science Robotics, are the culmination of ten years of robotics...

Salt apparently affects allergic immune reactions

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Salt apparently affects allergic immune reactions. A team working with Prof. Christina Zielinski at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has demonstrated in cell cultures that salt leads to the formation of Th2 cells....

Several genes are associated with an increased use of alcohol and tobacco

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The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. A recent study using data from 1.2 million people has now been published in...

Antarctic glacier – Giant cavity signals rapid decay

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A gigantic cavity - two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall - growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of several disturbing discoveries reported...

Weight-loss surgery could boost a patient’s sex life

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Apart from the health benefits that weight-loss surgery can bring, a new study shows it could boost a patient's sex life. Even better, that boost may often be a lasting one. After tracking the impact that...