Category Archives: healthy

Hypertension: have we missed something?

If we were wearing red on February 5th, chances are that you already know February is American Heart Month. For its part, the slogan this year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is “Make blood pressure control your goal.” The aim is to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes in the US by 2017.


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Sneezing: how a complex fluid outpour contributes to disease spread

<h4>t is common knowledge that a person should cover their mouth when they sneeze in order to reduce the spread of germs. Now, a new study highlights the importance of this hygiene etiquette, after shedding further light on how sneeze droplets disperse and spread in the air.</h4>


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Type 2 diabetes: long-term liraglutide use may raise blood sugar levels

Lirraglutide is a drug used to lower blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes. However, a new study suggests that long-term use of the medication may do just the opposite.


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Why smiles, frowns and grimaces are contagious

Humanity’s ability to read and understand facial expressions has been hardwired into our ancient brains. A recent review published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences looks in depth at this marvelous ability to display, share and generate emotions.


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Gene study confirms ‘we are what we eat’

A new study shows that the relationship between our genetic make-up and our metabolism – the chemistry of life that goes on inside our cells – is a two-way street. Not only do our genes regulate how the food we eat is broken down, but how our food is broken down regulates our genes.


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