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Medical News Today: White fat converted to 'good' brown fat with anticancer drug

Brown fat is often hailed as “good” fat; it helps to burn calories while preventing obesity and related conditions. In a new study, scientists reveal how a drug used to treat a form of skin cancer could increase the body’s ...

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Medical News Today: Diet Tips for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. It develops when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own central nervous system. Nerve fibers in the body are usually coated with a layer of myelin, a substance that protects the nerves and ...

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Medical News Today: Could a chicory compound reduce Alzheimer's-related memory loss?

Memory loss is a key characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, which is a condition that affects more than 5.4 million people in the United States. In a new study, researchers report that a compound called chicoric acid, naturally present in chicory, ...

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Medical News Today: Pink Himalayan Salt: Does It Have Any Health Benefits?

Pink Himalayan salt is a type of rock salt mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan, near the foothills of the Himalayas. It is regularly touted as being one of the purest salts available, and is said to boast several ...

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Medical News Today: Organoid advances: How to grow a stomach in the lab

Scientists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio have designed a way in which cells from the stomach’s corpus/fundus region can be grown in the laboratory. These miniature organs could aid research into common gastrointestinal diseases and improve drug ...

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Medical News Today: Dyspnea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Dyspnea is the medical term for shortness of breath, sometimes described as “air hunger.” It is an uncomfortable feeling. Shortness of breath can range from mild and temporary to serious and long lasting. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose and ...

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Medical News Today: Can we blame delicious food for our holiday weight gain?

Access to delicious food encourages us to overeat and therefore gain weight, regardless of the food’s caloric content – at least, that’s the theory. However, new research shows that this might not be the case. Research suggests that we can ...

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Medical News Today: Ability to smell 'asparagus pee' driven by genetic variations

If there were ever a super power to steer clear of, the ability to smell the unique, pungent aroma that asparagus gives urine would probably be high on the list. As it turns out, not everyone is lucky enough to ...

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Medical News Today: Guttate Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the natural growth cycle of the body’s skin cells. There are several different types of psoriasis, and the symptoms vary from type to type. The most common type of psoriasis ...

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Medical News Today: Going dry for January? How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health

As 2017 arrives, many of us are thinking about the healthy lifestyle changes we want to make for the coming year. Do you plan to exercise more? Lose weight? Quit smoking? How about cutting down on alcohol intake? While that ...

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