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New Cancer Screening Test

New Cancer Screening Test

A new cancer screening test will be tested in the UK starting in mid 2021. The test has been developed in California by the Grail company. The planned clinical cancer screening test has the name Galleri blood test. Presently, this test is not generally available yet. The clinical tria
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Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

A new study found that glucosamine supplementation can reduce mortality. In this study 495,077 women and men were observed for 8.9 years. This was part of the UK Biobank study. 19,882 deaths occurred during the course of the study. 3,802 deaths were due to cardiovascular disease (stro
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Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

A Norwegian study going on for 5 years showed that older adults’ exercise intensity does not reduce mortality. For one thing, researchers stated that physical activity is important to reduce mortality in older people. On the other hand, the researchers of this study from Norway wanted
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Convalescent Plasma not Effective for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Convalescent Plasma not Effective for Covid-19 Coronavirus

An international study concluded: convalescent plasma not effective for Covid-19 coronavirus. The authors of this May 22, 2020 study searched the medical literature around the world and in China. They were interested in randomized studies regarding the use of recovery plasma in the tr
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Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

The Mediterranean diet has long been known to include olive oil and other beneficial foods. These foods consist of lots of vegetables, fruit and fish. I has also become common knowledge that it decreases the risk of some cancers, high cholesterol, diabetes and to prevent heart attacks
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A New Anti-Viral Drug Against Coronavirus

A New Anti-Viral Drug Against Coronavirus

Remdesivir is a new anti-viral drug against coronavirus that was developed by Gilead Sciences. At a press conference in Beijing Dr. Bruce Aylward, an assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that remdesivir was the only anti-viral drug he could think of
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Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Vegetarians usually are healthier than meat eaters, but a new study showed an increased stroke risk in vegetarians. The study came from the UK where researchers followed 48,000 people for 18 years. They classified people into meat eaters, pescetarians (fish eaters) and vegetarians, in
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Sugary Drinks And Drinks With Sweeteners Cause Disease

Sugary Drinks And Drinks With Sweeteners Cause Disease

A publication in JAMA in September 2019 found that sugar drinks and drinks with sweeteners cause disease. This study included 451, 743 individuals from 10 countries in Europe. Their consumption of 2 glasses or more sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks per day were f
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Importance Of Fiber Was Confirmed

Importance Of Fiber Was Confirmed

A new study about the importance of fiber was confirmed for the prevention of major diseases. It was the World Health Organization that commissioned this study. The results appeared in a publication in the journal “Lancet”  . Notably, it was based on analyzing 185 observational studie
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Heart Attack Risk

A new study has shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce heart attack risk. The study was published Sept. 30, 2019 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. This analysis pooled data and had a total of 127,477 participants. Participants on average were 64 years old, and 60% were
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