Humans aren’t designed to be happy

A huge happiness and positive thinking industry, estimated to be worth US$11 billion a year, has helped to create the fantasy that happiness is a realistic goal. Chasing the happiness dream is a very American concept, exported to the rest of the world through popular culture. Indeed, “the pursuit of happiness” is one of the US’s “unalienable rights.” Unfortunately, this […]

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Stop Telling Moms to Practice Self Care

At FGB, we’re the first ones to tell you that we can all use some more self-care practices in our lives. We’ve shared self-care tips for working women, self-care practices that are actually affordable, self-care strategies for when you’re strapped for time, unexpected self-care acts you can do at work, real women’s self-care routines that they’ve spelled out for us and so much more. But […]

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Researchers tie metabolic enzyme to obesity and fatty liver disease

Researchers from Clemson University’s Environmental Toxicology Program have published research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver disease, especially in males. William Baldwin, professor and graduate program coordinator in the College of Science’s department of biological sciences, and members of his laboratory used a novel mouse model developed in their laboratory to study the role of […]

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How DNA outside cells can be targeted to prevent the spread of cancer

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is DNA found in trace amounts in blood, which has escaped degradation by enzymes. Scientists from Tokyo University of Science, led by Prof Ryushin Mizuta, have now discovered exactly how cfDNA is generated. They also talk about the applications of DNase1L3—the enzyme mainly responsible for generating cfDNA—as a novel molecule to prevent the spread of tumors. Prof […]

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Microvascular disease anywhere in the body may be linked to higher risk of leg amputations

Microvascular disease is independently associated with a higher risk of leg amputation compared to people without the disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. The study, funded by the American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network in Vascular Disease and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, examined amputation risk among people with microvascular disease or […]

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How to create a diet that lowers your cholesterol

(HealthDay)—Watching your cholesterol intake has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that certain foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp and eggs, don’t have the impact on your blood cholesterol that was once thought. Even better, some foods can help lower your blood cholesterol level. Walnuts have healthy unsaturated fats that help lower LDL—that’s the unhealthy type of cholesterol. Almonds, hazelnuts […]

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Model predicts bat species with the potential to spread deadly Nipah virus in India

Since its discovery in 1999, Nipah virus has been reported almost yearly in Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh and India being the hardest hit. In a new study, published today in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, scientists used machine learning to identify bat species with the potential to host Nipah virus, with a focus on India—the site of a 2018 outbreak. Four […]

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