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To reach weight-loss targets, start with small goals

People have been formulating weight-loss plans for centuries. In 1087, William the Conqueror replaced food with alcohol and slimmed down enough to resume riding his horse. England’s William Banting published

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Study shows first known effective treatment for rare genetic disease alkaptonuria

A new study published in The Lancet, led by a Liverpool based research collaboration, has identified the first effective treatment for a rare genetic condition known as alkaptonuria (AKU). The

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Research shows potential of artificial intelligence to screen for cardiovascular disease

A rapidly growing body of evidence suggests the microscopic bacteria that live in our digestive tracts have a profound effect on our cardiovascular health. With the assistance of artificial intelligence,

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Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

University of Rochester vision scientist Jesse Schallek can barely contain his excitement as he shares time-lapse videos showing immune cells moving through living retinal tissue at the back of an

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High intensity training best for older people

Five years of high-intensity interval training increased quality of life, improved fitness and might very well have extended the lives of participants in the Generation 100 study. “First of all,

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India’s culture of coping with cancer

When Dwaipayan Banerjee began studying the lives of poor cancer patients in and around Delhi, India, he noticed something distinctive: Virtually none of them used the word “cancer” itself. One

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Non-invasive stimulation device to treat tinnitus shows positive results in clinical trials

A group of researchers at Neuromod Devices Limited, working with an international team of researchers, reports positive results in a clinical trial set up to test a non-invasive stimulation device

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