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Consumption of full-fat cheese doesn’t raise chance of heart attack: Study

Consumption of full-fat cheese doesn’t raise chance of heart attack: study

While many health experts might be suggesting people to decrease consumption of full-fat dairy products, a new study has revealed that these products are not as bad as once they were thought to be.

According to the new study, conducted by an international team of experts, full-fat dairy products like cheese, milk or yogurt doesn’t boost the risk of deadly conditions like heart attack and stroke.

Scientists identify cells linked to graying hair & baldness

Scientists identify cells linked to graying hair & baldness

A team of researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center claimed to have identified the cells that are directly responsible for giving rise to hair as well as the system that causes hair to turn gray.

Dr. Lu Le, Associate Prof. of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer, revealed that they had started the project to understand how certain tumors form but they ended up identifying the cell that directly gives rise to hair and learning why hair turns gray.

Overall environment quality plays role in cancer risk: Study

Overall environment quality plays role in cancer risk: Study

Overall quality of the environment in which a person lives is very strongly associated with the risk of cancer, a new study revealed. A team of researchers looked at cancer incidence among as many as 2,700 Americans living in urban, suburban as well as rural counties across the nation. They found that where people live play a crucial role in the risk of cancer.

U.S. Air Force’s secret space plane lands in Florida

U.S. Air Force’s secret space plane lands in Florida

An unmanned military space plane launched in May 2015 touched down at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, 7th of May.

The U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane landed at around 8 a.m. after circling Earth for a whopping 718 days, marking the first landing at the facility since the final space shuttle mission made landing there in July 2011.

The plane is question is a compact, delta-wing craft with a payload bay, a solar power boom and a highly-sophisticated computer control systems.

FDA approves new drug for ALS treatment

FDA approves new drug for ALS treatment

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally given its approval for a new drug for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The federal agency announced that Radicava, which is also known as edaravone, has been approved for the treatment of ALS in the United States. The only other drug tthat is available iin the nation specifically for the treatment of condition is riluzole.

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Pinnacle recalls Aunt Jemima frozen foods due to Listeria risk

Pinnacle recalls Aunt Jemima frozen foods due to Listeria risk

Pinnacle Foods Inc. ha announced a voluntary recall for its Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toasts after food inspectors warned that the products might be contaminated with Listeria.

The New Jersey-based food giant said in a statement that it initiated the recall after testing indicated the existence of Listeria monocytogenes in environment of the manufacturing facility.

The company added that the safety of its customers was its top priority and claimed that no illnesses related to the consumption of the recalled products have been reported thus far.

J&J ordered to pay $110M to cancer victim from Virginia

J&J ordered to pay $110M to cancer victim from Virginia

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) suffered a tough legal blow recently when a St. Louis jury ordered it to pay more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on its talcum products.

The jury also ordered Imerys Talc America, a unit of Paris-based Imerys SA that provided the talc to J&J, to pay nearly $100,000.

Plaintiff Lois Slemp, a 62-year-old resident of St. Louis, alleged that she used J&J’s baby powder and Shower-to-Shower talc products for nearly four decades before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

Fasting diets may be no better for weight loss than traditional diets: Study

Fasting diets may be no better for weight loss than traditional diets: study

While many health-conscious people may be opting for fasting diets, a new study has suggested that such diets may be no better for losing excessive weight than traditional diets.

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at a weight-loss method known as “alternate-day fasting,” in which individuals radically decrease their calorie intake every other day, but consume more than normal on non-fasting days.

New 'exercise pill' may make you fit without work out

New 'exercise pill' may make you fit without work out

Researchers are working on a new “exercise pill” that could be holding promise for a day when non-exercisers would be able to enjoy a better mood and health without working out.

The researchers from La Jolla, California-based Salk Institute for Biological Studies claimed to have identified a chemical compound that helped boost athletic endurance by a whopping 70 per cent in lab mice.

Gluten-free diets don’t slash risk of heart disease: Research

Gluten-free diets don’t slash risk of heart disease

While some health experts have been recommending gluten-free diets, a new study has suggested that avoiding gluten doesn’t lower the risk of heart disease. After making adjustments for risk factors, researchers found that those in the highest 5th of estimated gluten intake showed a multiple-variable hazard ratio of 0.95 (95 per cent CI 0.88 to 1.02; P=0.29) for coronary heart disease. Additional adjustment for whole grains showed a multivariate hazard ratio of 1.00 (95 per cent CI 0.92 to 1.09; P=0.77) for the same condition.

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