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Uterus Transplant Recipient delivers successfully in Texas

Uterus Transplant Recipient delivers successfully in Texas

A uterus transplant recipient has given birth to a healthy baby in Baylor, Texas. The baby is the first in the United States after a woman received uterus transplant. The woman was born without a uterus. Doctors at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas informed that the woman successfully gave birth to the first child in the United States as a result of uterus transplant. As per Time magazine report, one more woman who received uterus transplant, is pregnant.

Energy Saving LEDs contributing to Light Pollution

Energy Saving LEDs contributing to Light Pollution

LED lights save power and offer better lighting but they are also leading to light pollution, as per a new research led by Christopher Kyba from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience. Households are shifting to LED lights as they offer more lumens for each watt of electricity they consume. The research report informed that artificially lit surface of Earth has been rising over the last few years. The research team estimates approximately 2.2 percent annual increase in the radiance of our planet can be attributed to artificial lighting.

Switzerland based cannabis farm aims to supply weed products across Europe

Switzerland based cannabis farm aims to supply weed products across Europe

As medical marijuana industry is growing across the world, a Swiss cannabis farm is aiming to market its products across Europe. Swiss business CBD420 is already selling its products in Switzerland and France. The company is planning expansion in the United Kingdom and other markets across Europe.

The company has been setup by 31-year-old Jonas Duclos, a former banker. Duclos informed that the variety sold by his company is having legal level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Cinnamon could prove effective in dealing with obesity: UM Research

Cinnamon could prove effective in dealing with obesity: UM Research

Cinnamon can be effective in fight against obesity as the essential oil that given cinnamon its flavor, induces fat cell-autonomous thermogenesis and metabolic reprogramming, as per a new research conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute. Previous research has linked cinnamaldehyde (essential oil found in cinnamon) with change in thermogenic and metabolic responses, which helps in dealing with obesity. Researchers found benefit of cinnamaldehyde in lab mice.

Nearly 50 Percent Cancer Cases Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle: Research

Nearly 50 Percent Cancer Cases Due to Unhealthy Lifestyle: Research

Nearly half of cancer cases in the United States can be blamed on lifestyle choices made by people, as per a new research published in a journal managed by the American Cancer Society. Pharmaceutical companies and medical research teams have been trying hard to fight cancer but the treatment still offers little help. Even when cancer patients survive, they suffer other health issues. Cancer has become a major health issue and researchers have repeatedly found that obesity, smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy lifestyle choices lead to cancer.

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10 Percent of Americans Eat Recommended Amount of Fruits and Vegetables: CDC

10 Percent of Americans Eat Recommended Amount of Fruits and Vegetables: CDC

Only 10 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables as per the latest CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The federal recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption suggest 2-3 cups of vegetables and 1.5-2 cups of fruit per day. The report noticed that fruit and vegetable consumption among men and young adults was lower compared to other groups.

CiCo Diet Could Lead to Unhealthy Weight Loss: Experts

CiCo Diet Could Lead to Unhealthy Weight Loss: Experts

Calories In Calorie Out (CiCo) diet has been gaining popularity on social media platform Reddit but health experts suggest that counting just calories would lead to unhealthy weight loss. CiCo diet works on a simply principle of reducing calorie intake and increasing calorie spending. Many diets in the past have suggested similar solution for controlling weight but this could lead to nutritional deficiency. Many users on Reddit have reported positive results by following CiCo diet.

Research Links Air Pollution to Weaker Bones and Osteoporosis

Research Links Air Pollution to Weaker Bones and Osteoporosis

Two recently conducted studies have found a link between osteoporosis and long term exposure to air pollution. Results of both studies have been published in journal The Lancet Planetary Health. The studies were joint effort of researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, New England Research Institute, Northwestern University, the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.

Majority of Medical Marijuana Products Have Mislabeling Issues: Study

Majority of Medical Marijuana Products Have Mislabeling Issues: Study

Nearly two-third of Medical marijuana products suffer from mislabeling, as per a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. While medical marijuana marketers claim positive impact of products for chronic pain, seizures, PTSD and many other ailments, the labeling of products is correct only in 31 percent of the cases evaluated by the study team. Medical marijuana enjoys legal status in 29 states but it is still illegal under federal law. Due to its legal status, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t regulate derivates of marijuana.

Insomnia could raise Risk of Kidney Disease

Insomnia could raise Risk of Kidney Disease

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has linked insomnia with decline in kidney function. The study team checked medical records and kidney health among United States veterans. The study team found that chronic insomnia could impact kidney health and even raise the risk of kidney failure in certain cases. Results of the study were presented at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2017.

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