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Using Fatty Cells, Researchers Showcase Scar-free Healing of Wounds: Report

Using Fatty Cells, Researchers Showcase Scar-free Healing of Wounds: Report

In an experimental treatment, researchers have been able to heal a wound without scarring by using fatty cells. Similar technique can be used in dealing with wrinkles, medical experts claim. Anti-aging treatments have gained popularity in recent years and youthful looks find many takers. Fat cells called adipocytes are important to keep a youthful skin. During healing of wounds, scars form as adipocytes are lost during the process. Decline in fat cells is also among the main reason for wrinkled skin.

EPA trying to raise awareness about cancer-causing radon

EPA trying to raise awareness about cancer-causing radon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to raise awareness about radon, an odorless and colorless gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Radon is a noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. It is widely considered a health hazard because of its radioactivity. Various studies have linked it to the potentially deadly disease of lung cancer.

Routine tonsillectomy proves fatal for Detroit girl

Detroit girl dies 3 hours after leaving hospital

A 9-year-old Detroit girl who had her tonsils removed died just three hours after leaving the hospital, the girl’s mother confirmed.

As autopsy reports are still incomplete and hospital authorities haven’t provided details, Sonia Gambrell, the victim’s mother, is still struggling to get answers about the death of her daughter.

The girl, Anyialah Greer, died on 8th of December just three hours after being released from Children’s Hospital in Troy, which is owned by Detroit Medical Center.

One Hour Nap After Lunch Good for Brain Health: Research

One Hour Nap After Lunch Positively Impacts Brain Age: Research

Sleep is important and new research suggests that one hour nap after lunch can turn your brain nearly five years younger. Many studies in the past have supported the idea of short nap in afternoon. The current study has evaluated the impact of afternoon nap on brain and other health indicators. The research involved 3,000 adults in China with age over 65. The study team found that people who took one hour nap in afternoon regularly had much better results in cognitive tests. Scientists are still trying to understand aging and various health conditions related to brain health.

Early introduction of Peanuts in diet can prevent allergy among high risk group: NIH

Early introduction of Peanuts in diet can prevent allergy among high risk group: NIH

Introduction of peanuts in diet of high allergy risk group at an early age can reduce the risk of peanut allergy, according to new guidelines issues by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH guidelines suggest that peanuts and other nuts can be added in small amount of diet of toddlers at age of 4-6 months. Children at high risk of acquiring nut allergy can escape allergy if they are introduced to nuts at an early age. Their body welcomes the addition of nuts in small amount, as per medical research conducted in recent years.

Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent allergy: NIH

Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent allergy: NIH

Babies who are fed regularly with peanut-containing foods starting around six months of age face lower risk of suffering scary allergy, according to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) new guidelines.

Issuing new guidelines on Thursday, the NIH issued said that most babies should regularly be fed with peanut-containing foods starting at the age of 6 months, some as early as 4 months.

The new guidelines mark a major shift in dietary advice for kids in a country where peanut-related allergy is one of the most dangerous food allergies.

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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announces plan to cut 1,000 jobs

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announces plan to cut 1,000 jobs

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has announced cost cutting measures which would result in layoff or early retirement for nearly 1,000 workers. The job cuts won’t impact doctors but other staff members and accounts for nearly 5 percent of total workforce of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. During a press conference, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center officials informed that job cuts will save $120 million per year for the organization.

Researchers find common morning sickness drug ineffective

Researchers find common morning sickness drug ineffective

A pill routinely taken by millions of pregnant women for getting rid of morning sickness may not be as effective as it claims to be, a new research suggested.

The morning sickness drug called pyridoxine-doxylamine, which is sold as Diclegis in the United States and as Diclectin in Canada, has been in use since the 1970s. An older version of the drug has been used since the 1950s.

Study co-author Dr. Navindra Persaud, of St. Michael’s Hospital and Canada’s University, and colleagues reviewed data from a decades-old trial and found little evidence that the drug is effective.

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Scientists identify new organ in humans

Scientists identify new organ in humans

Membranes that twist and turn through the gut in humans’ digestive system has been reclassified and upgraded by scientist to an organ, according to a newly published review.

The structure, which connects the small and large intestines to the abdominal wall and keeps them in place, has been known to scientists for a long time. But, until recently, it was believed to be numerous distinct membranes.

In the review, researchers looked at old and new studies on the structure called “mesentery,” and concluded that the structure is actually a continuous organ.

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Twins born 1 year apart in Utah and Arizona

Twins born 1 year apart in Utah and Arizona

Two families in the two different U.S. states are celebrating the birth of their identical twins who took birth in different years – in 2016 and 2017.

Utah couple Huyen Nguyen and Nick Criddle welcomed their identical twin boys, named James and Matthew, into the world at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 and at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, respectively.

James and Matthew weighed 5 pounds and 5 pounds, 5 ounces, respectively. Describing his twin boys’ differences, father Nick Criddle said, “This is James, he is older and wiser. This is Matthew younger, a little stronger.”

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