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Anti-Aging Protein

In a bizarre experiment done in the 1950s, it was discovered that connecting the circulatory systems of old and young mice seems to rejuvenate the more elderly animals.  Recently, a handful of labs have been racing to discover what factors explain this effect.  Yet now, a Harvard University group that claims to have found one […]

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The Effects of Estrogen

A new study has tried to explain why the flu seems to hit men harder than women.  Researchers who tested various forms of estrogen, which is also present in men, found that the compounds reduced virus replication in the female but not male cells.  The researchers reported their findings in the American Journal of Physiology […]

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The Truth About Finger Pricks

A new study has suggested that health care professionals should be careful when using measurements from a single drop of finger-prick blood.  To achieve consistent test results, it’s necessary to combine up to six or nine drops of blood.  The study, believed to be the first of its kind, is the work of two bioengineers […]

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Exercise During Pregnancy

According to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials recently published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, moderate exercise during pregnancy can help decrease the risk for gestational diabetes by 31% while also reducing maternal weight gain.  As lead author Gema Sanabria-Martinez, MsC, points out, exercise isn’t something to avoid or be afraid of […]

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