How to improve gut health: Five recipes to help you achieve a happy tummy

The gut has been linked to many aspects of health in recent years, including the immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune disease, skin conditions and even cancer. Research has suggested what gives the gut these powers is millions of microbes. What you eat isn’t just nutrition for the body, it also feeds your gut microbes and keeps everything in perfect […]

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A mom had both her legs amputated after developing the same pregnancy complication as Kim Kardashian

A Texas woman, Callie Colwick, developed placenta accreta, a serious pregnancy complication in which the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall, at 15 weeks.  She spent weeks in the hospital before her son, Quinn, was stillborn.  Colwick then experienced severe hemorrhaging and went into septic shock. To save her life, doctors removed her uterus and, later, amputated her […]

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Major discovery in the genetics of Down syndrome

Researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal have discovered a new mechanism involved in the expression of Down syndrome, one of the main causes of intellectual disability and congenital heart defects in children. The study’s findings were published today in Current Biology. Down syndrome (SD), also called trisomy 21 syndrome, is a genetic condition that affects approximately one in […]

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Woman has ear amputated due to melanoma caused by sunbeds

A 44-year-old woman has opened up about how she had to have her ear amputated following a ‘self-inflicted’ melanoma. Anthea Smith, from Bolton, developed a tanning addition at the age of 14, but was unaware of the serious dangers sunbeds can cause to skin. She first noticed a strange red spot on her outer ear in 2010, but the mark […]

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The US birth rate keeps declining: 4 questions answered

Over the last few decades, birth rates have decreased across the globe. The United States is no exception. Aside from a few years in the mid-2000s, the number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three decades and have now reached their lowest number in 32 years. The country is now below population replacement rates […]

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Origins of immune system mapped, opening doors for new cancer immunotherapies

A first cell atlas of the human thymus gland could lead to new immune therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University and Ghent University, Belgium, mapped thymus tissue through the human lifespan to understand how it develops and makes vital immune cells called T cells. In the future, this information could help […]

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