Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?

Tipping the scales at 233 pounds, Charles Joy realized he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success. In 2013, he lost more than 100 pounds through exercise and diet. But afterward, his weight slowly began to creep back up. In 2017, Joy decided to try time-restricted […]

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Switch Up Your Boring Plank With These 6 Ab-Smashing Variations

By now, most people know that planks are good for you. The one simple position can help you tone and strengthen your abdominal, shoulder, arm, and hip muscles. The name “plank” itself comes from the idea of a plank of wood or wooden board—a hard, solid structure that has no moving parts and can support a heavy load when positioned […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Boss Fragrances, Coty Launching Podcast Series

PARIS — Hugo Boss fragrances and its licensor Coty Inc. are jumping into the swelling podcast wave, WWD has learned. On March 30 they will unveil their first podcast series, called Essentials by Boss Bottled, billed to inspire men to become the best version of themselves. It is hosted by Gunnar Peterson, a high-profile personal trainer and functional training expert, […]

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Key to greater efficacy in cancer treatment: Mitochondria are found to be associated with the effectiveness of oncological drug therapies

Researchers from Mount Sinai and IBM have discovered a novel clue in explaining how cancer cells with identical genomes can respond differently to the same therapy. In a Nature Communications paper published today, researchers reveal for the first time that the number of mitochondria in a cell is, in great part, associated with how the cancer responds to drug therapy. […]

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Neglected diseases continue to require attention despite progress

Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year. Between January 2012 and September 2018, a total of 256 new drugs entered the market, but only eight (3.1%) were designed to treat neglected diseases. This value exceeds the proportion for 1975-99, which was […]

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Generic advice doesn’t help patients drop pounds: Patients shed more weight when doctors give specific tips, study finds

When it comes to losing weight, doctors’ messages to their patients can make a powerful difference, according to new research from Duke University. Participants in the study had only modest weight loss when doctors gave generic advice such as “you should exercise more.” They fared much better when doctors instead provided specific instructions. “Just telling somebody to lose weight or […]

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Human microbiome metabolites tip the scale in intestinal E. coli infections: Human Organ Chips uncover human microbiome metabolites that enhance colon injury by enterohemorrhagic E. coli in human-mouse comparative study

It remains mysterious why humans get infected by some bacterial or viral pathogens relatively easily while animals that have very similar tissues and immune functions do not. This chasm also is the reason why researchers frequently face problems in their efforts to model pathogenic diseases in animal models, such as mice, and why drugs developed using this approach often fail […]

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SA Health performs major upgrades to its EMR system following review

SA Health, the public health agency of South Australia, has made improvements to its troubled electronic medical record (EMR) system, in an attempt to lay the foundation for progressive implementation of new features and functionality. The move is an upgrade from the version the healthcare organisation was using since 2014, and follows an independent review of the program that found […]

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