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Food Sensitization in Babies is Affected by Gut Bacteria

By Tim Sandle

Changes in intestinal bacteria in babies shapes where food allergies or asthma is likely to occur, according to a new study. This research has shown that babies with a fewer number of different bacteria in their gut at three months of age are likely to become sensitized to foods like milk, egg or peanut […]

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Eating Peanuts Early is the Key to Avoiding Nut Allergies

By Tim Sandle

A new study suggests that babies who consume peanuts are less likely to develop an allergy to the food. This is provided that the peanuts are eaten during the first year and that this continues up until the time that the infants reach kindergarten. This approach runs counter current thinking, where the general advice is for babies to avoid peanuts in order […]

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Common Food Additives Linked to Inflammation

By Tim Sandle

Several additives used with processed foods, like emulsifiers, have been shown to be associated with changes in the composition of microorgani in the intestines (the so-termed “gut microbiome“). In turn, this has been found to leas to increased inflammation in mice. Inflammation is linked to several ill-health effects and has an link with obesity. A study has found […]

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First Humanoid Robots for Pain Management

By Tim Sandle

A Canadian company called RxRobots has ivered the world’s first “humanoid” robots to a hospital in the country (Alberta Children’s Hospital). The start-up company, RxRobots, constructs applications for robots to interact with children while they are having painful medical procedures done; for example, vaccinations and blood tests. The objective is to design systems to reduce children’s pain and discomfort […]

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Novel Method for Detecting Malaria Parasites

By Tim Sandle

Parasite expert Ingrid Felger has devised a new method for the rapid detection of the parasite that causes malaria. The new method works on genes that have multiple copies in the parasite genome. If these are detected, this reveals parasites present at concentrations that are 10 times lower than the detection limit of current standard assays. […]

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Testosterone Products Warning From U.S. Regulators

By Tim Sandle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stated that the manufacturers of testosterone products must change their labelling. This is in order to clarify the approved uses of these medications. This is centered on the premise that men who attempt to replace a hormone in their body may well be putting themselves at risk. […]

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Personal Genomics Given FDA Green Light

By Tim Sandle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allow a personal genomics company to undertake a disease-risk analysis. This decision has proved to be controversial with some scientists. The personal genomics testing firm 23andMe is aiming to run a health prediction service. This comes after the FDA agreed yesterday for the company to market a test that would […]

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Europe’s Black Death May Not Have Been Spread by Rats

By Tim Sandle

Turning history on its head: most text bos, in recalling the Black Death, the term for the deadly plague that swept through medieval Europe, say that the plague was spread by rats. Or, accurately, the plague bacterium is contained within the guts of fleas, which spread it to people when a person is bitten. […]

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The Latest Anti-Smoking Propaganda

By Alexander Baron

Sming is an unfashionable habit, and rightly so. If you’ve ever kissed a smer, you’ll appreciate why this should be the case. People who sme heavily are prone to coughing, certain illnesses, they may be short of breath, and so on, but does sming really cause depression? That is what the latest research from […]

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