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This common amino acid can fight dental plague, cavities

A new research has suggested that Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque that can help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease. University of Michigan’s Alexander Rickard discovered that in the lab L-arginine, found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, and is already used in dental products for tooth sensitivity, ...

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Statins strongly linked to increased diabetes risk

In a database study of nearly 26,000 beneficiaries of Tricare, the military health system, cholesterol-lowering drugs statins have been found to increase the risk of developing diabetes. The study, which included only people who at baseline were free of heart disease, diabetes and other severe chronic disease, is among the first to show the connection in a relatively healthy group ...

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‘Motivational interviewing’ can help smokers kick the habit

A team of researchers has demonstrated that motivational interviewing can make smokers see tobacco as something disagreeable, thus helping them to quit the habit. Motivational interviewing is a psychological technique of direct intervention that seeks to produce changes in patient behaviour. The researchers, from the universities of Granada in Spain and San Buenaventura in Bogota, Colombia, evaluated the effects upon ...

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Live on higher ground for lower weight

A good diet, exercise and cutting back on booze all come highly recommended, but a team of researchers has found another possible strategy for preventing obesity: head for the hills. Spanish researchers have found that people who live at high altitudes are 13 per cent less likely to become overweight or obese, the Independent reported. Experts believe the phenomenon may ...

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‘Kitchen wipes’ can cut risk of food poisoning by 99 pc

Using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen can cut the risk food poisoning by a whopping 99.2 percent, says a new research. Dr Gerardo Lopez and his colleagues at the University of Arizona in the USA used antibacterial wipes on typical counter top materials – granite, laminate, and ceramic tile – to see if they reduce the risk of the cook ...

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Cigar smoking not a safe alternative

If you thought smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, your are wrong. New research associates many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking. Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carried out a systematic review of studies about cigar smoking and all-cause and smoking-related mortality to gain more comprehensive information about the long-term public health ...

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Asthma may be easier to control than previously believed

If you suffer from asthma then you know that controlling the condition is the key to ensuring good quality of life. Now, scientists have come up with a bunch of tips and to help you do just that. Allergist James Sublett, MD, at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said that patients were prone to hospitalization because ...

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Use of statins linked to reduced death from lung cancer

Scientists have shown that prolonged use of statins may reduce the risk of death from lung cancer. Recently there has been much interest in the potential for exploring new therapeutic uses for existing drugs, in part, because existing medications are relatively inexpensive and have known side effect profiles, according to Cardwell. This study investigated whether lung cancer patients who received ...

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Natural RoseHip extract may help fight against breast cancer: New Study

A new study has revealed that natural RoseHip, the fruit of the rose plant, extracts shows promising results for preventing breast cancer. The extract significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young ...

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‘Smiley face’ labels on healthy foods could charm students to eat better

Put a smiley face tag on healthy foods and the students might just start eating better, says a new study. The new research claims that labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line. Making poor food choices ...

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