Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feet

Humans – that is to say, our modern ancestors, Homo sapiens – have been around for at least 195,000 years. Yet, it was only maybe 40,000 years ago that our species invented footwear. Anthropologists understand that, up until that point, humans and their predecessors had no way of protecting their feet, other than naturally formed […]

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Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health, finds study

Many fitness protein powders that are commercially available consist primarily of whey proteins, which contain high levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs, which are three essential amino acids called leucine, valine, and isoleucine, are meant to help increase muscle mass in people who are interested in bodybuilding, though some scientists believe this claim to […]

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Coffee burns calories, promotes weight loss reveal researchers

Today’s modern world has made us into coffee-crazed fanatics. With quick turnaround times, approaching deadlines and instantaneous results, getting left behind on the daily report is the last thing we want, and coffee is one of the few drinks that can help us stay awake long enough to send that email. But between all this […]

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Smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis, reveals study

Drinking alcohol can cause a lot of problems down the line. Of course, there’s no denying the pleasurable effects of alcohol, which only increase the more you drink it. Unfortunately, every part of your body is affected negatively by too much drinking, especially the brain and liver. On the other hand, there’s smoking, which is […]

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread? Researchers find the answers

Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Recently, a team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has explored the potential mechanisms underlying the relationship […]

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Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesity

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesity

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a skin patch that can convert potentially harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. In a recent study published in the journal Small Methods, the researchers reveal how the patch reduced fat mass and weight gain over 4 weeks in mice fed a high-fat diet. […]

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