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Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

AGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

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Chemicals in e-cigarette flavours could harm respiratory tract, reveals study

E-cigarettes contaminated with dangerous microbial toxins, states study

The authors warn that the findings indicate that “some popular [e-cigarette] brands and flavours may be contaminated with microbial toxins.” The toxins identified were endotoxin − a potent toxic molecule found on the membranes of Gram-negative bacteria − and glucan, a polysaccharide that helps to form the cell walls of most species of fungi. Tobacco […]

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Spider bites are unpleasant and you’d want to do your best to avoid being bit by a spider. Several things can happen to you when a spider bites you, such as swelling and redness, but never in your wildest dreams would you imagine that a spider bite would make you lose your ability to pee

Canadian man loses ability to pee after being bite by a black widow spider

But that’s exactly what may have happened to a man in Canada. After he got a suspected black widow bite on his foot, he developed a condition called acute urinary retention, which means he couldn’t pee despite having a very full bladder, according to a recent report of this case study. The 50-year-old encountered the […]

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Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a while

Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a while

Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits? This article explores why people cry and what health benefits crying may have. Why do people cry? Humans produce three types of tears: Basal: The tear ducts constantly secrete basal tears, […]

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This unbelievable reason causes cancer

This unbelievable reason causes cancer

Load up on plant food. Use your gym membership. Apply sunscreen religiously. Steer clear of cigarettes. Taking on healthy behaviours like these is supposed to lower your lifetime cancer risk. Now, along comes a bombshell study that seems to suggest many of these odds-lowering efforts are less impactful than you may have previously thought: The […]

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