• Health And Medicine 2022: Pig Transplants, Lab-Grown Blood, And “Synthetic” Embryos Make It Into Our Top Five
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    Health And Medicine 2022: Pig Transplants, Lab-Grown Blood, And “Synthetic” Embryos Make It Into Our Top Five

    2022 has seen its fair share of newsworthy science. Who could forget JWST’s images of the universe or the success of the Artemis I mission? But it’s not just space that had all the fun – plenty of groundbreaking stories came from the fields of health and medicine too. From the US ending 50 years of abortion rights by overturning Roe vs Wade, to an AI predicting the structure of almost every single protein, and monkeypox (now mpox) being declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, it’s fair to say a lot has happened in the last 12 months that has huge ramifications for the fields of…

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  • What type of honey could help reduce cholesterol, blood sugar?
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    What type of honey could help reduce cholesterol, blood sugar?

    Share on PinterestRaw honey could help bring cholesterol levels down, according to a new study. Image credit: Roberta Sorge/EyeEm/Getty Images. A new study finds that honey, unlike other sweeteners, may actually be good for cardiometabolic health. The benefits of honey were revealed in studies of people who ate a heavy diet containing 10% or less sugar. The study suggests that honey — particularly raw, monofloral honey ‚ may be a healthier replacement for sugar already being consumed, rather than additional sweetener added to one’s daily intake. Consider replacing the sugar you consume with honey, says a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. For people on a healthy…

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  • Where did the PFAS in your blood come from? These computer models offer clues
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    Where did the PFAS in your blood come from? These computer models offer clues

    Downstream of a Chemours fluorochemical manufacturing plant on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, people living in Brunswick and New Hanover counties suffer from higher-than-normal rates of brain tumors, breast cancers and other forms of rare — and accelerated — diseases. Residents now know this isn’t a coincidence. It’s from years of PFAS contamination from Chemours. It wasn’t easy to make the connection. More than a decade of water testing and lawsuits identified the link between aggressive cancers and per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS – a class of more than 9,000 toxic and persistent man-made compounds known informally as “forever chemicals.” They’re commonly found in nonstick cookware, water-resistant clothing,…

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  • Consuming two tablespoons of honey balances blood sugar and lowers cholesterol, study finds
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    Consuming two tablespoons of honey balances blood sugar and lowers cholesterol, study finds

    Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Consuming two tablespoons of honey can help balance blood sugar and improve cholesterol levels, according to a new study. Experts said replacing added sweeteners in the diet – such as sugar in tea – with honey can lower the risks of illnesses associated with eating too much sugar, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Researchers at the University of Toronto analysed the results of 18 trials including more than 1,100 participants and found…

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  • High blood pressure is significantly lowered with breath training : Shots
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    High blood pressure is significantly lowered with breath training : Shots

    Simply improving our breathing can significantly lower high blood pressure at any age. Recent research finds that just five to 10 minutes daily of exercises that strengthen the diaphragm and certain other muscles does the trick. SciePro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR hide caption toggle caption SciePro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR Simply improving our breathing can significantly lower high blood pressure at any age. Recent research finds that just five to 10 minutes daily of exercises that strengthen the diaphragm and certain other muscles does the trick. SciePro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR It’s well known that weightlifting can strengthen our biceps and quads. Now, there’s accumulating evidence that strengthening the muscles we use to breathe is beneficial…

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  • DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Helps Heart Health
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    DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Helps Heart Health

    Share on PinterestSalads are among the recommended foods in the DASH diet. 10’000 Hours/Getty Images Experts say the DASH diet can help people with stage 1 hypertension lower their blood pressure. The DASH diet is a daily eating plan that includes fruit, vegetables, nuts, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats. Experts say people who are starting a DASH diet should make changes slowly as they adjust their daily eating habits. They recommend you check food labels to see how much salt and sugar products contain. Changing your diet could have the most significant impact on reducing high blood pressure. That’s according to a new simulation study that used the latest…

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