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Wild Sheep Show Benefits of Putting Up with Parasites

Study shows managing gut parasites may be healthier than harshly eliminating them as “simple nutritional supplements could be an effective way to promote tolerance in people.” In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual’s infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University…

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Two Broad-Spectrum Insecticides Now Proven to Harm Honeybees

New research published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry addresses the effects of two broad-spectrum systemic insecticides, fipornil and imidacloprid, on honeybees. These insecticides are widely used in agriculture, and the authors conclude that fipronil and imidacloprid are inhibitors of mitochondrial bioenergetics, resulting in depleted cell…

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Well-child and vaccine visits linked to more than 700,000 flu-like illnesses

New research shows that well-child doctor appointments for annual exams and vaccinations are associated with an increased risk of flu-like illnesses in children and family members within two weeks of the visit. This risk translates to more than 700,000 potentially avoidable illnesses each year, costing…

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Cannabis Drugs Have Pain-Relieving Potential for Arthritis

Chemical compounds synthesised in the laboratory, similar to those found in cannabis, could be developed as potential drugs to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. These compounds could also reduce joint inflammation, according to new research carried out at the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre at…

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Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility

A controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with…

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How ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ D May Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis

In mice with a rodent form of multiple sclerosis (MS), vitamin D appears to block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why the so-called “sunshine vitamin” may prevent or ease symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease, according…

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Study: Acupuncture Can Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

An increasing number of clinical and animal studies have confirmed that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Moxibustion is reported to be more effective than electro-acupuncture for improving space-recognizing memory ability in aged mice, suggesting that moxibustion is another alternative or complementary…

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