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Director General of WHO Severely Overstated the Fatality Rate of the Coronavirus Leading to the Greatest Global Panic in History

Director General of WHO Severely Overstated the Fatality Rate of the Coronavirus Leading to the Greatest Global Panic in History

The controversial Ethiopian politician and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, claimed in a press conference in early March that the fatality rate for the coronavirus was many multiples that of the fatality rate of the common flu. This egregiously false premise has led to the greatest panic in world history. The Director General of the WHO spoke on March 3, 2020 and shared ...
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Soybean Oil Found to Cause Genetic Changes in the Brain Affecting Depression & Obesity

Soybean Oil Found to Cause Genetic Changes in the Brain Affecting Depression & Obesity

A new study has found that the consumption of soybean oil, one of the most common edible oils in the western diet in recent decades, causes genetic changes that negatively impact how the brain deals with depression and obesity. According to IFL Science, the increase in popularity of soybean oil “has coincided with an alarming escalation in metabolic conditions like diabetes, insulin resistance, and obesity, and a ...
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Processed Foods Highly Correlated with Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.

Processed Foods Highly Correlated with Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.

As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Through reviewing overall trends in food, George Washington University (GW) researcher Leigh A. Frame, PhD, MHS, concluded that detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition are needed for consumers, who are prioritizing food that is cheaper and more convenient, but also highly processed. Her conclusions are published in a ...
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Kids Twice as Likely to Eat Healthy after Watching Healthy Cooking Shows

Kids Twice as Likely to Eat Healthy after Watching Healthy Cooking Shows

Television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood. A new study found kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a healthy food choice than those who watched a different episode of the same show featuring unhealthy food. Television programs featuring healthy foods ...
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New Study finds Exercise is Good for Your Brain's Gray Matter

New Study finds Exercise is Good for Your Brain’s Gray Matter

Cardiorespiratory exercise -- walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping -- is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain? A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume -- ...
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Children who Drank Whole Milk had Lower Risk of Being Overweight or Obese

Children who Drank Whole Milk had Lower Risk of Being Overweight or Obese

Review analyzing almost 21,000 children suggests children who drank whole milk were less likely to be overweight or obese. A systematic review and meta-analysis led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ...
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Your DNA is Not your Destiny -- or a Good Predictor of Your Health

Your DNA is Not your Destiny — or a Good Predictor of Your Health

In most cases, your genes have less than five per cent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease, according to new research by University of Alberta scientists. In the largest meta-analysis ever conducted, scientists have examined two decades of data from studies that examine the relationships between common gene mutations, also known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and different diseases and conditions. And ...
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Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

The level of high school sports participation is at an all-time high.1 Students who play competitive sports enjoy physical and mental benefits. It reduces the rate of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It also improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function and increases the potential that young people will go on to stay physically active throughout their life.2 Researchers also discovered that athletes who regularly play ...
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2019–20 Coronavirus Outbreak Begins in Wuhan, China

2019–20 Coronavirus Outbreak Begins in Wuhan, China

A coronavirus is one of a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to the deadly SARS. An outbreak of a novel coronavirus, given the designation of 2019-nCoV, was identified around mid-December 2019 in the city of Wuhan in central China when an emerging cluster of people contracted pneumonia with no clear cause. A majority of the earliest cases were directly associated with stallholders who worked at the Huanan Seafood ...
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Researchers discover how cells know their future and forget their past

Researchers discover how cells know their future and forget their past

(Science Daily) Stem cells all share the potential of developing into any specific cell in the body. Many researchers are therefore trying to answer the fundamental questions of what determines the cells' developmental fate as well as when and why the cells lose the potential of developing into any cell. Now, researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) at University of ...
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