Saliva plays a role in the body’s defense against traveller’s diarrhoea

Researchers have identified a protein in saliva (histatin-5) that protects the body from traveller’s diarrhoea. The findings, available online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, may lead to the development of new preventive therapies for the disease.
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Advancing the capability of wearable tech

Pretty much everyone has a smartphone, but the uptake of smartwatches and other wearable tech has been much slower. Could cost be the cause?

Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool.

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Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

New research could provide clinicians with insights regarding clinical progression to dementia.

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Researchers find existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetes

A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Continue reading “Researchers find existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetes”

Hot tea increases Oesophageal cancer x 5

Consuming hot tea at high temperatures is associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer in those who also drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. The findings, based on long-term follow-up in more than 450,000 participants, are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Scientists discover off-switch for ‘molecular machine’ active in many diseases

A discovery by Queensland scientists could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer’s and gout.

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Can over-the-counter pain meds influence thoughts and emotions?

Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies.

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