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To prevent cancer, more women should consider having their fallopian tubes removed, experts say

To prevent cancer, more women should consider having their fallopian tubes removed, experts say There is no reliable screening test for ovarian cancer, so doctors advise women at high genetic risk of the disease to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after they have finished having children, usually around age 40. On Wednesday, a …

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Covid vaccine manufacturers withheld advance payments for canceled vaccinations for poor nations

Covid vaccine manufacturers withheld advance payments for canceled vaccinations for poor nations As global demand for Covid-19 vaccines dries up, the program responsible for vaccinating the world’s poor is urgently negotiating to try to exit its deals with pharmaceutical companies for injections it no longer needs. According to confidential documents obtained by The New York …

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Infants exposed to excessive screen time show differences in brain function after eight years of age

Infants exposed to excessive screen time show differences in brain function after eight years of age

Infants exposed to excessive screen time show differences in brain function after eight years of age Abstract: Greater exposure to screen time during childhood was associated with poor self-regulation and brain immaturity at age eight. Source: Agency for Science, Technology and Research More and more children are now exposed to mobile digital devices at an …

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Common food additives linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Common food additives linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Common food additives linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes Foods that commonly use nitrite preservatives include processed meats such as bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausages, corned beef and cured meats. In addition, some cheeses, smoked fish and pickled products may also contain nitrite preservatives. A new study has found a link between consumption …

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Alignment with brainwave rhythms accelerates learning in adults

Alignment with brainwave rhythms accelerates learning in adults

Alignment with brainwave rhythms accelerates learning in adults Abstract: Tuning into a person’s brainwave cycle before performing a learning task can dramatically improve the rate at which cognitive skills improve. Source: University of Cambridge Scientists have shown for the first time that briefly adjusting a person’s individual brain wave cycle before performing a learning task …

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MIT neuroscientist shares 4 things she never does to avoid ‘brain fog and forgetfulness’

MIT neuroscientist shares 4 things she never does to avoid ‘brain fog and forgetfulness’

MIT neuroscientist shares 4 things she never does to avoid ‘brain fog and forgetfulness’ The alarm goes on. You get dressed, drink coffee and go to work. But by lunchtime, you start to feel disorganized. You re-read the email because you miss it focus and mental clarity. There is nothing worse than brain fog. In …

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The connection between our food, the gut microbiome and depression

The connection between our food, the gut microbiome and depression Comment on this story Comment Research has long pointed to a connection between our diet and our mental health. The gut microbiome—the collective genome of the trillions of bacteria that live in the digestive tract, and which largely creates what we eat and drink—appears to …

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