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Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain

WT24 Desk New research tests a novel strategy for preventing holiday weight gain and proposes a psychological mechanism that explains why the strategy may work, MNT reports. More than 37% of adults in the United States are living with obesity, estimates show, and experts expect this number to increase. More than 32% of U.S. adults are also overweight. Research shows that on average, people ...

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In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?

WT24 Desk The media is rife with claims of breakthrough biomedical studies performed in animals. However, can animals ever faithfully model human health? according to MNT. Avid readers of medical news will be familiar with the widespread use of animal models in biomedical research. From nutrition to cancer research and studies on metabolism, scientists and journalists alike draw parallels between animals and humans. However, ...

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Argentina and Algeria stamp out malaria in ‘historic achievement’

Improvements in detection, diagnosis and treatment hailed by World Health Organization as ‘a model for other countries’ WT24 Desk Algeria and Argentina have been declared malaria-free by the World Health Organization, in what has been described as a “historic achievement” for both countries, The Guardian reports. The declaration follows warnings that the global fight against malaria has slipped off track in recent years, ...

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Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills online in past six months

Three-quarters of mail order requests came from states with strict anti-abortion laws WT24 Desk Thousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing safe abortions on the ground, The Guardian reports. Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women requested abortion medication between October 2018 ...

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Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes

WT24 Desk People with type 2 diabetes should receive regular monitoring of liver function, as they could be at risk of developing life-threatening cirrhosis and liver cancer, according to MNT. This was one of the conclusions of a very large study of 82 million adults living in Europe. Another finding was that for many people who develop cirrhosis and liver cancer, it seems ...

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Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer

WT24 Desk Researchers have used a deep-learning algorithm to detect lung cancer accurately from computed tomography scans. The results of the study indicate that artificial intelligence can outperform human evaluation of these scans, MNT reports. Lung cancer causes almost 160,000 deaths in the United States, according to the most recent estimates. The condition is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., ...

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Attraction to smell of coffee may help addiction treatment

WT24 Desk bc-US-coffee-addiction Java junkies can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee, and the more they drink, the better they can smell it, British researchers say, according to UPI. It’s a discovery with powerful implications for treating people addicted to substances with a distinct smell. “The higher the caffeine use, the quicker a person recognized the odor of coffee,” ...

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Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk

WT24 Desk Glucosamine, a dietary supplement that people commonly take to ease joint pain and reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, may lower the risk of cardiovascular problems, according to a study analyzing health data from over 400,000 participants, according to MNT. Information from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health shows that about 2.6% of adults in the United States — which ...

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