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What do frogs and humans have in common? [Life Lines]

Image of Rana dybowski by Pierre Fidenci, by means of Wikimedia Commons Leptin is a hormone that signals the brain to suppress appetite in humans. While researchers at the University of Michigan described a similar appetite regulating role for leptin in South African clawed frogs (Xenopus), they also discovered that leptin signals limb development in tadpoles. They suspect that this takes place as ...

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Need pest control, get a spider [Life Lines]

A new study shows that globally, spiders consume 400-800 million tons of prey every year. That is roughly far more than double the amount of fish and meat that humans consume. Impressive…yet creepy at the exact same time. I suppose we should thank them for their pest control efforts. [embedded content material] Sources: M Nyffeler, K Birkhofer. An estimated 400–800 million tons of ...

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Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — What tends to make for a satisfied, productive worker? It could be a very good sex life. At least that’s the suggestion of a new study that integrated 159 married staff who have been surveyed daily for two weeks. These who had sex had been in a much ...

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Researchers discover genes that protect water bears when they dry out [Life Lines]

Water bears, aka tardigrades, are resilient small creatures. These microscopic animals can survive each freezing and boiling temperatures, radiation, higher pressure, starvation, the vacuum of space and even desiccation. This final capacity caught the focus of a team of researchers interested in how they are in a position to survive for years in spite of being fully dried out, an ability known as ...

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Insurance losses under proposed ACA replacement a matter of life and death [The Pump Handle]

As the Republicans push forward their abysmal Inexpensive Care Act replacement, a lot of the speak surrounding its impact focuses on insurance coverage numbers and premium hikes. These issues are surely crucial. But this is far more important: The Republican strategy will lead to unnecessary suffering and preventable death. How do we know this? Let’s start with the Congressional Price ...

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Healthy Life – Omigy

Healthy Life – OmigyHealthy Life – Omigy4 methods to spot autism in children11 Magical essential oils for asthma8 major health benefits of acacia tree8 Amazing health benefits of fresh spinach7 Shocking health benefits of banana flowers5 magical methods to relieve stress in under 10 minutes7 best health benefits of pineapplesSaffron increases your vision by 97%Green tea and milk – Lose ...

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Improved cognition in male turtles exposed to BPA during development [Life Lines]

Image of a painted turtle by Victor Young, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. (via Wikimedia commons) Bisphenol A (BPA) has earned a undesirable reputation as a potential endocrine disrupting chemical in numerous studies of building animals. Some studies even report correlations of BPA levels with certain illnesses in humans. Thus it is not surprising there are a plethora of BPA-free meals containers, ...

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Growing meaty fish [Life Lines]

Image of a gilthead sea bream by Roberto Pillon – through Wikimedia Commons Comparable to humans, muscle growth in fish is increased with physical exercise. As opposed to humans, nonetheless, teleost fish are able to continue increasing in length as nicely as weight throughout their lives. This sort of meat, I mean muscle, growth occurs in two ways: 1) muscle cells get larger ...

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Obesity could triple your risk of stomach cancer later in life

Overweight people in their twenties who then become obese later in life could be three times more likely to develop cancer of the esophagus or upper stomach, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers examined over 400,000 individuals’ reported height and weight at ages 20, 50, and at the time of reporting. Then, the ...

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U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030

But other created countries expected to have even larger longevity gains, study says WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — By 2030, American ladies will reside an typical of more than 83 years, whilst men may possibly attain an typical of 80, a new study estimates. These figures are up just ...

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