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Diet suppresses or boosts mitochondria

Mitochondria are important cellular power plants whose diminished activity has been previously demonstrated to be associated with obesity by a group of researchers at the University of Helsinki. Now, in

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Teenage mental health how growing brains could explain emerging disorders

Adolescence is the time when most mental health problems arise. Diagnoses of psychiatric illnesses increase across the board, with teenagers suffering not only from mood disorders such as depression, but

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Artificial intelligence system can help prevent anemia in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Anemia, a condition characterized by the lack of healthy red blood cells in the body, is common in patients with chronic kidney disease who need to undergo routine hemodialysis (a

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Contrast-enhanced mammography for breast cancer in women with augmented breasts

According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) showed concordance with MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and breast augmentation. Noting that CEM has not

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Black women more prone to postmenopausal weight gain than white women

Black American women are more likely to gain weight after menopause than white women, and a number of factors may underlie the difference, researchers say. They analyzed data from nearly

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World’s first face transplant in a black patient brought special challenges

Robert Chelsea needed a new face, having lost most of his in a horrific Los Angeles traffic accident years ago. But Chelsea is Black, and the process to give him

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Muscle cramp? Drink electrolytes, not water

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure

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