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Satnavs could cause permanent damage to your memory, scientists warn

Are satnavs causing permanent damage to your memory? Scientists are concerned over-reliance on gadgets could lead to dementia as they leave driver’s brains unstimulated for long periods of time New evidence shows over-reliance on tech may reduce ability to learn and recall Parts of brain crucial for memory stimulated by navigating roads and road signs  […]

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Do you comfort eat when you are blue?

A team of researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) School of Medicine and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) has found that people who are depressed are at higher risk of weight gain. Gaining weight puts them at risk of other health problems later in life including heart disease and metabolic syndrome. […]

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Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented today at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). “Our study indicates that if you need to urinate in the night—called nocturia—you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess […]

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E-Cigarettes Really Are A Major Threat To Your Health

E-cigarettes have needed some serious myth-busting for a while. Since they hit the market in 2007, people have mistakenly believed they’re not so bad for you, and they’re frequently touted as a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes. But new research from the American College of Cardiology found that adults who vape are much more likely […]

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Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans. A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a transplant. In the United States alone, 95,000 people are waiting for a […]