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  • Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

    More than a century ago, scientists demonstrated that sleep supports the retention of memories of facts and events. Later studies have shown that slow-wave sleep, often referred to as deep sleep, is important for transforming fragile, recently formed m...
  • Researchers find potential source of insulin-producing cells in adult human pancreas

    The USF-led study may lead to drug therapies to replenish cells destroyed or damaged by diabetes
  • Staying safe in sandy beaches

    Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an international panel of scientists is recommending monito...  more
  • High iron intake may increase appetite, disease risk

    Here’s one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite.
  • Trans fats, but not saturated fats like butter, linked to greater risk of early death and heart disease

    Contrary to prevailing dietary advice, a recent evidence review found no excess cardiovascular risk associated with intake of saturated fat. In contrast, research suggests that industrial trans fats may increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Diabetics who skip breakfast provoke hazardous blood sugar spikes

    A new study reveals how skipping breakfast affects people with type-2 diabetes. According to the researchers, pancreatic beta cells which produce insulin lose their "memory" due to the prolonged period between one evening's dinner and the next day's lunch...  more
  • Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar

    Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, or glucose, level and can automatically ...  more
  • Wearable Sensor for Clinical Research

    Google X is developing a wearable health sensor for cardiac and activity tracking. It is unlike its competitor Fitbit, or Apple Watch. The device is a clinical-grade sensor designed for investigational use.
    “In brief, we’ll be st...
  • Is Your Fashion of Choice Hazardous to Your Health?

    Doctors warn against the potential dangers of wearing skinny jeans: Don't squat, or bend.
  • All forms of smoking are bad for the heart

    All forms of smoking are bad for the heart, the European Society of Cardiology has warned.