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You CAN train your brain to like healthy foods: Researchers reveal diet that can kick junk food addiction | Health4News

Brain scans showed it was possible to reverse addiction to junk food
After six months those following special diet had increased sensitivity to healthy, lower-calorie foods in reward centre of their brain… 33 more words

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Nordic diet volunteers lost three times as much weight as othersĀ  | Health4News

Emphasis is on fresh vegetables and fruit, fish, less meat and more game
The key to the diet is only eating foods in season
All participants encouraged to eat until they were satisfied, paying some attention to portion size, but never counting caloriesĀ  17 more words

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Functional gene arrays-based analysis of fecal microbiomes in patients with liver cirrhosis | Health4News

Human gut microbiota plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cirrhosis complications. Although the phylogenetic diversity of intestinal microbiota in patients with liver cirrhosis has been examined in several studies, little is known about their functional composition and… … 12 more words

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Mobilization of healthy donors with plerixafor affects the cellular composition of T-cell receptor (TCR)-??/CD19-depleted haploidentical stem cell grafts | Health4News

HLA-haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is suitable for patients lacking related or unrelated HLA-matched donors. Herein, we investigated whether plerixafor (MZ), as an adjunct to G-CSF, facilitated the collection of mega-doses of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) for… … 21 more words

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Respiratory virus is a real pathogen in immunocompetent community-acquired pneumonia: comparing to influenza like illness and volunteer controls | Health4News

Viral pathogens were more commonly reported than previously estimated in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients. However, the real role of virus was still controversial.
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Consecutive adult patients with CAP between April and December, 2009 were prospectively enrolled. 20 more words

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Molecular phylogenetic analysis of bacterial community and characterization of Cr(VI) reducers from the sediments of Tantloi hot spring, India | Health4News

A geothermal ecosystem located at Tantloi, India has been found to be an interesting habitat for microbes of diverse nature. However, the microbial diversity of this habitat is poorly explored. 35 more words

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Local authors to discuss smarter living and sustainability in "Meet-the-Authors 2014" | Health4News

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Anyone can enjoy the natural beauty of the sky and the sea as well as trees and flowers, yet in modern times many have forgotten to cherish nature and the earth’s resources. 26 more words

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