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Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

High school friends often first to go

DENVER (April 22, 2014) – Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend’ to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. 582 more words

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Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV, researcher finds

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21-Apr-2014

ATLANTA–Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University’s new Institute for Biomedical Sciences. 511 more words

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Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

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20-Apr-2014

Discovery of previously undefined molecular pathway is step toward novel clinical trial

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. 591 more words

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Why alcoholism saps muscle strength

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21-Apr-2014

Mitochondrial repair may be to blame for muscle weakness in mitochondrial diseases and in long-time alcoholics

(PHILADELPHIA) — Muscle weakness is a common symptom of both long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease. 781 more words

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Early mortality risk reduced up to 40 percent through increased physical activity and sports

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

Even though previous studies have been shown the link between regular exercises and improved health the exact dose-response relation remains unclear. Guenther Samitz, researcher in physical activity and public health at the Centre for Sports Sciences and University Sports of the University of Vienna has investigated this relationship with a meta-study representing more than 1.3 million participants. 781 more words

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Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can reduce the risk of asthma, according to Danish researchers

Public release date: 25-Sep-2011

Alcohol can reduce asthma risk

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can reduce the risk of asthma, according to Danish researchers.

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Low vitamin B12 levels may lead to brain shrinkage, cognitive problems

Public release date: 26-Sep-2011

(CHICAGO) – Older people with low blood levels of vitamin B12 markers may be more likely to have lower brain volumes and have problems with their thinking skills, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center. 652 more words

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