Borax, a naturally occurring mineral, has been an ingredient in cleaning products for decades. It is not safe to ingest. Some people also use it to make children’s toys, such as homemade slime. Borax can be harmful and may cause many serious side effects. In this article, we look at the safety and risks of
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The first research research on Apple’s Health Records service has just been released and shows that users have a favorable view of its capabilities, though it hasn’t been widely adopted. Researchers at the University of California San Diego Health, one of the first health systems to integrate with Apple’s health service, spent a few months
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In a study published in the BMJ, researchers analyzed the likelihood of a heart attack on major holidays and football events. Ischaemic heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks, is the leading cause of death worldwide. Albeit the disease may involve several causes, previous research depicts that external factors, such as sports events, increase the
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Chinese telecom giant Huawei fired a sales director arrested in Poland on charges of conducting espionage on behalf of China, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Huawei, the world’s second largest maker of smartphones, further distanced itself from the employee, Wang Weijing, by issuing a statement that he had brought the company into “disrepute.”
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The American Heart Association recently provided a comprehensive commentary on the safety and tolerability of statin drugs. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 40 years old uses statins. Statin drugs are a class of cholesterol-lowering medication that reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular-related complications in vulnerable populations. The
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Doctors use chemotherapy either as a first-line therapy or in combination with other treatments, such as surgery. If chemotherapy does not work, a person may need to consider other treatment options. Signs that cancer is not responding to chemotherapy include: tumor not shrinking tumor growing cancer spreading from its original site to other areas of
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Scientists have discovered an unknown genetic mechanism of cell metabolism that becomes increasingly dysfunctional with aging. Is it possible to combat aging? Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland suggest that their findings could lead to new targets for treatments to combat aging and age-related conditions. Their discovery concerns a protein
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A new study revealed that three common drugs normally used to treat cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also aid in the treatment of some serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia. Could we repurpose common drugs to treat mental health conditions? Scientists at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm,
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Mung beans are a type of pulse that has a good nutritional balance with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Some early research suggests these beans may have a variety of health benefits. Preparing mung beans is straight forward, and people can add them to a variety of dishes. In this article, we discuss the potential
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A Canadian research group used mass spectrometry to better understand how brain cancer cells communicate and promote metastasis. How does cancer spread? Glioblastoma remains a deadly form of brain cancer with just a 4% five-year survival rate. This poor prognosis is largely attributed to the spreading of tumor cells to the surrounding tissues in the
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Exercise is a vital element of a healthful lifestyle; it helps maintain heart health, improve mood, and fight weight gain. New research also suggests that it can protect a person’s cognitive skills, and a new study uncovers fresh information as to how this can happen. How does exercise help protect memory? According to a study
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Royal jelly is a creamy white substance with a high nutrient content that young bees make to feed queen bee larvae. There are claims that it offers a range of health benefits, such as easing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and supporting wound healing. Royal jelly is highly nutritious and may have antibacterial, antioxidant, and
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Dermalex is an over-the-counter skin cream that people can use to treat psoriasis. Unlike some other psoriasis creams, it does not contain steroids. However, there is little research to support its safety and effectiveness. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to multiply faster than usual, resulting in a buildup of skin cells.
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Vowing to bring an end to “greed” in the pharmaceutical industry, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic House leaders said they plan to introduce three new bills Thursday aimed at slashing high prescription drug prices in the U.S. Democrats, who regained control of the House this month, listed lowering prescription drug costs as one of
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New research, published in the journal Nature Genetics, identifies new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. It also uncovers novel biological mechanisms that may lead to this neurodegenerative condition. Scientists have found new genetic locations associated with Alzheimer’s. About 5.7 million people in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. A recent report
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A recent study investigated a unique signaling pathway that might contribute to exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure. Chronic heart failure occurs when a weakened or damaged heart is unable to pump blood effectively throughout the body. The primary cause of chronic heart failure is myocardial infarction, commonly referred to as a heart attack, which
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