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One hour of weekly aerobic exercise associated with 15% reduction in all-cause mortality

A new study has identified the amounts of time spent performing physical activity that are associated with significant reductions in all-cause mortality. A large body of evidence supports the association between

Featured, Genetics, Mood disorders, Neurocognitive disorders, Neuroscience, Pharmaceuticals, World health
New review suggests there is “no convincing evidence” that low serotonin levels cause depression

A widely held belief about the relationship between serotonin and depression is being contested by a University College London research group. (Credit: Bryan Bruno/MidCityTMS) The serotonin theory of depression postulates serotonin

Biotechnology, Cancer, Cardiology, Featured, Genetics, Longevity, Med Lifestyle, World health
CRISPR-based diagnostic test capable of identifying heart attacks and certain cancer types

A research group has developed a new diagnostic test that improves on current CRISPR-based testing methods and is capable of identifying various diseases. (Credit: Dean Calma, Flickr) Innovation in diagnostic

Diabetes, Diet, Featured, Longevity, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Pharmaceuticals, World health
Tirzepatide shown to be effective weight loss drug in phase III clinical trial

A clinical trial assessing the efficacy of tirzepatide showed the drug to be effective in significantly reducing body weight in obese patients when compared to patients who received a placebo

Med Lifestyle, Medical News, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, World health
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease linked to increased risk of dementia

A Swedish research team has found that patients with NAFLD have an associated 44% increased risk of developing vascular dementia. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition describing the

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Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 associated with increased croup virus in children

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a link between increased prevalence of croup among children and the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. (Credit: Olga Siletskaya/Moment via Getty Images) The underlying