Chemistry, News, Nutrition

What makes indian cuisine so special – a molecular explanation

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After they analyzed more than 2,000 traditional Indian recipes down to the molecular levels, scientists now think they know what makes Indian cuisine so appealing. Unlike western dishes, Indian recipes are based on ingredients whose flavors that don’t overlap for a unique taste that dumbstrucks anyone who tries it for the first time.

Diseases, Health & Medicine, News

The average adult catches a flu only twice a decade

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Sick, got the flu? Well, maybe what you think is the flu really isn’t the flu… a new study has found that while children catch a flu once every two years on average, the rate goes down significantly in adults – the average adult only gets it once every 5 years.

News, Nutrition

High-salt diet could protect against microbes, but you still shouldn’t eat too much

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Many people today are consuming more salt than they actually need – while this may make foods more tasty, it also increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. But a new study found that dietary salt could actually have a dietary advantage, defending the body against invading microbes.

Health & Medicine

Weight loss drugs may lead to cancer development

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In the developed world, obesity is one of the biggest health concerns, so weight loss is one of the hottest topics today. But while dietary supplements and gastric by-pass surgeries are becoming more and more popular, we are also starting to discover issues associated with these procedures. Recently, a study published in Cell showed that the new generation of weight loss drugs may actually favor cancer development.

Anatomy, Health & Medicine, News

Good News: Biggest Study Yet of Penis Size Confirms Average Size

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Many men (and women) are curious about the average penis size, but Dr. Abraham Morgentaler took it to the next level. He conducted a study on over 15,000 men to create a chart of the average size – and the good news is, you’re probably better off than you think. “Most men tend to believe they’re smaller than average, and there’s

Genetics, News

Genetically Speaking, You’re More Like Your Dad

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You may look more like your mom or more like your dad, but technically, you inherit equal amounts of genetic information from both; however, a new study has shown that you (and all mammals for that matter) are genetically more like their dads. If that sounds a bit confusing… well, it is. Specifically, although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutations from both our parents, the mutations that make us who we are and not some other person actually ‘use’ more of the DNA that we inherit from our dads.

Health & Medicine, News

Eating disorder therapy largely ignored for men

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It’s not just women who are concerned with their bodies and eating disorders, it’s men too. This might seem obvious, but a study found that despite eating disorders are very common among men, these receive little attention or are treated less seriously than women.

Health & Medicine, News

U.S. Parents Pressure Doctors to Alter Vaccine Schedules – and the Doctors Cave

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In any given month, the vast majority of physicians treating children in the US (93%) receive at least one request to delay child vaccination; many of them (37%) often or always honor the request, despite putting the kids at a needless risk for disease and favoring potential outbreaks of diseases such as measles.