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Human brain may help generate fructose

Fructose — simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods — is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study. Previous studies have established that excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chronic diseases like obesity. But it was …

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Back pain ups risk of early death by 13%

Suffering from lower back pain? Be careful, back pain — approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide — is the leading cause of disability globally and may increase your risk of dying early by 13 per cent, researchers warn. The findings showed that compared to those without spinal pain (back and …

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Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi hospitalised

) Rome’s anti-establishment Mayor Virginia Raggi was on Friday admitted to hospital for tests after reportedly feeling unwell. She was taken to the emergency room at Rome’s San Filippo Neri hospital, which is near her home. Raggi will not attend a meeting at city hall later on Friday where she …

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Oestrogen therapy may boost oral health

Post-menopausal women who undergo oestrogen therapy may get healthier teeth and gums, a study has found. The study, published online in the journal Menopause, said that the rate of occurrence of severe periodontitis — inflammation around the tooth — was 44 per cent lower in the post-menopausal women. The hormonal …

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Mediterranean diet may reduce pain due to obesity

Eating a Mediterranean diet that involves consuming more fish and plant-based proteins such as nuts and beans could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. A well-established connection between body weight and chronic pain might be explained by inflammation in the body, and the …

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