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Synthetic Oxytocin May Improve Autism Symptoms in Children

synthetic oxytocin improve autism

A clinical trial conducted by a group of researchers at the University of Sydney has found that a synthetic form of oxytocin, affectionately known as the “love hormone,” may improve autism symptoms in children…Read More



Low-Fat Diets are Not Effective for Long-Term Weight Loss

long-term weight loss

A study has evaluated all available clinical trials assessing different diets for weight-loss. Contrary to previous thought, the study has reported that a low-fat diet is not effective for long-term weight loss…Read More





NavCog: Helping the Blind Navigate the World Without Vision


Researchers from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have created a smartphone app called NavCog that allows the blind to better navigate through their surroundings for increased accessibility. The NavCog app is a toolkit that utilizes ‘cognitive technologies’ that augment weakened or missing abilities and is composed of a navigation app, map editing tool, and algorithms for localization…Read More




World Health Organization Issues a Statement Clarifying Processed Meat and Cancer Risk

statement clarifying processed meat and cancer risk

The original WHO classification of processed meat as a carcinogen, placing it in the same category as tobacco and asbestos, was released last week in response to the report from the International Agency of Cancer Research (IACR). The WHO has now released a statement to clarify the risk, specifying that the recommendation was not to completely abstain from consuming processed meat, however, to reduce consumption, which would result in a reduced risk of colorectal cancer…Read More



A Biomarker for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Biomarker for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A group of proteins associated with inflammation has been found to be elevated in the blood of patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder…Read More





Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Increase Risk of Heart Failure

sweetened drinks increase risk of heart failure

New research published in the journal Heart provides evidence that sugar-sweetened drinks increase the risk of heart failure in men…Read More





One Night of Bad Sleep is Equal to Six Months of a High-Fat Diet

insulin sensitivity

According to a new study, one night of bad sleep results in a similar degree of insulin sensitivity as six months of a high fat diet…Read More





Is Snoring Keeping You Up At Night? Try Nora, the World’s First Smart Snoring Solution

Nora smart snoring solution

Nora is a non-invasive, inflatable pillow insert that moves your head to interrupt your snoring without waking you from sleep…Read More







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