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Can better gun safety practices improve teen suicide rates?

A new study conducted by Georgia State University researchers examining the risks of adolescent suicide by guns found that the teens did not display typical suicidal behaviors. These findings increase the need for strong gun safety measures in homes where teenagers live. Led by Dr. Melissa Osborne, clinical assistant professor of nursing in the Byrdine […]

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Box press-ups are the gentler way to build chest, shoulder and arm strength

Welcome to our weekly Move of the Week series. Every Monday, we’ll be sharing with you one of our favourite exercises – how to do them, what muscles they work and why they should be a regular part of your workout regime. This week: box press ups.  Press-ups might be a bodyweight exercise, but they’re […]

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High blood pressure: The best diet to lower hypertension – ‘strongest evidence’

High blood pressure: Doctor explains benefits of hibiscus tea We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to […]

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Healthy gut microbiome needed for skeletal muscles to fully grow after exercising, study suggests

If further research can identify the substances that the bacteria of the gut are making to help muscles grow following exercise, we might be able to use some of those substances to promote the growth of muscles in people suffering from the loss of muscle as typically seen with aging or cancer. That's according to […]

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Unique aspects of pancreatic cancer proteins could lead to early detection, new treatments

A large international collaboration led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has identified promising new targets for pancreatic cancer treatment and early diagnosis after examining various aspects of these tumors’ genes and proteins. Their findings, published online Sept. 16 in Cell, could offer hope to patients with this deadly disease. “Right now, […]