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Covid-19 and mental health: Anxiety is affecting fertility

The feeling of anxiety and stress does have some long-term consequences. Doctors have long understood that infertility is a medical problem that can be triggered by stress, depression, and anxiety. By Dr Apurva Satish Amarnath The second wave of the pandemic continues to witness the constant struggle for the mental well-being of people. This pandemic […]

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Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful

Two Curtin research studies have found the excessive consumption of energy drinks, even sugar-free varieties, can cause significant damage to brain cells and increase the risks of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The research investigated links between the chronic consumption of energy drinks and a range of adverse health outcomes in mouse models. […]

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Ancestry tests affect race self-identification

A genetic ancestry test (GAT) can not only unearth deep family secrets, it also can change how people self-identify their race on surveys. A new study by Stanford sociologists delves into how such changes could affect data that demographers use to measure population shifts and monitor racial inequalities. Aliya Saperstein, associate professor of sociology, and […]

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UK readies for major reopening but new variant sparks worry

Travelers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step out of lockdown—but with clouds of worry on the horizon. Excitement at the reopening of travel and hospitality vied with anxiety that a more contagious virus variant first found in […]

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Preemie boys age faster as men, study shows

Boys born weighing less than a kilogram are miracles, but they do not age as well as the girls, according to new research from McMaster University. Researchers following a group of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies as well as their normal weight counterparts have found that, at least biologically, the premature or preemie boys […]

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Covid: Chia seeds can boost immunity in four ways – here’s how

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