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Cocoa could bring sweet relief to walking pain for people with peripheral artery disease

Consumption of cocoa may improve walking performance for patients with peripheral artery disease, according to the results of a small, preliminary, phase II research trial published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation Research. In a small study of 44 peripheral artery disease patients over age 60, those who drank a beverage containing flavanol-rich […]

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Wearable brain stimulation could safely improve motor function after stroke

A non-invasive, wearable, magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients, according to preliminary late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. In an initial, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial of 30 chronic ischemic stroke survivors, a new wearable, multifocal, transcranial, rotating, permanent magnet stimulator, or […]

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Cervical cancer could be eliminated within a century

Cervical cancer could be eliminated worldwide as a public health issue within the next century. This is the conclusion of two studies published today in The Lancet by an international consortium of researchers co-directed by Professor Marc Brisson from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre. The researchers are […]

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Microcomputer implanted in heart patients could improve prognosis

Microcomputer implanted inside heart failure patients could improve prognosis and quality of life The first microcomputer inside the heart for patients with heart failure could improve their prognosis and quality of life. Grandfather-of-seven Andrew Smith, 71, a retired chartered accountant from Truro in Cornwall, was one of the first UK patients to have it fitted, […]

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Moderate-intensity exercise with appetite suppressant supplement could boost fat loss

Moderate-intensity exercise combined with a supplement which suppresses appetite could boost the rate at which fat is burned in the human body, new research suggests. The new findings, published in the journal Metabolism, build on promising previous studies which showed that a substance known as inulin-propionate ester (IPE) reduced cravings for high-calorie foods and boosted […]