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Wheat intolerance

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Τι είναι οι αμυγδαλές;   Οι αμυγδαλές είναι δύο μικροί αδένες στο λαιμό. Ο ρόλος τους είναι η καταπολέμηση μικροβίων στη νεαρή παιδική ηλικία. Μετά την ηλικία περίπου των τριών χρόνων, ο ρόλος των αμυγδαλών μειώνεται...

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Το Σύνδρομο πολυκυστικών ωοοθηκών (ΣΠΩ ή PCOS) είναι η πιο συχνή ορμονική διαταραχή στις γυναίκες.   Μπορεί να επηρεάσει τη γονιμότητα και την εμφάνιση προκαλώντας ακμή, σημαντική υπερτρίχωση προσώπου και σώματος ή λ...

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Ο καρκίνος του προστάτη είναι από τους συχνότερους καρκίνους στους άντρες. Η πάθηση δεν δίνει κανένα σύμπτωμα στα αρχικά στάδια, όπου η νόσος είναι αντιμετωπίσιμη. Έτσι, η έγκαιρη διάγνωση γίνεται μόνο με τον ετήσιο προ...

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Specific bacteria in the small intestine are crucial for fat absorption A new study -- one of a few to concentrate on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tract -- shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods. Over time, the steady presence of these microbes can lead to over-nutrition and obesity....

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Infant and childhood food allergy has now been linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors that must coexist to trigger the allergy, reports a new study. Those factors include genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. The good news is factors...

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Despite seeing it millions of times in pretty much every picture book, every novel, every newspaper and every email message, people are essentially unaware of the more common version of the lowercase print letter "g," Johns Hopkins researchers have found. Most people don't even know that two forms of the letter -- one usually handwritten, the other typeset -- exist. And if they do, they can't wri...

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Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.    For the first time, scientists at Caltech have induced natural sensations in the arm of a paralyzed man by stimulating a certain region of the brain with a tiny array of electrodes. The patient has a high-lev...

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Chia seeds, Moringa powder, Açai or Goji berries, the list of foods with alleged health benefits is increasing constantly. Health-conscious consumers love “superfoods” that are attributed stress-reducing and detoxifying properties as well as properties strengthening the immune system. Now, in the cold season in particular, there is a growing trend of consumers to use not only proven household...

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Thirty-one toddlers who were born prematurely participated. For three months, half took a daily dietary supplement that contained a special combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and half took a placebo. The group that took the daily omega fatty acid supplement exhibited a greater reduction in ASD symptoms than those who took the placebo, according to ratings provided by the children's pa...

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Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their wellbeing and emotional health, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Psychology Research and Behavior Management.   Researchers worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school's existing empathy-based programming...

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