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Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these negative feelings -- and that is the bacteria in the gut or gut microbiome, as it is known.   Studying mice that become obese when put on a high-fat diet, the Joslin scientists fou...

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A new study is the first to find a significant link between asthma, hay fever and a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Over 15 years, 10.8 percent of patients with allergic diseases developed a psychiatric disorder, compared to only 6.7 percent of those without allergies. Monitoring the mental health of patients with allergies could help doctors care for their patients more effectively. &nb...

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Medical Research Council scientists have developed a new laboratory test to diagnose peanut allergy. The test has 98 per cent specificity and, unlike current options, it doesn't run the risk of false-positives or causing allergic reactions such as anaphylactic shock.   The simple blood test is five times more cost-efficient compared to the oral food challenge (OFC) -- the standard food alle...

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Last year researchers discovered that a particular craving for sweet things may be determined by a genetic variation. Now the researchers have discovered that people with this genetic disposition for a sweet tooth have less body fat.   People with a gene variation of FGF21 have a predisposition to less body fat than others, new research conducted at the University of Copenhagen, among other...

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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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food-allergy-linked-to-skin-exposure-and-genetics-study-finds

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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