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  • Vehicle exhaust pollutants linked to near doubling in risk of common eye condition
    Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, suggests new research.... Read more »
  • Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk
    Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests new research.... Read more »
  • Lifestyle counselling and mobile application helped people change their lifestyle
    Finnish StopDia study yielded promising preliminary results in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle guidance in a group and application that supports the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits helped participants to reduce their waist circumference and improve their dietary habits. For example, their fruit and vegetable consumption increased.... Read more »
  • Fecal transplants to help save koalas
    Fecal transplants are helping expand koala microbiomes, allowing the marsupials to eat a wider range of eucalypts and possibly survive habitat loss. A study has analyzed and altered microbes in koalas' guts, finding that a fecal transplant may influence what species of eucalypt koalas can feed on.... Read more »
  • A lack of self control during adolescence is not uniquely human
    Impulsiveness in adolescence isn't just a phase, it's biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains of other primates go through very similar changes, particularly in the areas that affect self-control.... Read more »