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Chronic cocaine use and brain aging
Scientists at the University of Cambridge reported that chronic cocaine abuse speeds up the process of brain aging. It means people who are dependent on cocaine are at greater risk of age-related loss of grey matter in the brain.
The study involved 120 participants. Half of them had a dependence on cocaine and the others did not have the history of substance abuse disorders. Scientists scanned the...
The simple way to stay healthy
According to a research, children whose families eat together during mealtimes are healthier and have a lower risk to become overweight.
Researchers at Rutgers University, New Jersey have found out that children who often ate with their families had a lower body mass index and also consumed more fruits, vegetables, fiber, calcium-rich foods and vitamins. Moreover, they ate less unhealthy foods su...
What may cause eating disorders?
According to a research, lack of support due to traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault may cause eating disorders. In young people even changing school or moving home may lead to anorexia or bulimia.
‘The aim of our study was to find out if there was any link between transitional events in family life and the onset of eating disorders. Eating diso...
New treatment for dandruff is needed
A lot of people suffer dandruff and that is why scientists are looking for new treatment for flaking and itching.
Claudiu T. Supuran and colleagues explain that dandruff appears due to an excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Irritation by the scalp-dwelling fungus Malassezia globosa is a cause of dandruff. The authors say that new medications for this condition are needed b...
Are artificial sweeteners dangerous?
According to a new research, mice have a higher risk of developing cancer after consuming the popular British-made low-calorie artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda).
A great number of people in the world consume artificial sweeteners that can be found in different foods and drinks, such as soft drinks, cakes, foods for diabetics and medicines.
Dr Morando Soffritti, a director of the R...