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New Horse Therapy Gives Hope to Cancer Patients: Study

Based on assumption that regular horse ride or getting in touch with a horse could radically improve the physical and psychological well-being of patients, a new horse therapy has become popular now. Horses give patients a sense of empowerment and a path to peace and tranquility. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside ...

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Peanut Allergy? Oral Immunotherapy Safe, Effective, says Study

For peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT) is safe and equally effective as it suppresses allergic immune responses to peanut in children, said a study. The OIT treatment of peanut allergy consists of eating small amount of peanut protein daily and increasing it gradually. As some studies have already shown that peanut OIT in older children can provide protection against potentially ...

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Increasing Filtered Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of Cirrhosis in Kidney: Study

Brushing aside the side effects of caffeine, drinking coffee may reduce cirrhosis or liver damage from food and alcohol, said a new study by researchers at Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Analyzing data of more than 430,000 participants, researchers found that drinking two additional cups of coffee daily has resulted in lowering the risk of developing cirrhosis by 44%. ...

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Changes in Teenagers’ Brains Not Negative But Faster, Productive: UCLA Study

All over the world, adolescence get a bad rap with parents grappling with their behavior changes, mood swings and raging hormones, of immaturity and rebellion. Daniel J. Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, however, says that it is all wrong. In his best-selling book, “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain,” Siegel writes about new findings to ...

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High Arsenic Found in US Red Wines, Health Risk Not Ruled Out

A team from the University of Washington found that out of 65 wines produced from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — all but one have arsenic levels far exceeding the limit permitted. The US Environmental Protection Agency allows drinking water to contain no more than 10 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic but ...

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Night Blindness Found in Dogs Too

Night blindness found humans is not confined to them alone but also dogs too can get affected with a form of night blindness, said researchers, which included an Indian-origin scientist. Known as Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB), those who have normal vision during the daytime can’t find objects in the night and it varies from person to person depending on ...

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Without Humans, How the World Would Have Been?

Without humans, the whole world would have looked like Serengeti, says a new study that projected a scenario of the natural worldwide diversity patterns of mammals in the absence of past and present humans. Since the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa, which reflects past human activities – and not climatic or other environmental constraints, the new ...

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Smokers Gain Weight after Quitting, Confirms Study

Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting, said a new study. For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked daily and current body mass index (BMI) are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, said researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain ...

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