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A more plant-based diet may improve cardiovascular health

Canada’s most recent food guide encourages Canadians to choose protein foods that come from plants more often. Dr. David Spence has long promoted the role of a more plant-based diet

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Attitudes towards abortion in the DRC suggest there are ways to overcome stigma

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), restrictive abortion laws, limited medical resources, and high costs—all heightened by two decades of conflict—have led to barriers in access to safe

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How do parents’ brains react to feedback about their child?

Parents appear to be extremely sensitive to feedback they receive about their child. Just how sensitive depends on the (‘rose-tinted’) glasses through which they look at their child. All this

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Consumption of added sugar doubles fat production

Too much sugar is unhealthy—that we know, but it’s not just down to the many calories. Even moderate amounts of added fructose and sucrose double the body’s own fat production

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Researchers discover deep sea microbes invisible to human immune pattern recognition

In the largest and deepest marine protected area in the world, a team of ocean experts peered over 3,000 meters below the surface to find new types of microbial organisms

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Rural hospitals match city cancer surgery outcomes

Compiled from 14 years of results at Mount Gambier Hospital, the study has lead author Associate Professor Matthias Wichmann—from Flinders Rural Health SA and Mount Gambier Hospital—saying it’s an important

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How neural circuits achieve a balance between excitation and inhibition

A team of researchers from Tübingen and Israel uncovers how brain structures can maintain function and stable dynamics even in unusual conditions. Their results might lay the foundations for better

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