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A study of comet motions indicates that the Solar System has a second alignment plane. Analytical investigation of the orbits of long-period comets shows that...

Smart cruise control helps drivers make better decisions

Vehicle manufacturers offer smart features such as lane and braking assist to aid drivers in hazardous situations when human reflexes may not be fast...

The obesity paradox: Obese patients fare better than others after heart surgery

The World Health Organization has declared obesity to be a global epidemic that “threatens to overwhelm both developed and developing countries.” However, is obesity always...

Scientists find how COVID-19 could lead to runaway inflammation

In a new study, researchers address a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? They found how the...

This common food can worsen inflammatory bowel disease

Diet remains an important part of disease prevention and management. In a new study, researchers found that consumption of fructose (i.e. fruit sugar) may worsen...

Largest study confirms children much less likely to catch COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that children and young people are around 40% percent less likely to be infected than adults when exposed...

This drug boosts survival in people with type 2 diabetes and COVID-19

Sitagliptin, a drug to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, also improves survival in diabetic patients hospitalized with COVID-19, suggests a multicenter observational...

Common cold may help protect you from COVID-19

Seasonal colds are by all accounts no fun, but new research suggests the colds you have had in the past may provide some protection...

Resistance training: here’s why it’s so effective for weight loss

Weight lifting, also known as resistance training, has been practised for centuries as a way of building muscular strength. Research shows that resistance training, whether...

New COVID-19 vaccine can produce strong immune response in older people

In a new study, researchers found that an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates...

High-fiber diet may help reduce gut inflammation

Dietary oat bran can offset chronic gastrointestinal damage caused by radiotherapy. Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients...

COVID-19 could reduce this hormone in men, increasing death risk

In a new study, researchers found that COVID-19 may deteriorate men's testosterone levels. They found as men's testosterone level decreases, the probability for them to...

This cholesterol-lowering drug can help boost heart artery function

In a new study at Johns Hopkins Medicine, researchers found that a six-week course of a cholesterol-lowering medication improved the function of the coronary...

This asthma drug may treat Alzheimer’s disease, study shows

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 47 million people worldwide and its prevalence is expected to triple to more than...

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

A top goal in cosmology is to precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, a daunting exercise for even the most...

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