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Breast milk sugar helps protect babies from Group B strep infection

Group B strep (GBS) are bacteria found normally in vagina, intestine and rectal area in about 33% of healthy pregnant women. Most pregnant women...
Gene

Gene plays the primary role in BMI and obesity transmission

Obesity, which means too much body fat, is a serious health issue. Being obese can increase the risk of many diseases. The World Health Organization...
Stenophlebia liaoningensis 42.2mm

The first Early Cretaceous damsel-dragonfly from western Liaoning, China

In the Jurassic and Cretaceous, damsel-dragonflies widely existed in Europe (e.g., Germany, Spain, England, and France). So far, only two damsel-dragonflies have been found from...
Blue Eyes

Scientists find people with blue eyes have one common ancestor

In a study, researchers found that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. The study was conducted by a team at the University...
Does our gut control our brain

Does our gut control our brain?

Humans are teeming with bacteria. The ones living in our guts are particularly important because they can dramatically influence our health, both positively and negatively. However,...
Stripe formation in zebrafish and zebra

How the zebrafish got its stripes

How the zebra got its stripes is a frequent topic in popular literature about the natural world. For developmental biologists, however, it is much easier...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...