Intense light may boost heart health

A novel use of intense light therapy may help decrease the tissue damage experienced during heart attacks, reveals new research in mice. New research introduces a potential novel therapy for heart attacks. The study, out of the University of Colorado and appearing in the journal Cell Reports, shows that exposing lab mice to intense light for […]

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Tredegar health centre: Park land sale could boost £10m project

Part of a public park could be sold to a health board developing a £10m health and wellbeing centre. The so-called “super surgery” on the site of the former Tredegar General Hospital would take over land currently used for sport at Bedwellty Park. Blaenau Gwent council officers say most people welcomed the plans in consultation, […]

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Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

Scientists hope a new type of medication could boost healthy growth in children born with dwarfism. Sam Short, nine, from south London has been on the treatment for three years as part of an international trial. It is experimental but experts hope the drug can stop some of the medical complications linked to stunted growth. […]

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Insulin can boost your immune system, here’s how

Insulin, a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets, boosts immune health, according to a new study. Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) scientists have identified a specific insulin signalling pathway that, when activated, revs up the response of T cells in the immune system to divide rapidly and secrete cytokines, chemical messenger […]

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Technology, health care boost stocks

New York The market’s biggest winners this year, technology and health care, powered U.S. stock indexes to more all-time highs on Tuesday. Huge technology companies like Apple and Facebook continued their ascent, while strong reports from companies including medical device maker Medtronic and construction and technical services company Jacobs Engineering helped health care and industrial […]

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Eating almonds could boost ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels, suggests new study

They make a great go-to snack and are packed with nutritious goodness, so it may come as little surprise that eating almonds on a regular basis could boost levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, dubbed the ‘good’ cholesterol, while improving the way it removes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (or ‘bad’ cholesterol), according to a new study. The researchers […]

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