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Just one full-fat fizzy drink a day in your 40s may 'increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke'

Just one can of full-fat fizzy juice a day in middle-age may increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The 330ml sugar-laden beverages send cholesterol levels soaring, increasing the risk of clots that cut off blood supply to the heart or brain.

 

Vaping may raise the risk of oral infections and inflammation by altering the microbiome in the mouth, study suggests

Vaping could alter the mouth's microbiome and raise the risk of oral infections, a new study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette users were at 1.5 times greater risks of gum disease or infection that non-smokers.

 

‘Surviving is a real question’: can small farms endure under California’s landmark water law?

Nikiko Masumoto began her farming career in the summer of 2011, just as California was entering its worst drought in recorded history. Masumoto is the fourth generation of her family to farm this land in Del Rey: 80 organic acres of stone fruit in eastern Fresno county in California’s fertile Central Valley, its most perfect peaches bound for the epicurean Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley.

 

Polar Bears Are Increasingly Resorting to Cannibalism, Scientists Say

Scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences said Wednesday that there were increasing reports of bears attacking other bears for food, The Moscow Times reported.

 

Wildness in urban parks important for human well-being

As metropolises balloon with growth and sprawl widens the footprint of cities around the world, access to nature for people living in urban areas is becoming harder to find.

 

Shocking animation shows how the new coronavirus has outpaced SARS, MERS and Ebola to sicken more than 81,000 people worldwide

At first, the coronavirus outbreak spread slower than Ebola, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and swine flu. But, by Day 41 of their respective outbreaks, 243 were ill from Ebola, 182 were sickened by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), 520 had come down with swine flu, and 3,600 were infected with SARS. In comparison, on Day 41 of the coronavirus outbreak - February 12 - more than 41,700 people were infected worldwide.

 

Scientists Discover HIV-Like "Mutation" Which Makes Coronavirus Extremely Infectious

While mainstream scientists continue to perform mental gymnastics to insist that the new coronavirus wasn't man-made, new research from scientists in China and Europe reveal that the disease happens to have an 'HIV-like mutation' which allows it to bind with human cells up to 1,000 times stronger than the Sars virus, according to SCMP.

 

Why 80% of These Horses May Have Asthma

Horses, with their large lung and respiratory capacities, are very susceptible to respiratory disease. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of racehorses have asthma, according to research by Laurent L. Couëtil, DVM, Ph.D., director of Purdue University's Equine Sports Medicine Center, and colleagues.

 

Heart Attack or Panic Attack? How to Tell the Difference

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 805,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 605,000 are first heart attacks. Knowing the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early action will increase your chances of survival.

 

All Wrong About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease, a condition characterized by an accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, affects an estimated 5 million Americans; this number is expected to reach 14 million by 2060.

 
 
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