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Research: Eating disorders more prevalent among Muslim adolescents than Christian

The incidence of eating disorders was found to be 2.3-fold higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian classmates. Similarly, body dissatisfaction was 1.8-fold higher in the former group. Finally, as a general conclusion, an average of one in four adolescents suffers some type of eating disorder, and 15% suffers body dissatisfaction. These were the… Seguir Leyendo Research: Eating disorders more prevalent among Muslim adolescents than Christian

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Scientists discover KCNH2 gene mutation in patients with long QT syndrome

Researchers from the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of the University of Granada have identified the most frequent mutations in the gene KCNH2 in patients with long QT syndrome. Long Qt syndrome is a disorder of cardiac ionic channels that approximately affects one in every 2,500 people and may cause torsade de pointes episodes, which… Seguir Leyendo Scientists discover KCNH2 gene mutation in patients with long QT syndrome

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Scientists analyze relationship between drug abuse, recognition of basic emotions

University of Granada scientists have been the first to analyze the relation between drug abuse and recognition of basic emotions (happiness, surprise, wrath, fear, sadness and disgust) by drug-abusers. Thus, the study revealed that drug-abusers have difficulty to identify negative emotions by their facial expression: wrath, disgust, fear and sadness. Further, regular abuse of alcohol,… Seguir Leyendo Scientists analyze relationship between drug abuse, recognition of basic emotions

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Mother’s Milk Improves The Physical Condition Of Future Adolescents

Breast feeding new born babies has lots of advantages in the short and in the long-term for babies. A study has confirmed the recently discovered benefits, which had not been researched until now. Adolescents who are breast fed at birth have stronger leg muscles than those who received artificial milk. Enrique García Artero, the principal… Seguir Leyendo Mother’s Milk Improves The Physical Condition Of Future Adolescents

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Mother’s milk improves the physical condition of future adolescents

Enrique García Artero, the principal author of the study and researcher at the University of Granada pointed out that, “Our objective was to analyse the relationship between the duration of breastfeeding babies and their physical condition in adolescence”. “The results suggest further beneficial effects and provide support to breast feeding as superior to any other… Seguir Leyendo Mother’s milk improves the physical condition of future adolescents

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Junk food fan? Drinking tea could keep the pounds at bay

Drinking tea may prevent weight gain caused by a junk food diet.Researchers found regular consumption of tea also suppressed damaging changes in the blood linked to fatty foods that can lead to type 2 diabetes. They said the research on mice could signal another set of health benefits from tea drinking if they are confirmed… Seguir Leyendo Junk food fan? Drinking tea could keep the pounds at bay

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Study reports role of cFLIP in breast cancer cells’ resistance to TRAIL-induced apoptosis

This finding might very useful for scientists, that could design cancer therapies aimed at interfering the action of this protein. Such was the conclusion drawn by the researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER), in collaboration with the University of Granada. Researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and… Seguir Leyendo Study reports role of cFLIP in breast cancer cells’ resistance to TRAIL-induced apoptosis

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New Method for Accurate Diagnosis of Gall Bladder Cancer

Researchers a the University of Granada and the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves at Granada found that the metabolic imaging diagnosis technique — based on the analysis of a structural analog of glucose labeled with a positron-emitting compound (18F) — allows early diagnosis of gall bladder cancer, a relatively rare disease… Seguir Leyendo New Method for Accurate Diagnosis of Gall Bladder Cancer