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Female intuition could be linked to lower exposure to testosterone in women while in womb

71200 So-called “female intuition” could actually have a biological component, related to the lower prenatal exposure to testosterone women receive in the womb. This would lead them to have a “more intuitive and less reflective” attitude to life than men. These are the results of a study carried out by Spanish researchers from the University… Seguir Leyendo Female intuition could be linked to lower exposure to testosterone in women while in womb

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Drug that strengthens analgesic effect of opioids without increasing constipation tested

71043 Scientists from the University of Granada have taken part, alongside the Esteve laboratory, in the development of a new drug that multiplies the analgesic effect of opioids (drugs for treating intense pain), without increasing constipation, one of the most common side-effects of these drugs, among which is morphine. This important scientific breakthrough has been… Seguir Leyendo Drug that strengthens analgesic effect of opioids without increasing constipation tested

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Exercising during pregnancy enhances maternal health

70212 Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of suffering illnesses such as hypertension and gestational diabetes, or of having a premature birth or a birth by Caesarean; furthermore, it also has negative effects on the newly-born and increases the risk of infants being overweight by 30%. Aware of the importance of preventing gestational… Seguir Leyendo Exercising during pregnancy enhances maternal health

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High-protein diets, like the Dukan diet, increase the risk of developing kidney disease

ENGFRTRAD 69964 High-protein diets, like the popular Dr. Dukan diet, increase the long-term risk of developing kidney disease and have a negative effect on renal urinary and morphological markers. What’s more, they may promote serious pathologies like nephrolithiasis (calcium kidney stones) because they drastically reduce urinary citrate (an inhibitor of calcium salt crystallization) and urinary… Seguir Leyendo High-protein diets, like the Dukan diet, increase the risk of developing kidney disease

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Mothers that have a vaginal birth without epidural anesthesia are happier

69317 An article published in the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria reveals that the attitude of healthcare personnel, along with starting early breast-feeding, are another two factors that help in increasing the mothers’ level of satisfaction The research was carried out by scientists from the University of Granada Nursing Dept. and the “San Cecilio” University Hospital (Granada,… Seguir Leyendo Mothers that have a vaginal birth without epidural anesthesia are happier

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Circulating tumor cells in blood can predict a patient’s response to chemotherapy

68614XXScientists from Granada have demonstrated, for the first time, that detecting circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in blood and studying the presence of certain genetic markers in them is a technique that allows specialists to predict, with great precision, the response that advanced-cancer patients will have to chemotherapy, as well as the associated secondary effects they… Seguir Leyendo Circulating tumor cells in blood can predict a patient’s response to chemotherapy

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Spanish scientists grow artificial skin using umbilical stem cells

68546 This important scientific breakthrough, developed by the University of Granada, will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed. One of the problems major burn victims have is that, using the current protocols for artificial skin, they… Seguir Leyendo Spanish scientists grow artificial skin using umbilical stem cells

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Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your body fat level is

68455 University of Granada researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences have scientifically disproven the old belief that eating chocolate is fattening. In an article published this week in the journal Nutrition, the authors have shown that higher consumption of chocolate is associated with lower levels of… Seguir Leyendo Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your body fat level is

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Melatonin stimulates appearance of ‘beige fat’ that can burn calories instead of storing them

67310 Melatonin is a natural hormone segregated by the body and melatonin levels generally increase in the dark at night. It is also found in fruit and vegetables like mustard, Goji berries, almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom, fennel, coriander and cherries. Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the… Seguir Leyendo Melatonin stimulates appearance of ‘beige fat’ that can burn calories instead of storing them

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Melatonin stimulates appearance of ‘beige fat’ that can burn calories instead of storing them

67310 Melatonin is a natural hormone segregated by the body and melatonin levels generally increase in the dark at night. It is also found in fruit and vegetables like mustard, Goji berries, almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom, fennel, coriander and cherries. Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the… Seguir Leyendo Melatonin stimulates appearance of ‘beige fat’ that can burn calories instead of storing them