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Exercise improves health through changes on DNA

Professor Romain Barrès | cbmr.ku.dk Six weeks of physical exercise led to changes in the epigenetic information of skeletal muscle cells in young men. These changes took place in areas of the genome that have been linked to disease. Scientists … Continue reading

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Children who develop asthma have lung function deficits as neonates

Nathaniel Dunford EurekAlert Children who develop asthma by age seven have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates, a new study from researchers in Denmark suggests. “Previous research on the relationship between neonatal lung function and the … Continue reading

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Rainforest plant combats multi-resistant bacterial strains

Jes Gitz Holler EurekAlert Aggressive infections in hospitals are an increasing health problem worldwide. The development of bacterial resistance is alarming. Now a young Danish scientist has found a natural substance in a Chilean rainforest plant that effectively supports the … Continue reading

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Cellular aging increases risk of heart attack and early death

Borge Nordestgaard EurekAlert Every cell in the body has chromosomes with so-called telomeres, which are shortened over time and also through lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity. Researchers have long speculated that the shortening of telomeres increases the risk … Continue reading

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Sunshine linked to fatherhood: Vitamin D boosts sperm quality

Source: Daily Mail Would-be fathers should make the most of the next sunny day by taking off their shirt and topping up their tan. A study of 340 men found that vitamin D,  produced by the body when exposed to … Continue reading

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