Biologists develop method for antibiotic susceptibility testing

A team of biologists and biomedical researchers has developed a new method to determine if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics within a few hours, an advance that could slow the appearance of drug resistance and allow doctors to more rapidly identify the appropriate treatment for patients with life threatening bacterial infections.
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Leptin, Thyroid, and Weight Loss

It is very common for overweight individuals to have a majority of the symptoms associated with a hypothyroid-like condition. This is especially true for those who have a history of yo-yo dieting or have difficulty losing weight by cutting back on calories and trying to exercise more.

A great deal of confusion exists among patients and the medical community itself regarding the precise role that thyroid hormone plays in obesity. This is partly because thyroid lab tests often don&#8217…

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Scientists overcome missing data to demonstrate ART effectiveness in HIV-infected infants

Scientists have demonstrated that the issue of missing data can be successfully overcome using appropriate statistical methods, and as a result, they were able to show how early initiation of ART in infants allows the infant’s immune system to be properly reconstructed.
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Cate’s journey-join me

2007- Lost 36kg in 28 weeks, following the Cohen's Lifestyle Program. 2013- hovering about 4kg above the weight I would like to be. I stay in the forum to maintain my enthusiasm & to help keep me committed to a healthy lifestyle. I eat most foods in moderation, but very little take-away or processed food. (Edited 31/03/2013)
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Hi, I have been on the Cohen's Lifestyle program for 9 weeks today.
I am 175cm tall, my start weight was 105kg[was…

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Tumor-suppressing gene works by restraining mobile genetic elements that can lead to genomic instability

The most commonly mutated gene in cancer, p53, works to prevent tumor formation by keeping mobile elements in check that otherwise lead to genomic instability, researchers have found.
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My anonymous outlet to the internet

Tomorrow 22 January 2016 I will start on my path to a new me. In the school year of 2013-14 I gained 30 lbs and it is that 30 lbs that I need to loose to go from the middle of the overweight scale back to the middle of the normal weight scale. Boobs and ass according to my fiance look great, and he does not want me to loose the ass, but for me I feel heavy, out of shape and done. I need a change, I do not want to be obese like my parents and grandparents, I want control. That 30 lbs the…<b…

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How to stay slim in your 30s, 40s and 50s

Can you beat age-related weight gain? We asked the experts for their diet and exercise tips for women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. 

What is the ‘middle age spread’?

The term ‘middle-age spread’ has been etched into ageing lore, yet unflattering connotations ignore the naturalness of physiological change. Expecting to weigh the same at 30 as 18 is folly according to clinical psychologist Louise Adams from Treat Yourself Well.

“Our body weight at age 18 is for man…

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Friendly Flora Improves Fatty Liver Disease

Fifty-two patients diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were placed on a lifestyle improvement plan and probiotic/prebiotic supplement twice a day for 28 weeks; the control group of patients only did lifestyle improvement. At the end of the study, the supplemented group improved their liver enzymes, reduced liver inflammation, and had a 300% reduction in the formation of fibrous tissue liver injury, compared to the control group.

This is the latest study highlighting the ex…

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A green view through a classroom window can improve students’ performance

High school students perform better on tests if they are in a classroom with a view of a green landscape, rather than a windowless room or a room with a view of built space, according to new research.
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Green Tea Extract Lowers Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar & Inflammation

A dietary supplement of green tea has now been shown to help lower multiple factors associated with the metabolic syndrome in overweight adults.

The 56 participants in this study were classified as obese, insulin resistant, and hypertensive, meaning they already had multiple difficult metabolic issues similar to millions of Americans. Amazingly they took a relatively small daily amount of green tea extract standardized for 208 mg of the most potent antioxidant catechin, epigallocatech…

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