Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Fresh research offers further information on the potential for diet drinks — that is, beverages sweetened with artificial sugar substitutes — to harm cardiovascular health. Artificially sweetened soft drinks may raise the risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10…

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Why Emily Ratajkowski Is Wearing Underwear to Go on a Bodega Run

Look up inamorata in the dictionary and you’ll learn it means «a person’s female lover.» Turn the definition on its head and you’ve got the jumping off point for the latest additions to Emily Ratajkowski’s collection Inamorata BODY—a new line that includes bralettes, panties, bodysuits, bandeau tops, and more. «It has the Rata in it,…

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How can estrogen help control type 2 diabetes?

New research finds that estrogen improves insulin sensitivity and details the mechanism behind this effect. The findings have a «profound impact on our understanding of obesity and diabetes, as well as potential dietary interventions,» say the researchers. The female sex hormone may have significant metabolic benefits. About 84 million people in the United States are…

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Medical News Today: Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline

As we age, we may experience a decline in our mental ability. A recent study has concluded that chronic inflammation in midlife might speed up this decline as we get older. Could influencing inflammation slow cognitive decline? The average age of the population of the United States is gradually increasing, so conditions of old age…

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Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets

There are many instances in medicine when it would be helpful to stop, or greatly slow down, time. Doing so could spare a limb from amputation, prevent paralysis after a stroke or save your life following a heart attack. Across the tree of life, there are many organisms that can essentially cheat time by decelerating…

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